Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. 2 quilting 🌟🌟 create the ultimate resource for machine-quilting ideas (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 20, 2016

    What’s better than a groundbreaking book about machine quilting, packed with techniques and patterns from a quilting superstar? How about a groundbreaking book about machine quilting written by TWO quilting superstars? Christa Watson (left), author of the best-seller Machine Quilting with Style, and Angela Walters (right), author of multiple books on machine quilting, at QuiltCon, […]


  2. Machine-quilting ergonomics: set up for comfort

    Posted by on March 4, 2016

    Machine quilting on a home sewing machine is becoming the norm for more and more quilters. With designers and teachers like Christa Watson leading the way, the process has been vetted and—aren’t we lucky—they’ve share their tried, tested, and true techniques with us! For Christa, author of Machine Quilting with Style, enjoying the process is […]


  3. 📚 New books for you: Civil War, Christmas, and the ultimate guide (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on March 2, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day: April 2016 edition! It’s our monthly peek at new Martingale quilt books and patterns on their way soon to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite April 2016 […]


  4. Favorites of 2015: machine-quilting pick of the year

    Posted by on January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year to you! There was a new sewing machine under the tree for me! My old machine didn’t excel at free-motion quilting and the walking foot was just so-so. But my new machine is a star performer at both. For that reason, my favorite quilt of 2015 comes from Christa Watson’s book Machine […]


  5. 🎁 Finish that Christmas quilt!: 7 resources to help you get it done

    Posted by on November 18, 2015

    Fear you might be facing another Christmas celebrating UFOs and WIPs? Have you quilted by check so many times that you’re no longer sure how to quilt a quilt top yourself? We’re here to help! Below you’ll find ways to help you complete those quilted gifts so you can lovingly place them under the tree […]


  6. Blog hop: free-motion video tip + free backing tutorial + giveaway!

    Posted by on September 24, 2015

    It’s our turn to host the blog hop for the new book Machine Quilting with Style. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we can stay in touch! When award-winning quilter Christa Watson asked us to be a part of her blog hop for Machine […]


  7. Must see: machine quilting with walking-foot fun (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 8, 2015

    There’s one particular book that many quilters in the Martingale office have been waiting to arrive. Why? Because we want to know: how does author Christa Watson use her walking foot to machine quilt like that? Machine quilting with a walking foot: “Ripples” We’re ready to find out right along with you in Christa’s exciting […]


  8. New quilt books! Machine quilting, Double Stitch, more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 1, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Today you’ll get a sneak peek at new books from Martingale, all on their way to your local shops this month. Click on a cover below; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog for info on […]


  9. Thread tension for quilting: find your machine’s sweet spot (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 29, 2015

    Machine-quilting tension making you…tense? The first step toward success is knowing how to adjust your machine’s thread tension for quilting so your thread doesn’t get loopy, limit your progress, or (worst nightmare) come undone. In Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting, Eva Larkin presents a simple, step-by-step way to test your tension before you get your […]


  10. New quilt books + more coming in June (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Time for a first look at new quilt books—plus new knit and crochet books!—on their way to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]