Posts tagged: "quilting for beginners"

  1. Infected with the quilting bug—a beginner tackles triangles (+ advice needed!)

    Posted by on February 12, 2018

    Martingale graphic designer Tara is back to share another tale about her adventures as a beginning quilter! This time Tara tackles a pinnacle of piecing: Flying Geese units. Let’s all cheer her on—and offer some advice for the question she’s been pondering. My last post ended with me teasing that my Rainbow Runner quilt top […]

  2. Pat Sloan’s slick trimming trick (why didn’t we think of this?)

    Posted by on February 2, 2018

    If there’s one thing every new quilter wonders, it’s how to make sure fabric is cut straight. Just one little nudge at the wrong angle can make straight cuts go wonky, which means sewing goes wonky, which means blocks go together wonky. And that’s just too much wonky for one quilt! Best-selling author Pat Sloan […]

  3. A beginning quilter at Martingale: did she catch the quilting bug?

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    It’s a happy day here at Martingale—we have a budding quilter on our staff! Our marketing graphic designer, Tara, is testing the quiltmaking waters, and she’ll be sharing her experience in a series of blog posts at Stitch This! Today you’ll get to know Tara and see her first sewing efforts. Let’s all cheer her […]

  4. Eleven-eleven flash sale! Top 11 books every quilter should own

    Posted by on November 10, 2017

    Tomorrow is 11/11—and that got us thinking: what a fun excuse to put 11 of our must-have books on sale! After all, the number 1 signifies a fresh start, but four number ones in a row? That’s REALLY starting fresh. And we like the sound of that! That’s why today, we’re choosing our top 11 […]

  5. Best book for beginning quilters? Pat’s where it’s at (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 16, 2017

    Think back to when you were a beginning quilter (or maybe that’s right now). Wh0 do you wish you’d had to help you as you started on this whimsical, wonderful journey? After reading the new book we’re sharing with you today, we know wh0 we wish we’d had: PAT SLOAN! If you want to learn […]

  6. Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 11, 2017

    How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels. A free-motion-quilted panel from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to […]

  7. Every baby needs a quilt. Here are 14 adorable ideas for beginners

    Posted by on July 26, 2017

    Know a beginning quilter? Already a beginner? Want to be a beginner? Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you: a baby quilt is the perfect place to begin. And in the new book Baby Quilts for Beginners, you—or your wannabe quilter friends—will find oh-sew-sweet success on the first try! In Baby Quilts for Beginners, newbies […]

  8. Wish list day! Pat Sloan, precuts, and Civil War patchwork (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 5, 2017

    Yay yay yay, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in August—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. […]

  9. 5 fun ideas for celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day (tomorrow!)

    Posted by on March 17, 2017

    Worldwide Quilting Day is tomorrow! Just think of all the quilters . . . all the fabric . . .  all the happily humming sewing machines! Tomorrow that humming will be heard ’round the world—we all need to make some noise, right? We’ve been celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day on our blog for five years running, […]

  10. Walking-foot quilting tutorial (video): try quick & easy curves

    Posted by on February 27, 2017

    Are you a "quilt by check" quilter—meaning you send out your quilts to be quilted? Or maybe you’ve tried free-motion quilting and the results weren’t, um, what you’d expected (ask anyone in our office who’s tried it: we’ve all been there). Today we’re here to tell you that free-motion quilting and quilting by check aren’t […]