Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. Bring on the Books 📚 It’s National Craft Book Week! (+ FREE printable!)

    Posted by on April 22, 2019

    “Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” Hey, book lovers, this is YOUR week—It’s National Craft Book Week! There’s no better time to celebrate the printed page . . . especially when those pages are packed with patchwork! If you’ve got shelves full of quilting or other craft books (ahem, like we do), let them lead […]


  2. Spruce up your spring with quilts: 10 ideas for National Decorating Month!

    Posted by on April 15, 2019

    Did you know that April is National Decorating Month? What better time is there to revisit the quilts you’ve lovingly made and put them on display—or make new ones! We’ve rounded up some fun and unique ideas for decorating with quilts below; we hope they’ll inspire you to show off your quilts. Why? Because if […]


  3. 40 years of rotary-cutting fun + OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter giveaway! ❤️

    Posted by on January 21, 2019

    Have you heard the news? This year is the 40th anniversary of the how-would-we-EVER-quilt-without-it tool: THE ROTARY CUTTER! Hello, dear friends! The traditional symbol of a 40th anniversary is a ruby. So for OLFA—the company that invented this essential quiltmaking tool—2019 is the year that RUBY is all the rage! So what did OLFA do […]


  4. Quilt in a jar: a “little” gift idea from Kim Diehl 🎁

    Posted by on October 22, 2018

    Kim Diehl’s done it again. We LOVE her fun idea for quilter-to-quilter gifts below! With the holidays on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning for presents. All you need for this gift is a pretty little collection of fabrics, a mason jar, and a copy of Kim’s book Simple Whatnots. We’ll let […]


  5. 🦇 10 boos, frights, and sewing delights: our annual Halloween roundup! 🎃

    Posted by on October 5, 2018

    Stitch This! friends, we do invite You to enjoy the coming Halloween night. Until that spooky day’s in sight Let’s sew a little fun and fright! Embroider three Jacks to brighten the night: Three Jacks from Stitches from the Harvest Or try Halloween colors (less of a fright): Old-Time Halloween Quilt and Hooked Pillow Topper […]


  6. Today is World Embroidery Day 🌎 10 ways to celebrate ahead!

    Posted by on July 30, 2018

    World Embroidery Day is today! Shall we celebrate with a little slow sewing? Our needles and threads are ready! Butterfly Stitches Needlecase from Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on […]


  7. Creative quilters 💕 That time our editor repurposed a quilt on Instagram . . .

    Posted by on April 9, 2018

    A fun thing happened a few weeks ago on our Instagram page—so fun, we wanted you to see it too! We shared a little project that our acquisitions and development editor Amelia Johanson made to cover and cushion her sewing-room chair. It’s the Sister’s Choice Table Topper by Beth Bradley from the new book Lunch-Hour […]


  8. Our beginner is machine quilting! See her sublime first stitches

    Posted by on March 21, 2018

    Third time’s the charm! Martingale graphic designer Tara is back with a third installment of her “newbie” series, giving us a peek into the mind of a beginning quilter. Help us cheer her on! This time Tara tackles a topic that even longtime quilters can feel anxious about: machine quilting. Leave your good wishes and […]


  9. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on scrappy (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Posted by on March 16, 2018

    Scrapaholics, don’t miss this chance to steal a deal on the scrap-friendly books below—just $6 each!—filled with patterns that’ll give you the inspiration and the how-to you need to make something beautiful out of all those scraps you’ve lovingly saved! Simple Charm Pure scrap-fabric magic Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen 10 scrappy bed-sized quilts […]


  10. A beginning quilter at Martingale: did she catch the quilting bug?

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    It’s a happy day here at Martingale—we have a budding quilter on our staff! Our marketing graphic designer, Tara, is testing the quiltmaking waters, and she’ll be sharing her experience in a series of blog posts at Stitch This! Today you’ll get to know Tara and see her first sewing efforts. Let’s all cheer her […]