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  1. Beyond basic borders, day 1: pieced quilt borders (+ sale)

    You’ve spent hours, weeks, months (years?) on a quilt. You’ve lovingly selected colors, carefully contemplated fabrics, and cut, pieced, and appliquéd to the best of your ability. It’s official: the center of your quilt is finally done! Now, what about a border? Think of a border as a picture frame: it adds structure, balance, and […]


  2. Love flowers? Try garden-inspired knitting

    Summer is here! The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and inspiration is everywhere. Whether you’re a confident beginner or an advanced stitcher, now is the perfect time to let Mother Nature inspire your knitting. Read on for two ways to incorporate flowers into your knitting designs. For the confident beginner: knitted embellishments […]


  3. Blog hop: fun Christmas projects to start now (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Welcome to our holly-jolly blog hop for a brand-new book of Christmas sewing patterns: Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place. Ten Martingale authors plus a few blogging friends are choosing their favorite projects from the book to share with you. Follow along for 11 chances to win the eBook! We can’t help but be jolly […]


  4. Staff show-and-tell: look what we made!

    You may have guessed that we’re a creative bunch here in the office. Of our 34 employees, 26 of us sew and quilt. Pretty great percentage, eh? And that doesn’t even count the knitters or crochet addicts! A typical Monday morning will include show-and-share of someone’s completed weekend project. If we hear any ooohs or […]


  5. Strip quilts at lightning speed: Kathy Brown’s secret (video)

    Easy strip-quilt patterns are a favorite—and why wouldn’t they be? In the time it takes to do dinner and a movie, you can sew a simple strip-pieced quilt top from start to finish. When many quilts take weeks or months to compete, strip quilts are akin to sewing at the speed of lightning! If you’ve […]


  6. Quilts with flowers: 3 ways to sew showy blooms

    June is National Rose Month! In the US, the showy bloom is so beloved that President Ronald Reagan signed a 1986 proclamation declaring the rose the national floral emblem. The rose took its place among other symbols of our nation, including the American flag, the bald eagle, the National Anthem, and the national tree, the […]


  7. Tutorials week, day 5: 24 knit + crochet tutes

    We’re finishing our tutorial roundup week today with a BIG knit and crochet post! Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few basic tips or a seasoned pro who wants to try something new, Stitch This! is a great resource for instruction, inspiration, and ideas. We’ve pulled together 24 of our top knit and crochet […]


  8. Quilt tutorials week, day 4: how to finish a quilt

    Welcome to our final day of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s […]


  9. Quilt tutorials week, day 3: skill-building techniques

    Welcome to day three of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial […]


  10. Quilt tutorials week, day 2: scrap-quilt ideas

    Welcome to day two of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! We’ve organized some of our most popular quilting tutorials from the past year into a week of posts that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep these posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial […]