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  1. Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 16, 2015, in crochet & knitting, , ,

    A stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects? Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows […]

  2. So you think you can stash?: Civil War fabrics

Recently we asked you which kinds of fabrics dominate your stash. Not surprisingly, many of you have admirable collections of Civil War reproduction prints. What is it that makes these fabrics so appealing? Is it the prints themselves? The color palette? Or is it the connection with history and tradition that draws us in? Of […]

  3. Bowl, plate, cup, saucer: quilts for the kitchen (+ giveaway!)

    Dishes! Aren’t they fun to collect? Chances are that you or someone you know loves to collect dishware. Wouldn’t it be great to make something for the kitchen or dining room to match? We have a new book that can help! Flashback to October of 2001: I had been working at Martingale for only a […]

  4. Blog hop: Applique phobia? Try Fast-Piece Applique (+ giveaway!)

    Calling all quilt artists: welcome to our stop on the Fast-Piece Appliqué blog tour! Four-time author Rose Hughes is on a mission: to give you the techniques you need to make the art quilts of your dreams. “Aspen Dawning” Keep Rose’s techniques in your quilting toolkit to use over and over again. They’re easy to […]

  5. Quilting 101: how to square up a quilt block

    Ever sewed a quilt block that was supposed to be square…but didn’t turn out that way? We guarantee it’s even happened to some of the quilters at Martingale! Less-than-perfect cutting and sewing can result in too-big or too-small blocks that refuse to lie flat when sewn together. Frustration soon follows. Squaring up your blocks before […]

  6. New year, new books! Knit and crochet sneak peek

    Welcome to 2015! We love a good resolution to stitch more, learn a new technique, or complete a record number of patterns. But truth be told, we also love the New Year for all the anticipation it embodies. After all, we’re in the business of creating all sorts of fabulous things for you to look […]

  7. Staff stitch + show: recent pictures of quilts we made!

    The weeks leading up to Christmas sure did inspire us to sew quilts of many sizes! Here’s a look at some of the little, lap, and large quilts our staff recently completed. LITTLE QUILTS Senior account manager Kara says: “I got creative with my own setting for this quilt pattern from Country Threads. It perfectly […]

  8. What’s on YOUR wall? 2015 calendars half off now

    Posted by on January 7, 2015, in quilting & sewing,

    Calendars make great inexpensive gifts, and there’s one for nearly every subject imaginable. Perhaps you gave one to someone on your list this holiday season. But while you were thoughtfully selecting calendars for others, did you remember to get one for yourself? It’s not too late! There’s still time to pick up one of our […]

  9. New quilting books for 2015: sneak peek!

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new books coming to your local quilt shop in January. Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” tools at ShopMartingale. Be sure to subscribe to our blog—that way you’ll know when each book has been officially released. Visit the blog […]

  10. Use every fabric you own in a single scrap quilt: here’s how

    Welcome to the New Year—and our new “Quilting 101” weekly series! Every Monday we’ll share a smart quilting tip from one of our authors—stop by each week and add something new to your quilting tool kit. Wondering about our weekly sales? They’re still happening! Visit our On Sale page to find different eBooks on sale […]