Sew What You Love Free Project + Giveaway

on January 12 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 391 Comments

Tanya Whelan from Grand Revival Design has a new book out, Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever. Tanya’s popular, vintage modern aesthetic is presented with beautiful photography and clear instruction.

Projects range from those for kids (baby duvet, soft toys) to teens and adults (French-inspired day dress, skirts) and the home (ottoman, apron and more). Learn more on Tanya’s blog, and don’t miss her Sugar Hill fabric collection (perfect for the book projects!).

Tanya is sharing a free project from Sew What You Love; you can download your free Travel Checkers PDF Project download here today!

From Tanya: First just want to say thanks so much to Kristin for letting me talk about my book, Sew What You Love, today on Sew,Mama,Sew! The description is below but what I really want to say about the book is that I tried really hard to yes, make attractive, easily achievable projects, but also, it was really important to me that the book not have a lot of “filler” projects. Now, I guess what counts as “filler” is subjective but I really wanted the projects to be ones people would use on an everyday basis as opposed to once in a while or things that were purely decorative. Purely decorative things are wonderful but I have an obsession with usefulness. If I make it, I want to use it, not just look at it. Anyway thanks for reading this– Here’s the description, and Happy 2012 sewing and creating to everyone!:

    Sew What You Love includes 30 projects plus a few extra super fast and easy little projects. It features projects for Little Ones including toys, skirts, tops and bedding. Projects like the Soft Fabric Shade, Apple Pie Ottoman, and Design as You Go Quilt from the Home section are both stylish and useful. The Personal Style section provides patterns and instructions for easy to make, versatile and stylish dresses, skirts, tops and more. And the Bags section includes a variety of stylish options for two totes, a hobo, a clutch, and a structured little bag with old fashioned appeal. Three large pattern sheets are tucked into an envelope at the back of the book. The book includes simple techniques for sewing with knits, using elastic thread, and bag construction.

We’ll select two lucky winners for Tanya’s giveaway today! One wins a free bag pattern download (your choice from several of Tanya’s pretty patterns) and another winner will receive a copy of Sew What You Love AND a six fat quarter pack from Tanya’s fabric collection, Sugar Hill. Your comment on today’s post enters you to win. Tell us about your love for Tanya’s style, your experiences with her patterns, what’s on your list to sew from Tanya’s book, if you’ve sewn something beautiful with Sugar Hill… Just “talk” about all things Grand Revival and you’re entered to win a pattern, book and/or fabric!

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391 Responses to Sew What You Love Free Project + Giveaway

  1. Jamie says:

    All the project look awesome. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. It would be so great to win it.

  2. Keri Travis says:

    I NEED this book! Love it already!

  3. MomOfEvilGeniuses says:

    Looks like I have another sewing book to add to my wishlist! And I could finally sew stuff for myself even :O

  4. Danijela says:

    Love this,lovely patterns.I am beginner so everything is new to me.

  5. Roxanne Basey says:

    I love the boxes and the round footstools. Also love the clutch shown in the pictures. Those would be my first 3 projects. Would love to get a copy of the book! It looks fabulous.

  6. Gali says:

    looks like a great book.
    i’m a novice so i’d love to win.

  7. bizzibiz says:

    I am glad to be a visitor of this staring blog ! , regards for this rare info ! .

  8. Tabitha says:

    I’d love to win! I am living with my mom after a few family struggles, and I’d love to have a new pattern book to lose myself in! πŸ™‚

  9. amber says:

    I think that I would have trouble selecting which pattern I wanted to download. They all look great and I love the focus on usefulness.

  10. Janice Svercek says:

    Lovely patterns and beautiful fabrics!

  11. birdie says:

    just what i was looking for! i’ll go and make a start.

  12. I love your pretty bags patterns, and your beautiful fabrics!

  13. mo says:

    Oh, her fabrics are always so gorgeous!

  14. Colleen says:

    I love Tanya’s eye for for modern vintage. It’s so refreshing to see clothes for tweens and teens that are feminine without being too cutesy or frilly…but not too adult. I love the fabrics: fresh, cheerful, vintage elements but contemporary. I’m redecorating on a budget and her fabrics inspire me. Thank you!

  15. Asma says:

    Love it, love it love ittttttttt

  16. Lindsay says:

    I love sugar hill, it such a pretty fabric line. I’d love to make the bag on the book cover.

  17. pretty projects!

  18. Heather says:

    I love the beautiful practicality of the projects in this book, and it inspires me to begin sewing again. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a lovely giveaway !

  19. Wendy A says:

    I would love to do one of the bags! Thanks for the giveaway – great fabrics!

  20. Leslie says:

    I actually have not seen anything by her, but judging from he pictures she has a great feminine, easy going style. This book looks great.

  21. I felt in love by the fabrics, they are gorgeous! And i am willing to do a bag from Tanya patterns.

  22. Cat says:

    Oh, those dresses… Makes me want to be in the summer already !! Thanks for sharing, this book looks wonderful !

  23. Indy says:

    Ack! So excited looking through the pictures of the book Γ’β‚¬β€œ one of my resolutions is to sew more this year, so this would be great!

  24. Dina Angas-Johnson says:

    I was just having a google around the place looking for some sewing patterns and came across your blog. I love the look of the hobo and clutch bag (I am a bit bag obsessed!) and would love to have a go at the apple pie ottoman. Looks very appealing! Thank you.

  25. Jessica says:

    I have loved so many of Tanya’s fabrics. One of my current favorites is Lantern (in every color!) from the Sugar Hill collection. This book looks amazing!

  26. Laura says:

    I love the variety of projects! Looks like a fabulous book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. stacey says:

    i just love the bags & those cute dresses! love the fabrics, too! thank you!

  28. Lisa says:

    Would love a copy!

  29. Melissa says:

    What a great giveaway! I am going to try to make the checkers πŸ™‚

  30. Frau Mayer says:

    I’m in love with the beautiful patterns and fresh colors and that dress is really hard to beat! This yellow bag is also something I’d love to try as I don’t have much experience and it doesn’t look too intimidating even to me, a complete beginner!

  31. trisha aguilar says:

    its so kawaii super duper cute :)) I LOVE IT ! :)) SHE ROCKS πŸ™‚

  32. Julie says:

    I really love “Sugar Hill” and I need need to get some. I love the vintage feel of Tanya’s fabrics.

  33. Carrie E. says:

    I am daydreaming of the simple and modern dress and bag patterns! Feeling inspired now!

  34. Karin says:

    Her style is just so fresh. I love it.

  35. Caro says:

    I love the idea of sewing my own clutch bag to go with my special occasion dresses. πŸ™‚

  36. Megan Nichols says:

    I would love to try to sew everything in this book! hehe. I would really like to try the dress, blocks, and clutch first! I love all her fabrics too, so inspiring!

  37. rebecca says:

    Wow! This book looks fabulous and the fabric is cute as!

  38. Shannon says:

    The striped tunic on the young lady in the last row is very cool. Like the other dress in pink too.

  39. Lise says:

    These projects and fabrics look so fresh, especially at this time of year! I love the floor cushions, but the bags are also great!

  40. Sydney says:

    I love the fabric line.. I totally want to make some floor pillows with them. I also love the dresses!

  41. Chrizzy says:

    Probably too late, but I want to comment on the Sugar Hill fabrics. Wow! So fresh and sparkly new! This I need to have in my closet!

  42. Gwen T says:

    My daughter has this book on her birthday list! I’d love to win it for her!

  43. Robin says:

    Beautiful patterns– esp like the bags and dresses.

  44. Debra J Webb says:

    Looks like a very lovely sewing crafter’s book!
    Would love to win this!
    from Debra

  45. Eileen says:

    I started sewing a few years ago, but have yet to make anything for myself! Most of what I’ve done has been for my children or for gifts-I would love to try one of her dresses!

  46. Gwen says:

    I haven’t seen the button shirt dress since the 80’s. I had one and it was the most comfortable dress I had. It was also flattering on me. Love the styles.

  47. Terry Holland says:

    I am new your your Blog, but I will Not be a stranger in
    the future. Love your flower tutorials.

  48. Heather says:

    I was just looking at this book! Very fun.

  49. Tamie says:

    I haven’t sewn from Tanya’s patterns before but I’d love to give it a try. Great giveaway.

  50. Mary F says:

    Great book-great ideas-great giveaway. Thanks!

  51. Beth says:

    Love all the patterns, especially the purses and ottomans! Fabrics are gorgeous and fun colors! Thank you for sharing this opportunity!!

  52. Wendy says:

    I made my first quilt with Tanya’s fabric!

  53. elizabeth Dupee says:

    These patterns are awesome! It is difficult to decide which to start first! Good luck everyone!

  54. shanley says:

    everything looks so bright and springy – a nice contrast with the blue-grey-white winter scene playing out outside my window right now!

  55. karen says:

    I love the sugar hill line. Very pretty. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. Lori B says:

    Oooooh. I have to make that red dress! Well and a bag to match!

  57. Valerie Silverthorne says:

    Love her style…and those bags! thanks for sharing some inspiration during the dreary month of January!

  58. Megan says:

    I’m a brand new sewer and am excited at the opportunity to win a beautiful book to instruct me through some easy, fabulous projects. Thanks for the chance.

  59. Wow, everything is so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  60. Tammi says:

    I love Tanya’s fabric. I haven’t tried any of her patterns yet but I’m dying to.

  61. Meghan says:

    Those dresses are adorable, I’ll have to check out the book…

  62. Megan says:

    Ooooh! Thanks for the chance to win. I have this book on hold at the bookstore right now. Those dresses look perfect, like the kind of thing I’d made in 10 colors and wear every day. I’ve been a fan of her fabrics for a long time, too.

  63. Katina says:

    The pleated clutch is really cute and I can see it in all sorts of fabrics!

  64. Heather says:

    I love how classic and stylish each project is

  65. Michaeleen Malobovich says:

    I love TanyaÒ€ℒs tote patterns. Don’t know which one to make first!

  66. Jeanne G says:

    Very very nice. Enjoyed reading. Really want the book. thanks

  67. Sherri S. says:

    Tanya’s style is so fresh and clean…I love them because they feel both rather classic/vintage yet new and “now.” Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Cindy says:

    I love the idea of “simple and useful.” I’m really new to sewing, so I’ll definitely look up Tanya’s work. Thanks for giving me this information, and thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Cindy says:

    Gosh, these are lovely! I’m definitely with Tanya on the usefulness idea, so I’ll definitely have to look this up! Especially since I’m a newbie to sewing–simple and useful sounds great to me!

  70. Jennyroo says:

    The first pattern I ever sewed was Tanya’s fleamarket bag. I pulled it off without a hitch, and then another, and another! She writes very clear instructions, easy for a beginner. And I love the vintage feel of her fabric collections.

  71. Kathy says:

    Tanya’s style of simplicity and fun attracted me instantly. I am relatively new at sewing/quilting, and can’t wait to try her patterns…I also must find the fabric used on the bag pictured on her book cover!! LOVE!!

  72. lm says:

    I haven’t made any of hertterns but would love the chance, thanks.

  73. Laurie says:

    I also have an obsession with making things that are useful, and beautiful with easily achievable is a bonus!

  74. Lee says:

    The fabric is beautiful and is shown off great with her projects! thanks!

  75. Melissa says:

    The dresses in Tanya’s book are gorgeous and are totally my style! I would definitely love to try sewing up one of those for the summer.

  76. Jeannie D says:

    Loving the shoulder bag… And the pouf pillow ottoman is adorable! Count me in, please!

  77. Diana says:

    Love the projects and the fabric!

  78. Becky Greene says:

    I love the “pouf” seat – I just said yesterday that I need something by the fireplace and this may just be it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Karen says:

    I love Tanya’s fabrics, I have some Darla and Delilah which I am keeping to make my daughter a quilt – some Sugar Hill would sure go well with them!

  80. I always love hearing about new books coming out πŸ™‚ The red dress in the top right of the mosaic is beautiful! That would be the first thing I made…

  81. Mystica says:

    Like the fabrics used so much. These designs are very nice. Would like to quilt more this year.

  82. nicole says:

    Wow, that little cap sleeved number looks awesome. I love the light filled look of the book. Congratulations!

  83. Sandra says:

    Love the look of this book. Fingers crossed for me!!

    S x

  84. Melissa Ann says:

    May I please have that faux wrap dress? Beatiful! And thanks for the checkers idea πŸ™‚

  85. Jodi Buckmister says:

    Ohhh that book looks great, and I have always loved Tanya’s fabric! Jodi B.

  86. June Cleaver (Maureen) says:

    This is my first look at a blog and I am excited to get more sewing ideas. I am a quilter and I want to do more now that I am a first time Grandma.

  87. Erika says:

    thanks for the giveaway opp.. i like your fabric choices for your projects.

  88. Christine says:

    There are so many gorgeous fresh looking projects in this book! I’d love to win so I can try them all out.

  89. Tara E says:

    love the beautiful dresses and bags. pretty fabric!

  90. Diana says:

    Ooooh, I want to make one of those dresses…or maybe all of them!

  91. Karen says:

    This game is such a clever idea and so portable, especially on low cost flights where weight is restricted. I can’t wait to get this book, I have made several of her bags and love her fabric ranges. Γ’β„’Β₯

  92. Ashley says:

    I would love to make that bag

  93. Marci Girl says:

    Have not worked with any of her patterns, but I love her fabric! Always so feminine and pretty!

  94. Susan says:

    So many cool ideas in the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Julie says:

    What a great giveaway! I have been eyeing this book out for awhile! I’m not sure what I would sew first; maybe a bag for myself! I love the great colors in the new fabrics too!

  96. kim S. says:

    This book looks terrific. The dresses look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. alison says:

    I love Tanya’s fabric collections. Her blog is one of favs! Can’t wait to check out this book.

  98. Sic says:

    Very cute ideas! I love the poufs!

  99. Betsy says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book! I really like the cover bag and several of the projects inside. The fabric is just incredible!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Colette says:

    All of her projects are lovely! I especially adore the dress on the top right corner of her collage! And her fabrics are among my favorites!

  101. Sparrow says:

    I think I am too late to enter the giveaway, but I just want to say that I LOVE the projects shown here. I’m big on things that are useful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

  102. Amy DeCesare says:

    I just LOVE Tanya Whelan’s fabrics and have used them for tons of projects…purses and totes, key fobs, table runners, and my latest love – pincushions. I need some of that Sugar Hill fabric asap! And if I don’t win a copy of that book, I’ll wish for one for my upcoming birthday.

  103. Erin says:

    I love the look of the wonmen’s dresses in the new book. This would be great to win especially because one of my resolutions for the year is to sew some clothes for myself. Usually my girls get all of the goodies!

  104. Andrea says:

    I love looking at photos of items made from Tanya’s fabrics – it’s such a beautiful, fresh, colour palette. I have been a fan ever since I discovered the “flea market bag” Her new book looks lovely!

  105. Toni Spencer says:

    I love floor pillows….book looks inspiring.

  106. Ilda pires says:

    Great book. love your blog

  107. Pam Pike says:

    I would love to win this book! Lots of projects inside that I want to make especially the foot stool poof. Thanks, Pam

  108. angelina says:

    ive never heard of this book …. it looks a divine win.x

  109. sandy says:

    I adore the bags and I am so inspired by the beatiful fabric! Thank you!

  110. RITI says:

    The checkers board looks really nice and handy ! Looks like I have to whip this up before my vacay next month πŸ™‚

  111. hillwards says:

    The book looks lovely, so many beautiful and useful things to make, in inspired fabrics. I’m particularly struck by the bag, clutch and cushions…

  112. I am new to all things Tanya, even Sugar Hill! But I have to say I need to have all those things in that picture mosaic in my life. Those mosaics would look amazing in my daughter’s room. She is 16 and I know she needs a stack of them for when her friends come over. And that shirt…Oh my…I need that!!! Oh and bag and the pinkish colored dress….I could go on forever. I sure hope I win this book. If not….I am going to be forced to order it. Thanks for the chance. Great photos.

  113. Glenys says:

    I totally love the second dress in the first row!!

  114. Tina says:

    I love the dress in the upper right corner!
    It is exactly what I am looking for – since years…


  115. Barbara says:

    I think I would try making one of the dresses in the book using some of that beautiful fabric.

  116. Vicky says:

    I’ve never seen a book with so many adult clothing projects that I’m itching to sew, sneak peaks from her blog makes me want to sew the strapless polka dot dress. The bags sound lovely too.

  117. MelodyJ says:

    That looks like a good book.


  118. Christine M says:

    I love the dress patterns. It certainly looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the chance.

  119. Addie says:

    I totally agree about wanting things I sew to be super useful! I love the cube and the v-neck dress from the new book and would be super excited to receive one along with some of her fabulous new fabric: I’m particularly enchanted by the diagonal plaids to pair with the fresh floral prints. Thank you for the giveaway!

  120. Margaret says:

    I love the look of the dresses in the book. I’ve been wanting to try sewing clothes.

  121. emilia says:

    those stcking pillows look so fun. i also like the fancy dresses. she says they are easy… i sewed my wedding dress and boning can be tricky. i also like the look of those boxes, blocks, whatever they are. they look like a fabulous way to use up fave pieces of scrap. the see thru shirt though… i’m not so sure about. thanks for a fun chance to win something!! this blog rocks!!

  122. Maeve says:

    I think I’d be sewing the bag on the cover of Tanya’s book if I win it! Gorgeous!

  123. carole says:

    what a lovely book – I love all the clothes!


  124. Deanna says:

    What a beautiful book. The pictures suggest there are several projects I would enjoy making.

  125. Margaret says:

    I love the floor pillows. They look like a project I would like to tackle.

  126. Angela says:

    I love the red dress in the top right corner of the projects. πŸ™‚

  127. Cheryl says:

    Being new to sewing I like small projects. This book looks fun.

  128. Bridget says:

    What a wonderful book! I love the idea of new projects for the new year!

  129. Sharron says:

    I love these fabrics and I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on this book!

  130. Shannon O. says:

    I’ve been wanting to sew myself a dress for the first time ever. That one with the v-neck and sleeves looks perfect.

  131. Danielle K says:

    LOVE bags! Bags! Bags! What a great book. Love the fun style.

  132. Genevieve says:

    Lovely! I’d love to make that big cube ottoman. So pretty!


  133. Ginger says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person. I love the red (polka dots?) wrap looking dress. Just wondering if it comes in my size.

  134. Gretel says:

    I’ve made the Ava bag before, and it was great, I made it for my Mum and she loved it. Would love to get my hands on a copy of this pretty book!

  135. traci says:

    ohmygosh! i’m looking for a dress pattern and i think tanya may have the dress for me! thanks for the chance!

  136. Mhairi says:

    I would love to be able to sew more for my children and the images from this book are totally inspiring. I would love to make clothes for me as well, that fitted and were comfortable. This book looks like a real inspiration and if all the patterns are written as well as the checkers one then the book would become dogeared and tired very quickly in my sewing room.

  137. Celia says:

    The checkers project looks really original and I think would make a perfect travel game. Love the sweet yet crisp colors of the Sugar Hill collection! The batwing sheer top is calling my name! Have been looking exactly for a pattern for such a top and will now have to get my hands on the new book!

  138. Ellen M. says:

    I’d like to try the “Design as You Go” quilt. I’m just starting out and it sounds like a great project. I like Tanya’s focus on “Usefulness”.

  139. jessica w. says:

    I love the fabric choices and the clean yet functional designs!

  140. Hueisei says:

    I loves making bags. Loves to make one follow her patterns on the book!

  141. Caitlyn Howard says:

    I want to try my hand at some of those poofs. Thanks for the free download!

  142. Allison C says:

    Would love to use the building blocks pattern to add to my handmade gifts for my friend who is expecting soon.

  143. Alice S says:

    I’m a big fan of Tanya’s style and made a quilt for my daughter out of her Delilah fabric.

  144. Virginia says:

    What a great giveaway! I love making bags and gifts for friends.

  145. erin jewell says:

    I just ordered her scattered roses, birdy hill and trellis rose yesterday to make a new blouse; I can’t wait to get them they are so pretty and feminine. I would love to have her book of patterns maybe I could be swayed to use the yardage on a skirt instead!

  146. Jessica says:

    Those dresses are great! I would love to make one for the summer. The book sounds amazing, full of projects I’d love to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  147. Jessica Lee says:

    I’m loving the ottoman & bags- the colors are all so bright- great photos too

  148. Brandi says:

    This is the first time that I have come across Tanya and her book, but it looks fabulous! I downloaded the checker pattern and can’t wait to get started on it. I am still pretty new to sewing, but like Tanya, I have come to love projects that have a use all the time. Thanks for this great post!

  149. Megan says:

    Wow! What a useful book! I think the checkerboard would be great with flannel on top so the pieces don’t move in the car. Thanks for the opportunity!

  150. Kelly P says:

    That clutch looks fantastic! I always want to make things that are useful/practical too (maybe that’s why I have all boys)!

  151. Java Jane says:

    Useful! Hurrah! The dress patterns from the book look darling.

  152. Lauren says:

    I LOVE making pretty and Useful stuff.
    I have the desire to show off whatever I have made, and that means leaving the house with most of it….

    Each of Tanya’s bags are adoreable and I can SO see myself making all of them then trecking around showing ’em off!

  153. Beth T. says:

    I really appreciate her focus on usefulness. That is one criterion that helps me ‘weed through’ the many tempting projects out there.

  154. Kelly says:

    I just stumbled on this blog and boy, am I glad I did! I can’t wait to learn more and see more!

  155. Tricia C. says:

    I would love to make the footstool/poof for myself and the top for my daughter. What fun projects!

  156. Tanya’s fabric is always strikingly beautiful. I have the most beautiful quilt I made out of Dolce!

  157. Addy says:

    I love the bag on the cover! So cute!

  158. Jenny Jasinski says:

    Such lovely projects!
    Topping my “sew” list are the circular “poufs”, the little girls tunic and the over the shoulder bag!
    Thanks so much!

  159. Carrie says:

    I’d love to win because her stuff looks so great and modern fresh and clean.

  160. Laurie says:

    Tanya is new to me–but my oldest granddaughter, a budding seamstress, would love it!

  161. blue.crab says:

    Oh, those dresses….I always think I love dresses, but they never fit right. If I made my own…..

  162. Kathy L. says:

    The book looks great with all of those project, they look like a lot of fun.

  163. Kellie says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!! Would love to make some bags as gifts. Would love this book’

  164. Munaiba says:

    What beautiful fabrics she has. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before.

  165. Jane S. says:

    I dearly love the poufs! I’m too old and creaky to be getting up and down off the floor, but luckily my kids are still young and fresh. I’d make poufs for them. πŸ™‚

  166. Tong says:

    I love her easy, relaxed style. Her Practical Bag pattern has been a all time favourite of mine!

  167. sara says:

    How lovely everything looks.This would be a great book to own.

  168. Heidi Anderson says:

    I haven’t done anything from Tanya yet but I am looking forward to checking out the book. The dresses are lovely, and I am really excited to start sewing clothes for myself (my daughter should’nt have all the fun!) Thank you for a chance to win.

  169. Deb W says:

    If I win, I’d be making some of those wonderful floor pillows/foot stools. I’ve a daughter in a new apartment, and those would be perfect!

  170. SueSmilesAlot says:

    Tanya’s fabric is delicious! I’d really love a chance to win some and her lovely book.

  171. Melanie C says:

    Love the patterns. I need to make that bag plus the red dress…love it!

  172. Cathy Byrd says:

    Grand Revival πŸ™‚ Your designs are so pretty! I love the little blue birds and cheerful colors – it’s just so girly and flirty! It makes me want to smile. The pale blue is such a soft and comforting color.
    Sugar Hill just makes my mouth water! I want a taste of it πŸ™‚
    Love the book too = Sew What you Love!
    Sew for your Loved ones πŸ˜‰ Sew Pretty!
    I haven’t had the chance to try any of Tanya’s patterns yet – but love the simplicity and vintage (at least to me) feeling. Her work is clean and crisp like a freshly laundered lightly starched lavender scented sheet hanging on the clothes line in on a summer day with a gentle breeze blowing πŸ™‚
    Sew for now – I am hoping and waiting to be on the winners list πŸ™‚
    thanks for the chance to win such wonderful things
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at

  173. Tanya Bishop says:

    How did I not know about this book yet! Looking at the photos of the projects in this book my heart actually skipped a beat in absolute excitement!!! Talk about being in love! Wow, wow & wow πŸ™‚

  174. MissMary says:

    This is my first intro to Tanya. That v-neck dress looks adorable!

  175. Those dresses are so stinkin’ cute! Looking at them makes me long for warm weather.

  176. Debbie says:

    I love the bag. Cute idea for traveling checkers.

  177. jessica says:

    These projects look lovely. Great ideas for useful gifts.

  178. Steph says:

    I am new to sewing and have just been researching books and patterns. The book looks amazing.

  179. Bianca says:

    I really love her patterns so I really would be sewing what I love. I, unfortunately, have not tried a pattern yet. Yet!
    Her fabric is also super sweet yet crisp and clean.

  180. Wendy D. P. says:

    I’ve never tried one of her patterns, but I’ve oggled over them for a while! Love her style – the book looks gorgeous!

  181. Darcy says:

    I LOVE Tanya Whelan and have been drooling over this book since I saw it was coming out – I’m trying to figure out which bag I’d make first…thanks for the great giveaway!

  182. Emma Slatter says:

    I LOVE tanya Whelan’s fabrics – to die for. I’ve just strated up my own business making dolls and softies and I love using Tanya’s fabrics so would love to win the fabric bundle. I’ve also got my eye on making one of Tanya’s bags so would love her new book too!

  183. Megan says:

    I haven’t seen her patterns or fabric before, but I sure would love the chance to try them out!

  184. Jess says:

    Wow, looking at those photos I would probably make everything from tanya’s book! Especially love the poufs.

  185. anna says:

    I would love to try and make a bag- and the fabric is really to my taste- thanks for the chance!!

  186. Jessica E says:

    The projects look great, I love the clutch! All of these look so airy and classic, love it!

  187. Sonja says:

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  188. Maya says:

    I love the travel checkers!

  189. Erin B says:

    I love the project pictures. As a beginner(ish) sewer, I love that everything looks fairly simple but still beautiful. I would love to do the girl’s top, and the shorter-handled tree bag and the ottomans.

  190. Valerie says:

    The checkers game looks great. We are going on a trip soon. I think I’ll give it a try!

  191. Elizabethdx says:

    Thanks for the checkers pattern! It would make a great gift. Meanwhile I am eyeing the bags and clutches in the photos…. also the ottomans. Love them!

  192. Amerita says:

    Everything is beautiful!

  193. Kiri Brunsden says:

    I love the bag, gorgeous!!! And the fabrics are stunning, so natural, love them. Such a fantastic range, I’m inspired just looking at them !!

  194. Liz says:

    I have always loved Tanya’s fabric lines and I am so excited about this book. The projects look wonderful!

  195. Jennie P. says:

    I love the Sugar Hill Collection. It’s so light and airy feeling, visually. I think her bag patterns are just lovely and I definitely want to sew them soon. I’d love to get a hold of her new book as well.

  196. angie says:

    Oh this book looks super fun!

  197. Joanna says:

    Wow! What terrific designs. Love her fabric line, also.

    Hope I’m lucky!

    Thanks for sharing, Joanna

  198. jeanine says:

    I have sewing more for myself as one of my goals this year and this book looks full of patterns I want to try!

  199. Julie says:

    this book really looks great, so many wonderful projects!

  200. avital says:

    I love those floor pillows and my littlest bub would love those soft blocks! My kids keep me pretty busy, so I can only take on simple projects or else they never get finished…I’d love this book!

  201. Christina G. says:

    I love all those big pillows. The book looks fabulous, nice to have a book dedicated to “useful” projects.

  202. Christine says:

    I think I like the little cubes and the stack of round big pillows best! I’ve never sewn a dress, just several skirts so perhaps I should aim dresses next πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  203. Rebecca S says:

    I love the dresses! Definitely going to have to check this book out πŸ™‚

  204. Star says:

    These fabrics are sweet and modern at the same time, I would love a chance!

  205. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    I’ve never sewed any of her patterns, but I love the yellow bag-cute design and great fabric choice. It definitely seems cheerful, which fits my style well!

  206. marcia says:

    I am a fan of her modern, but vintage designs. They fit well with my life style. Love the new fabrics, too!

  207. Donna says:

    That is a really cool project. I am going to try it.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the giveaway.

  208. Liz says:

    I love her fabric! Looks like a great book πŸ™‚

  209. Kathy says:

    I love the footstool! Totaly awesome!

  210. Agnija says:

    What a nice give away. I will participate in this.

  211. Rachel Dow says:

    What I love about Tanya is her love for sewing and wanting to help others love sewing as well! She explains things like she was one of your best friends just sitting down with you & showing you how to sew! I have never bought her fabrics ( as of yet! ) but, I am in LOVE with her new line & am hoping to purchase ( or win them here! ;o) them soon! Tanya has an elegant, yet comforting style to all she makes! Her sewing book looks to be a breath of fresh air!! Thanks for this chance at a wonderful giveaway!!

  212. Krystal says:

    I first found Tanya’s designs a few years ago when I saw her apron patterns online and bookmarked them (that was before Pinterest of course). I drooled over them. Then this Christmas was surprised by a hostess gift of one of her aprons. I couldn’t have been happier. Please count me in for the drawing!

  213. Oooh!!! I’ve seen this book around and I’d LOVE to win it! I love her style and there looks like such a lot of GREAT patterns I’d love to try (one of those top’s pictured looks *perfect*!

  214. sewbeeit says:

    Her book and fabrics look amazing. If I’m not a winner I will definately be searching this book out!

  215. Michele says:

    These projects look great…I’d love to give them a try!

  216. Sharon says:

    This really looks like a book I can use! I am such a procrastinator that these look simple enough to tackle. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  217. Bernie says:

    Can’t wait to go get the book!

  218. Jenelle says:

    I love making bags and am always on the lookout for some well-written patterns. I haven’t had a chance to check out Tanya’s patterns yet so thanks for sharing!

  219. Jesse says:

    I love the useable orientation of these projects. and beautiful to boot!

  220. Anne says:

    I think I like the bags the best, although all look really nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  221. Deb says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love Tanya’s designs!

  222. Alda says:

    I love the designs and the fabrics.

  223. Linda S says:

    This is a great giveaway to start the new year. Thanks.

  224. Joann says:

    I really like the little girl dress. It looks simple and elegant!

  225. HL says:

    love love love! I’ve been looking for dress pattern just like the top right for forever. And the cubes on the left in the second row are too cute πŸ˜€

  226. Lorraine says:

    What a lovely book full of fantastic ideas, great for presents or just for putting your own mark on your home. I have just got myself a new sewing machine and looking for useful book this is am after. I would even get my daughter one xx πŸ™‚

  227. Camille says:

    One of my resolutions this year is to start sewing again – Tanya’s book looks like the perfect inspiration! I love her simple stylish designs.

  228. tartankiwi says:

    I haven’t tried any of her patterns, but I treasured the Tanya Whelan fabrics that I have owned and absolutely loved sewing with them!

  229. Cheryl says:

    Tanya Whelan fabrics always catch my eye. There’s something so sweet and cheerful about them. I made a lovely lap quilt from her French Hatbox fabrics and everyone was fighting over who got to snuggle up with it at Christmas!

  230. What drew me to Tanya’s book were the variety of ideas and the different ranges of time needed to complete the projects. I could easily knock out one or two projects in just a few days. I would love to get this book.

  231. Taryn says:

    She has beautiful, airy style. I love it.

  232. aimee says:

    what an awesome looking book! I’m not all that familiar with her, but would love to make that checker set! Will be on my list of things to make for sure!

  233. Laura R says:

    I love making and wearing dresses! I would love to add a few from this book to my wardrobe!

  234. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    Love the checkers pattern!

  235. Andrea says:

    Wow this book looks perfect for me. With three kids at home I need simple projects right now. I really love the big pillows and cushions you have pictured. We love playing games and watching movies in our house and I’d love to make some of those for us.

  236. I have some of Tanya Whelan’s fabrics from her Delilah and Darla lines and I LOVE them! I have been eagerly awaiting the next line of fabric and Sugar Hill looks lovely! I would love to have some of this in my fabric collection.

  237. Christina says:

    I just received her Metro Baf pattern, which will get started soon and I have some fat quarters that I got for Christmas, that need to be turned into something pretty, the colours are just so lovely!

  238. taysha riggs says:

    Oooo what a great giveaway! I’m new to Tanya’s collection but would love a chance to try a pattern. One of my new year’s resolutions is that I won’t be buying any new clothes or accessories for the entire year so it would be great to sew a bag for spring πŸ™‚

  239. jenny says:

    i am recently falling in love with Tanya’s older fabrics!! French Hatbox is really doing it for me! i love her flowers. and the soft palette.

  240. DebbieKL says:

    I haven’t tried any of Tanya’s patterns yet, but I just downloaded the checkers board. Thanks!

  241. Jodie says:

    We should all sew what we love! I love, love, love the Sugar Hill line and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Perfect for spring!

  242. Carmen says:

    I love several patterns from here – the bag, the ottomans, and the checkers set

  243. Jane says:

    I love the dresses, congratulations and on your wonderful book. Plus I must not forget the lovely fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  244. Megan says:

    As soon as I saw the travel checkers set, I thought of Christmas presents. Having attempted handmade presents this year, I know I’ll need to start much earlier for next year! This is a great idea & I can see from the pictures, there are many more where that came from! Thank you!

  245. brooke says:

    I have not heard of Tanya before but I really like the look of this book and her fabric! I will definitely have to put her on my wish list now!

  246. stephanie o says:

    I have loved her fabrics and have used them for several projects- and more in line to be made. The book looks wonderful- I love the dress pattern, that is at the top of the list! I love the blocks for babies too- so cute in the non-traditional kid fabrics.

  247. Jane prater says:

    This is my firstawareness of this designer, and I love herstyle. The dressesare wonderful.

  248. Amy says:

    I am always looking for more toy patterns! There are simply not enough out there. I would love to have this book for those alone, but the other projects like the foot rests look great as well!

  249. urbanvegan says:

    I would love to be inspired by any of the prizes!

  250. KaHolly says:

    Tanya’s designs are so fresh and delightful. Thank you for introducing her. I esp. like the take-along checker set!

  251. Tammy says:

    I’m not familiar with Tanya at all, but the book looks awesome! I’d love to win. πŸ™‚

  252. craftytammie says:

    i love her pretty florals and the colors she uses in her fabric lines! this looks like a fantastic book!

  253. says:

    If the awesome dolman sleeve t shirt is in the book, I’d love to be making that soon!

  254. Dayna says:

    Tanya’s fabrics and designs are so girly, and her blog & web site give the illusion that every day is sunny! I love it! Although I’ve visited her site before, I haven’t used any of her patterns. The book seems like the perfect inspiration, though!

  255. Lori says:

    Those projects look awesome!! Great giveaway!

  256. Jessie Follett says:

    I love your website! I use a lot of you designs in my own sewing!! I would love to try the projects in this book! Thank you sooo much!

  257. Gill says:

    This looks a great book!
    I love the bag and the dress in the top right corner!

  258. Sabrina says:

    What a great giveaway! The colors are what are speaking to. They are fun and bright. Just love them!

  259. I made a cushion out of the tree fabric on the front of the book, I love that material, the free project would make an ace gift too

  260. Greta says:

    Those floor pillows look AWESOME! I’d love to make a few of those for the reading nook my hubby’s building for our son. Too cute!

  261. julie says:

    What a nice book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  262. Amy B. says:

    Definetly interested in making a couple of those beautiful dresses with her Sugar Hill fabric!

  263. Christina G says:

    These patterns look great! I’ve never used her patterns or fabric before but I look forward to in the future!

  264. Carin says:

    I just love those bags!

  265. Linda says:


  266. Kris says:

    I love the looks of the projects in this book, thanks for a chance to win!

  267. Charlotte Lund Rasmussen says:

    My god I would love to win this one!

  268. sandy says:

    I love Tany’s style. It is so elegant but simple. Here fabrics are truly beautiful and bring a breath of springtime and freshness.

    First on my list to sew is the strapless dress for my daughters.

    I would love to win her book and her fabric.

    Thank you.

  269. Lorrie says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Tanya’s book. And I love the aesthetic, such pretty fabrics.

  270. Julia T. says:

    I would love to sew the cute little ottoman pictured above!

  271. Betsy says:

    I am so taken with the pink dress featured in one of the photos! I’m trying to work myself up to trying to sew something I can actually wear… And I love that Tanya’s book features functionality – I agree with her – if I make it, I want to use it too!

  272. Wendi says:

    Oh how I would love the Sugar Hill fabric! Can’t wait to get started sewing.

  273. Emilee says:

    I love fun, easy, and practical…going to be checking this book out!

  274. Erin N. says:

    How adorable! If I win, I’d gift this to my sister, she’d love it!

  275. Cute Cute Cute! If there is such thing as fabric checkers, why not fabric chess? I’m gonna have to look into that!

  276. Jenn says:

    I love that the projects in the book all look so purposeful and useful. I hate buying a book just for the couple of patterns that I love and this one looks like all of the projects are great!

  277. Grandma G says:

    The bag patterns interest me!

  278. HeatherK says:

    I love these bags! My daughter will go crazy when she sees these and her faric collection. Thanks for sharing–I’m excited to go find the book now πŸ™‚

  279. krystina says:

    I love how many pretty dresses are in this book, very exciting!

  280. jessica says:

    This book looks super fun. I agree, sew what you like so you can enjoy it!

  281. Maureen S says:

    Ooh la la. Loving the fabric. If I could only have my way with it. Thank you for the opportunity to win such goodness.

  282. Patricia says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! Tanya’s designs are new to me, and I’d love the opportunity to sew with her!

  283. Jess Z says:

    I love Grand Revival’s blog! She has such great patterns (I’ve made Monterrey Market Bag) and fabrics in her shop. I would love to receive a copy of her new book and a quarter pack of Sugar Hill. I enjoyed using fabric from her Barefoot Roses collection on a few of pillows for our bedroom. Thanks for such a great giveaway! πŸ™‚ mfrapp_83 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  284. kate C. says:

    I haven’t used Sugar Hill yet – but I really want to! Lovely!

  285. Valerie Boudier says:

    Love the bag patterns shown and the Design as You go quilt sounds intriguing

  286. Tina C says:

    I love love love the baby toys — perfect for all the buns in the oven in my social circle πŸ™‚ xo

  287. Rachel B says:

    Have not experienced her patterns but love the innovation and creativity. Hope to win.

  288. angelina says:

    wonderful, thank you!

  289. Nancy Hamblin says:

    Love, love, love the fabrics. The projects are adorable!

  290. Christina says:

    The girl’s tunic is so fresh and light it makes me yearn for spring.

  291. Andrea Wright says:

    Love to be the lucky one. Forced to use that wonderful fabric to be creative…..yah what a bummer! ( total sarcasm )

  292. kristin says:

    love the cute dresses!

  293. Miranda McKown says:

    I LOVE the free pattern of the bag! I have an obsession with all things bag related! But for the new year I told myself that I can only have new bags if I make them! So thank you so much for helping me out! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to try it!

  294. Molly White says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tanya’s fabrics. I used them for my first big sewing project:making Christmas dresses for my daughters. And her fabrics made them beautiful!

    I had enough left over that I got to make little dresses for my friends newborn daughters too:

    I want just about every single fabric that she’s produced and I would love to get my hands on her book to sew some of those beautiful creations!

  295. Blair says:

    I absolutely love this fabric by Tanya Whelan! I just purchased my first yards of this beautiful fabric and plan to share my nursery curtain creation on my blog shortly! I’m in love!

  296. Wani says:

    I’d love to win!! I’ve not tried out any of Tanya’s patterns or fabrics yet but they look awesome! I’d love to give ’em a try!

  297. Alisa says:

    I haven’t sewn with any of Tanya’s fabrics but I have sewn up her ruffle skirts tutorial many a time!

  298. Gemma says:

    I Love the Grand revival fabrics and have made some lovely things with them including a lovely Emmeline’ reversible aron (with Amy Butler on the other side) and I have also made a range of peg bags, patchwork cushion coveers and pretty skirts using some of Tanya’s fabrics.

    I particularily love her Art-Deco type styles πŸ˜€

    The book is on my wish list, alony with many ore of her lovely fabrics.

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  299. Southern Gal says:

    That practical bag would be my first project. Love the fabrics and the bags!

  300. Tammy says:

    I need to get this book! It is on my wish list and hope to get it soon! It is just the book any sewer needs, with great variety and fun fashions! LOVE IT!

  301. Becky says:

    Cute dresses!

  302. Christina Aiton says:

    I love all the little pix of her projects, and especially the tops and the bags – probably my first project would be a colorful bag for spring. thanks for the chance to win her fabulous book and fabrics, or one of her patterns.

  303. Holly says:

    The dress patterns look really lovely. The “Go-To Top or Dress” looks especially nice. I would love to win the book!

  304. jessicac says:

    I haven’t seen this book before, but I am sure missing out! I really like the floor poofs, and the structured small bag, Stylish and simple beautiful patterns!

  305. Deanna says:

    I would love to make myself a cute summer dress. Or the blocks for my girlie.

  306. Jamie B says:

    I really love the light and feminine fabrics she uses. The projects are cute and pretty. I’m on a mission to “prettify” many of the everyday objects in my home, and this is just what I’m thinking of!

  307. Terri Johnson says:

    Love the new book — fresh look with fun fabrics — & projects that I would actually sew!

  308. Megan says:

    I don’t have any experiences with Tanya’s patterns yet, but I love her style! I just downloaded the travel checkers pattern. Thanks!

  309. Taryn Oakley says:

    awesome giveaway! and thanks for the checkers pattern!!

  310. Kristie says:

    I would love a copy of sew what you love! Thanks. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  311. Jennifer says:

    This looks like a great book!! I want to make the bag!

  312. Melissa says:

    I love the colors and the simplicity of the patterns…also love that clutch purse!

  313. Monika says:

    The projects in Tanya’s book are wonderful, I wouldn’t know which one to start working on first since there is something to choose from for all members of my family:) Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  314. Nahuatl says:

    This book looks great!

  315. I’ve never worked with Tanya’s patterns, but certainly admire her style. I love the looks of those ottomans … and will definitely have to look at those more closely!

  316. Kristin McLane says:

    I love the fabric choices and photography shown. I have always wanted to try an ottoman but have been scared to try. Maybe this book will give me some confidence for a big task.

  317. Kelli says:

    Ooh, I love Tanya’s style! Each fabric line she comes out with impresses me as much as the next. I love how they’re sweet and girly while also being modern and fun. She’s one of my most favorite designers!

  318. Joanna says:

    I love the bags and dresses! So cute.

  319. mónica says:

    Go to top dress is amazing!! I´d love to have a copy of Tanya´s book and try some projects. Thank you for this giveaway!!

  320. Cheryl says:

    I love the book, looks like a great project book.

  321. Catherine says:

    I’m really drawn to the clutch in the second to last row of your grid…and think the stacking floor poufs would look super cute in the corner of my workspace! Thanks for sharing.

  322. christina says:

    I’ve never worked with any of Tanya’s patterns before, but I would love to start! I adore that pink dress in the picture (upper left corner). I’ve been sewing more and more lately for myself and am just having fun discovering new designers, patterns, fabrics, etc!!

  323. Salma says:

    I’ve never sewn with Tanya’s patterns before but I absolutely adore the little clutch from her book featured above! I can’t wait to make it!

  324. Joy says:

    The patterns look like so much fun. Choosing just one would be tough.

  325. Katie says:

    I love all of these projects and the fabric choices are PERFECT! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  326. Gina S. says:

    I think i would like to try some of the clothes patterns. The cushions look like they would be fun too. πŸ™‚

  327. sandya says:

    What a fun giveaway. Actually I just found her through this post.So no prev. experience. So happy I read this article. Love her bag styles. So cute and stylish. Sugar Hill line looks so pretty. Thanks SMS for bringing this to us.

  328. Fenna says:

    I’ve actually never sewn any of her patterns or with Sugar Hill, but they look lovely to get a hold of and get going πŸ™‚ I’m always on the look out for new projects πŸ™‚

  329. Beth says:

    I have to say that the little clutch purse in the photo collage above has really caught my eye. I love that both the print of the fabric and the “texture” of the purse give it a great style. That would be first on my sewing list from Tanya’s book!

  330. Melissa says:

    Love the dresses in the photo mosaic, so cute!

  331. I’d love to win a copy of ‘sew what you love’! Tanya’s book looks so fantastic, I’d probably first make one of the women’s dresses that are featured — love that one in the top right corner. Although a fabric lamp shade would be pretty cool too!

  332. Amanda K says:

    Those bags look awesome! Can’t wait to pick up a book!

  333. byrney says:

    Wow looks like a great book, thanks for the chance.

  334. Heidi says:

    I love what I’m seeing in these pictures. The bags look so stylish and comfortable, and the dresses are darling. What a great book!

  335. Christina says:

    Those Sugar Hill fabrics are too sweet! I could have a lot of fun making baby quilts with them… but that large slouchy tote from her book looks amazing, too!

  336. so we added chickens says:

    I am intrigued by the Go To top/dress. It looks so cute and comfortable! Also, thank you for including the table of contents in the travel checkers file.

  337. SewLindaAnn says:

    I don’t have any of Tanya’s Sugar Hill. I do, however, have a collection of Ava Rose and Darla that I haven’t used yet. Actually, if I won the book I’d like to gift it to a brand new enthusiastic sewer. My friend’s daughter just got a machine for Christmas and she’s very excited to learn.

  338. Suzanne says:

    I love all Tanya’s fabric collections. So pretty and feminine with a modern feel. The book looks like it has some fun projects to try.

  339. Cari says:

    I love the vintage look! I think that little girl’s dress would look so lovely on my daughter!

  340. Sheree says:

    I think my favorite is the little red dress! I can’t wait to get this book and try it out! Not to mention…I just bookmarked her site. Great ideas πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing!

  341. Mama Lusco says:

    I love her romantic floral fabrics!

  342. Abby says:

    That top in the third row is something my sister would absolutely adore. And I want all three of those dresses for myself. They look so simple and pretty.

  343. Mary says:

    I am right now in the process of sewing Tanya’s Metro Bag, and I’m loving it! Instructions are so clear and easy to follow- I’ll finish it tonight after the kids are in bed. This book looks wonderful!

  344. Retha says:

    all of tanya’s fabrics are gorgeous! wouldn’t mind having her new book to look through, and add a sweet fat quarter pack to my stash!

  345. Alina Rodgers says:

    I like Tanya’s style because it looks simple, yet adorable. It will be something that I will make for my little girl, anything from the book that she can use or wear.

    Thank you for the chance.

  346. Vieve says:

    I haven’t used Tanya’s patterns before, but after seeing this post, I think I’ll have to try some out. The clutch is really cute and I am interested in the ottomans. Looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  347. Westin's Mom says:

    I am loving the checkerboard! I have a secret sister swap and I think this would be perfect and so unexpected! Up next are the floor cushions. I am finished binding a quilt for my girl’s big girl room makeover and the cushions would be perfect for her.

  348. Ioanna says:

    I’m just starting with sewing and I really liked many of the patterns presented on the book! The metro bag and the ottoman box are my favourites!

  349. Stephanie says:

    Oh wow, the title itself is such a pleasure! I would be hard pressed to decide which project to sew first, but if my daughter had any say in the matter, she would surely get me to make her the girl’s dress first!

  350. Karina says:

    Those dresses are beuatiful! I’d love to attempt one of them!

  351. Samantha says:

    I love what Tanya does with roses and dots! I cant wait to get a coopy of this book.

  352. Jenny says:

    Beautiful fabric! Love the dress pattern

  353. lisa says:

    oooh, i like the patterns in this book. would love to win this one. i would like to try sewing dresses. i see some really beautiful dress designs in the book!

  354. mbmeadows says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Sew What You Love!

  355. Sarah K says:

    I think “sew what you love” is a great motto to sew by. I’d love to win the book and fat quarters. Looks like there are some great patterns in there!

  356. KarenH says:

    I love the Go To Top/Dress! And every single Sugar Hill print is a winner in my book, those are just classic and beautiful for nearly anything you would want to make/sew!

  357. Marita H says:

    I love that cute red/pink dress by Tanya – would love to work on that pattern!

  358. robot inside says:

    I love the Rose Trellis Blue! I want to make one of those bags! with that fabric! oh, love!

  359. beth says:

    This looks like a wonderful book – so full of ideas! I would love try making those dresses and the bag on the cover.

  360. Linda says:

    What a fabulous bag pattern. It would really suit all ages!

  361. Christine says:

    Tanya’s fabric is beautiful and I can see myself making many of the projects in the book. If I don’t win, I’ll certainly be buying it.

  362. Kate says:

    I haven’t actually used one of her patterns yet, but the pictures make me want to. A few of those tops look like they could actually work for me. Plus, the fabric on the cover (Joel Dewberry?) sucked me right in. πŸ™‚

  363. Kelli says:

    I haven’t sewn anything from Tanya’s patterns yet, but I would love to make some of those poofy floor pillows!

  364. Lauren says:

    I love her patterns! The round pillows are so cute! Thanks for posting about her, I am now a fan!

  365. Steph says:

    Thanks for the free project! I need to make one to take with us on summer vacations this year.

  366. Darlene says:

    I love here designs! They are clean, simple and modern but also have a vintage appeal.

  367. Tara says:

    This book was just added to the top of my wishlist! Love the projects, love her fabrics and what a great interview!

  368. ste says:

    I am hoping that I win the book! All those projects look exciting!

  369. Shelly says:

    I love Tanya’s blog and her fabric. I’ve bought many yards of her fabric without a project in mind, just because it’s beautiful! I really love the bag on the cover of her book and would love to explore the rest of the projects too!

  370. Gwen Windham says:

    I have never used one of Tanya’s patterns, but love her style! From reading about “Sew What You Love” , I am excited about this book– especially the Handmade Handbags, and Sewing for Little Ones sections! I have a new little granddaughter– my first!– and love making things for her! πŸ™‚ And I absolutely LOVE the Sugar Hill fabric line— so, so pretty! Thanks SO much for the chance to win this awesome prize! πŸ™‚

  371. sook hyun says:

    lovely patterns!

  372. Rebecca Kennedy says:

    Love the free checkers pattern! Looks fun and easy to make and my kids will love it.

  373. Laura says:

    Thanks for the travel checkers pattern! I love how the checkerboard is also the bag for the checkers! From the book, I would love to sew those cube toys!

  374. Dell says:

    Love the simplicity of her designs. The dress patterns are great.

  375. robin says:

    LOVE the checker board and pieces. Awesome idea!

  376. laurel says:

    i really appreciate how her projects have clean, simple lines and allow the fun fabric to shine. so many times, i see these fussy bags with fussy fabrics (and possibly up to six fabrics in one) and my eyes get dizzy… these are so lovely!

  377. Vicki says:

    Ooooooh! the fabrics in Sugar Hill are divine! I need to get my hands on this quick! Thanks!

  378. Marilize says:

    At first I thought: “Another pattern book? Really?”, but reading Tanya’s description I can see she gets it. The “it” being that sewing is an artform and that practicality is essential for most sewers. Everyone wants a comfortable and pretty home – how wonderful to have the skill and inspiration to do it ourselves.

    This book sounds great and one I will happily add to the growing to-do list. Thank you for showing it off πŸ™‚


  379. Sarah Lodato says:

    I love the modern simplicity of the Sugar Hill collection — all of the fabric prints remind me of the fresh warm scent of a load of laundry fresh out of the dryer! I also admire Tanya’s focus on usefulness – something I take into consideration with everything I make.

  380. nicke says:

    very cool. i love her designs.

  381. jen says:

    oh my goodness I LOVE that red dress in the top right hand corner! Is that pattern in the book? If it is then this book just got added to my birthday list!

  382. Dorothy says:

    Those fabrics are perfect for the patterns. Whata great combo. Tanya is one talented lady!

  383. Molly Martin says:

    I have yet to sew with a Tanya Pattern but they all look fabulous especially the bags and dresses for girls!
    The fabrics look bright and airy which is a welcome change to the dark of winter. It’s all beautiful!

  384. Jess says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of this book, but I’m definitely in love. I tend to only buy pattern books if I for sure want to make at least enough projects to make the price of the whole book “worth it,” financially. Looking at that collage of photos above, I pretty much want to make ALL of them. I love the bags in these photos, and the short-sleeved dress, the little girl’s top, WOW. This book is definitely a must have for me now!! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  385. Larissa says:

    Is love this book! Those dresses are pretty enough to get me to try sewing clothes!

  386. Becky says:

    Those checkers are adorable- what a fun pattern!

  387. Anya says:

    I like to make bags, so I’d make a number of them from her patterns. Thanks for the chance!

  388. Aurélie says:

    Wow, looks like such a great book! It will be put on my amazon wishlist ;-)! I would definitely try to sew a bag, or one of those cute dresses! Thanks for the chance!

  389. Lorri says:

    What a great gift idea this is! Time to start sewing for next Christmas! lol.

  390. Mary Ruth Foust says:

    These are the best patterns that I have seen. New, fresh. It’s hard to find something new and different anymore. The fabrics are great too. I really want to win! Thanks

  391. Jane says:

    What a great giveaway!! Those dresses are beautiful!! And, I’ve been thinking about possibly sewing up something like those fabric stools/poofs/ottomans…Thanks for the opportunity!

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