Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 🔺Triangle troubles?🔻Try Pat Sloan’s triumphant techniques (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 20, 2015

    We’ve all made that half-square triangle. You know the one. The one with the unintentionally curvy edges? The one you can’t press flat, even if you doused it with water and kept it under a brick for a week? The one that’s too small/too crooked/too frustrating to use in the quilt you’re making? Would you […]

  2. Skip the binding: frame that quilt! (tutorial + fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on November 13, 2015

    Shortcuts. Time-savers. Beelines! Around the holidays, quilters look to make lots of gifts—and they look for ways to make those gifts more quickly. Choosing smaller quilts is a smart start (size matters). But what if you could also cut out an entire quiltmaking step—one you thought had to be completed every time? Now that’s starting […]

  3. Classic, cozy, comforting quilts – the “Sloppy” way! (sale)

    Posted by on November 9, 2015

    Classic, cozy, comforting quilts. Quilts you can wrap around your shoulders at sundown, nestle under as you nap, offer to loved ones to warm them inside and out. These are the kind of quilts that five-time bestselling author Evelyn Sloppy loves to design. Evelyn’s books have sold an astounding 185,000 copies, and we think we […]

  4. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Posted by on October 28, 2015

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]

  5. Sew and quilt at the same time? Do it with Double Stitch (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 15, 2015

    Do you wish you had more time to sew? During the doctor’s office visit, the soccer game, or the long ride home, does the phrase “I’d rather be sewing” enter your mind? Do you long for a way to get more sewing done, but think you simply don’t have enough time? We’ve read the new […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Terrific quilting techniques for your tool belt (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 17, 2015

    Ok, I admit it…I can’t resist a new and fun quilting technique. I will try anything, but rarely do I do the same thing twice. I call it Quilter’s ADD. The fact that I work here at Martingale is, well, not helping me with this problem. Seriously, though, isn’t it great to have a few […]

  8. How to quilt as you go: learn how now (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 16, 2015

    You know the feeling: you’re thrilled to have completed your latest quilt top. Pat yourself on the back! You feel accomplished. Proud. Done. But you’re not. There’s still all that quilting to do… We’ve all felt that tinge of disappointment: excited about the piecing, not so much about the quilting. So how would it feel […]

  9. 11 simple quilt blocks you can make in 10 minutes

    Posted by on April 15, 2015

    Work, school, after-school activities, appointments, shopping, cooking, cleaning…whew! Do you sometimes feel you’ll never find time to quilt? We feel that way too, so we set out to find ways to squeeze a little quilting into small chunks of time. Do you know what we found? A surprising number of easy quilt blocks that you […]

  10. Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 2: smart techniques

    Posted by on March 10, 2015

    Welcome to day two of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! This week—all week!—we’re sharing free quilting tutorials from the past year. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep this week’s posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial roundup topic: smart techniques 
 Tips for sewing quickly, accurately…and piecefully. Stop by tomorrow […]