Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. 🚫No Christmas UFOs: the 1 skill you need to machine quilt at home (+ sale!)

    Posted by on December 5, 2016

    With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to put the (machine) pedal to the metal! For many quilters, that means machine quilting is in your very-near future. If you feel like your machine-quilting skills aren’t what they could be, if you’re stuck on what and where to quilt, or if you’re terrified about […]


  2. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan (once and for all): mega-big blog tour!

    Posted by on November 25, 2016

    A note about Black Friday: We’re once again passing up the opportunity to host our own Black Friday sale this year. Instead, we’ll cheer on the thousands of independent quilt and yarn shops hosting special sales, including Small Business Saturday, this weekend. Why not give your local shop a call and find out what they’re […]


  3. Need to make a quilt sandwich in a hurry? Spray basting to the rescue (how-to)

    Posted by on November 9, 2016

    As the holidays draw near, do visions of quilty gifts dance in your head? Do you wonder how many gifts you can start and finish before Christmas? Do you assume you’ll be burning the midnight oil—along with Santa and his reindeer—come Christmas Eve? Often it’s not block-making or row-sewing that halts our gift-making progress: it’s […]


  4. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan? Yes please (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 12, 2016

    First she taught you all about appliqué; then she turned triangles into a hassle-free task. Now celebrated teacher, designer, and bubbly quilting personality Pat Sloan is back to teach you the know-how you need to become a confident machine quilter. We are so excited about pairing up with Pat to bring you an all-new resource, […]


  5. NEW Martingale quilt books! Pat Sloan – Moda – This and That 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 7, 2016

    Yippee for Wish List Day! We LOVE sneak-peeking our newest books and finding out your favorites. In fact, you can WIN your favorite book if you leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Take a look at what’s coming in October and let us know which book you love best! Subscribe to our […]


  6. Trace – doodle – free-motion quilt! 180 doodle patterns to try (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 27, 2016

    Did you ever doodle as a kid? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: it’s going to come in handy now that you’re a quilter! Even if you’ve never doodled before, it’s not difficult to do. In fact, we looked up the definition of doodle. Google told us it means to “scribble absentmindedly.” Easy […]


  7. New book sneak peek! Bundles, doodles, hexies, more (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on June 8, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day: July 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop soon. 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 July 2016 release at […]


  8. 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, […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 📚 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 […]