Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Can you imagine quilts in different colors? 5 examples to explore (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 16, 2018

    Have you ever fallen head over heels for a quilt pattern but found it hard to envision the design in your favorite colors? It can be a challenge, but imagining quilts in different color palettes is worth learning how to do—the patchwork possibilities are endless. Three-time Martingale author Christa Watson understands those color predicaments, and […]


  2. Infected with the quilting bug—a beginner tackles triangles (+ advice needed!)

    Posted by on February 12, 2018

    Martingale graphic designer Tara is back to share another tale about her adventures as a beginning quilter! This time Tara tackles a pinnacle of piecing: Flying Geese units. Let’s all cheer her on—and offer some advice for the question she’s been pondering. My last post ended with me teasing that my Rainbow Runner quilt top […]


  3. Fresh vintage style, precut ease: 10 beautiful quilts for your bundles (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 31, 2018

    Give your precuts a happy home—in a quick quilt! We’re SO excited that Sue Pfau’s third book, Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, is finally here! Sue’s whipped up gorgeous quilts featuring classic quilt blocks—and you’ll get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; all those small cuts […]


  4. Q&A with the creator of the Civil War Legacies series (book #4 is here!)

    Posted by on January 24, 2018

    Love fabrics inspired by the Civil War era? Save every scrap? Best-selling author Carol Hopkins applauds you—she saves every scrap too! You’ll find fantastic ways to use your reproduction stash and scraps in Carol’s latest book, Civil War Legacies IV. In this fourth book from Carol’s “Civil War Legacies” series, you’ll find a collection of […]


  5. A beginning quilter at Martingale: did she catch the quilting bug?

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    It’s a happy day here at Martingale—we have a budding quilter on our staff! Our marketing graphic designer, Tara, is testing the quiltmaking waters, and she’ll be sharing her experience in a series of blog posts at Stitch This! Today you’ll get to know Tara and see her first sewing efforts. Let’s all cheer her […]


  6. Need a fat-quarter de-stash? Do it in a flash (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 20, 2017

    Love to buy fat quarters . . . maybe a little too much? You’re not alone! When your fat-quarter stash starts to teeter-totter, look to Doug Leko to inspire your downsizing (and replenishing). He just may be the fat quarter’s #1 fan! Doug’s new book Stashtastic! is filled with beautiful lap- and bed-sized quilts that […]


  7. Dream of making Dresden quilts? Dream come true ahead (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 27, 2017

    Our friends Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs have an exciting new book, and Martingale is proud to be the distributor. Get ready to make your Dresden dreams come true with The Double Wide Dresden Book! So, what is a Double Wide Dresden? It’s a fast, fun, NEW way to […]


  8. One-block quilts: anything but boring! 57 examples ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 17, 2017

    You keep enjoying them, so we keep creating them—meet the 15th book in our “Big Book” series! The Big Book of One-Block Quilts makes it easy to create 57 exciting quilts that repeat a single block. Sew just one block and you’ll build the confidence you need to fly through the rest of your quilt! […]


  9. House quilt-block tutorial (new video!)

    Posted by on November 1, 2017

    Earlier this week we showed you how to sew a Churn Dash block; today we’ve got a House quilt-block tutorial for you! House quilts are hot—and they’re so much fun to make. You can personalize them in so many ways! Create a quilt that looks like your neighborhood or create the house of your dreams. […]


  10. New video! Make an easy Churn Dash quilt block

    Posted by on October 30, 2017

    Did you know that the Churn Dash block dates back to the early nineteenth century? It’s made from elements—usually half-square-triangle units, rectangles, and a square—placed in a Nine Patch–style grid. The simplicity of the layout makes the Churn Dash block a favorite among many quilters (including Kim Diehl!). There are LOTS of fun variations on […]