Posts tagged: "modern quilts"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. For your quilting toolbox: exploring the three Cs (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 17, 2015

    The quilter’s toolbox—we all have one. Many of our tools are items we can find at a local quilt shop or buy from a favorite vendor at a quilt show. There are also “tools” we use every day that make our quilts special and uniquely ours. Our eye for color, the way we plan and […]

  9. You’ll be sew inspired: 3 new quilting books for February

    Posted by on February 3, 2015

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new quilting books coming to your local quilt shop in February. Click on a book cover and then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale to keep track of your favorites. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you’ll know when each […]

  10. 9 ways with big quilt blocks: a cozy home quick! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on December 16, 2014

    Do you love surrounding yourself with all things quilty—pieces that add a cozy vibe to your home while showing off your creativity too? Enhancing her home with quilted treasures is one of best-selling author Amy Ellis’s passions. In her new book Think Big, she shares her secret for warming up stark spaces with quilts of […]