Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. Your fabulous fabric stash: 2 tips for using it to its full potential

    Posted by on April 29, 2016

    Some people just don’t understand. Building a fabric stash requires thorough contemplation and careful consideration. Shop to shop, show to show, online store to online store, you’ve curated a collection of fabric that’s so very . . . you. But are you using your fabric stash to its fullest potential? Designer Tonya Alexander understands us […]


  2. How to deal with that crazy mixed-up quilt stash (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 25, 2016

    I recently became an empty nester. (Yay! Or sniff!) Which means that my quilt stash, after years of living in my dining room (and other hiding places—shh!), is finally getting a room of its own. Touching every piece of fabric I own has been enlightening, to say the least. Why did I save this? Why […]


  3. Guesswork be gone: patterns for YOUR favorite fabrics (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2016

    Today we’re making YOUR favorite fabrics the focus! With the right patterns and advice, any fabric can be sliced, sewn, and transformed into a beautiful quilt you’ll be proud to display. And with this week’s books on sale, you can take the guesswork out of using fabrics in your stash that you love but aren’t […]


  4. How to make a scrappy quilt: 2016 is your year to learn! (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 4, 2016

    We checked the quilting calendar—2016 is the year of the scrap quilt! Okay, so maybe we made that up. But starting off the year with scrap quilts is smart. Why? So you can use what you have in wonderful ways—and make room for all the new fabric that’s coming to your local quilt shop in […]


  5. Sew much fuzzy fun: fleece projects for the whole family (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 25, 2015

    It’s New Release Day! If you’ve eyed the fleece aisle at your local fabric store lately, you’ve probably noticed—it’s grown! Fleece is inexpensive, easy to clean, and doesn’t fray. And with so many fleece prints to choose from these days, what’s not to love? So go ahead, browse that fleece aisle! Why now? Because you’ll […]


  6. Shake up your stash – 3 paths to scrappy success (giveaway)

    Posted by on October 14, 2015

    Is your fabric stash stressing you out? We feel you! It’s such fun to collect fabric. But when your fabric starts its own collection—of dust—you might start regretting past purchases. Fabric, we love you—why do you do this to us? If you’re wading through a stash without many quilts to show for it, let us […]


  7. Blog hop! Rainbow stash? Add black and white (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 25, 2015

    Today’s our stop on the blog hop for the new book Splash of Color. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we don’t lose touch! Does your fabric stash resemble a rainbow? Then it’s a perfect match for A Splash of Color. You’ll learn to […]


  8. Flash sale! Scrap quilts made simple: 3 ways to play

    Posted by on August 28, 2015

    What’s a quilter to do when her yardage, precuts, and scrap stash keeps growing, with no signs of stopping? The answer is simple: make scrap quilts! But many quilters wonder how to make a scrappy quilt sing. So many different fabrics…where should they all go? When you see a scrap-quilt pattern that doesn’t jive with […]


  9. Organizing fabric, simplified (+ free printable!)

    Posted by on August 13, 2015

    Stockpile. Hoard. Huge teetering piles of unsorted fabric. Whatever you call your stash, there’s one thing every quilter needs: fabric organization ideas. We understand—we’re charter members of “Stashaholics Anonymous” ourselves! Organizing fabric is so much easier when you’ve got a system to help you keep track of all your treasures, whether neatly folded in your […]


  10. Choosing colors for quilts: advice from an expert

    Posted by on July 24, 2015

    When you consider all the gorgeous quilts in the world, it’s surprising to learn that many quilters say choosing colors for quilts is one of their biggest challenges. You’d never guess it from the beautiful results. But I understand; I’m one who readily admits to a lack of confidence when it comes to color. That’s […]