Posts tagged: "paper piecing"

  1. Reasons to try paper piecing right now (+ sale!)

    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 […]


  2. 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” […]


  3. 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″ […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 3 (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 23, 2014

    Our series on paper piecing wraps up today with another great tip from the “Queen of Paper Piecing,” Carol Doak. This tip on choosing the right paper comes from her book 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. If you’re looking for the right paper to use, try our Papers for Foundation Piecing. We’ve designed these papers to […]


  8. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 2 (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 22, 2014

    Our short series on paper-pieced quilts continues today with another great tip for you! Knowing how to cut out your fabric pieces to ensure they’ll cover the next piece of a pattern can be challenging—ask me how I know! I love this great tip from Maaike Bakker and Françoise Maarse from their book A Paper-Pieced […]


  9. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 1 (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 21, 2014

    Are you a paper piecer? Most quilters I know are either enthusiastically in the “Yes!” camp or most emphatically in the “No!” camp. Some of us (me included) are on the fence. Perhaps with a few tips from our paper-piecing experts, some of us can find a new place to camp! If you know a […]


  10. 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 […]