Posts tagged: "wool"

  1. Stitching a simple life: Q & A with Maggie Bonanomi (+ special giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 23, 2018

    Welcome to the warm, woolly world of Maggie Bonanomi, where whimsical wonders await! Come on in, take a seat, and enjoy some slow stitching with this celebrated maker—she’ll lead you on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In Maggie’s world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The […]


  2. Wondering about wool? 2 wool-applique tutorials to inspire your stitching

    Posted by on May 7, 2018

    Wool is all the rage in sewing circles, but if you’re new to working with wool you might have some questions: how to find it, how to felt it, and how to sew with it. We’ve got the answers to all of your fuzzy-wuzzy wool questions today! Debbie Busby’s book Sew Many Notions is all […]


  3. Free Kim Diehl patterns: handy thread keepers and scissors fob ✂

    Posted by on April 23, 2018

    If you’re familiar with Kim Diehl’s books, you know they’re packed with smart little tips and tricks that simplify your sewing life. If a step can be made easier, Kim will show you how it’s done! Kim also loves to share recipes, decor ideas, and little bonus projects in her books. In Simple Harvest, she […]


  4. Wish List Day! Whatnots, wool, and wonderful embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 2, 2018

    It’s gonna be an awesome day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in May. Tell us which new release is your favorite at the end of this post and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale […]


  5. Sew sweet! Small wool projects for sewing on the go (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 30, 2018

    Introducing perfectly portable projects for sewing on the go, new from an author we all know and love—the Teacher’s Pet, Kathy Brown! Kathy’s fun projects in Lunch-Hour Wool Minis are so small, so sweet—and so simple to complete. About all that’s needed is a needle, thread, wool, and a little lunch-hour time to make 14 […]


  6. Summon spring with scenes from A Cottage Garden (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 14, 2018

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to introduce you to the new book by designer Kathy Cardiff. Why? Because it’s going to be love at first sight! When this avid gardener and seasoned designer combines her passions, magic sprouts. Using wool as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy brings her […]


  7. Wish List Day! Stash busters, little favorites, and wool minis (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 5, 2018

    Hooray, hooray, for Wish List Day! We’re counting down the days until Martingale’s March 2018 books hit your local quilt shop—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. […]


  8. Learn how now: blanket stitch for appliqué with Debbie Busby

    Posted by on January 26, 2018

    If there’s one embroidery stitch that everyone who sews should know, we just might pick the blanket stitch as the big winner. It’s an easy way to conceal raw edges of appliqué pieces, it’s quick to learn, and it’s super cute too! See what we mean? Sew Many Notions author Debbie Busby has traveled across […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. Celebrate slow sewing: World Embroidery Day 2017

    Posted by on July 28, 2017

    World Embroidery Day is this Sunday, July 30. Let’s celebrate slow sewing this weekend with a little embroidery elation! World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderers’ Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on July 30, 2011. It’s now celebrated annually on […]