Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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, […]


  4. 5 reasons why your Splendid Sampler blocks aren’t done (we feel you!)

    Posted by on February 10, 2017

    Can you believe it? It’s been almost a year since The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along began! On February 14, 2016, Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson launched a spectacular sew-along featuring 80+ designers who shared 100 beautiful quilt-block patterns. The sew-along has been spreading the joys of quilting across the globe ever since. Jane Davidson and Pat […]


  5. Splendid Sampler block #92: a splendid tip for matching seams

    Posted by on January 15, 2017

    Have you been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler? It’s truly inspiring to see quilters from around the world sharing the love of quilting together. I’m really honored to be a part of it, and also excited to share a little bit about my block today! Download Beth Bradley’s Double Bees block at the Splendid […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Take a slow-sewing break, all in romantic reds ❤ (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 6, 2017

    So charming, so whimsical, so sweet—we’re so excited to share with you the heartwarming new book from Australian designer Natalie Bird! Natalie’s captured the soft, fanciful look that Aussie designers seem to create so effortlessly—and she’s done it all in romantic reds. Her simple patchwork and appliqué blend with embroidered stitcheries and sayings that will […]


  8. Wish List Day! BIG toppers, cottage style, fun and done (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 7, 2016

    It’s Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month—so get ready to start 2017 with a big BANG of creativity! Check out the new Martingale books coming to a shop near you in January; tell us your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look […]


  9. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 26, 2016

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]


  10. Sew fast, so fun: 6 embroidery gifts to make year ’round

    Posted by on October 19, 2016

    We’ve learned a lot about embroidery since we started publishing books on the subject. What do we love about embroidery? It’s so easy to get started. Beginners turn pro real fast. It’s so easy to finish projects. No UFOs to be found. It’s so easy to embroider quick gifts. Oops! Forgot your bestie’s birthday is […]