Posts tagged: "new releases"

  1. Amish quilting patterns, urban quilt style (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 22, 2014

    To many quilters, Amish quilts represent the pinnacle of traditional quilt design and craftsmanship. The bold, graphic patterns sparkle in rich solid colors, and the beautifully flowing hand-quilting stitches demonstrate a high level of skill that many of us aspire to. As traditional as they are, the drama and simplicity of Amish quilt patterns make […]


  2. 52 new ways to sew a hexagon quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 16, 2014

    Who knew there were so many possibilities hidden inside a hexagon? English-paper-piecing blocks from The New Hexagon Quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has been English paper piecing since the 1990s—back when the technique didn’t differ much from the method invented in the 1800s. But thanks to modern techniques, Katja became inspired to play with the hexagon […]


  3. Got 5 minutes + 5 fat quarters? (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 8, 2014

    How about a little quilting arithmetic to keep you on your toes today? (It’s easy, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) …5 fat quarters + 1 background fabric = More fast fat-quarter quilts from bestselling author Kathy Brown! “Staying Focused” from Take 5 Fat Quarters Kathy’s first two “Take 5” books have inspired thousands of […]


  4. Scrappy fat-quarter quilts from Fons and Porter (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 2, 2014

    Fat quarters and sparkling scrap quilts: it’s a match made in quilter’s heaven! “Spin City” by Nancy Mahoney Fat-quarter count: 21 Celebrated quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter know the allure of fat quarters all too well. They’re easy to collect and fun to display—and that’s before we even think about cutting and sewing them. […]


  5. Wish List Day! New Martingale quilt books (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on October 1, 2014

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new books on the way to your local quilt shop in October, November, and December. Keep track of the books you want by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale. Browse the latest batch of Martingale quilt books below—then enter to win your […]


  6. Fabric play! A challenge for us—and for you (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 25, 2014

    We love all the books we publish, but sometimes a book comes along that we’re just begging to test drive before it hits your local quilt shop. Recently a book inspired a resounding “I can do this!” response from 11 employees—that’s more than 25% of our staff! What is it about the new book Fabric […]


  7. 5 tips for precuts – 64 quilt patterns – fabric giveaway!

    Posted by on September 18, 2014

    Got precuts?
 If you’ve got precuts, we’ve got a fabulous new pattern collection for you! Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics is a must-have book for precut fans: 64 quilt patterns for fat quarters, fat eighths, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and Jelly Rolls. (Don’t own precuts? No problem! Simply cut your stash fabrics down to size.) […]


  8. Table-runner treats from Fons & Porter (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 11, 2014

    A bare table is like a blank canvas; it begs to show off something beautiful. 
“Flying South” by Terry Albers Big or small, square or skinny, old or new, tables offer a space to express our creativity as quilters—and making a table topper can stretch our creativity just as far as a painter’s canvas. Not […]


  9. Blissfully simple sewing: wool appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 3, 2014

    It’s a dream of many quilters: to create an heirloom quilt to be cherished for generations. “McMillan Court” If you long to sew that masterpiece, we invite you to bring your dream to life with an easy appliqué technique that will lead to you to an heirloom quilt in record time. With reproduction fabrics and […]


  10. Blog hop! Revamp a room with a single quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 21, 2014

    Is a room in your home ready for an update? It can be overwhelming to think about redecorating an entire room—so don’t! The softness of a simple quilt or the punch of a colorful pillow can instantly infuse a so-so space with fresh personality. In the new book Sew a Modern Home, author Melissa Lunden […]