Posts tagged: "paper piecing"

  1. Paper piecing flower patterns: 27 dazzling blocks, video tips (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 9, 2014

    Adore featuring flowers in your quilts—but appliqué isn’t your forte? There is another way to plant flowers in a quilted garden: try paper-pieced flower-quilt patterns instead! A creative team from the Netherlands—Maaike Bakker and Françoise Maarse—is ready to inspire you to stitch stunning bouquets, garden paths, wreaths, and more for every season. Today we welcome [...]


  2. It’s back! 53 animal quilt blocks to paper piece (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 12, 2013

    More than 15 years ago, an adorable book filled with patterns for quilted animals debuted—and caused nothing short of a stampede. It quickly sold more than 150,000 copies (just think of all the animal offspring it generated!). Ever since the book went out of print, quilters who missed the original have been waiting patiently for [...]


  3. Paper piecing for perfect points: 7 smart tips (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 19, 2013

    Debby Kratovil is a quilter’s quilter. For 14 years she was known as Quilt Magazine’s “tip lady,” designing hundreds of patterns for their readership. She’s had nearly 30 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines (and jokes that she’s a regular cover girl). She’s designed quilts for fabric companies, published quilting books and [...]


  4. Paper piecing quilts of praise (plus giveaway & half-off deal)

    Posted by on November 13, 2012

    When I was young, I remember our church would celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with what was called a “Thanksgiving Banner Service.” The idea was that each family (or fellowship group, if you were single) would make a banner that illustrated all the things they were thankful for and present it in a mini parade at [...]


  5. “Witch” way to a quick (free) Halloween quilt?

    Posted by on October 4, 2012

    Blast of wind, crunch of leaves, wrap of scarf (hello, long sleeves). For many, nothing brings more excitement to October than the anticipation of its last day arriving—Halloween! But until then, the fun is in the costume creating, the treat making, and the decorating. With Halloween quilts, you can typically go in two directions: cute [...]


  6. Learn how to paper piece for free

    Posted by on June 12, 2012

    There are lots of things to love about working at Martingale, one of them being the chance to meet fantastic quilt designers and learn from expert teachers. Who taught me how to piece a bias square? Nancy J. Martin. Who showed me how to save time by rotary cutting through multiple layers of fabric? Designer [...]


  7. Paper piece a tribute to your passion: sewing! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on May 31, 2012

    I feel I have a special relationship with the book I’m going to tell you about today. You see, an original quilt from the book, Needles and Notions, is hanging on the wall right outside my office. I see it anytime I look up.  Here’s the view I have (left). Not only do I see [...]


  8. Piece kaleidoscope quilts by number (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 27, 2012

    Let me ask you a question. Do you know Nancy Mahoney? (Here she is!) I’m betting you do. But there’s one thing you may not know about her. This woman is a quiet quiltmaking storm. Nancy has written 12 books with Martingale. Her quilts have been featured in more than 100 national and international magazines. [...]