Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Mom tested, baby approved: 20 ways to sew for Baby (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 30, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Today is all about cute babies. And fun sewing. And fun sewing for cute babies. “Super Bibs” from Baby Says Sew As a mom to a three-year-old and a baby born in March, Rebecca Danger is smitten with her new role. Already a three-time bestselling knitting-book author, her little ones inspired her to return to […]


  2. Staff stitch + show: look what we made!

    It’s been a few months since I’ve done a staff show-and-tell post. The finished projects are piling up around here, so it’s time for another! Perfect for Retreats Let’s start with Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor. Karen’s favorite time to stitch is at quilting retreats. She returns from a three-day weekend and amazes us with […]


  3. Quick crafts for Halloween

    Posted by on October 28, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? I find that although I always have the best intentions to decorate my home or my office cubicle, I end up scrambling at the last minute to do just a little something to commemorate the holiday. Read on for a few “quickie crafts” that you can do […]


  4. Six-buck eBooks all October! Final week: quick gifts

    FINAL WEEK: QUICK GIFTS Need ideas for gifts to make for Christmas—or any time of year? Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with Martingale quilt books featuring fun gift ideas that’ll get you to the finish line quick! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching just minutes from now. Only $6 each this week. Sale ends […]


  5. Quilt-value anxiety, be gone: meet the Ruby Beholder (+ special offer)

    Posted by on October 23, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    If you’ve struggled with choosing fabric values for your quilts, you’re not alone. Determining which colors are light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, and dark sounds like a cinch. But if you’ve tried it, you know it can be tricky. 
How would you order these fabrics from light to dark? Hmm… Contrast is key to creating sharp, […]


  6. Amish quilting patterns, urban quilt style (+ giveaway!)

    To many quilters, Amish quilts represent the pinnacle of traditional quilt design and craftsmanship. The bold, graphic patterns sparkle in rich solid colors, and the beautifully flowing hand-quilting stitches demonstrate a high level of skill that many of us aspire to. As traditional as they are, the drama and simplicity of Amish quilt patterns make […]


  7. Modern, but basic: easy quilts to try (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Curious what it’s like to create a “modern” quilt? Amy Ellis will soon release her fourth book, and each one makes dipping your toe in the modern-quilting pool easy and fun. Once you stitch a quilt with Amy, you’ll want to dive in head first to start another. Amy’s gift? Giving classic foundations a modern […]


  8. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: bestsellers

    Posted by on October 20, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    WEEK THREE: BESTSELLING eBOOKS Stock your computer, laptop, or tablet with Martingale quilt books—our top 10 bestselling eBooks of all time! Download eBooks instantly and start stitching minutes from now. Only $6 each with new choices every week.  Sale on select eBooks below ends at midnight on Sunday, October 26. Quilting for Joy by Barbara […]


  9. 52 new ways to sew a hexagon quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Who knew there were so many possibilities hidden inside a hexagon? English-paper-piecing blocks from The New Hexagon Quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has been English paper piecing since the 1990s—back when the technique didn’t differ much from the method invented in the 1800s. But thanks to modern techniques, Katja became inspired to play with the hexagon […]


  10. Skip triangle math with strips: try Twosey Foursey

    If you’ve been around the quilt block a few times, you know about mathematical formulas for figuring seam allowances. They go like this: The more you cut, the more math you have to do. It can get downright complicated! Author Cathy Wierzbicki isn’t a fan of mind-numbing math. She’s such an anti-fan, in fact, that […]