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  1. 2 easy ways to knit with two colors

    (Left: scarf from Knit One, Stripe Two) Here’s an easy technique to add to your knitting repertoire: two-color knitting! If you know the basics of knitting, you can master knitting with two (or more!) colors. Following are two easy ways to add a second color to your knitting, from the bestseller, A to Z of […]


  2. Big quilting flash sale now. Why? Because Seattle Seahawks

    Posted by on January 29, 2015, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Heard about a little football game happening this weekend? Well guess what… …the Seattle Seahawks are in it. For the second year in a row! We’re very happy Washingtonians. We’re ready to play the game. Yes, you heard us right: play the game. How? As the 12th Man. Oh, you’ve haven’t heard about the 12th […]


  3. Get $40 to spend right now: join our book club!

    Hi, I’m Cornelia from Martingale’s customer-service department. Did you know that there’s a way to get a 35% discount at our website—all the time? It’s true! How can you make that happen? By joining one of our Martingale Insider Book Clubs! Wait, what? ONE of our Martingale Insider Book Clubs? Yes! We now have two […]


  4. Quick quilts, famed designers, low price, ship free (+ giveaway)

    Introducing…three new titles in our popular “Make It Martingale” series! What can you always count on in our “Make It Martingale” books? Quick quilt patterns—enjoy favorites from some of our best-selling books Popular designers—like Kim Diehl, Vicki Bellino, Country Threads, and Amy Smart, to name a few A great price—all 18 books in the series […]


  5. How to transfer embroidery designs to fabric (video)

    Embroidery is big in quilting circles these days—browse a recent quilt magazine or visit your local quilt shop and you’ll likely see running stitches, lazy daisies, and French knots on quilts, bags, pincushions, and almost anything else you can poke a needle into. “Garden Delight” needle book from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Why is embroidery so […]


  6. Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

    How much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer! Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is […]


  7. 8 heart quilt-block patterns for Valentine’s Day

    Cupid is ready to draw his bow and take aim; who do you want his arrow to tag this year? Whether you want to spoil your main squeeze, a family member, or a special friend this Valentine’s Day—or simply decorate for the occasion—a quilt featuring a heart quilt-block pattern will send a meaningful message straight […]


  8. Wishes, dreams, and selfies—at your LQS this Saturday

    Ditch your plans. Clear your schedule. Call your quilting friends. Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is this Saturday, January 24, and you’ve gotta be there to lend your support! Quilt shops around the U.S. are hosting special events for their celebrating customers. Visit one favorite store or hit every shop in a 100-mile range. […]


  9. Big, easy strip-quilt patterns for many strip widths (+ giveaway!)

    Prepare for a strip search! (Of your stash, we mean.) Got precut strips? Scrappy strips? Yardage you can turn into strips? You’ll find oodles of fun ways to transform them into 15 striking, graphic quilts—as long as you know All About Strips! Strips of many sizes (1½" to 10½" wide) make this lively collection of […]


  10. How to make fabric yo-yos (and use them in Kim Diehl quilts)

    Fabric yo-yos—those little circles of fabric that, when gathered, result in puffy rounds of charm—have many fans in the quilting world. Yo-yos are so easy to sew, you can claim proficiency after stitching only a few. And just like making English paper-piecing shapes, making yo-yos can be addictive. It’s fun to watch the stacks pile […]