Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Garden stitches, modern classics, baby bliss: new book sneak peek! (+ giveaway)

    Welcome to Wish List Day: June 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite June 2016 release at […]


  2. Why English paper piecing patterns are so hot 🔥 (+ sale)

    English paper piecing (aka EPP) has been a hot topic for awhile—and it’s showing no signs of stopping. So what’s the secret of EPP’s slow-sewing staying power? Ask any EPP enthusiast and she or he will likely agree on three things: EPP is easy (view this quick tutorial for proof). EPP is fun. (Check out […]


  3. Your fabulous fabric stash: 2 tips for using it to its full potential

    Some people just don’t understand. Building a fabric stash requires thorough contemplation and careful consideration. Shop to shop, show to show, online store to online store, you’ve curated a collection of fabric that’s so very . . . you. But are you using your fabric stash to its fullest potential? Designer Tonya Alexander understands us […]


  4. Your next quick quilt pattern: simple and sweet sewing treat!

    ↑↑↑ That’s the mantra of our Sweet & Simple pattern series. If it’s your quilting mantra too, you’ll love our latest additions! Whether your taste is traditional or more modern, we’ve got you covered. Best of all? Sweet & Simple patterns are only $4.00 each! Quick: You’ll get started AND get to the finish line […]


  5. How to deal with that crazy mixed-up quilt stash (+ sale)

    I recently became an empty nester. (Yay! Or sniff!) Which means that my quilt stash, after years of living in my dining room (and other hiding places—shh!), is finally getting a room of its own. Touching every piece of fabric I own has been enlightening, to say the least. Why did I save this? Why […]


  6. Happy 🌎 Day! Half off eBooks and ePatterns now (but hurry)

    Posted by on April 22, 2016, in quilting & sewing, , , ,

    Every April 22 we celebrate Earth Day—a time to recommit to taking care of this big, beautiful rock we call home. We all know the many mantras for taking care of Mother Earth: reduce, reuse, recycle; choose local; and go digital. And when you go digital today at ShopMartingale.com, you can save BIG: That’s right: […]


  7. 2 quilting 🌟🌟 create the ultimate resource for machine-quilting ideas (+ giveaway!)

    What’s better than a groundbreaking book about machine quilting, packed with techniques and patterns from a quilting superstar? How about a groundbreaking book about machine quilting written by TWO quilting superstars? Christa Watson (left), author of the best-seller Machine Quilting with Style, and Angela Walters (right), author of multiple books on machine quilting, at QuiltCon, […]


  8. Start-to-finish in a snap: sewing small quilting projects (+ sale!)

    What’s a quilter to do when he or she is running low on sewing time? Whip up a small quilt, of course! Whether you need to make a quick gift or a want a speedy way to update your home decor, small quilting projects pack a big punch. In addition to being time-friendly, small quilting […]


  9. How to use a quilting ruler without slip-sliding away

    When it comes to precise piecing, which do you think is more important: accurate cutting or accurate sewing? If you said cutting OR sewing, you’re close . . . but for seams that butt, points that match, and blocks that turn out to be the size they’re supposed to be, accurate cutting AND sewing are […]


  10. Civil War fabric fanatics, meet your kindred spirit (+ giveaway!)

    Madder reds, poison greens, cheddars, shirtings . . . if you’re like best-selling author Carol Hopkins, you can’t bear to toss a single scrap of that Civil War reproduction fabric you love. And now you can pat yourself on the back for saving them. Why? Because they’re perfect for the jaw-dropping quilts from Civil War […]