Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. Summon spring with scenes from A Cottage Garden (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 14, 2018

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to introduce you to the new book by designer Kathy Cardiff. Why? Because it’s going to be love at first sight! When this avid gardener and seasoned designer combines her passions, magic sprouts. Using wool as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy brings her […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. Learn how now: blanket stitch for appliqué with Debbie Busby

    Posted by on January 26, 2018

    If there’s one embroidery stitch that everyone who sews should know, we just might pick the blanket stitch as the big winner. It’s an easy way to conceal raw edges of appliqué pieces, it’s quick to learn, and it’s super cute too! See what we mean? Sew Many Notions author Debbie Busby has traveled across […]


  4. Snow day? Sew day! 8 projects for winter’s final weeks

    Posted by on January 19, 2018

    How’s winter been treating you? For some it’s been a season similar to winters before . . . but we’ve watched others endure frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and a chilly case of the winter blues. For those going through it, we send you our warmest wishes—and we want to help you send those winter […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. Look to embroidery for the quickest handmade Christmas gifts!

    Posted by on December 8, 2017

    Raise your hand if you’re thinking of making Christmas gifts this year . . . but haven’t started them yet. Some of us at Martingale? Same. Is there still time? Hey, you’ve got a whole 16 days until Christmas is here—of course there’s time! When you want sweet and simple projects to whip up quick, […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]