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  1. ⏰ Flash sale! Cut and piece with precision (instead of frustration)

    No matter your skill level, no matter your style: every quilter needs a foundation of sewing skills that clear the way for creativity and inspiration, not frustration. So today we’ve got a step-by-step guide to developing piecing perfection—and you can get it for a super-sweet deal! Download Quiltmaking Essentials 1 by Donna Lynn Thomas for […]


  2. Minick and Simpson quilts and rugs 😍 all in Blue & White (+ giveaway!)

    If you follow Martingale, you know about our series of coffee-table books: first came the celebration of acclaimed folk artist Sue Spargo in the glorious Stitches to Savor; then came the breathtaking retrospective of art quilter Gwen Marston in A Common Thread. Today we can announce the much-awaited release of our third hardcover coffee-table book […]


  3. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]


  4. Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Half off eBooks + ePatterns for a buck each

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. Choose local. Go digital. It’s what Earth Day is all about! But when you go digital today at ShopMartingale.com you’ll save BIG: That’s right: save 50% on 300+ eBooks and get all of our ePatterns (over 450 of them!) for just a buck apiece! Simply choose, download, and commence creating, all in […]


  5. 60 strip quilts for Jelly Rolls, stash strips, and scrap strips (+ giveaway!)

    In all the strip-quilt pattern books you’ve seen, we bet you’ve never seen one packed with this much sewing fun—ladies (and gents), it’s time to get stripping! Gather your stockpiles of strips for the 13th book in our “Big Book” series: The Big Book of Strip Quilts! For scrappy strips, stash strips, and the Jelly […]


  6. Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14! Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I […]


  7. 🎉 It’s a splendid day: The Splendid Sampler book is here 🎉 (+ BIG giveaway!)

    We’ve been waiting to share this book with you since it was just a gleam in Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson’s eyes—and it has been a looong wait! But finally . . . The Splendid Sampler has arrived! Pat and Jane started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together […]


  8. Stop embroidery “shadowing” with this quick tip (video + giveaway!)

    Do you embroider? It’s such a simple skill. You can learn just a few embroidery stitches or learn them all—and there are hundreds of stitches to choose from! In Cottage-Style Charm, designer Natalie Bird uses just five embroidery stitches to make the embroidery projects in her beautiful book: a back stitch, French knots, a satin […]


  9. Kim Diehl’s 5 tips for perfectly centering your appliques

    If you have a question about appliqué, you look to the pros for an answer—and when it comes to appliqué, Kim Diehl is the pro-est of the pros! Appliquéing oodles of beautiful quilts through the years (while writing 11 best-selling books and counting), Kim’s perfected her appliqué techniques and shares them all in her book […]


  10. How to display quilts on a wall? Try a mini-quilt gallery!

    Mini-quilt mania is upon is! In our last post we shared six tips from Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels for making mini-quilts. But one question we often get asked is: once you have a stack of mini-quilts, how do you display them? Answer: make a mini-quilt gallery! We love the mini-quilt gallery idea so much, we […]