Posts tagged: "freebies"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. Keep it together: organizing knitting projects (+ free pattern)

    Posted by on January 31, 2014

    Under the bed? In shoeboxes? Stuffed in various nooks and crannies? How do YOU store your yarn? How about your current knitting or crochet projects? I’m ashamed to admit that mine are currently stuffed in a magazine caddy underneath my bedside table, but I’m pretty sure today’s free pattern will change all that. All you’ll […]