Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. Staff stitch + show: look what we made!

    Posted by on October 29, 2014

    It’s been a few months since I’ve done a staff show-and-tell post. The finished projects are piling up around here, so it’s time for another! Perfect for Retreats Let’s start with Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor. Karen’s favorite time to stitch is at quilting retreats. She returns from a three-day weekend and amazes us with […]


  2. Quick crafts for Halloween

    Posted by on October 28, 2014

    Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? I find that although I always have the best intentions to decorate my home or my office cubicle, I end up scrambling at the last minute to do just a little something to commemorate the holiday. Read on for a few “quickie crafts” that you can do […]


  3. What’s your knit style? Take our quiz to find out!

    Posted by on October 17, 2014

    What’s your fall knitting style? Take our knitting-styles quiz to find out which fall knit trends you’ll love! Check out the pattern suggestions with each result—then bookmark them for your fall knitting to-do list. Bonus: give this quiz to your friends and family to curate gift ideas. 1.    Your ideal palette is: a.    A blend […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Quilters just wanna have fun: roundup!

    Posted by on August 13, 2014

    Back in June we hosted Quilt Tutorials Week, featuring 50 of our favorite single-topic tutorials from the past year. But some of our most popular posts from the past year aren’t single-topic tutorials… What to do? Today we’re rounding up those posts into the only category we could think of that would encompass them all: […]


  6. July 4 + fabric or yarn = pure bliss!

    Posted by on July 4, 2014

    Happy Fourth of July to all of our crafty buds! Today we’re out of the office, enjoying the holiday—which might mean stitching away on our machines, needles, or hooks. That’s what a day off is really for, right? If you, too, want to celebrate sweet freedom with a quilt, knit, or crochet project, check out […]


  7. Quiz: how many of these quilt-block designs have you made?

    Posted by on April 10, 2014

    Today we’ve got a quilting query for you: how many classic quilt blocks have you made? We’ve scoured the ultimate resource for traditional quilt blocks, 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks, in search of the some of the most timeless, classic quilt blocks we know. And now we want to know if you’ve sewn these pretty pieces […]


  8. Second anniversary, big celebration: $1 ePattern sale!

    Posted by on March 13, 2014

    We can hardly believe it—today is our second anniversary at Stitch This! You’ll never guess what the traditional celebratory gift is for second anniversaries: COTTON. Seriously. How’s that for perfection? We wouldn’t mind cotton as the go-to gift for every anniversary we celebrate (and we’re guessing you wouldn’t mind either!). But a gift to celebrate […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. Quilters, congregate! Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is on…

    Posted by on January 23, 2014

    Ditch your plans. Clear your schedule. Toss your to-do list and call your quilty friends. Saturday, January 25, is the second-annual Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day, and you’ve just gotta be there to lend your support! Quilt shops around the country are hosting special events and lots of fabric-filled fun for their celebrating customers. […]