Posts tagged: "staff favorites"

  1. Favorites of 2015: a yarn lover’s pick of the year

    Posted by on December 30, 2015

    After receiving a sizeable stash of sock yarn for my birthday this year (best birthday EVER!), I’ve been eyeing all the projects in Sock-Yarn Accessories. First project on my list: the Rockport Fingerless Gloves. Rockport Fingerless Gloves They’re light and lacy and look good with just about any outfit. They’re like knitted jewelry—pretty bracelets that […]


  2. Favorites of 2015: most stash-friendly pick of the year

    Posted by on December 29, 2015

    The moment I saw it, I added the End of the Rainbow quilt from the cover of Irish Chain Quilts to the top of my to-do list. End of the Rainbow quilt from Irish Chain Quilts I have a large stash of neutrals AND a large stash of batiks. My goal is to make my […]


  3. Favorites of 2015: slow-sewing pick of the year

    Posted by on December 28, 2015

    As the content director at Martingale, it’s hard to pick a favorite among all the books we publish each year. I literally get to read every word in every book and see every project in person. (Yeah, that’s a pretty cool benefit of the job!) But this year one book I was especially looking forward […]


  4. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Posted by on October 28, 2015

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]


  5. Celebrating 85 years of fabric fun: join us! (+ big giveaway)

    Posted by on September 29, 2015

    Today we’re celebrating the 85th anniversary of Jaftex, parent company of one of our favorite quilt-fabric companies, Henry Glass. Congratulations to all who’ve been a part of this extraordinary company! Co-sponosors: Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome A blog hop commemorating Jaftex’s milestone has been making stops all over the Internet throughout September. Each blogger on the hop […]


  6. What is your quilty name?

    Posted by on April 14, 2015

    Welcome to Quilt Town! “The Village Square” from Irish Chain Quilts (available in May; add to wish list) Quilt Town is the coziest city on earth, a place where all persons, places, and things are snuggled up in—you guessed it—quilts! You, me, rooftops, tree trunks, mailboxes, swimming-pool covers… All the quilters in Quilt Town are […]


  7. Staff favorite: a heaping helping of precut fun! (+ special offer)

    Posted by on August 28, 2014

    I have SABLE syndrome (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy). I’ve had it most of my adult life and my self-diagnosis is that I’ll never recover from it. Do you have it too? Maybe you do, but you weren’t aware of its technical term. Now do you think you might have it and maybe know a […]


  8. Staff favorite: 45-degree angles conquered—perfect every time (+ sale!)

    Posted by on April 24, 2014

    Did you know that 80% of our staff sews, knits, crochets, or crafts in their spare time? We’re always testing the books and tools we carry—and boy oh boy, do we have some favorites. Our staff members want to share their enthusiasm with you, so today we’re launching our “Staff Favorites” series! Here’s customer-service manager […]