Posts tagged: "meet us"

  1. Feeling grateful: a Thanksgiving wish for you

    Posted by on November 26, 2015

    Quilt from Jo’s Little Favorites by Jo Morton, coming January 2016. Next year, Martingale will celebrate 40 years in business. Did you know that 40th anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with rubies? It’s true (we googled it). Rubies are thought to possess an inner flame representing passion. A thriving passion that stays strong. Even after 40 […]

  2. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Posted by on October 28, 2015

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]

  3. Behind every great knitter . . . (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 30, 2015

    Have you heard the saying that begins, "Behind every successful person . . .?" According to the saying, there may be a number of things behind a successful person, including great mentors, years of practice, and lots of coffee. This got us thinking: behind most knitters and crocheters are great friends, family members, and teachers […]

  4. Got precuts? Click for 13 yummy precut patterns (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on August 21, 2015

    Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Honey Buns, Dessert Rolls…have we whetted your appetite? What you’re hungry for are tempting fabric precuts! Lucky for you, the staff at Martingale has cooked up a batch of 13 scrumptious precut sewing patterns. A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More from the Staff at That […]

  5. Heading to a quilt retreat? Read this “think big” story

    Posted by on June 30, 2015

    When heading for a quilt retreat, Think Big! In March, I was invited to go on a Leavenworth Quilt Co. retreat at Ingalls Creek Lodge in Peshastin, Washington, about a 2½-hour drive from Martingale in the Cascade Mountains. (That’s me on the left and Martingale’s customer service manager, Tracy, on the right, taking in the […]

  6. Out of quilt ideas, feeling sew uninspired. :(

    Posted by on April 1, 2015

    We haven’t been feeling inspired to sew lately. Books don’t excite us. Fabric doesn’t move us. And sewing just doesn’t sound fun… Besides, we’ve got a lot of book-business stuff to do. Wait. What’s today’s date again? Oh yeah. Did we have you going for a minute there? Aw, we knew we couldn’t fool you. […]

  7. Happy anniversary! $1 ePatterns + top 5 posts

    Posted by on March 12, 2015

    Hi there, Stitch This! readers. If you get our blog posts by email, you may have accidentally received this post twice. Our sincere apologies–it’s a technical glitch we’re working to resolve. Thanks for sticking with us as we sort it out. Today we’re celebrating our third anniversary at Stitch This! YAY! To date, we’ve written […]

  8. Staff Stitch + Show: kids and baby gifts we’ve made!

    Posted by on February 27, 2015

    It’s baby season, and we’ve been inspired to make gifts for staff kiddos, from growing grandchildren to new arrivals. Here are some of the knit and crocheted gifts recently stitched by our staff for special little ones! P.S. Guess who’s next on our list? Tiffany, copy editor, is due in August—congratulations, Tiffany! We can’t wait […]

  9. National Quilting Month: start your bucket quilt (and see ours)

    Posted by on February 26, 2015

    March is National Quilting Month! With 31 days to celebrate quilting—including the crowning jewel of the month, Worldwide Quilting Day on Saturday, March 21—we got to thinking about our “bucket quilts.” What’s a bucket quilt, you ask? A bucket quilt is an all-time favorite quilt. Perhaps you’ve pinned a picture of one; maybe you’ve purchased […]

  10. 7 super-quick crafts for Valentine’s Day (yes, that quick)

    Posted by on February 12, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is only two days away—but there’s still time to give your valentine a gift with a handmade touch! Simply register or log in to our Freebies page and get access to how-tos for all 7 fast, fun valentine crafts below. We’re proud to point out that these projects were made just for you, […]