Favorite Quilting Books and Free Fabric Friday

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Giveaways!

There’s still time to comment to win a beautiful Designer’s Dozen Fat Quarter Pack by Rashida, or a copy of Alabama Studio Style!  Head on over to those posts and comment there to enter the drawings.  Keep reading here for your chance to win a yard of free fabric.

New Fabric

Novelties from Robert Kaufman

Hopscotch by David Walker

Sugar and Filagree from Art Gallery Fabrics

Sew Good

We have a new page on the site called, Sew Good.  Our plan is to keep a rotating list of charities and organizations which use sewing as a means of creating positive change.  We hope you’ll take a look and contribute to one of these worthy groups.  Email [email protected] if you’d like to suggest an addition to the page.

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If you have a small business and are interested in promoting it on Sew,Mama,Sew!, contact [email protected] We have advertising space available for Quilting Month II at affordable rates. If you’d like to sponsor Quilting Month II (April) by contributing a gift certificate as a giveaway, we can talk about that too.  It’s a great way to spread the word about your fabulous business.

Favorite Quilting Books

Quilting Month II is just around the corner! In 2008 when we did the first Quilting Month, we had our readers suggest their favorite quilting books, then we compiled them into the top 10. There have certainly been some fantastic books released in the past two years, and our readership has grown and changed, so we thought we’d make a new list.

For your chance to win one yard of free fabric (6 winners!), please do one of the following:

  • Tell us the title and author of your favorite quilting book. (Please try to limit it to 1 or 2.)
  • If you’re not into quilting (yet) or quilting books, tell us what, if anything you’d like to learn about quilting.
  • Or, tell us one of your sewing goals for 2010.
  • Have a great weekend!

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    624 Responses to Favorite Quilting Books and Free Fabric Friday

    1. rummy 500 says:

      That is amazing, where can I get more information?

    2. Haha so true.

    3. Shawn Marie says:

      I love love the book Quilting for Peace – so inspiring!

    4. Allysa Wolf says:

      I am new at quilting and I am self taught. I love how people can make 3-D type appliques and would like to know more about making appliques in general. My one goal for 2010 is to make a quilt of my daughters first year of life with photos and even scraps from her clothing and to be able to tell a story through the quilt- as a sort of scrapbook that she can sleep with.

    5. margie says:

      I’m an old fashion quilter and though I machine piece, I always hand quilt my quilts. My favourite quilting book is Little Quilts all through the house by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Holt and Sylvia Johnson.

    6. Wendy P says:

      Hopscotch is SO ADORABLE!! Wish I had some!

      My favorite quilting book? Your First Quilt Book by Carol Doak is one. I learned so much from it when I first started making quilts. I recommend it to everyone who is interested in quiltmaking.

      Scrap Basket Surprises is my newest favorite, by Kim Brackett. I can’t wait to make every quilt in there!

    7. Pamela V. says:

      Although I mainly quilt, I need to master zippers…especially neckline zippers!
      Favorite quilting book? That changes with the weather LOL! I’ve been burnt by patterns and books that have not be carefully edited and have incorrect measurements or directions, so I am very cautious before starting a project to check with the publisher’s website for any errata!

    8. Top favorite quilt book for inspiring quilts, and lots of liberated piecing of blocks, is Collabrative Quilting by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston. Favorite book for inovative piecing techniques is Dianne S. Hire’s book Quilter’s Playtime, Games with Fabrics.

    9. Shannon says:

      It’s not out yet but I know I will love Jane Brocket’s new quiling book. I love The Gentle Art of Domesticity, her last US publication. This one is called The Gentle Art of Quilting and I think it comes out this week! I also LOVE Sugar and Filagree!

    10. TANIA HILL says:

      One of my favorite books are:
      1)Follow the Line Quilting designs by Mary Covey, it really helps to make your own designs and get you in the machine quilting topic and practice.

      2) Viva venezia! by Christine Porter, I love their designs, Im making one of the quilts in the book.

    11. jane says:

      i have only just begun my quilting journey…. i would like to learn more about hand quilting… and i hope to finish hand quilting the twin size quilt i am making for my son by his 3rd birthday in may!

    12. Marilyn says:

      I have taken a beginner class is quilting. But I need some more confidence. We are expecting our first grandchild and would love to make the nursery into the best nursery. I love all of your fabrics.

    13. Melissa says:

      I really want to learn to do better applique. My problem isn’t so much the sewing as the turning. Curved edges just kill me!

    14. Heather says:

      I just got a new Japanese book called Story Quilt that I saw on either Ravenhill (the blog) or lille ursus. It’s the most beautiful study on applique people with beautiful details like hair and the changing seasons. I really hope to be able to tackle one of the projects this year!

    15. ~Heather says:

      Never made a quilt before, but I’ve been wanting to try the basic one in Angry Chicken’s book with a few embroidery additions to personalize it! ~H

    16. Guilitta says:

      My sewing goal for this year is: finish any projects, also called ufos.

      Greeting Guilitta from germany

    17. Laura says:

      Try to start… maybe something simple, but would love to know more about beginner’s quilting.

    18. Manechka says:

      I have yet to start quilting myself and would love to learn more about making simple yet elegant quilted pieces a-la ‘minimalist’. Thanks for the giveaway! I have my fingers crossed! “)

    19. wendy says:

      I love quilting… my favourite book right now is The Painted Quilt by Linda and Laura Kemshall.

    20. SewSofie says:

      I love Material Obsession and have made a few quilts from it already as gifts. Such lovely colours and well photographed.
      My goals are to continue sewing and enjoying what I do.

    21. nicole says:

      I am new to quilting so I am still exploring books. I have had Last minuted quilted gifts for some time but think it’s short on some explainations. Great for inspiration though. I feel the same about Denyse Shmidt’s book.
      I took 200 tips, techniques and trade secrets out of the library and have really enjoyed it. It’s packed with exactly what the title says. I have Liberated String Quilts by Gwen Martson and find it to be a good resourse too.

    22. Molly Kalisch says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 has been to sit down and actually DO IT! I am very, very new to the craft, but I am very inspired! I have the patterns, and some fabric, now all I need is some instruction :)

    23. ldpaulson says:

      My sewing goal: finish a project, any project. Quilt. Bag. Apron. So many started or conceived, nothing finished. (Close on some, but yet so far from being ready to use.) Yeah, I need more fabric :P And get ORGANIZED!

    24. Beth says:

      I am a beginner when it comes to sewing. Last year I bought my mom a sewing machine, but I have been the one using it. I have made purses, a change purse, a cute little make up bag and 2 rag quilts so far. This year I plan to make some pot holders and curtains, since I plan on moving to my own place soon I would like experience on home decor. I read Amy Butlers in Stitches and fell in love with this duvet cover, and a really cute robe that I would also love to make. I am happy that I began sewing it really calms me down and brings peace into my life.

    25. Rita says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is finding backing fabric for all my unfinished quilt tops, and finishing them.

    26. Joy Mosley says:

      I have only been sewing for one year, but I come from a family of quilters and am very interested in starting. Hope I win!!

    27. Andrea Johnson says:

      Collaborative Quilting by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran!
      Andrea

    28. Sara Chung says:

      I have never done any quilting before, and so would love to learn about the basic techniques, and tools and equipment needed … Love the new fabric collections!

    29. nblantis says:

      I am just starting to sew again……….last time 1968! well wish me luck…starting with reversible easter eggs and hopefully from there the world!

    30. Megan says:

      I’m not into quilting yet, but am planning on having my grandmother who is an excellent quilter teach me this year!

    31. Heidi says:

      I just started learning to quilt from a woman and am looking forward to making my first quilt this year.

    32. Tracey says:

      I have 2 sewing goals for 2010. One to sew something each month, and second to finish more quilts then I did last year. Last year i completed 3 so the goal is 4 or 5! I’m sure fabric would definitely come in handy for either! :)

    33. carmel says:

      i would like learn step by step all kinds of quilting projects.

    34. Robin says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make a few well-fitting garments for me! I’d also love to sew up a good portion of the wardrobe for my 2-year old, but only wish that there were more time in the day. And that I could sew faster. :)

    35. Andrea says:

      My current goal is to clean out and reorganize my little studio space. We moved about a year ago, and seriously down-sized – since then I’ve been sewing in the dining room and tossing piles into and out of my tiny studio. It’s got to stop!

    36. lisa swinney says:

      nickle quilts by pat speth…i think all books about using scraps are great for this expensive hobby of mine!

    37. Lei B. says:

      I am just getting my toes wet as far as quilting goes. My goals for this year is to complete my first full-size sampler quilt and to feel more comfortable with my top-stitching and binding capabilities.

    38. Emma says:

      My sewing goal is to learn to quilt! My grandmother does beautiful work but lives halfway across the country. I’m hoping to visit her and have her introduce me to the craft she loves so much.

    39. Sarah Z. says:

      I am just binding my first full size quilt and definitely have the fever! Denise Schmidt’s Quilts book is a fantastic resource (although I like to use way more patterns than she recommends). I want to check out Kaffe Fassett’s books as his fabrics are my favorite.

    40. Rebeca sanborn says:

      My favorite quilting book is called First time quiltmaking; learning to quilt in six easy lessons by Becky Johnston and Linda Hungerford. Being a begining quilter, I would have been so very lost without it.
      My goal this year is to make a t-shirt quilt with my husbands t-shirts that I won’t let him wear in public, Many are too embarrassing!

    41. Papgena says:

      Hello!
      I have a work in progress that you can see here http://papgenamadeit.blogspot.com/2010/01/wip.html
      Hopefully I will ended it in May or June but it is my first work of quilting so…

    42. gill says:

      wow great fabrics! you guys are so lucky to have such a huge choice of fabrics in the us – here in the uk it’s pretty poor!

      gill

    43. Erin Compton says:

      The only quilting book I own is Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki. My goal this year is to actually complete my log cabin quilt that I started LAST year.

    44. Jeni says:

      I haven’t made a real quilt, I tried on time with just simple squares and I couldn’t line them up to save my life lol. So i guess I would like to start with that

    45. StephanieS says:

      What I would like to learn about quilting is how to or if you can sew the front, batting, and back fabrics of a quilt together with a regular sewing machine and how to do so it looks good.

    46. Lynda says:

      Wow.

      I would love to learn more about Ragdoll quilting.I have near quilted.I am keen to learn!

      thanks.

    47. Ebony says:

      My sewing goal for 2010, hmmm, probably to actually make the stuff on my lonngggg list!!!

    48. Elizabeth A. says:

      I learned to make some patchwork from Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson …and Quilting In No Time by Emma Hardy.

    49. Beth says:

      Hope, I’m not to late. I don’t have a favorite quilting book, but I would love to learn how to get my seams to line up. Complete beginner here!

    50. Tina L. says:

      My goal for this year is to sew something for myself. And I also would like to get into quilting in a serious way and would love a book good for a beginner.

    51. Ellen says:

      My favourite quilting patterns are Amy Butlers. They are free here http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/free_patterns.php
      I’m presently working on the Lotus Brick Path for my daughter.

    52. Mandy says:

      Quilt binding. I would like to accomplish piecing together a quilt and learning how to get the binding to lay nice and flat and stitch by hand.

    53. Joanna says:

      I haven’t got into quilting yet><
      my sewing goal for this year is to to hand-make gifts for all birthdays!!! ^0^

    54. I love Whimsical books. Terry has wonderful patterns and you can mix and match the designs to make your own quilt. That is what I look for in books, good patterns that I can do in different ways.

      Debbie

    55. Betsy M says:

      Well, I have made lots of quilts but all very basic patchwork. I would love to learn how to do the crazy quilt patchwork that I have seen handed down from the older generations. It is so very homey and I love that.

    56. Joey says:

      oh, yes please!

    57. Leslie says:

      I just started quilting and really getting into sewing within the last couple of months. Before this I would sew for maybe a few hours and that was it. Now I want to sew all day long and enjoy creating all sorts of new things!

      The quilt that I made this year was for my daughter’s bed and it was a very simple patchwork design. I would LOVE to learn to do a quilt that is a more complex pattern :)

    58. WhitneyG says:

      I am new to sewing, and would love to make a cute lap quilt. Also, I have a few of my good friends expecting, so I would also like to try to make a few baby quilts!

    59. bonnie says:

      I have some pretty big goals for myself for 2010, I have 4 quilt tops that need quilted, I am now finishing up on a long star quilt for my mother in law plus I have fabric cut for 6 lap quilts for a nursing home.

    60. elana says:

      i’ve never quilted but as soon as i master my sewing machine, i plan on learning. i hope to start small with some baby quilts…soft, sweet, bold colors!

    61. Mindy says:

      One sewing goal for this year is to make a real quilt from a real pattern from a real pattern.

    62. Donna says:

      My favourite quilting book is Material Obsession Two by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. Material Obsession One is my second fav! And my 2010 quilting goals – finish up some of my UFOs and make a Dresden plate quilt out of Hope Valley fabric.

    63. Emily says:

      Goal for 2010: Learn to sew well enough that I dare to risk the beautiful fabric stash I have amassed.

    64. Alissa says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to try to sew a little each day. With three littles five and under, it’s sometimes hard to find time to sew. But even 15 minutes each day would add up to a finished project eventually!

    65. Nicole N. says:

      I am a bit intimidated by quilting but I think what would be really helpful for meis a list of terms and visual examples–like stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting and all of those super basic ideas that take a bit of time to learn if one is self taught. Perhaps a primer like book such as the one for the mbroidery.

    66. claireel says:

      I’ve only made one quilt in my life, but I would love to make baby quilts!

    67. Becky says:

      I too have only made one quilt. Lots of little baby quiltlets I’d call ‘em.

      This year I hope to start/finish 2 t-shirt quilts (one for each child) with T-shirts from their high school escapades, make a simple king size black and white with purple sashing quilt for our bedroom and mostly de-stash lots and lots of my fabric!

    68. Christine says:

      I’m interested in making a small lap quilt with lots of colors and easy hand quilting directions. If I do well with it, that would make wonderful Christmas presents.

    69. Carol says:

      My favorite book is Art & Inspiration: Ruth B. McDowell. It’s 14 years old and I don’t get tired of it. My mom borrowed it a few months ago and I miss it.

    70. Corrie says:

      I have just ordered Denyse Schmidt Quilts through ILL from the library! I hope I love it. I want to learn how to make some of those wonky log cabin squares.

    71. Nuria says:

      I love quilting books!!!!

    72. Jerilyn says:

      I have only made one quilt in my life, years ago, out of old flannel shirts, but this year I would like to try another, with bright, colorful fabrics – more of a spring/summer quilt.

    73. susan h says:

      i’d like to start quilting but it seems a little overwhelming with all the layers of different materials and getting organized with an overall design in mind. a start on different design ideas and materials needed would be great!

    74. elizabeth says:

      One of my sewing goals for this year is to venture into making my own patterns!

    75. Collette says:

      I really like Quilts baby! by Linda Kopp. All sorts of imaginative baby quilts that I’ve been able to use as a starting point for a couple of adorable quilts.

    76. Consuelo says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to learn how to sew clothes. I started with quilting cause I knew I could sew straight. But all the tucks and pleats to make something fit and look good has always intimidated me. I feel ready to give it a shot.

    77. Pamela S says:

      I’m a huge fan of Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston and especially treasure their Collaborative Quilting ~ Goals for 2010 include mastering paper-piecing and trying new patchwork techniques.

    78. kimland says:

      My goal is to sew more and “think about it” less, in other words “If I am going to talk the talk I need to walk the walk!”

    79. Miranda says:

      Stack a New Deck by Karla Alexander

    80. amber says:

      i love Denyse Schmidt Quilts. what a great book. also last minute patchwork gifts is a fantastic resource too. i hope to finish two denyse schmidt quilts before the fall for wedding gifts.

    81. Candace Henderson says:

      I am still new to sewing and learning quilting. I have no fave books but I am looking forward to improving my cutting and piecing still in the coming year.

    82. happy says:

      I like quilt but haven’t try to make it yet, I have to find a quilting book for beginner and some lovely fabric to begin quilting.
      Thank You

    83. alli b says:

      I’m a big fan of Quilts by Denise Schmidt. Lovely ideas, tips and full of her super style.

    84. Gabrien says:

      I like quilt magazines better than books because they tend to be more current, but of the books I’ve seen out there– Modern Quilts (I think it’s called) is good.

    85. My sewing goal is just to do more sewing instead of just thinking about all the cool things I could sew.

    86. Elizabeth says:

      I love the book “My Mother Taught Me to Sew” by Faye Anderson. It’s a book about hand applique.

    87. Amilia B says:

      Having so many sewing ideas – my sewing goals for 2010 are to make lists of all these ideas and work through them one (or two) at a time. Instead of starting several different projects at once.

    88. Marcia W. says:

      My favorite book is an older one (1998) on technique. Many of the quilt patterns I see in magazines, etc. do not give cutting, sewing, pressing direction for seams, and other assembly basics. Since I am a new quilter, I need this. The book is Rotary Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro.

    89. Erin says:

      My goal this year is to actually dive in and make a quilt myself. I spend so much time admiring others, I think this is the year I take the plunge.

    90. Toni D says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make some clothing peices I am happy to wear for myself. Most things i’ve made are for others and as such are given away.

    91. Alice says:

      I’m pretty new to quilting: the part that mystifies me the most is the actual quilting, rather than piecing, and I’m not sure I have a good handle on binding either.

    92. Jessica says:

      Well I am kinda new to all of this and have quilted a few things but have found that I enjoy making purses and pillowcases alot so I will venture out and find other things that I love to sew! One of the books that I am constantly drawn to is:

      Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist [Book] by Meg McElwee, this book I have picked up a couple of times when at Barnes and Noble with the kiddos and love all the neat projects inside!

      I would love to learn lots of thing in 2010 since I just got my Bernina for Valentines day and am learning lots of new things!

      A few goals for this year are to become a better sewer and to learn how to BIND ( at the moment I hate that part of quilting)! I would also learn how to make a few pieces of clothing!

      I LOVE my new found hobby and cant wait to become a natural LOL:)

    93. bonnie says:

      I would love to be entered in you lovely giveaway, I can always use more fabric….. so many projects, so little time….

    94. Sarah says:

      I’ve just started my first quilt — I found the tutorial and pattern at Red Pepper Quilts thanks to Sew Mama Sew’s scrap month and endless tutorials on how to make bias tape, bind a quilt, etc. So far it looks fabulous!

    95. Andi says:

      I own a large number of quilting books (many belonged to my grandmother)but the one that I refer to most often is “Magic Pillow, Hidden Quilts: Fun, Fast and Sew Addictive!” by Karin Hellaby. Although the book tells you how to make quilts taht are hidden inside pillows, I’ve never actually used it for that. What it is really good for is learning how to make a number of simple quilt blocks and combining them into a seemingly limitless number of quilt designs. Most of the quilts I have made have been based on blocks I have learned from this book. It really is what the title says – fun, fast and addictive!

    96. Rebecca Carey says:

      I seem to collect quilting, patchwork and sewing books and don’t have an overall favorite – it changes depending on what I’m doing, time of the year, and what mood I’m in!

    97. Cindy says:

      my goal is to make a quilt for our master bedroom that my husband will love. blue and browns maybe?

    98. gabriella says:

      How interesting that I am working on my first quilt right now! My goal is to actually finish it by this year! I’m so nervous with every step I take, I wait in between to allow my mind to rest and appreciate the work done so far! (that, and that I don’t want to rush into the next step and ruin everything!)

    99. Colette says:

      Without a doubt “Denyse Schmidt Quilts” and “Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots” by Sarah Fielke, Kathy Doughty, and Kaffe Fassett. Sigh, wish I could make all of the featured quilts!

    100. Maureen says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make a few simple tops and skirts for myself. I also plan to try a few baby quilts. The only quilt I’ve ever made was the darling doll quilt recently features as a tutorial on SMS. My daughter loves it!

    101. Olivia says:

      Goals for sewing this year? finish my currently unfinished quilts (3)!

    102. sommerkind says:

      I would like to know how to make quilting cheaper. I do not have a stash of fabrics that magically fit together, and I think buying the fabric is rather expensive. Someone who could give me some advice?

    103. Kym says:

      I’m not a quilter, but would like to be one day. What I’d like to see during quilting month are a few simple but striking designs for a first-time quilter to try. Also any tips and tricks that experienced quilters can pass on to newbies.

    104. Ghislaine says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to sew enough items with my mom and maybe some friends to join a craft fair at Christmas! I hope I can make it :).

      Would also love to make a quilt or two with all the new techniques I have been reading up on in blogs and books. So much useful information out there.

    105. Jens says:

      I have sewn just one small quilt yet, but I would like to sew a bigger one this year. I just need something colorful for my sofa. I have started collecting fabric for this but I haven’t decided on the pattern yet – there are so many to choose from.

    106. Christine says:

      my sewing goal is to sew LOTS of those bags that I’ve been planning for 2 years! My last child is graduating and going to college and I plan on doing a LOT.

    107. Briana says:

      Well I honestly just started sewing before last christmas and made some of my Christmas gifts for people. So my goal for this yr is somewhat modest but it is to handmake all of my Christmas gifts.

      Also my goal is to not purchase another dress for my daughter! They are so easy to make. I’ve even made them without patterns and the turn out pretty darn great. So why waste my money to purchase a dress

    108. Greeblygreebly says:

      My sewing goals for 2010 are to finish my first full sized quilt (and the first quilt I’ve done entirely by myself) and the second is to make an item of clothing from a pattern.

    109. Kerri says:

      I love Heather Ross’ book and the first Alabama Chainin book! I wish sewmamasew was in book form as well!

    110. Susan says:

      I am really, really loving Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott right now. The quilts are super cute and go together quickly. I love it.

    111. Sarah Wick says:

      I’d like to improve my sense of intuition with sewing–garments, softies, quilts. I think that just comes with more practice and experience, but that’s my goal for the year. Or, the coming years is more like it.

    112. Shelly says:

      One of my sewing goals this year is to make more useful things with my sewing (not just cute stuff), and to get more organized. So, I’m going to kill two birds with one stone and make a bunch of fabric baskets.

    113. Amy says:

      The fabrics are beautiful. My sewing goals for this year…the summer actually, are to make some tops for summer, pillow cases, a jacket and a few more bags for good measure.

    114. Rachel says:

      I’m hoping to learn to use the free motion foot for my sewing machine and more about fabric arts this year.

    115. Jessica says:

      One of my sewing goals of 2010 is to make some clothes for myself! I’m always sewing for my kids & family gifts, putting projects for myself on the back burner. This will be the year! :D

    116. shannon says:

      I love Denise Schmidt Quilts book, I go back to it again and again. It is definitely my all time favorite so far.

    117. sharon says:

      I need to find a good book about machine quilting, I have always quilted by hand. The new fabrics look wonderful, thanks for having a give away. Sharonj.

    118. Freda says:

      I just began quilting this winter and I still have so much to learn. I want to continue learning from other experienced quilters this year.

    119. carli spielman says:

      I love crazy quilting! A great book is “Crazy Quilting in a Weekend” by Flora Roberts – I found it at a huge sewing wholesalers warehouse and love every project!

      Thanks for the giveaway!

    120. Katie says:

      Sewing goal or 2010: Sew 2 items a month – can be anything something crafty to apparel.

    121. Sheetal says:

      my sewing goal for this year is to make a wedding quilt for my sister!!!

    122. mommymae says:

      no favorite quilting books, but i’d love to get better at using patterns. i improv, so it would be nice to get some real tools under my belt for precision-sake.

    123. Terri says:

      My goals for this year include making a quilt for my bed, making myself a new wardrobe, and finishing half a dozen quilts my mother left behind unfinished that were supposed to be gifts.

    124. Leelee says:

      My goal this year is to sew at least half of my prodigious stash into quilts of all kinds. Large, small, string, nine-patch and frayed circles. I have too many quilting books and mags to pick a real current favorite, but the one that made me start loving the idea of quilting was Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel. I just loved to think of all the blocks I’d make “someday”! The Sugar and Filigree fabric line has just about every color I don’t already have-so that’s my favorite in this group.

    125. Megan Presley says:

      I am just getting into sewing and quilting. I’ve never read a quilting book, and have lots to learn! My goal for this year is to make a couple quilts. I’m working on my first one right now and can’t wait to get farther along! I love collecting fabric and planning my next projects! I love the Sugar and Filagree fabric! It’d make a nice little quilt!

    126. Zina says:

      I havent started quilting yet but I am really excited about trying. there are so many cute blogs with the prettiest quilts. I cant wait to sew one of my own

    127. Corky says:

      Wow, my fav quilting book, thats a hard one. There is one written by Nancy Zieman chocked full of hints and tips an tidbits. I love to take that on road trips just to have handy to flip through. Other than that, all the Kaffe books and the Freddy and Gwen books are inspirational…… I am trying to finish projects that I still like, and get rid of ones I will never finish and clean up my sewing room, clear out some fabrics. thanks for the giveaway.

    128. Melissa says:

      i don’t own any quilting books…the only quilt i’ve made is the throw in amy butlers “in stitches” book. i love it. my goal for this year is to make another in a different color scheme.

    129. Holly Atherton says:

      My sewing project for this year is to finish two quilts, make the eggs with pockets and get my sewing room in order! I have endless tubs of fabric and that is just not working for me. I hope to find a bookshelf and a real sewing table this year!

    130. alisha says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to get serious about quilting. I have several quilts planned and can’t wait to get started — once I have a sewing machine. :)

    131. Liz says:

      i love “rotary riot”, which my aunt (a master quilter) gave me when i was just starting to quilt as a teenager. and i adore the “quiltmaker’s gift” quilting books, just purely from an aesthetic point of view. they are beautiful.

      i hope i win! these fabrics are AWESOME!

    132. Amber says:

      My 2010 sewing goal is to make clothes for my son by repurposing my husbands “old” clothes. And to use up my stash for birthday and holiday presents throughout the year. Fun, fun!

    133. Sara Hemmeke says:

      No quilting books yet, but I’d like to get some. My quilting goal for this year is to make a quilt with some antique dresden plate pieces I found at an antique shop. It’s getting over that hand applique hump that’s holding me back.

    134. Debbie says:

      One of my favorite quilt books is a Better Homes & Gardens book: “America’s Heritage Quilts”. The quilts are lovely and I enjoy reading how quilting styles reflect the history of our country.

    135. allison says:

      I’m just starting to quilt and Denyse Schmidt’s book has been really helpful.

    136. Tami says:

      So funny you should ask this question! I am, tonight, working on my first quilted piece EVER! I’m making a table runner for my Easter table and I am winging it. We’ll see how it turns out! Can’t wait. My goal is to get good at free quilting. (Is that what you call it? LOL!) Where you drop the feed dogs and sew freely in all directions.

    137. Sonya M says:

      My 2010 Sewing goal is to actually make something for ME!!! I sew and craft for everyone else, but never for myself. I need to improve on my self-taught skills, then buckle down and make something that I love! I’m looking forward to cool, swingy summer skirts.
      Thanks for the chance to win!

    138. Delia says:

      My major goal is to create a quirky quilt wall hanging. I’ve never made a quilt before, but I’m in the process of making a quilted patchwork bag. I love it!

    139. Mama Lusco says:

      I would like to finish my first quilt top in 2010. The pieces are cut, but I’m just not very motivated to piece it together. So different from the instant gratification of sewing apparel or bags :)

    140. maryellen says:

      I am just a beginner, but I really like Last Minute Patchwork Gifts by Joelle Hoverson of Purl Soho. It’s inspiring, informative, and offers lots of beginner and pre-quilting projects. Thanks!

    141. Mary M says:

      Material Obsession mainly because I don’t have any other books (ha!). My goal for this year is to master free motion.

    142. Keilah says:

      My goal for 2010 is to finish my first quilt for my daughter and start and finish my son’s quilt.

    143. Cami says:

      My favorite quilt book is Quilts, Baby! by Linda Kopp. I have only made a few quilts but this book has so many I want to try.

    144. Sylvie says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is finishing my first quilt, which I have started about a month ago. I am a beginner and there are a few things I have a hard time figuring out!

    145. Liz says:

      I’ve officially made one quilt (and unofficially made 2 baby quilts) and I want to make one for a wedding gift this summer, but am still a novice and am looking for the ‘right’ inspiration! So far my only quilting book is ‘The Modern Quilt Workshop’ which I have for their great instructions…

      I am loving the ‘Novelties’ fabric! So cute for the baby bibs I want to make…

    146. Cara says:

      I really love the book “Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects” has alot of fun projects.

    147. Victoria says:

      My goal this year: to be realistic about my fabric stash, to pare down in a responsible way; and last, but not least, to sew more!

    148. Deb Cameron says:

      I really NEED to learn the best, neatest and fastest way to bind a quilt, this bit for some strange reason, is where I halt all my quilt making and usually pay for someone else to bind and quilt it for me…I really need to learn how to do this :-)

    149. Rose L says:

      I’m just a beginner, but the book I’m using now is “Last-minute patchwork and quilted gifts” by Joelle Hoverson.

    150. Stephanie says:

      I love Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts.

    151. Amy says:

      I cannot wait to start quilting for my boys!!! I have a 3-year-old and a baby on the way, and I just love crafting for them! Thanks for another great giveaway!

    152. carrie says:

      One of my sewing goals is to make my first real life pattern. Fun!

    153. Munaiba says:

      My favourite quilting book is Kaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts. I love the way he puts shapes and colours together

    154. Cary says:

      One of my sewing goals is to work on AND complete a project every month.

    155. DebbieKL says:

      I love the Sugar and Filagree collection! I don’t own any quilting books – I’m working on my first quilt now from an Amy Butler pattern. I almost have the front done, so I’m most intrested in tips for machine quilting a large blanket on a standard machine. No way I want to hand stitch it!

    156. Amanda S. says:

      My only sewing goals is to finish all of the projects I’ve started, but haven’t finished.

    157. Krystal says:

      I want to learn to quilt. It is among others a 2010sewing goal. Another goal is to make a wellness kit, handbag, and those cute fabric Easter eggs.

    158. autumnesf says:

      I don’t know what books I’d like as I’m just getting started.

      I would love anything about machine quilting.

      My goals for this year are 3 gift baby quilts needed now and 3 specific Christmas quilts for gifts.

    159. Rachael says:

      I have so much to learn about quilting! My major goal for 2010 is to sew quilts for all of our beds. My son and daughter (3 and 2) are in desperate need of something warm and cozy to keep them warm at night :)

    160. I just would like to sew more in 2010. As my kiddos are getting older I have more time. I would also like to learn how to quilt. I have been sewing for 30+ years but I’ve never learned quilting.
      Jana

    161. Kate says:

      It’s on my to do list some quilts this year, I love the Robert Kaufman for some cute bright kids clothes and accessories.
      Katie

    162. Cayce says:

      I have squares cut up and ready to start…my goal is to finish!!! One is for a cozy quit for our den. And then I have 2 boxes of vintage 3″ squares that I’d love to start quilting for charity.

    163. ~Helena~ says:

      Ok this is such a funny title but when my Grandma and Mother decided I needed to sew they got me a sewing machine a quilt kit and Quilting for Idiots book. Well I made first quilt using that book and still go back for all the how to stuff as I’ve only been sewing for four years now.

    164. Lorrie says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to finish projects that I start. I’ve done fairly well recently, but am getting inspired to begin some new projects (Roman blinds, a jacket, skirts for summer) and want to make sure that I finish things rather than let them languish in the closet.

    165. Stacy says:

      This is a hard choice, but I love The Modern Quilt Workshop by Kerr and Ringle, as well as Denyse Schmidt Quilts. I also recently got Quilting for Peace and it is full of great projects that are beautiful and help others.

    166. Julie says:

      I would like to be more into quilting. I just don’t have the patience or enough uninterrupted time to do it right now. I like the quilt patterns that use the precuts and are simple to put together.

    167. Allison S. says:

      I love Denyse Schmidt’s book, it is so inspirational! I also love the Quilts, Baby! book that came out last year.

    168. Balinda says:

      I am hoping to learn to paper piece this year. I have been dreaming about paper piecing the animals from the quilters ark book.

    169. Amanda Gaskin says:

      Hopscotch is just adorable and yes, while this word is heavily used in describing fabric, is the one that describes it best. It would make some sweet skirts and pillowcases for my daughter and nieces.

      My favorite quilting book is Harriet Hargraves Heirloom Machine Quilting and no, I can’t quilt like that but I love her message that you CAN quilt your own quilts on your sewing machine.

    170. Fawn says:

      I can’t claim I have a favorite quilting book yet. I do want to learn how to bind though, that’s the thing I’m most nervous about currently. And someone specifically showing me how to freestyle machine quilt for my first quilt this year:)

    171. Emily says:

      My goal for 2010 is to make an heirloom quilt for my family, and so i’m dying to learn how to machine quilt!

    172. Leisel says:

      I am new at quilting and would love to know the various ways to baste. Also how to select fabrics that “go” together. Thanks!

    173. Liz says:

      I just acquired Diane Hill’s Native American Star Quilts from my friend… Diane Hill. :) It’s a great book.

    174. Maggie Collins says:

      Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises & Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity by Davila and Waterston ~ Helps to get the creative juices flowing with your quilting!!! LOVE IT! ~ Maggie C.

    175. Ramona says:

      My goal for 2010 is to finish the quilt I started in a quilting class and to make a “T shirt” quilt for my son.

    176. Erica says:

      I would love to see some information for beginning quilters!

    177. carrie says:

      i think i’d like to learn proper tecniques on sewing clothing for my girls. i feel a little guilty, but i have no interest at all in quilting. i LOVE to sew anything, just don’t ask me about quilting!

    178. Jen says:

      My favourite quilting book is The Modern Quilt Workshop by Ringle & Kerr, even though it’s a few years old now!

    179. Kristine says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make my 20 month old a quilt from his baby clothes. it will be my very first quilt. I’m excited and a little scared.

    180. Tonya says:

      I’m into quilting *yet* but aim to be someday! I’d love to learn how to get it all precise and straight and how to stipple.

    181. Melissa Warner says:

      One goal among millions others I have this year is to quilt a twin size quilt for my daughter’s bed. I have been collecting fabric for the past year and now it’s time to put them to use. :)

    182. Paula says:

      I have a lot of “favourite” quilting authors – Kaffe Fassett, Denyse Schmidt, Bonnie Hunter, Piece o’ Cake … but my favourite book that I own is a general sewing book by Anna Maria Horner. Lots of great ideas!

    183. Laura says:

      I hope to learn how to bind my un-finished quilt this year. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months, waiting for me to take the plunge and do the binding….

    184. susana says:

      I’m very much into quilting, but haven’t really explored the books on it. So I’m loving this thread for suggestions. My sewing goals are quilting goals, actually: I’d like to get the tops I’ve completed finally quilted and bound.

    185. Gina says:

      I’m pretty new to quilting, so I don’t have any favorite books yet. I am pretty excited for this list of books though-I may just find my favorites!

    186. Aparna says:

      my goals for this year are to learn freehand quilting and to make something larger than a crib-sized quilt. i love to sew and scour your blog for tutorials of easy-ish projects i can do, being a newbie.. i also want to learn how to sew (professional looking) dresses for my baby daughter.

    187. Mama Robs says:

      I really love the little girl prints and everything in the last group! Those are beautiful.

      I haven’t quilted anything yet. I did start something, but I couldn’t get the squares lined up straight and I got frustrated. That’s one of the sewing goals I set for this year. To get a good quilting book and complete a small quilt. I just found out my little sister is expecting, so I think this is a good opportunity to get started. I have until November!

    188. Alyssa says:

      I’m not a quilter (yet) but one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make most of my own clothing, ie. not buying my clothing. Plus I am making my kids’ clothes.

    189. Paige says:

      I have only made a simple lap quilt thus far, but I’ve got designs on making a big one for my bed this year. I think I’d probably look toward Denyse Schmidt’s book…

    190. HeatherL says:

      The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer is my latest must have book.

      My goal for the year is to complete a Dear Jane top. It’s my birthday gift to myself since I turn the big 4-0 this year. I’m learning lots of techniques I wouldn’t have otherwise and having lots of fun along the way.

      Happy Quilting!!

    191. Sara says:

      I’m not big into quilting, but I have apparently turned into the pajama pants girl. So my goal for this year is to finish three more pairs of pants for friends (and myself!)

    192. Leslie says:

      I haven’t read that many quilting books, but I love to look at the magazines, which are too many to mention. My goal in 2010 is to slow down so that I can enjoy making quilts and not try to go as fast as I can.

    193. Laurel says:

      One of my goals is to get some small quilting projects (table runners, wall quilts) done.

    194. Val Miller says:

      Everytime I look at a book, it’s my new favorite. Right now I am loving “Glorious Patchwork” by Kaffe Fassett. I could also say that Denyse Schmidt’s quilting book is pretty cool too.

    195. Sian says:

      I am new to quilting, having just recently finished a quilt for my son’s toddler bed. One of my sewing goals this year is to make a queen-size quilt for my bed!

    196. flora says:

      I’d love to start quilting so I would love to learn the basics about starting a quilt. That’s my goal for this year!

    197. Linda W. says:

      Scraps by Judy Martin. It’s my first quilt book and I had it 10 years before ever making a quilt and I’ve never made a quilt from it. However, I’ve looked and dreamed and it’s inspired me to make wonderful quilt. Thank you Judy!!!

    198. SaraD says:

      I don’t have any quilting books, but I love looking at a friend’s copy of Denyse Schmidt’s book for inspiration!

    199. daniela says:

      i love to look at any quilting book, but at the end i’m a free hand quilter…

    200. Jenna Z. says:

      I LOVE 90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Make in an Afternoon by Meryl Ann Butler! I am a big quantity quilter, I make a lot of blankets for Project Linus and this book gives me variety and they are all super fast!

    201. Jenn says:

      I’m just a beginning quilter, and I’d really like to learn how to free-motion quilt. It is so pretty, but scary!

    202. jessica says:

      I am a new quilter – would like to know how to begin a quilt using random scraps – the crazy quilt!

    203. Helen says:

      One of my goals for this year is to actually learn how to quilt. I would like to learn how to put it all together.

    204. Terri says:

      I would love to start quilting. I want to learn how to make portrait/pictoral quilts and crazy quilts.

    205. Sara says:

      I like “The Impatient Patchworker” by Jayne Emerson. Full of quick projects, and helpful basic instructions like how to mitre a corner, etc.

    206. Heather says:

      I love the colors in the Art Gallery Fabrics! One of my sewing goals this year is to start a quilt. I’ve started piecing for a piecework pillow, but haven’t yet quilted anything!

    207. Morgan says:

      One of my sewing goals is to finish more clothing for my 2-year-old daughter before she outgrows it!

    208. I love, love, love quilting books that inspire. My favorites right now are by Gwen Marston…..Collaborative Quilting and CQ Again. Her latest book, Liberated Quilting II is wonderful also.

    209. Rachel D says:

      I just (Saturday) purchased a new Bernina 430. I’m not much of a quilter, so my goal is to learn how to use all the features of my new machine.

    210. Victoria says:

      I love “Passionate Patchwork” by Kaffe Fassett. It is a true feast for the eyes.

    211. Chancy says:

      One of my current favorite book is Modern Quilt Workshop. There are so many great possibilities in that book.

    212. Bec Clarke says:

      My main sewing goal is to make a quilt for me. I still haven’t got one.
      My favourite quilting book is difficult. ATM I love the Anka’s trasures books, probably Livin Large is my favourite right now.

    213. wendy says:

      I love all three of the “By Magic” books by Nancy Srebro-Johnson, especially Block Magic I.

    214. Jenny says:

      My goal this year is to do a quilt along. I’ve been following a few blogs and admiring their creations for a while, so I figure it’s time to jump in and try it myself.

    215. Sophia says:

      I am really excited about quilting month!
      I have recently begun to learn how to quilt without any real instruction.
      I’ve assembled the top of my quilt but its been been a work in progress since then.
      Its been sitting in my fabric closet because I’m at a loss what to do now.
      It looked feasable but im at a loss now!
      Hopefully I can finish it with Quilting Month approaching to learn all the nessecities!

    216. Maeve says:

      I have so many favorite books but here are two that I believe are outstanding: “Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts” by Maria Peagler (a terrific book on color!), and “Stitch Alchemy” by Kelli Perkins (about combining fabric and paper, great stuff!). My plans for this year are to make tablerunners for Christmas for each of my 3 daughters, to make some charity quilts, and to finish a few UFO’s.

    217. nopinkhere says:

      I don’t quilt, mostly because I find the idea of making a big quilt intimidating. I tend to be a sloppy sewist too and that doesn’t seem to go with quilting. I also mostly make clothes and toys for my children when I sew. I would love to see projects incorporating quilting into clothing, especially for children. (I probably won’t make them, but I do love reading about them.)

    218. Maria says:

      I am just beginning to sew so my goal for 2010 is to become more accurate at my sewing and challenging myself in more difficult projects. I’d like to work on some dresses and eventually learn more about quilting too

    219. Julie says:

      My goal for 2010 is to learn free motion quilting and for it to look decent. I have to make a quilt for my 3rd baby when she/he is born and want to free motion quilt it. I tried it once and am so scared to “ruin” a quilt that I use stitch in ditch.

      Another thing is to master making purses :) I have yet to make one.

      Thanks

    220. Jen L says:

      my sewing goals – more handsewing (ala Alabama chanin) and sewing some clothes for me (instead of the kids)

    221. Trish says:

      Roll on quilting month! One of my goals is to learn how to quilt! I am learning how to paper piece by hand at the moment. It is taking a long time but very enjoyable and looks so pretty. I would like to know more about doing it with a sewing machine.

      The Sugar and Filigree range is fantastic, love, love every one! x

    222. Terri B. says:

      I would love to start quilting – I have done some quilting several years ago with the help of my grandma. She is no longer able to quilt and i would love to be able to provide her with a nice christmas quilt this year. I would also like to finish gathering fabrics and completed a couple of I-Spy quilts for my son and nephew.

    223. Jodie says:

      I’ve only just finished my first quilt recently. I found it really difficult to select fabric colours and patterns that work well together so I would love to learn how to do this better.

    224. Wendy says:

      My fave right now is Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott. I’ve been gifted a couple of jelly rolls lately, so I need to figure out what to do with them!

    225. Kari Sherry says:

      I do not have any quilting books, but my quilting goal for 2010 is to make a quilt for my son, a 3-year-old who just graduated to a new big boy bed! I have chosen the fabric “Frolic” and just decided on the pattern, A Canasta Quilt by Oh Frannson blog. Oh no, I just typed this out loud so I had better get to it!!!

    226. jennifer says:

      Sewing goal of 2010: I want to make a ‘real’ quilt. Not just a patchwork quilt with tied squares. One with ACTUAL quilting!!! I would be quite inspired if I could win some pretty fabric!

      Oh, and I want to make the notebook covers tutorialed a few weeks ago. Loved those.

    227. Katie A. says:

      The one that started it all for me was “The Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting.” Absolutely everything I needed to know!

      I think it’s edited, not authored. Couldn’t find a name!

    228. Kate says:

      My sewing goal for this year is simple; use at least 1/3 of my stash. I have bought tons of fabric thinking “That would be perfect…for something”. Well, I am going to figure out those somethings. But of course, I will still add to the stash.

    229. Erica says:

      I love Kaffe Fassett’s books and Denyse Schmidt… and, oh no, I can only name 2!

    230. Anja says:

      I’d really like to learn more about combination and mixing of colours and prints to become more secure about my fabric choices.

    231. Lindsey says:

      I’m still pretty new to the whole quilting thing, but I have read (or at least skimmed) a fair number of books so far, and these were the two I thought of:

      For the beginner who wants a “I want to quilt, now what do I do?” book, my favorite so far is “Quilter’s Academy Vol. 1–Freshman Year: A Skill-Building Course in Quiltmaking” by Harriet and Carrie Hargrave. It is comprehensive without being overwhelming.

      If you have the general idea and want to look certain things up (“I want to applique something, how do I do that?”), my favorite so far is “The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z– Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking” by Ellen Pahl.

      I’m so excited for Quilting Month II!!!!

    232. Liz says:

      I would like to know if I can quilt on my baby lock grace a line machine. i see all these fancy machines that i simply can’t afford and would love to mak a quilt of my own!

    233. Rebecca says:

      oh, and one quick note. I LOVE the Nature’s Element Oceans Breeze fabric!

    234. Margaret Hurst says:

      Love any quilting book by Kaffe Fassett – great colors with mostly simple quilting shapes. Also just got Liberated Quilting which is also great. Goals are two baby quilts for friends, finish quilt for daughter, boyfriend and make a few baby quilts for donations for Habitat for Humanity fund raiser….yes, I will be busy.

    235. Feng says:

      Beautiful fabrics! They make you want to Sew! Mama! Sew!

    236. Rebecca says:

      Don’t have a favorite quilting book per se, but I do love the Dover coloring books of quilt patterns. They are great to trace or enlarge on a copier and use to test color combinations and layouts.

    237. crissy says:

      I don’t quilt but one sewing goal I have for this year is to start sewing more oliver + s patterns and perhaps become a boutique sewer for them!

    238. Sorahart says:

      Quilting has been calling my name for the past few years, but I haven’t responded yet! I would love to learn how to quilt hanging wall panels. I bought one for my baby’s nursery and don’t really know where to start. Do I do it by hand or by machine? How do I bind the outside?

    239. April says:

      Wow, look at all those yummy new fabrics!!
      I have had other projects that keep pulling me away from starting a big project like a quilt, but my goal is by years end to have at least a completed lap quilt!

    240. Natalie says:

      My goal this year is for my daughter (7) and I to begin quilting. We have found a local quilter who is willing to get us started and we plan to begin meeting soon. There is a large quilt show here each year that has a junior quilter’s division. My daughter viewed entries last year and decided she would like to learn and enter next year. I’d like to help her meet that goal.

    241. Marcia says:

      I have just started quilting…just made 2 log cabin quilted pillows for my living room, and working on finishing up my first quilt! Goal for the year…finish a quilt in under a month :)
      Love the fabric!

    242. oops, just realized I gave the wrong name… its the Modern Quilt Workshop. Sorry.

    243. Ruth says:

      The book, “Piecing the Piece of Cake Way” has been really healpful. It’s my go-to reference book.

    244. I have several books, but my favorite (and most recently acquired) is The Modern Quilting Workshop. I have been wanting to try making a modern quilt, but never knew where to start. This book has totally inspired me! My biggest goal for 2010 is to finish a specific list of UFOs I had started before a major life changing event I went through. I have given myself a set time goal and am happy to say I’ve got 6 finished already!

    245. Paula says:

      My goal for this year is to refashion our summer wardrobes. re-use textiles to make everything my kids and I will wear. So far, so good.

    246. katie says:

      Start Quilting by Alex Anderson. She has a few out, but this one is a great basic guide to have on your shelf. I’m looking forward to getting more into non-traditional quilting in the next year. More arty, right-brain stuff.

    247. Brina says:

      Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!) by Carol Doak
      I am new to quilting and my sister just gave me this book.
      I can’t wait to learn more! thanks for a chance.

    248. Jennifer S. says:

      I can’t consider myself a quilter just yet, although I do have 2 quilts on the go. What I really need to learn is how to bind them!!!

    249. I am sooooo willing to have these cute fabrics :( …. They are so cuuteee and cheery. I am just starting my sewing hobby and also try to quilt some stuff…which turn into something fun. :)
      I am currently looking for some tutorial to reconstruct the stuff that I have to be something good….
      So I need a pattern…Usually I just combine all my used fabrics into big fabrics :D

    250. Mandy says:

      My 2010 goal is to actually make adult clothing. I’ve used some of your tutorials for clothes for my daughter, but I have yet to attempt something for myself. Sorta’ scared… and excited.

    251. Andrea says:

      I have not read a quilting book, but some of my sewing goals for the year 2010 are to make some shirts for myself that fit well, and learn how to sew a cute baby dress.

    252. Jody says:

      I don’t know how to quilt yet and really want to learn. That is definitely a goal for the year.

    253. Nicole Lamb says:

      My main sewing goal is to actually make a quilt! I have pieced one together for a charity but didn’t do the finish work. I can’t wait to try!

    254. Amy says:

      I would love to start quilting to make an “I Spy” quilt for my little one. That is my goal.

    255. Kathy says:

      I have been wanting to attempt my first quilt- a log cabin.

    256. jessica says:

      I love everything!!!! I am SEW happy!!

    257. Sarah Anderson says:

      I am not a quilter, though my mom and sister are and I have always felt a little left out. But the ticker tape quilt featured here a while bag seems like a perfect first quilt for me with just enough freedom and creativity without being overwhelming and intimidating.

    258. Liz B says:

      I would like to learn more about creating/using/marking templates for quilting. There was a lot about traditional piecing last year, and now I’d like to move on to more advanced ideas, like templates and paper piecing. I’ve already done a little work with hexagons and would love to see options about shapes other than squares/rectangles. Yay for quilting month!

    259. Celia says:

      I’d like to know how to properly press the seams in a quilt. I never know what I’m supposed to do.

    260. Kara says:

      The fabrics are wonderful! I would love to see more stuff on actual quilting, batting, and edging. Basics are always nice too.

    261. Alexis says:

      My favorite quilting books would have to be Glorious Patchwork by Kaffe Fasset and the Collaborative Quilting books by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. They are so inspiring! I also value the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting- it’s how I started learning to quilt and it remains a great resource to keep on hand.

    262. Elizabeth says:

      I’m just getting into quilting, and would love to see smaller projects featured, as well as learn techniques that are suitable for people who don’t have access to large spaces and fancy machines. ;-)

    263. Nicole says:

      I am so new to quilting but really love looking through Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts book!

    264. Natalie says:

      I am new to quilting and have already learned so much from your blog/forum and all the links I have found here. I would love to learn more about fabric selection (colors, patterns, etc.) and free motion quilting. Thanks for all the great resources!

    265. Malauna says:

      “The It’s Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book” by Mary Ellen Hopkins is my favorite book. (I think the title is genious!) I think it has good instructions on how to calculate size and yardage and some good patterns as well.

    266. Amber says:

      My favorite quilting book is Denyse Schmidt Quilts – and I do love all the different tutorials all over blogland!

    267. Jennifer B. says:

      I am only in the beginning stages of quilting but I would like to learn more about ensuring corners/points match up. Some things I am already learning are to be sure that fabric cuts are exact and to always have a sharp needle.

    268. Susan S says:

      I would love to make a precious boy baby quilt for my new son!

    269. Nicole Maki says:

      The book I’m really excited about right now is: Last Minute Patchwork Plus Quilt Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

      My sewing goals for this year is to learn a little bit about how to sew properly – I’ve been winging it so far – and to make some kitchen, home textile items like napkins, a table runner, apron, dishtowels etc.

    270. Lynnette says:

      One of my sewing goals is to get my half finished window quilts finished and up on the windows.

    271. laura says:

      I’m new tooo….planning on quilted throw pillows.

    272. holly p says:

      I don’t own any quilting books but I’d love to learn how to make my seams match up perfectly!

    273. Lise says:

      Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts!

    274. Megan says:

      I love Kaffe Fassett’s books. They’re all so lovely and inspirational! I’m a beginning quilter but am loving all of the discoveries I’m making through fabric. It’s such a wonderful way to be creative and release some stress, too! I love that sewing machine.

    275. Monica says:

      My sewing goal is to make clothes for myself so I will stop being tempted by poorly made RTW fashions.

    276. Beth says:

      I would love to win! I don’t quilt, but I love to sew, this year my goal is move on from basic sewing and attempt something a bit more challenging, maybe a coat or jacket.

    277. Angela Pak says:

      I have to say that I’ve tried my hand at a few quilts, but my little machine just can’t handle much! That being said, I love to make handbags and belts. I still get to use those beautiful quilting cottons that way.

    278. Vanessa says:

      One of my faves is Jelly Roll Quilts. Love those Jelly Rolls!

    279. Kadybug says:

      My goals – get better at attaching the binding and learning how to machine quilt.

    280. Kristine says:

      I haven’t gotten into heavy duty quilting because I am scared to death of binding! I’d love to learn.

    281. Erin Hibshman says:

      My favorite quilt resource of all time is: The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z– Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking by Ellen Pahl. It’s an alphabetical listing of the nuts and bolts of quilting and sewing. When I started 7 years ago I was a traditional pattern person, and now I am into modern quilting – this book is still good for both camps!
      All of the new fabrics look FANTASTIC!

    282. Brandy P says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to try and make some clothes for my children. I am currently looking for some patterns right now!

    283. drooling drooling…… fabrics are so sweet and fun. i’m new…. starting quilting

    284. Amy says:

      I don’t do much quilting. Acutally I’ve never done any actual quilting. I’ve just made quilt blocks for fun and never done anything with them. I’d love to learn how to finish a quilt and do the actual quilting!
      Amy

    285. Candy says:

      I love the fabric, in fact I love all fabric.
      I am terrified of zippers and have vowed to make something with a zipper in it at some point this summer.

    286. Kelli says:

      I love Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer and Lots of Dots by Bonnie Olaefson (sp?). But, I mostly love to look online and see other’s inspiration to keep me going! My goals for this year are to quilt a top I’ve got sitting lonely over to the side so I can check it off and make MAJOR progress on the quilts for my 2 kids’ beds that I promised last year! ;) I’ve also got a few more that I’ve got in mind that I want to finish too. Too many projects, not enough time! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us!

    287. kate says:

      My sewing goals for 2010 are to work from my stash, make lap quilts for the family (no more fleece prints – ugh). My favourite quilt book is Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts although I really wish it had more instructional diagrams – I’m a visual learner.

    288. I haven’t attempted a quilt yet… but I’d love to. For some reason I’ve always thought it was so difficult. I think I need a better sewing machine though. It is on my list! :)

    289. Meghan says:

      I’ve had my sewing machine for almost a year now, but I’m still such a novice! I would like to actually follow and complete a pattern this year, be it clothing, quilt, or household item. I have so much to learn, and I wish I had all the money in the world to buy beautiful fabric!

    290. Kacey says:

      My goal is to try my hand at free-motion quilting.

    291. sb says:

      The Quilts of Gee’s Bend by is my hands-down favorite! The quilts are so colorful, creative, and inspiring. Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts is also a wonderful book: modern, yet traditional, and very project-oriented.

    292. Jessica says:

      My favorite quilting book by far is Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance. I only recently discovered his work and I am smitten beyond words! He is such an intriguing artist and his work is highly inspirational. Oh, and the photographs on location around the world are absolutely swoon-worthy!

    293. Kerry says:

      Quilting for Dummies was what I used to help me finish my first quilt. It was very easy to understand and had simple charts for figuring out how much fabric you need.

    294. Kristina says:

      My sewing goal is to make my first quilt. My fabric just arrived and I can’t wait to start! Looking forward to quilt month!

    295. Susanne says:

      My sewing goal for the year is to actually finish a crib-sized quilt for my now-10-month-old baby girl! Every new baby deserves a quilt, but with a now-mobile baby, a BUSY pre-school son running around and as a work-from-home mom, I never seem to get the time to just sit and indulge in the quilting that I so love to do! Would love to win, thanks for the chance.

    296. Amy Zimmer says:

      Hi–I am here in Ghana, drooling over the batik. I would love to learn to combine fabric and how to make a triangle quilt. I am so skittish about getting started! ERGHHHH! I rely quite heavily on friends to guide me through the creative process. My sewing goal is to get one complete queen sized quilt made whose colors don’t scare me!!!

      Thank you!

    297. Morgan says:

      I’m a newbie quilter and would like to learn some basics – how to cut large squares that are actually square, what exactly is a scant quarter inch?, do I start quilting in the middle or at the edge? – the sorts of things that are second nature to experienced quilters.

    298. Margie Bennett says:

      My personal sewing goal for 2010 is a twin size quilt for my 10 year old son.He has had a rough path to get to where we are today & I had ordered fabric. He pulled it from the box & said this is mine for a blanket. I must make this special fellow a blanket. He is facing more surgery & I want him to have something mommy made to comfort him.

    299. I have so many sewing goals. My current goal is to make my son a library tote bag by Easter (didn’t get done for his birthday in January or Valentine’s Day).

    300. Ginger says:

      I would love to learn how to machine sew on binding so that it actually looks good. Every time I try it looks horrible and I end up going back to hand sewing (which I hate).

    301. Kristine says:

      YES! Quilt Month again! I didn’t quilt last time you hosted quilt month, so this is super exciting! I’ve been drooling over all the quilts in Denise Schmidt’s book. Gorgeous and such great use of color!

    302. Alissa D says:

      I’m a newbie, and while I read a lot of quilt blogs, am a bit intimidated to jump in. I’d like to learn different binding techniques.

    303. Ann Garner says:

      Would love to win this so I can add to my quilting skills! And what could be more appropriate, it’s quilt month!

    304. Karen H says:

      I’m a new quilter and building my stash! I’m loving all these beautiful fabrics!

    305. whitney says:

      For 2010 – I want to finish the many projects I started and ditched! Right now I can think of 5 I need to do for sure that are only halfway done!

    306. I am definately into quilting, but have never made a large quilt by machine! I would love some tips on design and technique to make a large quilt by machine. Also, my biggest challenge when making any quilt is to decide on the pattern of the quilting lines. Are there any general rules to follow in that regard?

      I am very excited about Quilt Month!

    307. Barbara Wilcher says:

      Oh. Just look at all the pretties!!!! Would love to win. I am already dreaming about a quilt to make. Thanks sew mama sew!

    308. Heather says:

      I have only been sewing a couple of years and only sporadically. We just bought a house that has room to make a little sewing loft for me that the kids can’t get in to. I am looking forward to getting more projects done and starting my first quilt. Right now I am making colorful curtains for the kitchen and kids’ room in our new house.

    309. Melanie says:

      My favorite quilting book is: Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects. The projects in it are just so beautiful! I wanna make all of them!

    310. Michelle says:

      Favorite quilt book (for today) is Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe. I’ve always liked the look of scrappy, and this book makes a nice way to tame the scrap pieces by automatically cutting them into strips before you store them away.

    311. Kelsey says:

      I haven’t really gotten into quilting but I would love to start a quilt soon. I would like to be able to finish it by November, my daughter’s bday, maybe as a gift!

    312. Erin says:

      It’s not a quilting book, but there is an adorable quilt project in Doodle Stitching. I don’t quilt yet, but I’d love to start!

    313. missknitta says:

      My favorite quilting book right now is the one I’m currently reading — Material Obsession by Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty! Can’t wait for Quilting Month at SMS!

    314. Genevieve says:

      My favorite quilting books are “Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts” by Joelle Hoverson
      and “Big Book of Scrap Quilts” by L. Amanda Owens and Patricia Wilens

      So inspiring!!

      Genevieve

    315. Gabrielle says:

      I have only ever made one quilt and have lost my confidence, so my goal for 2010 is to blow the dust off the sewing machine and start with some smaller home decorating and fun projects: ottoman, pillows, purses, lunch bags, etc.

    316. Allison says:

      Such beautiful fabrics!! My quilting goal for this year is to make a quilt out of recycled fabrics!

    317. jacqueline says:

      I love the “Quilting Answer book, Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask”. As a beginner it helps me with the first steps in quilting

    318. Mandy says:

      Oh my – how I LOVE these new fabric lines!!!! Especially Hopscotch – how cute!

      I’m also new to quilting, but it’s a family tradition so I find it important that I continue to create handmade quilts, so I’m trying hard to learn how to quilt using modern fabrics and patterns. So far I’ve only made three baby quilts and peiced one full-sized quilt top. I’m currently make a baby quilt loosely based on the “Baby’s Life” quilt pattern found on the Moda Bake Shop site. My favorite book to turn to is the Sewing Bible, which has sections dedicated to quilting.

    319. Blayne says:

      I like East Meets West quilting book.

    320. Cinnamon says:

      I don’t quilt (yet), but this just may be my year since I found two pieced quilt tops that need to be finished so they can cover my bed this summer!

    321. Maria says:

      I love all of Kim Diehl’s books – her quilts are lovely. I have yet to make one, but have a few on my “list.”

    322. I’m new to quilting, and I tend to be great starter, but have issues with follow-through. I have made three quilts from start to finish, and about five others that I’ve started. My goal for this year is to finish those “in progress” quilts. To help with this, I told my husband I wouldn’t buy anymore fabric this year…that doesn’t mean I can’t try to win some! =)

    323. Becky Williams says:

      First of all, I am in awe of the beautiful fabric! The prints are so unique. I have 2 quilting books that I are my favorites. The 1st one is, “I Love Patch Work”, by Rashida Coleman-Hale, and the other one is “Patchwork Style”, by Suzuko Koseki. I would love to win!

    324. Lisa says:

      My latest obsessions are:
      Color Shuffle: New Quilts from Karla Alexander
      Inspired to Quilt by Melanie Testa

    325. Sarah says:

      I love the little book:
      The Quilting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask by Barbara Weiland Talbert
      I refer to it often.

    326. Shelly P. says:

      This year I’ve set a goal to get a memory quilt done for my children and design and sew (the hard part!) diaper bags for my new business!

    327. Chris says:

      I want to learn tips and tricks to machine quilt with my simple Bernina…without using any extra equipment. Thanks for the opportunity!

    328. Katie says:

      I made my first quilt just about 2 years ago using the Color Wheel quilt pattern from Joelle Hoverson’s Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts book. I have since used this book several times and it’s still my favorite! The patterns are simple and perfect for a beginner like me, and the end results are always beautiful.

    329. Susan says:

      I’m a very beginning quilter, and so far I love it! I want to learn everything I can about free-motion quilting. I’m really looking forward to April!

    330. duff says:

      color was a complete mystery until I read Colorplay by Joen Wolfrom–it is easy to understand and has tons of examples.

    331. Cinnamon Sangria says:

      My sewing goals is to make something for myself at least once a month. I do a lot of sewing but it’s usually gifts and such and I’d like to make more outfits for my upcoming trip to Paris. But at a minimum making something for myself once a month is doable. Or so I think.

    332. Katie says:

      For 2010 I want to make a quilt for my cozy-loving husband. I’ve a got a zig-zag quilt in blues and browns in mind.

    333. Dee Wilson says:

      My goals for this year are to increase my sewing skills and to lose my fear–I can still hear my grandmother standing beside me, telling me to “rip it out” again. I’m learning that she was right and that making my work look neat and professional is worth the frustration of do-overs!

    334. Nicole in VT says:

      I am not quite ready for quilts yet, but I am saving all of my children’s clothes in hopes to turn them into quilts for each of them when they’re older. One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to learn how to use an actual pattern instead of using tutorials all the time. :)

    335. marilyn podoll says:

      I haven’t quilted yet…but I think I will start small. I have made several bags and purses and a quilted bag would be a good project. I love the Art Gallery Fabrics….so yummy

    336. Sheri says:

      Also fairly new to quilting, but my goal for 2010 is to complete a quilt throw for our living room before next winter! =) can’t wait to see who wins!

    337. Melissa says:

      I continue to go back to Whimsyland by Lizzie B Cre8ive…it’s just so…different! :o)
      I also like The Joy of Quilting (it’s old!), but it has some great basics that help me get through the tight spots.

    338. Susan says:

      I love to make all kinds of bags. This year I’d love to learn more about how to use the different feet that came with my sewing machine & maybe learn what other special feet are out there that would make my sewing look more professional!

    339. Rebecca says:

      One of my sewing goals this year is to get my two older girls quilts on their beds and out of my WIP pile!

    340. Emily says:

      My mother was a HUGE quilter, and I never thought I’d do it. But after looking at several tutorials, I think I might have to try it. Looks fun!

    341. Whistlepea says:

      I really like Material Obsession!

    342. Amy says:

      I’m just a beginner, so I’d really appreciate hearing recommendations for entry-level, Quilting 101 books! :-)

    343. Melanie says:

      I love quilting but I am a newby. I have only done blocks but have a stack of old clothes begging to be made into a unique quilt. I would love ideas on freeform quilts.

    344. St says:

      One of my sewing goals is to curtains! I have some to finish and some to replace. I need to finish that before I can get back to quilting.

    345. One of my goals this year is to make a cathedral window quilt. I have all the fabric, just haven’t carved out the time I need to start working on it!

    346. Mary says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to figure out how to thread and get the tension right on my second hand serger purchased last year….

    347. Christina says:

      The book “Show me how to machine quilt” is what I recommend to all my friends who want to free motion quilt on their own regular sewing machines. It’s great!

    348. Gracie says:

      I would like a book that teaches us how to get started in this quilting world! Learn the technique is one of my sewing goals this year! XD

    349. Emily B says:

      I’d like to learn a no-ironing way of quilting. I’m not sure if that even exists, but honestly the ironing is holding me back!

    350. Celeste says:

      I’m hoping to sew both of my daughters’ summer church wardrobes this year. I’d better get going, considering it has been in the 70′s this week here in CA!

    351. Amy Hodge says:

      I really love The Quilts of Gee’s Bend: Masterpieces from a Lost Place by Arnett et al and Dear Jane by Brenda Papadakis. Though neither is an instructional both, I find them both extremely inspirational!

    352. Joni says:

      My big quilting/sewing goal for 2010 is to make crazy-quilt squares with all my little scraps, as I finish my main projects. There are many little girl dresses, little boy shirts, and mama skirts on my to-sew list for this year, so I will have lots of leftovers to quilt with.

    353. Ellen says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make four tops…so far I’ve made one and am planning on cutting out number two this weekend.

    354. Keriann says:

      My goal for this year is to actually make a quilt for my own bed! One for me!! Mine! Mine! Mine! (ok well there’s a man with a ring on his left hand that snores terribly and seems to love sleeping in my bed so I suppose i should say “ours” right?)

    355. carolyn says:

      That novelties line would make fun pillow cases!

    356. Kimberly says:

      I don’t have a book to recommend, but I’m reorganizing my sewing room and would love ideas from quilters who have great sewing setups already.

    357. Connie says:

      One must complete goal is to learn and conquer my fear of curved piecing. Two very dear friends are getting married in late 2010 and I want very much to give both a traditional wedding ring style quilt. Sugar and filagre would look great~

    358. Jess says:

      One of my quilting goals for 2010 is to finish my daughter’s pink quilt by the end of the year, which is when she’s moving to a big girl bed.

    359. Samantha says:

      A few weeks ago, I would have said I’d like to learn an easy way to do the quilting process, but I just completed my first quilt-as-you-go quilt and I absolutely LOVE it! I also love the Novelties line! Darling! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    360. Sylvia says:

      I am SO Glad I found this site!! I am a retired woman, with a retired husband who goes EVERYWHERE with me. Can’t shop the fabric stores alone. This site will be my salvation! Love, love, love all the fabric choices, designs, inspiration. I’ll visit everyday!!!!!

    361. Julie says:

      Quiltmaking by Hand by Jinny Beyer. The quilts are beautiful!

    362. Brianna says:

      My favorite quilting book – and the only one that has stayed with me through several moves – is PS I Love You Two! by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. Even though it’s a book of baby/children’s quilts, with the right fabrics the patterns can look very grown-up.

    363. Tami says:

      Quilting – a love of mine. I have never paper pieced though and would really, really like too.

    364. Angie says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to finally make a dent in my backlog of projects. Not going so great yet since I’m due to give birth to our first child in 3 weeks (eek!) which, of course, means I’m adding lots of cute baby projects instead of finishing up all the projects for the house.

    365. Sarah says:

      I’d like some really basic information, especially about the tools/supplies/equipment needed to get started.

    366. Eva says:

      I don’t own any quilting books but my #1 sewing project for 2010 is to make all the bedding and some clothes for our new baby.

    367. Melissa says:

      One skill that I am having the hardest time figuring out is sewing four points together. Either I leave a hole where they meet or it puckers inward. Before I start putting squares together I have to figure this out. Let’s try it again, scraps!

    368. Vicki K says:

      I really want to learn how to do free motion quilting. It just seems so easy when other people do it…

      It’s not new, still love “Quilts, Quilts, Quilts”.

    369. Rachel says:

      I am just finishing up my first quilt and I want to learn all the ways to do it “right” or easiest, at least. I’m definitely interested in learning free motion quilting and seeing modern, simplistic quilts for inspiration.

    370. Elizabeth says:

      I just started to learn how to quilt. My favorite book is “101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts” by Hopkins and Martin. The directions have been really to follow and the patterns are traditional and are anywhere from easy to advanced.

    371. Ramona Burke says:

      I LOVE the quilts in Material Obsession!

    372. Julia says:

      I don’t have any quilting books yet and one of my goals is to finish the quilt I started years ago.

    373. Sarah says:

      At the moment I’m enjoying “Quilt Savvy: Gaudynski’s Machine Quilting Guidebook” by Diane Gaudynski, which leads me to what I want to learn and my goal for this year: to use a more adventurous freemotion quilting design than meandering. I hope that this year I will produce a quilt that has something other than meandering FMQ’ed onto it!

    374. Sara says:

      I am not much of a quilter (although I do plan to make a crib version of the ticker tape quilt tutorial that Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts contributed to Sew mama sew). Looking forward to the inspiration of Quilting month, though. One of my sewing goals for 2010 is not to procrastinate for birthday/Christmas/holiday gifts. AKA, hubby does not appreciate the last minute chaos!

    375. Linda says:

      I’m not a quilter but have always admired those like my grandmother who quilt. Maybe if I start small – I’ve got a ton of scraps . . . hmmm. Anyway my sewing goal for this year is just to sew more, find/make the time to sew each week. I’d like to make some summer skirts for my daughter and maybe one for myself. And I have two window treatments in the lineup too.

    376. Rachelle says:

      In 2010 I would like to make my first full sized hand quilted quilt. That may be ambitious seeing that I am due in Aug with #6 but hey that is my goal. I also really want to make easter skirts and summer dresses for my girls.

    377. Heather J. says:

      In 2010 I’d like to make some more clothes for my kids, and finally make some clothing for myself!

    378. Lindsey says:

      Quilting: I need to focus on cutting pieces accurately. I feel like my pieces are always just a little bit off. My goal of setting up my new sewing space will hopefully help me accomplish this. I absolutely love the Sugar and Filagree fabric!

    379. leigh7911 says:

      I love The Modern Quilt Workshop by Kerr and Ringle. I am definitely making at least 4 quilts from that book. After the 8 I already have fabric for…

    380. kbonikowsky says:

      Confession: I stole my favorite quilting book from my mother. Its Quilting Makes The Quilt by Lee Cleland. I love it because it shows how different the same quilt can look with different quilting – its amazing!

      I’m looking forward to quilting month!

    381. Ann says:

      I have a Kaffe Fasset book of garden quilts that I love to just look at his fabrics and I am looking forward to getting City Quilts by Cherri House when it comes out in a few months.

    382. graciegreeneyes says:

      I haven’t gotten much into quilting other that having a few books. However, my scrap pile is getting out of hand so I will probably, of necessity, be forced to do something soon. I have a book called Successful Scrap Quilts where all the pieces are 2 1/2 inch by 5 inch strips so I will probably start with that. I love the idea of making quilts but it is so much quicker to make an apron!!

    383. Jenny says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make my first quilt ever!! I don’t have any favorite quilting books but am inspired by Denyse Schmidt and Kaffe Fasset’s designs — so gorgeous!

      The new lines of fabric above are lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!

    384. Annika says:

      My sewing goal for the year is to finish all of my projects! I have so many things cut out, and so few have actually been sewn! I also want to make a quilt for my daughter, and a few dresses.

    385. Deirdre says:

      I’m a beginning quilter (I’ve got about a quarter of one top pieced) and the book that’s really helped me out is “The Quilting Answer Book” by Barbara Weiland Talbert. It really does have all the answers, and shows a lot of techniques I’m still learning, like mitered corners.

    386. Tina says:

      I need, and I mean need, to learn how to machine quilt. I’ve read so much about it, but I’m terrified to actually try it!

    387. Rebecca says:

      Quilting with the Muppets by The Jim Henson Company. So much creativity in the compilation quilts they made for each other’s babies.

    388. Narrowing down my favorite quilting books is tough, so I’ll post the one I think most useful and the one I think most inspirational! Most useful both to novice and experienced quilters is Nancy Zieman’s “Quilt With COnfidence”. Rotary cutting tips and building ‘stratas’ as building blocks for great looking quilts.
      A favorite inspirational quilting book is Karen McTavish’s “Whitework Quilting”. The photos inspire me to try something new and Karen explains the techniques in clear, simple terms.

      Joyce

    389. Robyn says:

      I like the idea of learning simple free motion quilting ideas from books…

    390. Alicia says:

      My 2010 sewing goals? BABY STUFF! I’m 4 1/2 months pregnant and I have dreams of making my own diaper bag, hooter hider, nursing pillow, shopping cart germ cover, bibs, bibs and more bibs. I have Lotta Jansdotter and Amy Butler’s baby books as well as some other baby patterns. Now I just need to get to work!

    391. Beth says:

      I am new to quilting, and find so much inspiration from all the beautiful fabrics. I want to do projects like children’s clothing, pillows and bags, but my goal for 2010 is to learn the quilting process from start to finish and actually make a larger sized quilt for a bed.

    392. Crystal says:

      Oh I love the strawberries and the cherries!! So cute!! I don’t have any quilt books. I have learned everything from on line!! :D

    393. C. Michele says:

      I’ve browsed through a few books, but I am yet to have a favorite (unless Bend the Rules Sewing Counts). My mother is the quilter (and my grandmother). I am very intimidated by it. I like to stick to small projects like bags, dolls, etc. My goal is to make a quilt this year! Very scary for me. My two best friends are getting married (to eachother) and I feel that this calls for some quilting! Especially, since they are moving into an old country home.

    394. Jenn says:

      So I wouldn’t say it is a quilting book, but I just got One Yard Wonders and I am *SEW* excited to try just about everything in there!

    395. Katie Wilson says:

      I have been on an Amy Butler Quilt fix lately!

    396. eliz says:

      I don’t have a lot of quilting books. But a huge bookcase of magazines on quilting. Just not enough time in the day to make all the items that I want. But you can never have enough fabric.

    397. delitealex says:

      I’m new to sewing this year I hope to make some outfits for my boys. Maybe some small quilt projects too.

    398. Sarah Broderick says:

      I really like my “last minute quilted and patchwork gifts” but “One yard wonders” is pretty spectacular….not sure if that counts as quilting. :)

      Sarah

    399. Kjirsten says:

      I have never made a quilt but have always wanted to. I have been talking with my husbands grandma to get one started!!! I am excited. That is my goal for 2010 is to make a quilt and to sew more in general!! I love to sew and need to make more time to do it!!
      <3
      Kjirsten
      http://sewgraciouslyblessed.blogspot.com

    400. MamaBee says:

      As a quilting rookie I’d love quilting hints for machine quilting on a regular sewing machine.

    401. Ana says:

      I am not into quilting but I love sewing, and my goal for 2010 is to learn lots and lots of new techniques!

    402. Susan says:

      My goal for 2010 is to sew a quilt for 3 of my boys. While I’m not a quilter, I have found a very easy quilt to make at thefamilyhomestead.com

    403. sarah c says:

      Haven’t started quilting yet…but would love to start. I am interested in learning beginner techniques. My sewing goal for 2010 is to finish most projects by Aug before the birth of my baby.

    404. Jessica says:

      Quilting for peace. It’s wonderfully written, and inspires me to think of others rather than just myself or my friends in family when making things.

    405. Keisha in MN says:

      My quilting goal in 2010 is to find some patterns that use up the leftovers from previous projects. I can’t bear to throw away scraps, but now I have quite the miscellaneous collection!

    406. Abby says:

      In 2010, I’d like to sew myself an everyday, casual summer dress.

    407. Rebecca says:

      Hopscotch would be so sweet for my little girls outside tea party tablecloth!

    408. Jennifer says:

      I’m not a quilter but I’ve been wanting to make a quilted hand-bag so that’s a goal for me.

      On another note, I’m happy to see your Sew Good section. I have tons of fabric that’s been passed down to me by friends and family and I’ve been looking for projects to use it. My step mom sews for the Linus project and I’ve been looking for something similar. Sew Good is what I’ve been looking for, thank you. So there’s another goal.

    409. brittany says:

      this year, i am hoping to learn to sew clothes.

    410. Erin says:

      I don’t have a favorite quilting book yet, most of what I have done has been off of free patterns on the ‘net. I would like to learn how to free-motion quilt though. I love the look, and think I would enjoy the freedom it allowed me!

    411. Kelly says:

      2) I’d like to learn about quilting and how hard it is and how much time it should/does take. My Grandfather was an “award winning” quilter (the kind where you sew teeny stitches around shapes in the fabric and in designs on plain fabric (he’s passed, so I can’t ask him about it). My MiL piece-quilts but it seems to take her an astounding amount of time and I’ve two little boys and very little time. I’d like to try something, but don’t know where to start.

    412. Marie-France says:

      I’ve just started experimenting with quilting, so I’ve been sticking to various sizes of squares! I’d love to learn some new and more complex blocks and patterns.

    413. Alex says:

      I love books By Weeks and Ringle – one called Modern Quilting is great!

    414. Tawny Bee says:

      WEll I’m not really into quilting yet. It looks scary! But I’m willing to learn. I guess I’d like to learn about binding. I always hear about binding on quilts and how almost everyone dreads it. Why? Is it difficult? Frustrating? Or just plain time consuming? I really know nothing about the process at all. Maybe someone will teach me during quilt month :)

    415. Judy R says:

      I have made a couple baby quilts, but have all garment and stuffed animal books! I want to learn to do free design (?)quilting on my non computerized Bernina. Right now all I am comfortable with is straight lines.

    416. Mrs. JP says:

      I like to get quilting magazines because even though they can be expensive (at least for my budget) there are patterns and templates galore. When I treat myself to one my nose is in it with post-it notes to mark all the projects I want to try or ideas to incorporate into a quilt.

    417. Loralynn says:

      Hopscotch is just so stinkin’ cute!!! Love it!

    418. pamela says:

      I am inspired to use a lot of my fabric that I just bought because I LOVE it! I want to make fabric bins and boxes for pretty storage all over my house!

    419. leah says:

      i would LOVE to make a quilt this year. i have never made one and it’s always been one of my goals.

    420. alison says:

      I’d love to get into quilting but I’m so put off by two things. The first being binding which I have a mortal fear of! The second being the actual quilting of the finished blocks – just not sure I’m up to it!
      Maybe Quilt month will convince me I can do it!

    421. marielle says:

      One of my sewing goals this year is to actually finish up a couple of quilts on my to do list. It’ just that babies keep popping up at random moments. ;)

    422. Becky says:

      Sewing goals … homemade everything. I have slowly incorporated a lot of handmade items in my birthday and Christmas giving. This year I am shooting for a 100% success. We’ll see how well I do.

    423. Corvus says:

      My 2010 sewing goal is to get through at least half of my fabric stash! Of course, I’ve not given up on enhancing that stash, so it probably won’t make a difference as far as stash volume goes… but I’ll have lots of fun finished objects.

    424. jamieS says:

      Hmmm… not in to quilting yet, just clothing for my children. My goal is to improve my skills and move to more complicated projects!

    425. Este says:

      I was able to see the quilts of Gee’s Bend up close when they were on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and was so struck by the use of fabrics on hand – old courdoroy pants, fancy satiny/lame type fibers, mixed together in such sublimely beautiful ways. I would recommend The Quilts of Gee’s Bend by William Arnett for all your quilting inspiration.

    426. Yasoda says:

      I just agreed to sew 30 pairs of pants for the play my daughter is in.
      When I am done with that I have two new dress patterns I want to make for my three little girls.

    427. Joske says:

      I just got the Better Homes & Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting, and it’s great! It’s really thorough on the basics, so I can get ideas off of the web and work on those with confidence!

    428. Java Jane says:

      One of my 2010 sewing goals is to return to making fitted garments. I’m fine with pjs and whip out the tote bags. But it is time to do more “mindful” sewing.

      By the way, I love, love, love the Kaufman Peace fabric. Envisioning more tote bags…

    429. Carla says:

      I’d love to learn to quilt period!! I have my first quilt cut and ready to go, I just need to take the step of starting. I am so scared that it is going to be all crooked and not go together right. Then it will just end up being put away and stumbled on every few years in a pile of junk! Hopefully it goes well and I have a beautiful quilt for my baby girl’s crib.

    430. Pam says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to sew more. I used to sew all the time and then all of the sudden I wasn’t sewing anymore. I just finished curtains for the dining room and kitchen and I have a lot more projects that I want to make. Including a Grandma’s flower garden quilt. I have almost all the pieces cut out.

    431. Tiffany says:

      One of my sewing goals this year is to think outside of the box. I’m so obsessive about having everything planned out before begining that projects will often stress me out!

    432. Rachel says:

      My goal for 2010: finish my girls quilts for their beds (almost done), make a purple & green quilt for my MIL, and finish my Halloween strip quilt. That’s reasonable, right? :)

    433. Jen says:

      I would love to learn where to find cute designs for quilting, that are more modern and kid friendly. I also need to learn how to do the binding for the edges.

    434. Tabitha says:

      Quilts, Baby! by Linda Kopp (the only book I’ve actually made a quilt from!)

      Material Obsession by Sarah Fielke (beautiful stuff)

      One of my sewing goals is actually to complete quilts for my three children’s beds. I have a great start so far! :)

    435. Holly U says:

      My son is 2.5 and I really put creative projects on the back burner since he was born. I started to crave more a few months back, so my biggest sewing goal for 2010 is to SEW MORE! I’m exploring felted wool projects, as well as making things for friends and family. Many more ideas than time, and getting more cool ideas all the time from great crafty blogs like this one.

    436. Chelsea says:

      My favorite technical quilting book is the Perfect Piecing title by the Rodale Quilting library. I found it eye opening and it has really improved my technique. For inspiration, I love the first Material Obsession quilt book. I love the traditional yet modern aesthetic.

    437. Charity says:

      I am starting on my first quilt right now. It was supposed to be a baby quilt–my son is already over a year old–where does the time go? Anyway, I would love to learn how to lay it all out and plan so you have enough fabric etc. Pretty much, I need to learn everything about making a quilt!

    438. Sherry says:

      I would love to learn about how to actually quilt the blanket and bind it up. Also, one of my goals for 2010 is to actually sew! I haven’t sewn all winter and I’m so itching to do so. Got several projects lined up and now I have to get to spring cleaning my sewing room!

    439. Patricia Shih says:

      I’m a sewing newbie! I just hand-stitched a set of four coasters for my Dad last week. It was so much fun that I can’t wait to take on more sewing projects (bags and skirts are on my list)…hopefully with the lovely Rashida fabric! :)

    440. Myra says:

      Love all of my books, but American Jane’s Quilts for all Seasons is my most cheerful, by Sandy Klop.

    441. Maggie says:

      I don’t do much quilting, but Denyse Schmidt is always inspiring. I also love Oh Franson’s blog.

      Sewing goal is to get through my (very) long list of projects that are waiting to be completed.

    442. Carly M says:

      I am just getting interested in quilting and dont know of any books. But my goal this year is to learn some basic quilting so I can make beadspreads for my daughters.

    443. heatherly says:

      I know very little about quilting. My mom taught me to sew a few squares together when I was a kid. I still hope to learn enough to actually make a quilt someday. Love the fabric! :)

    444. Mrs Team S says:

      I would love to learn how to quilt. It looks like so mcuh fun! My sewing goals for this year are to make more of my children’s clothing.

      I LOVE the Hopscotch material! That would make the cutest skirt for my daughter!

    445. Anita says:

      Oh be still my credit card! Love the new fabric.

    446. Any of the Kaffe Fassett books are so inspirational. I really like Kaleidoscope of Quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    447. Jane says:

      My favourite quilting book is not a new one but is Fons and Porters Guide to Quilting. I use it constantly for tips, techniques and methods.
      My goal for the next year is a Double Wedding Ring quilt made in scrappy 30′s fabrics.

    448. Elizabeth says:

      I’m still learning about quilting – I’ve only done baby quilts so far. But my goal is to do a big quilt this year!

    449. Jocelyn says:

      I just learned to use my sewing machine this year. I’ve made a few small projects that I’ve been happy with, but I’d like to make a skirt as well. I would also like to give quilting a try!

    450. Becky says:

      Dorky Quilts helped me get past the whole “perfect” thing, and let the users’/recipients’ love control the process. I do my best, but goofs happen.

      I am about 50% done with a summer quilt for me and DH. Gonna use a $12 knit sheet set as the batting. Couldn’t find any flannel sheets at the thrift stores! Then Son #3 gets his quilt. Big patterns on the fabric, so still looking for what will work best. Then, some clothes, for me, DH and the kids (all of whom are adults).

    451. shorty says:

      Honestly, I reference more quilting information on line than I do in books. Granted, I have several books in my sewing cabinet, but really they are just gathering dust at the moment. Perhaps one day I’ll dig deeper into them. I sewing goal that I have for 2010, and I plan to reach that goal in April, is to finish a cute little Heather Bailey purse that I started at the end of February.

      Thanks for the chance to win such cute fabrics!

    452. Jenna says:

      I would love suggestions for children’s projects for quilting. It is a great way to learn geometry & math, but I would like a finished product that appeals to the creator.

    453. Anu says:

      i like last minute quilted gifts (but i’m a beginner quilter and haven’t checked out too many)

    454. Melissa says:

      Well it’s not quitling, but i’m reading Applique Your Way!

    455. Sarah says:

      One of my sewing goals is to whittle down my stash! I’d like to make my first quilt too! :)

    456. Robin says:

      The new applique sampler : learn to applique the Piece O’ Cake way by Goldsmith, Becky

      I have dabbled in quilting for a little while, but never had the courage to try applique until this book. Becky Goldsmith explains everything in a very detailed, non-scary format. I know there are a lot of quilting books out there and I’ve used only a few of them, but if you’re wanted to start appliqueing, this is a great starting choice!

    457. Christine says:

      The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z– Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking by Ellen Pahl is pretty much my quilting bible. I’ve been teaching myself to quilt since the 1990′s and last year I found this book and it’s helped me sooooo much with all the techniques I’d been struggling with.

      Also, my 2010 goal is to get an art quilt submitted to at least one juried show. All I want is for one quilt to be accepted, I don’t care about winning any ribbons. Getting accepted is enough of a start for me!

    458. Sarah E. says:

      I’m not really into quilting, but I have done a few small ones… I really need help with the finishing!!

      However, one of my sewing goals for this year is to sew more clothes for my girls! I seem to be stalling or something…

    459. 4vs1 says:

      I am new to sewing, but do hope to try my hand at quilting one day. In fact, my husband bought me my machine for Christmas and his only request was that once I have learnt to sew well enough that I sew him a quilt. I’m really excited that there will be a quilting month!

      The fabrics that you are featuring this Friday are beautiful! I always wonder where you find these fabrics! The first set is so fun and summery – I love them! The second set is so sweet! The third set are such gorgeous prints! I’m always making stuff for my 3 daughters, but I think if I had some fabric from the third collection, I might have to make something for me! :)

    460. Rebekah T says:

      I have not taken up quilting yet but I would love to learn. I love the Hopscotch collection and think it would make the sweetest little girl quilt. My goal is to finish the girls bedroom this year. I will be sewing their curtains and throwpilows hopefully in the near future

    461. Brookiej says:

      Okay, I would love to expand my quilting library. I’m living on a military base in South Korea right now, so that’s my goal! I’m so visual & I NEED to be immersed! :)

    462. Diane says:

      My goal is to make my first quilt in 2010. The Sugar and Filagree FQ pack looks fantastic for that!

    463. Kristin says:

      My favorite quilting book is Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I have made several of the projects out of the book and been very happy with all of them.

    464. Amanda says:

      I haven’t really looked at any quilting books yet, but I am in the middle of making my very first quilt! So that would one sewing goal of 2010 – to finish it!

    465. Antje says:

      I don’t have or know any quilting books…
      But I started making a quilted bag last week and I love it…
      And one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make my first quilt… :)

      I’d love to win some fabric, it’s all so lovely this time! Maybe to make something for my little girl, maybe to make my first quilt!

    466. aSprinkling says:

      I know it’s not new, but I picked up “the Modern Quilt workshop” recently and I really like the inspiration it provides.

      I would love to learn more about how to make the decisions of making a quilt. The implementation isn’t as hard for me, but the decisions are very hard. Specifically, I could use answers to the following:

      - How do you pick fabrics for a quilt?
      - How do you decide on a pattern if you already have fabric?
      - How do you pick a quilting style to complement the top?

    467. Danielle says:

      My favorite book that I have is Quilting with Bits and Pieces from House of White Birches. It has so many different types of quilts that everyone will find something they love. There is everything from traditional to paper piecing. Love it.

    468. gwyneth says:

      such cute fabric! one of my goals is to make 3 quilts in 2010.

    469. Deb says:

      My sewing goal for this year is to complete three quilts that I have tops done for and also to make two quilts for Christmas gifts.

    470. Jacquie says:

      I would LOVE to to learn how to use a walking foot correctly when quilting straight lines. Every time I try to start, I don’t feel like my walking foot is gripping the top part of my quilt sandwich enough and it ends up puckering awfully. :( Can’t finish my first quilt because of it!

      Sewing goal = finishing my first quilt, making throw pillows, and making summer pants for my baby.

    471. Rachel says:

      I like most books by Elenor Burns. The patterns are easy and quick to do. My goal for this year is to finish my baby’s quilt!

    472. Steph W says:

      As always, thank you for your giveaways!

    473. Beth says:

      I have really loved Joelle Hoverson’s “Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.” Lots of great suggestions and a variety of levels of projects for new and experienced quilters. Oh, and it is an absolutely lovely book to thumb through.

    474. Barb says:

      Oh it is so hard to choose a favourite….but I’m going to have to say Denyse Schmidt Quilts. I know it isn’t new since 2008 but it still inspires me everyday!

    475. Anna says:

      I don’t know that I have a favorite quilting book – but one of my goals for 2010 is to make a wall quilt for the Child Advocacy Center that is getting a new home this fall. The director is collecting a dozen or so to hang on their walls.

    476. KristenA says:

      My favorite is Joelle Halverson’s Last Minute Patchwork Gifts

    477. Shaz says:

      I like Sue Nickels “Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques,” lots of good basic info for the beginner. I’m also a huge fan of http://www.thequiltshow.com and all their online tools. A combination of a good book and lots of online videos has been really helpful for me.

    478. Julie W says:

      I’ve made some quilts, but have never done more than stitch in the ditch or quilt by hand. I would love to learn how to do stippling on a quilt, which is one of my goals for 2010.

    479. alison says:

      I’m a beginner quilter and don’t really have many quilting books yet. What I’ve learned has been through tutorials on the web. I would love to learn how to stipple. I know it takes practice to get used to but any tips for a beginner on stippling would be great!

    480. Cheryl says:

      I’d like to learn the basics of quilting, so I can make a quilt for my baby girl this year.

    481. amy says:

      I would like to carve out a more regular time for my sewing so that I might find a way to make a little money from it.

    482. Jeanne says:

      Right now my favorite quilting book is Wool Crazy by JoAnn Mullaly. It is a wool crazy quilt with primitive blocks. She is so talented, lots of templates for applique, lots of ideas and suggestions. I am working on my wool crazy quilt slowly but surely. Those embroidery stitches and seam treatments take ALOT OF TIME, but are FUN TO DO TOO. Pretty much free rein to add whatever you want. FUN FUN FUN.

    483. Linda says:

      Thank you for SEW GOOD!!! A goal for this year is to get involved in making a change in the world with my sewing. This feature is perfect!

    484. KarenLR says:

      one goal. to launch an etsy shop. in march.

    485. Meredith S. says:

      One of my sewing goals for this year is to 1. Learn how to use my sewing machine :) and 2. Be able to make curtains and have them hung in our new house by the end of the summer!

    486. Cristi says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make my own dresses and skirts!! I am brand new to sewing and so excited about this new adventure!

      Thanks for the chance to win!

    487. tracy_a says:

      Favorite quilting book – my first! Quilts Quilts Quilts (mcCLune and Nownes) was a gift from a few friends who corrupted me into their quilting group :)

      Log Cabin Quilt in a Day (Eleanor Burns) – because it is the book I finished my first quilt from…

    488. Deb Joseph says:

      Such fun fabrics – thanks for the chance to win!

    489. Christina says:

      That hopscotch fabric is sooo pretty!

      I’m so excited about Quilting Month II. I’m just learning to quilt (I’ve done one very simple quilt) and the resources in the first Quilting month have been super helpful.

    490. Jeannine says:

      My go-to book for quilting is still Denyse Schmidt Quilts. I will look at that one for inspiration every time.

      Although, coming up with a very close second is Modern Quilt Workshop. I have made quilts from both and loved them.

    491. Lydia says:

      I would love to learn some different piecing techniques!

    492. Jerri says:

      Great fun fabrics! I’ve not done much quilting, but I’d love to learn with small projects. I’ve seen notebook covers, but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to include a small quilt block I’ve completed as the center focal point. Like a tiny quilt without a binding?
      Thanks for the great ideas!

    493. HoneyJo says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make something for ME! I just got my sewing machine about 4 months ago and have only made small gifts for others (mostly baby related items–easy things like burp cloths or bibs). But I really want to make some sort of handbag or duffel bag. I have lots of 2010 left, so I don’t think it will be a problem, but I really need to find something challenging for a beginner sewer. Thoughts?

    494. Liz says:

      I can’t tell you my favorite quilting book because I haven’t found one. I do love almost everything at http://www.ohfransson.com, and hope to make one of the canasta quilts this year.

      Can’t wait to hear people’s favorite books!

    495. I love the Novelties from Robert Kaufman. I’m not a big quilter but LOVE to sew. One of my sewing goals for this year is to be more creative in my sewing projects.

    496. Pam says:

      ‘Material Obsession’ by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.
      LOVE this book – especially the red polka dot number on the front cover.

    497. Liz says:

      I just love to flip through my copy of “Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects”, it can be very inspiring. But my new favorite is “Liberated Quiltmaking II” by Gwen Marston.

    498. Robyn Brown says:

      I love Remembering Adelia. There isn’t a pattern in it that I don’t like. I am partial to history and reproduction fabrics so it’s right up my alley.

    499. Deanne Johnson says:

      Although I quilt, I don’t have a favorite book. But, my sewing goal for 2010 is to teach my daughter to sew. She is 15 and has not been interested before. But has asked me to teach her since she wants to create her own skirts and alter some of her current wardrobe.

    500. Julie says:

      My hands down favorite quilting book is Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I have made nearly every project in the book and the results always surpass my expectations :)

    501. Nicole says:

      Meant find something I can’t live without! :) Thanks for having these all available here!!

    502. Tong says:

      Happy Friday! I just got into quilting a few months ago, and so far, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting is my very favourite! I love lush, vibrant colours, and this book is full of it!!

    503. ktquilts4fun says:

      “Layer Cake, Jelly Roll, and Charm Quilts” by Pam & Nicky Linott
      is my current favorite. There are at least quilts in therhat I wante t to make this year. Since I really have been doing my own thing this year, that is saying something!!

      Blessings,
      KT

    504. Kristen says:

      I would love to learn how to sew various dress patterns.

    505. lucy Johnson says:

      one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make a shirt for me!
      that fits and doesn’t look odd, or make me look about 10 sizes bigger than I am!

    506. Jules says:

      My newest goal is to complete a circle quilt. Hopefully that won’t take all year!

    507. alison says:

      I love Joelle Hoverson’s Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts! I’d love to make everything in there! :)

    508. Lisa says:

      My ultimate goal is to make quilts from my babies’ baby clothes but for now, my ultimate goal this year is to make smocked Christmas dresses for my little girls and “guy” gear for my little boy. He’s the only boy and is very much into science and exploration.

    509. Kati says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to learn to sew dresses for my little girl! :)

    510. Amy says:

      I love the Denyse Schmidt quilting book! I’m not super into quilting (yet), but that book inspires the patchwork lover in me.

    511. Angela says:

      Hi! Im kinda new to quilting… im pretty much teaching myself! Im also playing with some sewing.

      I did get a book a while ago that forever had the desire to quilt grow in me.
      Quick Quilts to make in a weekend – edited by Rosemary Wilkinson.

      I finally completed one of the quilts in it! It was a fun and beautiful log cabin!

      Thanks for the great site!

    512. Deanna says:

      Decisions…decisions…but I think the Sugar and Filagree: Dramatic.

    513. soren says:

      Jan Mullen’s non-”traditional” quilting books, Cut Loose Quilts and Reverse Applique With No Brakez – both her easy way of doing things and her color/fabric choices are awesome.

    514. Elizabeth says:

      I don’t quilt, but I would love how to bind a quilt. It seems like that is a tough part, so learning that might help me get up my courage to quilt something!

    515. Nicole says:

      Love the new fabric!! Looks like I need to go searching and see if I can find some. SO pretty!!

    516. julie says:

      I am inspired by Denyse Schmidt quilts and love her book. I have just finished making some envelope-backed wonky, log cabin pillow covers. After a doll quilt (tutorial from this site!), a baby quilt, and these pillows, I think I am ready to move on to something larger! My goal for 2010 is to make a throw-sized quilt to add some color to my bedroom by draping across the foot of the bed. I plan to use Denyse’s book for the design.

    517. Paulina says:

      So far I made only one quilt pillow, so there’s a lot before me. Most of the steps when quilting are something I think I can do with little practice, but when it comes to stippling…I can’t stop thinking it’s something out of my reach and I’m impressed how other people do it. So if I could get some hints on how to learn it that would be great.

    518. Olivia says:

      All my quilting materials sit in a lovely pile, awaiting a few spare minutes of my attention to get started. My goal for 2010 is to make my first quilt (A Goldilocks and the Three Bears Theme for my oldest daughter). By the time it is chilly and fall-ish, I hope to wrap my little one up in my first quilt.

    519. raquel says:

      My favorite book about quilting is “Quilter’s Complete Guide” by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter.
      Thank you for this chance and have a happy weekend!

    520. Kristin says:

      ONE of my sewing goals? Oh, my. That’s a toughie. I need to finish three quilts, two for family (made from my late grandfather’s clothing) and one for us (finally!). There’s also a little matter of making diapers and diaper covers, and lots of teeny clothing. Add some new window coverings for a few rooms in our house. Hmm. How about this: My one goal is to finish all of the above by July 1!

    521. Caroline says:

      Oh my! I always have lots of sewing goals! I would like to do more quilting this year. I have only ever made one whole quilt (plus one more that just needs binding!).

    522. Kelli says:

      Love the Sew Good site! Great idea!

      I am getting into embroidery – I really loved the finished product the first time I tried it, so I want to do more. I would love to see quilts that incorporate some form of embroidery in them. I’m not a savvy enough quilter to know which books I like and which I don’t. I do have a sew goal though this year; I would really like to make more clothes for my daughter. Dresses are ridiculously expensive in the stores, so she only has one or two – I have made her some before for special occasions, so I’d like to get better at it. I’m currently working on her Easter dress and will be tracking my progress on my blog: Blueberry Pie (http://jmommy08.wordpress.com)

    523. Karen Utley says:

      Because I’m lazy this morning and my books are in another room and my computer in another, I will say that one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make the projects for which I have purchased specific fabrics. I keep taking these same fabrics out of my stash only to remind myself they are for a special project and back they go……

    524. Marie J. from A says:

      Sewing goal for 2010… make some t-shirt with applique for my boys ! Love these fabrics, thank you for the chance to win!

    525. My all-time favorite is: The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr!

    526. Jackie says:

      I’m just starting to get into quilting, (as in haven’t bought a sewing machine yet but read a lot of blogs) and I’m interested in either a general knowledge type of book or maybe a reference. I already have way too many ideas, although inspiration is always good.

    527. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

      My favorite quilting book is Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts by Kaffe Fassett.

    528. Holly says:

      I’ve a few quilts already planned (and started) for the year, but my real hope is that I can find the time to make one that I get to keep just for me. A little selfish, but I’m ok with that :)

    529. Wendy says:

      I have been sewing for a while now but never done quilting. This is the year for me to learn and buy all the materials. I just don’t know how to make fabric combinations. Those fabrics on top are gorgeous! I love them!

    530. Jenny says:

      I’d love to learn about machine quilting. And maybe about the different machine feet that making quilting easier!
      Thanks or the giveaway!
      ~Jenny~

    531. Gretchen says:

      I’ve had my eye on “Jelly Roll Quilts” for awhile, because all the quilts in there are so inspiring!

      Great fabrics!

    532. Lina says:

      I’m not into quilting but I admire everyone out there who is. I’ve seen some great ones online! My biggest sewing goal is to make an actual article of clothing for myself, namely the Amy Butler Lotus Tunic. I want to have it done in time for summer so I can a lot of wear out of it before it gets cold again.

    533. Julia says:

      I love your new page Sew Good! Thank you for compiling this information. In fact, this plays straight into one of my 2010 sewing goals and that is to make and donate at least six items during the year!

      As far as quilting goes, I love the middle part of the process. It’s the color selection and finishing that I get hung up on!

    534. Right now my favorite quilting book is Jean Wells “Intuitive Color and Design” She has a great way of getting you to think outside the box, and then teaches you what you need to know to complete your own modern artistic masterpiece!

    535. SofiAlgarvia says:

      Hi! I’m just taking the first steps into the charming quilting world, and I’m loving it! One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to 4 pannels to hang above the beds of my children, one for each one – 3 girls and 1 boy.
      I hope I can do this until December – it would be a great Christmas gift for them.

    536. Addy says:

      I am a beginner-type quilter and just love Eleanor Burnes’ “Quilt in a Day” books. Anytime I made a quilt I’ve done her log cabin pattern, and I’ve also taught two friends to quilt using this method. It’s a great way to make your first quilt!

    537. kristi says:

      One of my sewing goals for this year to make a bag for me – now to choose which one! I love the Sugar and filagree fabric!

    538. Kaye Prince says:

      So fun – I just love quilting so much! Although I don’t use patterns, I do use quilting books for inspiration and my favourites are: Denyse Schmidt Quilts, and Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.

    539. andrea says:

      I would love to learn how to better piece and cut pieces to the correct sizes-for example: seam allowance-no seam allowance-add it or not…I’m pretty knew to quilting, I’ve done a little bit of patchwork but sometimes find my peieces to be cut the wrong sizes.

    540. Gwen says:

      My sewing goal this year is to build up the courage to make the roman shades I’ve been planning for the last 3 years.

    541. Trudi says:

      I would love to learn how to make a small doll’s quilt as a test run before attempting to make the real thing. I have made some small quilted totes and pot holders, but definitely need to work on joining those corners more precisely! Love the fabrics. The strawberry one would make a lovely appliance cover for my kitchen!!

    542. Anya T. says:

      One of my favorite quilting books is Karen Griska’s “Quilts from the Selvage Edge”. Thanks for the chance.

    543. Dru says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to become more confident with machine quilting.

    544. Bonney says:

      I have lots of quilting books but the only thing I’ve ever done is make quilt tops. Then they are whisked away to the magician who turns them into a quilt for me. And the thought of turning corners with bias binding makes me shiver! I’d be interested to learn the technique for that!

    545. Hannah says:

      I’m so excited for Quilt Month II! My favorite quilting book is Denyse Schmidt Quilts. It opened my eyes to the world of modern quilting, and I can’t wait to learn more!

    546. Kerry says:

      Goal? To finally commit to a pattern to use with some knit fabric to make a top. :)

    547. Debbie Bishop says:

      I’m looking forward to quilting month since I’ve only done a few small projects and have a lot to learn. No favorite books but one of my goals for 2010 is just to actually sew more.

    548. Sally says:

      I really would love to learn how to be better at using my rotary cutter. I want to make quilts, but I really don’t love the cutting part (plus, I want to buy a new sewing machine since I am using an old one that was my grandma’s)

    549. Carly says:

      I haven’t started quilting yet, but I’d love some simple ways to learn how to start quilting. I also have no idea if my sewing machine would even be adequate for quilting.

      Thanks for the giveaway! Love the new fabrics!

    550. Alex says:

      One of my favorite books is Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.
      I highly recommend it!

    551. pat says:

      My goal is to finish my quilt for my sister Tiana who has cancer.
      It is done in green’s it is her favorite color. It is a challenge for me because my favorite color is blue.

    552. SuBoo says:

      Sewing goal for 2010 – making trousers and a winter jacket – items that I’ve steered clear of since I’m scared of buttonholes!

    553. Kelly Jo says:

      I’ve just started getting into quilting, so I don’t have any favorite books yet, but my quilting goal for this year is to learn to stipple. It provides such an interesting look, but it seems so overwhelming!

    554. Southern Gal says:

      I haven’t actually purchased it, but Anna Maria Horner’s book, Seams to Me would be one I would love to peruse. BUT Camille Roskelley just announced she’ll be releasing a book soon and I would LOVE to get my hands on it. I don’t know the title yet as she just ‘spilled the beans’ this week.

      Sewing goals? To finally break down and begin to quilt. I’ve read so many great tutorials and would like to just begin without so much fear of messing it up.

    555. Melanie says:

      I’m just getting started quilting so I’m looking forward to seeing a list of the favorite books. My goal is to make a quilt this year and I’m almost finished!

    556. Kristin says:

      I haven’t read many, but I did really enjoy Material Obessesion.

    557. Sara says:

      I would like to learn how to stipple with a darning foot soon!! Thanks for this giveaway. LOVE the Sugar and Filagree: P

    558. Karen B says:

      I am trying to work thru a lot of fabric that I have collected (treasured) over the years, it’s the year of using my stash. So right now, my fav books (and I own too many) are “Lots of Scraps, It’s Time to Quilt” by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch and the book “Everyday Embellishments” by M’Liss Rae Hawley. Of couse, I’ll get distracted and start a few other things and buy some more fabric!

    559. Emily says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to finish my son’s clamshell quilt and make a summer top and a pair of pants.

    560. Brittany Anderson says:

      I don’t have any quilting books, but I would love to know more about machine quilting. I have tried it, and I just can’t get the hang of it.

    561. Anna Socrates says:

      All of the Kaffe Fassett quilting and patchwork books. I’ve been wanting to make the patchwork tuffet for a long time. I saw one on someone’s blog. Sewing goals for 2010: to make an Alabama Chanin dress with the reverse applique and to make a raw edge applique quilt by Don’t Look Now (I think it’s called “Jessica’s Garden”.)
      Anna S.

    562. amanda says:

      I’d like to learn to applique!

    563. Megan L says:

      I’m not quite into quilting books yet, but my biggest goal for 2010 is two quilts; one for me, and one for my brother’s wedding present!

    564. Beby says:

      My two favorite quilting books (as for now and considering I just started quilting) are :
      “Quiltmaking by Hand: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts”, by Jenny Beyer. Full of information, beautiful century-old quilts that look so modern, and clear explanations with lots of pictures that let you believe YOU CAN DO IT TOO ! ;-)
      and
      “The Modern Quilt Workshop: Patterns, Techniques, and Designs from the Funquilts Studio”, by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle. A small book full of ideas, tips, direct approach and beautiful projects.
      With these two, you get a comprehensive look at what you can achieve.
      I know they’re not recent but they’re good !

    565. madamquiltsalot says:

      My go to always quilt book is Block Party by Marsha McCloskey. I check this book often ever when using a differnt pattern, it has lots of blocks in it and she explains how to cut and put them togather and also in several sizes.

    566. Katie says:

      I don’t have very many quilting books (yet), but my favorite so far is “Quilts, Baby!” by Linda Kopp.

    567. Lindsey F says:

      I have not purchased any quilting books but would like to learn more about machine quilting – how to decide on a “quilting plan” rather than just stitching in the ditch, how to do free motion quilting, etc. My least favorite part of making a quilt is the actual quilting part so I would like to learn more about it.

    568. Mona says:

      My current favorite quilting book is on one part of the history of quilting-The Quilt That Walked to Golden: Women and Quilts in the Mountain West-From the Overland Trail to Contemporary Colorado

      I kept trying to tell about it, and I couldn’t condense it into a few words–parts kept wanting to tumble out and be shared. So, I borrowed the description from amazon.com:
      “Drawing its inspiration from letters, journals, and—most importantly—quilts, this engaging account chronicles the history of the women who settled the town of Golden, Colorado, over the course of two centuries. Laced with true stories drawn from American quilting history, the narrative follows the transformation of the shanty mining village into a thriving community, moving through the Depression and up to the present day. Throughout the decades, the art of quilting provides a window into the lives of these women, their successes, and their sorrows. With more than 70 photographs and four vintage quilt patterns, this unique saga is a treasure for historians and quilters alike.”

      Highly recommended!!

    569. My sewing goal for 2010 is to take on my first quilt! :)

    570. Dusty says:

      Since I’m not a quilter, my biggest goal for this year is to sew mostly projects that make me try something new.

    571. JoAnn says:

      My sewing goals for 2010 – 1. make an eye spy quilt for each of my grandchildren (now 4 as of yesterday :))
      2. sew an outfit for myself that I will actually wear, because it will actually fit me….
      thanks!
      JoAnn

    572. Kelly B. says:

      I’m new to quilting so I haven’t looked through many quilting books. I find tons of inspiration on all the fabulous blogs out there! My goal for 2010 is to find a project for some of my more impulsive fabric purchases. :)

    573. Lisa H. says:

      I’ve just dipped my toe into quilting this year. So far my favorite thing to do is to grab every library book to find out what I need to do. So far I’ve complete three baby quilts and I’m ready to bump it up to a larger size!

    574. Hanna Bergheim says:

      My favorite at the moment is “Material obsession” by Kathy Doughty
      and Sarah Fielke, I haven’t seen their 2nd book yet,but I’m going
      to order it…and my all-time favorites are Kaffe Fassett’s books,
      especially “Quilt romance”.The problem with these eye-candies is:
      too much input,too little output..! Sunny greetings from Germany
      Hanna

    575. sarah says:

      I have not yet attempted a quilt. My goal this summer is to sew more aprons. I love to make aprons!

    576. Shawna says:

      I would like to learn how to match up the corners of blocks more evenly. It seems no matter how evenly I cut and sew them, they are always a little off when I put the rows together.

    577. Kacie J says:

      My favorite quilting book is ‘Glorious Patchwork” by: Kaffe Fassett. I love the quilt on the front cover!!!

    578. Jessica says:

      I haven’t really got around to quilting, so one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to learn how to make some adult clothing for me and my hubby.

    579. Beth says:

      My fav is the only book I have right now – I got Denyse Schmidt’s book for Christmas this year. (Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects) And my sewing goals? Use my D. Schmidt half yards of Hope Valley for a new quilt. AND work on machine quilting – stipling and straight line.

    580. Johanna says:

      I am not that good at quilting but I would like to know how to get those pretty patterns on quilts. I have tried once but never got rid of the lines that I drew or they disappeared before I got a chance to sew on them. There must be a better way to deal with this!

    581. kelly says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to learn, learn, learn all that I can. I am a beginner and have started taking some classes at a local store, which has been amazing! Next project on the list…baby clothes!

    582. Karen says:

      I don’t really have a favourite quilting book, but my favourite quilting resource is most definitely Film in the Fridge – Ashleys quilts are so inspiring & really do encourage me to try them myself
      Thanks for a great giveaway – those Robert Kaufman fabrics are gorgeous!

    583. Jennifer says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make fabric Easter baskets for my girls. =)

    584. One of my sewing goals for the year is to branch out in my fabric and pattern choices. I want to be a more confident sewer of clothing for myself. I also want to use a larger variety of fabric types.

    585. Maya says:

      Well, I am still a novice when it comes to quilting. I hope to have more time to learn quilting quite well. However, sewing is an inevitable part of my life. I plan to make a lot of things (mostly clothes) in 2010. Right now, I am preparing costumes for both my children, a ‘Victorian’-like dress for me – and I’ll try to squeeze in an Easter dress for my girl. This is only for March. Does it sound too ambitious?! Hope not!

    586. Kate says:

      My steadfast companion is the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting! And I’m excited for Quilting Month II. :) Tomorrow is National Quilting Day, I hope everyone has some good fabrics!

    587. sarah says:

      I’ve made a couple of lap quilts, but I’m still not confident on binding. Any instructions on simple bindings (with or without a machine) would be helpful. thanks!

    588. Jenny says:

      Gwen Marston: Liberated Quiltmaking
      I can’t wait to see her newest book!! I pick it up from the library today. thanks for a chance.

    589. Mary Beth says:

      I have not started quilting yet, although I have a pretty good idea of how to do a basic quilt. I did quilt a laptop sleeve, so I know the basic ideas of quilting.

      My sewing goals for 2010 are to make most of my daughter’s wardrobe, honestly! She will be 2 next month, and is still easy to please. I want to learn more about sewing knits, and get my serger figured out. I just got a serger, and I cannot get it to cast off, so I have been struggling with that.

      Another goal for 2010 will be to do some shirts for my younger 2 boys. They have asked for them, but other projects have been very time consuming! I guess I should say the shirts for the boys should be a monthly goal!

    590. jill says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 (and I really hope I can meet it) is to finish the quilt that I started about three years ago! It doesn’t have a name, or come from a book, but I’m designing it myself. Maybe that is why it is taking me so long, there are no instructions to follow, and it is my first quilt! Wish me luck!

    591. I absolutely love Sugar and Filagree! I’d like to get into quilting someday, but my sewing goals for 2010 are to get better at sewing in general and to make more clothes.

    592. Angel Funk says:

      Quilting: I would love to learn more about how to cut pieces accurately. I feel like my pieces are always “wonky” and wish they were a little more precise.

    593. Margarida says:

      I don’t have any favourite author – it’s almost impossible to have one, with so many wonderful things you see around. Ive only made small quilts with straight lines along the blocks, but I wouls like to learn how to quilt shapes like hearts, flowers or words…am I asking for too much?

      For 2010 I hope to start some children clothes and keep going with handmade fashion accessories :-)

    594. Ana Maria says:

      I am starting in patchwork and I need to learn all about quilt. About my plans for 2010, I and a group of friends are starting to Dear Jane. (translated through the Google language tool).

    595. Stephanie says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make my first quilt, so
      I’m looking forward to see commentes’ favorite books.

    596. Alice S says:

      I began quilting after your first Quilting Month held on Sew Mama Sew. I’ve probably made 25 quilts since then, but don’t really have a quilting book. I use the internet as information and inspiration. My goal is do make another charity quilt this year.

    597. Despite being a very infrequent quilter, I recently checked out Harriet Hargraves’ Heirloom Machine Quilting (4th edition) from the library and was wowed by what a fantastic resource it is. I saw a used copy of her Machine Applique book a couple of weeks later and snatched it up. Her books are so practical and really get into the nitty gritty of how to quilt.

    598. nichole says:

      when i first started quilting i found “The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide” extremely useful. it is a great reference. i haven’t used a lot of books since then.

    599. Wendy D says:

      Any quilting book by Kaffe Fassett would be my favourite, for his use of bold fabrics and intense colour pallettes, which I absolutely adore.

    600. Heather K says:

      I got started quilting with Thimbleberries. And while the country/primitive thing isn’t my style any longer, I still love the clear directions. I’d like to create some of those quilts in some of the delicious fresh new fabrics you feature. As for goals, I’ve got fabric on my cutting table stacked for 4 quilts. And I’m moving this summer. *sigh*. My goal is to get a dedicated sewing room in my new home so I can get these done!

    601. Juli Levine says:

      I would love to win!

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to make the equivilant of one kids quilt per month for Quilts for Kids. So far, I have almost two.

      I like all of the “Around the Block” books by Judy Hopkins! Great source of block patterns there!

    602. Lila & Lime says:

      My sewing goals for 2010 are 1001. We had a rebuilding at our house and we had a little room to live in with 2 adults en 3 kids (including my newborn daughter). Sewing was impossible. Since 3 weeks we have space, and I’m sewing again!! And I have so many ideas I can’t tell about them all.

    603. Ana says:

      I would love to learn how to do that free form scribble style quilting – it’s really lovely, especially on plain fabrics.

    604. Valerie says:

      I love to quilt, but I’ve only done very traditional patterns. I’ve also only done hand quilting. I’d like to learn about more modern designs and machine quilting! Thanks!

    605. Kelly says:

      My favourite quilting book, gee, that’s a hard question. I love Kaffe, so could say any of his books, but, given that I’m an Aussie gal who loves bright, modern quilts, I’m going to say that my faves are:
      “Material Obsession” and “Material Obsession Two” by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.
      Kaffe wrote the foreword for “Material Obsession”, and heaps of his fabrics are featured throughout, as well as other great designers like Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt and Prints Charming.

    606. tscd says:

      I’m not into quilting yet, but it would be nice to know how to plan and piece a simple nine patch quilt!

    607. D'Anna says:

      I just started sewing this month and really want to learn to quilt. I don’t know any good books yet. One of my sewing goals for this year is to make my friend’s new baby a baby quilt!
      Thank you!

    608. Julia says:

      I’m planning on making my first quilt in 2010.

    609. PeachRainbow says:

      Sewing Goal – One of my nieces will be giving birth in June and i want to gift her something handmade by me, hope i can achieve that with my procrastination!

    610. Katrin says:

      My favourite is Material Obsession by Sarah Fielke. The quilts are easy but beautiful. Thank you very much!

    611. Colleen says:

      My sewing goal is to finish the quilt I started well over one year ago by the time winter comes round (June)!

      My other sewing goal is to stop avoiding zippers (and finding creative alternatives to zips!) and master the darn things!

      :-)

    612. Silje N. says:

      Id like to learn/understand how to put the whole thing together, the top middle and bottom to colplete the quilt.

    613. Kelly says:

      I’m really looking forward to Quilting Month II. I’m new to quilting and have a beginner sewing machine. I’d like to know more about how to use a beginner machine to free-motion quilt. Is it possible or will I need an upgrade? Tips and tricks? Can’t wait to learn more. :)

    614. Melissa says:

      This is such good timing because I’m actually actively searching for a good beginner quilting book right now. My sewing goal this year is to sew 2 quilts (one for each if my children). It all seems quite overwhelming so I’m looking for a good book that really breaks down the process of quilting, and of course with lovely and inspiring photos.

    615. Dinah says:

      I am not a quilter but I would love to learn the basics. I have extra bits of fabric that can totally be used for a quilt, I think, and I for one dont want to waste this good fabric. My sewing goals for 2010 is to sew most of my clothes for the spring and summer, mainly dresses and skirts.

    616. Clare says:

      hmm, I haven’t discovered quilting (yet!) so, one of my sewing goals for 2010 is to do more of it! I’ve only recently got back into sewing after a long long time so am trying to rediscover my talent.

    617. Rebecca says:

      One of my sewing goals for 2010 is to learn to quilt. My first project is cut out and it will be a mini quilt for my tiny dog.

    618. whitney says:

      this year i would like to make a quilt. just one – because it will be my first one ever. (i just learned how to use my sewing machine a few months ago!) i already have a pattern picked out, and i’m getting really excited to get started.

    619. Jill says:

      My sewing goal for 2010 is to make a quilt! I have sooo much to learn!

    620. Imaan says:

      have wanted to try quilting for ages, but haven’t found the nerve, it just seems so intimidating. And I have not found many beginners quilting books…

      so maybe winning a fabric pack is the way to get started? :-p

    621. bruinbr says:

      Love all of those fabrics!! I just started quilting and would love to learn more about free motion quilting. So far I’ve stuck to straight lines, but I really want to try out stippling!

    622. Michele says:

      Love all of these fabrics! My favorite quilting book is “Quilts, Quilts, Quilts” by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes – I was so happy to find a copy of this at my favorite used book store, after checking it out from the library a few times.

    623. Erin Zackey says:

      Ooo, I’m drooling over these yummy fabrics. I would love to learn everything about basic quilting, and would like to try and create some basic items for our new home as my 2010 goal, as I’m a new sewer!

    624. liz says:

      I’m just getting in to quilting and would love to explore more improvisational quilting. I’m also really interested in techniques for fabric and color selection.

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