Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Wish List Day! New Martingale quilt books (+ giveaway)

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new books on the way to your local quilt shop in October, November, and December. Keep track of the books you want by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale. Browse the latest batch of Martingale quilt books below—then enter to win your […]


  2. Slow sewing: what is it—and is it for you? (+ tutorial)

    September is National Sewing Month! We’ve been celebrating all month with ideas for out-of-the-box sewing. Today’s focus: slow sewing—a celebration of hand sewing in all its forms: piecing, appliqué, quilting, and embroidery. Just you, a needle, thread, and fabric. The ultimate indulgence! Slow sewing is an easy way to fit creativity into daily life. Instead […]


  3. Halloween fabric fun (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 29, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Fall is my favorite season for many reasons: the crisp (but often sunny) days, cool (but not TOO cold) nights, falling leaves, crunchy apples, coffee drinks, back to school, football, fall colors, and Halloween. I just love it when people set up elaborate Halloween displays in their yards! When I drive by those homes, I […]


  4. Fabric play! A challenge for us—and for you (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 25, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , , ,

    We love all the books we publish, but sometimes a book comes along that we’re just begging to test drive before it hits your local quilt shop. Recently a book inspired a resounding “I can do this!” response from 11 employees—that’s more than 25% of our staff! What is it about the new book Fabric […]


  5. The wonderful world of wool—cut a rug! (part 3 + sale!)

    Posted by on September 24, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Today we wrap up our little series on wool by introducing a fresh take on the textile via an entirely different craft: rug hooking. “Snow Day” quilt with coordinating “Irish Chain” hooked rug, from Everyday Folk Art Quilts and hooked rugs go together like chocolate and peanut butter—and chocolate and so many other things—and they’re […]


  6. The wonderful world of wool – by machine (part 2 + sale!)

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

    We’re back to explore more wool wonders! (See part 1 of our series here.) The projects below are just right for that chilly season around the corner: winter. If you love the cozy look and feel of wool during the winter months but have yet to try sewing with it because of the handwork—or the […]


  7. The wonderful world of wool – fabric primer (part 1 + sale!)

    Posted by on September 22, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , , ,

    Are you wild about wool? If you haven’t tried quilting with wool, autumn is the perfect time—cooler weather and cozy textiles go hand in hand. Wool is surprisingly fast, easy, and fun to use! But if you’re new to wool appliqué or piecing, you may be curious about the fabric itself. Is it really that […]


  8. 5 tips for precuts – 64 quilt patterns – fabric giveaway!

    Got precuts?
 If you’ve got precuts, we’ve got a fabulous new pattern collection for you! Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics is a must-have book for precut fans: 64 quilt patterns for fat quarters, fat eighths, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and Jelly Rolls. (Don’t own precuts? No problem! Simply cut your stash fabrics down to size.) […]


  9. How to quilt: all the answers, one place

    Looking for a quilting reference that has it all? Trust the skill-building chapters, how-to instructions, and patchwork-packed pages in The Simple Joys of Quilting to guide you toward becoming a better quilter. Whatever your skill level, there’s something new to learn—and a timeless quilt pattern to fall in love with—in this beautiful eBook by celebrated […]


  10. National Sewing Month: turn fabric strips into beautiful bowls

    Posted by on September 16, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    September is National Sewing Month! We’re celebrating all month long with ideas for out-of-the-box sewing. Watch for fun posts each week about making all kinds of fabulous stuff with your fabric. Today’s focus: your fabric strips—in 3D! Learn how to make fabric bowls, baskets, purses, and more with just two materials: fabric strips and common […]