Posts tagged: "quilt reference"

  1. 2 quilting 🌟🌟 create the ultimate resource for machine-quilting ideas (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 20, 2016

    What’s better than a groundbreaking book about machine quilting, packed with techniques and patterns from a quilting superstar? How about a groundbreaking book about machine quilting written by TWO quilting superstars? Christa Watson (left), author of the best-seller Machine Quilting with Style, and Angela Walters (right), author of multiple books on machine quilting, at QuiltCon, […]


  2. Learn how to quilt for beginners: 5 essential posts to save and share

    Posted by on April 8, 2016

    Are you a beginner? We’re all beginners in some way. Some of us have never paper pieced; others have yet to try needle-turn appliqué. How about hand piecing, embroidery, or machine quilting? There’s always something new to learn that will inspire your creativity! In today’s post we’ve collected resources for new quilters of all kinds. […]


  3. Help! How to make a quilt – for beginners and beyond (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 4, 2016

    If you’ve been a quilter for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the following from a friend, family member, coworker, or passerby upon seeing a quilt you’ve created: “I wish I knew how to make a quilt!” As quilters, we know that person can learn how to make a quilt—after all, we did it! […]


  4. Machine-quilting ergonomics: set up for comfort

    Posted by on March 4, 2016

    Machine quilting on a home sewing machine is becoming the norm for more and more quilters. With designers and teachers like Christa Watson leading the way, the process has been vetted and—aren’t we lucky—they’ve share their tried, tested, and true techniques with us! For Christa, author of Machine Quilting with Style, enjoying the process is […]


  5. Increase your appliqué aptitude: 4 fun ways (+ sale!)

    Posted by on January 18, 2016

    Do you tend to shy away from appliqué even when you spot a pattern you adore? Appliqué can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re new to the technique or unsure how to get great results. But have no fear! Today we have four fantastic eBooks on sale that show you how to appliqué by […]


  6. Favorites of 2015: machine-quilting pick of the year

    Posted by on January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year to you! There was a new sewing machine under the tree for me! My old machine didn’t excel at free-motion quilting and the walking foot was just so-so. But my new machine is a star performer at both. For that reason, my favorite quilt of 2015 comes from Christa Watson’s book Machine […]


  7. 🔺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 […]


  8. 🎁 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]