Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. Sawtooth Star quilt-block pattern, step by step (video)

    Posted by on May 28, 2018

    Star blocks have been around as long as quiltmaking itself. There might be enough different Star block patterns to populate a whole galaxy! One of the most iconic star motifs in quilting is the basic eight-pointed star, and there are dozens of variations. As with many other common blocks, you can take your pick of […]


  2. International Picnic Day is June 18 🌞 choose an easy picnic quilt to make!

    Posted by on May 11, 2018

    Are you ready for summer? Outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, county fairs, picnics at the park, Fourth of July fireworks, trips to the beach . . . aaah! We can hardly wait! There’s one essential item you can sew that’ll make all of your outdoor summer adventures more comfortable and colorful—wherever you celebrate summer, you’ve gotta […]


  3. Together again 💗 patchwork + embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 25, 2018

    Best-selling author Gail Pan has two questions for you: Do you love patchwork? (Yes!) Do you love embroidery? (Yes, yes!) Then you’re going to love Gail’s all-new collection of projects that are a delight to sew and a dream to embroider! An abundance of sweet motifs in Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too, inspired by Gail’s daily […]


  4. A hand-sewn running stitch as fast as a sewing machine? Must see 😮

    Posted by on April 20, 2018

    When we see a quilt artist do amazing things, we can’t wait to share those amazing things with you. We’ve got one of those magical moments for you today. But you are going to have to see it to believe it. We saw it in person, and we still can’t believe it! Japanese master quilt […]


  5. Creative quilters 💕 That time our editor repurposed a quilt on Instagram . . .

    Posted by on April 9, 2018

    A fun thing happened a few weeks ago on our Instagram page—so fun, we wanted you to see it too! We shared a little project that our acquisitions and development editor Amelia Johanson made to cover and cushion her sewing-room chair. It’s the Sister’s Choice Table Topper by Beth Bradley from the new book Lunch-Hour […]


  6. Our beginner is machine quilting! See her sublime first stitches

    Posted by on March 21, 2018

    Third time’s the charm! Martingale graphic designer Tara is back with a third installment of her “newbie” series, giving us a peek into the mind of a beginning quilter. Help us cheer her on! This time Tara tackles a topic that even longtime quilters can feel anxious about: machine quilting. Leave your good wishes and […]


  7. Question: what to do on my lunch hour? Answer: THIS 😍

    Posted by on February 21, 2018

    Pack your lunch—and a project too—because the second book in our “Lunch-Hour” series is making its debut! Ever said, “I wish I had time to sew that!”? The pretty (and pretty quick) designs in Lunch-Hour Patchwork make small, charming projects easily doable—so easy in fact, that you can stitch them during your lunch hour! Happy […]


  8. Can you imagine quilts in different colors? 5 examples to explore (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 16, 2018

    Have you ever fallen head over heels for a quilt pattern but found it hard to envision the design in your favorite colors? It can be a challenge, but imagining quilts in different color palettes is worth learning how to do—the patchwork possibilities are endless. Three-time Martingale author Christa Watson understands those color predicaments, and […]


  9. Infected with the quilting bug—a beginner tackles triangles (+ advice needed!)

    Posted by on February 12, 2018

    Martingale graphic designer Tara is back to share another tale about her adventures as a beginning quilter! This time Tara tackles a pinnacle of piecing: Flying Geese units. Let’s all cheer her on—and offer some advice for the question she’s been pondering. My last post ended with me teasing that my Rainbow Runner quilt top […]


  10. Fresh vintage style, precut ease: 10 beautiful quilts for your bundles (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 31, 2018

    Give your precuts a happy home—in a quick quilt! We’re SO excited that Sue Pfau’s third book, Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, is finally here! Sue’s whipped up gorgeous quilts featuring classic quilt blocks—and you’ll get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; all those small cuts […]