Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 🎄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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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, […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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, […]


  10. 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 […]