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  1. 14% off select eBooks with code VALENTINE

    Posted by on February 13, 2015, in crochet & knitting, ,

    We LOVE our readers—quilters, knitters, sewists, and crocheters, we love you all! To show how much we care, we’re giving you 14% OFF select eBooks for Valentine’s Day Weekend with code VALENTINE. Add as many to your cart as your heart desires and enter the code at checkout for a sweet discount. Better hurry—this offer […]


  2. 7 super-quick crafts for Valentine’s Day (yes, that quick)

    Valentine’s Day is only two days away—but there’s still time to give your valentine a gift with a handmade touch! Simply register or log in to our Freebies page and get access to how-tos for all 7 fast, fun valentine crafts below. We’re proud to point out that these projects were made just for you, […]


  3. A simple baby-quilt pattern—free!

    Let’s face it, every quilter needs a baby-quilt pattern at some point, right? Whether for your own child or grandchild, a charity program, or a guild project, you’re going to make a baby quilt and chances are, you want it to be quick and easy. And what makes a quick and easy pattern even better? […]


  4. Scrap overload? Piece these “little gems” in a flash (+ big giveaway!)

    Got an overload of scraps and not a lot of time to use them up? Join the club. And let us introduce you to the president of the club, new Martingale author Connie Kauffman. So, how did Connie rise to such a position? She found a solution for all of us scrap collectors who know […]


  5. How to finish quilt binding (diagonal-seam method)

    Who better to call on for a quilt-binding tutorial than Mimi Dietrich? Mimi’s book on how to finish quilts, Happy Endings, has been a favorite of quilters since it was published in 1987 and revised in 2003. In it you’ll find creative ideas for binding your quilts in most any way you can imagine. (There’s […]


  6. 6 Valentine’s Day gift ideas to knit and crochet

    Looking for last-minute homemade gifts to make for Valentine’s Day? Here are 6 quick and easy Valentine’s Day gifts you can knit or crochet! Whether for friends or family, these knit and crochet valentine patterns are sure to please, while showing how much you care. Valentine Knitting Patterns Make a sweet hat for a niece, […]


  7. Learn free-motion quilting in new Sewing with Nancy videos

    Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners author Molly Hanson visits Nancy Zieman at the Sewing with Nancy studio. Most quilters fall into one of two camps: those who’ve tried free-motion quilting and those who want to try. Have you given it a go? If you haven’t yet—or if you’ve tried with unfortunate results—or if you’ve tried, succeeded, […]


  8. How to wash a quilt: dust, dirt, spills, worse (+ printable)

    Picture this: Your precious grandchildren surprise you with breakfast in bed on your birthday. Wonderful, right? And then the orange juice tips off the tray and onto the appliquéd, hand-quilted masterpiece you’ve proudly displayed on your bed for years. Quick—what do you do (besides bite your tongue and whimper a little)? Or maybe you’ve discovered […]


  9. You’ll be sew inspired: 3 new quilting books for February

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new quilting books coming to your local quilt shop in February. Click on a book cover and then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale to keep track of your favorites. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you’ll know when each […]


  10. Triangle quilts: making the perfect HST

    What’s your favorite way to make the perfect HST? Perfect what? Half-square triangles, sometimes called triangle squares or bias squares, are often abbreviated as HST in quilting lingo. They’re squares made from two equal triangles sewn together along their diagonal edges, and they’re among the most commonly used elements in quilts. It’s not a stretch […]