Natural Patchwork

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Natural Patchwork from the Make Good Craft + Life series at Shambhala Publications is by Suzuko Koseki, author of the beautiful Patchwork Style.

Natural Patchwork follows up the success of Patchwork Style and Playful Patchwork with 26 new projects for home and the outdoors. The projects incorporate appliquΓ© techniques and patchwork in new designs ranging from hexagon and octagon patchwork shoulder bags to alphabet pillow covers. We especially love the appliquΓ©d room shoes, the hexagon patchwork book cover and we think the courthouse steps quilt is simply gorgeous.

We’re excited to offer you a chance to win a copy of Natural Patchwork today! See details below…

AppliquΓ©d Room Shoes + AppliquΓ©d Floor Mat

Koseki’s earlier Patchwork Style was one of the first books to make the Japanese craft and sewing book aesthetic more accessible to an English-speaking audience of sewists. The sewing storm of beautiful, modern log cabin designs, for example, popped up everywhere in large part due to the popularity of Koseki’s work. In addition to her lovely sewing books Koseki also designs fabrics for Yuwa. Ayumi from Pink Penguin wrote some great posts about Suzuko Koseki’s fabric, and about meeting her recently at the 2011 Tokyo Quilt Festival.

Alphabet Pillow Cover

You can see some spreads from Natural Patchwork on the Shambhala Publications site, and we’ve shared a few of our favorites here today. You can also download two free PDF sample projects from the book at Make Good Crafts + Life (Tea Towel Tote Bag + Yo Yo Glasses Case).

Checkered Tea Cozy + Checkered Placemat

We’re happy to offer you a chance to win Natural Patchwork today, before the book is even released next week! Comment below through Sunday night for your chance to win a copy, courtesy of Shambhala Publications. Tell us about your adventures in patchwork. Were you inspired by Koseki in the past? Do you have something patchwork in the works? Do you have a favorite patchwork technique? You can even link to a favorite patchwork project… We’ll announce the winner on Monday.

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434 Responses to Natural Patchwork

  1. Karen Norris/Serious Whimsy says:

    Patchwork provides for thousands of possibilities. Would be a fun win. Thanks

  2. BB Doerr says:

    I loved “Patchwork Style”! All my live I have been making things with my own two hands. And creating something out of little leftovers pieces of fabric is very appealing to me. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  3. Susan Vila says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book for weeks now–can hardly wait to see more of the treasures it contains.

  4. fernanda says:

    Recently I discovered a new world, a world of crafts,crafters, design, fabrics, pachwork…. A world full of color and magic, of personal fulfillment in each piece that comes from the hands of one person … I do not know where to go, but I know where i dont want to be. I do not know , how to grab a needle, I can not sowe, I do not know anything about anything, i just know, that I want to learn and begin to create. If I win this book, I can start in this new world.

  5. Jenn says:

    This looks like so much fun! I love all the projects shown. Though winning would be terrific, this book will probably end up in my personal library one way or the other…

  6. Patricia says:

    Oh I love this book and took a glimpse on the japanese original last weekend. I made several projects from her first book and admire Kosekis clean style.
    This book is a must have and I would be very glad to win.
    Thanks for the Giveawy.

  7. karen cole says:

    What a fabulous looking book! I would “sew” love to have it! ha ha!!

  8. wendy says:

    This book looks fabulous! I love to do patchwork, and ideas for incorporating it into non-quilt things are always welcome πŸ™‚

  9. Ashley O. says:

    I want!!! I love patchwork. So cozy and makes me think of Little House on the Prairie πŸ™‚

  10. Katrina says:

    No matter how much sewing and quilting I do, I never tire of reading new patterns and making new items. This book looks wonderful!

  11. heather says:

    i am so looking forward to seeing this book! thanks for sharing! i honestly like the look of simple patchwork the best- the sort that showcases the fabric combinations more than fussy piecework. i’m working on a sweet baby boy’s quilt presently- some anna maria voile and some denyse schmidt- so cute!!

  12. Janice says:

    I’ve been sewing patchwork since I was a teen, and make my first patchwork pillow

  13. andrea says:

    I’ve not worked with patchwork before, but I have a trip planned to go to the quilt store soon and patchwork is on the agenda… a twin sized quilt for my daughter’s room.

  14. Danielle says:

    I love patchwork. I am working on a puppy plush design that I found with patchwork. Very cute.

  15. maria isabel says:

    I love the patchwork, amazing books. Greetings from Uruguay

  16. MJ says:

    I love the patchwork look! The book looks great. Would love to add it to my collection. Thank you

  17. Beth T says:

    Because Amanda Soule of the Soule Mama blog often shares pictures of the quilt-as-you-go quilts and other handmades she has created using Koseki’s method, I’ve wanted to try it myself. I’m absolutely someone who likes to read all the instructions first and have the book by my side, so I’d be thrilled to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Charlotte says:

    My baby had an operation to remove the lense from his eye at 4 weeks old as his eye had not formed properly in the womb. Because of this he cannot focus and can only see contrast through this eye (luckily the other eye is fine :-). I’m currently making him a black, White and grey ABC 123 quilt to hopefully help him with his development.
    I’ve set myself the challenge of making 12 quilts this year, got 3 nearly finished so far!

  19. Jen says:

    I missed the first book, but this one looks fabulous!

  20. Ephi says:

    I love the first book and have done a couple of projects so far: 2 lap quilts. I can’t wait to see this one! Thanks for the chance to win it πŸ˜‰

  21. Maria says:

    Love patchwork and recently have been having fun playing with jelly rolls. I was inspired by Koseki’s first book.

  22. H2Ogirl says:

    how lovely. I love patchwork as it uses the little bits and pieces. . any help would be soooo useful.

  23. steph says:

    I love patchwork! Your projects look sooo fun!

  24. Deb says:

    I have enjoyed the 9-patch disappearing blocks and made a couple of table runners from them. One runner now resides in Canada (given to a blogging friend there when i visited her) and another makes its home in Australia–given to another blogging friend I’ve never met. I love patchwork and even more I love making people happy with giving my work away!

  25. Melody says:

    The patchwork looks like so much fun! It makes me want to dig through my stash and get started.

  26. Leena says:

    What a lovely book…great inspiration and opportunity for learning!Wish I could win.

  27. margie says:

    I’m so excited about this book! The first quilt I ever made was patchwork, and it’s still my favourite. My fingers are crossed!

  28. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    It looks fantastic! I’d love to have a copy! Great giveaway as usual!

  29. Ng Lay Yen says:

    Hi, I am from Singapore. Just finish reading Ayumi’s blog on her visit to Tokoyo Quilt Festival. I am very inspired by Suzuko Koseki’s creation and Ayumi’s love for quilting. My mom used to make quilted blankets for me and my siblings. I still have one made by her and it’s handed down to my daughter now. Hope to pick up the courage to start quilting again.

  30. Paige says:

    I don’t have any patchwork books in my library – this would be a great one to have! Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. Nicole Hall says:

    I might be a little late to enter fingers crossed the time diff is in my favour – but I dont have very many craft books

  32. LisaAnn says:

    I love patchwork! The first thing I ever taught my nine kids to sew were giant patchwork floor pillows that they still have over a decade later πŸ™‚

  33. Margaret says:

    Long Long agao, in a galaxy far away (actually Georgia and about 18 years agao) I started making crazy patchwork pillows- ironing scraps( leftover from making the children’s clothes) onto interfacing and using every embroidery stitch my Elna had. I still have my favorite pillow in my bedroom and its amazingly intact. The Elna is still going strong and I’ve taken up patchwork again since discovering charm packs! This books looks like just the inspiration I need to get a fresh perspective, and a lot of fun too!

  34. Claudia says:

    I have done a few patchwork projects in the past but mainly pillows, I love the cathedral windows technique but also like the reallz simple looks as long as it is modern and colourful!

  35. Mary Jo says:

    I love anything patchwork! I’ve made a pincushion and would love to try other projects in the book!

  36. Mary Jo says:

    I absolutely love the patchwork. I’ve made a patchwork pin cushion and I’d love to try a quilt or other projects

  37. debra says:

    I am just finishing up a scrap quilt now…my first quilt, would love this book. Thank you for the giveaway

  38. Ingrid J says:

    I’m a total beginner but I love how patchwork projects allow you to make something new out of old items.

  39. Amanda Kerrigan says:

    I recently started sewing after my mom passed on the sewing machine she got when I was born. I love it! In fact, I can’t stop sewing! I just read a wonderful novel that culminates in a woman using fabric scraps, from her tailoring business in India, to make a patchwork scrap quilt. When she looks back at the quilt, each fabric reminds her of events over the past 10 years. I was inspired, so I started collecting scraps! I’d love to learn the technique behind patchwork!

  40. Magpie Mimi says:

    Wow! That’s such a wonderful book and would love to win it so I can learn to patchwork properly! I’ve done a few things, like some simple patchwork cushion covers and a couple of quilts, but really basic stuff.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Paula says:

    I’m a beginner at patchwork and quilting; I just learned to make pinwheels and I’m loving it! Would love to win this book to learn more; thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  42. Nancy Tolentino says:

    I am fairly new to sewing, my first patchwork projects were Ayumi’s fabric basket (great tutorial), and more recently a mug rug. I am currently working on my first quilt, and this book seems like it would give lots of inspiration! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  43. bug says:

    I have not yet entered the amazing world of patchwork, but I have lots of pages bookmarked and photocopied for the day that I do! Would love to have this fabulous-looking book on my resource shelf. Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  44. Stef says:

    I really enjoy the versatility of patchwork. I’ve made a few quilts & love the flexibility in taking scrap pieces of fabric, mixing & making patterns with them to develop a lovely blanket or even skirts. It allows for so much creativity when you’re trying to develop what you want to do.

  45. kate C. says:

    I’ve done several quilts, but haven’t incorporated much patchwork into other projects. I’d love to win this book.

  46. Eleanor says:

    I just bought my first sewing machines a week ago and I am already in love. I’ve bee knitting since I could hold needles but have always had a desire to learn how to so. Patchwork is my absolute favorite thing. Once I’m a little more experienced and have had some practice I plan to go patchwork crazy! ah! so exciting!

  47. Denise says:

    I am saving scraps from various projects to put into a patchwork quilt. Very cute patterns in the book!

  48. Molly says:

    I love the look of a simple patchwork quilt! I made each of my sons one years ago and they are still there favorites. This book looks like it’s full of great projects that I’d love to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Marie Shane says:

    I started (and never finished) a star pattern quilt 20 years ago. I got caught up in raising a family and just rediscovered it after being inspired by your blog! I will be done with it next week in time to grace the spare bedroom in anticipation of a visit from my sister!

  50. jennifer says:

    The book looks like it would have some fun projects to try. I love dling projects for the house to change up the style.

  51. Amal says:

    I love this natural style. I am trying my hand on some small bags. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. J. Harmon says:

    I am just discovering Koseki’s work and I love it! This would be a fabulous book to win, thank you for the chance!

  53. Veronica says:

    I’ve always been in love with Suzuko Koseki’s work and her books. She’s simply amazing! I think I have all of her books and I would love to add this one to my collection.

  54. Kristin S. says:

    This book looks like it’d be such fun! I’ve dabbled in patchwork via purses, quilts, and pillows, but I haven’t done any lately, this would be so neat!

  55. Jenelle says:

    I like to make patchwork zipper pouches from leftover scraps. I love that they are each so unique and a bit whimsical, and often like to play on this by adding embroidery as well. I hope to jump into patchwork quilting soon!

  56. Serena says:

    I’m rather a novice at patchwork, but I love it. This book would be great inspiration!

  57. Jen says:

    My “patchwork in the works” is a small bag – much like the checkered tea cozy shown above…

  58. Edra says:

    ok, I am new at this and it would not let me leave the real message. I would love to get started on patchworking and have been trying to find a book.

  59. Edra says:

    Will not let me leave message

  60. Edra Chamberlin says:

    I have been wanting a book to help me get started on patchworkin. I have LOTS of scraps that need to be used. This books looks like just what I need.

  61. Edra Chamberlin says:

    I am trying to get into patchwork to help use all my scraps! I have been looking for some good books and this sound like what I need to get me going

  62. Jessicac says:

    It looks like I need to try some patchwork out! But I have a friend who is really great at it!

  63. Sherry J says:

    i am working on two scrap patchwork quilts. i like making all kinds of things out of patchwork. i would love this book. thanks.

  64. Roberta says:

    I’m in love Suzuko’s style! I don’t have any of her books but hope to have one someday. Such inspiration!

  65. Muireann says:

    I haven’t tried patchwork yet, but this looks like a great book to start with! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Lexy says:

    I would love to learn patchwork, I’m hoping to do my first quilt this summer! πŸ™‚

  67. Lynn says:

    This book looks great! My first book was Suzuko Koseki’s book in Japanese.. I was so inspired that I bought the book even though I can’t read it! I’ve done a lot of patchwork since then but am always so inspired by Japanese quilters.

  68. Emilee says:

    Just got home from taking a sewing class! Fired up and ready to sew.

  69. Jenny says:

    im planning some scrap quilts…need to contain the over flow of scraps! what a great looking book.

  70. Rachel T says:

    I have a lovely patchwork quilt my great grandmother made, i would love to make one from my sons baby clothes

  71. Jen S says:

    I’m so happy to see another book about patchwork! I’ve been gifted large boxes of fabric scraps and fat quarters to use for teaching children how to sew. I think modern, simple styles like log cabin or patchwork will be a great introduction for them on piecing. The bags and pillow cases mentioned are great beginner to intermediate projects. I can’t wait to check out all the books by Koseki.

  72. Kori says:

    This book looks great! I have been sewing patchwork mug rugs, purses. Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. Jodie says:

    Cute book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  74. Alex says:

    I just made a patchwork camera strap cover today! I’m discovering her work, and it is stunning.

  75. Dana B. says:

    I love the alphabet pillows, room shoes and the mini pouches. I just love her style….so fun! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  76. Shannon says:

    I love to make patchwork pillows. So simple and pleasing!

  77. melanie says:

    i’m don’t do a lot of patchwork, but a while ago I got a lot of fabric samples and decided to make it into a patchwok, just simple squares and I used a decorative stitch to make it look quilted, i made 2 bags and some smaller purses from the fabric, i was quite happy with the result!

  78. Kata says:

    Looks like a great book!

  79. Sheetal says:

    Ayumi’s patchwork pouch tutorial was the first thing I ever sewed! and her posts on Suzuko Koseki last year introduced me to her…I’d love to own her new book!!

  80. DianeY says:

    I’m a big admirer of her fabrics & especially love the vintage button prints which I’m using for a wall hanging in my sewing room. Most of my patchwork has been in quilting, and I’m eager to spread my wings into other projects

  81. Beanblossom says:

    This style of japanese aesthetic is what made me dive deeper into natural linen, patchwork on a small scale and zakka projects. I love this! And after owning tons of books in Japanese, having one I could read in English would be fabulous!

  82. Zrinka says:

    I love Suzuko’s style. I have the older book and I leaf through it very, very often. I only wish I could get some of her fabrics!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. M Stone says:

    I would love to win this book! I’m fortunate to own several quilts my grandmother made, every single piece stitched by hand.

  84. SewTara says:

    I’ve been playing with patchwork lately as a way to use up little odds and ends of fabric.
    I’ve made some pin cushions, and mug rugs and pencil cases . . . anything smallish that can easily be made by piecing little squares and rectangles together. I’ve also made some buttons and magnets with those super small bits.
    I’m sure there’s a ton of really fun ideas in this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Nancy U. says:

    Inspired by your clean, modern patchwork. My grandmother put together completely mismatched, wild, colored, printed polyester patchwork quilts that bowled me over, and weighed wonderfully heavy on me, but scared me into thinking any patchwork I attempted would probably not add to a peaceful home feel. Anyway, it’s lovely to see your patchwork that leaves me calm and humming with hope for my own attempts!

  86. Amanda says:

    I have been quilting for many years, but I would be excited to see some new applications for pieced patchwork.

  87. Bridget says:

    Looks like a fun book!

  88. Vicki says:

    I love the scrappy patchwork look. The book looks fantastic. I need to get back to doing more sewing.

  89. Lisa Alley says:

    I am just getting in to patchwork. I have always loved the look, but it’s even more fun to dig in with your own hands. I am working on a four patch blanket for my little girl.

  90. Kelli says:

    Lovely. I started a patchwork quilt, but it will be turned into a pillow or a doll quilt.

  91. Ann says:

    These look like fun projects and great for gift-giving.

  92. I haven’t done any patchwork yet but it’s on my list for summer quilts.This book would be a great way to get started I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  93. Valerie says:

    The book looks awesome! I like a little WONKY in my patchwork. Off center, off kilter …. thanks for the give-away!

  94. renae says:

    This looks fantastic!

  95. Leslie says:

    I am laying out chair pads in patchwork. I like patchwork. It’s fast and shows results quickly. Thank you for the give away!

  96. Ramona says:

    I have made several patchwork things. I just finished a patchwork table runner for my mom. This book looks wonderful.

  97. Robin says:

    My last patchwork project was a Christmas tree skirt, many years ago. This book would give me inspiration to start up again.

  98. Lauren says:

    I love this! So far, I’ve made three quilt tops. The second quilt was patchwork-like πŸ˜€ but mostly just scrapy.

  99. Tracey says:

    I’ve been looking at patchwork for a while, but just recently started trying it out, and loving it. I love looking at all the inspiration and using up scraps of other projects that bring back memories as i’m making new ones!

  100. Pattij says:

    I’m a new quilter and looking for some projects. This book looks like just the right thing! Love the pictures!

  101. Colette says:

    I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book! Most of the patchwork projects I have made have been for swaps. My favorite of all was a patchwork table runner I made in red, white, aqua, and pink using Rachel Griffith’s “Lickety Split” pattern.

  102. Jill Churchill says:

    I love patchwork. This book looks like a great asset to own! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  103. Tammy says:

    I’m very new to quilting and as of yet have not made any patch work items. This book looks incredible and is just the inspiration that I need. I would have tons of projects right at my fingertips. Thank you for entering me in your give-away.

  104. Caroline says:

    Oh, I do so love patchwork… I’m currently finishing off a crocheted, granny square blankie in a patchwork style… all miss matched squares in hot pink, lime green, bright orange… it’s so fun!

  105. Lyn says:

    I love patchwork. My fave project is making patchwork pouches, and I am largely inspired by Ayumi!

  106. Beth says:

    I’m just beginning to venture into actually doing patchwork, but I’ve been a fan for years. Looks like a great book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. anya says:

    What a beautiful book! My first small quilt was a patchwork quilt when I was in high school. My son now uses it as his quilt.

  108. Angela says:

    I’ve had many adventures in patchwork…it’s my favorite!
    Most recently I’ve made a patchwork faux log cabin quilt for a friend’s 30th birthday in yellows, oranges and browns, then later made a coffee cozy with the scraps as well as several patchwork cards.
    Patchwork bookmarks are a quick, beautiful gift project and in collage, I made two pairs of patchwork pants with giant belled legs…those were the days πŸ™‚

  109. Anya says:

    As a quilter, I work with patchwork all the time! Thanks for the chance!

  110. Lainey says:

    I’ve become completely addicted to patchwork – this book looks amazing!

  111. andrea says:

    i’ve been eyeing this book for awhile now. i have 2 other books of hers. they’re great πŸ™‚

  112. Mirza says:

    What a beautiful book and inspiration!

  113. Beth says:

    Such a sweet book! Patchwork will always hold a special place in my quilting heart as I remember snuggling under patchwork blankets my mother made when I was a child. Thanks for sharing this wonderful resource.


  114. I heart patchwork! Anything patchwork is automatically is unique, and it’s a fun way to use those scraps.

  115. Katrin says:

    I love to do patchwork quilts for babies…I like the thougth that – sometimes – the quilt stays with this new person for years and years to come πŸ˜‰

  116. Karen says:

    I really love and am inspired to do more patchwork.
    I really love the little teacozy and the placemats.
    I have never seen KosekiÒ€ℒs designs, but I love what i do see now.
    I would love to make the placemats and then maybe convert some into a valance for my kitchen window also.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win one of her books.

  117. Susie H. says:

    I’ve been stitching up the cutest little scraps (cause like most, I can’t bear to get just toss them!). I think they are going to make perfect little “mug rugs” for my kids’ hot cocoa (and my coffee!). Thanks for the chance for this book!!

  118. louise says:

    The book looks fantastic! Here’s my first ever patchwork quilt, I also posted today about some of my favorite quilters today, the patchwork is a bit different than usual… Even if I don’t win the book, I can’t wait to get it. It looks like some really cool projects!

  119. Stina says:

    I am so happy that (finally) jaoaneses books are coming in English… Have tried to make from several Japanese books… But oh it’s hard with the Japanese…:0) even if the pictures are great!
    Have seen her work on blogs and have followed the release with interest … Maybe I finally can ve making something Japanese … And I just love the new freshness and style.
    Have been quilting for about 20 years… And wow it us still the most FUN you can do!!!:0)

  120. mims says:

    i just finished my very first patchwork project a week and a half ago! i made a quilt of my own design. i think i spent more time ironing that quilt top and it’s pieces than everything else i’ve ironed in my 35 years put together… but i’m so in love with the finished product.

  121. Charlotte says:

    Such awesome prettyness! Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Sara says:

    Looks really great!

  123. stacey says:

    this is so adorable! my experience in patchwork has been very basic, so i would love some inspiration and practice!

  124. Eileen says:

    Ooooo! I LOVE “Patchwork Style” and would love to ge my hands on a copy of “Natural Patchwork.” Thanks for the chance to win!

  125. Tiffany says:

    I’m always so drawn to patchwork pieces and I can’t wait to make pieces featuring it on my own! This book looks beyond beautiful~

  126. Kristy says:

    I am a newer quilter and love patchwork for its whimsical nature and that it uses up scraps!

    I am definitely making those placemats!

  127. Katrina H says:

    I love small patchwork and love reading Pink Penguin. I have made several of the small patchwork fabric boxes/bags from Pink Penguin, a really fun and easy project:

  128. Shannon O. says:

    I’ve only done one patchwork project so far but I loved sewing it and I love how it turned out so I plan on doing more in the future. Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Melissa says:

    I have and love Patchwork Style, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
    I started two quilts, one twin size for my son, and a feedsack lap quilt for myself. I have to say that I still feel intimidated with making quilts. Feels like such a big project! Maybe I’ll warm up with a little mug rug πŸ™‚

  130. Maria says:

    I love doing patchwork. The book shows beautiful contemporary examples of the possibilities of many different patchwork objects. It’s an inspiration!

  131. Marcia W. says:

    Patchwork is my favorite quilting method. I have a set of quilt-a-long blocks needing setting squares — the blocks are very pretty. I would enjoy winning this book so can try the interesting patchwork methods of Suzuko Koseki (especially the courthouse steps and hexagon uses).

  132. Sarah Z. says:

    I am lovin’ that placemat and can’t wait to dive into this newest work of Suzuko Koseki…

  133. delia says:

    I hadn’t heard of this book before, but I do love patchwork. It’s a great way to showcase a whole bunch of designs.

  134. christine says:

    LOVE IT!!! I want to make one of everything πŸ™‚

  135. Celeste says:

    The only real patchwork I have done is a set of pillows for our living room sofa. So much fun to mix and match prints!

  136. Stacy says:

    Oh what a beautiful book. Looks truly inspiring and that’s exactly what I love, love, love. Most recently my patchwork has been some oven mitts made for gifts. I used fun bright colors to accent my mom’s Fiesta ware and am popping it in the mail very soon to surprise her. thanks so much!

  137. angela d. says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my sister. The book looks like it has some great projects. Thanks.

  138. Maureen says:

    I make patchwork quilts and bags and table runners. The book looks fun.

  139. Jessica says:

    Beautiful work! I would love to get my hands on this.

  140. Dawn says:

    I haven’t done a lot of patchwork yet. This book would be very inspiring to get started, thanks for the chance to win this book.

  141. I am ready to start some patchwork place mats and the photo in the article are similar to what I want to make.

  142. Audrey says:

    So many great ideas! I’m excited!

  143. Becky says:

    I made a queen sized patchwork quilt for our bed to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. I also made a very tiny patchwork quilt for a gift to a 3 yr-old girl who was having her own baby sister. A doll quilt to use on her baby doll.

  144. Tina L. says:

    I have been slowly building up a stash. This book would be perfect to use some of it.

  145. Annie says:

    I just started quilting. This would make an excellent addition to my collection!

  146. tiffany says:

    i’ve been making little zipper pouches lately out of scraps… some tiny bits are just too good to toss! the book really looks lovely. thanks for the chance!

  147. The book looks like it’s right up my alley. I need some new inspiration to sew more.

  148. Carmen says:

    Patchwork has become oh-so important to me, and the designs of Suzuko Koseki above all (with great thanks to Ayumi for introducing me to this designer)! I’m finishing off some unfinished projects first, but I will eventually be working on a wonky, improvised log cabin quilt this year. Thanks so much for the chance to win this book — I’ve been eyeing it for weeks!

  149. Sara says:

    I’m s l o w l y working on a hand appliqued quilt.

  150. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful colors and designs! I haven’t done much patchwork but would love to try.

  151. kathyh says:

    This book is wonderful. I’ve seen it already but I would love to win a copy.

  152. Ashley Ann says:

    I am a scrap hoarder, which means I usually do a bunch of patchwork every six months or so. I really like patchwork pouches!

  153. Lauren H. says:

    I would probably cover my house in patchwork if I had it my way. I love it way too much! My favorite patchwork project was a pillow for my cat using cute floral fabrics and denim, because she loves denim. I think I may like it more than she does though.

  154. Amy G. says:

    I’ve made a few patchwork things. This books looks lovely.

  155. Margaret says:

    I have been eyeballing her books for quite a while now and have them on my wish list at Amazon, they look amazing. I love her fabrics. I have been sewing baby quilts lately…tons of pregnant coworkers, πŸ™‚

  156. Fran says:

    My current patchwork project is an oldie …..tumbling blocks that I’m piecing
    by hand. Started as an “airplane project ” years ago… to work on one of
    my UFOs ….an a great early morning thing to do.

    This book is gorgeous ! So beautifully designed….love the alphabet pillows
    & the tea cozy.

  157. Emmmylizzzy says:

    I’m working on 2 large patchwork quilts made entirely out of my collection of vintage sheets. Over 80 different prints!

  158. I adore patchwork–I have been given two patchwork pincushions and a small patchwork bag, but have not attempted it myself. I will soon, though! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  159. Elena says:

    I’ve made several scrap quilts including three baby quilts made up of bowties. I’ve also made an applique quilt with not very invisible stitching but I still like it. I checked out the extensive preview of Natural Patchwork at the publisher’s website and saw quite a few projects I’d like to make.

  160. Joy says:

    I’ve been a fan of Suzuko Koseki’s for some time and this book has been on my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    I love doing patchwork although I only do small projects since a quilt-size endeavor seems a little intimidating to me at this point.

  161. Amy B. says:

    I’ve done a little patchwork, but I’d love to do more. The more I get to play with different fabrics, the better!

  162. Elizabeth says:

    I’m currently working on a patchwork quilt as my friend’s wedding gift. I not only love the quilt, but I love the fact that I can use up my scrap fabric!

  163. Crystal says:

    This book looks awesome! I love patchwork projects!!

  164. Jeanne says:

    I love to do patchwork. Book looks inspiring and would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  165. Norma M. says:

    I’ve made a couple patchwork quilts before, but I haven’t tried anything other than that. I would love learn more about it though. I would love to win this book!

  166. Deb Joseph says:

    Oh my goodness…all the projects look wonderful, especially the alphabet pillows. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  167. Michelle says:

    I always have some sort of patchwork in the background, in my “to do” pile. I love scrappy, small handwork the best, piecing together hexies or squares and I like random, unplanned patterns with simple shapes. This looks like a great book!

  168. Megan says:

    I have a big stash of fabric just right for some patchwork!

  169. Joyce Mitchell says:

    My youngest sister started me quilting about 5 years ago. I have a copy of Patchwork Style & would love her new book.

  170. Christine M says:

    The main patchwork project I am working on at the moment is my hand pieced double wedding ring quilt.

  171. Elisa says:

    I have a patchwork project in my craft “to do” box. I made patchwork shirts once for my theatre group, The Patchwork Players.

  172. June S says:

    Just discovered this book and am so excited about it! I don’t have anything patchwork going yet, but I WILL as I have so many scraps building up. I love the natural and linen looks in this book.

  173. taysha riggs says:

    I love patchwork to use all the cool scrappies I have laying around. I made a cute mini scarf once and love it

  174. kim says:

    Right up my alley- looking forward to a summer of nothing but sewing.

  175. Val says:

    I started doing patchwork when I was young, after I saw my mother sewing a dress for me by hand.

  176. Lindsay says:

    I love patchwork! Looks like a fantastic book for my crafty shelf…

  177. Holly says:

    I haven’t patchworked for years. Since some hippy phase in high school, where I might have made some ghastly pants. This book looks beautiful, and much more tasteful.

  178. Rocio says:

    I want to get started at patchwork! Have Lora of fabric remanents i’ve been keeping from my projects, and i am wishing to learn patchwork!!!
    This book would be a great start!

  179. shelly says:

    Just started patching! Super duper book!

  180. Anne Marie says:

    I am definitely a beginner and this would be a good starting point for me.

  181. Allie says:

    I am yet to try a quilt or patchwork, but it is on my to do list!
    One day……..

  182. I would love to win this book! I’m working on my 2nd quilt now but have done some small patchwork projects — I started out sewing as a garment sewer but quickly amassed lots of cute FQs that I picked up while shopping, so I love patchwork projects because I can use little bits from all my cute FQs and not use them all up at once!

  183. Cynthia says:

    Love the look of that book! My favourite patchwork project so far has been a patchwork fabric basket. I’m in the middle of two more right now – plan to use them as Easter baskets!

  184. Christine says:

    I have never done patchwork before, though I have always wanted to. So for the last 8 months I’ve been collecting material from clothes and things I’ve made for my baby girl. Then after she turns one I plan to UAE those materials to make a patchwork quilt for her to reflect her first year. I probably should try my hand at something else patchwork first–maybe this book would help me do that. Those alphabet pillows are amazing…

  185. Lizzy says:

    I’ve just bought the materials to make a small patchwork quilt…and I’m terrified! It will be my second patchwork project, the first was a cushion cover. I love the look of the tea cosy.

  186. Mary Haub... says:

    I’m in the middle of hand-quilting a patchwork quilt for a dear friend of mine! I’d love to check out inspiration for future projects in this book! πŸ™‚

  187. Jennifer says:

    I used to quilt like crazy while living in North Dakota. Since moving to beautiful CO, I’m hardly ever inside! I do have several patchwork projects in the works: A scottie dog applique quilt and a scrap quilt.

  188. I love working with patchwork and find it a great way to use up leftover pieces.
    Looks like a wonderful book with lots of fun projects that would make great gift ideas.


  189. Peggy says:

    I love the pictures on that book. I have been quilting for nearly ten yeas but I am still learning. my style has changed from traditional to contempory and this book would be perfect!!!

  190. Hannah says:

    I mostly sew clothing, but I have got to get into patchwork soon because I can’t bring myself to throw away any of my scraps!

  191. anna dorothy says:

    this looks wonderful! thanks for the giveaway!

  192. Bailey says:

    I’ve always been afraid of quilting, because I’m worried that I will s tart a project but lose interest before I can finish it. However, these projects look to be the perfect size! I would love to try the house shoe/socks!

  193. Heather Joy says:

    I can’t seem to get enough patchwork, it always has a way of appearing in my projects. This book looks wonderful!

  194. Denise Baird says:

    As a child of the 60’s…. we patch worked everything! Old flannel shirts to make ties and more! My favorite thing is making baby quilts. They love the bright colors and patterns you can create. Would love to win this treasure.

  195. TroyJennene says:

    currently working on a patchwork table setting of placemats & I love the random placement of the blocks . . .really nice.

  196. TroyJennene says:

    Patchwork reminds me of a time long ago where life was much simpler, we were all younger and the cloth was comfortable, warm and made you sleepy just lying on the couch. Snuggling up close to something, anything that is patchwork, quilt, blanket, throw or something even more special when made by grandma or a relative.

  197. Lisa Parnell says:

    This book looks awesome! I love patchwork and it’s such a great way to use up your scraps.

  198. Holly U says:

    I haven’t quilted in some time, but the new trend of mug rugs has me scheming. I’ve been using an old mouse pad as a ‘mug rug’ at work, and would love to create something colorful and beautiful to use instead.

  199. Kathy says:

    I’d love to learn! Just started sewing a few months ago and having a blast! Already have lots of scraps and need to do soemthing with them!

  200. I just love patchwork! I make quilts, orphan block owls, patchwork kites (for nurseries) and belts the most often. A friend of mine is theming her wedding after an amazing vintage quilt she found – I can’t wait to see how it all comes together in June!

  201. Christina says:

    Patchwork — my last fabric frontier! I’ve done one project in strip patchwork, a bath mat, and am gearing up to make my daughter a reading lap-sized quilt for her birthday. I could really use some guidance…

  202. Lynn says:

    I made a patchwork scarf last year. It was the first and only thing I have made for myself. I am still a beginner, but that looks like a great book.

  203. Aspen says:

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  204. Colleen says:

    I am working on a set of patchwork coasters. This is my first patchwork project. I would love this book to help me get acquainted with patchwork techniques!

  205. Bobbi Beito says:

    This book looks great! I love the look/feel of a nicely worn-in patchwork quilt. I am currently working on a patchwork quilt for my family’s lake cabin. It is looking great so far and hope to be done with it soon! I hand embroidered the center block of the quilt with a cute outdoor scene that I know will fit right in at our cabin.

  206. Hilary says:

    So far I have only read and tried projects from I Heart Patchwork – but I’m looking forward to reading this book!

  207. Annette says:

    My favorite patchwork adventure was when I was in high school and we had so many snow days that I pieced a “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” quilt! It’s still one of my favorites (many years later….)

  208. Erin says:

    Just bought Patchwork style and love it! Eager to try out some of the patterns in her new book!

  209. craftytammie says:

    my favorite patchwork project in our house is a dredsen plate pillow, made from a block my great grandmother stitched by hand. my daughter ran the foot pedal of my machine while i steered, and we backed it with some fabric from another grandma’s stash. thanks for the chance, this book looks great!

  210. Sarah R. says:

    I haven’t done a lot of patchwork, just a few very simple things. But I love the look of it and would love to do more, especially those alphabet pillow covers! Those look so great!

  211. Marci Girl says:

    I seem to always have something patchwork going on! I don’t have her previous book, but would love to win this one!

  212. Consuelo says:

    I’ve always loved patchwork, primarily because I’ve always quilted on a budget, working to use the stashes of scraps I have. It has really stretched me and made me think creatively. I think I’d really like this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  213. I love Suzuko Koseki!! I can’t wait for this book.

  214. Leigh Ann says:

    I’ve been wanting to do more patchwork since I have so many scraps now.

  215. kim says:

    I love those slippers! Her fabrics and mix of patchwork are very colorful and cheerful. It’s quite inspiring.

  216. kristi says:

    I taught myself to sew at age 30 in order to do patchwork. I did not want my grandmother’s generation to die out without passing on any of their skills. I have moved more into garment sewing, but still enjoy making small pieced items. This book looks amazing, and I would love to have it in my collection.

  217. Nicole says:

    I’ve been a long time sewer, but have only just begun playing around with patchwork on my daughters apparel. I’d love to have some great projects to try!

  218. michele says:

    oh I have SO many vintage fabrics waiting for this book!!! πŸ™‚

  219. Jana says:

    That looks like a great book!
    I am currently working on the Tokyo Subway Map quilt and a siplt quilt with robots!

  220. NancyJL says:

    What a great book: thanks for a chance to win a copy. Am working on my granddaughter’s birthday quilt.

  221. Morgan says:

    My adventures with patchwork mostly involve getting frustrated that the corners don’t line up! But I do have some nice placemats that I’m pretty proud of. πŸ™‚ Perhaps a book would help get the skills rolling.

  222. Andrea says:

    I am just getting into patchwork so this would be a great book! Some things that inspire me are blogs (like Sew Mama Sew) and even the children’s book Rag Coat.

  223. Jackie H says:

    My very first quilt was a patchwork wall hanging and it was so fun! It’s so nice to see all the colors come together! πŸ™‚

  224. Jenny G. says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book for weeks! I can’t wait to see it in person. I’ve got several quilts in the works- a baby quilt for a co-worker and 2 throw blankets for myself (one for the couch and one for the car).

  225. Christine says:

    I loved Koseki’s first book. My favorite patchwork pattern will always be the 9-patch. Next is Ohio Star patterns.

    I love the mix of fabrics.

  226. Andrea C says:

    hoping to make a patchwork mug rug!

  227. Beeps says:

    I have a patchwork project in the works — my first one ever — and I’m paralyzed with uncertainty! I keep seeing such beautiful things that people have made, so I’m reluctant to start my own project until I *know* I’ve got the right idea. I want to make a pillow cover for my reading room… This book looks like so much fun!

  228. marilyn podoll says:

    Patchwork was the first thing I tried when I got my machine about a year ago. I want to make a quilt some day. Need to practice on small projects first.

  229. radiya says:

    i am just starting to explore patchwork. would love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway!

  230. Katie says:

    I have been really into patchwork lately, so this is perfect!

    I just finished a patchwork wreath, here:

  231. Jackie says:

    I have a new patchwork project on the list,jst a few projects to finish up before I start. Would love this book to help me on my way.

  232. Vanessa Knight says:

    I would love to win this book! I am still learning to sew and the more help the better:) LOVE your blog!

  233. Beautiful images. I’m JUST getting into patchwork…Trying to build confidence and skill for a quilt. I’ve only made a few scarves so far, but I love that I’m able to use all the pieces of a fat quarter bundle instead of choosing just one fabric. πŸ™‚

  234. KT says:

    Wow, cool! I find Japanese crafts very inspiring.

  235. Rosemamie says:

    I’ve made exactly one patchwork quilt through to completion, and I have one patchwork picnic blanket nearly ready to be bound. I’m a total novice, but I love the look and all of the endless possibilities patchwork provides. Beautiful! And thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  236. Lydia says:

    I am just venturing into the patchwork world, and could use some inspiration! This looks like just the book!!

  237. Andrea P. says:

    The photos in this book are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  238. sylvie says:

    Ohhh, it seems to be a great book! I love the look of modern yet simple patchworks with designer fabric. I am planning a little table runner for the spring but this book would certainly bring me a lot of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

  239. Bonnie says:

    I have done very little patchwork. I’d love this book because I really want to learn more so I am not intimidated by it anymore!

  240. Rachel says:

    I am inspired by older-style quilts that used up leftover fabrics from clothes, etc. My husband’s grandmother used to make these crazy patchwork covers – not really quilts because they weren’t sandwiched and quilted. She would make a cover, then put an old blanket in between it and the backing. They fell apart pretty easily, but the ingenuity she used in constructing the tops was quite amazing.

  241. Christina says:

    I am just getting turned on to koseki and her clean style of patchwork. My favorite patchwork style is usually scrappy/random pieces but I am being influenced by calm predictability a la Koseki!

  242. Jennifer says:

    I am certainly a newbie to doing patchwork, but I have learned from my mom, who is an amazing quilter! These projects look so cute and seem to go back to what patchwork was originally – a way to purpose scrap fabric into something useful. I love the scrap quilt my great-grandma made for me when I was a baby – she even included buttonholes from shirts and the instructions from softie panels. Mom says this is because she would have thought I’d like the texture and that I’d learn to read from the words πŸ™‚

  243. Basteta says:

    Is this book different from Playful Patchwork? I see this listed at Amazon along with an older book Patchwork Style. They all great and Patchwork Style is good and cheap!

  244. Laura Reich says:

    It looks like a great book! I am in the process of making a tiny patchwork doll quilt for a friend.

  245. Cassie Folden says:

    I love patchwork! I have been making patchwork aprons for friends’ kids, but that is about the extent of my patchwork knowledge!

  246. Marci says:

    I loved her first book. I just finished my first patchwork project, a quilted pillow. I am thrilled with how it turned out. I have been admiring this book and would love to win a copy.

  247. Lisa L. says:

    Oooooh, looks like this book is full of fantastic ideas.

  248. Basteta says:

    I’ve always done patchwork but as collage art. Since I am just now starting to use fabric and sew, I’ve found myself setting aside bags of everything from scraps to quilt pieces for projects, projects and more projects. Between this blog and Tip Junkie, I have way too many things to do or make. I don’t think I could make something solid at this point. Even the books I bought are geared towards “bits and pieces.” The pictured projects look wonderful (I love the clean lines of Japanese art) and winning this book would be great since I can’t afford to buy it!

  249. Toni Preston says:

    I would love this book! I was just drooling over it on amazon. I love the simplicity of Suzuko’s designs.

    Here are some coasters I made (hope this shows up):!/photo.php?fbid=468255128513&set=a.415128353513.187556.673433513&theater

    Ooh, I want to make that tea cozy!

  250. Idalia says:

    yay! i just made my first rag quilt ever and am now in LOVE with patchwork. working on a patchwork pillow cover right now! i would love to learn many more projects and techniques for patchwork. πŸ™‚

  251. Katie says:

    My adventures in patchwork would take flight with a book like this to guide me!

  252. I am definitely inspired by Koseki’s patchwork style, and really all things Japanese. I just recently started my adventures into patchwork, and currently I have several mug rugs in the works, as well as a small patchwork lap quilt. Thanks for hosting the give away, I would LOVE to win a copy of the book!

  253. Teresa says:

    Like many people these days, I’ve got the patchwork and quilting bug! I love the old-fashioned, rustic look and try to stick to the traditional way of re-using materials. To this end, I am inspired by the fabrics I find rather than trying to find fabrics for particular projects. I’d love to win this book – it looks like it would be useful in helping use up scraps.
    Teresa x

  254. Rachel says:

    After browsing through this book on her publisher’s website, I love the styling and projects even more than Patchwork Style. I feel like my patchwork style of color combinations is very similar and I’d love to have a copy. Definitely on my wish list now!

    My favorite patchwork adventure right now is just staring at a gorgeous vintage log cabin quilt top I scored at an antique show several years ago. It’s acting as a tablecloth right now, but it deserves to be finished off and in its own all-white room, much like the one in Patchwork Style, as it’s full of amazing feedsacks in every color.

  255. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t actually have much background in patchwork, but those tea cozy and placemats are definitely working their magic and changing my mind. I guess this means I have another thing to add to my 8+ list of to-dos!

  256. Sara R. says:

    Oh! Those alphabet pillows are so fun…I think I need to make them. πŸ™‚

  257. Michelle says:

    I’ve been working in patchwork for many decades, but I’m always open to learning new techniques!

  258. Lynda says:

    I haven’t done much with patchwork yet, but I would really love to learn! I tried to make a zipper pouch once, but it didn’t turn out too well πŸ™‚

  259. Sherrie says:

    What a lovely book!

  260. The projects look great. I would love to make myself a cute patchwork lunch bag for work.

  261. I first became hooked on patchwork because of Rashida Coleman-Hale’s book, I {heart} Patchwork. Here’s a link to the calendar I made from the pattern in that book!

  262. Bethany says:

    wow that looks like a cool book….count me in!!

  263. Amber P says:

    What a beautiful book. I love that the Japanese are so passionate about craft and fabric. I am so eager to work on more patchwork.

  264. Becky says:

    My favorite patchwork project is a quilt that I made from scraps of fabric from my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and myself. It’s so comforting to touch the squares of tiny strawberries from my great-grandmother’s favorite dress!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

  265. dorothy says:

    This book looks fantastic! I’m getting ready to start some patchwork dishtowels and a drying mat for my kitchen…

  266. meghann says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I have not had many adventures with patchwork – I made a baby quilt for a friend several years ago…and that is more or less it – but I ordered /Patchwork Style/ the other day because I saw it well recommended & can’t wait for it to arrive. I’d love to win a copy of the new book – thanks for the chance! xoxo

  267. Vicki says:

    I made my first quilt with my grandma when I was 13, and then started up with quilting again about 10 years later after going to a quilt show just for fun. I saw those beautiful quilts and knew I had to do that! I love to quilt (especially scrappy things) and would love to win this book!

  268. Liz says:

    My favorite patchwork things to make are skirts for my girls. They’re tiered an full and twirly and so bright and colorful! Every time they wear them out in public, they get multiple compliments, to which they reply, “THANKS! My momma made it!” which makes me beam with pride. πŸ™‚

  269. Annette says:

    right now I’m working on a stacked coin, quilted throw, for my baby brothers wedding gift.

  270. What a beautiful book.

  271. I have several patchwork projects in process – all quilts….right now my studio is buried in boxes, while the studio is being painted.

  272. Jen C. says:

    Thanks for having a giveaway. I still a patchwork newbie, but I would love to have Koseki’s book in my library. =)

  273. susan h says:

    the first time i did a patchwork project was for a kindle case and a matching cell phone case. it was a gift for my mother in law – she loved it!

  274. Melissa says:

    I’ve actually just begun my first patchwork quilt. It’s quite an exciting adventure πŸ™‚

  275. Elise Kacal says:

    I am a patchwork novice, but I’d love this book so I can learn more!

  276. Cassandra D. says:

    I’m still what I would consider a newbie in the Quilting world. I love to quilt, but just don’t have as much time to dedicate as I would like. Patchwork is the best, since you can use up all your bits and pieces from other quilts…

    Thanks for the chance!

  277. bess says:

    my latest adventure is with hexies – hand-sewing is almost therapeutic, but i love machine stitching them onto a tea towel for a quick-ish finish. πŸ™‚ love this book!

  278. Kristie says:

    I’ve only started to experiment with patchwork. Mostly little projects like pillow covers and wrist cuffs. I would love a copy of Natural Patchwork. So much inspiration in a beautiful book. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  279. Lauren says:

    I am slowly working through my 1st two quilts simultaneously.

    Adding this book to my library would be great inspiration for my next!

  280. rose says:

    I’m a total DIYer, but would love to learn from a book now!
    I’m sure there are some very interesting projects & things to learn.

  281. Jen says:

    I would love to win. Looks like such a cute book with some awesome ideas.

  282. JJ says:

    Beautiful pictures, can’t wait to flip through the book!

  283. Candace says:

    looks awesome! I’m working on a patchwork quilt for my new baby right now. πŸ™‚

  284. Erika says:

    I love patchwork! I make receiving blankets and cut charms from the scraps to make adorable patchwork blankets backed with minky! I love the Eleanor Burns 4-patch technique of ‘fanning’ the seams, it really helps the distribute the bulk nicely.

  285. Liz says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love patchwork, but I’m a newbie sewer, so the only project I have under my belt is a quilt.

  286. nik says:

    My patchwork experience has been mostly pillows except for a groovy pair of overalls and an apron I did eons ago…wish I had photos!

  287. Jane says:

    Oh my goodness I would love a copy of her wonderful book! Thank you for this chance!

  288. sarahbeth says:

    I have been wanting to TRY patchwork – so winning the book would be the perfect start!

  289. LizaDo says:

    L-O-V-E Patchwork!

  290. Cindy says:

    I have made several of the projects out of Patchwork Style. I really enjoyed them. I look forward to seeing her new book!

  291. Eve Grand says:

    I am currently working on a patchwork quilt with a number of other women at my church. Each family brought a piece of fabric for the quilt that mean something to them and we have made a quilt with stories about each fabric in the quilt. It is beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fun book~

  292. I would love to win a copy – I already loved “Patchwork Style”! I loved especially the huge Log Cabin Quilt in this book. And the bags were awesome, too.

  293. Whistlepea says:

    I’ve been dreaming about making a patchwork quilt out of my baby’s outgrown clothes.

  294. titi says:

    I’d love to win the book !!

  295. colleen says:

    I love patchwork and am woring on a scrappy quilt right now.

  296. Chris says:

    I have not done any patchwork but I am going to start! thank you for the giveaway.

  297. Katie says:

    I love patchwork but I’ve never done nay myself, and would love to get started in quilting with patchwork.

  298. I’m new to patchwork, but I’d love to have this book to help me get started! I love, love, love Koseki!

  299. gwyneth says:

    i’m about to start a patchwork tote!

  300. jeanne reynen says:

    I love this style of sewing. This book would be so much fun to play with.

  301. Crafty Farmer says:

    I have a giant stash that could be used to make some patchwork inspired creations!

  302. jeanne reynen says:

    I love this style of sewing. Reminds me of the Pink Penguin.

  303. Kathy says:

    I love making things for my house and this book looks like it would be perfect. Really cute projects.

  304. Bethany says:

    I always have something patchwork in the works–it’s my favorite. Koseki’s work and fabrics (as well as those of Ayumi) are so inspirational and fun. My work isn’t as accomplished as theirs by any means–but I still love it.

  305. brenda says:

    That book looks wonderful, I would love to win it.

  306. Pattij says:

    Looks like a great book! Would lvoe to win!

  307. krystina says:

    I have way to many patchwork projects going on right now! I’m actually finishing up a set of patchwork pillows (a little late for your pillow party, but inspired entirely by pillow month!) I can’t wait to get home and work on them!

    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  308. jodi meenan says:

    Made a patchwork pillow and want to make a patchwork quilt soon.

  309. Kate says:

    I haven’t seen this book before, but it looks really cute. I’m sure I could find a thing or two in here to make. πŸ™‚

  310. Erica says:

    I have a little over a month to put together a quilt for my son’s first birthday!! Ahh, the anxiety! I’ve got to get a move on!!!

  311. Laura says:

    I haven’t tried any patchwork yet, but this book looks like a good place to start!

  312. Madison says:

    I love patchwork! But, I’m a self-taught sewist/quilter, so I’m always looking for new endeavors and ideas… what a great giveaway!

  313. Ammie says:

    I <3 the pincushions, totes, and garden bags on the Suzuko Koseki flickr group.

  314. I have not done much patchwork. Last year I think I did my 3rd(?) patchwork project: it’s a checkers board for my niece. It was so much fun and I think the wonky lines (I didn’t use cotton, bad Jessie!) really added to the piece. It was more a backdrop for the felted stones, but I would love to do more. But where do I start?

  315. jerri says:

    This looks like a great book!

  316. Molly says:

    The aesthetic of patchwork really appeals to me. I’m working right now on some patchwork bibs for my friend who just started her third trimester!

  317. April says:

    I love the patchwork placemat, that seems like the perfect first project for me to work on!

  318. SewLindaAnn says:

    I recently found out about the goodness of Suzoko’s work through a blog, I think it’s the Pink Penguin. I have her 2 books on my wish list in Amazon. What I love about her work is the pure love and simplicity that comes out of patchwork. I’ve been collecting small squares from scraps in boxes in the hopes of making a patchwork quilt. I guess like the postage stamp one. Just huge and all small squares.

  319. Kerry says:

    I just finished some patchwork pillows. with embroidery on them for my sister and have now started a patchwork quilt.

  320. Laura says:

    completely new to sewing. I am finishing up my first quilt but it is patchwork. Have never seen any of Koseki’s books before but I would love to. Those placemats are so cute!

  321. Denice says:

    i’m somewhat new in the world of patchwork…but I’m SO hooked!!! I’ve been making patchwork bags and am now having a hard time keeping up with the demand from family and friends! Also have made a couple patchwork quilts. This book looks like exactly what I need to further inspire my patchwork adventures!!!

  322. Jessica says:

    This book looks just beautiful!

  323. Oh, what fun! πŸ˜€ I would love to win this! I am still kind of new to quilting and such, but I have lot’s of scraps from my sewing projects that I’d love to make into something like the projects in this book! πŸ˜€

    ~Miss Rachel~

  324. Rossie says:

    I love patchwork and have been impressed and inspired by the fresh sparseness of Koseki’s work.

  325. Katie says:

    Looks like such a beautiful book!! Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy it!

  326. Caroline K says:

    I love the look of patchwork but haven’t tried it yet…I need this book to help me!

  327. Her work is new to me, so the opportunity to win the book is exciting! I am particularly partial to crazy quilting, often with photo transfer involved.

  328. Blossom says:

    I just started sewing in December, so I haven’t done any patchwork yet, but I love those projects shown from the book!

  329. Carmen von Mickwitz says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I have only very recently started sewing and am already completely addicted to patchwork. I am just starting to discover this fantstic online community, too…your blog is giving me so many new ideas, I don’t even know where to start sewing. I have recently finished my very first handquilted baby quilt for some friends and am now looking for inspiration for more presents I could make.

  330. Michele says:

    I love simple patchwork similar to what I see in the samples you’ve shown. Here’s a link to one of my simple quilts: So Early in the Morning! I would love a copy of this book.

  331. Amy says:

    I have always loved patchwork! Such a good combination of old and new!

  332. Melissa Combs says:

    What a beautiful book! I am still just learning, but I love the homey feel of patchwork. The projects you’ve highlighted are so cute and creative…love them all!!

  333. Corrie says:

    Oh, I love those projects! I hope I win. πŸ™‚

  334. Katharine says:

    I am just starting out with sewing, and I love the patchwork placemat and the pillows! I am just starting to understand how much fun piecing different colors together can be!

  335. sara says:

    I started trying very fancy patchworks – double ring wedding quilts and the like – but I’ve discovered my true aesthetic really tilts toward simple patchwork squares, much like the pictures above. What a beautiful book!

  336. Sarah says:

    I am currently working on a patchwork quilt for a friend who is having a baby girl soon. I got the Zoo Menagerie fabric from SewMamaSew, and it looks amazing!!!

  337. Pat Kelley says:

    I would love to win this book to give me new ideas on how to use patchwork. I have made patchwork placemats, bags, totes and quilts. Currently I am making baby quilts utilizing my scraps from previous projects.

  338. Kristy K says:

    I haven’t started with patchwork yet, but I have some fabric at home, and the projects from Natural Patchwork look like a great place to start!

  339. Misty says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am still new to sewing and quilting, but patchwork is timeless. I am working on my very first patchwork quilt right now for my newest little one’s bed, and I absolutely love to applique my kids stuff!

  340. Krystal says:

    I have not experimented with patchwork just yet, but would like this book to help me explore. Looks great!

  341. Abbyk says:

    I’ve only patch worked a few things but looking at the pics you posted in this post I feel inspired. I so want to make that tea towel bag! Thank you for the chance to win! I can’t wait to see that new book!

  342. Amy says:

    I love patchwork, especially is sweet tiny doses like this. I would love this book to kick start me into action. Thanks for the giveaway!

  343. soren says:

    so many patchwork projects done, and still so many UFOs!
    in fact, the main thing that comes to mind is a blue jeans quilt languishing in my closet because i haven’t basted it to a backing yet – and all I’m going to do is TIE it so it shouldn’t be stressing me out so much! I’m just never good at spreading out the backs of quilts so they don’t have wrinkles. πŸ™‚

  344. beverly says:

    My patchwork is pretty limited. It has involved making a patch for my jeans & some coffee cozies. I would love to expand my abilities!

  345. My most recent adventure in patchwork was a disappearing nine patch using a Moda charm pack. I haven’t done anything with the piece yet, but it sure was fun putting it together. It will probably end up as a baby blanket.

  346. Annie says:

    I discovered patchwork about four years ago and it was love at first sight!!! I became so obsessed with it that my husband suggested i join a support group!!! I later discovered that my french-Canadian grand mother used patchwork to make amazing quilts, it was a cheap way to use remnants of fabric to keep her family warm in cold winters. Soon i started to teach quilting and give patchwork classes downtown Montreal and i could see the interest was growing amongst young women. Now that i have a new born son, i plan to open a sewing lounge in June so i can work from home. I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Natural patchwork but i’d love a chance to win a copy to share the gift!!! Thanks, Annie

  347. Emily says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book on Amazon for a while. In fact it made it to my wishlist as well.

  348. Liz Taylor says:

    What beautiful projects! I would love to win so that I could learn more about patchwork! I’ve done a few small projects, and quilts of course, but I would like to do more!

  349. Carrie says:

    Patchwork is my new obsession. I’ve been “freestyle” patching which is so liberating…and a great way to use up scraps! Recently, I worked on a picnic blanket for my four year old – I let her pick fabrics from our scrap bucket and i just pieced away.

  350. Maggie says:

    I have always been a little intimidated by patchwork, but I love the look of it. I love all the projects on Ayumi Mills site

  351. Rachel G. says:

    My adventures in patchwork are limited, I need this book to expand my horizons!

  352. Erica Ferguson says:

    I am just in the exploring stages of patchwork. I am just learning the ropes along with my 2 daughters who are 12 and 9. So far we have managed pot holders. We hope to graduate to pillows soon. I love hexagons and the portablility of them. Being a homeschooling mom to 4 kiddos portablility is a must since we are always on the go. I love to go here for inspiration:

  353. Joanna says:

    What a great giveaway! I don’t have favorite techniques as of yet-still a fairly new quilter. I’d love to learn some more though!

  354. courtney says:

    this looks like an amazing book. i can’t wait to check it out!

  355. Julia says:

    I’ve been a little hesitant to try patchwork because of all the measuring and cutting (which is my least favourite part of sewing!), but I love the way it looks. I would really like to try it. I hadn’t heard of Koseki before but I like the aesthetic of the projects in the book.

  356. Larissa says:

    I’ve never tried patchwork, and I’m fairly new to sewing, but I’d love to win this so I could try it!

  357. Brandi says:

    I am still relatively new to patchwork -sewing in general.I have finished a whirly-gig baby quilt and the quilt I am in the middle of now (its here ) and I do love a good hexagon

  358. Mhairi says:

    I love the checkered placemat. I have been patchworking for 25 years (I am 34). I love the craft and the ability to put your own personality into every part of it. From fabric choice, stitches used, quilting design, backing fabric and the list goes on. WOuld love more time to do it but love patchworking.

  359. Cayce says:

    Looks like a fantastic book! I am working my way thru my stash and trying to not buy anything until I do so… which means lots of patchwork! I have 2 bins of vintage fabric squares that have been working their way into projects. New ideas would be great.

  360. Cindy says:

    Love those lettered patchwork pillows. When I made my son a quilt for college, I drafted the initials for his school and pieced them into the backing.

  361. Sonja says:

    Those are some great looking projects! Those alphabet pillow covers are perfect as is the tea cozy!

  362. Jess says:

    The only time I tried patchwork, I made a tea wallet and a mug rug for a pal. It was fun! I’m hoping to make some patchwork quilts this year, too!!

  363. morgan says:

    I am a novice patchwork seamstress. I was finally brave enough to try my hand at patchwork and quilting when my SIL became pregnant. I have been slowly laboring over a baby blanket for my future niece. I would LOVE to have a book for some more guidance!

  364. alison says:

    I have made several patchwork scarves, a patchwork table runner and a patchwork messenger bag. My Grandma was an avid quilter and she is my inspiration to begin learning patchwork and quilting. I only wish I had the interest in learning patchwork earlier in life. My Grandma was a teacher and I have a feeling she would have loved to have shared her patchwork tips with me. When I took up sewing as a teen she was so excited and encouraging. She’s been gone 20 years but I know she would be excited that I’ve finally taken up patchwork.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  365. LittleWit says:

    Wow I would love to win this book. I am really starting to get into patchwork and it would be a wonderful addition to my rapidly growing book collection.

  366. Sherry says:

    I would love to win this book! I sew and this is totally something that I would love to do!! Something new for me to discover!!

  367. karen thompson says:

    Beautiful looking book! I’m curious to see what else is in there! Thanks for the peek and the chance to win!

  368. Tong says:

    the new book looks amazing! i really enjoyed patchwork style, i’m sure i’ll love this one too! currently i’m working on a patchwork quilt for our upcoming wedding! thanks for the giveaway!

  369. I love to quilt, and one of my favorite sewing projects was taking her idea from Patchwork style of doing log cabins for a mini purse and applying it to making my girls twirly skirts!

  370. Susan says:

    That tea cozy is probably the cutest I’ve ever seen!

  371. Carrie says:

    I have big plans this summer to make a patchwork skirt!

  372. Lisa Gapen says:

    Thanks for the great blog and the give aways!

  373. caron says:

    Thiks looks like a fun book! Love the placemats!

  374. Shari says:

    My first experience with patchwork was when my next door neighbor brought me a tattered and worn patchwork quilt his mother made in the 1930s. So much of it was beyond repair. So, I took it apart and gently washed it. I began to cut pieces from it and sewed them back together, intermingling squares of new vintage 30s fabrics. The process strengthened and brightened the quilt. I will hand tie it this weekend, in fact. (It came to me hand-tied so I want to finish it that way too.)

  375. Jen says:

    I have never done patchwork but I would surely like to try!

  376. Denise says:

    I’m completely new to patchwork techniques and have only ever made placemats, duvet covers and the like intuitively by machine. The images and projects here look so beautiful – and perhaps I could learn some of the correct ways to work in this medium! Hope I win – I’ll put it to good use.

  377. Ellyn says:

    oh this looks like lovely inspiration! I am still learning…

  378. Melanie T says:

    I am working on a quilt for my daughter right now from Patchwork Style. I love this book and cannot wait for the next one. Thank you for the chance!

  379. Briawna says:

    I’m working on a postage stamp patchwork quilt. It’s been a WIP for a few years. Basically, when I have a pile of scraps build up in my basket (yes, I have a scrap basket), I take an hour or so and cut them into manageable squares, ranging from 1.5 inches to 4.5 inches. With the smaller ones, I piece a sixteen patch and file it away. I’m up to 60 small blocks and a nice big basket of squares. I guess it’s time to piece something together! Thanks for the chance to win!

  380. Sharon says:

    I made my first quilts back when many of my friends were getting married and I had more time than money. Now I do smaller things and love the more modern esthetic.

  381. D'Anna says:

    Looks like a lovely book! Please count me in!
    Thank you!

  382. Jasmine says:

    I have never tried patchwork myself, but my grandmother is the queen of patchwork quilts in our home. I’d love to try!

  383. Rachel B. says:

    Thank you for this offer, I really enjoy this author and would love to win!

  384. Michelle says:

    I’m a beginning sewer, so I’ve never done patchwork. I’m honestly a little intimidated by it. I’d love to try though!

  385. Michele says:

    The book looks wonderful. I love playing with scrappy projects.

  386. Pamela S. says:

    Wow, another great opportunity to win! I have been away from sewing for 5+ years and am delighted to find that the techniques are the same but the colors are oh so vivid! Am looking forward to doing some patchwork in beautiful, bright colors!

  387. Beth says:

    I love patchwork – I’ve used Alicia Paulson’s technique of ironing patches onto fusable interfacing and then sewing a 1/4 inch seam – worked like a charm for pillows – I’d like to try it with a tote bag!

  388. Annette says:

    I love her aesthetic and drooled over Ayumi’s posts! This book has been in my “Cart” for weeks now. Can’t wait for it to come out. Winning would be a bonus. Have a fabulous weekend πŸ™‚

  389. Suzie says:

    I have two patchworked quilt tops awaiting the finishing touches at present. I am starting to wonder if i will ever have time finish them. this book definitely looks as though it provide indpiration on how to use all those smallpieces of fabric leftover.

  390. Kathy says:

    I loved the patchwork tea cozy and placemat.What great ideas.I would love to win the book.

  391. Beth says:

    I’m working on a value quilt right now and love doing patchwork where you sew the fabrics right onto the batting, overlapping as you go – not sure what that’s called! Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a wonderful book.

  392. looks like a great book. the slippers look interesting! i love making small quilts. they’re so gratifying to make and give. who doesn’t appreciate a quilt as a gift!

  393. margaret says:

    Patchwork is an old love of mine – holly hobby was my favorite doll when I was little. Not working on any patchwork but would love to make a quilt one day.

  394. rachel says:

    I made my daughter a patchwork skirt that she just loves!

  395. Runa says:

    This book would be a prized possession. Since I’m new to sewing, I didn’t hear of Koseki till I read about her on Ayumi’s blog and I must confess that Ayumi’s patchwork fabric basket was my first and most favourite patchwork project till date. Would be great to win this one!

  396. Barbara Anderson says:

    As a mother of 4, I have many worn jeans that have found their way into several patchwork projects…blankets made of patches from the legs, bags made with the waist/seat area providing instant pockets and sash holder for the handles. I have used outgrown shirts to make many squares for various patchwork projects…including bookcovers, pocketbooks and always quilts!

  397. melissa says:

    I love the layering of fabrics that she does. My favorite thing in the kitchen is a mat for drying dishes that I made based on that book. Everything is so cute!

  398. Deidra says:

    I’m always making something in patchwork. Right now I’m making a small bag.

  399. Stacey Carey says:

    I love japanese sewing/quilting books, I have a couple. Sortof a hobby to have them. And their style of doing it looks so different from what I normally see. I would love to win a copy of this book, I can assure you it will be in a good home :O}

  400. Pat says:

    What a magnificent way to use my boxes and boxes and boxes of those little scraps that you just have a difficult time parting with…..I can see the checkered placement finding its way (in a mini version) to my grandaughters’ play kitchen…Great dream for a Friday morning. I have seen some of the work of Suzuko Koseki, it is amazing..This would be a fun book to own….Make it a great day everyone….Sew sew sew ans sew some more is my motto….

  401. Jessica says:

    I actually have never tried patchwork till today .. I made a patchwork pocket for a handy dandy pocket shirt / art shirt! I really loved this little foray into patchwork & would love to try something more adventurous!!

  402. wendy says:

    I’m new to patchwork but I really really love it. I’m concentrating on simple squares and trying to get my points to match up at the moment!

  403. angelina says:

    i love these photos. pick me, please! !xoxo

  404. Valerie Boudier says:

    Would love to win this book. At present making a very simple I-spy cot quilt for friends granddaughter-to-be

  405. cleo says:

    i have always loved puzzles as a kid .. and now that i have discovered Patchwork I have fallen in love with this new type of puzzle all over again. the only thing that kills me is the maths involved in working out a pattern .. AAAARGH!! I have very belatedly discovered the half-square triangle blocks .. I am in LOVE!! My fave project todate is a cross quilted pillow [ ]

  406. Nancy L says:

    My first patchwork project was my first quilting class, Quilt in a Day. I looove the look of patchwork and can’t wait until my fabric scrap collection grows to make a really fun colourful project. I am definitely inspired by Koseki and love how beautiful all the projects I’ve seen so far.

  407. My favourite patchwork techniques are log cabin and flying geese. I was a mostly self taught patchworker, and love to recycle things to use in my patchwork. I especially like making handbags from pretty tea towels! At the moment I’m working on an eye spy quilt.

  408. Kelley says:

    I’m new to patchwork – have a pile of African cloth waiting for the perfect project!

  409. Deby says:

    Oh,so lovely. Appliqués and patchwork in japanese style, sounds like so much fun!

  410. I love patchwork and i like the colours from Koseki very much!!! They show happiness and fun. I have a bag in the works. Perhaps I win the copy it will be great!,

    THX a lot,

    manny greetings from Germany

  411. Tori Stuckey says:

    I love patchwork everything. I love the mixtures of the different fabrics since I can never pick just one fabric for a project. I am working on a patchwork quilt right now for my daughter’s first birthday. Love your website.

  412. Kerry Green says:

    Suzuko Koseki’s Machine Made Patchwork got me into modern quilting and patchwork and introduced me to text fabrics and a whole range of fabrics that I never knew existed. It led to me making projects that combined small pieces and text like this
    and this
    I did a coaster for Ayumi’s Suzuko project and was so pleased to have it presented to her!

  413. Rie says:

    I love patchwork because I can’t cut or sew a straight line to save my life!!!! This book looks awesome!

  414. Glenys says:

    I really like patchwork where they make houses for decorations. I’m new actually in this patchwork thing but I do hope to continue learning and sewing patchwork. I really like this I’m not sure when her pattern booklet is coming out or has it already. But this would be my favourite project.

  415. Carol in E TN says:

    I love to do patchwork! I have never heard of this author, but I am going to check her out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  416. Kirsty says:

    I really love the whole Japanese patchwork aesthetic, generally understated and classy, sometimes terribly cute. I’d love to learn more about it and this book would help my ‘adventure’.

  417. deborah says:

    ‘Patchwork Style’ is such a gorgeous, inspiring book. I can’t tell you how long I spent poring over it, just absorbing the designs. Most of my patchwork has been more, um, ‘patchy’ and less tidy. I’m inspired to try a neater, more clean aesthetic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  418. Deb says:

    This book looks so great! I’m a newbie at sewing, so most of my adventures so far have been learning many sewing techniques. I love the patchwork projects, so I’m getting ready to try something soon! I would love to win this book to start some patchwork fun! πŸ™‚

  419. Mika says:

    Such a lovely book. I have a special fondness for Japanese patchwork as it was my grandmother in Japan who first introduced me to the art. I feel incredibly fortunate to have some patchwork pieces that she has assembled by hand. Today I also have many of her fabric scraps, many of them already neatly cut (I always feel that they need to be used for very special projects!), and this book would be a wonderful inspiration.

  420. SewCalGal says:

    Looks like a really cute book.

    FYI – I posted about this on my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests:


  421. Michelle says:

    I’m currently working on Elizabeth Hartman’s sawtooth star quilt pattern for a friend’s wedding present. This book looks particularly awesome! I never win, so here’s hoping this time is my turn πŸ˜‰

  422. I love patchwork!! It always reminds me of my grandma — her house was full of patchwork quilts. πŸ™‚

    I sewed my first patchwork quilt when I was 10…I wish I would have had the foresight to keep it, but I have gathered others here and there, and have several I’ve made that I am keeping for my kids to have when they grow up.

    I love that tea cozy — I need to make one of those anyway! And for our next house, I think my kids definitely need pillows for their beds with their initials on them! Awesome idea.

  423. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win an amazing book. I am currently binding my christmas quilt.

  424. bruinbr says:

    I haven’t tried any patchwork projects just yet, but this book might just be the kick in the pants I need! πŸ™‚

  425. Donna says:

    I want to enjoy patchwork. I really do. But it seems so fiddly and finicky and I rush though it to quickly and it doesn’t look right. Looking at the lovely photographs you’ve posted, I would hope maybe I could slow down a bit and learn to appreciate patchwork.

  426. Alex says:

    Just had a look at the book and it looks lovely and perfect for me as the projects don’t look too difficult and they use scraps. My last patchwork project was a crazy patchwork vest I started as a teenager under the instruction of my mother.

  427. Irene says:

    I am completely patchwork virgin

  428. Lis says:

    I hope this contest is open for other than us residents, because I live in Denmark. Right now I’m working on my very first patchwork project. It’s going to be a quilt for my lovely 8 month old daughter. It’s just a simple hexagon pattern, but I’m already hooked and can’t wait to try out different patterns in the future. I’ve actually never heard of Koseki before now, but I would love to win the book. It looks very inspirational.

  429. Mary Rotman says:

    Patchwork is by far one of my favorite sewing adventures. I love seeing what comes together when I start combining different colors, shapes, patterns, and ideas. I never get the same result twice! I would love yo have the opportunity to learn more with this book.

  430. jesse says:

    This would be wonderful to win as I haven’t tried to much with patchwork but can sit in awe looking at it out of jealousy when I see other people’s projects. I don’t really know where to start, and this book would be the perfect way to start.

  431. I love patchwork and love the simple yet beautiful Japanese approach to crafts!!! Here is my patchwork blanky which I love making and its one of my best sellers at the moment:

  432. Susanne says:

    That book sounds really great. Can’t wait to see more of it πŸ™‚
    Best wishes

  433. Nikki says:

    This looks fantastic! So creative, great ideas!

  434. Sharyn says:

    I’m still to step foot into the patchwork and quilting scene, but i am getting ready!!!
    There is something funny, smart and modern about her work that i love (along with boo davis too).
    I need this inspiration!!!

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