Posts tagged: "bed quilts"

  1. New Year’s resolution: use up those scraps!

    Posted by on January 23, 2017

    Did you make any quilty New Year’s resolutions this year? I asked several of my quilting buddies and got many different answers. The top four were: finish up UFOs, get my sewing space organized, learn a new technique, and use up my scraps! If using up scraps or paring down your stash is at the […]


  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. This summer = your best bed quilt (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 13, 2016

    The idea of making a quilt big enough for a bed can be a little daunting. What’s the best way to approach such a sizable project? Break it up into bite-size bits! Working block by block on a large quilt allows you to see progress quickly and prevents the process from becoming overwhelming. Challenge yourself […]


  5. New Year, new look: fabric facelifts for every room

    Posted by on January 11, 2016

    It’s the new year! Time for a fresh start, a fresh approach, a fresh look. And definitely time for a fresh room makeover. You can freshen up any room in your home quickly, creatively, and economically. How? With quilts, of course! It’s astonishing how a quilt can instantly transform the look and feel of a […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Do these easy quilt patterns catch your eye? (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on August 14, 2015

    As quiltmakers, it’s often hard to decide which we love more: the dramatic look of a dynamic block layout or the flair of a fantastically vibrant fabric. From Eye-Catching Quilts In Eye-Catching Quilts: 16 Designs from the Experts at Quiltmaker Magazine you’ll get the best of both: a veritable beauty pageant of elegantly arrayed blocks […]


  8. Beauties for your red, white, and blue stash (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 24, 2015

    With Flag Day kicking off summer and 4th of July celebrations not far behind, many Americans think of red, white, and blue as the unofficial colors of the season. 
“Americana” by Gerri Robinson But if the patriotic scheme isn’t part of your decor, fear not! Instead, pare down to two colors—red and white, or blue […]


  9. No time for a bed quilt? Try a quick bed runner (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 28, 2015

    No time to make a bed quilt? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of making one—or you have one (or more) in progress—but you can’t see the finish line from where you are. Keep that bed quilt going; we’re cheering you on! But in the meantime, you can get that beautiful quilt-on-a-bed look without finishing a big bed […]


  10. New Martingale quilting books: April 2015

    Posted by on April 7, 2015

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! At the beginning of each month we reserve one day to give you a sneak peek at new Martingale quilting books and more coming to your local quilt or yarn shop. Click on a book cover below; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track […]