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  1. Quirky Question: past, present, or future?

    Posted by on October 17, 2012, in quirky question,

    Quilts past, present, and future (left to right: from Quilts from Aunt Amy, Scrap-Basket Sensations, and Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe) The chill of autumn has hit many parts of the US now, signaling the beginning of the end of another year. As we start snuggling 2012 into bed for a much-deserved rest, it’s […]

  2. Try a color lesson that sorts your stash too (+ WOW sale)

      Quilt-color interpretations: tomato red, sky blue, forest green, peach, and royal purple Have you ever experienced a color disaster in your quilts? Do you have trouble narrowing down your color choices? Do you wait for an “aha!” moment…that never comes? Or perhaps you’re a quilter who uses only kits and coordinated fabric bundles because […]

  3. What to make with batiks? Your stash awaits… (+ giveaway)

    Who wants to ’fess up to having an exotic, lush, gorgeous, and hefty stash of batiks—that you’ve barely cut into? If you’re like me, the striking colors and unusual textures of batiks grab you at the quilt shop and won’t let go…so you bring the lovely stacks home. But once they’re nestled all snug in […]

  4. I play, you play—we all play on I Love Yarn Day! (+ giveaway)

    Whether you knit, crochet, craft, or just adore fiber, October 12 is the day to affirm your passion for yarn! You can start your own celebration with these ideas from the Craft Yarn Council: Teach someone to knit or crochet Make something for charity Wear a knitted or crocheted item Give a gift of yarn […]

  5. Six bucks a book – online warehouse sale

    Posted by on October 11, 2012, in on sale,

    Martingale’s twice-yearly Warehouse Sale is here–grab your favorite books before they sell out! 50 books are now only $6 each. Plus, get FREE shipping when you spend just $24.00!* Sale ends October 15 at midnight. Order online only through Monday, October 15. Check out $6 books right now! *Free shipping to U.S. and Canada only. Offer for retail […]

  6. Quirky Question: When creativity gets messy…

    Posted by on October 10, 2012, in quirky question,

    (Below right: “Pennies from Heaven” by Gretchen Gibbons; selected for the juried Country Living Classics exhibit sponsored by the International Quilt Festival and Country Living magazine.) If you’re a fan of Stitch This!, you find value in expressing your creativity—even though the pursuit isn’t always easy. Sometimes the creative risks we take are rewarded. Other […]

  7. If you enter only one giveaway this year…

    Posted by on October 9, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    We’re very excited to be part of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt 2012! It’s a chance to win a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen™ sit-down longarm machine, a PFAFF® quilt expression™ 4.0 sewing machine, or 25 other prize packages! How do you enter? Easy! Just find this button on our website: Where is the button? We can give […]

  8. The company that quilts together… (+ WOW! sale)

    Today it’s a treat to share this article from a very special issue of McCall’s Quilting with you. Written by marketing coordinator Mary Burns, the article spotlights eight row-robin quilts made by Martingale staffers. Read on to see their inspiring quilts. Many thanks to the Editor in Chief of McCall’s Quilting, Beth Hayes, for allowing us […]

  9. Knit & Crochet Friday: fiber-fabulous Halloween!

    Posted by on October 5, 2012, in crochet & knitting, ,

    Welcome to a very special edition of Knit & Crochet Friday! Today we’re showcasing projects perfect for Halloween festivities—whether you’re headed to a costume party, taking the kids out for trick-or-treat, or just staying home to hand out candy to miniature (and decidedly unterrifying) ghouls and monsters. Find links to all of these projects below. […]

  10. “Witch” way to a quick (free) Halloween quilt?

    Blast of wind, crunch of leaves, wrap of scarf (hello, long sleeves). For many, nothing brings more excitement to October than the anticipation of its last day arriving—Halloween! But until then, the fun is in the costume creating, the treat making, and the decorating. With Halloween quilts, you can typically go in two directions: cute […]