Posts tagged: "antique quilts"

  1. Repro lovers, assemble! 182 twists on Civil War–style quilt blocks (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on March 15, 2017

    Reproduction-quilt lovers, are you ready for a decidedly different quilt-block book? Save your scraps, pile up your precuts, and iron your yardage—The 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology is a BIG quilt-block book that will inspire you for years to come! If you’re like us, you’re “long”ing to stitch these one-of-a-kind rectangular blocks—the unexpected shape is […]


  2. How to quilt a patchwork quilt just like Civil War–era quilts

    Posted by on March 8, 2017

    We know we have just a few (ha!) fans of reproduction quilts out there—so today we’ve got something special to share with you! If you’ve ever wondered how to choose a quilting design for your reproduction quilts, one that’s authentic to the era, Julie Hendricksen is the perfect person to ask. She’s made a career […]


  3. Behind the scenes: the International Quilt Study Center and Museum

    Posted by on November 4, 2016

    We recently had a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the International Quilt Study Center and Museum (IQSCM) in Lincoln, Nebraska, and assist with the photography of quilts in their collection. The IQSCM is home to more than 5,000 quilts and quilt-related pieces that span 50 countries and four centuries of quiltmaking. The International Quilt Study Center […]


  4. Wish List Day! Scrappy little quilts, Churn Dash 💕 + more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 2, 2016

    Thanks for joining us on Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! What books are coming your way in December? Sit back and enjoy the inspiration! And remember, you could win your favorite book if you let us know your choice at the end of this post. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always […]


  5. New books for charm squares, fat quarters, and patchwork divas 👑 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 5, 2016

    Hey hey hey—it’s Wish List Day! We love giving you a peek at new books on the way, and we love finding out which books you like best. In fact, you could win your favorite book if you let us know your choice at the end of this post. But be warned: it’s gonna be […]


  6. 4 tips for getting an authentic look in your Civil War quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on October 3, 2016

    It’s no secret that Civil War–style quilts are mega popular—and we bet we can tell how much you love them by the colors in your stash. If your stash resembles a spread like this: We’ve got some fun tips for you today! Some of our most popular books about reproduction quilts are on sale—this week […]


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

    Posted by on September 21, 2016

    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, […]


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

    Posted by on August 26, 2016

    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 […]


  9. September: New Martingale books for fall stitching (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 3, 2016

    It’s our favorite day of the month—Wish List Day! Why? Because we get to sneak peek new Martingale books making their way to your local shop soon. The books below will be available in stores and online in September! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new Martingale quilt books, […]


  10. Want bump-free quilt blocks? Try Jo Morton’s clippy trick (video)

    Posted by on July 15, 2016

    Little quilts are so appealing because they’re fun to make and easy to finish. That’s precisely the reason Jo Morton, author of the super-popular book Jo’s Little Favorites, loves designing on a smaller scale. Being the quilt genius that she is, Jo’s come up with a wealth of tips and techniques for successfully piecing diminutive […]