Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Elegant free applique tote-bag pattern (with a touch of country charm)

    We love freebie days at Stitch This! Today we’re sharing a free applique tote-bag pattern from the authors of the eBook Elegant Quilts, Country Charm by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel. Download the Bag for Sophia pattern when you sign in or register at ShopMartingale.com. This beauty of a bag measures a roomy 16″ x […]


  2. Patchwork from the past, reimagined on a small scale (+ giveaway!)

    “My whole life is in that quilt. It scares me sometimes when I look at it. All my joys and all my sorrows are stitched into those little pieces. When I was proud of the boys and when I was downright angry at them. When the girls annoyed me or when they gave me a […]


  3. How to make single-fold binding: video (sew smart!) 📹

    Whether you bind your projects using a machine/hand-sewing combo or sew 100% by machine, binding provides that special finishing touch that makes our quilts complete. And what a joy it is to get to that nearly-done stage! There are lots of techniques for sewing double-fold binding (see here and here for a few), but have […]


  4. Prewash quilt fabric or not? Jo Morton has the answer

    It’s a question every quilter’s come across on their quiltmaking journey: to prewash fabric or not? Sometimes when you buy the perfect fabric and own the perfect pattern for said fabric, it’s hard to get home and then be patient. Going through the prewashing process before commencing cutting can feel like it takes forever! Best-selling […]


  5. 13 new ways to grace the spaces in which you gather 🍽 (+ giveaway!)

    From classic chic to fresh twists, the versatility of the table runner shines in the new book Table-Runner Roundup! “Skinny” quilts are the best, aren’t they? They’re perfect for trying new techniques, for getting from start to finish fast, and for decorating and gifts too! This fun collection of all-new projects includes 13 designs to […]


  6. 📹 How to choose colors for a scrap quilt: an Aussie’s simple approach (video)

    How to choose colors for a scrap quilt is a question many quilters ask our authors. Do they study color theory? Do they use the brown-bag method? Do they say a little prayer or cast a quilty spell over their fabrics before they begin? Martingale authors use many different methods to create their scrap quilts, […]


  7. Sewing podcasts 2018: five we’re loving right now 🎧

    Do you listen to podcasts? There’s nothing that goes together quite like an afternoon of quilting while listening to people’s related stories. We’ve rounded up some of the quilting and sewing podcasts we’ve been listening to lately—read on to learn more! American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan Pat is where it’s at! Pat […]


  8. Farmhouse quilts, French-country style 😍 (+ giveaway!)

    Bonjour, Stitch This! readers! We’ve been waiting-waiting-waiting to share this book with you, and the time has come! Meet French author Marie-Claude Picon and her beautiful new book, French Farmhouse. Marie-Claude has a sparkling talent for blending two beloved quiltmaking styles. The foundation of each quilt is inspired by the beauty of vintage quilts, while […]


  9. How to piece a large quilt back with scraps or fat quarters (+ fabric giveaway!)

    When it comes to big quilts, we give Stashtastic! author Doug Leko big props: he’s the king of ’em! He’s also well versed in the art of finishing big quilts. And what’s step one for finishing big quilts? Making a quilt back big enough to fit the quilt front! Doug included downloadable patterns for pieced […]


  10. 🌺 🌼 🌸 in embroidery! New from Japanese master Reiko Mori (+ giveaway!)

    Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in Floral Motifs to Embroider, the latest awe-inspiring book from a Japanese master embroidery artist. In seven chapters, Reiko Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become […]