Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. 5 reasons to spruce up your sewing space (+ flash sale!)

    Does your sewing space inspire you? Or do messy fabric stacks, toppling tools, and piles of unfinished projects send your creative muse into hiding? Clutter, inefficiency, and a simple lack of space can build barriers between us and our creative pursuits. But what if you had a guidebook at your side that could help you: […]


  2. And the 2015 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee is…

    We’ve been keeping a secret for many weeks. Now that the exciting news is officially official, we can ditch the hush-hush and shout it out loud: The Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015 is… MIMI DIETRICH! Congratulations, Mimi! The mission of The Quilters Hall of Fame is to celebrate quilting by honoring the accomplishments […]


  3. Bed quilts for busy quilters (+ sale)

    We make lap quilts. We make wall quilts. We make table runners, baby quilts, and other little layers of happiness to drape, display, and enjoy. So what’s the big deal about a bed quilt? “Vintage Memories” from Bed and Breakfast Quilts Exactly, right? They’re BIG! Sure, the sheer big-ness of a bed quilt can be […]


  4. Super-cute baby quilts, 3 easy ways (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Need an easy baby-quilt pattern to sew in time for the shower—even if it’s less than a week away? Or do you want to pamper a new baby with a beautiful quilt that can be cherished and kept for years to come? No need to choose one or the other—you can do both with the […]


  5. Quilters just wanna have fun: roundup!

    Posted by on August 13, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Back in June we hosted Quilt Tutorials Week, featuring 50 of our favorite single-topic tutorials from the past year. But some of our most popular posts from the past year aren’t single-topic tutorials… What to do? Today we’re rounding up those posts into the only category we could think of that would encompass them all: […]


  6. Want an instant $40 to spend right now? Join our book club!

    Posted by on August 12, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Are you a book lover? Do you relish the chance to sit down with a great book and imagine your creative possibilities? What could be better? How about having a new book delivered to your door every month! By joining the Martingale Insider Book Club, that’s just what you can count on. Here’s how the […]


  7. Straight talk about curves: 3 quick sewing tips (+ sale!)

    Do quilt patterns with curves make you run for the hills? Hey, wait…where are you going? Before you disappear around the bend, think about it: Orange Peel, Drunkard’s Path (variation, right), Grandmother’s Fan, and Dresden Plate are just a few well-known blocks that use curves, but there are many more. Sewing curved shapes may take […]


  8. Strip piecing gets spectacular: must-see quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 7, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Spectacular geometrics. Mind-bending curves. Brave, bold designs. Sound like a best-of-show winner in a national quilt competition? Here’s a little secret about the quilts in the new book Remarkable Rectangles: “Robin’s Butterfly” They’re 100% strip pieced. Author Robert DeCarli’s quilts are graphically stunning, featuring illusions of curves, diamonds, and more. Upon first glance—or even after […]


  9. One quilt block, so many possibilities: day 3, Maple Leaf (+ sale)

    Welcome to our final day of one-block wonders! This week we’ve covered resourceful Snowball and Nine Patch blocks. Today’s block is more versatile than you might think: the Maple Leaf block. It’s not just for autumn anymore! “Twist and Turn Leaves” If you’ve struggled with sewing accurate half-square triangles—which Maple Leaf patterns rely on for […]


  10. One quilt block, so many possibilities: day 2, Nine Patch (+ sale)

    Posted by on August 5, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    We’re back with more one-block wonders! Yesterday we showed off the versatility of Snowball blocks. Today we’re talking about what may be the most-made quilt block ever: the humble Nine Patch. From The Blue and The Gray The term “Nine Patch” refers to the tried-and-true quilt block pattern, but did you know it also refers […]