Posts tagged: "meet us"

  1. 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 […]


  2. Favorites of 2015: a yarn lover’s pick of the year

    Posted by on December 30, 2015

    After receiving a sizeable stash of sock yarn for my birthday this year (best birthday EVER!), I’ve been eyeing all the projects in Sock-Yarn Accessories. First project on my list: the Rockport Fingerless Gloves. Rockport Fingerless Gloves They’re light and lacy and look good with just about any outfit. They’re like knitted jewelry—pretty bracelets that […]


  3. Favorites of 2015: most stash-friendly pick of the year

    Posted by on December 29, 2015

    The moment I saw it, I added the End of the Rainbow quilt from the cover of Irish Chain Quilts to the top of my to-do list. End of the Rainbow quilt from Irish Chain Quilts I have a large stash of neutrals AND a large stash of batiks. My goal is to make my […]


  4. Favorites of 2015: slow-sewing pick of the year

    Posted by on December 28, 2015

    As the content director at Martingale, it’s hard to pick a favorite among all the books we publish each year. I literally get to read every word in every book and see every project in person. (Yeah, that’s a pretty cool benefit of the job!) But this year one book I was especially looking forward […]


  5. Happy Christmas Eve! Still sewing? Here’s a poem for you.

    Posted by on December 24, 2015

    From Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys A very merry Christmas Eve to you! Busy stuffing stockings? Wrapping gifts? Baking Santa’s favorite cookies? Sewing faster than a flying reindeer? However you’re spending your day, we hope it’s full of fun and festivity. Tomorrow we’ll be closing our office doors to spend the holidays with loved […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]