Posts tagged: "free quilting patterns"

  1. Freebie: warm up with a coffee cup quilt-block pattern (+ coffee cake!)

    Posted by on October 1, 2015

    Crunchy leaves, blustery winds, cozy scarves, snuggly quilts—it’s the first day of October and autumn is in full swing! How are you greeting sweater season? Whether you’re pouring a cuppa hot coffee, hot cocoa, or hot Earl Grey to warm up (hmm . . . hot toddy, maybe?), hot beverages always seem sweeter in a […]

  2. Blog hop: free-motion video tip + free backing tutorial + giveaway!

    Posted by on September 24, 2015

    It’s our turn to host the blog hop for the new book Machine Quilting with Style. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we can stay in touch! When award-winning quilter Christa Watson asked us to be a part of her blog hop for Machine […]

  3. Freezer-paper appliqué: the Kim Diehl way (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 9, 2015

    Do you buy those giant rolls of freezer paper from the grocery store for your appliqué? If you’re like many, you do—and you know how awkward it can be to use. The paper’s too big! It coils into a tube unless you place a paperweight on each corner for tracing and cutting. (My workspace is […]

  4. A simple baby-quilt pattern—free!

    Posted by on February 11, 2015

    Let’s face it, every quilter needs a baby-quilt pattern at some point, right? Whether for your own child or grandchild, a charity program, or a guild project, you’re going to make a baby quilt and chances are, you want it to be quick and easy. And what makes a quick and easy pattern even better? […]

  5. Holiday roundup! Free Christmas patterns

    Posted by on November 26, 2014

    Thanksgiving arrives in less than 24 hours, but the Christmas spirit is already at full-tilt in our office. A long weekend of sewing for the holidays feels like the perfect complement to a whirlwind of Thanksgiving planning and prep (and partying, of course). But what to sew? Start your all-sew all-the-time weekend with one of […]

  6. Free quilt-pattern roundup: our top 5 freebies

    Posted by on October 9, 2014

    Are you in need of some handmade-holiday inspiration? With Christmas marching toward us (let’s put it in perspective: 77 days and counting), we’re all starting to think about gifts—and how much time we have left to make them. Start your gift-giving idea search right now by browsing our top-five free patterns below. These patterns aren’t […]

  7. Meet awesome authors (+ 18 free quilt patterns!)

    Posted by on May 13, 2014

    Who has free quilt patterns? (Well, we do.) But many of our authors do too! We’re always reading author blogs to see what they’re up to, and we’re wowed by the stories, tips, and free quilt patterns they share with their readers. So today, we’ve rounded up 18 free patterns from a group of exceptionally […]

  8. Free quilt pattern for batiks—and Jelly Rolls!

    Posted by on February 4, 2014

    Are you a quilter who loves batiks, buys batiks, and stashes batiks…and doesn’t know quite what to do with them? For many quilters, batiks are easy to acquire; the challenge is finding just the right quilt patterns for batiks. Today, batik lovers are in luck! Cheryl Brown, author of Quilt Batik!, has kindly allowed us […]

  9. Easy Jelly Roll quilt pattern—free today!

    Posted by on November 19, 2013

    Welcome to another edition of Freebie Day! Every quilter needs ideas for quick-to-make quilts, and today’s free Jelly Roll quilt pattern can be made to fit most any gift or decorating need. “Boxing Day,” from the popular book Rolling Along, comes from a very special designer—Martingale’s founder and former president (now retired), Nancy J. Martin. […]

  10. Halloween quilts: patterns free to download (if you dare)

    Posted by on September 5, 2013

    Did you hear that? It’s the sound of leaves rustling, wind whipping, doors creaking, footsteps pacing, cats yowling, ghosts howling, spirits screaming…naw! The leaves, the wind, and the occasional chill in the air simply means the countdown to Halloween is officially on. The whimsy of the coming season isn’t one itty-bitty bit scary…although it may […]