Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. 🚫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 […]


  2. 🎅Oh no – you forgot someone on your gift list. We’ve got just the thing🎁

    Posted by on November 29, 2016

    Don’t panic . . . but we think you may have forgotten someone on your holiday gift list. A generous, kind-hearted, deserving person. Remember now? It’s YOU! There are no gift police saying you can’t treat yourself to something special while you’re choosing gifts for everyone else on your list. And we’ve got the perfect […]


  3. A quilter’s coffee-table book: Gwen Marston’s A Common Thread (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 10, 2016

    Today is a grrrrreat day! We’re feeling delighted, excited, and proud to share with you this sneak peek of our latest coffee-table book for quilters: A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston. You may know Gwen Marston as a living legend in the quiltmaking world. Perhaps you followed her illustrious “Liberated Quiltmaking” […]


  4. New Martingale quilt books – see what’s coming! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 6, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! It’s when we get to introduce you to new books making their way to your local shop soon. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new Martingale quilt books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. Which new book is your […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]