Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta 👀 it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]


  2. ✂ You’ll have SEW much fun with Terry Atkinson! ✂ (+special giveaway!)

    We are thrilled to welcome celebrated designer Terry Atkinson to the Martingale family and to introduce you to her first-ever book with Martingale: Simple, Fun & Quickly Done! When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the […]


  3. T-shirt quilt patterns for beginners: how to stabilize a T-shirt for sewing (tutorial)

    There’s a reason why T-shirt quilts are an all-time favorite—they’re simple, they’re personal, and they’re filled with memories. T-shirt quilts are a wonderful way to say congratulations, thanks, and I love you to graduates, sports fanatics, music lovers, and more. One question most quilters have—since we work primarily with woven fabric—is how to cut and […]


  4. Splendid Sampler block #92: a splendid tip for matching seams

    Have you been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler? It’s truly inspiring to see quilters from around the world sharing the love of quilting together. I’m really honored to be a part of it, and also excited to share a little bit about my block today! Download Beth Bradley’s Double Bees block at the Splendid […]


  5. 5 easy quilt-finishing tips for “toppers”

    Are you a topper? If you’ve got lots of quilt tops waiting to make their debut as a quilt—but you haven’t finished them yet—you’re a topper, alright. Welcome to the club! Our own acquisitions editor, Karen Burns, compares herself to the cobbler whose children have no shoes. She is the quilter with no finished quilts! […]


  6. Table everything – take a look at this BIG book 😻 (+ giveaway!)

    What would you do with 240 pages of glorious colors, patterns, and inspiration—all combined in one BIG book of 56 petite quilts, each easy enough to whip up over a weekend? We bet you’d start sewing! We’ve been sneak-peeking The Big Book of Table Toppers for over a month on our Facebook and Instagram pages—and […]


  7. Pennies per day for year-round inspiration – grab it before it’s gone! (special offer)

    Get ready to say HELLO to a sweet deal today! You’ve probably seen peeks of the stunning images inside Sue Spargo’s Stitches to Savor 2017 calendar online. And today you can own Sue’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous calendar for 50% off the retail price. Steal this deal for just $11.49—HALF OFF the retail price. Because Sue’s calendar […]


  8. Take a slow-sewing break, all in romantic reds ❤ (+ giveaway!)

    So charming, so whimsical, so sweet—we’re so excited to share with you the heartwarming new book from Australian designer Natalie Bird! Natalie’s captured the soft, fanciful look that Aussie designers seem to create so effortlessly—and she’s done it all in romantic reds. Her simple patchwork and appliqué blend with embroidered stitcheries and sayings that will […]


  9. Kick off 2017 with a “Treat Yourself!” coupon & make this year your most creative yet!

    The presents are unwrapped, the stockings are unstuffed, and the halls are undecked (well, maybe). Another Christmas has come and gone. You gave so many people in your life a happy holiday. Now it’s time to treat yourself! How about indulging in a treat—of the quilty variety—that will last the whole year though and beyond? […]


  10. Wish List Day! Friendships, farmhouses, and a little zen (+ giveaway!)

    It’s Wish List Day—always our favorite day of the month! This month we’re excited to share with you the Martingale books coming to your local quilt shop in February. Tell us your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at newly released Martingale quilt […]