Posts in the quilting & sewing category

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

    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? […]


  2. Choosing colors for a quilt: 5 scrappy, happy ideas 💡

    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 […]


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

    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 […]


  4. 40 years of rotary-cutting fun + OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter giveaway! ❤️

    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 […]


  5. ⭐ Appliquéd stars a snap? ⭐ Yes – when you use wool and fusible web! (+ video)

    We’ve shared several wool-appliqué techniques with you over the years. Why? Because every Martingale author who uses wool appliqué has her own little spin. Maggie Bonanomi, Roseann Kermes, Bonnie Sullivan, and Debbie Busby have all shared their quick-and-easy techniques, and we’ve tried and loved them all! But how do the French do it? Well, we […]


  6. Meet Red Crinoline Quilts AND their new book – 2 videos ahead! 📹

    Reproduction-fabric collectors and antique-quilt lovers, the much-anticipated follow-up to Tributes and Treasures is here! Enjoy an all-new, jaw-dropping collection of patterns from the talented design team behind Red Crinoline Quilts. In Step Back in Time, you’ll learn streamlined techniques for creating 13 of their vintage-inspired designs. Each quilt is paired with a fascinating true story […]


  7. Colonial knot embroidery tutorial with Italian quiltmaker Serena Boffa Soda 🇮🇹

    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. New quilt-along alert! Make a stunning Millie Stars quilt with Katja Marek ⭐⭐⭐

    Nearly 20,000 quilters on Facebook are following Katja Marek’s quilt-alongs based on The New Hexagon and The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar. Now Katja introduces an all-new quilt-along based on the same book and calendar—and you can sew with traditional English paper-piecing methods OR by machine! The New Hexagon and The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar We’re […]


  9. Best quilting buds, back again: new from Kim and Jo (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Gather your favorite fabrics—and your favorite quilting friends—because Kim Diehl and Jo Morton are back with Simple Friendships II! Kim and Jo have a fun idea for you: start with patchwork, add a few friends, and stitch it all together with gorgeous new patterns from their latest book. Their all-new, showstopping quilts reflect each designer’s […]


  10. 📚 Join our book club, get $40 to spend now (yes, right now!) 📚

    If you follow our Stitch This! blog, we know something about you: you love books that inspire your creativity. And because you do, the Martingale Insider Book Club may be just right for you. As a book-club member, you’ll have the opportunity to get all our brand-new books, all our best sellers, all at 35% […]