Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. The hourglass quilt block: a trimming trick (because they can be tricky!)

    Stop the presses! We just had to share this quick tip with you. It answers a question many of us quilty staffers at Martingale have asked ourselves before—maybe you’ve asked it too. The question usually arises after removing a bit of patchwork from your sewing machine: “How come I lost my points?” Raise your seam […]


  2. Splendid Sampler block #56: At Home Anywhere

    Hello, Splendids! I’m so happy to be a part of the fun and joy that The Splendid Sampler is bringing to the quilt world. My block, “At Home Anywhere,” is a nod to those of us who’ve lived like nomads much of our life—moving here, there, and everywhere. I’ll bet many of you have shared […]


  3. APQ’s 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon is on the way!

    Are you ready to sew for a good cause? Gather some colorful fabric and mark your calendar because it’s almost time for American Patchwork & Quilting’s third annual 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon! APQ’s heartwarming mission to donate one million pillowcases to communities around the country is going strong. Last year, during sew-a-thon events held around the United […]


  4. 🎁Help is here! Get ready for the gift-giving season 🎁 (+ sale)

    As soon as I typed the title for this post I instinctively ducked, knowing that somebody was going to want to throw something at me . I can’t lie, though! That season is coming up quickly! Wouldn’t it be nice to NOT be quilting that table runner for your sister or stuffing that pincushion for […]


  5. ⏰Flash sale! Quilts to turn your 🏡 into a home sweet home

    Whoo-hoo we FLASH SALE days! And you are going to this beauty of an eBook that we have ready for you to steal for just $6.00. Home Sweet Quilt comes from the incomparable Jill Finley—owner of Jillily Studio, thread designer for Aurifil, inventor of Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots (sticky thimbles—love ’em!), and most recently, a new […]


  6. You’ve never seen Nine Patch quilt blocks quite like this (+ giveaway!)

    Sweet and simple, the Nine Patch is one of the oldest and best-loved quilt blocks. In fact, just knowing its name is almost enough to know how to sew it! This simplicity makes the Nine Patch quilt block a chameleon of sorts, allowing for endless creativity and variation. A Nine Patch block might look classic […]


  7. How to decorate with quilts: designer do’s (+ sale!)

    You can decorate with a lamp. A painting. A wreath. Assorted knick-knacks. But bring a quilt into the room and you can actually feel the space become softer. Cozier. A quilt invites you to relax, unwind, and stay a spell. How do quilts do that? We say it’s simply their superpower. Whether you’re making your […]


  8. 📚Quilt-book lovers: get $40 to spend at our site today

    Are you a quilt book-a-holic? (It’s okay to say yes. You’re among friends who understand.) Or maybe you can’t get enough of books about sewing, knitting, or crochet. Or maybe you love them all. If you love books about your favorite hobby, it’s time. Time to join the Martingale Insider Book Club! It’s only $14.99 […]


  9. A quilter’s coffee-table book: Gwen Marston’s A Common Thread (+ giveaway!)

    Today is a grrrrreat day! We’re feeling delighted, excited, and proud to share with you this sneak peek of our latest coffee-table book for quilters: A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston. You may know Gwen Marston as a living legend in the quiltmaking world. Perhaps you followed her illustrious “Liberated Quiltmaking” […]


  10. Find summer fun indoors: 4 new quilting techniques to try (+ sale!)

    Stay out of the summer swelter—try some out-of-the-box fun indoors with new quilting techniques! This week’s sale books will teach you new tricks that you can keep in your quiltmaking tool belt and whip out whenever you want. Isn’t it nice to have creative options? Save 40% on the eBooks below, this week only! Sale […]