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  1. Announcing YOUR top 10 quilt books of 2017 (+ big BIG giveaway!)

    Christmas is almost here. We want to wish you all the merriment and happiness you can handle this season! Whether you’re wrapping gifts, baking goodies, or doing a last-minute sewing sprint, we want you to know how honored we are to be a part of your creative life. Thank you for staying connected with us, […]


  2. Need a fat-quarter de-stash? Do it in a flash (+ giveaway!)

    Love to buy fat quarters . . . maybe a little too much? You’re not alone! When your fat-quarter stash starts to teeter-totter, look to Doug Leko to inspire your downsizing (and replenishing). He just may be the fat quarter’s #1 fan! Doug’s new book Stashtastic! is filled with beautiful lap- and bed-sized quilts that […]


  3. 130 ways to stitch away your lunch hour: see our embroidery! (+ giveaway)

    Martingale staffers and friends have been stitch, stitch, stitching their way toward the release of the new book Lunch-Hour Embroidery—and we are SO excited to show off our embroidery to you today! Lunch-Hour Embroidery is packed with fun embroidery motifs—from apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you’ll love creating your own embroidery […]


  4. A gift from Nancy Zieman to all of us: share the joys of sewing

    Sewing is magic, creative, and fun, it’s meant to be shared with a special someone. Let’s fly off to Sewland and stitch something new, Where all the town sews at a quarter to two. The person who penned this little rhyme knew all about the magic of sewing. In fact, she shared that magic with […]


  5. You won’t believe your eyes: sensational quilts from strips (+ giveaway!)

    Jelly Rolls, scrappy strips, stash strips, more . . . now YOU can make gorgeous strip quilts galore! Master scrap quilter and Instagram sensation Susan Ache (@yardgrl60) shares her secrets for creating beautiful, cozy, heartwarming quilts—and they all start with 2½" fabric strips. From Start with Strips But Susan’s lovely designs are only part of […]


  6. Quiltstock: the quilt retreat of a lifetime is waiting for you!

    Quiltstock is coming this summer—will we see you there? When word started spreading at Houston Quilt Festival about this one-of-a-kind retreat, slots started filling up. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for you to give yourself, OR for that special Santa in your life to give to you (wink, wink)! Join us for an epic five-day/four-night […]


  7. Look to embroidery for the quickest handmade Christmas gifts!

    Raise your hand if you’re thinking of making Christmas gifts this year . . . but haven’t started them yet. Some of us at Martingale? Same. Is there still time? Hey, you’ve got a whole 16 days until Christmas is here—of course there’s time! When you want sweet and simple projects to whip up quick, […]


  8. You won’t learn color theory in a more beautiful way than this!

    Did you know that, in Japan, quilters and other artists study under a single master, spending years progressing from simple techniques to the extremely difficult? Yoko Saito is one of those masters, and she currently mentors more than 400 students! One of the most important lessons Ms. Saito teaches her students is about working with […]


  9. Wish list day! Journaling your quilting life, scrappy = happy, and more (+ giveaway!)

    Wish List Day is back! We’re counting down the days to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in January. Tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and […]


  10. 4 indulgent ways to say, “Happy Holidays!”

    Not sure what to get your best quilting buddy for Christmas? Want to surprise a creative soul you know with an indulgent gift? Need fresh gift ideas for the creative people in your life? Look no further. We’ve got you covered—from cover to cover! We call them our line of “beauty books.” These hardcover, high-quality […]