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  1. Meet the quilter who made 366 quilt blocks in a year (spoiler alert: she’s awesome)

    Meet Patricia Bryant—Australian quilter extraordinaire who gave herself a challenge: make every block in Debby Kratovil’s Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar. That in itself would be a feat. But Patricia went one step further: she decided to sew a block for 366 days in a row. One block for each day in 2016. And guess what? SHE […]


  2. What makes a spectacular scrap quilt? 7 designers share their secrets

    It’s a mystery to many quilters: how do you make a scrap quilt that doesn’t turn into a muddled mess? In her book Modern Heritage Quilts, Amy Ellis asks her superstar quilting friends to share what they think makes a great scrap quilt. Today we’re sharing some of their answers. If you’re drowning in scraps, […]


  3. Darling crochet for Baby’s big day – and Mom’s too! (+ giveaway!)

    Baby girl, baby boy, baby bump, baby steps, baby shower, babies here, babies there, babies on the way—we’re baby crazy today! We can’t wait to see how you crocheters out there will shower the babies you know (or will meet soon) with the precious projects in 9 Months to Crochet! This adorable new book from […]


  4. New Year’s resolution: use up those scraps!

    Did you make any quilty New Year’s resolutions this year? I asked several of my quilting buddies and got many different answers. The top four were: finish up UFOs, get my sewing space organized, learn a new technique, and use up my scraps! If using up scraps or paring down your stash is at the […]


  5. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta 👀 it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]


  6. ✂ You’ll have SEW much fun with Terry Atkinson! ✂ (+special giveaway!)

    We are thrilled to welcome celebrated designer Terry Atkinson to the Martingale family and to introduce you to her first-ever book with Martingale: Simple, Fun & Quickly Done! When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the […]


  7. T-shirt quilt patterns for beginners: how to stabilize a T-shirt for sewing (tutorial)

    There’s a reason why T-shirt quilts are an all-time favorite—they’re simple, they’re personal, and they’re filled with memories. T-shirt quilts are a wonderful way to say congratulations, thanks, and I love you to graduates, sports fanatics, music lovers, and more. One question most quilters have—since we work primarily with woven fabric—is how to cut and […]


  8. Splendid Sampler block #92: a splendid tip for matching seams

    Have you been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler? It’s truly inspiring to see quilters from around the world sharing the love of quilting together. I’m really honored to be a part of it, and also excited to share a little bit about my block today! Download Beth Bradley’s Double Bees block at the Splendid […]


  9. 5 easy quilt-finishing tips for “toppers”

    Are you a topper? If you’ve got lots of quilt tops waiting to make their debut as a quilt—but you haven’t finished them yet—you’re a topper, alright. Welcome to the club! Our own acquisitions editor, Karen Burns, compares herself to the cobbler whose children have no shoes. She is the quilter with no finished quilts! […]


  10. Table everything – take a look at this BIG book 😻 (+ giveaway!)

    What would you do with 240 pages of glorious colors, patterns, and inspiration—all combined in one BIG book of 56 petite quilts, each easy enough to whip up over a weekend? We bet you’d start sewing! We’ve been sneak-peeking The Big Book of Table Toppers for over a month on our Facebook and Instagram pages—and […]