Posts tagged: "Japanese quilts"

  1. Gorgeous Yoko Saito bag patterns, ready for the making (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 26, 2018

    What else can we say but “Oooh!” and “Aaah!”? Yoko Saito is back with a new bag book—and it’ll inspire you to stitch the handbag of your dreams! Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In her gorgeously photographed book Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry, she […]


  2. The next breathtaking release in our coffee-table book series is here (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 10, 2018

    We are so excited to share with you the fifth title from our popular coffee-table book series! In it, you’ll experience the magnificent work of one of the world’s most esteemed quilt artists. Yoko Saito through the Years is a retrospective of the distinguished career of Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito. Her history unfolds in […]


  3. Wish List Day! Splendids, Saito, patchwork, reflections, and . . . buttermilk! 🥛 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 3, 2018

    Happy Labor Day and welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! Why? Because we get to share with you books that are coming soon . . . in this case, as soon as October! Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the […]


  4. Wish List Day! Yoko Saito 💕 scrap baskets 💕 merry makers 💕 fall fun (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 3, 2018

    Whaddya say? It’s our favorite day! Welcome to Wish List Day—today we’re sharing with you the new books on their way to your local quilt shop in September. Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below—then enter to win […]


  5. A hand-sewn running stitch as fast as a sewing machine? Must see 😮

    Posted by on April 20, 2018

    When we see a quilt artist do amazing things, we can’t wait to share those amazing things with you. We’ve got one of those magical moments for you today. But you are going to have to see it to believe it. We saw it in person, and we still can’t believe it! Japanese master quilt […]


  6. Hand-appliqued houses with Yoko Saito (video) 📹

    Posted by on March 23, 2018

    We’re pleased to bring you Yoko Saito books in English, published by Stitch Publications and distributed by Martingale. And today we’ve got a new video of Ms. Saito in action, sharing a technique from her book Houses, Houses, Houses!—because house quilts are hot! This celebrated Japanese quilter is known for her exquisite appliqué, and in […]


  7. Elegant vine appliqué: Yoko Saito’s (astonishing!) technique + video

    Posted by on February 19, 2018

    We are honored to be able to bring you Yoko Saito books in English, published by Stitch Publications and distributed by Martingale. Today, you’ll see why we feel that way! Ms. Saito is a celebrated Japanese quilter, and we were thrilled at the chance to meet her in person at Quilt Market in October. It’s […]


  8. Beautiful blocks alert! A peek at Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns

    Posted by on January 15, 2018

    As promised, we’re continuing to share with you books from Stitch Publications, now distributed by Martingale. Today we’re taking a peek into Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns—but you may not have seen traditional beauties quite like this before! Did you know that famed Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito was first inspired to quilt after seeing […]


  9. You won’t learn color theory in a more beautiful way than this!

    Posted by on December 6, 2017

    Did you know that, in Japan, quilters and other artists study under a single master, spending years progressing from simple techniques to the extremely difficult? Yoko Saito is one of those masters, and she currently mentors more than 400 students! One of the most important lessons Ms. Saito teaches her students is about working with […]


  10. A closer look: Yoko Saito’s Floral Bouquet Quilts (+ a special pic!)

    Posted by on November 6, 2017

    As promised, we’re continuing to share with you details about books from Stitch Publications, now distributed by Martingale. Today we’re sharing a peek into Yoko Saito’s Floral Bouquet Quilts. We just returned from Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, where Yoko Saito was an honored guest in our booth. We watched her demonstrate several techniques, from […]