Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. A trip to quilt country: a perfectly imperfect journey (+ flash sale!)

    Welcome to quilt country! Population: you, all your quilty friends, and of course the mayor: quilt designer extraordinaire Cheryl Wall. Famed for her cozy quilt designs, Cheryl is the author of one of our favorite country-style quilting books, Country Comforts: Quilts for Casual Living. “Chocolate-Covered Churn Dashes” from Country Comforts Cheryl’s quilting philosophy centers on […]


  2. Sew with Pat Sloan: new QAL is underway!

    Yoo-hoo! Guess who’s got some big news? Who’s hiding behind that lovely “Farmer’s Market” quilt? Why, it’s bestselling author Pat Sloan—and she’s inviting YOU to join her for some summer quilting fun! Ready to make this “Farmer’s Market” quilt and make some new online quilting friends in the process? Pat makes it easy to join […]


  3. Happy New Year! “TPP” 2016 calendar arrives (+ giveaway!)

    Quilters, take note! Our all-new That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2016 is hot off the press—and it’s the perfect partner for a year of quilting fun! For 14 years this beloved calendar has graced the kitchens, offices, and sewing rooms of quilters around the world. And this year’s calendar is the best yet, featuring your […]


  4. 4 smart tips for quilting with strips (+ sale!)

    No matter what style of quilter you are or how long you’ve been quilting, chances are you’ve cut a strip or two of fabric in your quilting life. (And yes, my tongue is firmly in cheek!) Strips are the very first cut you make from your fabric—unless you buy them already precut, that is! Whether […]


  5. Choosing colors for quilts: advice from an expert

    When you consider all the gorgeous quilts in the world, it’s surprising to learn that many quilters say choosing colors for quilts is one of their biggest challenges. You’d never guess it from the beautiful results. But I understand; I’m one who readily admits to a lack of confidence when it comes to color. That’s […]


  6. Stitches to savor year-round: Sue Spargo calendar is here (+ giveaway!)

    Sneak peeking. Appetite whetting. Anticipation building! We’ve been talking up our first collaboration with fiber artist Sue Spargo since Spring Quilt Market. Now the time to celebrate is finally here! Martingale is delighted to bring you an all-new calendar in an all-new, at-a-glance format: the Stitches to Savor: 2016 Wall-Art Calendar of Designs by Sue […]


  7. Punch up that project with easy, creative appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Raise your hand if you’ve finished a project, stood back to admire it, and realized that it turned out…okay. Not extraordinary, but ordinary. Not unusual, just the usual. Not impressive—more like hum-drum. Probably not your intention, right? Sigh. It’s happened to just about everyone who’s experimented with needle and thread. But what if there was […]


  8. How to make a quilt pattern from a photo, step by step (video)

    Do you ever get that not-so-inspired feeling when you sit down to plan your next quilt? You’re not alone! Sometimes we all get a case of the design blahs. But learning how another quilter gets her inspiration can be a fantastic way to jolt yourself out of your stitching rut. Case in point: take a […]


  9. Big eBook sale now: Christmas in July Black Friday! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on July 17, 2015, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Welcome to our first-ever Christmas in July Black Friday Sale! This weekend only, get your choice of 50 instantly downloadable eBooks for $8.99 each. More than half of the eBooks you’ll see below have never been offered at this low price before! No waiting for the mail, no shipping costs. Choose, download, and commence creating, […]


  10. Your stash = savings: Christmas gifts for $15, $5, less (+ giveaway!)

    How many people would you love to delight with a handmade gift this coming Christmas? Does your gift list start out long, only to get shortened after you factor in the time and money it takes to go handmade? Let’s keep it real: the art of handmade gift giving lies in efficiency—in both time and […]