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  1. Yetis, monster, robots—oh my! 12 spooky projects

    Boo! It’s October 31, and we have a special Halloween-themed knitting roundup—all sourced from our resident monster expert and best-selling author, Rebecca Danger. From mini yetis and other small Halloween knitting projects to monster booties and caps for babies, this roundup will inspire your spooky Friday. These projects are cute enough to be played with […]


  2. Mom tested, baby approved: 20 ways to sew for Baby (+ giveaway!)

    Today is all about cute babies. And fun sewing. And fun sewing for cute babies. “Super Bibs” from Baby Says Sew As a mom to a three-year-old and a baby born in March, Rebecca Danger is smitten with her new role. Already a three-time bestselling knitting-book author, her little ones inspired her to return to […]


  3. Staff stitch + show: look what we made!

    It’s been a few months since I’ve done a staff show-and-tell post. The finished projects are piling up around here, so it’s time for another! Perfect for Retreats Let’s start with Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor. Karen’s favorite time to stitch is at quilting retreats. She returns from a three-day weekend and amazes us with […]


  4. Quick crafts for Halloween

    Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? I find that although I always have the best intentions to decorate my home or my office cubicle, I end up scrambling at the last minute to do just a little something to commemorate the holiday. Read on for a few “quickie crafts” that you can do […]


  5. Six-buck eBooks all October! Final week: quick gifts

    FINAL WEEK: QUICK GIFTS Need ideas for gifts to make for Christmas—or any time of year? Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with Martingale quilt books featuring fun gift ideas that’ll get you to the finish line quick! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching just minutes from now. Only $6 each this week. Sale ends […]


  6. Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to bring awareness about the impact of this all-too-prevalent illness. Breast Cancer has affected many of us, either directly or indirectly. Take the opportunity to offer your support in an actionable way—whether in October or after. Not sure where to start? Here are three suggestions: 1. Knit […]


  7. Quilt-value anxiety, be gone: meet the Ruby Beholder

    If you’ve struggled with choosing fabric values for your quilts, you’re not alone. Determining which colors are light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, and dark sounds like a cinch. But if you’ve tried it, you know it can be tricky. 
How would you order these fabrics from light to dark? Hmm… Contrast is key to creating sharp, […]


  8. Amish quilting patterns, urban quilt style (+ giveaway!)

    To many quilters, Amish quilts represent the pinnacle of traditional quilt design and craftsmanship. The bold, graphic patterns sparkle in rich solid colors, and the beautifully flowing hand-quilting stitches demonstrate a high level of skill that many of us aspire to. As traditional as they are, the drama and simplicity of Amish quilt patterns make […]


  9. Modern, but basic: easy quilts to try (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Curious what it’s like to create a “modern” quilt? Amy Ellis will soon release her fourth book, and each one makes dipping your toe in the modern-quilting pool easy and fun. Once you stitch a quilt with Amy, you’ll want to dive in head first to start another. Amy’s gift? Giving classic foundations a modern […]


  10. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: bestsellers

    WEEK THREE: BESTSELLING eBOOKS Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with Martingale quilt books—our top 10 bestselling eBooks of all time! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching minutes from now. Only $6 each with new choices every week.  Sale on select eBooks below ends at midnight on Sunday, October 26. Quilting for Joy by Barbara […]