Free *Books* Friday

on January 23 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 75 Comments

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks!

We have an amazing giveaway today!  But first, we’re excited to show you some new fabric in the shop this week.  Click in to see more prints from each collection.

Rocket Scientist by Keri Beyer

Twiggy by Sanae

Nouveau by Sentimental Studios

new designs from Alexander Henry

Now on to the giveaway!  Did you catch our interview with Susanne Woods about her role as an acquisitions editor at C&T Publishing?  Her passion for her job really comes through.  We hope you learned a little about craft book publishing-we certainly did!  Not only did Susanne indulge us with an interview, but she and the folks and C&T have been kind enough to contribute three amazing books and a 3-in-1 Color Tool to today’s giveaway. 

Product Description
Create eye-pleasing color combinations with this indispensable tool for quilting, crafts, home decor, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, floral design, fine arts, and lots more! Based on the Ives color wheel, the 3-in-1 Color Tool helps you choose or match colors with complete accuracy. It fits easily into your purse or glove box, so don t leave home without it. PICK a favorite color or fabric MATCH the color to one of the 24 Color Cards and 100s of individual swatches, numbered for your convenience CHOOSE a color scheme from the 6 options provided for each color FIND the Color Card for each color in the color scheme SELECT fabrics or other colored items that match the Color Cards.


Product Description
Part quiltmaking workbook, part business guide, Art Quilt Workbook shows how to take quilting in a creative new direction through art–then sell the quilts at craft fairs and other venues. Lessons and homework teach the basics of good design with simple step-by-step exercises, then encourage the reader to add personal touches with fabric collage, thread painting, innovative piecing, and photo imagery. A bonus guide to exhibiting and selling quilts reveals how to join arts and crafts exhibits and how to market handmade quilts. Develop the inner artist (and the inner business tycoon) with Art Quilt Workbook!

About the Author
Jane Davila, an artist and printmaker, teaches art quilting. She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Elin Waterston’s quilts have been exhibited in many galleries and museums. An art quilting teacher, she lives in South Salem, New York.

Product Description
Intimidated by free-motion machine quilting? Forget it. Who needs it? No one, not with Foolproof Machine Quilting, the book that gives step-by-step directions on using your machine’s walking foot and heavier-weight threads from the top (not the bobbin) to create dimensional effects without sewing from the back side of the quilt. Paper-cutting techniques, tricks for choosing needles, threads, and batting, tips on using preprogrammed decorative stitches, and much more make Foolproof Machine Quilting truly foolproof…and truly full of innovative ideas.

About the Author
Mary Mashuta is an award-winning quilter who has taught techniques of quilting for more than twenty years.

Product Description
Kaffe Fassett shares his remarkable sense of color with readers as he shows them how to combine fabrics to create stunning quilts. Quilters at every level will find a favorite among the twenty spectacular projects, created with designers Janet Bolton, Keiko Goke, Hilda Krohg, and Roberta Horton. Join Kaffe Fassett as he travels this enchanting quilt road!

About the Author
Kaffe Fassett, one of today’s leading textile artists and designers, has been honored with a solo exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Originally from California, he now resides in London.


If you would like a chance to win one of these wonderful products, you can do one of two things.  You can go to the interview with Susanne and leave a comment there.  Perhaps you can ask her a question or suggest a potential author or theme. Second choice is to go over to the forum and join one of discussions there.  Good luck and have a great weekend!

Pin It

Related Posts

75 Responses to Free *Books* Friday

  1. Kristin says:

    Love that fabric! I must have!!!

  2. jane davila says:

    I’m so delighted that you chose our first book, Art Quilt Workbook, for one of your giveaways. I hope the lucky recipient enjoys it. Thank you!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    i am crazy for that rocket fabric!!!

  4. Nancy says:

    I’m mad about books! I guess I missed the boat, but never the less wanted to give me support behind this super cool freebie!

  5. Diane says:

    Ooooh I would so love this! I have an awesome friend who quilts and I would love to have this, so I can gift it to her come Christmas.

  6. I love the color tool book! What an awesome idea! I’ll bet I could learn a lot from that!

    -Sarah from Create Studio

  7. Tasha says:

    Oh, I see some awesome boy fabric! And a few must have boos too.

  8. Sue says:

    Those books are great and I have the rocket fabric on order ^_^

  9. Martha says:

    What a dream job! She’s like an explorer. The discovery of the 3 in 1 Colorwheel is like discovering the inventor of “SLICED BREAD” or better yet, “CHOCOLATE CAKE”!
    To have a tool at finger tips to help us with color choices just makes this world BEAUTIFUL! Thanks!

  10. ellen says:

    I love all of the new fabrics!

  11. danna osen says:

    Can’t wait until you get some Claire Portabello Pixie patters and the books would make the waiting easier..haha

  12. becky says:

    1st thing that came to mind….rocket man…in song of course 🙂 i love kaffe. met him a couple of times. love him. so nice and pleasant. have a sig. for a quilt label. if only i would finish it.

  13. Junie says:

    I love Kaffe — Junie (

  14. stacy says:

    Those books look fabulous! I’ve always been a Kaffe Fassett fan – I just wish I could quilt like him!

  15. Susan Ikin says:

    Mention of the giveaway led me here – so pleased I discovered the forum – thanks for hosting it.
    I need lots of time to look through and then contribute.

  16. Amy says:

    I had the great fortune to attend a lecture by Mr. Fasset a couple of years ago. The lecture was riveting, and he’s an absolute inspiration. Oh, those colors!!

  17. Kari says:

    Those are great books! & I love the fabrics!

  18. ELENA says:

    Great giveaway!!! Crafter books are always welcoming.
    On the other hand the rocket sciencist collection are so cute and owls fabric by Alexander Miller are looooovely 🙂

  19. katey says:

    I would love to get boy fabric… they are perfect for my son!! and Owl fabric is so pretty! nice book to giveaway!

  20. Susette says:

    Great giveaway! Got a great idea on how to use my scrap fabrics from the forum. Thanks! Susette

  21. Nani says:

    books & sewing…two of my favorite things!!!

  22. sarah says:

    woo hoo! the fabrics are awesome!

  23. Mary Beth says:

    I would LOVE to have any of these books! Love the Rocket Scientist and new Henry fabrics too!

  24. ReneeH says:

    I am loving the twiggy fabrics!

  25. sonia vasconcelos says:

    Love, love books

  26. amia says:

    Very generous to offer such a giveaway. Your site is awesome and the new
    fabrics are inspiring too.

  27. Lisa says:

    ooooo nice books….

  28. Amy says:

    Those little owls have stolen my heart!

  29. JenniMac says:

    I would love to have one of those color tool books.
    I used to have a pantone color book. It’s an indespensable tool!

  30. jackie says:

    great books great fabric!

  31. Catherine says:

    Love it all- TGIFFF!

  32. Donna says:

    Fun and inspiring books. – that colour tool would sure come in handy!

  33. Lisa says:

    The quilting books look great!

  34. Pat says:

    The new fabric is unique because is different from what one can aquire in our local quilt shops. Twiggy in particuliar caught my eye because of the colors and how it could be used in a quilt. As for the books, I truly would love to win any of the three. Thank yoiu so much.

  35. Annmarie says:

    I love the rocket fabric! and the color tool is cool! I have a mini color wheel that i use all the time, think I will have to add the color tool to my wish list!

  36. ELIZA says:

    How can Alexander Henry keep coming up with such fantastic new art??? Can’t wait to plan some projects!

  37. Aimee says:

    Oh I would love playing with a color tool.

  38. Jen V says:

    More rocket fabrics! I love it.

  39. elizabeth says:

    Oooo. I want a book and some Nouveau by Sentimental Studios and another book shelf and another 4 hours in the day to finish the projects I am working on.

  40. autumn says:

    Books, books, I want!

  41. Kim says:

    Those look like terrific books…I really NEED them! ; – )

  42. Cindy says:

    I am a book-aholic. Love them…love this site!

  43. annie says:

    oh i love those fabrics! and the books. and the interview with susanne. oh everything!

  44. Kathie says:

    Oh my, these re just beautiful fabrics and who can resist books!!!


  45. Emiko says:

    I looooove books and my craft books are definitely taking over more of my bookshelf these days! All of those books would be a great addition to the books I already own 🙂

  46. patricia says:

    heck, i came here looking for some quilting tips but books and what have you are also good!

  47. Stacey says:

    Always love books. Hungry for new ideas.

  48. Kate says:

    Lovely new fabrics – my boys would love the robots/space but the Twiggy line is just so beautiful.

  49. daniela says:

    every time i visit, i’m excited about the new fabrics you have here as well as the great ideas on doing fun stuff with it

  50. Marilyn says:

    Wow! Love this book! Thanks for the information.

  51. Pam says:

    I love the owl fabric but all the fabric is terrific.

  52. Sara R. says:

    Oh! I’ve been looking for decent rocket or robot patterns…wow! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  53. min says:

    Ooh..rocket scientist is darling! and the Nouveau color pallette is awesome.

  54. sandyandcosmo says:

    Can never have too many books! I posted in the forum this morning, count me in (Although I already have the Kaffe Fassett book so feel free to give it to someone else)!

  55. Lorajean says:

    I love the owls!

  56. Rosy says:

    Looks like a great selection of books. I would love to win one of them!

  57. Mandalei says:

    By all that’s holy… I could *really* use some of these. No matter what happens with the number generator, I may have to pick some of these up. Thanks for highlighting them!

  58. habetrot says:

    I love Nouveau! Gorgeous!

  59. Lauranie says:

    I love that rocket fabric!! I too have a book addiction!

  60. Aimee says:

    The quilting books look great!

  61. Jolene says:

    Wow! How wonderful. I really need some new inspiration!

  62. Anna Socrates says:

    What great fabrics: What does it say about me that I want to make summer skirts out of the rocket science, nouveau and owl fabrics.

  63. shaina says:

    I love the advice she gave about getting published. It was great and useful information!

  64. mara says:

    wow – i love the new fabrics! and the books!

  65. Sara says:

    I love the new fabrics!!!! Please pick me to win!!!

  66. Marlana says:

    How delightful and beautiful! I would pet that fabric all day!


  67. Marianne says:

    I love the new fabrics, especially Twiggy. Additionally, the machine quilting book is quite inspirational!

  68. Tricia says:

    OH FUN! I love books – never deny yourself a good book!! One can never have too many books.

  69. Margie says:

    Oh the new fabrics are so beautiful!

  70. Kim Gawrys says:

    I love that I found this blog!!! What a great way to start the weekend! I look forward to reading old posts and the new ones to come. Have a great weekend ~

  71. v and co says:

    oh my heavens! going to go to her site!

  72. Jody says:

    I would love love love any of these prizes but particularly the book by Kaffe Fassett…I posted in the forum this morning! Thanks! I’m crossing my fingers..

  73. Teresa says:

    I enjoy your site, especially all the photos of items everyone has made. Very inspiring.
    Thank You

  74. Jacqui says:

    I have 2 boys and am constantly looks for nice boyish fabric and that rocket scientist range by Keri Beyer is devine. I’m going to have to get me some of that. Not to mention some of the other gorgeouse designs you featured. Thanks!!

  75. Janice says:

    oooooo books are my weakness! I can’t wait to but the Rocket Scientist fabric! Now what can I do wit that?!

« »

Subscribe to the newsletter

Sewing inspiration, projects, events and offers delivered conveniently to your email.


Get the latest news via