Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. New tricks for a seasoned scrap quilter (+ scrappy giveaway!)

    As the content director for Martingale, it’s easy to be inspired by all of our authors’ work. Every day I’m surrounded by beautiful new quilts, pillows, table toppers, embroidered goodies, and more. Very often I find myself saying, “I want to make that.” Then time slips away, another box of quilts comes in, and I […]


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

    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 […]


  3. 10 smart tips for quilting like a Sister (aka Me and My Sister Designs!)

    Sometimes it’s fun to venture out and try quilting tools and techniques on your own. But sometimes it saves a lot of time and effort to listen to the pros and follow their lead! Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs are celebrated for their super-simple patterns that look more complex […]


  4. Almost full! Reserve your spot for the sewing retreat of the summer 🌞

    Have you been putting it off? Still on the fence? We’re nearly full—the time to snag your spot for Moda & Martingale’s Quiltstock Retreat is NOW! Take a load off—no need to stress about your stay with us! Here are just a few of the things WE will be doing for YOU at this one-of-a-kind […]


  5. ’Tis the season for stitching: ring it in with Kathy Schmitz (+ fabric giveaway!)

    We counted (well, with a little help from Google). It’s 198 days until winter begins—and you know it’ll creep up on us all! Now’s the time to choose relaxing days of slow stitching over the crazy-fast pace of the most anticipated season (and holiday) of the year. Before the busyness can get the best of […]


  6. How to make a design wall (for quilting sanity): 3 easy ideas

    You’ve just finished a pretty pile of quilt blocks—you’re ready to put your quilt top together! If you’ve ever tried to twist and turn blocks on the floor or on a table until they’re just right before you join them, you know it can be a hassle. Add a couple of kids breezing by and […]


  7. International Picnic Day is June 18 🌞 choose an easy picnic quilt to make!

    Are you ready for summer? Outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, county fairs, picnics at the park, Fourth of July fireworks, trips to the beach . . . aaah! We can hardly wait! There’s one essential item you can sew that’ll make all of your outdoor summer adventures more comfortable and colorful—wherever you celebrate summer, you’ve gotta […]


  8. BIG day: Kim Diehl’s back with a “little” something new (+ fabric giveaway!)

    They’re small, they’re scrappy, they’re heartfelt and happy—Kim Diehl is back with a new batch of quilts on a splendidly small scale! The little quilts in Simple Whatnots have three big benefits: they’re scrap friendly (good!), they’re quick to finish (better!), and they’re as cute as can be (best!). Just try to resist the urge […]


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

    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 […]


  10. Only the best for Mom 💖 12 heartfelt gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner—Sunday, May 13. How will you pamper the moms in your life this year? We say there’s no better way to say “I love you” than by sharing your creativity and talent—by choosing handmade, of course! We’ve gathered some memorable Mother’s Day project and gift ideas for you today, […]