Posts in the quilting & sewing category

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

    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 […]


  2. 📹 New video: bullion knot stitch step by step with Serena Boffa Soda

    In January we shared this post showing how Small Wonders author Serena Boffa Soda uses embroidery to create adorable details in her tiny textile landscapes: Those falling leaves, those soaring birds . . . those itty-bitty pumpkins! We were lucky to meet Serena when she came to the United States, all the way from Italy, […]


  3. Make mesmerizing bargello quilts 😍 with strip-piecing ease (+ giveaway!)

    Bargello quilts are a perennial favorite of quilters worldwide—and Strip-Pieced Bargello will help you get the hang of making gorgeous quilts in this strippy style! So, how do you create a bargello quilt? Simply sew strips of fabric together, slice them, and arrange the strip-pieced units into mesmerizing swaths of movement and color. Even newcomers […]


  4. Mini-sampler quilt-along starts today – come sew with us!

    It’s kickoff day for our Mini-Sampler Quilt-Along from Sheryl Johnson’s book Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts! 👏👏👏 We’re thrilled that so many of you said that you’ll be joining us in this post and on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s get started! Each week through the end of April, we’ll be sharing pics of people’s progress […]


  5. Tips for pressing quilt blocks: to one side, open, or both? (video tutorial 📹 )

    In recent years there’s been an ongoing conversation in quilting circles about pressing. Which method is better—pressing seams to one side or pressing seams open—and why? It’s a pressing question! 😂 Oh, Scrap! author Lissa Alexander knows a thing or two about pressing. After all, she made all of these amazing quilts: Her pressing preference? […]


  6. Ready to roll? See 14 joyful Jelly Roll quilts from the Moda All-Stars (+ giveaway!)

    With seven best-selling books to date, the Moda All-Stars are on a roll! The famed designers are back with sparkling projects for irresistible Jelly Rolls, those coordinating 2½" strips of fabric that slash cutting time and speed up sewing time. Let the good times roll with 14 quilt patterns created by favorite Moda designers, including […]


  7. ⏰ Semiannual warehouse sale spotlight: books by theme (FINAL DAY!)

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error. What’s your favorite way to create? With wool or embroidery? Do you love making Christmas quilts or baby quilts? Check out the fun themes below and […]


  8. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on block books (did you miss these $6 gems?)

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error. You can never have too many quilt-block patterns to play with! Stock up on the block books below during our Semiannual Warehouse sale—only $6 each through […]


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

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error. Today we’ve curated a list of $6 books packed with fabulously fun things to sew—bags, pillows, runners, needle books, pouches, purses, and the like! If you’ve […]


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

    Try some out-of-the-box fun with our beautiful, handy how-to books! Each one below is on sale for just SIX BUCKS—they’ll teach you new tricks you can whip out whenever you want. Isn’t it nice to have creative options? VISIT THIS LINK to see all 90+ books on sale for just $6.00 each! MACHINE QUILTING Pat […]