Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Prewash quilt fabric or not? Jo Morton has the answer

    It’s a question every quilter’s come across on their quiltmaking journey: to prewash fabric or not? Sometimes when you buy the perfect fabric and own the perfect pattern for said fabric, it’s hard to get home and then be patient. Going through the prewashing process before commencing cutting can feel like it takes forever! Best-selling […]


  2. 13 new ways to grace the spaces in which you gather 🍽 (+ giveaway!)

    From classic chic to fresh twists, the versatility of the table runner shines in the new book Table-Runner Roundup! “Skinny” quilts are the best, aren’t they? They’re perfect for trying new techniques, for getting from start to finish fast, and for decorating and gifts too! This fun collection of all-new projects includes 13 designs to […]


  3. 📹 How to choose colors for a scrap quilt: an Aussie’s simple approach (video)

    How to choose colors for a scrap quilt is a question many quilters ask our authors. Do they study color theory? Do they use the brown-bag method? Do they say a little prayer or cast a quilty spell over their fabrics before they begin? Martingale authors use many different methods to create their scrap quilts, […]


  4. Sewing podcasts 2018: five we’re loving right now 🎧

    Do you listen to podcasts? There’s nothing that goes together quite like an afternoon of quilting while listening to people’s related stories. We’ve rounded up some of the quilting and sewing podcasts we’ve been listening to lately—read on to learn more! American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan Pat is where it’s at! Pat […]


  5. Farmhouse quilts, French-country style 😍 (+ giveaway!)

    Bonjour, Stitch This! readers! We’ve been waiting-waiting-waiting to share this book with you, and the time has come! Meet French author Marie-Claude Picon and her beautiful new book, French Farmhouse. Marie-Claude has a sparkling talent for blending two beloved quiltmaking styles. The foundation of each quilt is inspired by the beauty of vintage quilts, while […]


  6. How to piece a large quilt back with scraps or fat quarters (+ fabric giveaway!)

    When it comes to big quilts, we give Stashtastic! author Doug Leko big props: he’s the king of ’em! He’s also well versed in the art of finishing big quilts. And what’s step one for finishing big quilts? Making a quilt back big enough to fit the quilt front! Doug included downloadable patterns for pieced […]


  7. 🌺 🌼 🌸 in embroidery! New from Japanese master Reiko Mori (+ giveaway!)

    Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in Floral Motifs to Embroider, the latest awe-inspiring book from a Japanese master embroidery artist. In seven chapters, Reiko Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become […]


  8. ✨ Wish-List Day! Wonders, layers, littles, and sleigh bells (+ giveaway!) ✨

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Time to share an all-new batch of inspiring Martingale books coming your way in August. Take a peek at what’s headed to your local quilt shop soon—and don’t forget to choose your favorite book in the comments. You could win it as soon as it’s released! Subscribe to our blog and […]


  9. 📹 A true beauty: LeMoyne Star quilt-block pattern (free how-to video)

    Oh my stars—we have a new Star block video to share with you today! The LeMoyne Star block is at the top of many a quiltmaker’s list of favorites. But when it comes to sewing, the block’s got a bad rap! Known for its diamond-shaped pieces and set-in seams, the design has acquired a reputation […]


  10. Mending is trending: give new life to old favorites with visible mending (+ giveaway!)

    When is a hole-in-one not a happy event? When it’s a hole in one of your favorite sweaters! Some of us shed a tear when we find a tear in our go-to pair of jeans. But you can turn those frowns upside down with ideas for repairing lovingly worn garments with Visible Mending. In this […]