Posts tagged: "quick and easy quilts"

  1. ⏰ Flash sale! Pick 5 fat quarters and . . . 😍

    Posted by on July 21, 2017

    We’re starting out with a little quilting math today, a story problem. (It’s a snap, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) Jane chose 5 fat quarters from her stash; then she chose 1 background fabric to coordinate. How many different quilts will Jane make using the same formula again and again? The answer: 15. Why? […]


  2. Patriotic patchwork: celebrating the Red, White, and Blue

    Posted by on June 12, 2017

    Summer is here—hooray! We all look forward to fun in the sun, but here in the USA we also enjoy celebrating our country’s independence on the 4th of July. Picnics, barbeques, fireworks, and oh YES, a day off! If you’re in need of some new holiday decorations, a new picnic quilt, or maybe just a […]


  3. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 2, 2017

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]


  4. Tips for choosing fat quarters (from someone who’s bundled 5,000)

    Posted by on May 15, 2017

    Got stacks of fat-quarter singles that you couldn’t resist at the store—and now you’re not sure what to do with them? If you have fat quarters that aren’t in pre-bundled form, it can be challenging to figure out how to choose the right combination of colors, values, and prints and sew them into a quilt […]


  5. Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Posted by on April 17, 2017

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14! Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I […]


  6. Scrappy Nine Patch quilt block tutorial (+ the one clever step you’re missing)

    Posted by on February 3, 2017

    Once in a while we come across a piecing technique we hadn’t heard about before—just goes to show that even after 40 years, there’s always something new to learn! We’re excited to share this little tweak to a technique you’ve likely used many times before: chain piecing. The video below focuses on a scrappy version […]


  7. Table everything – take a look at this BIG book 😻 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 11, 2017

    What would you do with 240 pages of glorious colors, patterns, and inspiration—all combined in one BIG book of 56 petite quilts, each easy enough to whip up over a weekend? We bet you’d start sewing! We’ve been sneak-peeking The Big Book of Table Toppers for over a month on our Facebook and Instagram pages—and […]


  8. Scrap smarts: how to build a stash + how to organize said stash (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 14, 2016

    We’re thrilled to welcome back Martingale author Kathleen Tracy and to spread the word about her beautiful new book, Small and Scrappy! You know Kathleen from her popular books, including The Civil War Sewing Circle and Remembering Adelia. Her style is traditional, sentimental, and oh-sew scrappy. Her quilts will whisk you back to an era […]


  9. 7 easy quilt patterns to whip up in a weekend 💨

    Posted by on December 12, 2016

    This week we’ve got some sweet little stocking stuffers for you—but you won’t need a stocking. The stocking is your computer, and YOU can be the Santa! Right now you can grab seven of our most popular whip-up-in-a-weekend ePatterns at a steal: just $1.99 each. Instantly downloadable ePatterns mean you can start stitching right away, […]


  10. Wish List Day! BIG toppers, cottage style, fun and done (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 7, 2016

    It’s Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month—so get ready to start 2017 with a big BANG of creativity! Check out the new Martingale books coming to a shop near you in January; tell us your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look […]