Posts tagged: "paper piecing"

  1. Paper-piecing palooza! Pictorial blocks, precise results (+ sale)

    Posted by on June 27, 2016

    Most of the quilters I know fall into two categories when it comes to paper-foundation piecing. They either love it or they don’t. And if they don’t love paper piecing, they’re convinced they never will. Personally, I’ll paper piece whenever it’s going to give me the results I’m looking for. The great thing about foundation […]

  2. How to paper piece quilt blocks – once and for all (3 expert tips + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 16, 2016

    We are SO excited to share the latest book from prolific author, celebrated teacher, talented designer, and all-around fabulous person Nancy Mahoney today. Why? Because we’ve tested her new how-to ourselves—and we can’t wait to reveal the results! Four Martingale staffers, ranging from complete beginner to occasional paper piecer, made blocks from Nancy’s new book, […]

  3. New books for you! Strips, squares, and superheroes (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on February 3, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day! It’s our monthly peek at new Martingale quilt books and more on their way to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite March 2016 release at the bottom […]

  4. Build an epic collection of quilt-block patterns (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 7, 2015

    September is National Sewing Month! Here’s a great way to celebrate your love of sewing: build a stash of patterns to keep you in stitches whenever inspiration strikes. Most every quilt pattern begins with a block, so block books provide endless possibilities. Make simple repeat-block quilts, spectacular samplers, two-block wonders with surprising secondary designs, and […]

  5. Reasons to try paper piecing right now

    Posted by on May 18, 2015

    In a recent post about the new book of paper-pieced quilt patterns, Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, we asked Stitch This! readers to describe your level of paper-piecing prowess. More than 1000 of you enthusiastically responded (thank you!), and your comments told us that while many of you are paper-piecing fans, others haven’t yet caught […]

  6. Paper-piecing tip: cut fabric pieces to the right size every time (+ sale!)

    Posted by on April 27, 2015

    Isn’t it amazing what you can do with paper piecing? Using the technique, you can: Sew the tiniest pieces with amazing accuracy: simply machine stitch on the lines. Nevermind the straight of grain—the paper stabilizes fabric so well that you can safely sew on the bias. Turn designs with reputations for fussiness (like “Mariner’s Compass” […]

  7. It’s official: you’ve got a big crush on little quilts (fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 9, 2015

    Get ready for some BIG fun during the Little Gems Blog Hop! We’re happy to help author Connie Kauffman kick off her hop with several five-star reviews of the book—all from quilters like you—plus a big giveaway! So why all the quilty buzz about these tiny treasures? You can make each striking 12″ x 12″ […]

  8. Scrap overload? Piece these “little gems” in a flash (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 10, 2015

    Got an overload of scraps and not a lot of time to use them up? Join the club. And let us introduce you to the president of the club, new Martingale author Connie Kauffman. So, how did Connie rise to such a position? She found a solution for all of us scrap collectors who know […]

  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. Bowl, plate, cup, saucer: quilts for the kitchen (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 14, 2015

    Dishes! Aren’t they fun to collect? Chances are that you or someone you know loves to collect dishware. Wouldn’t it be great to make something for the kitchen or dining room to match? We have a new book that can help! Flashback to October of 2001: I had been working at Martingale for only a […]