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  1. Best books about quilts: your top ten of 2013

    Right: Do you know what book this quilt detail comes from? That book is our #1 bestselling book of 2013! (Hint: it’s perfect for your scrap basket.) This year you came, you saw, you quilted. And now on this last day of the year, it’s time to reveal your favorite quilt books of 2013! Find […]

  2. Quilting through 2014, season by season (+ sale)

    Left: “Love Blooms” by Heather Mulder Peterson, from the eBook Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures—only $11.99 through January 5. Choices about making a quilt often depend on the inspiration at hand. And there’s arguably nothing that inspires quilters more than the seasons. Each season holds its own magic. Though they feature transformations we’ve witnessed time […]

  3. Happy holidays! And for those of you still sewing…

    Posted by on December 23, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    “To All a Good Night” quilt and “Joy to the World” pillow from ’Tis the Season Another year is coming to a close…and what a year it’s been at Stitch This! We’ve given away more freebies than ever, packed the year with special sales, seen posts go viral (like this one), and oh yeah—Martingale has […]

  4. Your top 10 knit + crochet books of 2013

    You’ve been waiting all year for this. And now the wait is over. Before we head home to celebrate the holiday and the New Year with our families, we’re revealing the top ten knit and crochet books of 2013—chosen by you! We could tell you what makes each of these books special (aside from the […]

  5. Easy quilts to sew in a weekend

    Picture this: "You have a wide-open weekend coming up with nothing on your schedule. No chores to do, no errands to run, nowhere you need to be, nothing to do but…sew. Ah, bliss!" That’s the inviting scenario described in Easy Weekend Quilts. So let’s make that blissful quilting-only weekend your reality. We’ll get the ball […]

  6. Quirky question: share (and discover) holiday traditions

    Posted by on December 18, 2013, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Right: “Joseph’s Coat” from Scrap Frenzy by Sally Schneider. Only $10.17 for the eBook through December 29 (see a slideshow of projects below). Spending a quiet Christmas Eve […]

  7. Lift your spirits: stories of charity quilts, shared by you

    In September, as part of our second Share the Warmth Charity Quilt Drive, we invited you to tell us about your charitable giving in the form of quilts—and you responded with great passion. Today we are honored to compile your ideas for giving to charity-quilt organizations into a list that all quilters can use to […]

  8. 18 tips for collecting – and using! – quilt scraps (+ sale)

    Fun fabric fact: the National Quilting Association won’t consider quilts made from scraps in their scrap-quilt category unless they feature a minimum of 75 different fabrics. Whoa! And although we don’t employ any quilt police here, the number the NQA suggests offers insight into what can take a scrap quilt from good to gorgeous: plaids, […]

  9. Want to change the world? Here’s how.

    Posted by on December 13, 2013, in crochet & knitting, ,

    Last year Martingale collected a plethora of pillowcases and toys for charity. At its core, Martingale is a group of fiber artists and quilters who are passionate about spreading creativity. We’ve discovered that our craft can do much more than inspire: it can change the world. Over the years, we’ve taken the realization to heart […]

  10. It’s back! 53 animal quilt blocks to paper piece (+ giveaway!)

    More than 15 years ago, an adorable book filled with patterns for quilted animals debuted—and caused nothing short of a stampede. It quickly sold more than 150,000 copies (just think of all the animal offspring it generated!). Ever since the book went out of print, quilters who missed the original have been waiting patiently for […]