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  1. ⭐ twinkle ⭐ twinkle ⭐ a stellar salute to star quilt blocks (+ giveaway!)

    The fifth book in our “Block-Buster Quilts” series has arrived—and it is STAR STUDDED! If you’re familiar with our “Block-Buster” series of books, you know that each book is chock-full of quilts inspired by one beloved block (check out our “Block-Buster” books on Nine Patches, Churn Dashes, Log Cabins, and House blocks here). In our […]


  2. Best paper for paper piecing? 3 choices to make before you sew

    What’s the best paper for paper piecing? There are several choices out there, and choices are great—it’s fun to experiment to see what works best for you. That’s exactly what Scott Hansen, owner of Blue Nickel Studios and one of the designers featured in The Splendid Sampler, was exploring when we met him at Spring […]


  3. 💛 New Kathy Schmitz embroidery patterns to “fall” in love with 🍂 (+ fabric giveaway!)

    First Kathy Schmitz graced us with her exquisite embroidery in Stitches from the Garden; now she’s back with another season to celebrate in stitches! This best-selling author returns to celebrate the warm, welcoming hues of Autumn in Stitches from the Harvest. Inspired by the everyday beauty of the season, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature […]


  4. ❄ Snowflake-button tutorial with Bonnie Sullivan: sew quick, so cute! ❄

    We know, we know . . . because we’re quilters, people automatically think we sew everything—hems, holes, pleats, ruffles, and the like. Maybe you do that kind of sewing and maybe you don’t, but when it comes to sewing buttons, you’ve just got to learn the way that A Change of Seasons author Bonnie Sullivan […]


  5. Astonishing Dresden Plate quilt blocks by hand . . . or machine! (+ giveaway)

    Best-selling author Katja Marek has done incredible things with hexagons, inspiring thousands of quilters with her fun quilt-alongs and beginner-friendly approach to English paper piecing. So when we heard that for her next book Katja wanted to pay homage to the classic Dresden Plate, we couldn’t wait to see where her creativity would take her. […]


  6. SHOP NOW: semiannual warehouse sale! 90+ books, $5 each (while supplies last)

    It’s baaaack!!! Our semiannual warehouse sale is here—you’ve just GOT to steal these deals! Add select books to your shopping cart at ShopMartingale.com for only $5 each. Choose from 90+ titles featuring the inspiring beauty and quality instruction you love in Martingale books. Browse the featured books below OR visit this link to see all […]


  7. Do you pop your quilt-block seams? (how-to video)

    Last month we shared a video from Carrie Nelson that explained how to get quilt-block centers to nest together perfectly. Her how-to is a game changer! Today we’re excited to share another video from Carrie that reveals how to press quilt block seams so your blocks lay super-flat and nest perfectly together with other blocks […]


  8. Hold a history of American quiltmaking in your hands (+ giveaway!)

    Whether you fall head over heels for every antique quilt you see or you’re intrigued by quiltmakers of the past—our latest coffee-table book, American Quilt Treasures, was made for you. We’re elated to introduce this beautiful new book to you today! Inside this exquisite hardcover volume, you’ll take a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey through a curated […]


  9. National Sewing Month ideas: put on your Santa hat early this year! 🎅

    Have you been celebrating National Sewing Month? There’s no better excuse to carve out some extra time to sew in September. In fact, you can tell everyone it’s your duty and responsibility to sew. It’s a national month, people! Today we’re thinking ahead to the hustle and bustle of Christmas—and how every year, we wish […]


  10. These sweet thread-spool blocks are a piece of cake to make! 🍰 (+ giveaway!)

    We are “sew” excited to be a part of Peta Peace’s mega-big, mega-fun, 28-stop (!) blog tour for her new book A Piece of Cake! Peta challenged one of us at Martingale to create a little something from her book. I was totally up for the challenge—mainly because when I saw Peta’s Modern Spools quilt, […]