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  1. What’s your knit style? Take our quiz to find out!

    What’s your fall knitting style? Take our knitting-styles quiz to find out which fall knit trends you’ll love! Check out the pattern suggestions with each result—then bookmark them for your fall knitting to-do list. Bonus: give this quiz to your friends and family to curate gift ideas. 1.    Your ideal palette is: a.    A blend […]


  2. 52 new ways to sew a hexagon quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Who knew there were so many possibilities hidden inside a hexagon? English-paper-piecing blocks from The New Hexagon Quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has been English paper piecing since the 1990s—back when the technique didn’t differ much from the method invented in the 1800s. But thanks to modern techniques, Katja became inspired to play with the hexagon […]


  3. Skip triangle math with strips: try Twosey Foursey

    If you’ve been around the quilt block a few times, you know about mathematical formulas for figuring seam allowances. They go like this: The more you cut, the more math you have to do. It can get downright complicated! Author Cathy Wierzbicki isn’t a fan of mind-numbing math. She’s such an anti-fan, in fact, that […]


  4. How to sew borders on quilts: free how-to download

    Some of my quilting friends think I’m a little odd because I love to put the binding on a quilt but absolutely HATE adding the borders. Isn’t that a little backward, they’ll ask? I’ll even offer to trade—I’ll sew the binding on someone’s quilt, including the hand stitching, if they’ll do my borders.  Maybe you […]


  5. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: out-of-the-box quilts

    WEEK TWO: OUT-OF-THE-BOX QUILTS Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with unique quilt patterns from Martingale quilt books that will stretch your creativity—and your dollar! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching just minutes from now. Only $6 each with new choices every week. Sale on select eBooks below ends at midnight on Sunday, October 19. […]


  6. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , , ,

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  7. Free quilt-pattern roundup: our top 4 freebies

    Are you in need of some handmade-holiday inspiration? With Christmas marching toward us (let’s put it in perspective: 77 days and counting), we’re all starting to think about gifts—and how much time we have left to make them. Start your gift-giving idea search right now by browsing our top free patterns below. These patterns aren’t […]


  8. Got 5 minutes + 5 fat quarters? (+ fabric giveaway!)

    How about a little quilting arithmetic to keep you on your toes today? (It’s easy, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) …5 fat quarters + 1 background fabric = More fast fat-quarter quilts from bestselling author Kathy Brown! “Staying Focused” from Take 5 Fat Quarters Kathy’s first two “Take 5” books have inspired thousands of […]


  9. Quick quilt projects to show you care

    Do you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It sometimes seems as though we’re bombarded with ads, articles, and stories about breast cancer. We hear it so often we almost become numb to it. But I for one am glad to hear those stories. We need a reminder, at least once a year, […]


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


    WEEK ONE: CLASSIC QUILT PATTERNS Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with popular Martingale quilt books from some of our best-selling authors of all time! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching just minutes from now. Only $6 each this week only. Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, October 12. Nickel Quilts:Great Designs from 5-Inch Scraps […]