Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Meet the Patchwork Divas and their fantastic Feathered Star quilts 😍

    A common love of antique quilts and reproduction fabrics brought them together. Now, 20 years after the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas block-exchange group was formed, their book The 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts shares the fun and friendship that’s part of a block exchange. We caught up with queen Divas (and coauthors) Betsy Chutchian and […]


  2. Memories of making a memory quilt (get the tissues)

    In March, PaperGirl (aka Mary Fons) put out a challenge to her followers: write about the last quilt you made. Our director of marketing (aka Karen Johnson) was up for the challenge. You see, Karen was in the midst of making a very special quilt. A quilt for her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. A quilt […]


  3. 🏡 A house quilt-block pattern for every home (must see, sew cute) + giveaway!

    Do you love House blocks? We love House blocks so much, we put one in our logo! That’s why we want you to make yourself at home as we introduce the fourth book in our "Block-Buster Quilts" series: I Love House Blocks! Create quaint cottages, smart schoolhouses, trendy townhouses, big barns, and even houses in […]


  4. Anything but pointless: how to keep triangle points pointy 🔺🔻🔺

    If you struggle with keeping the points of your triangles pointy when sewing them into your quilt blocks, Pat Sloan has a simple solution for you—and it works for any type of triangle piecing. Union Square quilt from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles All you need are two pins and Pat’s triangle tips […]


  5. Know before you sew: best fusible interfacing for bags

    There are SO many bags we want to sew—do you feel the same? Bags from Big-City Bags, Windy City Bags, and Style and Swing With the right pattern, you can sew anything from backpacks and suitcases to purses, clutches, and handbags that rival designer bags from department stores. (And better still, you can sew them […]


  6. Spectacular quilts made with solid fabrics: Rock Solid is here! (+ fabric giveaway)

    Got solids? Want solids? We guarantee that when you see the fresh, imaginative quilts in Rock Solid—all made with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids—you’ll want to create with every color! Whether you want to use just a few colors or paint a rainbow, Rock Solid will help you learn how to successfully use solid fabrics. And […]


  7. Patriotic patchwork: celebrating the Red, White, and Blue

    Summer is here—hooray! We all look forward to fun in the sun, but here in the USA we also enjoy celebrating our country’s independence on the 4th of July. Picnics, barbeques, fireworks, and oh YES, a day off! If you’re in need of some new holiday decorations, a new picnic quilt, or maybe just a […]


  8. NEW: downloadable patterns for yarn lovers! (as low as four bucks each)

    We are SO excited to announce our line of knitting and crochet ePatterns today! This curated collection of ePatterns has been carefully selected from some of our best-loved books and meticulously edited for clarity and ease. Best of all? They’re instantly downloadable for your knitting and crochet pleasure! You’ll get a sampling of Martingale knitting […]


  9. Wish list day! Layer Cakes, baby fun, calendar girls, and more (+ giveaway!)

    Whoo-hoo, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to the next batch of beautiful Martingale books coming in July—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 more. Sew Many […]


  10. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]