Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 4 tips for getting an authentic look in your Civil War quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on October 3, 2016

    It’s no secret that Civil War–style quilts are mega popular—and we bet we can tell how much you love them by the colors in your stash. If your stash resembles a spread like this: We’ve got some fun tips for you today! Some of our most popular books about reproduction quilts are on sale—this week […]

  2. Free quilt pattern: a quick beauty for beginners (and for THAT fabric)

    Posted by on September 30, 2016

    It’s the weekend!!! So, whatcha doing this weekend? Got any plans yet? Well guess what: we just reserved a spot for you, and it’s the best seat in the house. It’s at your sewing machine! Download this free quilt pattern by Sara Diepersloot, called Nest, and then head to your fabric stash pronto. Let’s get […]

  3. Sew half-square triangles 4 and 8 times faster than you are now

    Posted by on September 26, 2016

    The humble yet mighty half-square triangle (or as I’ll fondly refer to it here: HST) is an essential element in scores of classic quilt blocks. And when you’re making a quilt that’s chock-full of HSTs, every little trick that streamlines the process can add up to quite a bit of time saved. If you find […]

  4. Got a special place in your 💛 for vintage quilts? Don’t miss this! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 21, 2016

    If you fall head over heels whenever you see a vintage quilt, we’ve got a new a book that’s tailor-made for you: Preserving History. From Preserving History How do we know it’s just your style? Because author Julie Hendricksen falls head over heels for vintage quilts too. In fact, as a collector of antique quilts, […]

  5. Back to school? You’ll ❤ these 4 weekend-worthy quilts (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 29, 2016

    Is your town back to school already—or are the kiddos heading back soon? For many quilters, that can mean a long wait for precious sewing time to arrive . . . on the weekend! If you’re waiting for your next weekend sewing splurge, now’s a great time to devise a quick plan. Hmm . . […]

  6. The hourglass quilt block: a trimming trick (because they can be tricky!)

    Posted by on August 26, 2016

    Stop the presses! We just had to share this quick tip with you. It answers a question many of us quilty staffers at Martingale have asked ourselves before—maybe you’ve asked it too. The question usually arises after removing a bit of patchwork from your sewing machine: “How come I lost my points?” Raise your seam […]

  7. You’ve never seen Nine Patch quilt blocks quite like this (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 17, 2016

    Sweet and simple, the Nine Patch is one of the oldest and best-loved quilt blocks. In fact, just knowing its name is almost enough to know how to sew it! This simplicity makes the Nine Patch quilt block a chameleon of sorts, allowing for endless creativity and variation. A Nine Patch block might look classic […]

  8. Patchwork + applique = 💗 (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 11, 2016

    Put a pinch of patchwork and a sprinkle of appliqué together and what do you get? Beautiful quilts that let you stitch the best of both worlds! This week’s eBooks on sale are chock-full of quilts that join pretty patchwork and appealing appliqué for double the fun in your sewing room. Purchase before July 17, […]

  9. Civil War fabric fanatics, meet your kindred spirit (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 13, 2016

    Madder reds, poison greens, cheddars, shirtings . . . if you’re like best-selling author Carol Hopkins, you can’t bear to toss a single scrap of that Civil War reproduction fabric you love. And now you can pat yourself on the back for saving them. Why? Because they’re perfect for the jaw-dropping quilts from Civil War […]

  10. Efficient quilt techniques for remaking antiques (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 11, 2016

    Authentic antique quilts inspire us—and they inspire many of our authors too! With help from our authors, you can remake vintage quilts into your own heirlooms. Simply follow the streamlined techniques of the popular authors we’re highlighting this week. Their eBooks are 40% off through Sunday, April 17. Take a look at the gorgeous quilts […]