Handmade Holidays Prizes ~ Week #4

on November 21 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 200 Comments

We’re doing it again! Another week of Handmade Holidays, and other week of incredible prizes. Comment on each post this week to win!

Thanks to the publishing companies, shops and artists who make our Handmade Holidays prizes possible: STC Craft, Martingale & Company, Wiley, Shambhala Publications, Potter Craft, C&T Publishing, Storey Publishing, F+W Media, Interweave, Lark Crafts, Stash Books, Jennifer Ladd, Candied Fabrics, Peanut Envy, tortagialla, Slightly Biased, That Clever Clementine, KSC Designs, Mister & Mouse, The Silver Diva, Green Bag Lady, QuiltedCupcake, Tenderfeet Stitches, Mrs. Crafty Pants Designs, Dolls And Daydreams, Deux Petites Souris and Gramma’s Linen Closet.

Inspired to Sew

Author: Bari J. Ackerman
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Popular designer Bari J. brings her bright and feminine signature style to 15 new projects-ruffled quilts, a unique tunic and bag, plus sweet decorations and accessories for every room in the house. Readers will appreciate the book’s luscious photography, as well as Bari’s in-depth advice on fabric collage, free-motion stitching, machine applique, patchwork piecing, and simple garment techniques.

Sew Serendipity Bags: Fresh & Pretty Projects to Sew and Love (US Winners Only)

Author: Kay Whitt
Publisher: Krause Publications

Take your pick of styles:
With full instructions for twelve bags- and with a few clever variations thrown in- there are plenty of designs to choose from (20 total projects)! Pick a handbag that is sweet, sleek, or funky. Or check out some of the other great designs: a flirty little backpack, the perfect lunch bag, convenient shopping bags and handy task-oriented bags (whether that task involves a laptop, gym clothes, or diapers). Each design is easy to adapt to your style.

The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress (US Winners Only)

Author: Sarai Mitnick
Publisher: Krause Publications

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

* Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick’s Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction.
* Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques? In essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover.
* Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design.

Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments

Author: Shufu-to-Seikatsusha
Publisher: Interweave Press

Make a closetful of comfortable and easy go-to garments without needing tons of patterns. You need just the eight included basic templates which show you how to fold and cut for each of the 25 unique designs. The patterns are easy and adaptable with no-fuss sizing, so it’s simple to sew clothes that are perfect for you. If you’re a beginner sewer you’ll love the basic shapes and stylish results. Once you’ve mastered the patterns you can get creative and make each piece your own by using a variety of fabrics, or by adding fashionable embellishments like a print lining or contrast-stitching.

Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style

Author: Amy Ellis
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Love the idea of quilting but limited by time and resources? Oh, and the fact that you barely know how to sew? Here’s the answer! With bright, modern prints and simple patterns, Amy Ellis eases new quilters into a lifelong creative adventure. Simple instructions guide you at every step, from cutting and piecing to finishing your fabulous first quilt.

* Choose from 14 striking designs; each is made from just one block.
* Create beautiful blocks that showcase fun, contemporary fabrics.
* Find great tips for squeezing creativity into your busy life.

Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials Into New Family Treasures

Author: Amanda Blake Soule
Publisher: Roost Books

For many of us, our home is the center of our life. It is the place where our families meet and mingle, where we share our meals and share our dreams. So much more than just a space to live, our homes offer us a place of comfort, nourishment, and love for us and for our children.

In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog SouleMama.com, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families. As Amanda writes in the introduction, “As a crafter, I’m always looking for the next thing I want to make. As a mama, I’m always looking for the next thing we need— to do, to have, to use— as a family. The coming together of these parts is where the heart of Handmade Home lies.”

Countdown Calendars: 24 Stitched Projects to Celebrate Any Date

Author: C&T Publishing’s Design Collective
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Count down creatively – any season, any reason!

* 24 projects to anticipate and celebrate your favorite special events.
* Make one for Christmas, Chanukah, the first day of school, a new baby, and many more occasions.
* Learn innovative sewing and embellishing techniques using Lutradur, felt, and ribbon.
* Includes a few no-sew projects that you can make in just a couple hours.

Make Your Bed: Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style

Author: Leslee Evans
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Discover nine gorgeous sets of bed runners with coordinating projects such as pillows, shams, and embellished sheets. Specially designed to drape across the foot of the bed, each stunning bed runner offers a quick and beautiful way to decorate.

* Includes many two-sided designs for added versatility– Change the look of a bedroom with the simple flip of a quilt.
* Offers a variety of sets to suit your mood: sassy, serene, playful, elegant, charming, and more.
* Inspires quilters to experiment with new ideas and techniques on smaller projects.

Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts

Author: Cathy Gaubert
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Welcome to Pretty in Patchwork, a fresh new series that explores the sweet spot where sewing and quilting come together. Doll quilts are the perfect little package to start the fun: they’re pretty, miniature, and a wonderful canvas for experimentation and skill building. Twenty top online designers, led by Cathy Gaubert, contribute an adorable array of patterns that use applique, piecing, embroidery, and more. A brief basics section, photos of vintage doll quilts, and instructions for adorable extras (like matching doll’s clothes), round out this appealing volume.

Sew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space

Author: Lexie Barnes
Publisher: Storey Books

Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects. Transform a living room with a custom-designed slipcover and coordinated pillows. Redecorate a bedroom in a weekend by sewing up a headboard cover, a lampshade, and matching window treatments. Learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to change the look of a child’s room as she grows from a baby to a kid to a teenager. With dramatic before-and-after examples, beautifully styled photography, and a fun “you-can-do-it” attitude, Sew Up a Home Makeover is a creative resource that you’ll return to every time you’re ready for a new look.

The Best of Quilting Arts: Your Ultimate Resource for Art Quilt Techniques and Inspiration

Author: Pokey Bolton
Publisher: Interweave Press

Celebrate the first 10 years of the groundbreaking Quilting Arts magazine with The Best of Quilting Arts, a collection of the best articles, projects, and techniques.

Pokey Bolton, founder of Quilting Arts magazine, has compiled the most popular articles that have inspired quilters and artists alike to move beyond the basics of art quilting and re-explore machine and hand stitching, fabric embellishment, surface design, and more.

Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar

Publisher: Interweave Press

Are you a doting pet owner who carries images of your Labrador or Maine Coon cat on your cell phone? Do you dream of showcasing your pet’s tricks on television? Or perhaps you’d rather let out your wilder side by someday going gorilla tracking to commune with a silverback. Wild, tame, or somewhere in between, no doubt animals have had a profound impact on our lives.

And since the animals we love are as varied as the people who love them, we are pleased to share a year’s worth of inspired quilt art celebrating the wonderful animal kingdom.

We asked readers to create a 12″x 12″ embellished art quilt on the theme of “Feeling Pet-ty,” using stitch, surface design, fiber, and embellishments. Enjoy all 13 beautiful winning entries. Our calendar also features a listing of national quilt shows and events.

Quilting Arts Gifts, 2011/2012

Publisher: Interweave Press

Quilting Arts Gifts 2011/2012, a whopping 144-page issue, is full of seasonal projects and fabulous gift ideas!

Quilting Arts Gifts is a special issue of Quilting Arts Magazine devoted to the art of gift-giving. The Holiday 2011/2012 issue is packed with inspiration!

Inside you’ll find more than 20 seasonal projects and fabulous gift ideas, such as smartphone covers, fabric bracelets, and gift card wallets. This issue also includes a Make it Quick! section, as well as sections including Holiday Dรฉcor, Ornaments, Artful Giving, and Recipes.

Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects

Author: Kim Diehl
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Favorite author Kim Diehl is back with an all-new collection of distinctive pieced and appliquรฉd designs! These eight quilts are each accompanied by at least one additional companion project, such as a lampshade, tea towel, pincushion, or pillowcase, for a total of more than 20 projects.

* Discover endless creative possibilities; numerous tips and ideas for even more projects appear throughout the book.
* Enjoy Kim’s warm style and learn from her outstanding ability to mix prints and colors.
* Embellish with buttons and yo-yos; dabble in wool appliquรฉ.

Sewn by Hand: Two Dozen Projects Stitched with Needle & Thread

Author: Susan Wasinger
Publisher: Lark Books

Part nostalgia, part modern “slow movement,” Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating pieces the old-fashioned way.

This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile.

With 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and patched jeans to useful pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results even as they experience the simple joys of traditional stitching.

Tilda’s Studio: Over 50 Fresh Projects for You, Your Home and Loved Ones

Author: Tone Finnanger
Publisher: F + W Media

A gorgeous collection of over 50 projects inspired by Tilda’s studio.

* Choose from a stunning variety of designs for yourself and your home, including bags, accessories, clothing, decorations, gifts and soft toys.
* The colour palette used includes beautiful shades of lavender, pink, teal, turquoise, green and blue.
* Easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous colour photos and delightful illustrations accompany each project.

Spotlight on Neutrals Quilts and More for Any Decor

Author: Pat Wys
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

If you think neutral fabrics are only for backgrounds and blending, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. See what can happen when sophisticated taupes, warm browns, rich creams, and contemporary grays take center stage.

* Enjoy elegant pieced and appliquรฉd designs that redefine “neutrals” and open up new possibilities for black, white, gray, beige, and more.
* Choose from 12 projects with timeless appeal, including quilts, pillows, a square table topper, and a mantel scarf.
* Create stash-busting scrappy projects that can be used year-round, work in any home and with all decors, and make ideal gifts.

Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know About Machine and Hand Sewing

Author: Sandra Bardwell
Publisher: Abrams Books, STC Craft

Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more. Whether the sewer is trying to decipher the symbols on a printed pattern, line a pocket, work French seams, or fit a muslin, she’ll find what she’s looking for here, all precisely explained and illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photos. Both for beginners learning how to hem and for more experienced sewers who need help mastering advanced techniques, Sewing Basics is an invaluable reference tool sewers will want to keep within easy reach for many years to come.

The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery

Author: Katherine Shaughnessy
Publisher: Lark Books

One look at these pages and you know this is not your grandmother’s crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread.

And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch–just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.

Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist

Author: Cassie Barden
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

Cassie Barden, author of the best-selling The New Handmade, and talented designer Adrienne Smitke, present an exciting new array of designs for the modern sewist. Discover creative, stylish, and above all, practical projects by young designers who really know how to sew.

* Find 22 enticing ideas for bags and accessories, items for travel, and home decor; a terrific value.
* Learn a variety of ways to personalize and embellish.
* Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to create beautiful projects you’ll appreciate for both their utility and style.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects (US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Potter Craft

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting, an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square, is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be.

In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting!

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Storey Publishing

What’s the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living.

Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered.

A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.

Civil War Sewing Circle, The Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics.

* Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and needle case.
* Learn how women’s efforts during the Civil War era led to increased civil and political involvement among women.
* See historical photos and read eloquent excerpts from letters written to and from soldiers during the Civil War.

Mister & Mouse bags are made with designer-quality fabrics and lots of love. Fabrics are carefully selected to give every individual bag its own character, so fabric pairings are almost always one-of-a-kind. In salute to history and pop culture trivia, each bag is named after an event that took place on the day the bag was completed.

This week you can win a Mister & Mouse bag of your choice! (Prize Value: $48)

KSC Designs (Knit, Stitch, Click!) is the result of owner Dani Miller’s need to have anything and everything organized. Her shop is full of meticulously handmade rolls, bags and cases, perfect for knitting needles, jewelry, makeup or artist brushes and more. Have something particular you need a case for? Custom orders are always welcome! This week you could win an item of your choice from KSC Designs! (Prize Value: $35-$55)

This week you can win three PDF sewing patterns from Dolls And Daydreams: the Mary Antoinette Dress Up Doll, Owl Softie and Easy Boy Doll PDF Sewing Patterns. (Total Prize Value: $33.99)

Sarah writes, “Doll & Softie PDF sewing pattern delights for you and your kiddiewinks alike! Each pattern comes with a detailed photo and instructional tutorial so that even beginners can easily follow along with me as we sew up our dollies together! My name’s Sarah, I design and make softie and doll sewing patterns suitable for beginners which are safe for children of all ages. All my softies are made from a mix of fabric, predominantly wool felt and cotton. You can find out more about me and step inside my doll studio at both my blog and on Facebook.

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200 Responses to Handmade Holidays Prizes ~ Week #4

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  3. Toni-Anne says:

    Wonderful array of books to choose from here!

  4. Nicole says:

    I love them all!

  5. Shelley says:

    Great giveaways!

  6. Becky Greene says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. addie says:

    Gorgeous books and handmades this week! Thanks for the giveaways.

  8. Samantha mortimer says:

    Fantastic Opportunity to win these lovely things!


  9. denise says:

    great books! Lots of projects to learn ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Michelle C says:

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  11. Jess says:

    Love the prizes!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Great prizes! Thanks!

  13. Nina Hudson says:

    what great prizes, there will be some lucky people.

  14. Joyce M says:

    wonderful prizes!

  15. Janet says:

    What a wonderful selection – hard to choose a favorite.

  16. Traci Snider says:

    Oh wow, I would love to win any of these things, but especially the Dolls and Daydreams! Exciting!

  17. trixi says:

    So many amazing books!!!

  18. Melanie C says:

    I’d love to win Modern Log Cabin Quilting!

  19. kylie corboy says:

    Wow what a great way to spend the holidays sewing amazing homemade crafts with the kids. Great competiton

  20. Stephanie o says:

    These books look awesome- I’m going to add some to my christmas list, thanks for the resource and the giveaways!

  21. Kari says:

    What great prizes. I love Dolls and Daydreams adorable dolls!!

  22. Lindsay F says:

    What great books and patterns!

  23. Carmen says:

    I would love to be able to make some of those dolls for my little girl!

  24. Joyce Mosby says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Such wonderful prizes.

  25. Renae says:

    Fun books! Lots of great ideas to mull over.

  26. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    Wow ~ so many fabulous prizes! Thank you for the chance to play & thank you to the sponsers for thier generosity!

  27. Nikki W says:

    I love sewing books! They all look great!

  28. Diana says:

    Fabulous! They are all purely inspiring!

  29. Kirsten says:

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  31. Linda says:

    Books, books, books. Gotta love every one of them. Thanks for your generous giveaways!

  32. Karen says:

    OMG! What wonderful prizes. I see some books I will need to pick up soon! And I love Sarah’s softie patterns they are great!

  33. Lou says:

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  34. Wendy Hatton says:

    I’d love a chance to win. There is a great selection of patterns & books listed here.

  35. cleo says:

    WOW!! WOW and WOW!! i am gobbsmacked at this list.

  36. Maria says:

    I recently discovered my passion for sewing and making everything handmade! My eyes have been opened to the endless possibilities that one can create! ๐Ÿ™‚ and with 5 kids…its nice to be able to make something unique and that was made with lots of love! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so greatful for this blog, you have given me so many ideas…I am hooked! lol…would love to win any of these prizes! thanks again for everything!

  37. MarciaW says:

    All of these look useful to me, except the countdown calendar. I especially like the quilting books and magazines. There are so many great tutorials and ideas and recipes that don’t know which to try first.

  38. Kristin M says:

    These prizes are wonderful.

  39. Pat says:

    I love gifts. For me?

  40. Lindsay F says:

    I’d love one of these! Thanks

  41. Jen S says:

    Good prizes. Many are already on my wish and gifting lists.

  42. Libby says:

    Wonderful selection! Some of these are on my Christmas list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Lindsey says:

    hope it’s not too late to enter! these look great!

  44. Sue says:

    It’s not nice to tempt a book addict.

  45. BlessedCP says:

    Wow, this is a great giveaway and I love those books. I clicked on nearly every one to read more about them.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  46. Norine says:

    All these books look like so much fun. Added a few to my Wish List. Thanks for the giveaways!

  47. Amy P. says:

    These books look amazing!

  48. Amanda Penner says:

    I could sure sew a lot with one of these!

  49. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    WOW! Awesome prizes! You are the best, guys! XXX

  50. Marion K says:

    It’s great to see so many great guides out there on sewing basics. It is a lot of fun, and these books are full of ideas. Thanks!

  51. Julia says:

    Awesome books – I’ve really been wanting to check out handmade home!

  52. cradke says:

    All the books look great

  53. Cindy says:

    Wonderful Books!! Another great give away! I hoping to be a winner! Thanks

  54. Lee Ann says:

    I’m reading this instead of watching my Thanksgiving pies in the oven. Ya gotta have priorities!

  55. Carolyn Dorsch says:

    Wow, what a fantastic selection of books. I’m always amazed by the endless number of hard-working creative people. I definitely will look for some of these books at my local bookstore.

  56. Nicole Scott says:

    I would LOVE to win!!! Oh my!!!! Some of those books are already on my Christmas list and I just got my first D&D pattern a couple months ago and LOVE it~

  57. Jill Basel says:

    LOVE them all!

  58. Geraldine says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win any of these great prizes. Love them all!

  59. Becky Greene says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Fingers crossed!!!!

  60. Claudia says:

    WOW, such wonderful books!
    Thank you for giving me the chance to win.
    Kind regards from Germany

  61. Jennyroo says:

    How inspiring!

  62. grace says:

    Wow! So many fun things again.

  63. Robin in New Jersey says:

    So many books, so little time!

  64. mbmeadows says:

    I want that Simple Modern Sewing book! Thanks for the great super duper giveaways!

  65. What a great list of prizes. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  66. Pattij says:

    What a fantastic selection of books!

  67. Laura B says:

    I’m currently challenging myself to complete one exciting sewing project each week and these books look wonderfully inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. You have got some of the BEST prizes here! So excited ๐Ÿ˜€

  69. Maria says:

    Wow, so many books, i want have one!

  70. I love all these books and the toys by dolls and daydreams, fantastic


  71. CathyC says:

    Anything sewing please!

  72. Hannah says:

    What a lovely selection of prizes – would love to be able to win the dolls and daydreams patterns or the Tilda book…. but everything sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Jane S. says:

    Another week of great books! Thank you.

  74. Terry says:

    WOW! Great way to prepare for the winter season with a new book! Lucky are the winners in this contest!

  75. Emily says:

    What an inspiring line up! And what a treat to have designers offering some lovelies as well!

  76. Katie says:

    These books are so lovely! I would love to win!

  77. Marcela says:

    Look at all these great books… thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to get some new inspirations… Will keep my fingers crossed. Thanks!

  78. Kim says:

    Great books for inspiration!

  79. Wow! What a wonderful collection of books. Bliss! Absolutely LOVE Dolls & Daydreams too. Fun patterns. ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Meg says:

    Excellent collection of books! A number of them are on my wish list.

  81. Margaret says:

    Great give aways!

  82. Angela says:

    I’m always amazed that such creative minds continue to come up with new ideas. What an inspiring collection of books.

  83. Barbara Mahoney says:

    I would love to pore over any of these books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Carrie says:

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway, thanks so much for the chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Chiemi says:

    Oh my goodness! What a fabulous giveaway! I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  86. Ginger says:

    So many great prizes this week.

  87. Lindsay says:

    Great prizes again. Thanks for the giveaways and all the fabulous tutorials!

  88. Emily says:

    Fantastic prizes, as always!

  89. Sherri S. says:

    Yay! These look great! Thanks…

  90. april says:

    what wonderful books! who knew there were so many great sources out there!?

  91. duff says:

    So many yummy books to look at! A quilter’s dream! I keep seeing the Colette patterns and I’m almost ready to give it a try, especially since Sara at Sew Sweetness will no doubt have a sew-along!

  92. Nicole says:

    WOW so many prizes, they all look fabulous!

  93. Bridget says:

    Wow – great prizes!

  94. kate s. says:

    What great inspiration rests inside the covers of these books???

  95. Lynn Delahunty says:

    Wow! What a lot of gorgeous, inspiring books! These would keep me busy for the rest of my life!!

  96. Lori Krause says:

    Great bunch of items any of them would be exciting to win,

  97. Laura W. says:

    I love drooling over all these books.

  98. Laurie says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed!! What a wonderful list of books!!

  99. Annie says:

    Wow! All fantastic prizes! I have my eye on the Dolls & Daydreams PDF Sewing Patterns in particular!

  100. Andrea C says:

    wow, beautiful list of books!

  101. Timmi says:

    Your handmade holidays is one of the few things that helps gets me in the spirit

  102. Mindy says:

    I love that so many of these are back-to-basics, simple sewing that even I can do!

  103. Ramona says:

    Wow! A wonderful wonderful list again!

  104. Amie N says:

    The sewing basics book has been in my “want” list for a few months now and all of those quilting books look fabulous!

  105. Shannon O. says:

    This is a fantastic load of books.

  106. Sandy says:

    What a n amazing collection of books! Thanks for a chance to win!

  107. Claire Lewis says:

    Oh, all essential to add to my growing collection of things I would LOVE to sew, and haven’t made time for yet…

  108. Lola says:

    I have been participating on the giveaways for a couple of years now but haven’t win.

    I hope this week brings me luck because I love “The Colette Sewing Handbook” and “Tildaรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Studio: Over 50 Fresh Projects for You, Your Home and Loved Ones”.

    Fingers super crossed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  109. Debbie says:

    Thanks for all of the opportunities to dream and maybe win.

  110. How do I enter?!

  111. Mama Bear says:

    Fantastic, these books look great!

  112. Gina @ Little DeMoura Designs says:

    What a great collection of books!! Would love to owl any of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Joanne says:

    Wow, there’s some great ones this week! *crossing fingers*

  114. Wow! What a great list of books. I’d be happy with any of them. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  115. Angela Green says:

    What fabulous prizes ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Candace Henderson says:

    wonderful stuff… the bags and information are all great! I have to go and order some stuff now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Joanne says:

    Awesome books. Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Ella says:

    Those are some fabulous books! Have a wonderful Turkey Day!

  119. Sue Anne says:

    Ooohhh! I already have my favorites!

  120. Debbie Henderson says:

    Please pick me! I am new to quilting so this would be a boon!!

  121. Jacque says:

    Great books, and the Mister and Mouse bags look awesome! Love the quirky names!

  122. laura reich says:

    Awesome prizes!

  123. Tiffany says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ My librarian must think I’m crazy because I’m requesting any/all of the books they have from your giveaway lists! If they don’t carry it, I’m putting in requests for them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love looking at the prizes, it’s a great way to discover new books I may want even if I don’t win them!! Christmas list-worthy!

  124. Maeve says:

    This just gets better and better! Would so love to win one of these books! All the projects have been great too. Thanks!

  125. Most of these goodies are on my wish list already! I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  126. Janice Shillinglaw says:

    What wonderful books! Thanks!

  127. Lizado says:

    Love so many of these resources. How wonderful!

  128. Nancy Sue says:

    Someone’s been looking at Santa’s must-have list ๐Ÿ™‚ Great books!

  129. Rachel B says:

    lovely variety of books. they will add a nice twist to my collection.

  130. Jessica H says:

    A lot of fabulous stuff. I love it!

  131. Susan says:

    so many wonderfully delightful prizes-yum!

  132. Sharon Meek says:

    What great books to make a great giveaway. Thanks!

  133. Gwen Windham says:

    Love all the books– especially the quilting ones! Craft books are my favorite types– because they are a piece of art in themselves! They look so pretty on the coffee table and my guests always enjoy looking through them and ooohing and ahhing at all the gorgeous projects! Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Laurie says:

    More amazing giveaways!! Keeping my fingers crossed!! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

  135. Candi says:

    i love all these books…it’s hard to resist not just going out and picking them all up!

  136. Beth T says:

    Here are my criteria for determining that this is a wonderful list: I own (and love) some of these, and have been wishing for many others!

  137. Sonya M says:

    Those softies in the Dolls and Daydreams look so sweet and cute! I’d love to win any of those prizes. Thanks for Homemade Holidays, I look forward to it every year!

  138. Lisa Uotinen says:

    I’d like all these books.

  139. Lorrie says:

    Fantastic lineup of giveaways – once again!

  140. jessicac says:

    I have been eyeing that New Crewel book! Thanks for more chances to win!

  141. Liz says:

    Awesome! You are so generous!

  142. Jane says:

    Wow. what great books. I’d be happy to win any of them. Thank you for the chance.

  143. pam says:

    Love all those books ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. Nancy Hamblin says:

    Love. Love. LOVE!!! Sew, Mama, Sew!

  145. Lindsay F says:

    Another great week of books!

  146. Kim says:

    Great prizes, again! Thanks for another giveaway!

  147. Alexis says:

    Such fantastic prizes! You guys are awesome! Would love to win the Handmade Home book.

  148. chibidani says:

    I would love to win the Colette Sewing Handbook. Really.

  149. Gillian says:

    What a wonderful array of prizes! I’ve just discovered some new books I simply have to have! I already have a couple of Dolls and Daydreams patterns but would love some more ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Robbie says:

    What wonderful books! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  151. Beth says:

    Wow…. incredible giveaways!

  152. Barbara says:

    You all find the BEST books; they make me drool!

  153. I love Dolls and Daydreams! She is such a creative person! I own 3 of her patterns and I would love to own them all! I sew them with as much pride as she does creating them. They are put together so easy for the customer to read and understand and they are the perfect doll for every child! I love her paper dolls and eco friendly doll houses as well!!!! I want to win these 3 patterns that I don’t own yet!!!

  154. Gina says:

    I’ve got a copy of The New Crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy. I’d highly recommend it!

  155. marilyn lopez says:

    Hi. I would love to win the Dolls and Daydreams patterns. I’ve already made 3 and my granddaughters adore them. Thanks.

  156. Jennifer Castro says:

    I wanna enter the giveaway.

  157. Victoria Baker says:

    What beautiful books! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  158. Susann says:

    I would love to win anyone of these prices, but am most interested in the softie patterns from dolls and daydreams ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. Beth says:

    Wonderful, wonderful book giveaways! Thanks for all the excitement and generosity!

  160. susan hwang says:

    lovely books!

  161. Dani says:

    Great prizes this week, I am so glad to be one of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Suze says:

    What a great collection of giveaways!

  163. Chris says:

    I’m giving away a few handmade gifts this holiday season. I’m making some purses and wallets that I’ve made to friends and family. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get all sewing done I wanted to, but am plugging along. Chris aka Alaskapsych

  164. Joyce Mosby says:

    Such lovely books. Just looking at the covers gives one inspiration.

  165. Another terrific array of books, some titles I’ve never seen before, yay!

  166. Melanie T says:

    Great selection! Thanks for the chance.

  167. Deb says:

    What a wonderful collection of fun. Good luck to all.

  168. Lashara H. says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Love this blog!

  169. Kristy says:

    So many wonderful contributors! Love Dolls and Daydreams!!!

  170. Nikki says:

    Oh my! That Make Your Bed book looks fabulous! Love the squares!

  171. Patti Manes says:

    Books will always be my weakness.

  172. tmv says:

    Wow! There are some amazing prizes this week!

  173. Liz Taylor says:

    Wow! So many prizes! And every single book looks amazing!

  174. Colette says:

    Wow! Those are some fantastic prizes!

  175. Hooray for Handmade Holidays!!!!

    Just wanted to clarify that the giveaway is for my cute and quirky Easy Boy Doll ‘with a Mustache!!’ PDF Sewing Pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ along with my Mary Antoinette Dress Up Dolly & Owl Softie

    Thanks so much, Good Luck Everyone!!

    Sarah @ DollsAndDaydreams

  176. Anne Marie says:

    Great prizes!!

  177. great selection of books!

  178. Christina says:

    Oh, I’m excited to see some garment books too.

  179. Jess says:

    Wow, another fabulous week of give-aways!!!!

  180. Anita says:

    I’ll take all of them please!

  181. Mariana Mimica says:

    Lovely! I want them all!

  182. Becky Greene says:

    LOVE the Log Cabin book – fingers crossed! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  183. Cheryl Korman says:

    Awesome books again. Thanks for the giveaway

  184. beth lehman says:

    oh, man there are some great titles here!!!

  185. Asta says:

    So much inspiration here- my head is going to burst! As usual- thanks guys for this. I love this blog!

  186. Ellu says:

    Oh, what mouth-watering jewels! Can’t wait!

  187. lee says:

    Looks like another wonderful week in store for everyone! thanks!

  188. Mirjam says:

    Again, great prizes! The Best of Quilting Arts looks especially inspiring today.

  189. Christina Aiton says:

    What a fantastic selection of prizes!

  190. Tonya says:

    Goodness sakes! What a great batch of books– I love them all! That “Make your Bed” one looks very interesting- esp since I not dabbled much in quilting!

  191. Kim says:

    They all look fantastic- especially the repurposing title.

  192. Lynne in NC says:

    Wow~ another great week of prizes and ideas. Thanks.

  193. Gill says:

    Some really fantastic prizes again this week!!
    Thank you!

  194. Natalia says:

    Thanks for your nice posts!
    Can I recommend a book? I bought it in my last trip to London and it’s great:
    Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers

  195. Cat says:

    the Simple modern sewing book is on my Xmas list… Maybe Xmas will come early this year ?!

  196. sangeetha says:

    super cool !! loved it !!

  197. linda says:

    I’m really looking into the Sewing Basics book, something as a foundation for my haphazard ways of sewing thus far!

  198. Stacey says:

    So many great books this week. Sewing basic is necessary for my current abilities! But I love the look of the Handmade Home book.

  199. Christy Vander Jagt says:

    Awesome giveaways. If I can enter despite living in Australia, consider me in!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  200. deborah says:

    wow, look at those fabulous books. thank you for all the chances to win, and for the incredible tutorials you’re linking to.

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