Posts tagged: "free-motion quilting"

  1. Do you doodle? 180 new ways ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 20, 2018

    A doodle a day keeps the UFOs away! Doodle quilting has taken the quilt world by storm—and now there are 180 more doodle designs at your fingertips! In this sequel to the best seller 180 Doodle Quilting Designs, you’ll learn to free-motion quilt in three easy steps: 1. Trace a doodle 2. Draw a doodle […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. Get free-motion quilting: meet your you-can-do-it teacher (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 11, 2018

    No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right now with this sequel to a best-selling book for machine quilters just like you! Author Lori Kennedy is back with 62 more fun motifs and tons of tips, tricks, and techniques that will turn you into a top-notch machine quilter (yes, YOU). In […]


  4. Troubleshooting sewing-machine tension: 5 simple steps

    Posted by on August 25, 2017

    How can you get the perfect thread tension before you start machine quilting? Look no further than Lori Kennedy’s book Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! In Lori’s book, you’ll learn all you need to know to create 61 whimsical motifs, including how to set up your machine, how to doodle to refine your technique, and yes—how […]


  5. Easy free-motion quilting motifs, simple as 1-2-3 (free tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 29, 2017

    If you’ve tried free-motion quilting but you’re still in beginner mode . . . If you’re ready to try some fun new motifs . . . If you simply aren’t sure how to progress from where you are . . . Let machine-quilting pro Lori Kennedy take you by the hand and teach you everything […]


  6. Wish List Day! Moda All-Stars, 4″ x 5″ blocks, free-motion 1-2-3 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 6, 2017

    We’re back for our favorite day of the month: it’s Wish List Day! We can’t wait to show you sneak peeks of books coming from Martingale in March—tell us which one is your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be the first to see new Martingale quilt […]


  7. 5 easy quilt-finishing tips for “toppers”

    Posted by on January 13, 2017

    Are you a topper? If you’ve got lots of quilt tops waiting to make their debut as a quilt—but you haven’t finished them yet—you’re a topper, alright. Welcome to the club! Our own acquisitions editor, Karen Burns, compares herself to the cobbler whose children have no shoes. She is the quilter with no finished quilts! […]


  8. No Christmas UFOs: the 1 skill you need to machine quilt at home (+ sale!)

    Posted by on December 5, 2016

    With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to put the (machine) pedal to the metal! For many quilters, that means machine quilting is in your very-near future. If you feel like your machine-quilting skills aren’t what they could be, if you’re stuck on what and where to quilt, or if you’re terrified about […]


  9. Need to make a quilt sandwich in a hurry? Spray basting to the rescue (how-to)

    Posted by on November 9, 2016

    As the holidays draw near, do visions of quilty gifts dance in your head? Do you wonder how many gifts you can start and finish before Christmas? Do you assume you’ll be burning the midnight oil—along with Santa and his reindeer—come Christmas Eve? Often it’s not block-making or row-sewing that halts our gift-making progress: it’s […]


  10. NEW Martingale quilt books! Pat Sloan – Moda – This and That (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 7, 2016

    Yippee for Wish List Day! We LOVE sneak-peeking our newest books and finding out your favorites. In fact, you can WIN your favorite book if you leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Take a look at what’s coming in October and let us know which book you love best! Subscribe to our […]