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  1. New video! 📹 Make an easy Churn Dash quilt block

    Did you know that the Churn Dash block dates back to the early nineteenth century? It’s made from elements—usually half-square-triangle units, rectangles, and a square—placed in a Nine Patch–style grid. The simplicity of the layout makes the Churn Dash block a favorite among many quilters (including Kim Diehl!). There are LOTS of fun variations on […]


  2. Flawless Flying Geese: a flip-and-trim technique (new video!)

    Flying-geese units are a staple in quiltmaking, and there are lots of ways to make them (here are four ways—the four-at-a-time method is pretty cool!). But if your ¼" seam is just a smidge off, it can cause those geese to fly off kilter when it comes time to sew units together. And that’s no […]


  3. Simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs – Layer-Cake style! (+giveaway)

    Get ready for more sensationally simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs—and this time, they’re all made with lovely Layer Cakes! Designing sisters Barb and Mary are famous for those little tricks that make simple blocks look more complex than they truly are. And in Easy Layer-Cake Quilts, they’re at it again! Put your […]


  4. This video makes it SO easy to choose colors for your quilts 🎨

    You’ve carved out a few hours to quilt, and you want to start something new. Whoo-hoo! You pore over your books and peruse your patterns. Ah-ha! You found the perfect quilt to get started. Now, time to choose colors. You approach your stash, start pulling fabrics . . . and all of a sudden you […]


  5. ⏰ Flash sale! Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond (beyond beautiful!)

    Sometimes, don’tcha just want to make a quilt that’s EASY? We’re all for challenges—we want to improve our knowledge and skills. But there’s a time and a place for easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy, start-to-finish sewing fun. That time is now . . . and that place is right here at Stitch This! Because this weekend only, you […]


  6. Masterpiece quilts with just 2 colors: Edyta Sitar’s latest (+ giveaway!)

    Martingale is distributing books for a select group of other publishers, including Patches of Blue from Laundry Basket Quilts. This new book filled with 17 patterns by Edyta Sitar is just TWO beautiful—and it may inspire you to begin a TWO-color obsession! You’ll discover TWO delightful ways to enjoy the classic combination of blue and […]


  7. 😍 Awe-inspiring applique: a peek at Yoko Saito’s 138 Original Applique Designs

    We are so excited to be distributing books produced by Stitch Publications—including books by famed Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing more details with you about these gorgeous books. Today we’re sharing a peek into 138 Original Appliqué Designs by Yoko Saito. If you’re familiar with Ms. Saito’s […]


  8. Do you stay stitch your quilts? Pat Sloan says . . .

    Have you heard of stay stitching? Many quilters stay stitch their quilt tops before machine quilting. But what is stay stitching, and why would you do it? Essentially, stay stitching is simply sewing around the edge of your quilt top to stabilize seams. It’s particularly helpful when there are a lot of patchwork seams on […]


  9. Kim Diehl. New book. Enough said. Come see! 🍁 (+ giveaway!)

    In her 11th “Simple” book, Kim Diehl is in her happy place—the autumn season! Packed with projects, decorating ideas, sewing tips, and even recipes, Simple Harvest is your gorgeous one-stop guide to capturing the colors, the warmth, and the cozy feel of fall. Mix snuggly wools and crisp cottons in 19 pretty projects that will […]


  10. Top 5 basic hand-embroidery stitches for beginners

    Embroidery is in the spotlight these days—and we think we know why. It’s a snap to learn, it’s meditative and calming to do, and it doesn’t take mountains of money or tons of time to enjoy it. YES! If you love sewing, quilting, fabric, and thread but you’ve never tried embroidery, you simply must—we guarantee […]