Posts tagged: "video tutorials"

  1. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Posted by on April 24, 2017

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]


  2. Stop embroidery “shadowing” with this quick tip (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 12, 2017

    Do you embroider? It’s such a simple skill. You can learn just a few embroidery stitches or learn them all—and there are hundreds of stitches to choose from! In Cottage-Style Charm, designer Natalie Bird uses just five embroidery stitches to make the embroidery projects in her beautiful book: a back stitch, French knots, a satin […]


  3. VIDEO: How to cut teeny fabric appliques quick, quick, quick! ✂

    Posted by on March 27, 2017

    True story: a couple of years ago, I was prepping a project and realized that I was nearly at the end of my roll of freezer paper. When I actually remembered to pick up another roll, I was so impressed with myself! A few weeks later, I was ransacking my pantry and what did I […]


  4. How to sew rickrack on a quilt (think spring flowers!) 💐

    Posted by on March 20, 2017

    Today is the first day of spring! It’s the perfect time to start sewing something new—and we’ve got the perfect book to help you welcome warmer weather! Here Comes Spring is packed with pretty patchwork to decorate your home for the season—and the little details that authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks dream up for […]


  5. Walking-foot quilting tutorial (video): try quick & easy curves

    Posted by on February 27, 2017

    Are you a "quilt by check" quilter—meaning you send out your quilts to be quilted? Or maybe you’ve tried free-motion quilting and the results weren’t, um, what you’d expected (ask anyone in our office who’s tried it: we’ve all been there). Today we’re here to tell you that free-motion quilting and quilting by check aren’t […]


  6. Scrappy Nine Patch quilt block tutorial (+ the one clever step you’re missing)

    Posted by on February 3, 2017

    Once in a while we come across a piecing technique we hadn’t heard about before—just goes to show that even after 40 years, there’s always something new to learn! We’re excited to share this little tweak to a technique you’ve likely used many times before: chain piecing. The video below focuses on a scrappy version […]


  7. Turn scraps into beautiful baskets? You gotta 👀 it to believe it (+ flash sale!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2017

    If you’ve got scraps and stash fabrics just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful and useful, read on. Today we’re sharing ideas from the sequel to the best-selling It’s a Wrap book, and if you’ve never seen these kinds of projects before, we guarantee you’ll flip your (fabric) lid—they’ll breathe new life into your […]


  8. Seams: to glue or not to glue? Watch this video first

    Posted by on October 28, 2016

    While it’s fun to have long-term quilting projects to work on—challenging quilts that might take months or even years to finish—I frequently find myself on a much tighter deadline. Maybe there’s a new baby on the way or a friend in need of comfort, and time really is of the essence. Theresa Ward’s book Sew, […]


  9. Sew fast, so fun: 6 embroidery gifts to make year ’round

    Posted by on October 19, 2016

    We’ve learned a lot about embroidery since we started publishing books on the subject. What do we love about embroidery? It’s so easy to get started. Beginners turn pro real fast. It’s so easy to finish projects. No UFOs to be found. It’s so easy to embroider quick gifts. Oops! Forgot your bestie’s birthday is […]


  10. How to sew bump-free block seams (video tip) 🎥

    Posted by on October 7, 2016

    We’ve all done it: you’re happily whirring along at the sewing machine when you feel a little bump under the needle. Oops. One of your seams just got sewn in the wrong direction. Rats! In the video below, Martingale acquisitions editor Beth Bradley shows a quick fix for avoiding those accidental bumps. And if you […]