Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. 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, […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Meet the quilter who made 366 quilt blocks in a year (spoiler alert: she’s awesome)

    Posted by on January 30, 2017

    Meet Patricia Bryant—Australian quilter extraordinaire who gave herself a challenge: make every block in Debby Kratovil’s Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar. That in itself would be a feat. But Patricia went one step further: she decided to sew a block for 366 days in a row. One block for each day in 2016. And guess what? SHE […]


  9. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta 👀 it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2017

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]


  10. Kick off 2017 with a “Treat Yourself!” coupon & make this year your most creative yet!

    Posted by on January 4, 2017

    The presents are unwrapped, the stockings are unstuffed, and the halls are undecked (well, maybe). Another Christmas has come and gone. You gave so many people in your life a happy holiday. Now it’s time to treat yourself! How about indulging in a treat—of the quilty variety—that will last the whole year though and beyond? […]