Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Every baby needs a quilt. Here are 14 adorable ideas for beginners

    Know a beginning quilter? Already a beginner? Want to be a beginner? Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you: a baby quilt is the perfect place to begin. And in the new book Baby Quilts for Beginners, you—or your wannabe quilter friends—will find oh-sew-sweet success on the first try! In Baby Quilts for Beginners, newbies […]


  2. Scrap shrinker! How to make a Log Cabin quilt block (video)

    The Log Cabin block is on the favorites list of so many quilters—is it among your faves? The variations are virtually endless. Plus, Log Cabin blocks are super scrap-friendly! Scrappy Courthouse Steps by Lissa Alexander We wondered where Log Cabin blocks originated, and we found a little history about the design via the American Quilter’s […]


  3. ⏰ Flash sale! Pick 5 fat quarters and . . . 😍

    We’re starting out with a little quilting math today, a story problem. (It’s a snap, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.) Jane chose 5 fat quarters from her stash; then she chose 1 background fabric to coordinate. How many different quilts will Jane make using the same formula again and again? The answer: 15. Why? […]


  4. Layer Cake love ahead 💓: these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Have your cake . . . and quilt it too! Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how. Wait until you see Peta Peace’s […]


  5. Got orphan quilt blocks? There’s a pincushion collection in your future

    Raise your hand if you’re a Kim Diehl fan! I know that there are a LOT of you out there joining me as I wave wildly. As if Kim’s beautiful patterns aren’t enough, her books have the added value of her “Pin Point” tips sprinkled throughout. If you can’t have Kim in the room with […]


  6. This weekend only: Save 40% on Moda All-Stars books 😍

    We can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than by quilting with the Moda All-Stars—and this weekend, you can do it at a price that’ll have you seeing stars! The books in our best-selling “All-Stars” series are scrap-friendly and packed with tips and projects from some of your favorite celebrities of the […]


  7. Calling all sewists: irresistible sewing-themed projects ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Thread love, needle love, button love—sewing love! We are so excited to give you a sneak peek inside Sew Many Notions! Profess your love of sewing with these warm-and-fuzzy projects that are quick to put together and fun to display or give. Each sewing-themed project is perfectly portable for on-the-go stitching, and author Debbie Busby […]


  8. Step-by-step: how to create the perfect quilt for your space (so fun!) + video

    Sometimes we make quilts for others; sometimes we make quilts just for fun. But sometimes, we want to make a quilt that blends perfectly with our surroundings—a bedroom, a living room, an office space. And when you want to do that, there’s one person who’s ready to show you how to take the leap into […]


  9. Send them to school with memories from home 🎓

    Graduation day is behind us, and those grown-up kids ready for college, work, or their first move from home are preparing to strike out on their own. If you look back at that time in your own life, you might remember feeling excited—but also a little anxious—about starting life beyond home, sweet home. (Do I […]


  10. Wish list day! Pat Sloan, precuts, and Civil War patchwork (+ giveaway!)

    Yay yay yay, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in August—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. […]