Posts tagged: "embellishing"

  1. 🌺 🌼 🌸 in embroidery! New from Japanese master Reiko Mori (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 6, 2018

    Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in Floral Motifs to Embroider, the latest awe-inspiring book from a Japanese master embroidery artist. In seven chapters, Reiko Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become […]


  2. How to transfer embroidery designs onto fabric: 3 ways (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 1, 2018

    If you’ve ever wondered how to transfer embroidery designs onto fabric, you’re in luck—we’ve got three easy ways to share with you today! The how-to comes from Lunch-Hour Embroidery, a book packed with more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. The illustrations are easy to […]


  3. Elegant embroidery from a Japanese master 😍 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 30, 2018

    We’re so excited to introduce you to the latest book from Stitch Publications today! Get ready to “ooh!” and “aah!” as you peek inside the artful world of Japanese master embroiderer Reiko Mori, whose incredible work embodies charm, grace, and true elegance. In Elegant Embroidery, more than 40 embroidery motifs are grouped into enchanting vignettes […]


  4. Quick tip: how to transfer letters to fabric for embroidery (how-to video)

    Posted by on February 7, 2018

    Have you joined the embroidery craze? It’s blowing up Instagram, and no wonder—it’s inexpensive to start, it’s easy to learn, and you can take it anywhere. Fabric, embroidery thread, and scissors are all you need! A Little Something author Roseann Kermes has loved wool, appliqué, and embroidery ever since childhood when her mother became a […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Snowflake-button tutorial with Bonnie Sullivan: sew quick, so cute!

    Posted by on September 22, 2017

    We know, we know . . . because we’re quilters, people automatically think we sew everything—hems, holes, pleats, ruffles, and the like. Maybe you do that kind of sewing and maybe you don’t, but when it comes to sewing buttons, you’ve just got to learn the way that A Change of Seasons author Bonnie Sullivan […]


  8. Celebrate slow sewing: World Embroidery Day 2017

    Posted by on July 28, 2017

    World Embroidery Day is this Sunday, July 30. Let’s celebrate slow sewing this weekend with a little embroidery elation! World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderers’ Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on July 30, 2011. It’s now celebrated annually on […]


  9. How to sew rickrack on a quilt (think spring flowers!)

    Posted by on March 20, 2017

    Today is the first day of spring! It’s the perfect time to start sewing something new—and we’ve got the perfect book to help you welcome warmer weather! Here Comes Spring is packed with pretty patchwork to decorate your home for the season—and the little details that authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks dream up for […]


  10. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta see it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2017

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]