Posts tagged: "scrap quilts"

  1. Flash sale! Scrap quilts made simple: 3 ways to play

    Posted by on August 28, 2015

    What’s a quilter to do when her yardage, precuts, and scrap stash keeps growing, with no signs of stopping? The answer is simple: make scrap quilts! But many quilters wonder how to make a scrappy quilt sing. So many different fabrics…where should they all go? When you see a scrap-quilt pattern that doesn’t jive with […]


  2. Inspired by antique quilts? How to re-stitch the past (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 20, 2015

    If you’re inspired by antique quilts, you’ll find an instant connection with author Julie Hendricksen. As the owner of J. J. Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Julie’s been collecting antique quilts for more than 30 years. Her favorite period? The late nineteenth century. (Raise your hand if you concur!) Old and new: “Petite […]


  3. How to make a scrap quilt: 77 funtastic ways (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 6, 2015

    Got scraps? Drowning in scraps? Something’s taken over your sewing space…and it’s scraps? Do you sometimes, guiltily, think about tossing those scraps? W-w-wait—don’t do it! You’re just waiting for the right inspiration to use those scraps, right? You need scrap-quilt patterns that’ll motivate you to sort, play, and stitch until your scraps are actually gone […]


  4. What’s new? Lots! New quilt books coming soon (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 4, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Take a peek at new books coming from Martingale—all headed to your local quilt shop right now. Usually we’d tell you to add a book to your wish list, but guess what? No need to wish: all of August’s books are available now! Enter to win your favorite at the […]


  5. A trip to quilt country: a perfectly imperfect journey (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on July 31, 2015

    Welcome to quilt country! Population: you, all your quilty friends, and of course the mayor: quilt designer extraordinaire Cheryl Wall. Famed for her cozy quilt designs, Cheryl is the author of one of our favorite country-style quilting books, Country Comforts: Quilts for Casual Living. “Chocolate-Covered Churn Dashes” from Country Comforts Cheryl’s quilting philosophy centers on […]


  6. How to make a scrap quilt—with no scraps? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 9, 2015

    No scraps? No problem! Get that scrappy, vintage look of the past with the convenience of precuts from the present. The author of the bestseller Seamingly Scrappy is back with more projects that you’d swear are scrap quilts in Seems Like Scrappy. But not one pattern calls for a single scrap! “Frolic” from Seems Like […]


  7. New quilt books + more coming in June (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Time for a first look at new quilt books—plus new knit and crochet books!—on their way to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]


  8. Fat quarter storage ideas

    Posted by on May 28, 2015

    Fat quarters are like little bundles of fabric joy. But as you continue to stockpile them, they can start to turn on you… And transform from a tidy collection of tantalizing tidbits into some downright chaotic clutter! Leave it to bestselling author Kim Diehl to dream up a near-effortless way to get a handle on […]


  9. Great Depression patterns + scraps: a perfect pair (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 25, 2015

    The first 1930s reproduction fabrics appeared in the late 1980s. Within 10 years, they were seemingly everywhere, along with authentic 1930s patterns to use them in. Even now, many fabric companies include a ’30s collection in each season’s new line. That means that quite a few of you have a ’30s stash to be proud […]


  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 […]