Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. De-stash! 2 smart ways your stash can help you finish your quilts

    Ah, fabric stashes, we love you! You inspire us, you motivate us, you make our quilting dreams a reality. Sometimes. And then other times, we look at you and think: okay, you’ve gotten a little out of control here. Today we’re sharing two simple ideas for shrinking your stash—they’ll simultaneously make a dent in your […]


  2. Easy patriotic quilt patterns in time for summer celebrating (+ giveaway!)

    Now’s the time to prep your home for summer’s patriotic holiday! Stitch a salute to the American spirit with the easy patriotic quilt patterns and projects in Oh Glory! Show your pride year-round with table toppers, wall quilts, throws, and more—or make and give a project to honor and comfort service members and veterans you […]


  3. Wish list day: Classics, houses, and solids, oh my! (+ giveaway!)

    Our favorite day of the month is here again: Wish List Day! Get a peek at new books coming from Martingale in June—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, […]


  4. ⏰ Flash sale! Cut and piece with precision (instead of frustration)

    No matter your skill level, no matter your style: every quilter needs a foundation of sewing skills that clear the way for creativity and inspiration, not frustration. So today we’ve got a step-by-step guide to developing piecing perfection—and you can get it for a super-sweet deal! Download Quiltmaking Essentials 1 by Donna Lynn Thomas for […]


  5. Minick and Simpson quilts and rugs 😍 all in Blue & White (+ giveaway!)

    If you follow Martingale, you know about our series of coffee-table books: first came the celebration of acclaimed folk artist Sue Spargo in the glorious Stitches to Savor; then came the breathtaking retrospective of art quilter Gwen Marston in A Common Thread. Today we can announce the much-awaited release of our third hardcover coffee-table book […]


  6. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]


  7. Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Half off eBooks + ePatterns for a buck each

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. Choose local. Go digital. It’s what Earth Day is all about! But when you go digital today at ShopMartingale.com you’ll save BIG: That’s right: save 50% on 300+ eBooks and get all of our ePatterns (over 450 of them!) for just a buck apiece! Simply choose, download, and commence creating, all in […]


  8. 60 strip quilts for Jelly Rolls, stash strips, and scrap strips (+ giveaway!)

    In all the strip-quilt pattern books you’ve seen, we bet you’ve never seen one packed with this much sewing fun—ladies (and gents), it’s time to get stripping! Gather your stockpiles of strips for the 13th book in our “Big Book” series: The Big Book of Strip Quilts! For scrappy strips, stash strips, and the Jelly […]


  9. Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14! Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I […]


  10. 🎉 It’s a splendid day: The Splendid Sampler book is here 🎉 (+ BIG giveaway!)

    We’ve been waiting to share this book with you since it was just a gleam in Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson’s eyes—and it has been a looong wait! But finally . . . The Splendid Sampler has arrived! Pat and Jane started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together […]