Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Win 10 FREE books of your choice during National Craft Book Week!

    TEN FREE BOOKS of your choice? Now that’s a great way to celebrate National Craft Book Week! We’re inspired by those of you who’ve been posting your latest craft-book crushes to social media—so many books, so little time! But National Craft Book Week is actually the perfect time to revisit books you own, search out […]


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

    “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 […]


  3. No Time to Sit at the Sewing Machine? Do This Instead

    When we quilters are at our most organized, we carve out time to be at our sewing machine every day. But let’s face it—sometimes life gets in the way and our machine-sewing plans fall through. Does that mean there’s zero time to devote to your creativity? Martingale authors say no way! We asked several authors […]


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

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

    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 […]


  6. 6 sewing-organization ideas for small spaces (+ an excuse to sew!)

    Today we’ve got a roundup of projects that are organizational in nature so you can keep your creative space tidy . . . all while having great reasons to sew! Keep all of your handwork essentials close by in a cute little clutch: Pressed Flowers Sewing Clutch from A Cottage Garden Inside there’s plenty of […]


  7. Welcome, Splendids! Next block + a splendid tip for pressing seams

    By Karen Soltys, Content Director at Martingale Wow, it’s been over a year since I made my Double Dutch block for The Splendid Sampler 2. So far back, I can’t find a single photo of the process on my phone. Since I don’t have photos of my original block to share with you, I’ve made […]


  8. Spectacular holiday quilts (to display year round 👍) + giveaway!

    The author of the best-selling Start with Strips returns with a dozen spectacular quilts for Christmas—and most can be enjoyed year-round! It’s fun to decorate with Christmas quilts during the holidays—but no one wants to pack them away for 11 months of the year. Susan Ache’s softer shades of red and green in Countdown to […]


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

    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! […]


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

    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 […]