Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. From The Splendid Sampler: stitch a Splendid basket handle!

    When Pat Sloan asked me to participate in The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along by designing an original block that signified my life as a quilter, I immediately knew I would design some sort of basket block. During my years of quiltmaking, I’ve made many basket blocks—both pieced and appliquéd. I love baskets—I use them for holding […]

  2. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]

  3. Cut, sew, give, repeat: super-quick charity quilts

    Quilters are truly giving and generous people. They donate countless handmade items to support charities and individuals in need. When a sudden need pops up due to a natural disaster or other horrific event, somebody, somewhere, immediately starts a drive to make and donate a quilt or other comfort item. What a great way to […]

  4. ⏰ Flash sale! Wonderful quilts for walls, all year long

    Wall quilts are magic-makers in the decorating world. Need to brighten a corner, add a splash of color, cozy up a space? A quilt on a wall does that and much more. If you’ve never hung a quilt on a wall in your home, today is the day to choose a wall quilt to make, […]

  5. Sew fast, so fun: 6 embroidery gifts to make year ’round

    We’ve learned a lot about embroidery since we started publishing books on the subject. What do we love about embroidery? It’s so easy to get started. Beginners turn pro real fast. It’s so easy to finish projects. No UFOs to be found. It’s so easy to embroider quick gifts. Oops! Forgot your bestie’s birthday is […]

  6. 🍴Give thanks – for fast, fun table-topper sewing! (+ sale)

    We’re closing in on that busy time of year—the holidays! Even though we have lots of planning, cooking, shopping, and decorating ahead, it’s important to carve out a little space for ourselves and spend time in our happy place—in front of our sewing machines. We all deserve a little escape from the insanity, don’t we? […]

  7. Crochet a big hug for everyone you 💜 (+ giveaway!)

    Need a hug? Monty Monkey from Huggable Amigurumi You’ll find a ton of fun ways to get your daily dose of hugs in with the new book Huggable Amigurumi! These sweet, snuggly crocheted animals are ready to give and get cuddles from kids and grown-ups alike. Big, amigurumi-style buddies measure from 9″ to 13″ tall, […]

  8. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan? Yes please (+ big giveaway!)

    First she taught you all about appliqué; then she turned triangles into a hassle-free task. Now celebrated teacher, designer, and bubbly quilting personality Pat Sloan is back to teach you the know-how you need to become a confident machine quilter. We are so excited about pairing up with Pat to bring you an all-new resource, […]

  9. 🎅 Sew Santa sew! Quick Christmas quilts to make for baby (+ sale)

    Christmas is right around the corner. Google says only 77 sleeps left. And who is more excited to experience the magic of Christmas than the littlest of littles in our lives—babies and other tiny tykes! What better way to show a little one your love than to stitch up a gift that they can snuggle, […]

  10. How to sew bump-free block seams (video tip) 🎥

    We’ve all done it: you’re happily whirring along at the sewing machine when you feel a little bump under the needle. Oops. One of your seams just got sewn in the wrong direction. Rats! In the video below, Martingale acquisitions editor Beth Bradley shows a quick fix for avoiding those accidental bumps. And if you […]