Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. NO knots on the back of your embroidery. NONE. Watch how it’s done (video 🎬)

    Posted by on August 12, 2019

    How can you embroider without any knots to hold your stitches in place? It’s totally doable . . . and it’s as easy as can be! Knots on the back of your work can make the front of your work look lumpy and bumpy. Thread tails can show through to the front of your work […]


  2. Stitchery, stitcheroo – new Lynette Anderson designs will charm you (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 10, 2019

    A wonderfully whimsical world awaits your creativity, courtesy of world-renowned Australian designer Lynette Anderson! Lynette’s created a magical place in her first book with Martingale, Lynette’s Best-Loved Stitcheries. It’s a place where the flowers are always blooming, the bees are always buzzing, and the charms of a country cottage are just a few stitches away. […]


  3. 3 creative ways to display small quilts (video 🎬)

    Posted by on June 28, 2019

    The switchable, swappable stitcheries in Gail Pan’s latest book, Changing Seasons, come with a clever twist. First, you make a background quilt. Then you make smaller quilts to display on the background quilt, like so: These interchangeable embroidery panels make it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year, […]


  4. 17 fun new stitcheries to sew, switch, and swap – with Gail Pan! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 17, 2019

    Sew switchable, swappable stitcheries with the bestselling author of the “Patchwork Loves Embroidery” series! Gail Pan’s sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful twist in her new book Changing Seasons. Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time […]


  5. Sentimental sewing: 10 sweet hand-stitched gifts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 3, 2019

    Turn pretty embroidery, simple patchwork, and sweet appliqué details into extraordinary gifts that will inspire smiles! Sew your love into the gifts you give—you’ll find ten ways to do just that in Stitched from the Heart. From throws and wall quilts to a pincushion and mug rug, these ready-to-personalize projects are sure to create long-lasting […]


  6. 📹 New video: bullion knot stitch step by step with Serena Boffa Soda

    Posted by on March 29, 2019

    In January we shared this post showing how Small Wonders author Serena Boffa Soda uses embroidery to create adorable details in her tiny textile landscapes: Those falling leaves, those soaring birds . . . those itty-bitty pumpkins! We were lucky to meet Serena when she came to the United States, all the way from Italy, […]


  7. Wish List Day! Christmas 🎄 seasons 🍃 and stitching from the heart ❤️ (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 1, 2019

    Introducing Martingale’s April 2019 new releases: get a sneak peek today! We’ve got an exciting lineup of new books coming to you in April—keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book of […]


  8. 📹 Take your totes to the next level: sewing box-bag corners with Gail Pan (video)

    Posted by on February 25, 2019

    Whether you’re a beginning bag maker or you’ve made a billion bags over the years, we think you’re going to love today’s video tip! Four-time Martingale author Gail Pan is known for her charming embroidery designs that feature all of her favorite things: home, family, the changing seasons, and nature. She always has helpful sewing […]


  9. A look (and a listen!): interview with Stitched Sew Sweet author Tracy Souza 🎧

    Posted by on February 20, 2019

    Simple sewing is always in season—especially when it’s Stitched So Sweet! In this new book from designer Tracy Souza of Plum Cute Designs, you can showcase seasonal delights in quick-to-sew projects featuring sprinkles of embroidery, patchwork, and appliqué. Playful motifs capture everyday pleasures, from springtime flowers and buzzing bees to plump pumpkins and frosty snowmen. […]


  10. Colonial knot embroidery tutorial with Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda 🇮🇹

    Posted by on January 14, 2019

    Inside Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda’s world, petite pleasures abound. Her teeny-tiny landscape quilts are astonishing. We could spend hours oohing and ahing at all the pint-sized details! Flowers as tiny as a pinhead! Some of the most adorable details? Her wee little sheep, trees, and bushes: We had a wonderful time meeting Serena when […]