Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. Troubleshooting sewing-machine tension: 5 simple steps

    Posted by on August 25, 2017

    How can you get the perfect thread tension before you start machine quilting? Look no further than Lori Kennedy’s book Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! In Lori’s book, you’ll learn all you need to know to create 61 whimsical motifs, including how to set up your machine, how to doodle to refine your technique, and yes—how […]


  2. Big blog hop! Piecing, quilting, and precuts (and a pincushion) + giveaway!

    Posted by on August 21, 2017

    It’s Martingale’s day on Christa Watson’s blog hop for her new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts—welcome, everyone! I’m Karen Johnson, Martingale’s director of marketing. I’ll be your blog-hop host for today! The thing I love most about Christa Watson’s new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts, is that she gives you a quilt to […]


  3. Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 11, 2017

    How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels. A free-motion-quilted panel from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to […]


  4. Wish list day! Pat Sloan, precuts, and Civil War patchwork (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 5, 2017

    Yay yay yay, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in August—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. […]


  5. Easy free-motion quilting motifs, simple as 1-2-3 👍 (free tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 29, 2017

    If you’ve tried free-motion quilting but you’re still in beginner mode . . . If you’re ready to try some fun new motifs . . . If you simply aren’t sure how to progress from where you are . . . Let machine-quilting pro Lori Kennedy take you by the hand and teach you everything […]


  6. Walking-foot quilting tutorial (video): try quick & easy curves

    Posted by on February 27, 2017

    Are you a "quilt by check" quilter—meaning you send out your quilts to be quilted? Or maybe you’ve tried free-motion quilting and the results weren’t, um, what you’d expected (ask anyone in our office who’s tried it: we’ve all been there). Today we’re here to tell you that free-motion quilting and quilting by check aren’t […]


  7. Wish List Day! Moda All-Stars, 4″ x 5″ blocks, free-motion 1-2-3 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 6, 2017

    We’re back for our favorite day of the month: it’s Wish List Day! We can’t wait to show you sneak peeks of books coming from Martingale in March—tell us which one is your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be the first to see new Martingale quilt […]


  8. 5 easy quilt-finishing tips for “toppers”

    Posted by on January 13, 2017

    Are you a topper? If you’ve got lots of quilt tops waiting to make their debut as a quilt—but you haven’t finished them yet—you’re a topper, alright. Welcome to the club! Our own acquisitions editor, Karen Burns, compares herself to the cobbler whose children have no shoes. She is the quilter with no finished quilts! […]


  9. 🚫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 […]


  10. 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 […]