Posts tagged: "patchwork"

  1. 📹 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 […]


  2. 📹 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, […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]