Posts tagged: "scrap quilts"

  1. Fat quarter storage ideas (+ fabric giveaway!)

    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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Stash buster quilts for SABLE syndrome

    Posted by on April 29, 2015

    Do you suffer from SABLE syndrome (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy)? Many of us at Martingale do too. Others in the office are striving to be diagnosed (just a few more yards oughta do it for some). To us, SABLE seems like less of a syndrome and more of a sign. A good sign! You […]


  5. Fabrics need friends! Smart tip for successful scrap quilts

    Posted by on April 20, 2015

    To make a great scrap quilt you need lots and lots of scraps, right? Well, yes, but have you ever finished a scrap quilt feeling a little let down by the results? Attempting to use ALL your scraps in one project might not leave you with the look you were after. While it might be […]


  6. Scrap overload? Piece these “little gems” in a flash (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 10, 2015

    Got an overload of scraps and not a lot of time to use them up? Join the club. And let us introduce you to the president of the club, new Martingale author Connie Kauffman. So, how did Connie rise to such a position? She found a solution for all of us scrap collectors who know […]


  7. So you think you can stash?: Civil War fabrics

    Posted by on January 15, 2015

    
Recently we asked you which kinds of fabrics dominate your stash. Not surprisingly, many of you have admirable collections of Civil War reproduction prints. What is it that makes these fabrics so appealing? Is it the prints themselves? The color palette? Or is it the connection with history and tradition that draws us in? Of […]


  8. Use every fabric you own in a single scrap quilt: here’s how

    Posted by on January 5, 2015

    Welcome to the New Year—and our new “Quilting 101” weekly series! Every Monday we’ll share a smart quilting tip from one of our authors—stop by each week and add something new to your quilting tool kit. Wondering about our weekly sales? They’re still happening! Visit our On Sale page to find different eBooks on sale […]


  9. Scrappy fat-quarter quilts from Fons and Porter (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 2, 2014

    Fat quarters and sparkling scrap quilts: it’s a match made in quilter’s heaven! “Spin City” by Nancy Mahoney Fat-quarter count: 21 Celebrated quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter know the allure of fat quarters all too well. They’re easy to collect and fun to display—and that’s before we even think about cutting and sewing them. […]


  10. How to make a scrap quilt sing? Go solo (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 15, 2014

    Look at your pile (drawer, closet) of scraps. Is it a hodgepodge of colors and patterns? When you look at a quilt pattern that might be a good match for your scraps, you likely see a quilt where the colors are composed, the arrangement is balanced, and the finished design is stunning. A question arises: […]