Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Ten years of the best quilt-block book around: do you own it? (giveaway + sale!)

    Posted by on September 10, 2018

    We’re celebrating TEN YEARS since the release of an phenomenal quilt-block book. In fact, we think it’s the best quilt-block book around! Do you own a copy of 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks? If you do, grab it and give it a congratulatory pat on the back—it’s 10 years old TODAY! If you don’t own a […]


  2. 🎄 O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree 🎄 A freebie from dear Santa 🎅

    Posted by on August 31, 2018

    In anticipation of the holiday on the way (okay, not for 116 more days—but it IS on the way!), we’d like to share a special gift with you. A new free pattern for Christmas sewing! Designed and pieced by Adrienne Smitke; machine quilted by Lisa Sipes. Finished wall hanging: 28¼" x 44½". Download your O […]


  3. 💕 More Layer-Cake quilts to love 💕 sister style! 👭 (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 22, 2018

    Me and My Sister Designs returns with more Layer-Cake quilts to love! 💕 Whip up your lovely Layer Cakes into delectable quilts for cuddling, for gifting, or just because. Sisters Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson are famous for sharing little sewing tricks that make quilts look more complex than they truly are. In Easy Layer-Cake […]


  4. Miss Rosie’s trick for a perfect pieced-border fit 👍🏻

    Posted by on August 20, 2018

    Carrie Nelson—a.k.a. the clever and talented designer behind Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company—does amazing things with pieced borders. Cracked Pots from Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites—this quilt features three pieced borders surrounding a center of Courthouse Steps blocks A pieced border is like a picture frame: it adds structure, balance, and beauty to the main attraction. When […]


  5. How to check 1/4″ seam allowance: Pat Sloan’s simple trick

    Posted by on August 17, 2018

    Raise your hand if it’s happened to you: you’re happily sewing along, creating a pile of pretty patchwork blocks. They look perfect—until you press and compare them. One block is too big, another is too small, and the rest are somewhere in between. How did this happen?!? Best-selling author Pat Sloan will tell you: it […]


  6. Little reproduction quilts, distinctly quirky style (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 15, 2018

    Get ready for delightful little quilts from the past. Perfectly imperfect. Mismatched blocks, make-do colors, planned mistakes, and happy surprises—it’s all good in Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts! Inspired by quiltmakers of the 1800s, author Sheryl Johnson shares 15 petite patchwork quilts and invites you to play with reproduction fabrics in quirky ways. Try asymmetrical […]


  7. 📹 How to choose colors for a scrap quilt: an Aussie’s simple approach (video)

    Posted by on July 16, 2018

    How to choose colors for a scrap quilt is a question many quilters ask our authors. Do they study color theory? Do they use the brown-bag method? Do they say a little prayer or cast a quilty spell over their fabrics before they begin? Martingale authors use many different methods to create their scrap quilts, […]


  8. 📹 A true beauty: LeMoyne Star quilt-block pattern (free how-to video)

    Posted by on June 29, 2018

    Oh my stars—we have a new Star block video to share with you today! The LeMoyne Star block is at the top of many a quiltmaker’s list of favorites. But when it comes to sewing, the block’s got a bad rap! Known for its diamond-shaped pieces and set-in seams, the design has acquired a reputation […]


  9. 📹 Video: improv piecing (use EVERY scrap you own!)

    Posted by on June 25, 2018

    Scrap collectors, gatherers, accumulators, and hoarders—today’s video is going to inspire you to dive into those bins, boxes, and drawers (closets?) full of scraps and DO something wonderful with them, once and for all. This is THE reason you’ve been saving them! The technique? It’s called improv piecing. Now, you might’ve heard that term before, […]


  10. Fat-quarter piles overflowing? 13 stash-worthy patterns ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2018

    Fat-quarter fans: start your sewing-machine engines! Find fun ways to use MORE of your fat quarters in Fat-Quarter Favorites, featuring an all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs. Take your fun little chunks of fabric in fantastic new directions, trying fresh spins on classic quilt blocks such as Jacob’s Ladder: Step in Time by Samantha Dorn. Fat […]