Posts tagged: "quilt-block patterns"

  1. Sew a spectacularly scrappy Lone Star quilt: tutorial (video) 🌟📹🌟

    Posted by on October 8, 2018

    Ah, the Lone Star quilt—it’s a design that many quilters have made, want to make, or wish they could make but might be afraid to try. Sherbet Stars by Lissa Alexander from Oh, Scrap! Well, whether you have made, want to make, or wish you could make a Lone Star quilt, Oh, Scrap! author Lissa […]


  2. Ten years of the best quilt-block book around: do you own it? (giveaway + sale!)

    Posted by on September 10, 2018

    We’re celebrating TEN YEARS since the release of an phenomenal quilt-block book. In fact, we think it’s the best quilt-block book around! Do you own a copy of 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks? If you do, grab it and give it a congratulatory pat on the back—it’s 10 years old TODAY! If you don’t own a […]


  3. 📹 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 […]


  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. 10 smart tips for quilting like a Sister (aka Me and My Sister Designs!)

    Posted by on May 21, 2018

    Sometimes it’s fun to venture out and try quilting tools and techniques on your own. But sometimes it saves a lot of time and effort to listen to the pros and follow their lead! Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs are celebrated for their super-simple patterns that look more complex […]


  6. English paper piecing by hand OR machine: prep steps (video)

    Posted by on January 29, 2018

    You’ve seen them online, at shops, and at shows: glorious English-paper-pieced quilts bursting with color and texture. They’re just WOW! Now the new trend in English paper piecing is here: Dresdens. And with all the success that best-selling author Katja Marek has had with EPP hexagons, you know she’s on top of the Dresden trend! […]


  7. Jo Morton shares the back-basting appliqué stitch: 9 reasons to try it

    Posted by on January 22, 2018

    At Martingale, we’re totally over-the-top fanatical for Jo Morton. Aside from her stunning books filled with spectacular quilts, Jo has a wonderful way of explaining techniques—it fills you with the curiosity and confidence to try. So, when Jo says her favorite way to appliqué is by using the back-basting method, we’re all ears! Jo learned […]


  8. Beautiful blocks alert! A peek at Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns

    Posted by on January 15, 2018

    As promised, we’re continuing to share with you books from Stitch Publications, now distributed by Martingale. Today we’re taking a peek into Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns—but you may not have seen traditional beauties quite like this before! Did you know that famed Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito was first inspired to quilt after seeing […]


  9. Warning: these paper-pieced blocks are just TOO cute (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 29, 2017

    We’ve been in love with Charise Randell’s work ever since she debuted one of her paper-pieced blocks in The Splendid Sampler—if you followed the quilt-along, you’ll remember her delightful design: Stitching Fashion block It’s just so cute! We knew Charise had more sweet sewing to share—and that’s why we’re thrilled to be the publisher of […]


  10. Quilting icon Jo Morton’s tribute to Album quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 22, 2017

    Jo Morton is back with another gorgeous book—and it just may be the first time you’ve seen her absolutely admirable appliqué! In Jo’s latest book, Jo’s Floral Album, you’ll stitch spectacular blocks featuring beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries, and other motifs that define traditional Album quilts. Make blocks one after another, or set a […]