Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. Stack-and-whack patterns on “deck” – 4 ways (+ sale)

    Posted by on June 20, 2016

    Who doesn’t love stack-and-whack-style quilts? Time flies by as you follow the steps: Stack your fabrics. Rotary cut your fabrics, stack by stack. Shuffle the order of the cut fabrics. Sew back together for unexpected surprises! Karla Alexander has built a beautiful quilting career on her unique stack-and-whack approach—you know her method as Stack the […]


  2. Modern quilts from traditional quilt patterns: a new family legacy (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2016

    If you’re like many quilters, you’re on the lookout for quilts that seamlessly blend traditional beauty and modern flair. Look no further! In her latest book, popular author Amy Ellis stitches together the two styles to create quilts that are both fresh and timeless. Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis Let Amy introduce you to […]


  3. Garden stitches, modern classics, baby bliss: new book sneak peek! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on May 4, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day: June 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite June 2016 release at […]


  4. Dip a toe in the modern-quilting pool (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 28, 2015

    Do you find negative space intriguing? Want to try classic blocks with a twist? How about improv piecing or intentional imperfections—do these ideas make you stand up and cheer? Modern quilt designs can be an exciting experiment for traditional quilters, and they often rely on the ideas mentioned above. Right now, we have not just […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Flash sale! Quick quilts for the holiday weekend

    Posted by on September 4, 2015

    
“Modern Cabin” from Modern Basics Labor Day Weekend is upon us! We know you’ve got big plans, it’s back-to-school prep time, and that barbecue grill isn’t going to clean itself. Maybe you think you don’t have time to quilt this weekend? Oh, but you do! And we’ve got the book that will prove it to […]


  8. How to make a quilt pattern from a photo, step by step (video)

    Posted by on July 20, 2015

    Do you ever get that not-so-inspired feeling when you sit down to plan your next quilt? You’re not alone! Sometimes we all get a case of the design blahs. But learning how another quilter gets her inspiration can be a fantastic way to jolt yourself out of your stitching rut. Case in point: take a […]


  9. 15 terrific twists: the Irish Chain quilt block links us all (+ giveaway!)


    Posted by on May 19, 2015

    Each month, our editorial department presents upcoming books to our marketing department. Not only does everyone get to hear about books on the way, they get to see projects up close and in person, too. When the new book Irish Chain Quilts was presented at the meeting a few months ago, it created a unique […]


  10. Poof! Add a magic color to your quilts (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 5, 2015

    Welcome, all A Modern Twist blog hop-ees! We’re excited to be a stop on Natalie Barnes’s blog hop for her new book. Natalie is a contributor to popular Martingale books including Fun-Size Quilts, Kitchen Stitches, and Set the Table. We’re thrilled that she now has a book of her very own, which includes a special […]