Posts tagged: "embellishing"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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, […]

  6. How to transfer embroidery designs to fabric (video)

    Posted by on January 26, 2015

    Embroidery is big in quilting circles these days—browse a recent quilt magazine or visit your local quilt shop and you’ll likely see running stitches, lazy daisies, and French knots on quilts, bags, pincushions, and almost anything else you can poke a needle into. “Garden Delight” needle book from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Why is embroidery so […]

  7. Adorable afternoon projects: handmade pincushions (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 2, 2014

    Are you a “pincushion enthusiast?” If you are—or want to be—get ready to fall in love with Just Another Button Company, led by mother-daughter team Cecile McPeak and Rachel Martin. The popularity of these clever button designers has soared with the introduction of their charming pincushion designs. Now they’ve joined us to share their patterns […]

  8. Ready to up your game? Techniques for art quilts (+ sale)

    Posted by on November 25, 2013

    “Ornamental Pear” by Jane Dunnewold What connects us as quiltmakers? Creativity. We all intrinsically possess an artist within us; the trick is learning how to coax her out and get her to wildly dance under the mirror ball. For some of us, a feeling of intimidation builds at the thought of walking our own creative […]

  9. Fresh ideas for hand-embroidery projects (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 13, 2013

    Have you heard the buzz? It’s in the air this summer—and it’s all about embroidery! There are so many fabric items that can be taken from drab to fab with a few carefully placed stitches. Perhaps that’s why ideas for hand-embroidery projects are everywhere again—the simplicity is addicting and the possibilities are almost endless. During […]