Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. You won’t believe your eyes: sensational quilts from strips (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 13, 2017

    Jelly Rolls, scrappy strips, stash strips, more . . . now YOU can make gorgeous strip quilts galore! Master scrap quilter and Instagram sensation Susan Ache (@yardgrl60) shares her secrets for creating beautiful, cozy, heartwarming quilts—and they all start with 2½" fabric strips. From Start with Strips But Susan’s lovely designs are only part of […]


  3. Warning: these paper-pieced blocks are just TOO cute (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 29, 2017

    We’ve been in love with Charise Randell’s work ever since she debuted one of her paper-pieced blocks in The Splendid Sampler—if you followed the quilt-along, you’ll remember her delightful design: Stitching Fashion block It’s just so cute! We knew Charise had more sweet sewing to share—and that’s why we’re thrilled to be the publisher of […]


  4. Quilting icon Jo Morton’s tribute to Album quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 22, 2017

    Jo Morton is back with another gorgeous book—and it just may be the first time you’ve seen her absolutely admirable appliqué! In Jo’s latest book, Jo’s Floral Album, you’ll stitch spectacular blocks featuring beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries, and other motifs that define traditional Album quilts. Make blocks one after another, or set a […]


  5. Simplify classic blocks in a snap: you’ll love Layered Patchwork (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 15, 2017

    We are thrilled to be the publisher of the latest book from Kansas Troubles Quilters—aka the talented Lynne Hagmeier! With Kansas Troubles Quilters Cozy Quilts and Comforts, you can sew quilts in the instantly recognizable style of Kansas Troubles Quilters—and you can do it TWO ways. Use traditional piecing or Lynne’s signature (and super-simple) method. […]


  6. Simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs – Layer-Cake style! (+giveaway)

    Posted by on October 25, 2017

    Get ready for more sensationally simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs—and this time, they’re all made with lovely Layer Cakes! Designing sisters Barb and Mary are famous for those little tricks that make simple blocks look more complex than they truly are. And in Easy Layer-Cake Quilts, they’re at it again! Put your […]


  7. Kim Diehl. New book. Enough said. Come see! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 11, 2017

    In her 11th “Simple” book, Kim Diehl is in her happy place—the autumn season! Packed with projects, decorating ideas, sewing tips, and even recipes, Simple Harvest is your gorgeous one-stop guide to capturing the colors, the warmth, and the cozy feel of fall. Mix snuggly wools and crisp cottons in 19 pretty projects that will […]


  8. New Kathy Schmitz embroidery patterns to “fall” in love with (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 25, 2017

    First Kathy Schmitz graced us with her exquisite embroidery in Stitches from the Garden; now she’s back with another season to celebrate in stitches! This best-selling author returns to celebrate the warm, welcoming hues of Autumn in Stitches from the Harvest. Inspired by the everyday beauty of the season, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature […]


  9. Best book for beginning quilters? Pat’s where it’s at (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 16, 2017

    Think back to when you were a beginning quilter (or maybe that’s right now). Wh0 do you wish you’d had to help you as you started on this whimsical, wonderful journey? After reading the new book we’re sharing with you today, we know wh0 we wish we’d had: PAT SLOAN! If you want to learn […]


  10. Layer Cake love ahead : these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 19, 2017

    Have your cake . . . and quilt it too! Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how. Wait until you see Peta Peace’s […]