Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Martingale quilting books in the digital age

    eBook. ePub. Digital. Print. Viewers. Readers. Tablets. iPad. Kindle. Nook. Sometimes it seems like the new world of books is all about keeping up with the lingo! Not sure which book format to choose? Here are a few facts about the book formats available—and how they can benefit you. DIGITAL BOOKS A digital book is […]


  2. Fabrics need friends! Smart tip for successful scrap quilts

    To make a great scrap quilt you need lots and lots of scraps, right? Well, yes, but have you ever finished a scrap quilt feeling a little let down by the results? Attempting to use ALL your scraps in one project might not leave you with the look you were after. While it might be […]


  3. How to appliqué quilts just like Kim Diehl (+ fabric giveaway!)

    If you’ve always wanted to appliqué exquisite quilts just like bestselling author Kim Diehl, we’re thrilled to tell you that the following statement has never been truer than with the release of Kim’s new book: You CAN do it! “Homestead Harvest” from Simple Appeal In her ninth book, Simple Appliqué, Kim shares her best techniques—developed […]


  4. 11 simple quilt blocks you can make in 10 minutes

    Work, school, after-school activities, appointments, shopping, cooking, cleaning…whew! Do you sometimes feel you’ll never find time to quilt? We feel that way too, so we set out to find ways to squeeze a little quilting into small chunks of time. Do you know what we found? A surprising number of easy quilt blocks that you […]


  5. What is your quilty name?

    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 […]


  6. One goofproof way to choose quilt colors (+ sale)

    If you’ve ever wished that quilt color combinations would come to you via instinct, intuition, or a reoccurring series of color-splashed dreams, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: some quilters have a natural gift for choosing colors. And then there’s the rest of us! Lessons in color theory are helpful, but there’s no substitute for […]


  7. It’s official: you’ve got a big crush on little quilts (fabric giveaway!)

    Get ready for some BIG fun during the Little Gems Blog Hop! We’re happy to help author Connie Kauffman kick off her hop with several five-star reviews of the book—all from quilters like you—plus a big giveaway! So why all the quilty buzz about these tiny treasures? You can make each striking 12″ x 12″ […]


  8. Our BYOF (bring your own fabric) mini quilt retreat: hop + giveaway!

    Here are a few great things about quilt retreats: They’re away from home, chores, kids, and responsibilities. Retreats are all about hanging out with sewing buddies and developing friendships. But they’re also about getting projects completed. Retreats are a great time to relax, unplug, and unwind—sometimes with a little wine and chitchat. After the retreat […]


  9. New Martingale quilting books: April 2015

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! At the beginning of each month we reserve one day to give you a sneak peek at new Martingale quilting books and more coming to your local quilt or yarn shop. Click on a book cover below; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track […]


  10. 5 fast, fat-quarter friendly quilt patterns

    Fat quarters are so fun and tempting to collect. When they’re tied into perfectly folded, coordinated bundles with matching ribbon, they’re nearly impossible to resist—even when you have no idea what kind of project they might become. The bundles fit very neatly into your shopping bag, but they begin to pile up in the sewing […]