Posts tagged: "quilt-block patterns"

  1. A Divas’ guide to antique quilt-block patterns (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 16, 2016

    We took this new book to Market—and the response to it was tremendous! But why wouldn’t it be, with the Patchwork Divas at the helm? 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, they’re celebrating—by letting YOU become an […]


  2. Wish List Day! Scrappy little quilts, Churn Dash 💕 + more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 2, 2016

    Thanks for joining us on Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! What books are coming your way in December? Sit back and enjoy the inspiration! And remember, you could win your favorite book if you let us know your choice at the end of this post. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always […]


  3. From The Splendid Sampler: stitch a Splendid basket handle!

    Posted by on October 27, 2016

    When Pat Sloan asked me to participate in The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along by designing an original block that signified my life as a quilter, I immediately knew I would design some sort of basket block. During my years of quiltmaking, I’ve made many basket blocks—both pieced and appliquéd. I love baskets—I use them for holding […]


  4. The hourglass quilt block: a trimming trick (because they can be tricky!)

    Posted by on August 26, 2016

    Stop the presses! We just had to share this quick tip with you. It answers a question many of us quilty staffers at Martingale have asked ourselves before—maybe you’ve asked it too. The question usually arises after removing a bit of patchwork from your sewing machine: “How come I lost my points?” Raise your seam […]


  5. Splendid Sampler block #56: At Home Anywhere

    Posted by on August 25, 2016

    Hello, Splendids! I’m so happy to be a part of the fun and joy that The Splendid Sampler is bringing to the quilt world. My block, “At Home Anywhere,” is a nod to those of us who’ve lived like nomads much of our life—moving here, there, and everywhere. I’ll bet many of you have shared […]


  6. You’ve never seen Nine Patch quilt blocks quite like this (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 17, 2016

    Sweet and simple, the Nine Patch is one of the oldest and best-loved quilt blocks. In fact, just knowing its name is almost enough to know how to sew it! This simplicity makes the Nine Patch quilt block a chameleon of sorts, allowing for endless creativity and variation. A Nine Patch block might look classic […]


  7. Quilt patterns using hexagons: 366 all-new possibilities! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 13, 2016

    Get ready for a whopping 366 new twists on the hexagon-quilt craze! Author and quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has wowed thousands of quilters with quilt-alongs based on her #1 best-selling book The New Hexagon. Now Katja is back with a clever perpetual calendar—flip the page to see and stitch a different 6″ hexagon block every […]


  8. New Martingale quilt books – see what’s coming! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 6, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! It’s when we get to introduce you to new books making their way to your local shop soon. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new Martingale quilt books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. Which new book is your […]


  9. Modern quilts from traditional quilt patterns: a new family legacy (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 15, 2016

    If you’re like many quilters, you’re on the lookout for quilts that seamlessly blend traditional beauty and modern flair. Look no further! In her latest book, popular author Amy Ellis stitches together the two styles to create quilts that are both fresh and timeless. Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis Let Amy introduce you to […]


  10. A bounty of easy quilt blocks for your eBookshelf (+ sale!)

    Posted by on March 28, 2016

    Along with a sharp rotary cutter and a trusty seam ripper, quilt-block books are a quilter’s best friend. Not only are block books great reference tools, they also provide a delightful smorgasbord of inspiration. Today’s sale includes four must-have eBooks bursting with patterns for fun and easy quilt blocks. Whether you want to make a […]