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  1. 3 cool quilting shortcuts—have you tried ‘em? (+ sale)

    If you’re always on the lookout for quilting shortcuts and timesavers that’ll help you get more quilts done in less time (like enlarging blocks with Courthouse Steps frames, right), this post is for you. Perhaps you already have a mental catalog full of shortcuts. Today get ready to make room for more! Whether you like […]


  2. Start knitting socks TODAY—for just $5!

    If you’ve been waiting to start knitting socks, now’s a perfect time to start! Why? Because this weekend we’re offering a BIG flash sale on Sensational Knitted Socks, an all-in-one primer by renowned sock expert Charlene Schurch. Charlene covers everything from how to choose yarn to basic sock construction and techniques. Itching to stitch your […]


  3. Favorite fun and easy sewing projects

    Posted by on March 27, 2014, in quilting & sewing,

    Do you have favorite patterns that you find yourself sewing again and again? What makes your go-to patterns worth repeating? Are they fun, quick, pretty, versatile? Just plain useful? All of the above? Well, here at Martingale we have our favorite fun sewing projects too. And because no quilter or sewist can ever have too […]


  4. Quirky question: while you were quilting…

    Posted by on March 26, 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: “Windblown Swallows” by Jean Van Bockel, from Meadowbrook Quilts. Get the eBook for $10.17 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below. Most […]


  5. Sew half-square triangles from strips? Learn how (video + fabric giveaway!)

    Some of the most beautiful quilts on earth are chock-full of what can be a most tedious pieced unit: the half-square triangle. Popular designer Gerri Robinson is captivated by those little light-and-dark units, and she features them front and center in many of the quilts in her book, A Cut Above—but she doesn’t bat an […]


  6. Look outside! Let spring inspire your next quilt (+ sale!)

    March 20th has come and gone, and you know what that means. It’s 100% official: spring is here! Time to step outside, breathe in fresh air, and marvel at nature’s new zest for life. Nature has inspired crafters, artisans, and artists around the world for—well, as long as the world has been around—and quilters are […]


  7. Your how-to-crochet kit awaits (+ giveaway!)

    Are you itching to learn how to crochet? Getting started can be the hardest part. You may be wondering what supplies you need, what books or patterns are the best for beginners, or even where to get help if you need it. If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, then you’ve come to the right […]


  8. Should you join a quilt guild? Answer 3 questions to find out

    East Side Quilters, Castleton, New York Do you quilt alone—but not always by choice? Are you wondering if there are quilters like you right down the block, or just across town? Are you surrounded by good-intentioned family and friends who just don’t get the work you put into that quilt you gave them? If you […]


  9. Quirky question: the secret life of a quilter

    Posted by on March 19, 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! At right: Interlocking Friendship Quilt by Robin Strobel (available as a downloadable ePattern). See a slideshow of our top ten ePatterns below. A quilter’s life is comprised of […]


  10. From Moda to Martingale: a family sews up success (+ fabric giveaway!)

    What can be accomplished by a mother-and-two-daughters team that loves to sew? How about five fabric lines for Moda, a popular pattern line, and now a book featuring their easy, cute sewing projects? Cheers to the family that plays together! In Sweet and Simple Sewing, Jessi Jung, Carrie Jung, and Lauren Jung offer a mix […]