Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. Blog hop! Sew-sweet bird quilts from Erin Cox (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 17, 2015

    Welcome to our stop on the Sweet Tweets blog tour. If this is your first time visiting Stitch This!, welcome! A few weeks ago, Marti—Martingale’s mascot—sang the praises of the new book by popular quilt designer Erin Cox called Sweet Tweets. Since then, several fine birds in our office have been tweeting about their first […]

  2. Sew an endless summer: applique flower designs (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 31, 2015

Projects from Another Season of Beautiful Blooms You can see the signs: big sunflower heads drooping under the weight of their seeds, the angle of the sun changing ever so slightly, bees rushing to finish their work before all the blossoms are gone. It’s the end of the summer, when the last of the warm-weather […]

  3. Bird quilts fly with free-motion appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 18, 2015

    < Have you met the little birdy who’s ever-perched on our logo? Her name is Marti. She’s a creative, confident little bird. We love her spirit and her spunk. (It’s all in how she carries her tail). Usually, Marti doesn’t say much. But today, she’s singing the praises of her new favorite book. She’s chirping, […]

  4. Sew with Pat Sloan: new QAL is underway!

    Posted by on July 30, 2015

    Yoo-hoo! Guess who’s got some big news? Who’s hiding behind that lovely “Farmer’s Market” quilt? Why, it’s bestselling author Pat Sloan—and she’s inviting YOU to join her for some summer quilting fun! Ready to make this “Farmer’s Market” quilt and make some new online quilting friends in the process? Pat makes it easy to join […]

  5. Punch up that project with easy, creative appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 21, 2015

    Raise your hand if you’ve finished a project, stood back to admire it, and realized that it turned out…okay. Not extraordinary, but ordinary. Not unusual, just the usual. Not impressive—more like hum-drum. Probably not your intention, right? Sigh. It’s happened to just about everyone who’s experimented with needle and thread. But what if there was […]

  6. Stitch a whimsical Christmas: new season’s greetings (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 14, 2015

    Blend folk-art charm with the Christmas spirit and what do you get? Holiday trimmings that will capture your heart. “Patchwork Table Runner” from Season’s Greetings The signature style of Aussie designer Anni Downs features a vintage-country color palette that’s warm, sweet, and unique. Now we’ve collected the best of her Christmas projects in Season’s Greetings—and […]

  7. Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 10, 2015

    Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? Let’s see if you can guess: She started out with a dream to write a single quilt book. That first book has sold nearly 250,000 copies and is Martingale’s best-selling book of all time. She’s written 15 more books during her career. . She’s a master […]

  8. Freezer-paper appliqué: the Kim Diehl way (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 9, 2015

    Do you buy those giant rolls of freezer paper from the grocery store for your appliqué? If you’re like many, you do—and you know how awkward it can be to use. The paper’s too big! It coils into a tube unless you place a paperweight on each corner for tracing and cutting. (My workspace is […]

  9. Wish list day! New quilt books coming soon (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 7, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Today you’ll get a sneak peek at new quilt books and more from Martingale, all on their way to your local shop. Click on a cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll […]

  10. How to appliqué quilts just like Kim Diehl (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 16, 2015

    If you’ve always wanted to appliqué exquisite quilts just like bestselling author Kim Diehl, we’re thrilled to tell you that the following statement has never been truer than with the release of Kim’s new book: You CAN do it! “Homestead Harvest” from Simple Appeal In her ninth book, Simple Appliqué, Kim shares her best techniques—developed […]