Posts tagged: "circles and curves"

  1. Elegant vine appliqué: Yoko Saito’s (astonishing!) technique + video

    Posted by on February 19, 2018

    We are honored to be able to bring you Yoko Saito books in English, published by Stitch Publications and distributed by Martingale. Today, you’ll see why we feel that way! Ms. Saito is a celebrated Japanese quilter, and we were thrilled at the chance to meet her in person at Quilt Market in October. It’s […]

  2. Dream of making Dresden quilts? Dream come true ahead (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 27, 2017

    Our friends Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs have an exciting new book, and Martingale is proud to be the distributor. Get ready to make your Dresden dreams come true with The Double Wide Dresden Book! So, what is a Double Wide Dresden? It’s a fast, fun, NEW way to […]

  3. How to quilt as you go: learn how now (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 16, 2015

    You know the feeling: you’re thrilled to have completed your latest quilt top. Pat yourself on the back! You feel accomplished. Proud. Done. But you’re not. There’s still all that quilting to do… We’ve all felt that tinge of disappointment: excited about the piecing, not so much about the quilting. So how would it feel […]

  4. Quilting 101: neat way to prepare circles for applique

    Posted by on March 30, 2015

    If the thought of appliquéing circles and curves makes you break into a sweat/run from the room/reach for the chocolate, pat yourself on the back for reading beyond this post’s headline. And then keep reading, because today we’re sharing a simple method for making accurate circles and smooth curves. You know all those circle quilts […]

  5. Blog hop: Applique phobia? Try Fast-Piece Applique (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2015

    Calling all quilt artists: welcome to our stop on the Fast-Piece Appliqué blog tour! Four-time author Rose Hughes is on a mission: to give you the techniques you need to make the art quilts of your dreams. “Aspen Dawning” Keep Rose’s techniques in your quilting toolkit to use over and over again. They’re easy to […]

  6. Straight talk about curves: 3 quick sewing tips (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 11, 2014

    Do quilt patterns with curves make you run for the hills? Hey, wait…where are you going? Before you disappear around the bend, think about it: Orange Peel, Drunkard’s Path (variation, right), Grandmother’s Fan, and Dresden Plate are just a few well-known blocks that use curves, but there are many more. Sewing curved shapes may take […]

  7. Circles and curves? Now they’re no sweat (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 21, 2013

    Circle quilts can be so inspiring to look at—and so insufferable to stitch! Leave it to quilting powerhouse Nancy Mahoney to come up with an easy approach to this intimidating task. In her new book Simple Circles and Quick Curves, Nancy’s approach looks like patchwork, but it’s all a beautiful illusion from a seasoned quilter […]

  8. Sewing curves in quilting: easy techniques

    Posted by on May 20, 2013

    There are a few places in the quiltmaking world that even some of the most experienced fear to tread: one of them is that small town where they mysteriously make quilt patterns with circles. Or curves. Or circles and curves. Oh, you’ve never taken the trip? Well, small towns are known for their creativity, their […]