Posts tagged: "sewing"

  1. ❄ Snowflake-button tutorial with Bonnie Sullivan: sew quick, so cute! ❄

    Posted by on September 22, 2017

    We know, we know . . . because we’re quilters, people automatically think we sew everything—hems, holes, pleats, ruffles, and the like. Maybe you do that kind of sewing and maybe you don’t, but when it comes to sewing buttons, you’ve just got to learn the way that A Change of Seasons author Bonnie Sullivan […]


  2. Calling all sewists: irresistible sewing-themed projects ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 12, 2017

    Thread love, needle love, button love—sewing love! We are so excited to give you a sneak peek inside Sew Many Notions! Profess your love of sewing with these warm-and-fuzzy projects that are quick to put together and fun to display or give. Each sewing-themed project is perfectly portable for on-the-go stitching, and author Debbie Busby […]


  3. Know before you sew: best fusible interfacing for bags

    Posted by on June 16, 2017

    There are SO many bags we want to sew—do you feel the same? Bags from Big-City Bags, Windy City Bags, and Style and Swing With the right pattern, you can sew anything from backpacks and suitcases to purses, clutches, and handbags that rival designer bags from department stores. (And better still, you can sew them […]


  4. Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Posted by on April 17, 2017

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14! Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. ✂ 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 […]


  7. Wish List Day! BIG toppers, cottage style, fun and done (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 7, 2016

    It’s Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month—so get ready to start 2017 with a big BANG of creativity! Check out the new Martingale books coming to a shop near you in January; tell us your favorite book and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look […]


  8. Super-quick Christmas gifts to sew for the ones you 💕 (+ sale!)

    Posted by on November 28, 2016

    We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with fun, family, tasty food, and maybe even some time to stitch. Perhaps there’s a piece of pumpkin pie left over to dig into this afternoon! Now that we’re just a few days away from December, the countdown to Christmas has begun. Do you have a […]


  9. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 26, 2016

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]


  10. APQ’s 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon is on the way!

    Posted by on August 24, 2016

    Are you ready to sew for a good cause? Gather some colorful fabric and mark your calendar because it’s almost time for American Patchwork & Quilting’s third annual 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon! APQ’s heartwarming mission to donate one million pillowcases to communities around the country is going strong. Last year, during sew-a-thon events held around the United […]