Picture it: 1976. While the world is macraméing owls, doing the Hustle, and maneuvering bell bottoms, an entrepreneurial crafter and her husband launch a publishing business in their garage. One author. One book. One mission. To share the joys of a creative life.
That entrepreneurial crafter? Nancy J. Martin. In addition to authoring over 40 books that have sold more than a million copies, she’s inspired hundreds of thousands of people to create with confidence. How’d she do it? She founded That Patchwork Place. (And she got a staff.)
Today, That Patchwork Place is an imprint of Martingale. Through 35 years of dedication to quilting, sewing, knitting, and crochet, Martingale has published over 1,100 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, authored by more than 450 gifted designers. A tight-knit group of dedicated people operate Martingale—in fact, 80% of them quilt, sew, knit, or crochet in their spare time!
Recently Martingale launched a new website, ShopMartingale.com. Whenever you buy a book at ShopMartingale, you’ll also receive that book as a downloadable eBook absolutely free.* Start creating the project that caught your eye minutes after you order, while the printed book ships to your door. It’s an exclusive offer you’ll find only at our site! Subscribe to Martingale’s Stitch This! blog for all the latest news, freebies, and special offers.
They say you should do what you love. That’s exactly what we’re doing at Martingale. We love inspiring others to create something beautiful. But more than that, our goal is to inspire a beautiful life—it’s an immensely fulfilling side effect of creating with confidence.
*When eBooks are available.

Projects by Martingale

Pillow Punch Set

Designed by: Sandy Scoville for Martingale

Send these pillows off to college with your kids, or just toss them on your couch for a fresh new look.

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