Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Your quilted legacy: create it in stunning red and white (+ fabric giveaway!)

    When 14 beloved designers get creative with a classic color combination, magic happens. We’re delighted to share a little of that magic from the highly anticipated book Red & White Quilts with you today! Generations of quilters have been captivated by the simple beauty of red-and-white quilts—and today’s quilters are no different! Whether it’s humble […]


  2. Using fusible web for wool applique: easy as can be (tutorial + fabric giveaway!)

    ’Tis the season for wool: sweaters, mittens, hats, scarves—and yes, ’tis the season for sewing with wool too! Imagine curling up on the couch, hot coffee or tea nearby, needle, thread, and fuzzy bits of wool at the ready. We want to go to there! All for Fall author Bonnie Sullivan knows a thing or […]


  3. Exquisite shawls made easy: knit them top down! (+ giveaway)

    Seasoned knitters, newish knitters, and wanna-be knitters, today is your day! Five-time author Jen Lucas is back with a dozen lacy shawls to knit three ways: some are wedges, some are crescents, and others are half-circles. And they all start at the top! Here’s what’s so fun about Top-Down Shawls: you cast on just two […]


  4. Got repro fabrics? You’re going to 💗💗💗 this journey (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Classic blocks, reproduction quilts, and stories of hope: we’re elated to share with you Betsy Chutchian’s first solo book with Martingale! Betsy’s created a wealth of antique-inspired blocks and quilts to lead you on Hope’s Journey. Inside a dozen chapters, she shares timeless block patterns in a variety of sizes, along with a collection of […]


  5. Wish List Day! Blockheads, big legacies, and turnabout tricks (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Today we’re giving you a sneak peek at Martingale books coming in December—and we think you’re gonna love ’em! Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book […]


  6. Give thanks: 11 sewing projects to make Thanksgiving special

    Halloween is here! We wish you a happy and safe one. After all the little ghosts and goblins have gobbled up their goodies, it’s time to start thinking about the next holiday on the way—Thanksgiving! Are people coming to your home, or are you going to theirs? Sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes? Pumpkin pie or […]


  7. Amazing lacelike embroidery – with just a backstitch! (how-to video)

    Inside the artful world of Japanese master artist Reiko Mori, embroidery embodies charm, grace, and true elegance. There’s one motif in particular that we’ve been swooning over from her book Elegant Embroidery—Ms. Mori’s Little Black Dress (LBD for short): From the Black collection of embroidery designs in Elegant Embroidery That DRESS!!! How does she embroider […]


  8. Gorgeous Yoko Saito bag patterns, ready for the making (+ giveaway!)

    What else can we say but “Oooh!” and “Aaah!”? Yoko Saito is back with a new bag book—and it’ll inspire you to stitch the handbag of your dreams! Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In her gorgeously photographed book Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry, she […]


  9. The Splendid Sampler 2 is here! Back and better than ever (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together to quilt. More than 31,000 quilters from all walks of life have joined the sew-along, and more keep joining every day (you can join too!). They published The Splendid Sampler as a companion book for the […]


  10. Quilt in a jar: a “little” gift idea from Kim Diehl 🎁

    Kim Diehl’s done it again. We LOVE her fun idea for quilter-to-quilter gifts below! With the holidays on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning for presents. All you need for this gift is a pretty little collection of fabrics, a mason jar, and a copy of Kim’s book Simple Whatnots. We’ll let […]