Posts tagged: "quick and easy quilts"

  1. Welcome to laid-back quilting – with Layered Patchwork (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 17, 2019

    Make quick quilts and love them lots: that’s living the prairie life! With Lynne Hagmeier’s new book, Prairie Life, you can eliminate some common pitfalls of conventional piecing, including tricky points, mismatched seams, and bulky seam allowances. How? Easy—with Lynne’s Layered Patchwork technique! Cutting shapes and topstitching them to a base fabric will help you […]


  2. Amazing Layered Patchwork technique: must see, sew easy! (+ video)

    Posted by on May 8, 2019

    Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro when it comes to making quilts, we can all agree on one thing: we’d all love to have more time to make all the things! Sometimes challenging techniques or even the sheer size of a quilt can make the finish line seem as far away as the […]


  3. Wish List Day! Kansas, turnabouts, and a Civil War love story (+giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 1, 2019

    Welcome back to Wish List Day—we’re excited to introduce you to Martingale’s May 2019 new releases with today’s special sneak peek! Keep track of your favorite new books 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 […]


  4. Easy quilt-as-you-go method for smallish quilts – 3 simple steps

    Posted by on February 8, 2019

    Have you tried the easy quilt-as-you-go method? It’s packed with some serious quilting magic! You start by basting your backing and batting together; then you stitch the pieces for the patchwork on top of the batting and backing. Which means you’re machine quilting your project at the same time you’re piecing it. Mind blown! If […]


  5. Easiest-ever Layer Cake quilts for beginners: 4 pretty picks (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 28, 2019

    Got a Layer Cake—a tasty stack of coordinating 10″ precut squares—but not sure how to use it? If you’re a beginner, you could simply sew your favorite squares together and wind up with a simple but pretty quilt. But why do that when you’ve got Me and My Sister Designs to make things more fun? […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. New BIG book alert! Lap up this new collection of lovely quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 23, 2019

    The latest book in our “Big Book” series may just be the biggest lap-quilt collection ever to land in your lap! In The Big Book of Lap Quilts you’ll find a whopping 51 patterns for the always-popular lap quilt—designs for everyday, seasons, holidays, and special days abound. And at just 55 cents per pattern, you’ll […]


  8. Quick and easy patchwork quilts – with a “turnabout” twist (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 19, 2018

    Sew . . . what is Turnabout Patchwork? Sounds kind of intriguing, right? Here’s the gist: you start with a simple block—a Snowball, a Nine Patch, a Shoofly, you get the idea—easy. Then you slice, turn, and sew slices back together. That’s when you see the magic happen! ^^^ This block started as a huge […]


  9. 12 quick Christmas presents to sew in an hour or two? See our ideas!

    Posted by on December 17, 2018

    Only seven more sleeps until Christmas day—how’s your gift sewing going? If you’re looking for quick Christmas presents to sew, wrap, and put under the tree before the big day arrives, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up 12 little gifts that we’re guessing you can make in an hour or two, tops—and […]


  10. The Buttermilk Basin book is here! Warmth and whimsy ahead (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on October 17, 2018

    A smidge of vintage, a splash of folk art, a pop of color, and a pinch of patchwork—that’s your recipe for creating the coveted Buttermilk Basin style! Join bits of wool, cotton, and thread to bring 17 charming projects to life in The Best of Buttermilk Basin—they couldn’t be easier to create. With simple wool-appliqué, […]