Patchwork & Quilting

May 23rd: It’s Giveaway time!!! (CLOSED)

Hello Friends!

I’m so sorry I didn’t write and publish a post yesterday! It was such a hectic day getting assignments finished! (I also wasn’t feeling too well either. 😦 The winter chills and sniffles have set in!)

But I’m hoping I can be forgiven by announcing it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!! Whoo!!

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As a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have read, commented and followed along in my Everyday May series, I wanted to give something special back to show you how much I appreciate you all!!

So this is what I’m giving away… It’s nothing too big or over the top as I have to keep postage charges in mind! πŸ˜€

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The lucky winner will receive a copyΒ of one of my favourite patchwork and quilting books, The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman as well as two delightful little ‘Flat Fats’ (or fat quarters)Β featuring two fabrics from the Koala-ty Time range from Spotlight!

So to enter, all you need to do is comment below mentioning what your favourite patchwork, quilting, sewing or crafting book is and why!*

**EntriesΒ have now closed.**

Now I know we still have another week or so left for the month but I wanted to give everyone a real good chance to see this post and be able to enter!

Best of Luck!!

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

xx

*All International entries are welcome too!!

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68 thoughts on “May 23rd: It’s Giveaway time!!! (CLOSED)

  1. Amanda, thanks a lot for all your information, and enthusiasm U put in every post.
    The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide, is like the Bible, use it all the time, love it.
    Bless U and keep the good work, you are sooooo inspiring.

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  2. I have really enjoyed your blog! Have learned some new things and have shared with a couple quilt friends. I have tons of books and don’t have a favorite, but really like Spoonful of Sugar ‘ s new patchwork book. And adore Lori Holts books.

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  3. I’m so new to quilting that I have yet to delve into great quilt books so for now mine is the Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp because that is the guide I used to teach myself to sew. I made the hand-tied patchwork quilt from that book but the quilting bug didn’t truly bite until I found you on youtube Amanda. Your videos are inspiring and educational!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon! I love the book “Liberty Love” by Alexia Abegg- so many beautiful projects in there X

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  5. Oops I think it ate my first comment- so sorry if I now have two! My favorite book is the Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp because it is how I learned to sew a few years ago. Now that I’m into quilting I am on the lookout for new favorite quilt-specific books!!

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  6. Sadly i don’t have a favorite book title to share with you. All the quilting I’ve ever done and tips or things I’ve learned have been acquired online. I would rather spend money on fabric than books! Lol. Feel better soon !

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  7. I love the Block magazine that Missouri Star Quilt Co. puts out about 4 times a year. It’s filled with patterns that she’s done tutorials for on YouTube.

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  8. I don’t have many quilting books (yet) but I do like Patchwork & Quilting for Beginners. It might be considered a magazine rather than a book, but it explains basic concepts well and has some nice patterns.

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  9. I too have really relied on online resource for tips as well as sound advice from my grandmother who started me down the quilting path. Thank you for all of your wonderful May posts!

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  10. Thank you for all you do. I am sorry to hear you are a bit under the weather and that its your winter as this weekend is a holiday weekend here in Canada called Victoria Day Weekend. I have been gardening all weekend. I guess my favorite book right now is called Scrappy Firework Quilts by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. It’s there for when I want to challenge myself or make a show quilt. Your quilts are very beautiful, you have a good eye for colour which makes flower arrangements that much more over the top as well as your quilts.

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  11. Hi Amanda~ Like Marlene I don’t have a particular favorite book. I love browsing and reading all media forms that pertain to quilts. There is always a new perspective to be seen, lessons to be learned and inspiration to be gained no matter where I look. Hope you can wrap up in a warm quilt with a hot cup of tea and maybe a scone or two to chase away those winter sniffles. Wishing you well…thanks for sharing you insight and knowledge. πŸ™‚

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  12. I seem to go back often to the Thimbleberries quilt books because of the well written directions and the easy projects that look complicated.

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  13. My favorite quilting books have always been by Eleanor Burns. She has easy to follow directions, and her quilts always turn out. Success all around. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I am to be a first time grandmother this summer, so the fat quarter fabrics will be perfect!

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  14. It will be The Practical Guide To Patchwork, because I want to win it. After seeing you video haul from Spotlight, I tried to purchase this but my local store had sold out.

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  15. It is sad to say that I have not found a book favorite yet. I have yet to buy a book on quilting but do have many magazine. Where I live I don’t have a good support for quilting so I would have to buy my books off line. I have a very hard time doing that’s bc there is just something about being able to tuch and look at it first. I love to read and being able to hold a book in my hands first (to me) makes the world of a difference. Maybe getting this book will give me the opportunity to start a book stash instead of magazines.

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  16. I don’t know how I snuck my comment on a different page lol but…

    I don’t have a favorite quilting or craft book! Honestly I’ve never used one. I did get one for Christmas that I asked for (The Modern Rainbow) but I haven’t done anything out of the book yet. I guess if my hand was forced and I had to pick a favorite that’d be it. I do love all the quilts in the book πŸ˜‰

    Hope you feel better! Dang those winter sniffles!

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win! I don’t have a particular favourite crafting book, I love finding vintage one’s in charity shops. It’s always a good laugh!

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  18. The very first book I bought when learning to quilt was the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting. It continues to be the one I turn to when I need a refresher on whatever part of the quilt process I’m on. It’s a great resource for me.

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  19. I’ve just recently started acquiring quilting books and my favorite so far is “Splash of Color” by Jackie Kunkel. I just got the book a few weeks ago but I’ve been eyeing it for months. Can’t wait to choose a project and get started πŸ˜€

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling under the weather…I hope it passes quickly. And thanks for a chance at a wonderful giveaway – You’re Awesome!!

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  20. My favorite and go to book so far (even tho I love all quilt books) is my “Big Book of Quilting” by Michelle Morow Harer. I’ve had for several years, so it is wearing out. Love reading your posts!

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  21. I love Patchwork, Please! By ayumi…My goal is to make everything in the book! I love it because it is easy to follow and the projects are Amazing (all of them). My first project was called, happy mail…each envelope had its own pocket, and I gifted it to my MIL for her sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway! GL everyone!

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  22. My favorite book is called, Patchwork, Please! By Ayumi. My goal is to finish every project in the book! They are Amazing and easy to follow. My first project was the “happy mail” wall hanging with envelope pockets. It was one of my favorite things I’ve ever made! Thanks for the giveaway! GL everyone!

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  23. My favorite book is called, Patchwork, Please! By Ayumi. My goal is to finish every project in the book! They are Amazing and easy to follow. My first project was the “happy mail” wall hanging with envelope pockets. It was one of my favorite things I’ve ever made! Thanks for the giveaway! GL everyone!

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  24. My favorite book is my most recent Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Halt,can’t wait to start making the blocks,one of my first books ever is Your First Quilt Book by Carol Doak,I still use it .Hope your feeling better .

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  25. My favorite book is called, Patchwork, Please! By Ayumi. My goal is finished every project in the book! They are Amazing and easy to follow. My first project was the “happy mail” wall hanging with envelope pockets. It was one of my favorite things I’ve ever made! Thanks for the giveaway! GL everyone!

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  26. I don’t really have a quilting book I use. I mostly learn from videos or quilting magazines. I’m teaching myself to quilt, so the internet is my go to source right now! Thanks for the giveaway. I really like your blog and tutorials (and quilt alongs!)

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  27. Hope you feel better soon! No worries about yesterday, you are awesome! There are many quilting books on my wishlist right now that I drool over but I don’t feel like I can say they are my favorite if I don’t own them! So, my favorite would have to be “Scrap Quilts by Judy Martin. It is an oldie (copyrighted in 1985), but a goodie! I’m working on a Colorado Log Cabin quilt for my parents from a pattern in this book. Thank you for doing this giveaway, I love all the prizes! I’m super excited to see who wins!

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  28. I don’t have a favorite book, but I do love to ready the quilty magazines! So much inspiration is to be found in magazines! Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway! I’m still working on my Christmas tree quilt from your paper pieced tree pattern – so far I have 23 blocks made. πŸ™‚

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  29. Hi Amanda
    My favorit book is: Sy Patchwork and Sy mere Patchwork by Bente and Lene Speich (translated: Sew Patchwork and Sew more Patchwork)
    It’s a danish book as I’m Danish ;o) It’s a quilting book which covers a lot of basic topics
    But I use blogs and youtube a lot!
    Hope you’ll feel better soon.
    Best regards
    Line
    Denmark

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  30. Hi Amanda, I would have said the Farmers Wife book was my favourite but I got so frustrated I abandoned the quilt and donated the book to my guilds library. My blocks got converted to a crib quilt. Gotta love a koala fabric, pity they don’t stock it in NZ Spotlight stores. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. And it’s moving to summer here! I like it cooler…
    My favorite would still be Georgia Bonesteel’s Lap Quilting from the late 70’s, another oldie but goodie… My first book! Done with templates, so I use it for inspiration and go elsewhere for rotary cutting… on-line, magazines…Today I use loads of Eleanor Burns’ patterns and ideas, she’s so practical, and Bonnie Hunter Quiltville… Get well soon!

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    1. Congratulations Sharon! You’re the lucky random winner of my Everyday May Giveaway! Yay!
      When you next have a chance, could you please send me an email to 3and3quarters@gmail.com with your details so that I can send out your lovely goodies as soon as possible?!
      Thanks!! (And also, thanks for entering!!) πŸ™‚

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  32. Hello! We missed you yesterday but you don’t apologize. I am sorry to hear that you’re not in full health! I hope your cold soon steps! I currently have only one book by an Italian author who explains the first steps of patchwork. Translated into English the title is “The first manual of patchwork” of Anna Maria Turchi. Has pictures step by step and is well explained and very simple. I would buy other maybe more detailed inspections. During this time I was looking for some titles even americans following the advice in your “Monthly Favourites” and looking on Ebay because in my language I don’t find many specific manuals unfortunately. I love the Log cabin blocks and would like to purchase a specific book. I’ve put on the list. Sooner or later it will come his moment. It’s called 101 Log Cabin Blocks of DRG Publishing. Has great reviews! Then on the web site “Martingale” I found a full list of books also ebook so it is much easier to buy and see without too much expense and waste of time! Thank you to join your giveaway also followers on the other side of the world πŸ™‚ Feel better soon ! Kisses from Trieste!

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  33. My favorite is Making an Old-Fashioned Patchwork Sampler Quilt on the Sewing Machine publish in 1984. I like it because it shows how the relationships – shades, colors and textures can change the look of the same block.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  34. I don’t have a favorite quilt book since I don’t have any. I’ve gotten my inspiration online by people like you, Amanda. It’s funny, when I’m zipping along your voice pops in my head saying “carefully and patiently sew your 1/4 in seams …”.

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  35. A book I return to again and again is 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins. It is not fancy–it’s just what it sounds like: 501 blocks, with diagrams and cutting measurements for different sizes. I have used it repeatedly over the years and find it invaluable.

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  36. My favourite sewing book is Tilly and The Buttons Love at First Stitch. It contains all the patterns to make at least half a dozen garments, all the steps are clearly explained and photographed and I love wearing the completed garments x

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  37. I love paper piecing! That’s how I started quilting, I’ve moved on to piecing with the help of bloggers. I’ve learned more from the people that blog about quilting than from books. I sewed garments before I started quilting. Thank you and all bloggers for sharing your talent . Hooked on quilting!!!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  38. Pray you are feeling better now! Hugs! πŸ™‚
    Don’t have a certain favorite book really…tho I have a shelf full of quilty books! lol Right now I am loving “Sweet Tweets”! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! πŸ˜€

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  39. My favourite patchwork book is “For Keeps” by Amy Gibson. I love the beauty, intentionality and meaning behind each quilt, and it inspires me to quilt with love.

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  40. My favourite book is Handmade Style by Anna Graham ( Noodlehead) as she has such a wonderful variety of projects in it. I have only made one so far (the Carry all pincushion) but hope to do more soon…Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!

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  41. Amanda thanks so much for all you share! I understand sometimes things get hectic. My favorite book is Block a Day: 365 Quilting Squares. It helps me a lot as a beginner quilter to learn to put together patchwork blocks.πŸ˜€

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  42. I love books so I don’t think I have a favorite. QID are always favorites, Judy Martin books are wonderful and Lori Holts are so much fun. I don’t have the one you are showing so I will look for that one.

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  43. New blog follower here! Nice to meet you, Amanda!
    My favorite quilting book is Tula Pink’s City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I have made all 100 of them and several of them more than once! I thoroughly enjoyed making them (except one…I think it was #92). I’m looking forward to reading what others love!

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  44. I always return to two books when I need a how-to: Fons and Porter’s Quilters Complete Guide and the Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide. Your flower arranging is really coming along quite well.

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  45. Fast and Furious by Gundrun Erla. My mom gave me this book a while back and I just now got around to making placemats from her pattern. I love them and they were so easy! I also have some Quilty magazines that I found in a 2nd hand bookstore we have here in the states. I’ll read any quilting book!

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  46. Angela Walters – Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting is the book I use the most – I am a new quilter so its handy for me! I am new to your blog and enjoyed reading it! thank you!

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  47. I just love the Quilty magazine’s although they sre not sold here in Queensland any more. My favourite quilting book would have to be Growing up Modern by Allison Harris. I have made so many of thr projects in this book

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  48. Whilst I tend to go to blogs (stitched in color is my favorite for patterns and online classes) my favorite book is material obsession by Kathy doughty and Sarah fielke. My brother bought it for me for my birthday before I started quilting and I think it was the first gift he bought me after he moved out of home. Although not all the patterns appeal to me now the skills I learnt from it were invaluable

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  49. HELLO, I have relied on online resources for instruction mostly. Do have a couple of Kim Diehl’s books that I love. Thank you for all of your wonderful May posts!

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  50. Hi there! I just love Meet Me at Mike’s, Pip Lincolne’s books, they are quirky, fun and very sweet to just have sitting on your coffee table to look at, let alone filled with gorgeous crafting and sewing projects and they are from an Australian woman too which is great. Thanks, Emma B.

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  51. I love the books my Pip Lincolne, “Meet me at Mike’s”. She is a Melbourne, Australia based chickie with a funky, quirky style and not only are they great for sewing and crafting projects but they are gorgeous coffee table books too.

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  52. Lately I don’t realy buy much books anymore because of the great library that is the internet :). But a book that I realy like and use a lot is ‘Quilting makes the quilt’ because it realy shows you that not only the patchwork design is important but what quilting can do for your quilt.

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  53. I don’t have a lot of patchwork books, but one that I picked up at a thrift store that I just LOVE is Kaffe Fasset’s “Glorious Patchwork.” I’ve seen a lot of reviews for “Intentional Piecing” by Amy Friend, and that is on my ‘to purchase’ list. I’m a huge fan of your YouTube channel, Amanda!

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  54. My fav sewing book is one called
    Sewing by Judy Ann Sadler.
    Its actually a kids Sewing book by scholastic.
    It may be a kiddies book but I love how basic and simple they make it so kids can enjoy hand sewing ☺

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  55. Hi Amanda, I live in a limited space, so I really don’t have space for books. I have to make the choice between fabric or books and fabric ALWAYS wins out. Having said that, I would love to win your book and fabric squares. Who doesn’t like to win? Thanks for your blog. I enjoy it and YOU very much.

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  56. Hi Amanda, I don’t have a favorite book, I have been watching tutorials. I really enjoy watching you, you give great instruction. Elenor Burns and you would make a great team. Keep up the great work.

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  57. Hi Amanda, sure hope you get well soon. My quilting friend and I are co quilting Tula Pink’s City Sampler. We each take half a row of ten in the same color scheme and are trying to mostly make it from recycled fabric and clothing. My friend say’s that Tula schooled us hard on that scant quarter inch! πŸ˜‚ I love this book and many online tutorials like yours. Missouri Star Quilt Company, The Craftygemini, The Quilting Gourmet and Ms Taffy Pulls at Recycled QuiltsπŸ˜‰ take care

    http://www.tulapink.com/city-sampler/

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