Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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, […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Jo Morton’s display tips for small quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2016

    The year: 1985. An iconic year for quilting. Why? It was the year quilt designer Jo Morton discovered her true love: she stitched her first quilt that was made to look antique, entirely on purpose. Quilts from Jo’s Little Favorites Since then, Jo has become a star of the quilting world—fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer, […]


  8. Try primitive projects for homespun, heartwarming style (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 18, 2015

    Easy, casual, full of character and charm: that’s primitive style. With cozy wools in muted hues—plus a touch of crisp cottons—it’s a style that instantly warms a room. When you sprinkle your spaces with primitive projects made by your hand, something magical happens: a feeling of rest and relaxation fills your home. How does that […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 🐷 Crochet farm-fuls of barnyard animals 🐮 too cute! (giveaway)

    Posted by on November 27, 2015

    Megan Kreiner had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! Megan’s also had a zoo – Crochet a Zoo – and an ocean – Bathtime Buddies – in which to play with crochet. In her third book, Crochet a Farm, sweet barnyard animals take center stage. A few critters from Crochet a Farm Fun on the farm is guaranteed: […]