Posts tagged: "antique quilts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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, […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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, […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. What to do with old quilts: 5 ideas to ponder

    Posted by on May 27, 2016

    What to do with old quilts? It’s a question many quilters have asked. Whether you’ve inherited quilts, enjoy collecting antique quilts, or happen to own an old quilt with a story (or one that’s shrouded in mystery), knowing what to do with an older quilt can stump us. We asked some of our antique-quilt-loving authors […]


  7. Efficient quilt techniques for remaking antiques (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 11, 2016

    Authentic antique quilts inspire us—and they inspire many of our authors too! With help from our authors, you can remake vintage quilts into your own heirlooms. Simply follow the streamlined techniques of the popular authors we’re highlighting this week. Their eBooks are 40% off through Sunday, April 17. Take a look at the gorgeous quilts […]


  8. Jo Morton’s display tips for small quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2016

    The year: 1985. An iconic year for quilting. Why? It was the year quilt designer Jo Morton discovered her true love: she stitched her first quilt that was made to look antique, entirely on purpose. Quilts from Jo’s Little Favorites Since then, Jo has become a star of the quilting world—fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer, […]


  9. Got Civil war reproductions? See quilts worth cutting them for (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 9, 2015

    Calling all Civil War fabric collectors, 1800s reproduction devotees, antique quilt lovers, and Red Crinoline Quilts fans: This book’s for you. From Tributes and Treasures For the first time in book form, the design team known as Red Crinoline Quilts shares a jaw-dropping collection of vintage-style designs. You’ll learn the techniques they use to create […]


  10. Inspired by antique quilts? How to re-stitch the past (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 20, 2015

    If you’re inspired by antique quilts, you’ll find an instant connection with author Julie Hendricksen. As the owner of J. J. Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Julie’s been collecting antique quilts for more than 30 years. Her favorite period? The late nineteenth century. (Raise your hand if you concur!) Old and new: “Petite […]