Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. It’s Wish List Day! New books: strip it, stash it, embroider it (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 8, 2017

    Today is wonderful—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in December (only 22 days to go!). Tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special […]


  2. Top 5 basic hand-embroidery stitches for beginners

    Posted by on October 9, 2017

    Embroidery is in the spotlight these days—and we think we know why. It’s a snap to learn, it’s meditative and calming to do, and it doesn’t take mountains of money or tons of time to enjoy it. YES! If you love sewing, quilting, fabric, and thread but you’ve never tried embroidery, you simply must—we guarantee […]


  3. Yoko Saito quilt books in English – we got ’em!

    Posted by on October 2, 2017

    We are so excited to reveal that we are now distributing books produced by Stitch Publications—including books by famed Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing more details with you about these gorgeous books. Today we’re giving you a sneak peek into Yoko Saito’s Quilts & Projects from My […]


  4. 💛 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 […]


  5. ❄ 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 […]


  6. Wish list day! Stars, Dresdens, Autumn, and Treasures (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 4, 2017

    Hip-hip hooray, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in September—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. American […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Sew a holly-jolly holiday! Sweet Santa embroidery patterns (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 17, 2017

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . when Santa’s the inspiration for your needle and thread, every day feels like the most wonderful time of the year! First Robin Kingsley charmed us with a flurry of sweet snowmen in her best-selling book Snow Happy. Now Robin is back to share more […]


  9. Stop embroidery “shadowing” with this quick tip (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 12, 2017

    Do you embroider? It’s such a simple skill. You can learn just a few embroidery stitches or learn them all—and there are hundreds of stitches to choose from! In Cottage-Style Charm, designer Natalie Bird uses just five embroidery stitches to make the embroidery projects in her beautiful book: a back stitch, French knots, a satin […]


  10. Wish list day! Jo’s sequel, sweet Santas, stunning stitches + a little something (giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 3, 2017

    Our favorite day of the month is here again: Wish List Day! Get a peek at new books coming from Martingale in May—tell us which one is your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be the first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, […]