Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. Stitching a simple life: Q & A with Maggie Bonanomi (+ special giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 23, 2018

    Welcome to the warm, woolly world of Maggie Bonanomi, where whimsical wonders await! Come on in, take a seat, and enjoy some slow stitching with this celebrated maker—she’ll lead you on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In Maggie’s world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The […]


  2. ’Tis the season for stitching: ring it in with Kathy Schmitz (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 16, 2018

    We counted (well, with a little help from Google). It’s 198 days until winter begins—and you know it’ll creep up on us all! Now’s the time to choose relaxing days of slow stitching over the crazy-fast pace of the most anticipated season (and holiday) of the year. Before the busyness can get the best of […]


  3. Wish List Day! Fat quarters, doodles, mending, and embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 2, 2018

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! We’ve got a fun sneak peek for you—a look at new books coming your way in June (including one from yours truly!). Keep track of the books you want by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below—then enter to win […]


  4. Together again 💗 patchwork + embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 25, 2018

    Best-selling author Gail Pan has two questions for you: Do you love patchwork? (Yes!) Do you love embroidery? (Yes, yes!) Then you’re going to love Gail’s all-new collection of projects that are a delight to sew and a dream to embroider! An abundance of sweet motifs in Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too, inspired by Gail’s daily […]


  5. Free Kim Diehl patterns: handy thread keepers and scissors fob ✂

    Posted by on April 23, 2018

    If you’re familiar with Kim Diehl’s books, you know they’re packed with smart little tips and tricks that simplify your sewing life. If a step can be made easier, Kim will show you how it’s done! Kim also loves to share recipes, decor ideas, and little bonus projects in her books. In Simple Harvest, she […]


  6. Wish List Day! Whatnots, wool, and wonderful embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 2, 2018

    It’s gonna be an awesome day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in May. Tell us which new release is your favorite at the end of this post and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale […]


  7. Wish List Day! Embroidery, improv, and more FMQ (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 5, 2018

    It’s a wonderful day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in April. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]