Posts tagged: "quilt-block patterns"

  1. Meet the Patchwork Divas and their fantastic Feathered Star quilts 😍

    Posted by on June 26, 2017

    A common love of antique quilts and reproduction fabrics brought them together. Now, 20 years after the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas block-exchange group was formed, their book The 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts shares the fun and friendship that’s part of a block exchange. We caught up with queen Divas (and coauthors) Betsy Chutchian and […]


  2. 🏡 A house quilt-block pattern for every home (must see, sew cute) + giveaway!

    Posted by on June 21, 2017

    Do you love House blocks? We love House blocks so much, we put one in our logo! That’s why we want you to make yourself at home as we introduce the fourth book in our "Block-Buster Quilts" series: I Love House Blocks! Create quaint cottages, smart schoolhouses, trendy townhouses, big barns, and even houses in […]


  3. Wish list day: Classics, houses, and solids, oh my! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 1, 2017

    Our favorite day of the month is here again: Wish List Day! Get a peek at new books coming from Martingale in June—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, […]


  4. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Posted by on April 24, 2017

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]


  5. 🎉 It’s a splendid day: The Splendid Sampler book is here 🎉 (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 13, 2017

    We’ve been waiting to share this book with you since it was just a gleam in Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson’s eyes—and it has been a looong wait! But finally . . . The Splendid Sampler has arrived! Pat and Jane started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together […]


  6. Repro lovers, assemble! 182 twists on Civil War–style quilt blocks (+ fabric giveaway)

    Posted by on March 15, 2017

    Reproduction-quilt lovers, are you ready for a decidedly different quilt-block book? Save your scraps, pile up your precuts, and iron your yardage—The 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology is a BIG quilt-block book that will inspire you for years to come! If you’re like us, you’re “long”ing to stitch these one-of-a-kind rectangular blocks—the unexpected shape is […]


  7. 5 reasons why your Splendid Sampler blocks aren’t done (we feel you!)

    Posted by on February 10, 2017

    Can you believe it? It’s been almost a year since The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along began! On February 14, 2016, Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson launched a spectacular sew-along featuring 80+ designers who shared 100 beautiful quilt-block patterns. The sew-along has been spreading the joys of quilting across the globe ever since. Jane Davidson and Pat […]


  8. Kim Diehl + Jo Morton = a simply spectacular friendship 👭 (+ big fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 8, 2017

    What could be more fun than making quilts? Making quilts with friends—and with quilting superstars Kim Diehl and Jo Morton by your side! The wait to share this book with you has been almost unbearable for us. We are sooooo excited that today is the day we can reveal the beauty of a very special […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. Meet the quilter who made 366 quilt blocks in a year (spoiler alert: she’s awesome)

    Posted by on January 30, 2017

    Meet Patricia Bryant—Australian quilter extraordinaire who gave herself a challenge: make every block in Debby Kratovil’s Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar. That in itself would be a feat. But Patricia went one step further: she decided to sew a block for 366 days in a row. One block for each day in 2016. And guess what? SHE […]