Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Everyone has an OLFA story – what’s yours? Quilt-along, video, more!

    Let’s face it: our quilts wouldn’t roll along as fast—or be as much fun—without the rotary cutter! Throughout 2019, our pals at OLFA are celebrating 40 years of rotary cutting. The company invented the rotary cutter in 1979. If you were quilting back then, you know what a revolution the rotary cutter was to your […]


  2. It’s our Splendid Sampler Sew-Along day! Flying geese with Martingale’s Chief

    Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day to our Stitch This! readers AND to all the “Splendid” stitchers visiting us for the first time! We’re honored to be the publisher of Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson’s two best-selling books: The Splendid Sampler and The Splendid Sampler 2. Pat and Jane have united quilters from all over […]


  3. 7 fun ways to applique words on quilts (+ giveaway!)

    The word is out—adding text to quilts is IN! Share a sentiment, stitch an inspiring statement, or create cute and quirky messages in fabric with Text It! Use the letters, numbers, and symbols of SEVEN different fonts, provided on pullout pattern sheets, to create 10 quilt and pillow patterns as shown in the book. Or […]


  4. Flying Geese quilt-block tutorial with designer Pam Buda (video + giveaway!)

    Okay, let’s have some serious quilt talk today. Let’s talk fudging. Have you ever had to fudge your patchwork units? S-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing them or easing them to fit together? If you’re familiar with fudging, raise your hand. 🙋🙋🙋 Well, fudge no more! Vintage Patchwork author Pam Buda knows that just a few minor adjustments in your […]


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

    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 […]


  6. Steal this deal: year-round inspiration, 6 cents per day (supply limited)

    If we offered you quilty inspiration and eye candy for only SIX CENTS per day, would you take us up on it? Well, today is the day we’re offering you just that! We can finally bring you this AMAZING deal: get the Stitches to Savor 2019 Calendar by Sue Spargo for only $4.60—that’s 80% off […]


  7. New Country Threads quilt patterns! 14 stunning Civil War-inspired quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Capture the old-fashioned feel of quilts from the Civil War era—and make it fun with this gorgeous collection of all-new Country Threads quilt patterns! Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene’s signature make-do style comes to life in Beyond the Battlefield. Inside, you’ll find 14 stunning quilts, from small, simple tributes to larger quilts featuring hundreds of […]


  8. ❤️ 7 handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas for darlings, sweethearts, and honeys ❤️

    “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be . . . well, January.” –Jim Gaffigan, Comedian What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word February? Maybe you feel a flutter in your heart because you know spring is closer than it’s ever been; maybe it’s the birthday month of somebody special to you. […]


  9. Wish List Day! Rolling, celebrating, and bargello-ing 😄 (+ giveaway!)

    Introducing Martingale’s March 2019 new releases: get a sneak peek today! We’ve got an exciting lineup of new books coming to you in March—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 […]


  10. Apliquick method of applique: have you tried this turned-edge technique? (video)

    It seems like there are countless ways to appliqué—by hand or machine, with turned-under or raw edges, using freezer-paper, back-basting, fusible web, and more! But there’s one way to appliqué you may not have heard of—the Apliquick way. The Splendid Sampler 2 co-author Jane Davidson (with Pat Sloan) recently introduced us to the Apliquick method […]