Posts tagged: "video tutorials"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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, […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Sew half-square triangles 4 and 8 times faster than you are now

    Posted by on September 26, 2016

    The humble yet mighty half-square triangle (or as I’ll fondly refer to it here: HST) is an essential element in scores of classic quilt blocks. And when you’re making a quilt that’s chock-full of HSTs, every little trick that streamlines the process can add up to quite a bit of time saved. If you find […]


  9. Quick video tip: nice, neat embroidery – on the back!

    Posted by on August 31, 2016

    Is it already the last day of August? If you’re like us, tomorrow is going to trigger something in you. Something that longs for layers of scarves around your neck, rustling leaves beneath your feet, and a first snowflake on your nose. Yes, winter is coming . . . but not in a Game of […]


  10. Find summer fun indoors: 4 new quilting techniques to try (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 8, 2016

    Stay out of the summer swelter—try some out-of-the-box fun indoors with new quilting techniques! This week’s sale books will teach you new tricks that you can keep in your quiltmaking tool belt and whip out whenever you want. Isn’t it nice to have creative options? Save 40% on the eBooks below, this week only! Sale […]