Posts tagged: "new releases"

  1. Slip some color into your knits (+ yarn giveaway)

    Posted by on June 26, 2015

    Remember the BIG box of crayons you owned as a kid? The one with nearly 100 colors to choose from? Browsing the local yarn shop can feel just like pawing through those colorful crayons. So many fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal hues! If you’ve never tried knitting with multiple colors, you’re in for a thrill. Best-selling author […]


  2. Join our book club: save big AND get $40 to spend now

    Posted by on June 25, 2015

    Have you heard about the Martingale Insider Book Club? If not, we need to talk! The book club is all about choices. To start, you can choose to receive printed books (with free eBooks included!) or just eBooks (and skip the shipping). It’s only $14.99 to join—and take a look at what you’ll get: #1: […]


  3. Savor the season: Christmas projects to slow-sew (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 23, 2015

    New holiday wonders await you—so why wait for Christmas in July? Savor the season with some hand stitching, starting now. 

 “Figgy Pudding” table runner Come sit a spell with best-selling author Pat Wys and her new book, Handmade Christmas Cheer. She’ll show you how to conjure the Christmas spirit with hand embroidery, wool appliqué, […]


  4. Blog hop! Irish Chain quilt block gets all-star treatment (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 18, 2015

    Does it take a village to make a quilt? Sometimes! 
First blocks, then sashing: Martingale staffers make “The Village Square” quilt from Irish Chain Quilts (see the finished quilt below!) It also takes a village to build a blog hop—and the list of villagers that author Melissa Corry assembled for her Irish Chain Quilts blog […]


  5. How to quilt as you go: learn how now (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 16, 2015

    You know the feeling: you’re thrilled to have completed your latest quilt top. Pat yourself on the back! You feel accomplished. Proud. Done. But you’re not. There’s still all that quilting to do… We’ve all felt that tinge of disappointment: excited about the piecing, not so much about the quilting. So how would it feel […]


  6. How to make a scrap quilt—with no scraps? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 9, 2015

    No scraps? No problem! Get that scrappy, vintage look of the past with the convenience of precuts from the present. The author of the bestseller Seamingly Scrappy is back with more projects that you’d swear are scrap quilts in Seems Like Scrappy. But not one pattern calls for a single scrap! “Frolic” from Seems Like […]


  7. Spring Quilt Market! Top 10 trends

    Posted by on June 4, 2015

    Quilt Market is a trade show where shop owners, designers, and quilt industry professionals gather to show the latest and greatest offerings coming soon to quilt shops near YOU. You might say it’s where independent quilt shops go to shop—looking for new fabrics, notions, books, club ideas, and more! The Martingale booth, where we shared […]


  8. New quilt books + more coming in June (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Time for a first look at new quilt books—plus new knit and crochet books!—on their way to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]


  9. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 26, 2015

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]


  10. 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 […]