Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Double your choices, double your fun: quilts two ways

    Posted by on November 24, 2014

    Why limit yourself to just one color palette—or just one craft? In this week’s featured eBooks, you’ll find two ways to create every design you see. Get ready for some delightful double vision! Double Take: Quilts with that Hopscotch Twist by Heather Willms and Elissa Willms A mother-daughter team create their own quilt challenge: start […]

  8. Skip triangle math with strips: try Twosey Foursey

    Posted by on October 15, 2014

    If you’ve been around the quilt block a few times, you know about mathematical formulas for figuring seam allowances. They go like this: The more you cut, the more math you have to do. It can get downright complicated! Author Cathy Wierzbicki isn’t a fan of mind-numbing math. She’s such an anti-fan, in fact, that […]

  9. Strip piecing gets spectacular: must-see quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 7, 2014

    Spectacular geometrics. Mind-bending curves. Brave, bold designs. Sound like a best-of-show winner in a national quilt competition? Here’s a little secret about the quilts in the new book Remarkable Rectangles: “Robin’s Butterfly” They’re 100% strip pieced. Author Robert DeCarli’s quilts are graphically stunning, featuring illusions of curves, diamonds, and more. Upon first glance—or even after […]

  10. One quilt block, so many possibilities: day 3, Maple Leaf (+ sale)

    Posted by on August 6, 2014

    Welcome to our final day of one-block wonders! This week we’ve covered resourceful Snowball and Nine Patch blocks. Today’s block is more versatile than you might think: the Maple Leaf block. It’s not just for autumn anymore! “Twist and Turn Leaves” If you’ve struggled with sewing accurate half-square triangles—which Maple Leaf patterns rely on for […]