1. Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Toppers Book Tour + Giveaway!

    We’re happy you could join us as we help kick off the "Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Toppers" book tour today! Check out Pat’s blog for more info about the book tour stops along the way, and be sure to visit the blogs, Instagram, and Facebook accounts of all the participants. (Scroll down to see the schedule and info about our book giveaway.) Print copies of Pat’s newest book, "Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Toppers", are available on Pat’s blog, at your favorite quilt shop, and on ShopMartingale.com.

    Have you seen our trunk show video of "Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Toppers" yet? It’s definitely worth the watch–you’ll learn a few snippets about each of the 12 projects in the book. We all know that table runners and small table toppers are favorites among quilters. They’re easy on the budget AND easy on your schedule. Table toppers and runners let you show off your love of quilting and add a pop of style throughout your home.

     

    Each person participating in the "Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Toppers" book tour chose a project from the book and will show off their version on their social media accounts. Martingale staffer Lisa Schumacher chose to sew Main Street Perks. Pat’s version is red, white, and blue. It’s one of the cover quilts (in the bottom right of the book cover). Lisa decided to make her version using a variety of light gray prints and added a pop of teal to match her kitchen decor.

     

    ^^Lisa used strips from a Jelly Roll of Smoke & Rust by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The instructions for Main Street Perks call for 2-1/2″ pieces, so this was the perfect opportunity to crack open a Jelly Roll.

     

    ^^She pieced her version of Main Street Perks on her Featherweight. It was perfect retreat project because it started with strips plus a little bit of yardage (borders, backing, and binding), and can be stitched–start to finish–in a weekend!

     

    ^^Here’s an in-progress photo of the sewn strips and trimmed edges. Easy peasy!

     

    ^^Lisa echo-quilted along each side of every seam to enhance the chevron-style look of the table runner.

     

    ^^She omitted the borders that Pat used in her version, and she attached the binding using her machine.

     

    ^^Lisa also pieced a couple teal strips into the binding for an extra little kick. She had a great time making this table runner and already has plans to make more toppers from the book!

     

    Okay! Now that you’ve seen one take on Main Street Perks from "Pat Sloan’s Tantalizing Table Topper" book. Tell us in the comments which project you’d make first if you had a copy of the book. Hint: Each project is shown and described in the video at the top of this blog. We’ll randomly choose one person to win a print copy of the book. We’ll post the winner on Friday, May 27.

     

    Schedule of book tour participants:

    Monday, May 23

    Bonnie Hunter

    Andy Knowlton

     

    Tuesday, May 24

    Becky Thompson

    Beverly McCullough

     

    Wednesday, May 25

    Caroline Asmussen

    Jane Davidson

     

    Thursday, May 26

    Aurifil

    Pam Vieira-McGinnis

     

    Friday, May 27

    Kristin Esser

    Melissa Mortenson

     

    Saturday, May 28

    Gina Tell

    Kimberly Jolly

     

    Tuesday, May 31

    Pat Sloan


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  2. DOING GOOD never looked so good!

    A Message from Martingale President/CEO, Jennifer Keltner:

    “New math” might scare off some folks, but not me. I bet you’ll like this math too!

    What do you get when you combine 50 designers + 15 Moda All-Star books, then multiply by quilters everywhere? Charitable donations to 15 worthy causes that total more than $95,000, that’s what!

    From the first Moda All-Stars book in 2015 to their latest 2022 new release, the generous collection of Moda All-Star authors have donated their royalties to charities. Thanks in large part to YOUR purchase of Moda All-Stars series books, the authors’ generosity knows no bounds! Every purchase of an All-Star series book factors into a total charitable donation that’s now more than $95,000!

    Cheers to the Moda Fabrics All-Star Designers! And cheers to YOU for making a difference with EVERY Moda All-Stars book you buy! Watch the Moda All-Stars Give Back video to see the organizations that have received donations.

    How many of the 15 are in your library already? Check out these reviews on a handful of Moda All-Star books:

    ^^ Moda All-Stars – All in a Row Again

    Leyla says: “In all seriousness I did wonder if I needed another quilt book, but as I have been delighted by Moda publications before, and as some of the profits go to charity, here I am with another book. And this one does not disappoint, in fact it is fabulous, the designers really came through with some beautiful combinations of rows and wonderful examples of color."

     

    ^^ Moda All-Stars Merry Makers

    Donna says: “Perfect book to get a jump start on Christmas goodies and gifts for my friends and family. Moda always has the best books and I love to add to my collection!”

     

    ^^ Moda All-Stars – Two, Four, Six, Eight

    Deanna says: “Love these Moda All-Star books because you get a sampling of the work of several different designers. And, of course, they’re fat-quarter friendly, and who doesn’t have some fat quarters ready to be made into something wonderful?”

     

    ^^ Moda All-Stars – Soft Spot

    Amber says: “This book has a wide variety of projects and finishing styles. The pillows I have started have clear easy to follow directions. I am loving this book.”

     

    ^^ Moda All-Stars – Snuggle Up!

    Penny says: “This really is a lovely book, there isn’t a quilt I don’t like in the whole book! And most of them are a really good size, not too small. I love the All-Stars books, thanks to the designers and the editor Lissa Alexander, but this might just be the best, in my opinion. And the profits from it go to charity, which is a bonus!"

     

    Check out this link: Moda All-Star books to see ALL 15 of the books in the series. Then go to the comments and tell us your favorite Moda All-Stars book for a chance to win an e-Book version! We’ll select and announce the random winners on 4/26/22.

     

    While you’re on our site, be sure to check out our updated digital catalog to see recent, current, and upcoming books! We’ve been working hard to keep beautiful books coming your way!

     

    Happy Quilting,

    Jennifer


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  3. This is NO Joke: The Quilt Puzzles Arrived Early!

    April 1st is often filled with pranks and silliness, but this is no joke! We’re excited to announce that we have four quilt puzzle designs AND our inventory arrived early. Great news! We’re releasing the puzzles today, April 1st. If you preordered, you’re first on the list to receive your puzzles! And if you didn’t preorder, now is the perfect time to visit ShopMartingale.com so you can purchase puzzles and their companion books now! If you spend $60 or more, we’ll pay for shipping! (US only). Scroll down to check out the puzzle designs and details.

    Red & White Variety Puzzle
    "Red & White Quilts"

     

    Picket Fence Pretties Puzzle
    "Scrap School" by Lissa Alexander

     

    Fresh Picked Puzzle
    "Jelly Roll Jam" by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs

     

    Airing the Quilts Puzzle
    "Sunday Best Quilts" by Sherri L. McConnell and Corey Yoder

     

    Puzzle Details:

    • 1000 interlocking pieces
    • Manufactured from premium quality, eco-friendly, recycled cardboard and nontoxic ink
    • A precise cut ensures thick, sturdy pieces fit together soundly with minimal puzzle dust in box
    • Mini poster of image for reference
    • Completed puzzle: 19.7″ × 29.5″

    We will donate a portion of the puzzle proceeds to Autistic Self Advocacy Network.


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  4. Stock up and save on quilt books with timeless patterns! Don’t miss out on $9 books (and $13 Big Books)!

    It’s fun to hop on the latest trends, but when you’re investing your time and heart in making a quilt, you want to love it forever (or at least a good, long while)! Good news, classic quilts are as on-trend today as they were 100 years ago and will be 100 years from now. Ideas and inspiration can be found in Martingale books! Spend some time browsing through 99+ books on sale NOW to find the right patterns for you.

    ^^From left: Kaleidoscope (a layered patchwork quilt) by Lynne Hagmeier from "Kansas Troubles Quilters Cozy Quilts and Comforts – Easy to Stitch, Easy to Love" and Minuet by Linda Collins from "Treasure Hunt – 13 Quilts Inspired by Antique Finds" (co-authored by Leah Zieber).

     

    ^^From left: Sunflower Fields by Martha Walker from "Prairie Patchwork – Treasured Quilts and Tales of Time" and Wish upon a Star by Marie-Claude Picon from "The Big Book of Star-Studded Quilts – 44 Sparkling Designs" ($13 for 44 patterns!!).

     

    ^^From left: Daughters of the Regiment by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads from "A Country’s Call – Civil War Quilts and Stories of Unsung Heroes" and Lizzie by Vickie Gerike from "County Seat Quilts – 12 Classic Patterns with Looks that Last" (co-authored by Julie Hendricksen of J.J. Stitches).

    They’re going, going, gone at the end of today at this special price. So, don’t wait! It will be FALL before we offer another sale this big. So think BIG!

    The SPRING 2022 Warehouse Sale ENDS TODAY, 3/23/22 at 10 p.m. Central. Take advantage of FREE shipping when you spend $60 or more (US only). Click here to shop all the books featured in this sale!


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  5. Try-It Tuesday: Starting at Only $9—New-To-You TECHNIQUE and BLOCK Books!

    Our warehouse sale will be ending soon! But there’s still time for you to pick up a new technique and try something you’ve always wanted to! There’s never been a better time to experiment with something new to you—because 99+ titles start as low as $9 each. Want to sew a smorgasbord of new blocks? Learn how to sew on foundation papers? How about learning to crochet? The authors of the books featured below (and more on our site) can teach you how!

    Add a Sampler Quilt to Your List

    ^^Watch the video above to see the beautiful sampler and all the blocks included in "Sampler Spree – 100+ Fresh & Fun Quilt Blocks" by Susan Ache @yardgrl60.

     

    ^^View the video above for a glimpse of all the spectacular projects in "Simple Sampler – A Stunning 17-Block Quilt to Savor & 5 Easy-to-Piece Projects" by Kim Diehl.

     

    Give Toweling a Try

    ^^Stitch your own version of the Sewing-Machine Cover by Jenelle Kent from "Farmhouse Fresh – Clever Creations for 16″-Wide Toweling".

     

    Sew with Papers

    ^^Use Cake Mix Papers (for 10″ squares) or Cupcake Mix Papers (for 5″ squares) in projects from "Moda All-Stars Mix It Up! – 16 Quilts from Cake Mix & Cupcake Papers" (pictured, left: Harbor by Sherri McConnell uses Cupcake Papers). Or give paper piecing a whirl, and use instructions from Katja Marek in "The New Hexagon 2 – 52 More Blocks to English Paper Piece" (pictured, right: Block 9 Jamie by Katja Marek).

     

    Learn How to Finish Your Quilts with Free-Motion Designs

    ^^Fanfare quilting design by Maggi Honeyman from "180 More Doodle Quilting Designs – Free-Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders, and Corners".

     

    Bust Out Your Yarn

    ^^Step-by-step photos of Basic Stitches from "A to Z of Crochet – The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter" (paperback edition) and Lavendula by Jen Lucas from "Top-Down Shawls – 12 Lace-Knitting Patterns".

     

    You’ve got this! You CAN DO IT! Get started now by ordering. Click here to see all the books included in our warehouse sale. The Spring 2022 Warehouse Sale ends WEDNESDAY, 3/22/23. And remember, we’ll pay for shipping when you spend $60 or more (US only).


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  6. Our SPRING FLING 2022 Warehouse Sale has arrived! Hop in for spectacular savings!

    Spring weather might not have arrived everywhere yet, but our SPRING FLING Warehouse Book Sale is in full bloom! And we’re helping you get a jump-start on quilting with an assortment of books based on precuts: fat quarters, 5″ charm squares, 2½" strips, and more! Browse through 99+ titles (most are on sale for $9) to finds patterns that are perfect for precuts!

    Like a breath of fresh air, we’re ready to pack away our sweaters and pull out our pre-cuts (or is it pansies, or maybe shorts?). Either way, you can’t go wrong with a wheelbarrow full of quilt books abloom with patterns that are perfect for precuts. There are oodles of ideas for spring and summer (plus a few for fall and winter if you like to plan ahead!). Peruse all the books in our sale and pick your favorites.

    ^^From left: Cut Glass by Andy Knowlton from "Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts – 12 Projects for Your Favorite Fabrics" and Double Nine Patch by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads from "Sew Charming – Scrappy Quilts from 5" Squares".

     

    ^^From left: Abloom by Jessica Dayon from "Season to Taste – Quilts to Warm Your Home All Year Long" and Country Roads by Doug Leko from "Stashtastic – 12 Patterns for Fat-Quarter Quilts".

     

    ^^From left: Game On! by Sherri McConnell from "Moda All-Stars – Two, Four, Six, Eight – Fat Quarter Quilts You’ll Appreciate" and Out for a Spin by Joanna Figueroa from "Moda All-Stars – On a Roll Again! – 14 Creative Strips from Jelly Roll Strips".

    What are you waiting for…these savings won’t last long! Spring 2022 Warehouse Sale prices are valid through 3/23/22. FREE shipping when you spend $60 or more (US only). Click here to see all 99+ books included in the sale or visit ShopMartingale.com.


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  7. Spring 2022 Warehouse Sale starts today! On your mark, get set, stock up and save!

    It’s here! The twice-yearly warehouse sale starts today! Browse through 99+ titles (starting at only $9) to find your favorite books and stock your shelves with inspiration for your next creative projects.

    What inspires you to quilt? Is it all the amazing fabrics you have on hand? Us too! If your fabric stash exceeds your finished projects pile, why not put those fabrics into spectacularly scrappy quilts? Whether you prefer an anything-goes approach or like a planned-and-organized scrap quilt, we’ve got a pattern book for you. Scroll down to see today’s featured on-sale titles and view all the books in the sale that’ll help you make a dent in your fabric stash (or make room for more, we won’t tell).

    ^^From left: Skipping Stones by Susan Ache @yardgrl60 from "Sweater Weather – Eight Cozy Chill-in-the-Air Quilts" and Log Cabin by Jo Morton from "Tried & True – 13 Classic Quilts for Reproduction Fabrics".

     

    ^^From left: Mistress Mary by Sandy Klop of American Jane from "Sew Happy – 10 Cheerful Quilts You’ll Have Fun Making" and Out of the Box by Kim Diehl from "Simple Patchwork – Stunning Quilts that are a Snap to Stitch".

     

    ^^From left: Opening Day by Carrie Nelson from "Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites – 12 Captivating Scrappy Quilts" and Blue Diamonds by Susan Ache @yardgrl60 from "Quilt by Color – Scrappy Quilts with a Plan".

    On your mark, get set, stock up! The Spring 2022 Warehouse Sale starts TODAY for 4 days only. (Sale goes through 3/23/22.) FREE shipping when you spend $60 or more (US only). Click here to see all the on-sale books or visit ShopMartingale.com.


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  8. ⚡2/22/22⚡ Flash Sale: Save 22.22%

    We’re celebrating Tuesday, 2/22/22, with a special Twosday Sale at ShopMartingale.com! The sale is simple:

    1) Go to ShopMartingale.com.

    2) Add TWO or more in-stock books to your cart and save 22.22%.

    There are so many fantastic books available at ShopMartingale.com, where will you start?!

    Visit these quick links to see books from your favorite authors: Susan Ache, Lissa Alexander, Lisa Bongean, Kim Diehl, Sherri McConnell, Jo Morton, Gail Pan, Pat Sloan, and Stacy West to name just a few.

    And since good things come in pairs, check out books from these two dynamic design duos: Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs and Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts.

    If you’re interested in specific categories, click on these links to: fat quarter-friendly, historical, holiday and seasonal, and small quilts. You can also search and sort by technique, such as appliqué, hand embroidery, machine quilting, and strip piecing, as well as craft, crochet, and knitting books!

    Or visit our home page to see the new and recent releases as well as our best-selling quilting titles.

    One thing is for sure, our 2/22/22 Twosday Sale is too good to miss! If your total is $60 or more, we’ll pay for shipping (US only). The 22.22% discount will automatically be applied when you add two or more in-stock books to your cart. This one-day special is only available at ShopMartingale.com on 2/22/22 until 11 p.m. Central. Happy Twosday!

     


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  9. Are Jelly Rolls Your Jam? NEW book for Precut 2-1/2″ Strips

    If you’ve been collecting bundles of precut 2-1/2″ strips and are eager to use them in your next quilt, make sure to add "Jelly Roll Jam" to your quilting library. Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs are experts at creating quick-and-easy quilts using precuts, and they’re sharing nine of their favorite Jelly Roll patterns in their new book, "Jelly Roll Jam." The book is available at ShopMartingale.com, your favorite quilt shop, and anywhere you buy quilt books. Watch the video below for a quick view of the simple and fun projects that bring a ribbon of sweetness from every piece of fabric in a collection!

     

    Discover inspiring designs, perfect for throws, baby quilts, graduation gifts, and more in "Jelly Roll Jam." Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, you’re sure to enjoy this fresh batch of patterns for your favorite Jelly Rolls! Order your copy of "Jelly Roll Jam" today–copies are selling like fresh-from-the-oven jelly rolls at your favorite local bakery.

    And if you just can’t get enough inspiration for 2-1/2″ strips, be sure to visit this page of Jelly Roll-friendly books and individual patterns. If you find a bunch of books that suit your taste, remember that we’ll pay for shipping (US only) if your order is $60 or more. And most of our print books include an instant-download eBook, so you can start sewing as soon as you complete your purchase!

    Happy stitching!

     


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  10. Puzzle Pre-Order Special Ends Soon!

    Our Puzzle Pre-Order Pricing Ends Soon. Act now and save!

    • Save $2.00 on each puzzle.

    Plus, get 30% off each companion book when you pair it with a puzzle* on ShopMartingale.com .

    • Pre-order pricing will expire at 11 p.m. Central on Monday, February 7.

    • Scroll down to see each of the four puzzles and their companion books.

    *(The puzzle discount is applied to all of the puzzles. The book discount will appear when you add a puzzle + the companion book to your cart.) View a list of the puzzles on ShopMartingale.com .

    Picket Fence Pretties Puzzle

    Scrap School Book

     

    Red & White Variety Puzzle

    Red & White Quilts Book

     

    Airing the Quilts Puzzle

    Sunday Best Quilts Book

     

    Fresh Picked Puzzle

    Jelly Roll Jam Book

    Puzzle Specs:

    • 1000 interlocking pieces
    • Manufactured from premium quality, eco-friendly, recycled cardboard and nontoxic ink
    • A precise cut ensures thick, sturdy pieces fit together soundly with minimal puzzle dust in box
    • Mini poster of image for reference
    • Completed puzzle: 19.7″ × 29.5″

    We will donate a portion of the puzzle proceeds to Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

    Free shipping on any order when you spend $60 or more. Happy puzzling and stitching!


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