Posts tagged: "sewing for beginners"

  1. Our beginner just finished her quilt 😍 See her final share!

    Posted by on April 27, 2018

    It’s official: Tara’s a quilter! Martingale’s marketing graphic designer is back with the final installment of her quilting saga, giving us a peek into the mind of a beginning quilter. We’ve shared her highs and lows, her troubles and triumphs—and today is most certainly a triumph. See Tara’s finished quilt below, and remember to leave […]


  2. I Sew for Fun blog hop! 3 essential tips for sewing with kids (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on February 9, 2018

    We are excited to be a part of a very special blog hop today. We were saddened when we heard that Nancy Zieman, beloved host of Sewing With Nancy, passed away on November 14 of 2017, shortly after retiring from her show and her business. Before her passing, she was preparing to launch a new […]


  3. Top 5 basic hand-embroidery stitches for beginners

    Posted by on October 9, 2017

    Embroidery is in the spotlight these days—and we think we know why. It’s a snap to learn, it’s meditative and calming to do, and it doesn’t take mountains of money or tons of time to enjoy it. YES! If you love sewing, quilting, fabric, and thread but you’ve never tried embroidery, you simply must—we guarantee […]


  4. Celebrate National Craft Month by losing a shirt (and gaining an apron – free pattern!)

    Posted by on March 1, 2017

    It’s National Craft Month! March is the month to reclaim time for doing the things you love—like quilting, sewing, and crafting to your heart’s content. We Martingale staffers love to quilt, but we love other crafts, too. And of course, sewing tops many of our lists. That’s why we’re kicking off National Craft Month with […]


  5. You’ll have SEW much fun with Terry Atkinson! (+special giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 18, 2017

    We are thrilled to welcome celebrated designer Terry Atkinson to the Martingale family and to introduce you to her first-ever book with Martingale: Simple, Fun & Quickly Done! When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the […]


  6. Got basic sewing skills? Try easy designer sewing patterns (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 25, 2016

    If you can sew but the thought of zippers, pleats, and pockets sends you into a panic, you’re not alone. And we’re guessing you might be a quilter! If you’re a quilter, you probably know more about sewing than you might think. In fact, you’ve likely got the basic skills you need to create all […]


  7. A free flower pillow pattern for a fantastic Fourth!

    Posted by on July 4, 2016

    Happy Fourth of July! Today’s a day for fun, food, fireworks, and . . . flowers. And also freebies. Because on this Independence Day, we have a FREE flower pillow pattern for you. In Bloom free flower pillow pattern designed by Sarah Bisel. Simply sign in or register to download this free flower pillow pattern […]


  8. 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. […]


  9. Sew much fuzzy fun: fleece projects for the whole family (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 25, 2015

    It’s New Release Day! If you’ve eyed the fleece aisle at your local fabric store lately, you’ve probably noticed—it’s grown! Fleece is inexpensive, easy to clean, and doesn’t fray. And with so many fleece prints to choose from these days, what’s not to love? So go ahead, browse that fleece aisle! Why now? Because you’ll […]


  10. Hello, summer stitching: 45 fun sewing projects

    Posted by on June 17, 2015

    Can you relate to one of these statements about your sewing life for the summer? ✓ I love quilting, but I want to branch out and learn how to sew other things too—bags, aprons, kitchen and sewing items—maybe even a stuffie? ✓ I’m in the mood for some fun sewing projects—and I’m looking for inspiration […]