Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. You’re Invited: Martingale + Moda Quilt Retreat 😍 it’s ON in 2018!

    Posted by on November 20, 2017

    Get ready for a fabulously fun quilt retreat—we’d love to see you and your quilting buddies there! It’s the quilters’ retreat of a lifetime! Join us for an epic five-day/four-night event that quilters will talk about for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to mix and mingle with other quilters and top-notch designers, all […]


  2. 🎃 Halloween humor: cute quilts and more for the not-too-scary season 🎃

    Posted by on October 6, 2017

    A little fright can be fun on Halloween—but there’s a sunnier side to the holiday too. Kids in hilarious getups, school costume parades, and of course, the candy. Oh, the CANDY! Today we’ve rounded up several Halloween-themed projects that capture the less-scary side of Halloween. Start stitching one today to add a little beauty and […]


  3. Memories of making a memory quilt (get the tissues)

    Posted by on June 23, 2017

    In March, PaperGirl (aka Mary Fons) put out a challenge to her followers: write about the last quilt you made. Our director of marketing (aka Karen Johnson) was up for the challenge. You see, Karen was in the midst of making a very special quilt. A quilt for her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. A quilt […]


  4. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 2, 2017

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]


  5. Kimonos, Yoko, and inspiration galore: a quilter’s journey to Japan

    Posted by on May 29, 2017

    This March, I was lucky enough to travel to Japan for a two-week vacation to visit my daughter, Cari. She’s been living and working in Japan for nearly two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). She lives in the Akita prefecture, an eight-hour drive north of Tokyo. I began in Tokyo, with […]


  6. Happening now: Save 30% sitewide (get that book you’ve been wishing for!)

    Posted by on May 19, 2017

    Quilt Market’s in full swing. You can hear crickets in the office today. I’m all by myself. And you know what they say: When the cat’s away, the mice will . . . put on a big SITEWIDE SALE! From hot-off-the press books to popular classics, from print books to eBooks (plus our indulgent coffee-table […]


  7. 5 fun ideas for celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day 2017 (tomorrow!)

    Posted by on March 17, 2017

    Worldwide Quilting Day 2017 is tomorrow! Just think of all the quilters . . . all the fabric . . .  all the happily humming sewing machines! Tomorrow that humming will be heard ’round the world—we all need to make some noise, right? We’ve been celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day on our blog for five years […]


  8. Get ready for All in a Row – again! But first, help us choose a cover?

    Posted by on March 14, 2017

    Get ready for MORE row-by-row quilting fun—Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again is in the works! Just like the original Moda All-Stars All in a Row, All in a Row Again is packed with pretty patchwork rows to inspire your quiltmaking in *sew* many ways! The book arrives in October 2017—and we can’t wait […]


  9. 5 years!!! It’s our blog anniversary – celebration ahead! (giveaway + a heads up!)

    Posted by on March 10, 2017

    Can you believe it? We’re celebrating FIVE YEARS since we launched the Stitch This! blog! We’ve published 1,184 posts, read 163,334 comments, and introduced you to 280 new books. That’s a lot of happy numbers! We love sharing our books with you, and we hope you enjoy hearing about what our wonderful authors are up […]


  10. Celebrate National Craft Month by losing a shirt (and gaining an apron – free pattern!)

    Posted by on March 1, 2017

    It’s National Craft Month! March is the month to reclaim time for doing the things you love—like quilting, sewing, and crafting to your heart’s content. We Martingale staffers love to quilt, but we love other crafts, too. And of course, sewing tops many of our lists. That’s why we’re kicking off National Craft Month with […]