Posts tagged: "color"

  1. Your quilted legacy: create it in stunning red and white (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 14, 2018

    When 14 beloved designers get creative with a classic color combination, magic happens. We’re delighted to share a little of that magic from the highly anticipated book Red & White Quilts with you today! Generations of quilters have been captivated by the simple beauty of red-and-white quilts—and today’s quilters are no different! Whether it’s humble […]


  2. 📹 How to choose colors for a scrap quilt: an Aussie’s simple approach (video)

    Posted by on July 16, 2018

    How to choose colors for a scrap quilt is a question many quilters ask our authors. Do they study color theory? Do they use the brown-bag method? Do they say a little prayer or cast a quilty spell over their fabrics before they begin? Martingale authors use many different methods to create their scrap quilts, […]


  3. 📹 Video: improv piecing (use EVERY scrap you own!)

    Posted by on June 25, 2018

    Scrap collectors, gatherers, accumulators, and hoarders—today’s video is going to inspire you to dive into those bins, boxes, and drawers (closets?) full of scraps and DO something wonderful with them, once and for all. This is THE reason you’ve been saving them! The technique? It’s called improv piecing. Now, you might’ve heard that term before, […]


  4. The “value” of your smart phone: are you using this quilting trick? 📱

    Posted by on April 4, 2018

    We’ve got a quick quilting trick for you today! If you’ve ever struggled with deciphering the values of different fabrics, this is a tip that’ll provide lots of “value” when you’re choosing fabrics for a quilt, arranging blocks, or just trying to figure out the value of a particular fabric—not value moneywise, but value colorwise! […]


  5. Oh, Scrap! 😜 Don’t miss this scrapalicious blog hop (+ a OOAK giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 26, 2018

    We’re thrilled to be a stop on Lissa Alexander’s blog hop for her new book today! Oh, scrap—after all the buzz, all the anticipation, and all the teases and sneak peeks, Oh, Scrap! is finally here! Lissa Alexander is a wife and mother of five, a quilter since 1980, the curator of the “Moda All-Stars” […]


  6. Can you imagine quilts in different colors? 5 examples to explore (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 16, 2018

    Have you ever fallen head over heels for a quilt pattern but found it hard to envision the design in your favorite colors? It can be a challenge, but imagining quilts in different color palettes is worth learning how to do—the patchwork possibilities are endless. Three-time Martingale author Christa Watson understands those color predicaments, and […]


  7. Scrappy makes happy: fun two- and three-color scrap quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 17, 2018

    Pick just two or maybe three . . . now choosing scraps is SEW easy! Create lively, colorful quilts with three-time author Kate Henderson—and say bye-bye to stressing over color choices. With this collection of two-color and three-color quilt patterns, choosing colors is a snap. Plus, you can use up every scrap! Start with yardage, […]


  8. You won’t learn color theory in a more beautiful way than this!

    Posted by on December 6, 2017

    Did you know that, in Japan, quilters and other artists study under a single master, spending years progressing from simple techniques to the extremely difficult? Yoko Saito is one of those masters, and she currently mentors more than 400 students! One of the most important lessons Ms. Saito teaches her students is about working with […]


  9. This video makes it SO easy to choose colors for your quilts

    Posted by on October 23, 2017

    You’ve carved out a few hours to quilt, and you want to start something new. Whoo-hoo! You pore over your books and peruse your patterns. Ah-ha! You found the perfect quilt to get started. Now, time to choose colors. You approach your stash, start pulling fabrics . . . and all of a sudden you […]


  10. How to put a rainbow in a quilt? Add a little black and white (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 3, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be fun to add all the colors you love to a single quilt, and not have to worry about whether it all “goes” together or not? Sounds impossible, right? Or maybe you’ve made a quilt of many colors and come away disappointed. But Splash of Color author Jackie Kunkel’s figured out how to […]