Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. New quilt books: Reproduction fabrics, baby quilts, scraps, more (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to Wish List Day! It’s our monthly peek at new Martingale quilt books and more, all on their way to your local shop now! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite October book at the […]

  2. Satisfy your itch to stitch with small quilting projects (+ sale)

    Are you between projects and can’t decide what to start on next? Want to whip up a quilt, but feeling short on time? Why not make a small quilt? Small quilts can be remarkably quick to stitch—just cut, piece, quilt, and you’re finished before you know it. They’re also a satisfying way to try your […]

  3. Deliver a warm welcome: easy baby quilt patterns (+ flash sale!)

    You set out to stitch a one-of-a-kind quilt for a brand-new baby. You keep putting it off. Other projects come up. You know you’ll get it done eventually. When you’re finally finished, the baby replies, “Hey thanks, this is cute, but I really don’t think it will look good in the dorm.” Has this ever […]

  4. Freebie: warm up with a coffee cup quilt-block pattern (+ coffee cake!)

    Crunchy leaves, blustery winds, cozy scarves, snuggly quilts—it’s the first day of October and autumn is in full swing! How are you greeting sweater season? Whether you’re pouring a cuppa hot coffee, hot cocoa, or hot Earl Grey to warm up (hmm . . . hot toddy, maybe?), hot beverages always seem sweeter in a […]

  5. Celebrating 85 years of fabric fun: join us! (+ big giveaway)

    Posted by on September 29, 2015, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Today we’re celebrating the 85th anniversary of Jaftex, parent company of one of our favorite quilt-fabric companies, Henry Glass. Congratulations to all who’ve been a part of this extraordinary company! Co-sponosors: Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome A blog hop commemorating Jaftex’s milestone has been making stops all over the Internet throughout September. Each blogger on the hop […]

  6. Dip a toe in the modern-quilting pool (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 28, 2015, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Do you find negative space intriguing? Want to try classic blocks with a twist? How about improv piecing or intentional imperfections—do these ideas make you stand up and cheer? Modern quilt designs can be an exciting experiment for traditional quilters, and they often rely on the ideas mentioned above. Right now, we have not just […]

  7. Blog hop! Rainbow stash? Add black and white (+ giveaway)

    Today’s our stop on the blog hop for the new book Splash of Color. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we don’t lose touch! Does your fabric stash resemble a rainbow? Then it’s a perfect match for A Splash of Color. You’ll learn to […]

  8. Blog hop: free-motion video tip + free backing tutorial + giveaway!

    It’s our turn to host the blog hop for the new book Machine Quilting with Style. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we can stay in touch! When award-winning quilter Christa Watson asked us to be a part of her blog hop for Machine […]

  9. ’Tis the season: “Fall” in love with autumn-inspired quilts

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, we enjoyed record-breaking warm weather over the summer. As of this writing, we’ve had more days over 90 degrees than New York or Chicago—unusual for our region. I’m sure you can imagine that, at least around here, we’re more than ready for fall! From ’Tis the Autumn Season Ready or […]

  10. Got fabric? Indulge your art quilter (+ sale!)

    Art quilts! We ogle them at quilt shows and many of us dream of making one of our own someday. Now, I happen to think that all quilters are artists! But for the purposes of this particular post, we’re going to refer to pictorial and nontraditionally pieced quilts as “art quilts.” Perhaps you’ve been thinking […]