Posts tagged: "quilt-block patterns"

  1. twinkle twinkle – a stellar salute to star quilt blocks (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 29, 2017

    The fifth book in our “Block-Buster Quilts” series has arrived—and it is STAR STUDDED! If you’re familiar with our “Block-Buster” series of books, you know that each book is chock-full of quilts inspired by one beloved block (check out our “Block-Buster” books on Nine Patches, Churn Dashes, Log Cabins, and House blocks here). In our […]


  2. Best paper for paper piecing? 3 choices to make before you sew

    Posted by on September 27, 2017

    What’s the best paper for paper piecing? There are several choices out there, and choices are great—it’s fun to experiment to see what works best for you. That’s exactly what Scott Hansen, owner of Blue Nickel Studios and one of the designers featured in The Splendid Sampler, was exploring when we met him at Spring […]


  3. Astonishing Dresden Plate quilt blocks by hand . . . or machine! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 20, 2017

    Best-selling author Katja Marek has done incredible things with hexagons, inspiring thousands of quilters with her fun quilt-alongs and beginner-friendly approach to English paper piecing. So when we heard that for her next book Katja wanted to pay homage to the classic Dresden Plate, we couldn’t wait to see where her creativity would take her. […]


  4. Wish list day! Stars, Dresdens, Autumn, and Treasures (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 4, 2017

    Hip-hip hooray, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in September—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, and more. American […]


  5. Scrap shrinker! How to make a Log Cabin quilt block (video)

    Posted by on July 24, 2017

    The Log Cabin block is on the favorites list of so many quilters—is it among your faves? The variations are virtually endless. Plus, Log Cabin blocks are super scrap-friendly! Scrappy Courthouse Steps by Lissa Alexander We wondered where Log Cabin blocks originated, and we found a little history about the design via the American Quilter’s […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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, […]


  9. 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!. […]


  10. 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 […]