June Books

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Look for these fun book giveaways each week in June!…

Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching by Kristin Roach

Patch, hem, and darn new life into your torn and tired clothing. Kristin Roach’s creative techniques, along with original mending ideas from guest crafters, will inspire you to adjust your hemlines, play with creative stitches, add pops of color with vintage buttons, apply boldly patterned patches, and so much more. Simple step-by-step instructions and basic sewing supplies are all you need to make your worn clothing better than ever. You’ll love the fun and frugality of upcycling!

Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics by Elizabeth Hartman

Are you ready for the next level of creative patchwork? Bring Elizabeth Hartman’s innovative style into your home… She’s back with brand new quilts! These projects are bold, bright, graphic, and designed to give modern quilters new challenges. Learn new skills like curved seam piecing and create your best modern quilt yet. Make it fresh, make it fun, make it something you will use and cherish for years to come.

Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever by Tanya Whelan

Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan’s vintage modern aesthetic has made her fabrics and sewing patterns some of the most admired by sewers and quilters everywhere. In her first book, she presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a flirty French-inspired day dress and super-cute soft baby toys to a mistake-proof design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, inspiring photographs, and helpful tips. These projects and patterns for children, adults, and the home are guaranteed to work well and produce a beautiful end result. Included are 3 pattern sheets enclosed in a handy pocket, providing everything you need to start stitching something you are sure to love.

Tanya shared a free PDF download for the Travel Checkers in Sew What You Love here earlier this year!

Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques by Nicole Blum + Debra Immergut

These 101 creative sewing projects can all be completed in less than a day- some in less than an hour! Playful and inventive, the projects include clothing for all ages, accessories, home decor items, and furnishings. Most feature embellishments and decorative effects – simple touches that personalize a project with charm – and use interesting textural fabrics, such as jersey knits, linen, and felt… even paper and vinyl!

Nicole joined us on the blog earlier this year with the Reverse-Appliqué Skirt from Improv Sewing, and before that she brought us this great Hooded Tunic tutorial!

We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids Compiled by Susanne Woods

Some of the biggest names in quiltmaking have joined with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a gorgeous variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona Cotton Solids. Known for their original style and use of color, these sixteen designers show you how much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level. There’s not a print in sight!

Includes contributions by:
Lisa Call, Alissa Haight Carlton, Emily Cier, Malka Dubrawsky, Amy Ellis, FunQuilts (Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr), Jacquie Gering, Elizabeth Hartman, Rita Hodge, Cherri House, Kathy Mack, Jennifer Sampou, Valori Wells, Jean Wells, Betz White, Kajsa Wikman

Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women, May/June/July Volume 4 Issue 3

Whether it’s art, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is as important as what ultimately gets created. That is why extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their work spaces… making sure that they surround themselves with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems. Where Women Create invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.!

With Fabric & Thread by Joanna Figueroa

Featuring 20 new projects, With Fabric & Thread marries the nomenclature of both sewing and quilting to create an effortless set of instructions that anyone can follow. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished two different ways: one using sewing techniques and one using quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern… If you’re a quilter experimenting with sewing, or vice versa, the beautiful designs in With Fabric & Thread give you everything you need to bring these two crafts together to make unique and inspired projects.

Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots by Sarah Fielke + Kathy Doughty

The popular team of Doughty and Fielke presents more than 20 new quilts in their trademark style, combining fresh, modern fabrics with traditional designs.

Sewing Modkid Style by Patty Young

Books by fabric designers are hot, sewing with knits is on the rise, and children’s clothing and accessories are the most popular projects in the category. Combining all three of these with her fresh, signature style, Patty Young offers up a compelling collection of children’s wear for her eager audience of blog followers and fans of her pattern and fabric designs.

In Sewing Modkid Style, you’ll get 20 patterns that can be customized to fit toddlers (sizes 2T-5T) or girls (sizes 6-10). Embracing Patty’s specialty of designing patterns with knit fabrics– which allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably– the projects dress your girl with flair and style…. If you’re a beginning to intermediate sewer with a young girl in your life, you’ll love the projects in Sewing Modkid Style.

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64 Responses to June Books

  1. Carol says:

    i have a special place in my sewing room for these books!

  2. Edie says:

    Love all the books. Enjoying exploring the site for the first time.

  3. melanie says:

    lovely lovely lovely! Would be put to great use at my place:)

  4. MargaretAnnB says:

    It would be great to win a book. Thank you for the chance.

  5. Connie Douty says:

    I am so happy to find your site. It is so interesting. I have MS and can’t get out much so I shop on line as well as keep up with what is new.

  6. Kris says:

    Love this. I would love to win a book. They all look so great.

  7. Very interesting post!

  8. Erika says:

    Wonderful and interesting books! I´m not sure which I would choose first … maybe Material Obsession 2 or Modern Patchwork …

  9. Beth says:

    These books are great! I’ll have to get from the library until I have my own!

  10. Islandsewer says:

    So inspiring!

  11. Nienke says:

    What a great selection of books. Definitely adding a few to my bday wishlist!

  12. Patrix says:

    I would love to have “Sew what to love”!

  13. Barb in MI says:

    There are so many new beautiful books out there – it is hard to keep up! Thanks for a chance!

  14. Heather says:

    Great books, always looking for new inspiration.

  15. Joan schofield says:

    Awe. Some. Any of those things would be great, but I sometimes mnd for fun. I know…weird.

  16. Roseflora says:

    so many interesting books, especially the Improv Sewing, has some pretty projects.

  17. Elaine says:

    Fantastic books……
    specially improv sewing because I love to improve.


  18. Linda says:

    You all know how to host the nicest book giveaways! I spied several of those that I’d love to browse. Thank you very much for the chance to win!

  19. Christine newpower says:

    Thanks for the book giveaways!!

  20. Fran says:

    Fantastic books, they all look so amazing & have lots to inspire. Sew What You Love has been on my wishlist for a little while. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. bee says:

    great assortment of books!

  22. Dottie says:

    These books are great for giving us new ideas. Love it.


  23. Barbara corbitt says:

    What a great giveaway y’all are wonderful

  24. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book(s)!

  25. Karen Pior says:

    Fantastic selection. Hope i am lucky. Thanks. Karen

  26. Becky Greene says:

    What a great group of books – thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Christine Bolin says:

    Great books! Thanks for a chance to win.

  28. Pat says:

    I would love to win Sew what you love or Where women create, they are really great!

  29. MarciaW says:

    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book(s)!

  30. Jenny says:

    i just got a new sewing machine and can’t wait to start sewing, haven’t done it in a long time but it will be so much fun. i’d love to have one of those books to get some inspiration!

  31. Sue Dixon says:

    I just found your blog. What a treat! I’ve never won anything in my life so here’s hoping……
    Thanks! SueQ

  32. I’m in! Thanks for the chance to win. You are awesome! big hug, Deborah

  33. Deborah says:

    Great books! Hope to win Modern Patch Work or We love Color.

  34. Caroline says:

    What a wonderful give away! Just the inspiration I need for my new found sewing hobby 🙂 Thank you!! x

  35. Barb in MI says:

    There are so many beautiful new books out there – it is hard to choose my favorite one!

  36. Claire says:

    ImprovSewing or Sew what you love seem to be interesting books. I’m a quite beginner at sewing, and just finished a little A-line dress for my niece. She loved it, and I was proud of being able to do it myself.

  37. Heidi Anderson says:

    Wow! These are all fabulous books,thanks for the great give away!

  38. Olga Becker says:

    I would love to win Sewing Modkid Style. Thank you!

  39. eileen maher says:

    Nice giveaway, all the books look great, but I veer toward Material Obsession 2, or Modern Patchwork. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Margaret says:

    Wow, great giveaway! I have my eye on the new Elizabeth Hartman book (think her first book is great) and the We Love Color book. Any of these books would be great additions to a sewist’s library.

  41. Patricia says:

    Great giveaway!

  42. beth says:

    Great books!

  43. dee says:

    I love them all but my faves are with fabric and thread

  44. Andreia says:

    I’d love to win! Some of them are actually on my wish list!

  45. Carolyn says:

    Fantastic books. Something for every sewist!

  46. Emma says:

    Wow fab books so many I love the look of!
    Bag quilts sewing …

  47. Carol says:

    Great selection! 😀

  48. Aurélie says:

    So many amazing books!

  49. Galatina says:

    Oh, I’ve been eyeing up Mend it better and Sew what you love for a while. 🙂

  50. diya says:

    Wow !!

  51. Marie-Claude says:

    This is great! So many books— I don’t even know which one I would pick!

  52. Beth T. says:

    Such great selections. If I win, I hope I would be generous enough to share with my newbie quilter niece…I will, unless it’s We Love Color!

  53. Jennyroo says:

    This is going to be a fun month, I can just tell!

  54. Michele Sekaquaptewa says:

    These look like such fun books!

  55. Suzanne says:

    The. Person with the most books wins:-)

  56. SewLindaAnn says:

    You ladies are really the best!! I can’t believe all the fun stuff you do. Tutorials, Giveaways, Designer info. AND you sell fabric, patterns, etc.

  57. Elisabet says:

    Oh! So many fabolous books! Wonderful.

  58. Genevieve says:

    oh! How fun!


  59. Miet says:

    Lovely books!

  60. Debbie says:

    Wow! How generous!

  61. Melody says:

    I hope I can wait! Some of those might need to be on my desk ASAP! So cute.

  62. So many of these are awesome! I could really use the meding book. I will be keeping an eye out!

  63. jen says:

    oh man I hope I win the modkids book!!!!

  64. Melissa Q. says:

    How fun! How do you guys do it all?!

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