Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Quick video tip: nice, neat embroidery – on the back!

    Posted by on August 31, 2016

    Is it already the last day of August? If you’re like us, tomorrow is going to trigger something in you. Something that longs for layers of scarves around your neck, rustling leaves beneath your feet, and a first snowflake on your nose. Yes, winter is coming . . . but not in a Game of […]


  9. Why are we celebrating 2017 sooo early? Because . . . (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 8, 2016

    Why are we celebrating 2017 sooo early? Because . . . our 2017 wall calendars are here. And today we can finally give you a peek inside both calendars! Each calendar is more beautiful, more inspiring, and more gift-able than ever—whether you give one (or one of each) to a quilty friend, or simply give […]


  10. Welcome to the garden: spectacular embroidery you can do too (+ 2 giveaways!)

    Posted by on June 10, 2016

    Let popular Moda fabric designer Kathy Schmitz take you on a tour of her garden: it’s an embroidered wonderland! Welcome from Stitches from the Garden In her new book, Stitches from the Garden, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature scenes, charming hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings. Together they create what Kathy calls “an embroiderer’s […]