Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Giveaway Day!



Today is Giveaway Day over at Sew, Mama, Sew! I am giving away a copy of Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi, along with a small charm pack of 5” squares to get you started on the projects in the book. I have been pouring over this book in anticipation of the Zakka 2.0 Sewalong, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Here are the giveaway details:

  • To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling about your favorite sewing or quilting book of all time.

  • The winner will be chosen at random from the comments posted between 6am PST on Monday, May 6, 2013 and 5pm PST on Friday, May 10, 2013.

  • If you are a no-reply blogger (or don’t have a blog), please include your email in your comment. If I can’t reach you, I will pick another winner at random.

  • Please be prepared to provide a US shipping address, as I won’t be shipping internationally.

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161 comments:

  1. How crazy is it that I sew all the time and don't have a favorite sewing book? I love them all. The styles and patterns emerging from Japan absolutely intrigue me. I've heard lots of good things about Ayumi Takahashi's projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I like Sewing a Straight Line because it's beginner friendly.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket. She just writes beautifully and the quilts are awesome. Gorgeous book!

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  4. My favorite sewing book is Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean!

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  5. I love Sunday Morning Quilts--great ways to use up all those scraps!

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  6. Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Harman--so inspiring

    lesley209@gmail.com

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  7. I'd love a copy of that book! Thanks! I refer to "5500 Quilt Block Designs" all of the time!!

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  8. Tough to narrow it down to just one, but I would probably say Modern Minimal. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I like the Quilters Bible...very helpful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  10. I don't think I have a favorite book....what would you suggest?

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  11. Home Decor Sewing Technique Bible - just so (or sew ;) ) helpful when trying to make items for a new apartment
    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. The Practical Guide to Patchwork. Fabulous!! Thanks!

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  13. My favorite of all time is Modern Quilting with Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson

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  14. My favorite is Sunday Morning Quilts, I love her scrappy quilts.

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  15. Oh great giveaway! My favorite book is Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters, love it!

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  16. I like the books by Kim Bracket from Magnolia Bay Quilts. Great giveaway. Thanks!

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  17. right now, i'm in love with "the bag-making bible" - it has such amazing patterns and tips. :) what a fabulous giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

    bess

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  18. I like Angela Waters book on free motion. I use it all the time.

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  19. I like quilts without borders and hex a go go :)

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  20. I've had my eye on this book! My favorite books are anything by Elizabeth Hartman!

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  21. You know I have the book - and though the charms are so sweet - don't choose me, but just wanted to stop by and wish you well. Besides Patchwork, Please, one of my current fav books is Quilting Modern, though I'm really excited about Tula Pink's City Quilt project - hope to dabble with that sew along too.

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  22. My goodness, I love books! Denyse Schmidt Quilts inspired me to start quilting. I love Elizabeth Hartman's books and Angela Walter's. Little Things to Sew is fun and practical. I'm also working through Sewing for Boys, which is great.

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  23. i don't really have any quilting books!

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  24. Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel
    this is an old book that both my mother and aunt had as their first quilting book and it is still relevant

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  25. I really like the One Yard Wonders books for sewing. I'm new to quilting so no favorites yet. Thanks for hosting!

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  26. I know it's not a book, but I love DIY magazine

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  27. Not really a book, but my favorite/best resources are the hand outs from the quilting classes I have attended. A good resource I always go back and check from time to time.

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  28. My favorite quilting book of all time is Underground Railroad Sampler!

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  29. I don't really have a favorite book. I've used One Yard Wonders, but I prefer online tutorials.

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  30. That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons From a Parallel Universe, by Lisa Boyer, is a truly hysterical book. ;-)

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  31. Currently my favorite quilting book of all-time is Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.

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  32. I love the Sew U books because they are simple but also give you ideas on how to customize the basic designs they teach!

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  33. My favorite right now is Hexagons Made Easy. I'm obsessed with hexies!

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  34. I love the heart-felt holiday book.

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  35. I don't usually get many quilting books, but I did get Liberty Love for the Marcelle Medallion and it has some cute stuff in it.

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  36. I have been wanting this book!!! I like Skip the Borders

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  37. Clotilde's Sew Smart has been my sewing bible for years.

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  38. Right now, I am loving Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Harman, but I am a pretty fickle book lover....

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  39. I saw the sew along and thought it looked like fun! I don't have an all time favorite, my style is constantly changing and evolving...right one I am loving my need book...modern quilts from the blogging universe! Thanks for a chance to win this great book and cute charm pack!

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  40. Quick Strip paper piecing by Peggy Martin

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  41. I do not have a favorite. Probably because I like so many.

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  42. picking a favorite is hard, but I really like Dare to be Square Quilting by Boo Davis

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  43. When I hadn't been quilting very long I got the book "Patchwork Persuasion" by Joen Wolfrom. I doubt that I've ever made any projects from the book but it really opened my eyes to the endless possibilities in quilting. This was all new and very exciting to me at the time. I still have that excitement. And the book.

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  44. My favorite quilting book is Machine Made Patchworks (the original Japanese version). It's the book that inspired me to learn how to quilt.

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  45. I love Tula Pink's Book! It's FAB!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)co

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  46. Thanks for the chance! I love Quilting Modern myself.

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  47. I love Sunday Morning Quilts!

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  48. I like "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing" (garment construction). Thanks for the chance at this fun book!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  49. Modern Patchwork Elizabeth Hartman

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  50. Great giveaway! Quilting: Line and Colour by Yoshiko Jinzenji first inspired me.

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  51. My favorite book now is Sunday Morning Quilts! But, that is always subject to change! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  52. I love the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love.

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  53. Sunday morning quilts is one my first book purchases for quilting. Thanks for the giveaway. linhs4real@aol.com

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  54. thanks for the great giveaway. Sunday Morning Quilts is a good book.

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  55. I don't really use books except my sewing machine manual... But I love the blog no big dill!

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  56. the colette book is hands down my favorite!

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  57. There are shelves full of books in my house, but I think the one I refer back to most is Threads Sewing Guide.

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  58. I really like The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman.

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  59. I wish I had a more original opinion -- but Sunday Morning Quilts is also my favorite quilting book right now. I also just bought "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk" -- it has beautiful shrink plastic patterns that I plan to add to my sewing projects (zipper pulls??).

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  60. I just got a copy of the book Skip the Borders by Julie Herman - I love her patterns.

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  61. My favorite sewing magazine is Fons and Porter My favorite sewing book is the one by Nancy Zimmeman sherrisewgoes@q.com

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  62. I like Count on It by Art to Heart. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  63. Hard to pick a FAV as my quilting tastes have changed over the years. Tight now I like Angela Walter machine quilting book.

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  64. I love Zakka Style, it has such cute projects!

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  65. A Passion for Patchwork by Lise Bergene is my all time fave patchwork book.

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  66. I love Ayumi's blog and I'm looking forward to seeing her book in person, thanks for the chance to check it out. It's hard to pick a favorite book, but Modern Quilt Workshop is a staple!

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  67. I have a generic basic this is how to sew and all the types of sewing. I taught myself so it is my favorite one!

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  68. I don't have any quilting books right now but hopefully that will change soon! I do learn so much from blog tutorials though!

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  69. The internet! I don't use books...

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  70. Quilts from the House of Tula - lots of inspiration and color in there!

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  71. My favorite would probably be...hmmm. Encyclopedia of Quilt Patterns. You can find everything in there!

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  72. I don't really have favorites, but Bonnie Hunter's books have quite a few quilts in them that I would like to make.

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  73. I love Anna Maria Horner's Needleworks notebooks - it's wonderful!

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  74. Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman is awesome but I love & have so many quilt books as my taste keeps changing. Awesome giveaway. I have wanted this book for some time. :)

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  75. I like Modern Patchwork by Hartman. She has such awesome designs!

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  76. I love Sunday Morning Quilts by Amsnda Jean.

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  77. I love the Material Obsessions books. Full of all sorts of eye candy!

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  78. The one I've used the most is Beginning Quilts by Alex Anderson. Made each quilt at least once.

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  79. I don't really have any quilting books, I mostly read blogs. I love red pepper quilts and oh, fransson, though!

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  80. Mine is one by Carol Doak - I think the title is "Your First Quilt Book, or it should be." We're in the process of moving so it's already packed!

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  81. Right now it's 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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  82. I'm a cyber quilter.. I don't really have quilting books!

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  83. This is the book I've been really wanting to get!

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  84. My all time favorite quilt book is Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

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  85. I'm just really building a little "library" stash so I don't have an all time favorite. Maybe "Schnibbles Takes Two".

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  86. Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Harman. Altho, I have a tendency to buy quilting books that I've seen raved about on blogs and then never get around to really reading/using them. I must improve!

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  87. I really love Scandinavian stitches. so many cute projects!

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  88. My favorite is Quilt Pink, the book done with block and quilt donations for the Breast Cancer fundraiser a few years back. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. I really love the Practical Guide to Patchwork. I reference it a lot when I run into questions on a project. Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  90. You know, I love One Yard Wonders (gosh, I think that's the title-- it's early!). It's my go-to for quick gifts.

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  91. Mine changes... right now I'm loving Kim Brackett's books - the Scrap-Basket series.

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  92. I have not purchased any sewing books... but I buy stitch magazine and I love those

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  93. I don't have any sewing books.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  94. HELLO! IT'S KIM BRACKETT'S "SCRAP BASKET SURPRISES"!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  95. I don't have a favorite sewing book! I own a couple like Seams to Me & Bag Making Bible... both good.

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  96. I am mostly a knitter, and I love Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Thanks for the chance!

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  97. I love Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings!

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  98. I would love this book! My favorite patterns come from the Ottobre magazine.

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  99. I would love to win that book. What an awesome giveway to be won by a lucky winner. Right now I am looking at mimi quilts from the book Simply Charming Minis by Moose on the Porch Quilts. There are some really easy and cute mini quilts. Thank you for the chance to win that wonderful book.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  100. I don't have a favorite quilting book, but I like looking at all of them! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I like Amy Butler's bag book.

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  102. Fun! I'm a big fan of Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. Full of great improv techniques!

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  103. does the internet count??? i have never used a sewing or quilting book. everything i have learned from my grandmother or the internet through tutorials and youtube videos.

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  104. I've heard so many great things about this book - Thanks for the great giveaway! I really like Quilting Modern by Katie Pederson.

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  105. I like sunday morning quilts.

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  106. I like FMQ with Angela Walters.

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  107. that's tough, picking one, i think i'll go with Simple Sewing. thanks for the great giveaway!

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  108. I have very few sewing books; my favorites are my Schnibbles books by Carrie Nelson.

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  109. I only have one, so far. 200 Blocks. I need another one! Thanks for the drawing!

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  110. Zakka is my fav.. it was my first SAL....... I leave it on my sewing table.. I have bought this one already but it would be a great back up or a gift.......

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  111. Marsha McCloskey's Block Party is great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. Zakka style is my favorite one!

    Thank you!
    Lolo :)

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  113. I only have a few quilting books...Fresh Fabric Treats and One Yard Wonders. I would love to have this one. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. One of my favorites is Sunday Morning Quilts. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  115. Currently my favorite is Quilts from My Crayon Box.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  116. I really like one yard wonders for last minute gift ideas. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  117. My favorite sewing book is Sewing clothes kids love

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  118. I have used Happy Endings a lot for completing my quilts. The other book I have used often is Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner

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  119. I don't have a favorite, but I appreciate "The New Sampler Quilt" by Diana Leone, the first book I bought to get me started.

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  120. I don't have a favorite sewing book, usually it's more like "favorite sewing projects". I've seen some of the zakka books, and I need something besides the cute zipper pencil pouches! Though I've used some of the finished projects as inspiration for some of my own creative endeavors :)

    Interestingly enough, one of the earlier SMS giveaway blogs I went to mentioned this very book! I hope I win!

    Thank you for such a generous prize!
    eliabeth.waligora at gmail.com

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  121. My favorite quilt book is Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. Thanks for the chance to win! My fav book is The Practical Guide to Patchwork.

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  123. Sunday Morning Quilts is one of my favourites.

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  124. I really like the Schnibbles books

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  125. My favorite quilting book is Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift. They are quilts from a children's book and I love them all.

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  126. I love Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork book. Thanks for the chance!

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  127. Elizabeth Hartmans books are great

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  128. I love The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book- the letter are delightful for my historian side and the blocks are inspirational and so varied.

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  129. I love the Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

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  130. My favorite quilt book is Collaborative Quilts! I love the idea of making a quilt with someone else, and using the strengths of each quilter.

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  131. I like Spare Change. Thanks for chance to win.

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  132. I love Modern Quilting with Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson.

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  133. I love Kaffe Fassett's "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts"

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  134. This would be such a great addition to my library. One of my favorite books has to be Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  135. I don't really have a favorite. I love books though and have quite of few.

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  136. An out of print embroidery stitch book. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

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  137. I love Sunday Morning Quilts

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  138. My favorite right now is Flower Power Patchwork.

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  139. I love Sunday Morning Quilts. Amanda Jean has such good ideas!

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  140. Thanks for the chance to win- it's hard to say but Material Obsession is a favorite as well as The Shape Workshop for Quilters.

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  141. I don't really have a favorite book. I'm still a beginner and have been relying more on blogs and website tutorials (that's not to say I don't have a stash of books on sewing and quilting - just no fav)

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  142. All time, I don't have one. But right now, I'm impressed with Sweet Celebrations and the 100 Block magazine. Thanks.

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  143. I have only read one or two books, but I do really like Tula Pink's books - she has some great advice about how to choose fabric, quilting motifs, etc.

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  144. My favorite books are Art Quilting books, no patterns but lots of inspiration. thank you.

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  145. I don't really have a favorite but my last book purchase was 45 Quilt Blocks: Flowers by Trice Boerens.

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  146. I'm new to quilting so I dont have any books as yet and definitely not one I can say is my go to.. but I am looking forward to building my stash

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  147. I really can't say that I have a favorite book for quilting, I like a lot of them.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  148. I don't know that I have an all time favorite, but one I like very much is Circles of the East by Kumiko Sudo.

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  149. ONE of my favorites is Sunday Morning quilts. I look forward to seeing this book though. I've heard a lot of great things about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  150. THAT one is, but I haven't purchased it yet!!! I also have a Kawaii book I love that you can make different things.

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  151. right now it's Material Obsession 2

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  152. right now it's Sewn Gifts by Helen Philips. But I've been wanting to do some Zakka projects so this would be perfect!! Thank you for your giveaway!!

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  153. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    fave book is still the one that taught m e how to sew.

    sew everything workshop by diana rupp!

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