Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. What’s new with The Splendid Sampler? L-o-t-s! Big reveal ahead 🎉🎉🎉

    BIG NEWS about The Splendid Sampler is here! What’s the news? Is it that more than 28,000 quilters are now a part of the Splendid Sampler community on Facebook? Nope. Is it that The Splendid Sampler has been a best seller since it was first published in April of last year? Nope, it’s not that […]


  2. Even your ancient scraps will ❤ you for trying this technique (+ giveaway!)

    Grab your bits, pieces, strings, strips, and chunks: (Yes, even the ones that look like this—you’ve got them too, right?): Slice and dice them into smaller scraps: Sew them back together this way and that: Keep sewing, keep going! And before you know it, your bits and pieces begin to turn into something magical, right […]


  3. Friday the 13th? You’re in luck! Flash sale ⚡ on 2 best-selling eBooks now

    Who knew Friday the 13th would be a lucky day? We did! Chase away today’s superstitious vibes with a flash sale on two eBooks that will bring you lots of quilty luck: Simple Graces by Kim Diehl and The Blue and the Gray by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads. Both books are […]


  4. Get free-motion quilting: meet your you-can-do-it teacher (+ giveaway!)

    No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right now with this sequel to a best-selling book for machine quilters just like you! Author Lori Kennedy is back with 62 more fun motifs and tons of tips, tricks, and techniques that will turn you into a top-notch machine quilter (yes, YOU). In […]


  5. Creative quilters 💕 That time our editor repurposed a quilt on Instagram . . .

    A fun thing happened a few weeks ago on our Instagram page—so fun, we wanted you to see it too! We shared a little project that our acquisitions and development editor Amelia Johanson made to cover and cushion her sewing-room chair. It’s the Sister’s Choice Table Topper by Beth Bradley from the new book Lunch-Hour […]


  6. Free-motion quilting around appliqués: Pat’s got your back! (video) 📹

    Perhaps you mastered stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting . . . Then you moved on to walking-foot curves . . . And now you’re playing with your free-motion foot: loops and curves are looking good! So, what’s next? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, Pat’s mapped out how beginners can start machine quilting […]


  7. The “value” of your smart phone: are you using this quilting trick? 📱

    We’ve got a quick quilting trick for you today! If you’ve ever struggled with deciphering the values of different fabrics, this is a tip that’ll provide lots of “value” when you’re choosing fabrics for a quilt, arranging blocks, or just trying to figure out the value of a particular fabric—not value moneywise, but value colorwise! […]


  8. Wish List Day! Whatnots, wool, and wonderful embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    It’s gonna be an awesome day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in May. Tell us which new release is your favorite at the end of this post and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale […]


  9. Sew sweet! Small wool projects for sewing on the go (+ giveaway!)

    Introducing perfectly portable projects for sewing on the go, new from an author we all know and love—the Teacher’s Pet, Kathy Brown! Kathy’s fun projects in Lunch-Hour Wool Minis are so small, so sweet—and so simple to complete. About all that’s needed is a needle, thread, wool, and a little lunch-hour time to make 14 […]


  10. 5 reasons to attend Quiltstock: a quilt retreat hosted by Martingale and Moda

    Giddyup and let’s get going! Spend time doing what you love with people who love the same things as you. Ready or not, here it comes—and we’d hate for you to miss it. Still need a nudge to know whether or not to add your name to our must-not-miss Martingale and Moda Quiltstock retreat list? […]