Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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! […]


  5. 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. […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Flawless Flying Geese: a flip-and-trim technique (new video!)

    Posted by on October 27, 2017

    Flying-geese units are a staple in quiltmaking, and there are lots of ways to make them (here are four ways—the four-at-a-time method is pretty cool!). But if your ¼" seam is just a smidge off, it can cause those geese to fly off kilter when it comes time to sew units together. And that’s no […]


  8. twinkle twinkle – a stellar salute to star quilt blocks (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 29, 2017

    The fifth book in our “Block-Buster Quilts” series has arrived—and it is STAR STUDDED! If you’re familiar with our “Block-Buster” series of books, you know that each book is chock-full of quilts inspired by one beloved block (check out our “Block-Buster” books on Nine Patches, Churn Dashes, Log Cabins, and House blocks here). In our […]


  9. Do you pop your quilt-block seams? (how-to video)

    Posted by on September 15, 2017

    Last month we shared a video from Carrie Nelson that explained how to get quilt-block centers to nest together perfectly. Her how-to is a game changer! Today we’re excited to share another video from Carrie that reveals how to press quilt block seams so your blocks lay super-flat and nest perfectly together with other blocks […]


  10. National Sewing Month ideas: start with a Jelly Roll (and a sale)

    Posted by on September 1, 2017

    We’re kicking off National Sewing Month by celebrating a NEW national day of sewing: National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! On Saturday, September 16, quilters around the country will unfurl their Jelly Rolls, sew them together, and create beautiful strippy and scrappy quilts—just for the joy of it! It’s the perfect time to open that […]