Posts tagged: "freebies"

  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. 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 […]

  4. How to host a stitchin’ picnic

    Posted by on August 12, 2015

    August is National Picnic Month! If you missed World Wide Knit in Public Day, now’s your chance to get out and get to knitting (or crocheting) in the sunshine while there’s still some summer left. (Right: Picnic basket embellishment from Contemporary Crochet.) Here’s a list of things you’ll need for planning your stitchin’ picnic: □ […]

  5. Quilting quotes: there are no rules (+ free printable)

    Posted by on July 2, 2015

    Quilting rules: yay or nay? Author, blogger, and all-around creative quiltmaker Dana Bolyard has an opinion on the subject: Just reading Dana’s words, I feel fired up to try something new. Don’t you? Adhering to certain quilting rules can be helpful, of course. An accurate ¼" seam often comes in handy. Having a trick up […]

  6. Be the star of the baby shower: free knitting pattern x 3!

    Posted by on May 29, 2015

    Spring means colorful flowers, bright green leaves, and, of course, baby showers! Why not combine all three in an adorable handmade gift that’s quick and easy to knit? We’ve got a darling blanket, hat, and bootie set that any Mom-to-be would adore—and best of all, the pattern is free. FREE PATTERN: “Flowers” from Blankets, Hats, […]

  7. Bring on the BBQs! Free apron sewing pattern and more for summer

    Posted by on May 27, 2015

    There’s nothing quite like summertime grillin’ and chillin’. Before the season arrives, why not prep to grill and chill in style with a little pre-summer sewing? In this retro-style set, each oven mitt has a strip of Velcro attached to the wrist on the palm side. The facing Velcro sections are attached to the front […]

  8. What to write on a quilt label (+ free quilt labels to print)

    Posted by on May 6, 2015

    Picture it: It’s the year 2115. Your great-great (great?) granddaughter is all smiles: she’s spending her day discovering old treasures inside a hope chest she came across in a family attic. She finds a beautiful quilt inside. She carefully unfolds the quilt and drapes it over a nearby chair. It’s held up well through the […]

  9. Free printable quilting quote (for fabric lovers only)

    Posted by on March 31, 2015

    Quilters say the darndest things. Agree with Carrie? If you do, share her sentiments: DOWNLOAD AND PRINT a 5″ x 7″ image of Carrie’s quote for your personal use! Hang it in your sewing space or even frame it—how cute would it be to place this happy message near your stash? COPY AND PASTE today’s […]

  10. 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, […]