Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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? […]


  5. You have spoken! Our top 10 quilt books of 2016 🏆 (+ BIG BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 19, 2016

    Our annual top ten list is here! Today we reveal your favorite quilt books of 2016—the ones you voted for every time you bought a new book. So thank YOU for being a passionate quilt-book lover! Which books reached the top of the list? Read on to find out—then enter our BIG giveaway to win […]


  6. 📚Quilt-book lovers: get $40 to spend at our site today

    Posted by on August 12, 2016

    Are you a quilt book-a-holic? (It’s okay to say yes. You’re among friends who understand.) Or maybe you can’t get enough of books about sewing, knitting, or crochet. Or maybe you love them all. If you love books about your favorite hobby, it’s time. Time to join the Martingale Insider Book Club! It’s only $14.99 […]


  7. 🌷 Spring Quilt Market trends update! 🌷

    Posted by on May 26, 2016

    International Quilt Market is a trade show where quilt-shop owners, designers, and quilt-industry professionals gather to show the latest and greatest offerings coming soon to quilt shops near YOU. You might say it’s where independent quilt shops go to shop—looking for new fabrics, notions, books, club ideas, and more! This May, Quilt Market was held […]


  8. The coloring craze has arrived – for quilters (giveaway + contest!)

    Posted by on May 25, 2016

    A coloring craze is sweeping the nation! Millions of grown-ups (including yours truly) are recalling the carefree delight that coloring can bring. It’s relaxing, creative, portable—even a bit addictive! And really, who loves to play with color more than quilters? Well, get your colored pencils sharpened and your coloring hand rested and ready, because we’re […]


  9. Patchwork landscaping causing distracted-driver collisions

    Posted by on April 1, 2016

    Bothell, WA—The Washington State Department of Transportation has undertaken a highway beautification project, asking local businesses for assistance in improving the roadside landscape that drivers view during their commutes on Interstates 5 and 405. Bothell, Washington quilt-book publisher Martingale has volunteered to help with the highway beautification project by donating miles upon miles of patchwork […]


  10. 🎉 Anniversary fun!: huge sale, 12 hours only (+ fabric giveaway!) 🎉

    Posted by on March 11, 2016

    HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY, MARTINGALE/THAT PATCHWORK PLACE! HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY, STITCH THIS! HAPPY QUILTING MONTH, EVERYONE! Boy, this month is awesome. The year 2016 is a big one for us—it marks 40 years in business and four years right here on the blog! And celebrating our anniversaries during National Quilting Month? Well, that’s just the icing […]