Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. Modern quilts from traditional quilt patterns: a new family legacy (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2016

    If you’re like many quilters, you’re on the lookout for quilts that seamlessly blend traditional beauty and modern flair. Look no further! In her latest book, popular author Amy Ellis stitches together the two styles to create quilts that are both fresh and timeless. Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis Let Amy introduce you to […]


  2. Welcome to the garden: spectacular embroidery you can do too (+ 2 giveaways!)

    Posted by on June 10, 2016

    Let popular Moda fabric designer Kathy Schmitz take you on a tour of her garden: it’s an embroidered wonderland! Welcome from Stitches from the Garden In her new book, Stitches from the Garden, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature scenes, charming hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings. Together they create what Kathy calls “an embroiderer’s […]


  3. 🎄Make your next Christmas a Kim Diehl Christmas🎄(+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 13, 2016

    Kim Diehl fans, we’ve been waiting sooooo long for this moment! And today it’s finally here—the moment when we get to raise our glasses of eggnog from ’round a toasty holiday hearth and say: Merry Christmas from Kim Diehl! Kim’s first-ever book dedicated to the holiday season—destined to be her 10th bestseller—will have you dreaming […]


  4. De-stash in a flash ⚡ play with your yarn today (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 11, 2016

    Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with a new book—and we can’t wait to share her BIG idea with you! Jen’s big idea is inspired by her BIG stash of yarns. Those hanks, balls, and skeins of yarn all have one thing in common: they’re greater in weight than the delicate sock yarns she designed […]


  5. Patchwork + Christmas hand embroidery = ♥ (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 6, 2016

    It’s never too soon to start stitching for Christmas! From Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery by Gail Pan The bestselling author of Patchwork Loves Embroidery is ready to help you celebrate the holidays with sweet designs that will spread the delights of Christmas throughout your home. And throughout the homes of those you love! Star Birds […]


  6. How to paper piece quilt blocks – once and for all (3 expert tips + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 16, 2016

    We are SO excited to share the latest book from prolific author, celebrated teacher, talented designer, and all-around fabulous person Nancy Mahoney today. Why? Because we’ve tested her new how-to ourselves—and we can’t wait to reveal the results! Four Martingale staffers, ranging from complete beginner to occasional paper piecer, made blocks from Nancy’s new book, […]


  7. Jelly Roll race quilt – with a spin (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 24, 2016

    Got Jelly Rolls or other fabric strips? How about a sizeable stash? Do you have fabrics you simply don’t care for anymore? What would you say if you could sew those fabrics into a beautiful quilt top in just a couple of hours? We know what you’d say: sign me up! Designer Theresa Ward has […]


  8. Welcome the season with 🌷 spring quilt patterns (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 17, 2016

    Believe it or not, winter is on its way out. It’s almost time to ring in spring! Officially, spring begins March 20—which leaves plenty of time to whip up a lovely, lavish, flower-filled ode to the most colorful of seasons. But this year is different from any other sewing spring. Why? Because bestselling authors Jeanne […]


  9. How to make a strip quilt: 16 striking ways (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 27, 2016

    Got Jelly Rolls? Stash strips? Skinny scraps? It’s easy to unite them—all you need is the right quilt pattern. Or the right 16 quilt patterns! If you follow quilter Kate Henderson at her Two Little Banshees blog, you know she’s a lively Australian mother of four who loves to design quilts—and she’s quite a seamstress […]


  10. These sweet little snowmen will melt your heart (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2016

    How’s winter treating you? Rain, snow, sleet, hail . . . sometimes the season summons the dreaded winter blues. But we have a secret: there’s a way you can sew those winter blues away. How? By embroidering odes to winter’s happiest friends. Snowmen! Embroidery designs from Snow Happy With Snow Happy, the new book from […]