Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Classic or modern quilts? Have cake, eat too (video + giveaway!)


    Can’t decide whether you love classic quilts or modern quilts more? Why choose—you can have the best of both worlds! Join past and present as you update classic quilt blocks with fresh, modern fabrics in the new book Vintage Vibe. Newcomer Amber Johnson shares sweet, pretty quilts to make—all ooh-and-ahh inducing for traditional and modern […]


  2. Double your choices, double your fun: quilts two ways (+ sale)

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

    Why limit yourself to just one color palette—or just one craft? In this week’s eBooks on sale, you’ll find two ways to create every design you see. Get ready for some delightful double vision! Double Take: Quilts with that Hopscotch Twist by Heather Willms and Elissa Willms A mother-daughter team create their own quilt challenge: […]


  3. Best ways to cut, sew, press: this quilter knows. Do you?

    Lots of quilters have posted reviews of Martingale books on our website. But once in a while a review comes along that is so in-depth, we couldn’t have described the book better ourselves! That’s the case with a review that was recently posted for Donna Lynn Thomas’s book, Quiltmaking Essentials 1. The reviewer, Rebecca Rumpf, […]


  4. Classic quilting projects for Christmas

    If you’re itching to create something new for your Christmas decor, let the quilts in Mary Hickey’s bestseller Comfort and Joy inspire you to make a little time for holiday sewing. And because it’s an eBook, you can start sewing right away! Inside, you’ll find: ★ Inspiration to sew for your holiday home—or to spoil […]


  5. Blog hop! Find YOUR flair for fabric (+ fabric giveaways!)

    Quilt Market, Houston, Texas, October 2012. A group of Henry Glass fabric designers gather for a special dinner before saying their good-byes. But the table talk has nothing to do with the show. Instead, everyone’s talking about Hurricane Sandy. Everyone at the table is worried about friends and family along the East Coast, wondering if […]


  6. Poof! Turn large quilt blocks into quick gifts (+ sale)

    Is your holiday gift list growing? Big quilt-block patterns to the rescue! Big blocks could be just what you need for every handmade gift you’d like to make—with time left over to enjoy the season outside of your sewing room. It’s a simple formula that makes sense: fewer blocks = faster quilts. Take a look […]


  7. 14 days to Thanksgiving: sewing for the big day

    Posted by on November 13, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , , ,

    
Sewing for Thanksgiving? Why not? You’ve made your grocery list and decided what pies to bake. You’ve found the recipes for the green beans Uncle Harry loves and the turkey stuffing your kids crave. And you’ve lovingly washed and ironed the beautiful white linen tablecloth you inherited from Grandma. But what have you done for […]


  8. The perfect quilter’s gift

    Posted by on November 12, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    What special gift do you give to a quilter who has it all? Inspiration. It’s something all quilters search for (and sometimes run out of). Our 2015 quilt calendars will give your quilting pals a monthly muse to help them stay creative throughout the year. Browse this year’s new wall calendars below. Choose one for […]


  9. Free-motion quilting for those who think they can’t (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Do you dream of free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine? You need a teacher. And a copilot. And a cheerleader! Today we introduce you to an extraordinarily talented young quilter, Molly Hanson, who wears all three hats for you in her new book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and Those Who Think They Can’t). With […]


  10. 3 kinds of Christmas quilts: which is your fave?

    Christmas countdown: 45 days! Who’s going to luck out this year and land on your handmade gift list? Now’s the perfect time to start stitching—and we’re here to help you begin. Just check out the three categories of quilts below to find a happy match for your gift recipient. Need help organizing your gift ideas? […]