Posts tagged: "fabric selection"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Beauties for your red, white, and blue stash (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 24, 2015

    With Flag Day kicking off summer and 4th of July celebrations not far behind, many Americans think of red, white, and blue as the unofficial colors of the season. 
“Americana” by Gerri Robinson But if the patriotic scheme isn’t part of your decor, fear not! Instead, pare down to two colors—red and white, or blue […]

  8. How to make a scrap quilt: 3 wonderful ways (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on May 20, 2015

    Are you sew very happy when you make quilts that are scrappy? Today we’ve got three reasons to celebrate scrapaholics—a spectacular sale on a trio of eBooks filled with scrap-quilt ideas and patterns from some of the best in the business. Right now they’re only $6 each! Sale ends May 21 at noon (PST), so […]

  9. One goofproof way to choose quilt colors (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 13, 2015

    If you’ve ever wished that quilt color combinations would come to you via instinct, intuition, or a reoccurring series of color-splashed dreams, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: some quilters have a natural gift for choosing colors. And then there’s the rest of us! Lessons in color theory are helpful, but there’s no substitute for […]

  10. 5 fast, fat-quarter friendly quilt patterns

    Posted by on April 6, 2015

    Fat quarters are so fun and tempting to collect. When they’re tied into perfectly folded, coordinated bundles with matching ribbon, they’re nearly impossible to resist—even when you have no idea what kind of project they might become. The bundles fit very neatly into your shopping bag, but they begin to pile up in the sewing […]