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  1. Favorites of 2015: most colorful pick of the year

    It was so hard to choose a favorite quilt of the year! In the end, my love of stars and rainbow colors prevailed, and I chose the Star Bright quilt from Splash of Color by Jackie Kunkel. I just can’t get enough of bright colors on a black and white background. Star Bright quilt from […]


  2. Favorites of 2015: a yarn lover’s pick of the year

    After receiving a sizeable stash of sock yarn for my birthday this year (best birthday EVER!), I’ve been eyeing all the projects in Sock-Yarn Accessories. First project on my list: the Rockport Fingerless Gloves. Rockport Fingerless Gloves They’re light and lacy and look good with just about any outfit. They’re like knitted jewelry—pretty bracelets that […]


  3. Favorites of 2015: most stash-friendly pick of the year

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

    The moment I saw it, I added the End of the Rainbow quilt from the cover of Irish Chain Quilts to the top of my to-do list. End of the Rainbow quilt from Irish Chain Quilts I have a large stash of neutrals AND a large stash of batiks. My goal is to make my […]


  4. Favorites of 2015: slow-sewing pick of the year

    As the content director at Martingale, it’s hard to pick a favorite among all the books we publish each year. I literally get to read every word in every book and see every project in person. (Yeah, that’s a pretty cool benefit of the job!) But this year one book I was especially looking forward […]


  5. Happy Christmas Eve! Still sewing? Here’s a poem for you.

    From Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys A very merry Christmas Eve to you! Busy stuffing stockings? Wrapping gifts? Baking Santa’s favorite cookies? Sewing faster than a flying reindeer? However you’re spending your day, we hope it’s full of fun and festivity. Tomorrow we’ll be closing our office doors to spend the holidays with loved […]


  6. 2015 best-selling quilt books: your top 10 favorites

    The year is quickly coming to a close—and when it comes to inspiring quilt books, it’s been a wonderful year for quilters! Today we reveal your top 10 quilt books of 2015—the ones YOU voted for every time you bought a new book. So thanks for being a passionate book buyer; read on to see […]


  7. Sweet knits for wee ones from "Sweet Pickles"

    Brrr…winter is upon us! Do you know some little ones who need stylish, warm, and colorful knitwear to add to their winter wardrobes? Introducing Sweet Pickles: 27 Adorable Knits for Babies and Toddlers, stocked with super-cute and modern knitting patterns for children, including sweaters, hats, leggings, and jackets. Many of these fun accessories and outfits […]


  8. Kathy Brown, queen of ease (+ sale on 4 books)

    As you settle into a long holiday of joyful stitching, treat yourself to a bevy of enjoyable and easy patterns by bestselling author Kathy Brown. If you’ve never stitched a Kathy Brown quilt, you’re about to make a fun fabric-filled discovery! Kathy’s simple and quick quilt patterns are designed for instant stitching gratification and are […]


  9. Try primitive projects for homespun, heartwarming style (+ giveaway!)

    Easy, casual, full of character and charm: that’s primitive style. With cozy wools in muted hues—plus a touch of crisp cottons—it’s a style that instantly warms a room. When you sprinkle your spaces with primitive projects made by your hand, something magical happens: a feeling of rest and relaxation fills your home. How does that […]


  10. Need a make-in-a-weekend quilt pattern? We’ve got 12 you can start right now.

    One of the big trends in quilting right now is slow stitching, and it’s a good one. Mindfulness while stitching is a beautiful thing! There are times, however, when you need quilt patterns that are quick and easy to put together. Perhaps you’re a beginner—please don’t be like my friend whose first quilt was a […]