Posts tagged: "quick and easy quilts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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, […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 5″ scraps or 5″ precuts? Take your pick in Sew Charming (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 30, 2016

    Do you need new inspiration for your charm squares, or new inspiration for your scraps? Say hooray—the new book Sew Charming has you covered both ways! From Country Threads—the best-selling authors of the “Charm School” and Civil War quilts series—comes a fresh approach to making quilts with 5″ squares. You’ll find the freedom to sew […]


  9. Grab a 12-pack ✂ let’s make some fun fat-quarter quilts! (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 18, 2016

    Got a dozen fat quarters? Got a dozen times that many fat quarters? Got fat-quarter bundles? Whether you’re a collector, a connoisseur, or an unapologetic hoarder of those yummy fabric cuts, the new book 12-Pack Quilts is the perfect quilting companion for you! Me and My Sister Designs—authors of the best-seller Simple Quilts from Me […]


  10. Seams: to glue or not to glue? Watch this video first

    Posted by on October 28, 2016

    While it’s fun to have long-term quilting projects to work on—challenging quilts that might take months or even years to finish—I frequently find myself on a much tighter deadline. Maybe there’s a new baby on the way or a friend in need of comfort, and time really is of the essence. Theresa Ward’s book Sew, […]