Posts tagged: "embellishing"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 5 ways to enjoy our new coffee-table book for quilters (giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 6, 2015

    Friends, we are giddy with excitement about sharing this new book with you! After months upon months of anticipation, its arrival is finally here…and we know you are going to LOVE it! It’s Martingale’s new coffee-table book for quilters: Stitches to Savor: A Celebration of Designs by Sue Spargo. Whoo-hoo yay YIPPEE the day has […]


  6. Want to make creative quilts? Expand your comfort zone (+ sale!)

    Posted by on October 12, 2015

    Could your creativity use a jolt? Maybe you’re running a little low on inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! When you’re in need of new and creative quilt ideas, sometimes the best thing to do is venture a little (or a lot!) beyond your usual repertoire. Trying out a new technique or a different […]


  7. Sneak peek: Sue Spargo’s Stitches to Savor (a quilter’s coffee-table book)

    Posted by on September 3, 2015

    Have you ever fallen head-over-heels in love with a quilt? Seen a design that stops you in your tracks? Gotten goose bumps with each new detail you discover? Wanted to take it home and touch it, study it…savor it? Detail of “Imperial Blooms” quilt by Sue Spargo If you’re captivated by color, texture, whimsy, creativity—and […]


  8. Stitches to savor year-round: Sue Spargo calendar is here (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 23, 2015

    Sneak peeking. Appetite whetting. Anticipation building! We’ve been talking up our first collaboration with fiber artist Sue Spargo since Spring Quilt Market. Now the time to celebrate is finally here! Martingale is delighted to bring you an all-new calendar in an all-new, at-a-glance format: the Stitches to Savor: 2016 Wall-Art Calendar of Designs by Sue […]


  9. Punch up that project with easy, creative appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 21, 2015

    Raise your hand if you’ve finished a project, stood back to admire it, and realized that it turned out…okay. Not extraordinary, but ordinary. Not unusual, just the usual. Not impressive—more like hum-drum. Probably not your intention, right? Sigh. It’s happened to just about everyone who’s experimented with needle and thread. But what if there was […]


  10. Savor the season: Christmas projects to slow-sew (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 23, 2015

    New holiday wonders await you—so why wait for Christmas in July? Savor the season with some hand stitching, starting now. 

 “Figgy Pudding” table runner Come sit a spell with best-selling author Pat Wys and her new book, Handmade Christmas Cheer. She’ll show you how to conjure the Christmas spirit with hand embroidery, wool appliqué, […]