Posts tagged: "embroidery"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 📹 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, […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 📹 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 […]


  6. 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. […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. Wish List Day! Country Threads, Yoko Saito, sweet stitches, and . . . texting? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 2, 2019

    Welcome back to Wish List Day! Today we’ve got a sneak peek at Martingale books coming in February—get ready to be inspired! 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 at the […]


  9. 🎅 Short on sewing time? Try these 7 quick Christmas gifts to embroider

    Posted by on December 10, 2018

    Family, friends, coworkers, sewing besties, party hosts, the mail carrier, teachers, neighbors, and more—don’t you wish there was time to make something special for everyone on your holiday gift list? Well, we’ve got a little secret: little embroidery projects fit the bill! They’re simple, quick, portable, and fun—both to make and to give. So take […]


  10. Amazing lacelike embroidery – with just a backstitch! (how-to video)

    Posted by on October 29, 2018

    Inside the artful world of Japanese master artist Reiko Mori, embroidery embodies charm, grace, and true elegance. There’s one motif in particular that we’ve been swooning over from her book Elegant Embroidery—Ms. Mori’s Little Black Dress (LBD for short): From the Black collection of embroidery designs in Elegant Embroidery That DRESS!!! How does she embroider […]