Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Paper-piecing palooza! Pictorial blocks, precise results (+ sale)

    Most of the quilters I know fall into two categories when it comes to paper-foundation piecing. They either love it or they don’t. And if they don’t love paper piecing, they’re convinced they never will. Personally, I’ll paper piece whenever it’s going to give me the results I’m looking for. The great thing about foundation […]


  2. 275,000 quilters asked, “How do you bind a quilt?” Like this (+ flash sale!)

    Remember last Friday when we mentioned you could get Mimi Dietrich’s best-selling quilt-finishing resource, Happy Endings, in a ⚡FLASH⚡ this week? Well, now’s the time! We’ve blogged about Happy Endings many times since Stitch This! was launched. Why? Because it answers most any question you can come up with about quilt borders, backings, battings, and […]


  3. Kim Diehl + Pat Wys + baby sewing projects = Adorbz 😍 (+ fabric giveaway!)

    What happens when two best-selling quilt-book authors—and proud grandmothers—team up for a book brimming with baby sewing projects? Adorableness! Slurp and Burp Boy Bibbies Grandmas sew the sweetest things! From smart and practical to simply adorable, there are lots of fun projects to choose from in the new book Baby Bliss by Kim Diehl and […]


  4. Stack-and-whack patterns on “deck” – 4 ways (+ sale)

    Who doesn’t love stack-and-whack-style quilts? Time flies by as you follow the steps: Stack your fabrics. Rotary cut your fabrics, stack by stack. Shuffle the order of the cut fabrics. Sew back together for unexpected surprises! Karla Alexander has built a beautiful quilting career on her unique stack-and-whack approach—you know her method as Stack the […]


  5. How to sew binding strips together: 2 ways

    If you make your own quilt binding, you probably do it the same way every time. But depending on how you cut your binding strips, it can be beneficial to sew them together in a certain way. With a simple change to your routine, you can avoid bulky seams, eliminate unsightly stretching, and strengthen your […]


  6. Modern quilts from traditional quilt patterns: a new family legacy (+ giveaway!)

    If you’re like many quilters, you’re on the lookout for quilts that seamlessly blend traditional beauty and modern flair. Look no further! In her latest book, popular author Amy Ellis stitches together the two styles to create quilts that are both fresh and timeless. Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis Let Amy introduce you to […]


  7. This summer = your best bed quilt (+ sale!)

    Posted by on June 13, 2016, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    The idea of making a quilt big enough for a bed can be a little daunting. What’s the best way to approach such a sizable project? Break it up into bite-size bits! Working block by block on a large quilt allows you to see progress quickly and prevents the process from becoming overwhelming. Challenge yourself […]


  8. Welcome to the garden: spectacular embroidery you can do too (+ 2 giveaways!)

    Let popular Moda fabric designer Kathy Schmitz take you on a tour of her garden: it’s an embroidered wonderland! Welcome from Stitches from the Garden In her new book, Stitches from the Garden, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature scenes, charming hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings. Together they create what Kathy calls “an embroiderer’s […]


  9. New book sneak peek! Bundles, doodles, hexies, more (+ giveaway)

    Welcome to Wish List Day: July 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop soon. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more. Enter to win your favorite July 2016 release at […]


  10. 3 colors to inspire your summer sewing (+ half-off sale!)

    Just in time for sunset walks on the beach, late nights by the lake, and cozy evenings by an outdoor fire—a sale on a perennial favorite book that celebrates the unofficial colors of summer: red, white, and blue! From summer picnics to star gazing, the quilts in Red, White, and Sometimes Blue are the perfect […]