Posts tagged: "freebies"

  1. 7 super-quick crafts for Valentine’s Day (yes, that quick)

    Posted by on February 12, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is only two days away—but there’s still time to give your valentine a gift with a handmade touch! Simply register or log in to our Freebies page and get access to how-tos for all 7 fast, fun valentine crafts below. We’re proud to point out that these projects were made just for you, […]


  2. 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? […]


  3. How to sew borders on quilts: free how-to download

    Posted by on October 14, 2014

    Some of my quilting friends think I’m a little odd because I love to put the binding on a quilt but absolutely HATE adding the borders. Isn’t that a little backward, they’ll ask? I’ll even offer to trade—I’ll sew the binding on someone’s quilt, including the hand stitching, if they’ll do my borders.  Maybe you […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Pin it, print it: free printable bookmarks (for quilters)

    Posted by on August 26, 2014

    Own a stash of quilt books? See if this scenario sounds familiar: Flip flip flip. Where is that quilt pattern? Flip flip. Which book was it in? Flip. What page? We’ve got a solution that’ll eliminate the flip factor: free printable bookmarks—especially for quilters! Simply print, cut out, and start bookmarking your favorite patterns. Choose […]


  6. Free printable Christmas gift tags (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 16, 2014

    Welcome to day three of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (New from Clothworks: American Made Brand!) For quilters, the holidays often revolve around making gifts for those we care about. And what special final touch does every handmade gift need? Why, a gift […]


  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. Spring spruce up! Free placemat sewing pattern + napkins

    Posted by on May 1, 2014

    Spring is in the air. For reals. Finally! Time for spring cleaning? Up to you. But if you’d rather do some spring sewing, we’ve got a free placemat sewing pattern that will inspire you as much as the flowers outside your window. And with the help of inexpensive, ready-made placemats, the design is super-easy to […]


  9. Your how-to-crochet kit awaits (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 21, 2014

    Are you itching to learn how to crochet? Getting started can be the hardest part. You may be wondering what supplies you need, what books or patterns are the best for beginners, or even where to get help if you need it. If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, then you’ve come to the right […]


  10. Know a special shop? Say ‘thanks’ with this.

    Posted by on February 14, 2014

    It’s Valentine’s Day! Even if you’re not the mushy, romantic type, we can all agree on this: our enduring love for all things fabric and yarn. That’s enough of a reason to celebrate, right? All of us here at Martingale can agree on something else, too: we love YOU! Yes, you—our readers. Thank you for […]