5 years!!! It’s our blog anniversary – celebration ahead! (giveaway + a heads up!)

Can you believe it? We’re celebrating FIVE YEARS since we launched the Stitch This! blog!

We’ve published 1,184 posts, read 163,334 comments, and introduced you to 280 new books. That’s a lot of happy numbers! We love sharing our books with you, and we hope you enjoy hearing about what our wonderful authors are up to!

How-to posts are popular at Stitch This!, and we wondered which posts you found the most helpful during the past year. Below, take a look at our top 5 posts—which ones helped you?

(By the way, if you aren’t following us on Pinterest, now’s the time—we’ve got more than 35,000+ followers and we’d love for you to join us, so pin the posts below and click “Follow” on our Pinterest page!)

#5: Quick video tip: nice, neat embroidery—on the back!

Embroidery tip: invisible tie-off
From Snow Happy


#4: Scrappy Nine Patch quilt block tutorial (+ the one clever step you’re missing)

How to make a scrappy Nine Patch block
From Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches


#3: 5 easy quilt-finishing tips for “toppers”

5 easy quilt-finishing tips for toppers
  From The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting


#2: How to sew bump-free block seams (video tip)

How to sew bump-free block seams
From Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins


#1: Walking-foot quilting tutorial (video): try quick & easy curves

Walking-foot quilting tutorial
From
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt


Now, what’s an anniversary celebration without gifts? Answer our question at the end of this post and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of the following pairs of anniversary goodies:

Book and fabric giveaway!
A mammoth fat-quarter bundle from our friends at Moda: Rainy Day by Me and My Sister Designs—PLUS a copy of Me and My Sister Designs’ latest book, 12-Pack Quilts!

Book and fabric giveaway!
OR
these adorable About a Boy/About a Girl bundles by Anni Downs, courtesy of our friends at Henry Glass—PLUS a copy of Baby Bliss by Kim Diehl and Pat Wys!

And because you’re celebrating 5 years with us, we’ll let you in on a BIG little secret that has to do with the number 5 too . . . we’ll be hosting our semiannual WAREHOUSE SALE on Monday, March 13.

More than 90 books will be on sale for only $5 each while supplies last. So mark your calendar and get up early for some fun Monday cybershopping in your jammies!

Now, back to those goodies up for grabs! For your chance to win a book and a bundle, tell us:

How long have you been following Martingale’s Stitch This! blog?

a) I’m brand-new to the blog (be sure to subscribe!).

b) I’ve been hanging with this tribe for a while now (so glad you’re here!).

c) I’ve been following Stitch This! since the very first post!

Tell us in the comments and you could win the About a Girl and About a Boy bundles from Henry Glass, plus a copy of Baby Bliss; or you could win the Rainy Day fat-quarter bundle from Moda, plus a copy of 12-Pack Quilts! We’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Many thanks for celebrating our 5th anniversary with us—
stay tuned for much more to come in year six!

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