Posts tagged: "paper piecing"

  1. A fuss-free approach to fussy-cutting quilt blocks (video)

    Posted by on February 26, 2018

    Have you ever come across a fabric print that is SO darn cute that you want to frame a particular part of the print in a portion of a quilt block? That’s called fussy cutting—but that doesn’t mean you have to fuss and fight to make it happen. Fussy-cut motifs: we spot a sewing room […]


  2. Warning: these paper-pieced blocks are just TOO cute (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 29, 2017

    We’ve been in love with Charise Randell’s work ever since she debuted one of her paper-pieced blocks in The Splendid Sampler—if you followed the quilt-along, you’ll remember her delightful design: Stitching Fashion block It’s just so cute! We knew Charise had more sweet sewing to share—and that’s why we’re thrilled to be the publisher of […]


  3. Best paper for paper piecing? 3 choices to make before you sew

    Posted by on September 27, 2017

    What’s the best paper for paper piecing? There are several choices out there, and choices are great—it’s fun to experiment to see what works best for you. That’s exactly what Scott Hansen, owner of Blue Nickel Studios and one of the designers featured in The Splendid Sampler, was exploring when we met him at Spring […]


  4. 2 tricks for how to paper piece quilt blocks: video

    Posted by on August 14, 2017

    Ever tried paper piecing? If you have, you know there’s no better technique for getting accuracy in your blocks. If you haven’t tried paper piecing, give it a shot! The benefit of pinpoint precision is worth a try. There are a few tricks that make paper piecing easier and more enjoyable. We caught up with […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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, […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. Paper-piecing tip: cut fabric pieces to the right size every time

    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” […]