Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Great at knitting, not so great at finishing? You need know-how (+ giveaway!)

    No matter your knitting skill, no matter your knitting style—all knitters need know-how! From the best-selling author of Cast On, Bind Off comes an all-new reference guide about arguably the most important step of knitting any project: the finishing. Don’t let an unfamiliarity with finishing techniques turn another project into an amateur version of what […]


  2. Sew half-square triangles 4 and 8 times faster than you are now

    The humble yet mighty half-square triangle (or as I’ll fondly refer to it here: HST) is an essential element in scores of classic quilt blocks. And when you’re making a quilt that’s chock-full of HSTs, every little trick that streamlines the process can add up to quite a bit of time saved. If you find […]


  3. ⏰ Flash sale! Schnibbles Times Two is perfect for you IF . . .

    Schnibbles Times Two is perfect for you if . . . You LOVE the irresistible appeal of charm squares. McGuffey charm-pack quilt You LOVE Layer Cakes loaded with patchwork possibilities. McGuffey Layer Cake quilt You LOVE making both big and little quilts. Scratch Layer Cake quilt (68″ x 80½") and Scratch charm-square quilt (31¼" x […]


  4. Got a special place in your 💛 for vintage quilts? Don’t miss this! (+ giveaway)

    If you fall head over heels whenever you see a vintage quilt, we’ve got a new a book that’s tailor-made for you: Preserving History. From Preserving History How do we know it’s just your style? Because author Julie Hendricksen falls head over heels for vintage quilts too. In fact, as a collector of antique quilts, […]


  5. 4 rick-rack hacks: how to sew it, use it, 💜 it! (videos + sale)

    How do you use rick rack? Do you own a stash of it? Do you have a favorite width, color, brand? Or . . . maybe you’ve never used rick rack before. Trust us: by the end of this post, you’ll want to rack up the rick rack in your sewing space! Popular authors Jeanne […]


  6. Are you a Super Stitcher card holder? Please read this

    Posted by on September 16, 2016, in quilting & sewing, ,

    If you’ve been a part of our Super Stitcher Award Program, we want to thank you for sharing many years of earning free Martingale books. After careful consideration, we will be retiring our Super Stitcher Award Program on December 31, 2016. Your local shop can continue to stamp your Super Stitcher cards through the end […]


  7. Stitch a welcome for each season with Bonnie Sullivan (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Love sewing year ’round? Now you’ll have a special reason to sew for every season—and that reason is popular designer Bonnie Sullivan and her new book, A Change of Seasons! Bonnie’s refined folk-art style is instantly recognizable—and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to re-create. Use easy whipstitch appliqué, simple embroidery, and fun […]


  8. YOUR turn to design quilts (hand-holding available) + sale!

    One of the things I love so much about quilting is the fact that there is something for everybody. Some prefer to purchase kits—which takes choosing fabric out of the equation—so they can get right to the cutting and sewing. Some prefer to start with a pattern and put their creativity into choosing fabrics and […]


  9. 66 fun fat-quarter quilt projects for your growing stash (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Fat-quarter fanatics, please stand. And now, jump for joy. We’ve just released the perfect book to pair with your favorite fabric fix. It’s . . . The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts! Imagine owning a jam-packed resource that’s instantly available whenever you get the urge to untie a stack, fan open a pack, or pick […]


  10. NEW Martingale quilt books! Pat Sloan – Moda – This and That 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Yippee for Wish List Day! We LOVE sneak-peeking our newest books and finding out your favorites. In fact, you can WIN your favorite book if you leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Take a look at what’s coming in October and let us know which book you love best! Subscribe to our […]