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  1. Quirky question: how’d you get so creative?

    Posted by on April 16, 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: “Vintage Bow Ties” by Karen Costello Soltys, from Bits and Pieces. Get the eBook for $11.39 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book […]


  2. Baby animal quilts on parade (+ giveaway!)

    Twice a year, I have the privilege of attending International Quilt Market. It’s part of my job and there’s a lot of work involved, but it’s fun work that results in a satisfying exhaustion. We’re there to showcase our books and authors, meet our customers, and see what’s new in design trends, fabrics, and notions. […]


  3. Smart block patterns for scrap quilts (+ sale!)

    Whether you have a bagful, a few drawers full, or a room full of scraps, get ready to celebrate them! Today we’re sharing ideas for quilting with scraps—with one important consideration in mind: choosing blocks that are perfect for the scrappy approach. If you’ve ever wished that you could stitch scrappy blocks with abandon—without worrying […]


  4. Hate finishing? How to knit seamless sweaters

    How many times have you completed the bulk of a sweater pattern, just to leave the pieces unfinished in your WIP basket? How many times have you paid someone else to sew those sweaters together because you just really hate the finishing? If that’s you, you’re not alone! Turns out, there are many, many knitters […]


  5. Quiz: how many of these quilt-block designs have you made?

    Today we’ve got a quilting query for you: how many classic quilt blocks have you made? We’ve scoured the ultimate resource for traditional quilt blocks, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks, in search of the some of the most timeless, classic quilt blocks we know. And now we want to know if you’ve sewn these pretty pieces […]


  6. Quirky question: “ugly” quilts?

    Posted by on April 9, 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! Today we’re spotlighting A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts by Julie Popa (eBook only). See a slideshow of all 19 projects from the book below. It’s time to […]


  7. Q&A with Kim Diehl + new scrappy quilts + fabric giveaway!

    It’s been two years since Kim Diehl released a collection of quilt patterns in her “Simple” series of books—and if you’ve been counting, her new book is lucky #7. This latest bunch of warm, welcoming quilts are as gorgeous as ever, and as always, they speak to lovers of scrappy quilts. “Farm-Girl Finery,” “Sprigs and […]


  8. Country-cottage style: 9 tips for getting it with quilts (+ sale!)

    SHARING BIG NEWS Here at Martingale, we’re feeling both sad and excited. As our longtime President and CEO, Tom Wierzbicki, is leaving for different adventures, we’re looking ahead to a new chapter in Martingale history. You might know our incoming Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer from her work as the Crafts Group Content Chief at […]


  9. Lend a hand: donate quilts, cash to Oso mudslide victims, families, workers

    As images and stories about the devastation created by the mudslide in Oso, Washington, began to surface on March 22, we were all greatly concerned. Oso is less than an hour’s drive from our office, and news of such a disastrous event, so close to our own homes, has affected us all. We are reaching […]


  10. If you dream it, you can create it (+40% OFF)

    Posted by on April 4, 2014, in crochet & knitting,

    It was Thomas Edison who said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. If there’s one thing knitters and crocheters know about, it’s the 99%—the patience, determination, and perspiration that go into each stitch. And today we want to talk about the inspiration! Antje Gillingham, author of Knitting Circles around Socks, had a bit […]