Online Videos & Articles Featuring Marti Michell

Video IconMarti has been very busy making videos about using our tools that you can watch here on our Web site. Each movie occupies its own Web page. Wherever you see this Video icon on any of our Web pages, it means you can click on the icon to go to a video about that particular product or technique.

Most videos are 10 minutes or less; some are as short as 3 minutes. Watch from start to finish and refer to the descriptions and time markers if you want to go back and review something specific. Videos are linked step to step so you can watch a series in order without coming back to this page. Thanks for watching! Scroll down for online radio talks and interview articles, too.

NEW! Template Tips for Farmer's Wife blocks

And not just for Farmer's Wife blocks! These are great template tips for a lot of projects.

Intro to Templates

Marti's Introduction to Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A and B

This is another great hands-on demonstration recorded by FabTalk in Marti's studio.

Intro to Templates and Rulers in Spanish and English-- and Dutch!

And you don't have to know the language to understand what's going on! Agnes Minjhout of Minewood Studio made a great video about using the Flying Geese Ruler. You can watch it here.

Marti was invited by Silvia Barba Alhadro to teach classes at The Quilt Studio in Mexico, and Silvia made several short videos in Spanish and English that you can watch here.

Using our Quilting Templates

Cutting the small House block with Jennifer at Shabby Fabrics

Nathalie DeLarge is a From Marti Michell template devotee, and she has made several videos demonstrating blocks made with our tools. Nathalie's videos are easy to follow; understanding French is a bonus! Among her videos are demos on:

Using our multi-size Tumbler....

Cutting the small House block

Diagonal Set Triangles

A nice series on Seven Sisters...

The Best Way to Measure and Cut Strips...

Cutting Apple Cores
and sewing them together...

Using Just Circles for quilting designs...

Fat Quarter Shop shows how to cut the Storm at Sea diamond-and-triangle units starting at minute 5:02 in this video

Nathalie shows how to make Tessellating Windmills.

Understanding Grainline, the Short Version

Lengthwise Grain vs. Crosswise Grain Grainline Geeks Unite!

Making Four Patches

A series of quick videos to make making four patches a breeze.

Mitered Corners

4 short videos on mitering borders.

Cutting Pineapple Blocks

Here's how to use the Pineapple Rulers..

Tessellating Windmills & Leap Frog Method

There is also a second video on this page, from the 2012 American Quilter's Society's All-Star Review, in which Marti talks about machine quilting in sections and the Tessellating Windmill tool.

Cutting and Making the Kaleidoscope Block

Introduction to the Kaleidoscope Quilt Block

Cutting Kaleido-Angles for Kaleidoscope Quilt Blocks

Cutting Half-Kaleido-Angles

Cutting Corners for the Kaleidoscope Block

Log Cabin Rulers, Rachel's Basket Quilt

Cutting to Exact Length means accuracy with cutting from strips and chain piecing.

Snuggler Cutting Layout, page 22, step 3, demo - cut 96 pieces in 2 minutes

Rachel's Baskets Log Cabin Quilt

Cutting Log Cabin Strips

Sewing Log Cabin Blocks

Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers, Rachel's Basket Quilt

Introduction to Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers

Using the Flip and Cut Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers

Diagonal Set Quilts with Float

Machine Quilting in Sections

Intro to Machine Quilting in Sections

Blind Hem for Machine Quilting in Sections

Checking Your Quarter Inch Seam Allowance

Checking Your Quarter Inch Seam Allowance

No Binding, No Bulk Edge Finish Technique

We love it! We use this method on almost all of our small projects.

Marti Loves Aurifil Thread

And here's why!

Listen to Marti Online

Pat Sloan interviewed Marti on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio May 21, 2012. You can find and download the mp3 podcast here. Scroll down to Thursday, May 17, 2012, just below the halfway point on the page, or do a search on that page for Marti Michell.

Read about Marti Online

Kelly Smith wrote a nice article about Marti for

Here's an interview in the Deseret News with lots of info about the early days of the quilting revival that began in the 1970s, back when Marti and Richard's first company, Yours Truly Inc. was the first to promote the rotary cutter for quilting (we're grateful to Quilter's Newsletter for that mention in From the Cover: 15 Memorable Projects for Quilt Lovers.) and developed the It's Okay seminars featuring Mary Ellen Hopkins. Good times!

Marti tells Brenda Horton about her Women's Day Log Cabin quilt in a "Save Our Stories" interview for The Alliance for American Quilts.

Quiltmaker magazine included Marti's description of a "perfect" day in a short online interview here.

Watch Internet-TV sites with shows that feature Marti

The following includes shows that have been bought and sold since Marti's appearances on them. You may be able to find new links to old shows in an online search.

QNN TV talking about Machine Quilting in Sections, and snippets with Marti. Paid subscribers can see Mark Lipinski crash the FMM offices on the May 2010 episode of Quilt Out Loud and take a tour around the building with him. QNN has recorded Marti doing Kaleidoscope Made Easy, and Using Templates to Make Double Wedding Ring.

QNN also shows America Quilts Creatively. You can watch Marti demo Log Cabin Quilts & Easy Stippling, Machine Quilting in Sections, Borders and Double Wedding Ring.Machine Quilting in Sections, Cutting Flying Geese, Rotary Cutting and Backing Tips and Dresden Plate. Click here for the free Sunbonnet Sue pattern that Marti mentioned in one of her appearances on Quilter's News Network.

Marti talks about I Spy and hexagons here on CreateTV.

Alex Anderson, Marti Michell, Ricky TimsDepending on your public television network's scheduling, you might be able to catch America Quilts Creatively on Create™ TV's The Quilt Show. Look for Marti on Episodes 504, 508 and 509. Here she's in an online segment with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, taped on March 14, 2009.








RosetteMarti's been on the Home & Garden Network's now defunct Simply Quilts show, too. Episode #550 is on the Dahlia quilt, made with our Dahlia template set. In Episode #319, Marti demonstrated the Rosette block made with Perfect Patchwork Template Set A.

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