Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog for info on […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]

  6. Learn free-motion quilting in new Sewing with Nancy videos

    Posted by on February 5, 2015

    Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners author Molly Hanson visits Nancy Zieman at the Sewing with Nancy studio. Most quilters fall into one of two camps: those who’ve tried free-motion quilting and those who want to try. Have you given it a go? If you haven’t yet—or if you’ve tried with unfortunate results—or if you’ve tried, succeeded, […]

  7. How to transfer patterns to fabric for quilting: no-mark method

    Posted by on December 4, 2014

    There are many ways to mark designs on a quilt top in preparation for quilting. But have you ever tried not marking your quilt top? See how six-time Martingale author Mary M. Covey transfers her beautiful machine-quilting patterns to fabric without pencils, pens, or chalks ever touching her quilts. No-Marking Method for Machine Quilting from […]

  8. Free-motion quilting for those who think they can’t (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 11, 2014

    Do you dream of free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine? You need a teacher. And a copilot. And a cheerleader! Today we introduce you to an extraordinarily talented young quilter, Molly Hanson, who wears all three hats for you in her new book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and Those Who Think They Can’t). With […]

  9. Can YOU quilt it? You bet—learn how now (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 6, 2014

    If you ever wondered, “How did she quilt that?,” you’ve been in the same boat as Kim Diehl’s preferred machine quilter, Deborah Poole. A hand quilter for years, Deborah taught herself how to free-motion quilt, step by tiny step. Now she’s sharing her own brand of shortcuts and secrets for free-motion quilting in her new […]

  10. Making a quilt sandwich: step-by-step tutorial

    Posted by on March 4, 2014

    In a recent Quirky Question we asked what one quiltmaking skill you’d like to get better at—and we were surprised when so many of you chose the same thing! Can you guess what so many quilters want to improve upon? If you guessed quilting your own quilts, you’d be as right as a 90-degree angle. […]