Posts tagged: "color"

  1. Author Guest Post: Susan Ache on "Sampler Spree," Sorting Scraps, and a Quilt-Along!

    Posted by on May 6, 2021

    Today, we’re excited to let author Susan Ache take over the blog and share the scoop on "Sampler Spree," sorting scraps, and an upcoming quilt-along! Heeeeere’s Susan: I am a creature of habit, and it isn’t something new nor is it something I change from year to year.  Back in the days when I worked […]


  2. The Spring (2021 Warehouse Sale) has sprung! Hop on in for spectacular savings!

    Posted by on March 2, 2021

    Spring might not have sprung everywhere, but the Spring Warehouse Book Sale is in full swing! Browse through 95+ titles (most are on sale for $8) to finds patterns to freshen up your home décor for all seasons! Whether you’re in the mood to spruce things up for spring or you’re the type to start […]


  3. How to wash a red-and-white quilt: our staffers’ “catchy” secret

    Posted by on April 5, 2019

    If you’ve ever washed a quilt that featured red fabrics, you might remember holding your breath when you took it out of the wash for the first time. Did the color bleed? Did I prewash my red fabrics enough? Will my quilt be ruined? Sometimes red fabrics have us, well . . . seeing red! […]


  4. Choosing colors for a quilt: 5 scrappy, happy ideas 💡

    Posted by on January 25, 2019

    When it comes to choosing colors for a quilt—particularly a scrappy quilt—the task can feel a bit like flying by the seat of your patchwork pants! But believe it or not, choosing colors for a quilt that’s scrappy can be the best part of making one. How does three-time Martingale author Kate Henderson choose her […]


  5. Your quilted legacy: create it in stunning red and white (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 14, 2018

    When 14 beloved designers get creative with a classic color combination, magic happens. We’re delighted to share a little of that magic from the highly anticipated book Red & White Quilts with you today! Generations of quilters have been captivated by the simple beauty of red-and-white quilts—and today’s quilters are no different! Whether it’s humble […]


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

    Posted by on July 16, 2018

    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. 📹 Video: improv piecing (use EVERY scrap you own!)

    Posted by on June 25, 2018

    Scrap collectors, gatherers, accumulators, and hoarders—today’s video is going to inspire you to dive into those bins, boxes, and drawers (closets?) full of scraps and DO something wonderful with them, once and for all. This is THE reason you’ve been saving them! The technique? It’s called improv piecing. Now, you might’ve heard that term before, […]


  8. The “value” of your smart phone: are you using this quilting trick? 📱

    Posted by on April 4, 2018

    We’ve got a quick quilting trick for you today! If you’ve ever struggled with deciphering the values of different fabrics, this is a tip that’ll provide lots of “value” when you’re choosing fabrics for a quilt, arranging blocks, or just trying to figure out the value of a particular fabric—not value moneywise, but value colorwise! […]


  9. Oh, Scrap! 😜 Don’t miss this scrapalicious blog hop (+ a OOAK giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 26, 2018

    We’re thrilled to be a stop on Lissa Alexander’s blog hop for her new book today! Oh, scrap—after all the buzz, all the anticipation, and all the teases and sneak peeks, Oh, Scrap! is finally here! Lissa Alexander is a wife and mother of five, a quilter since 1980, the curator of the “Moda All-Stars” […]


  10. Can you imagine quilts in different colors? 5 examples to explore (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 16, 2018

    Have you ever fallen head over heels for a quilt pattern but found it hard to envision the design in your favorite colors? It can be a challenge, but imagining quilts in different color palettes is worth learning how to do—the patchwork possibilities are endless. Three-time Martingale author Christa Watson understands those color predicaments, and […]