Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. ’Tis the season for stitching: ring it in with Kathy Schmitz (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 16, 2018

    We counted (well, with a little help from Google). It’s 198 days until winter begins—and you know it’ll creep up on us all! Now’s the time to choose relaxing days of slow stitching over the crazy-fast pace of the most anticipated season (and holiday) of the year. Before the busyness can get the best of […]


  2. BIG day: Kim Diehl’s back with a “little” something new (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 9, 2018

    They’re small, they’re scrappy, they’re heartfelt and happy—Kim Diehl is back with a new batch of quilts on a splendidly small scale! The little quilts in Simple Whatnots have three big benefits: they’re scrap friendly (good!), they’re quick to finish (better!), and they’re as cute as can be (best!). Just try to resist the urge […]


  3. Together again 💗 patchwork + embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 25, 2018

    Best-selling author Gail Pan has two questions for you: Do you love patchwork? (Yes!) Do you love embroidery? (Yes, yes!) Then you’re going to love Gail’s all-new collection of projects that are a delight to sew and a dream to embroider! An abundance of sweet motifs in Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too, inspired by Gail’s daily […]


  4. Even your ancient scraps will ❤ you for trying this technique (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 16, 2018

    Grab your bits, pieces, strings, strips, and chunks: (Yes, even the ones that look like this—you’ve got them too, right?): Slice and dice them into smaller scraps: Sew them back together this way and that: Keep sewing, keep going! And before you know it, your bits and pieces begin to turn into something magical, right […]


  5. 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 […]


  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. Fresh vintage style, precut ease: 10 beautiful quilts for your bundles (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 31, 2018

    Give your precuts a happy home—in a quick quilt! We’re SO excited that Sue Pfau’s third book, Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, is finally here! Sue’s whipped up gorgeous quilts featuring classic quilt blocks—and you’ll get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; all those small cuts […]


  8. 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, […]


  9. Plan, dream, create: an inspiring journal for the New Year (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 10, 2018

    A New Year means a fresh start—and today, we’re excited to introduce you to a tool that will give you a fresh outlook on your creative life. Welcome to organization for your quilting life, and inspiration for your quilting soul! Photographed at quilting star Lisa Bongean’s gorgeous lakeside home, A Quilter’s Journal is an inspiring […]


  10. 130 ways to stitch away your lunch hour: see our embroidery! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on December 18, 2017

    Martingale staffers and friends have been stitch, stitch, stitching their way toward the release of the new book Lunch-Hour Embroidery—and we are SO excited to show off our embroidery to you today! Lunch-Hour Embroidery is packed with fun embroidery motifs—from apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you’ll love creating your own embroidery […]