Posts tagged: "English paper piecing"

  1. Astonishing Dresden Plate quilt blocks by hand . . . or machine! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 20, 2017

    Best-selling author Katja Marek has done incredible things with hexagons, inspiring thousands of quilters with her fun quilt-alongs and beginner-friendly approach to English paper piecing. So when we heard that for her next book Katja wanted to pay homage to the classic Dresden Plate, we couldn’t wait to see where her creativity would take her. […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. A hexie break for the holidays: just add color (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 21, 2016

    The craze of coloring books for adults shows no signs of stopping, and we know why. It’s calming, quick, creative, and fun. Not to mention stress-free. Just add color! Example from The New Hexagon Coloring Book Amid all the gift making, cookie baking, tree decorating, snow shoveling, eggnog sipping, and family gathering this time of […]


  4. Wish List Day! Scrappy little quilts, Churn Dash 💕 + more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 2, 2016

    Thanks for joining us on Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! What books are coming your way in December? Sit back and enjoy the inspiration! And remember, you could win your favorite book if you let us know your choice at the end of this post. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always […]


  5. My favorite book: picks from a patchwork fanatic

    Posted by on September 2, 2016

    If you’ve read my coworkers “fave” posts, you’ll quickly note a theme. We can’t possibly pick just one favorite. No way, no how. The only requirement for a book to be on my favorites list is that I’m stitching something from it or I have the page marked because I’m going to start a project […]


  6. Quilt patterns using hexagons: 366 all-new possibilities! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 13, 2016

    Get ready for a whopping 366 new twists on the hexagon-quilt craze! Author and quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has wowed thousands of quilters with quilt-alongs based on her #1 best-selling book The New Hexagon. Now Katja is back with a clever perpetual calendar—flip the page to see and stitch a different 6″ hexagon block every […]


  7. New book sneak peek! Bundles, doodles, hexies, more (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on June 8, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day: July 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop soon. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite July 2016 release at […]


  8. Why English paper piecing patterns are so hot 🔥 (+ sale)

    Posted by on May 2, 2016

    English paper piecing (aka EPP) has been a hot topic for awhile—and it’s showing no signs of stopping. So what’s the secret of EPP’s slow-sewing staying power? Ask any EPP enthusiast and she or he will likely agree on three things: EPP is easy (view this quick tutorial for proof). EPP is fun. (Check out […]


  9. Try it today: Easy English-paper-piecing tutorial (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 4, 2015

    Hexagon patterns are as popular as ever, and we think we know why. Not only are the results beautiful, the process of sewing them, a.k.a. English paper piecing, is seriously addictive. Projects are easily portable, and you can create many interesting shapes that stretch beyond what traditional machine piecing can do. Sew diamonds, curves, Dresdens, […]


  10. 52 new ways to sew a hexagon quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 16, 2014

    Who knew there were so many possibilities hidden inside a hexagon? English-paper-piecing blocks from The New Hexagon Quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has been English paper piecing since the 1990s—back when the technique didn’t differ much from the method invented in the 1800s. But thanks to modern techniques, Katja became inspired to play with the hexagon […]