Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. Stitching a simple life: Q & A with Maggie Bonanomi (+ special giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 23, 2018

    Welcome to the warm, woolly world of Maggie Bonanomi, where whimsical wonders await! Come on in, take a seat, and enjoy some slow stitching with this celebrated maker—she’ll lead you on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In Maggie’s world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The […]


  2. Wondering about wool? 2 wool-applique tutorials to inspire your stitching

    Posted by on May 7, 2018

    Wool is all the rage in sewing circles, but if you’re new to working with wool you might have some questions: how to find it, how to felt it, and how to sew with it. We’ve got the answers to all of your fuzzy-wuzzy wool questions today! Debbie Busby’s book Sew Many Notions is all […]


  3. Sew sweet! Small wool projects for sewing on the go (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 30, 2018

    Introducing perfectly portable projects for sewing on the go, new from an author we all know and love—the Teacher’s Pet, Kathy Brown! Kathy’s fun projects in Lunch-Hour Wool Minis are so small, so sweet—and so simple to complete. About all that’s needed is a needle, thread, wool, and a little lunch-hour time to make 14 […]


  4. Hand-appliqued houses with Yoko Saito (video) 📹

    Posted by on March 23, 2018

    We’re pleased to bring you Yoko Saito books in English, published by Stitch Publications and distributed by Martingale. And today we’ve got a new video of Ms. Saito in action, sharing a technique from her book Houses, Houses, Houses!—because house quilts are hot! This celebrated Japanese quilter is known for her exquisite appliqué, and in […]


  5. Elegant vine appliqué: Yoko Saito’s (astonishing!) technique + video

    Posted by on February 19, 2018

    We are honored to be able to bring you Yoko Saito books in English, published by Stitch Publications and distributed by Martingale. Today, you’ll see why we feel that way! Ms. Saito is a celebrated Japanese quilter, and we were thrilled at the chance to meet her in person at Quilt Market in October. It’s […]


  6. Summon spring with scenes from A Cottage Garden (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 14, 2018

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to introduce you to the new book by designer Kathy Cardiff. Why? Because it’s going to be love at first sight! When this avid gardener and seasoned designer combines her passions, magic sprouts. Using wool as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy brings her […]


  7. Learn how now: blanket stitch for appliqué with Debbie Busby

    Posted by on January 26, 2018

    If there’s one embroidery stitch that everyone who sews should know, we just might pick the blanket stitch as the big winner. It’s an easy way to conceal raw edges of appliqué pieces, it’s quick to learn, and it’s super cute too! See what we mean? Sew Many Notions author Debbie Busby has traveled across […]


  8. Jo Morton shares the back-basting appliqué stitch: 9 reasons to try it

    Posted by on January 22, 2018

    At Martingale, we’re totally over-the-top fanatical for Jo Morton. Aside from her stunning books filled with spectacular quilts, Jo has a wonderful way of explaining techniques—it fills you with the curiosity and confidence to try. So, when Jo says her favorite way to appliqué is by using the back-basting method, we’re all ears! Jo learned […]


  9. Snow day? Sew day! 8 projects for winter’s final weeks

    Posted by on January 19, 2018

    How’s winter been treating you? For some it’s been a season similar to winters before . . . but we’ve watched others endure frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and a chilly case of the winter blues. For those going through it, we send you our warmest wishes—and we want to help you send those winter […]


  10. Quilting icon Jo Morton’s tribute to Album quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 22, 2017

    Jo Morton is back with another gorgeous book—and it just may be the first time you’ve seen her absolutely admirable appliqué! In Jo’s latest book, Jo’s Floral Album, you’ll stitch spectacular blocks featuring beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries, and other motifs that define traditional Album quilts. Make blocks one after another, or set a […]