Posts tagged: "embellishing"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Pennies per day for year-round inspiration – grab it before it’s gone! (special offer)

    Posted by on January 9, 2017

    Get ready to say HELLO to a sweet deal today! You’ve probably seen peeks of the stunning images inside Sue Spargo’s Stitches to Savor 2017 calendar online. And today you can own Sue’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous calendar for 50% off the retail price. Steal this deal for just $11.49—HALF OFF the retail price. Because Sue’s calendar […]


  9. From The Splendid Sampler: stitch a Splendid basket handle!

    Posted by on October 27, 2016

    When Pat Sloan asked me to participate in The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along by designing an original block that signified my life as a quilter, I immediately knew I would design some sort of basket block. During my years of quiltmaking, I’ve made many basket blocks—both pieced and appliquéd. I love baskets—I use them for holding […]


  10. 4 rick-rack hacks: how to sew it, use it, love it! (videos + sale)

    Posted by on September 19, 2016

    How do you use rick rack? Do you own a stash of it? Do you have a favorite width, color, brand? Or . . . maybe you’ve never used rick rack before. Trust us: by the end of this post, you’ll want to rack up the rick rack in your sewing space! Popular authors Jeanne […]