Posts tagged: "quilt reference"

  1. 🔺Triangle troubles?🔻Try Pat Sloan’s triumphant techniques (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 20, 2015

    We’ve all made that half-square triangle. You know the one. The one with the unintentionally curvy edges? The one you can’t press flat, even if you doused it with water and kept it under a brick for a week? The one that’s too small/too crooked/too frustrating to use in the quilt you’re making? Would you […]

  2. 🎁 Finish that Christmas quilt!: 7 resources to help you get it done

    Posted by on November 18, 2015

    Fear you might be facing another Christmas celebrating UFOs and WIPs? Have you quilted by check so many times that you’re no longer sure how to quilt a quilt top yourself? We’re here to help! Below you’ll find ways to help you complete those quilted gifts so you can lovingly place them under the tree […]

  3. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Posted by on October 28, 2015

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]

  4. Must see: machine quilting with walking-foot fun (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 8, 2015

    There’s one particular book that many quilters in the Martingale office have been waiting to arrive. Why? Because we want to know: how does author Christa Watson use her walking foot to machine quilt like that? Machine quilting with a walking foot: “Ripples” We’re ready to find out right along with you in Christa’s exciting […]

  5. Build an epic collection of quilt-block patterns (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 7, 2015

    September is National Sewing Month! Here’s a great way to celebrate your love of sewing: build a stash of patterns to keep you in stitches whenever inspiration strikes. Most every quilt pattern begins with a block, so block books provide endless possibilities. Make simple repeat-block quilts, spectacular samplers, two-block wonders with surprising secondary designs, and […]

  6. How to join binding ends: no-tuck technique (tutorial)

    Posted by on August 27, 2015

    Still tucking your binding tails, one into the other? It’s a quick way to finish your binding, but the result can look a bit bulky. There’s a better way to give your binding a smooth finish—and it’s just as easy as the tuck technique. Popular author Donna Lynn Thomas has spent 30+ years weeding out […]

  7. Terrific quilting techniques for your tool belt (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 17, 2015

    Ok, I admit it…I can’t resist a new and fun quilting technique. I will try anything, but rarely do I do the same thing twice. I call it Quilter’s ADD. The fact that I work here at Martingale is, well, not helping me with this problem. Seriously, though, isn’t it great to have a few […]

  8. How to quilt as you go: learn how now (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 16, 2015

    You know the feeling: you’re thrilled to have completed your latest quilt top. Pat yourself on the back! You feel accomplished. Proud. Done. But you’re not. There’s still all that quilting to do… We’ve all felt that tinge of disappointment: excited about the piecing, not so much about the quilting. So how would it feel […]

  9. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 26, 2015

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]

  10. How to make a scrap quilt: 3 wonderful ways (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on May 20, 2015

    Are you sew very happy when you make quilts that are scrappy? Today we’ve got three reasons to celebrate scrapaholics—a spectacular sale on a trio of eBooks filled with scrap-quilt ideas and patterns from some of the best in the business. Right now they’re only $6 each! Sale ends May 21 at noon (PST), so […]