Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. Quilt in a jar: a “little” gift idea from Kim Diehl 🎁

    Posted by on October 22, 2018

    Kim Diehl’s done it again. We LOVE her fun idea for quilter-to-quilter gifts below! With the holidays on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning for presents. All you need for this gift is a pretty little collection of fabrics, a mason jar, and a copy of Kim’s book Simple Whatnots. We’ll let […]


  2. 🦇 10 boos, frights, and sewing delights: our annual Halloween roundup! 🎃

    Posted by on October 5, 2018

    Stitch This! friends, we do invite You to enjoy the coming Halloween night. Until that spooky day’s in sight Let’s sew a little fun and fright! Embroider three Jacks to brighten the night: Three Jacks from Stitches from the Harvest Or try Halloween colors (less of a fright): Old-Time Halloween Quilt and Hooked Pillow Topper […]


  3. Today is World Embroidery Day 🌎 10 ways to celebrate ahead!

    Posted by on July 30, 2018

    World Embroidery Day is today! Shall we celebrate with a little slow sewing? Our needles and threads are ready! Butterfly Stitches Needlecase from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on […]


  4. Creative quilters 💕 That time our editor repurposed a quilt on Instagram . . .

    Posted by on April 9, 2018

    A fun thing happened a few weeks ago on our Instagram page—so fun, we wanted you to see it too! We shared a little project that our acquisitions and development editor Amelia Johanson made to cover and cushion her sewing-room chair. It’s the Sister’s Choice Table Topper by Beth Bradley from the new book Lunch-Hour […]


  5. Our beginner is machine quilting! See her sublime first stitches

    Posted by on March 21, 2018

    Third time’s the charm! Martingale graphic designer Tara is back with a third installment of her “newbie” series, giving us a peek into the mind of a beginning quilter. Help us cheer her on! This time Tara tackles a topic that even longtime quilters can feel anxious about: machine quilting. Leave your good wishes and […]


  6. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on scrappy (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Posted by on March 16, 2018

    Scrapaholics, don’t miss this chance to steal a deal on the scrap-friendly books below—just $6 each!—filled with patterns that’ll give you the inspiration and the how-to you need to make something beautiful out of all those scraps you’ve lovingly saved! Simple Charm Pure scrap-fabric magic Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen 10 scrappy bed-sized quilts […]


  7. A beginning quilter at Martingale: did she catch the quilting bug?

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    It’s a happy day here at Martingale—we have a budding quilter on our staff! Our marketing graphic designer, Tara, is testing the quiltmaking waters, and she’ll be sharing her experience in a series of blog posts at Stitch This! Today you’ll get to know Tara and see her first sewing efforts. Let’s all cheer her […]


  8. Quiltstock is coming this summer—will we see you there?

    Posted by on January 5, 2018

    It’s the New Year—time for a NEW adventure! And we’ve got just the thing: our first-ever quilt retreat with our friends at Moda Fabrics will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! Give yourself an early birthday gift . . .  Start planning your summer vacation . . .  Use your tax refund wisely! […]


  9. Announcing YOUR top 10 quilt books of 2017 (+ big BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 22, 2017

    Christmas is almost here. We want to wish you all the merriment and happiness you can handle this season! Whether you’re wrapping gifts, baking goodies, or doing a last-minute sewing sprint, we want you to know how honored we are to be a part of your creative life. Thank you for staying connected with us, […]


  10. A gift from Nancy Zieman to all of us: share the joys of sewing

    Posted by on December 15, 2017

    Sewing is magic, creative, and fun, it’s meant to be shared with a special someone. Let’s fly off to Sewland and stitch something new, Where all the town sews at a quarter to two. The person who penned this little rhyme knew all about the magic of sewing. In fact, she shared that magic with […]