Posts tagged: "bags"

  1. Warning: these paper-pieced blocks are just TOO cute (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 29, 2017

    We’ve been in love with Charise Randell’s work ever since she debuted one of her paper-pieced blocks in The Splendid Sampler—if you followed the quilt-along, you’ll remember her delightful design: Stitching Fashion block It’s just so cute! We knew Charise had more sweet sewing to share—and that’s why we’re thrilled to be the publisher of […]


  2. Yoko Saito quilt books in English – we got ’em!

    Posted by on October 2, 2017

    We are so excited to reveal that we are now distributing books produced by Stitch Publications—including books by famed Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing more details with you about these gorgeous books. Today we’re giving you a sneak peek into Yoko Saito’s Quilts & Projects from My […]


  3. Know before you sew: best fusible interfacing for bags

    Posted by on June 16, 2017

    There are SO many bags we want to sew—do you feel the same? Bags from Big-City Bags, Windy City Bags, and Style and Swing With the right pattern, you can sew anything from backpacks and suitcases to purses, clutches, and handbags that rival designer bags from department stores. (And better still, you can sew them […]


  4. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta 👀 it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2017

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]


  5. ✂ You’ll have SEW much fun with Terry Atkinson! ✂ (+special giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 18, 2017

    We are thrilled to welcome celebrated designer Terry Atkinson to the Martingale family and to introduce you to her first-ever book with Martingale: Simple, Fun & Quickly Done! When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the […]


  6. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 26, 2016

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]


  7. Bags to sew for back to school: send ’em off in style (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 1, 2016

    Sized-up clothes, school supplies, registration, orientation. It’s time for the back-to-school bustle! Prepping for a new school year is all about getting students organized and ready to rule the school. And you can use your sewing skills to help—by making handy bags that are just as fresh and fun on the outside as all the […]


  8. Win at gift giving all year long – sew many gifts! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 18, 2016

    Get ready to be thanked, appreciated, admired, and hugged. Because when you sew gifts for others, gratitude is their return gift to you! If you like to sew gifts but sometimes wonder what to make for someone special—or if you’ve never sewn gifts before but would like to start—let the new book Sew Many Gifts […]


  9. 4 ways to build your bag-making skills (+ sale!)

    Posted by on February 8, 2016

    Are you in need of a new favorite tote? Maybe a roomy market bag or a cute clutch? There are literally thousands of bag sewing patterns available, so how do you choose the right one? The difference between a ho-hum bag and a fabulous one is all in the finishing and details. Whether you’re new […]


  10. Wonder how to make high-end handbags? Sara shares all (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2015

    What woman doesn’t want to spoil herself with a high-end handbag? Unfortunately, sometimes the cost of a department-store bag can spoil the fun. However . . . if you know sewing-machine basics, you can spoil yourself silly. How? By making high-fashion handbags yourself at a fraction of the cost. And the big bonus: you can […]