Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Big blog hop! Piecing, quilting, and precuts (and a pincushion) + giveaway!

    It’s Martingale’s day on Christa Watson’s blog hop for her new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts—welcome, everyone! I’m Karen Johnson, Martingale’s director of marketing. I’ll be your blog-hop host for today! The thing I love most about Christa Watson’s new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts, is that she gives you a quilt to […]


  2. Weekend-wonder quilts for the back-to-school sewing pace (+ sale!)

    Is your town back to school yet, or are the kiddos heading back soon? That may mean less sewing time during the week—but you can make it all up on the weekend! If your next sewing splurge is planned for this weekend (or the next, or the next), now’s a great time to do a […]


  3. Best book for beginning quilters? Pat’s where it’s at (+ big giveaway!)

    Think back to when you were a beginning quilter (or maybe that’s right now). Wh0 do you wish you’d had to help you as you started on this whimsical, wonderful journey? After reading the new book we’re sharing with you today, we know wh0 we wish we’d had: PAT SLOAN! If you want to learn […]


  4. 2 tricks for how to paper piece quilt blocks: video

    Ever tried paper piecing? If you have, you know there’s no better technique for getting accuracy in your blocks. If you haven’t tried paper piecing, give it a shot! The benefit of pinpoint precision is worth a try. There are a few tricks that make paper piecing easier and more enjoyable. We caught up with […]


  5. Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice? (+ giveaway!)

    How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels. A free-motion-quilted panel from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to […]


  6. What can you do with a charm pack? 8 fun projects to try

    Got a stack of charm packs but no inspiration in sight? Whether you’re an accumulator of precut charm squares or a saver of 5″ squares from your scraps, we’ve got bundles of “charming” ideas to get you sewing something fun! Pillow party ahead Charm squares needed: 42 In this cute Country Threads pillow, the raw […]


  7. Welcome to sashing school: 6 ways to sash your quilts

    Ever looked at a block layout and thought it could use a little extra punch? Sashing is a great way to set off your blocks and make them truly sparkle! If there’s one person we’d trust to make a sashing choice for us, it would be Donna Lynn Thomas. She’s written a dozen books on […]


  8. Wish list day! Stars, Dresdens, Autumn, and Treasures (+ giveaway!)

    Hip-hip hooray, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in September—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. American […]


  9. 2018 quilt calendar is here: get yours before they’re gone 😥

    Can you believe it? We’re celebrating our 16th year of publishing the That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar—it’s become a favorite of quilters worldwide! This year’s calendar cover girl: Julie Hendricksen, author of Preserving History Whether it graces your kitchen, office, or sewing room, our “TPP” calendar will show off your love of quilting year ’round. […]


  10. Free pattern: Churn Dash gets a sweet “tweetment” 🐥

    Who doesn’t love the charming Churn Dash block? It’s simple to make, it can sway traditional or modern, and it can be modified/altered/adapted in so many ways. Plus, it’s rumored to be Kim Diehl’s favorite quilt block of all time (and who doesn’t love Kim Diehl?). One square, eight rectangles, and four half-square-triangle units. So […]