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  1. Stitch your life story into a quilt (+ flash sale!)

    You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of keeping a journal or diary, from boosting your peace of mind to revisiting pleasant memories of days past to leaving a record for generations to come. But what if writing down your life story just isn’t your thing? Would you rather tell your story and enjoy your […]


  2. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]


  3. Countdown to Christmas: super-quick quilted gifts to make (+ sale)

    It’s still October. Halloween hasn’t even happened. It must be too early to start your quilted Christmas gifts…right? Well, we counted. The calendar shows only EIGHT more weekends until Christmas. Uh-oh! The time to finalize that gift list and start sewing is now. Who’s with us?? If you’re like us, your gift list gets crowded […]


  4. Halloween or hues of fall? 6 ways to capture the season in fabric

    What inspires you during this time of year? Is it donning a spooky costume, carving the perfect Jack-’o-lantern, or greeting dressed-up children as they approach your front door on Halloween? Or maybe it’s the crunch of leaves under your feet, a mug of apple cider to warm cold hands, or the first blaze of flames […]


  5. Sewing baby quilts: so sweet – so speedy! (+ giveaway)


    The author of the popular book Cute Quilts for Kids is back with more baby quilts that are oh-sew-sweet—and easier to make than you might think! Focusing on three quick tricks in her latest book Sew Sweet Baby Quilts, Kristin Roylance shows you how to create adorable baby quilts with huggable, tuggable details. You won’t […]


  6. How to make a strip quilt from scraps: 54 ways (+ tip)

    Jelly Rolls, yardage, scraps, you name it—Kim Brackett will help you make a striking strip quilt from it! 
From Scrap-Basket Sensations Kim’s one-of-a-kind approach to strip quilting has turned all of her books into best-sellers. It’s easy to understand why. Quilters love her triangle-free piecing techniques—they make sewing so easy. And her scrap-happy color choices […]


  7. Flash sale! Raid your stash for happy scrappy quilting

    Let’s talk about your stash. Your stash is more than just fabric. It’s a repository for your memories—memories of trips to fabulous quilt shops, amazing fabric finds, and gorgeous quilts you stitched for loved ones (or just for you!) Slash Your Stash: Scrap Quilts from McCall’s Quilting is loaded with sensationally scrappy quilts that will […]


  8. Shake up your stash – 3 paths to scrappy success (giveaway)

    Is your fabric stash stressing you out? We feel you! It’s such fun to collect fabric. But when your fabric starts its own collection—of dust—you might start regretting past purchases. Fabric, we love you—why do you do this to us? If you’re wading through a stash without many quilts to show for it, let us […]


  9. Want to make creative quilts? Expand your comfort zone (+ sale!)

    Could your creativity use a jolt? Maybe you’re running a little low on inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! When you’re in need of new and creative quilt ideas, sometimes the best thing to do is venture a little (or a lot!) beyond your usual repertoire. Trying out a new technique or a different […]


  10. Got Civil war reproductions? See quilts worth cutting them for (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Calling all Civil War fabric collectors, 1800s reproduction devotees, antique quilt lovers, and Red Crinoline Quilts fans: This book’s for you. From Tributes and Treasures For the first time in book form, the design team known as Red Crinoline Quilts shares a jaw-dropping collection of vintage-style designs. You’ll learn the techniques they use to create […]