Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. Feeling grateful: a Thanksgiving wish for you

    Posted by on November 26, 2015

    Quilt from Jo’s Little Favorites by Jo Morton, coming January 2016. Next year, Martingale will celebrate 40 years in business. Did you know that 40th anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with rubies? It’s true (we googled it). Rubies are thought to possess an inner flame representing passion. A thriving passion that stays strong. Even after 40 […]

  2. Freebie: warm up with a coffee cup quilt-block pattern (+ coffee cake!)

    Posted by on October 1, 2015

    Crunchy leaves, blustery winds, cozy scarves, snuggly quilts—it’s the first day of October and autumn is in full swing! How are you greeting sweater season? Whether you’re pouring a cuppa hot coffee, hot cocoa, or hot Earl Grey to warm up (hmm . . . hot toddy, maybe?), hot beverages always seem sweeter in a […]

  3. Behind every great knitter . . . (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 30, 2015

    Have you heard the saying that begins, "Behind every successful person . . .?" According to the saying, there may be a number of things behind a successful person, including great mentors, years of practice, and lots of coffee. This got us thinking: behind most knitters and crocheters are great friends, family members, and teachers […]

  4. Celebrating 85 years of fabric fun: join us! (+ big giveaway)

    Posted by on September 29, 2015

    Today we’re celebrating the 85th anniversary of Jaftex, parent company of one of our favorite quilt-fabric companies, Henry Glass. Congratulations to all who’ve been a part of this extraordinary company! Co-sponosors: Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome A blog hop commemorating Jaftex’s milestone has been making stops all over the Internet throughout September. Each blogger on the hop […]

  5. Creativity awaits: crochet coffee-cozy patterns

    Posted by on September 16, 2015

    As the days turn crisp, is there anything as pleasant as wrapping your hands around a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cider? If you dread wasting cardboard sleeves at your favorite espresso stand and want your drink to make a fall fashion statement, a handmade coffee cozy is the perfect quick project. In Crochet […]

  6. Organizing fabric, simplified (+ free printable!)

    Posted by on August 13, 2015

    Stockpile. Hoard. Huge teetering piles of unsorted fabric. Whatever you call your stash, there’s one thing every quilter needs: fabric organization ideas. We understand—we’re charter members of “Stashaholics Anonymous” ourselves! Organizing fabric is so much easier when you’ve got a system to help you keep track of all your treasures, whether neatly folded in your […]

  7. What is your quilty name?

    Posted by on April 14, 2015

    Welcome to Quilt Town! “The Village Square” from Irish Chain Quilts (available in May; add to wish list) Quilt Town is the coziest city on earth, a place where all persons, places, and things are snuggled up in—you guessed it—quilts! You, me, rooftops, tree trunks, mailboxes, swimming-pool covers… All the quilters in Quilt Town are […]

  8. Free printable quilting quote (for fabric lovers only)

    Posted by on March 31, 2015

    Quilters say the darndest things. Agree with Carrie? If you do, share her sentiments: DOWNLOAD AND PRINT a 5″ x 7″ image of Carrie’s quote for your personal use! Hang it in your sewing space or even frame it—how cute would it be to place this happy message near your stash? COPY AND PASTE today’s […]

  9. Worldwide Quilting Day 2015: 3 ways to celebrate

    Posted by on March 17, 2015

    What’s so special about this coming Saturday? It’s Worldwide Quilting Day! How will you celebrate? We’ve gathered a few fun ideas for making this year’s Worldwide Quilting Day your best yet. So clear your schedule and make time for a little sewing, a little shopping… and maybe a little selfie? SEWING. The first thing to […]

  10. Here’s why 2015 is a great year for yarn

    Posted by on March 6, 2015

      Did you know that the Chinese New Year is the most important social and economic holiday in China? February 19 marked the celebration of the new year in Chinese culture, and with it, a 2015 zodiac symbol: the sheep! Needless to say, yarn lovers everywhere are pretty excited. The original Mandarin word for this […]