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  1. Know a special shop? Say ‘thanks’ with this.

    Posted by on February 14, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    It’s Valentine’s Day! Even if you’re not the mushy, romantic type, we can all agree on this: our enduring love for all things fabric and yarn. That’s enough of a reason to celebrate, right? All of us here at Martingale can agree on something else, too: we love YOU! Yes, you—our readers. Thank you for […]


  2. YOUR turn to design: start with easy quilt-block patterns

    When designer Katy Jones released her first book, 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks, she inspired thousands of quilters to ask, “What can I do with quilt blocks—but no quilt pattern?” Katy convinced them: plenty! Now Katy’s back with 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks Volume 2, featuring even more ways to play. Blocks from 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks […]


  3. Quirky question: your love story – with quilting

    Posted by on February 12, 2014, 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: “Hearty Blend Lite” from Coffee-Time Quilts by Cathy Wierzbicki. Download the eBook for $10.17 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below. Valentine’s […]


  4. Advice to seasoned quilters…from a beginner (+ videos)

    Can I tell you a secret, dear reader? I love quilts. I’ll never get tired of seeing new quilts on the walls of the Martingale office, with their beautiful, bright patterns. Even three years later, I am still utterly in love with the two quilts my husband and I received for our wedding, one from […]


  5. How’d they DO that? Simplest blocks = most beautiful quilts (+ sale)

    Posted by on February 10, 2014, in quilting & sewing,

    Quilts featuring basic blocks (think Rail Fence, Nine Patch, Log Cabin, and the like) often result in quick, easy, and beautiful quilts. But when you combine these kinds of basic blocks into a single quilt, magic can happen. Turns out quilt blocks are just like quilters themselves. They have the most fun when they play […]


  6. Quirky question: oh, how we love yarn (+ 50% OFF)

    Posted by on February 7, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    Welcome back to the monthly Quirky Question—where the question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free. Right: from Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland. SALE ALERT: only $6.50! Can you believe it’s February already? The year is officially in full swing. We’re busy preparing for a fun […]


  7. Appliqué amateur? Go pro with easy wool appliqué (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Love the appliqué look, but flustered by technique? Award-winning designer Gretchen Gibbons has your solution: appliqué with wool. With no raw edges to worry about—plus the ability to pin, glue, or staple (yes, staple) appliqué patterns to background fabrics—wool will simplify your appliqué to the point of practically making you a pro, even on your […]


  8. Quirky question: your go-to quilting gadget

    Posted by on February 5, 2014, 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: “All in a Row” from Simple Comforts by Kim Diehl. Save 20% on the book this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below. […]


  9. Free quilt pattern for batiks—and Jelly Rolls!

    Are you a quilter who loves batiks, buys batiks, and stashes batiks…and doesn’t know quite what to do with them? For many quilters, batiks are easy to acquire; the challenge is finding just the right quilt patterns for batiks. Today, batik lovers are in luck! Cheryl Brown, author of Quilt Batik!, has kindly allowed us […]


  10. 50+ quilt/knit/crochet books on sale! Take a look…

    Posted by on February 3, 2014, in quilting & sewing,

    SAVE 20% on your choice of more than 50 books and eBooks this week only! Choose printed books for your home library, or download eBooks and start a new project minutes from now. Plus, get FREE SHIPPING when you spend $40 or more.* Offer ends at midnight on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Get inspired to […]