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  1. How to knit a dog sweater with seamless results (+ giveaway!)

    Your dog needs a sweater. You want to knit that sweater. But figuring out how to make a dog sweater from a human-shaped pattern is downright daunting. Enter Seamless Knits for Posh Pups. What’s your pooch’s personal style? Pearls and a little black dress? All-American sports mascot? Celtic-style cable aficionado? Take your pick from these […]


  2. Roundup: Just for fun free quilting tutorials

    Loved the top 20 free quilting tutorials we shared during our anniversary week in March? Today we’re rounding up another batch of tutorials for you to peruse! From using your scraps to choosing quilt colors, you’ll find ideas to jump-start your creativity and the inspiration to try something new. Bookmark them, pin them, save them […]


  3. Colors of summer: 6 patterns to inspire your patchwork

    Can you feel summertime in the air yet? Here in the Pacific Northwest, the upcoming summer is making itself known in the form of brilliant flowers blooming in a whole spectrum of stunning shades. Color inspiration is everywhere! Favorite vacation destinations (think ocean blues and tropical greens), delicious confections (ice cream pastels), or Fourth of […]


  4. 3 quick-to-make quilts for dads AND grads

    School’s winding down and summer’s drawing near—it’s time to celebrate dads and grads! Do you want to shower a special dad or grad with a handmade quilt this year? Or maybe you know a dad and a grad who need spoiling. That’s a lot of quiltmaking ahead…isn’t it? Not when you have that special something […]


  5. Living a charmed life: fun charm-square quilt patterns (+ sale!)

    Don’t you love fanning your thumb down the corner of a charm pack at the quilt shop, just to see the rainbow of colors pop? Charm packs are petite, pretty, and oh-so patchwork friendly. So today we’re singing praises to those multicolored, multilayered sandwiches filled with fabric joy! Charm squares can vary in size. These […]


  6. Scared of socks? 6 other ways to use sock yarn

    Welcome to another installment of Stash Dash! We’re covering all the bases and rounding up patterns for every type of yarn in YOUR stash. If you missed the worsted-weight roundup, check it out here. (Remember: if you don’t want to miss our regular Stash Dash, you can subscribe to the blog.) Last time we asked […]


  7. Sewing gifts for mom: 24 quick-to-make projects

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Still deciding on a special gift for Mom? With only three days left until her big day, it’s times like these when your sewing skills sure do come in handy! Today we’ve rounded up some fun Mother’s Day gifts that you can sew—and you can complete most of them […]


  8. What to write on a quilt label (+ free quilt labels to print)

    Picture it: It’s the year 2115. Your great-great (great?) granddaughter is all smiles: she’s spending her day discovering old treasures inside a hope chest she came across in a family attic. She finds a beautiful quilt inside. She carefully unfolds the quilt and drapes it over a nearby chair. It’s held up well through the […]


  9. New Martingale quilting books: May 2015 (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to Wish List Day! It’s time again for a sneak peek at new Martingale quilting books and knitting books coming to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]


  10. Try it today: Easy English-paper-piecing tutorial (+ sale!)

    Hexagon patterns are as popular as ever, and we think we know why. Not only are the results beautiful, the process of sewing them, a.k.a. English paper piecing, is seriously addictive. Projects are easily portable, and you can create many interesting shapes that stretch beyond what traditional machine piecing can do. Sew diamonds, curves, Dresdens, […]