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  1. Quirky Question, April 18 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 18, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Last week you shared all sorts of things that fabric/yarn says, sings, whispers, and shouts to you, sometimes with a French accent. (It’s ok, I’ve been hearing things too. […]

  2. Wool applique – the Aussie way (plus giveaway!)

    Picture it: Tasmania, Australia, 1865. Convicts are transported from England to build a church on the island. A spectacular church. Celebrated as a remarkable piece of Australian history throughout the decades, the building goes dormant over time. In 2010, the church is advertised on a real-estate website that two Australian quilters just happen to be […]

  3. WOW! Books on sale: use up those quilt scraps!

    Posted by on April 16, 2012, in on sale,

    Frugality is at the forefront these days—but there IS a way to do what you love without breaking the bank. Scrappy quilts to the rescue! Take a classic “make-do” approach to quiltmaking with 40% off popular books written especially with your quilt scraps in mind. Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts $24.95 $14.97—free eBook included Discover […]

  4. Knit & Crochet Saturday: a tribute to Carol Rasmussen Noble

    Posted by on April 14, 2012, in crochet & knitting,

    “Knitting lace is prayer and discipline combined. It is pure joy.” ~ Carol Rasmussen Noble One of our gifted authors, Carol Rasmussen Noble, recently passed away. Carol is best known in the knitting world for her stunning lace. We’ll remember her as a true artist who loved her work, inspired others to experiment, and gave […]

  5. Meet the folks at Martingale: Durby Peterson

    Posted by on April 13, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Hi everyone, I’m Durby Peterson, a copywriter at Martingale. Here I am in front of my in-laws’ orange tree. I had to share this photo because we just visited them in Phoenix and orange trees are cool. Now for the story. I grew up with two sweet sisters, Kathy and Sheree, and two amusing brothers, […]

  6. Casual quilters have all the fun (and freebies)

    We’re thrilled to announce that two popular books from our own resident quilt pro, Robin Strobel (a.k.a. the casual quilter), are back by popular demand—now available as eBooks! To celebrate, we’re offering two of her gorgeous ePatterns to you, absolutely free, during the month of April only. (Thanks for the loan, Robin!) You can download […]

  7. Quirky Question, April 11 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 11, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Your terrific answers to our last question were inspiring. It’s clear that there are many things to enjoy about getting together with other creative folks. And now, here’s the […]

  8. Therapy—compliments of your next scrap quilt

    Today at Stitch This! it’s a thrill to bring you our first guest writer, popular author Lynn Roddy Brown. Lynn is best known for her gorgeous scrappy quilts, and she’s the author of a trio of books on the subject. Lynn is an expert when it comes to accumulating, controlling, and actually using your quilt […]

  9. WOW! Books on sale: How to appliqué flowers

    Posted by on April 9, 2012, in on sale,

    Ever wondered how to appliqué flowers like the pros? This week, you can get expert lessons at a steal! Take 40% off books from appliqué artists who share their best tips for how to appliqué flowers by hand and by machine. Or, try floral appliqué with fusible web! Flower Show Quilts: Stunning Appliqué on a […]

  10. Unravel the mysteries of sock knitting (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 7, 2012, in crochet & knitting,

    You probably know someone like my friend Ellen. (Or maybe you’re like her yourself.) She’s a sock knitter. And I’m not saying that in a disparaging way. More with a bit of envy. I’d love to have a drawer full of hand-knit socks. Instead, I have two pairs that I treasure and six or seven […]