April Books

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Are you ready to win some books? One winner gets all three titles with your comment on today’s post. Win DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection, Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make and Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts.

To Enter:
Share your sewing plans for the upcoming season. Spring tops? Picnic blankets? Party bunting, twirly skirts, a new quilt? Tell us what you want to sew for late spring and summer in the comments!

Psst: Christine wins the last set of sewing books and Deb wins a copy of Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond. We’ll be in touch with details!

DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection

Author: Rosie Martin
Publisher: Laurence King Publishers

Rosie Martin is the director of creative fashion label DIYcouture, which showcases her signature method of explaining sewing with colourful, visual instructions. Rosie also runs clothes-making workshops in London. She has also styled and made costumes for music videos on both sides of the Atlantic and worked as a machinist for Kylie Minogue’s dance troupe.

Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make

Author: You-Zhen Lu
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Now you can learn all the secrets to making handmade fabric flowers from an accredited expert in the field. Translated into English this guide showcases complete instructions for making 40 gorgeous flowers— roses, peonies, daises, pansies, and more— using heat tools and a range of stunning materials like silk, lace, velvet and ribbon. Each flower is accompanied by step-by-step directions and full-color, close-up photographs, plus clear, illustrated diagrams and full-size flower templates. The beautiful photography also provides inspiration for how to use the blooms as corsages and brooches, embellishments for headbands, fascinators, and bracelets or even to brighten up a room.

A comprehensive tools and techniques section introduces crafters to the specialized instruments and the trade secrets behind the starching process utilized to manipulate the fabric and to construct the flowers in the book. As the process is broken down into simple steps, even complete beginners will be able to follow, making this book perfect for new flower crafters or for more experienced ones looking to improve their techniques.

Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts

Author: Mary Elizabeth Kinch + Biz Storms
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

Mary Elizabeth and Biz present an exciting follow-up to their best-selling Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts! Large, striking quilts with small pieces invite you to slow down and savor the creative process. “Batch work” methods keep you organized from start to finish.

– Enjoy rarely seen photos of antique quilts, plus a brief historical perspective on small-piece designs.
– Choose from 10 eye-popping quilt patterns that spotlight reproduction fabrics.
– Find expert cutting and stitching advice and inventive construction techniques.

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168 Responses to April Books

  1. Sally Manke says:

    I’m making spring art quilts with wild flowers and another with cherry blossoms!

  2. Melody says:

    I am making vintage style cotton tanks for this summer. Maybe a little embroidery. 🙂

  3. Prachi says:

    I want to learn sewing garments – plan to start with some simple skirts !

  4. Laura G. says:

    I’m going to be finishing up a baby quilt, I just need to quilt it. I also will be making a couple of quilt blocks for my Dad’s birthday. If I have time this summer I will be working some more on my Pearls n Pinwheels.

  5. Christina says:

    Working on a quilt, soon some baby shower presents, and would love to learn how to make fabric flowers!

  6. Mary H. says:

    Am planning on making pillows/quilts with our GS Troop for charity/homeless for their Silver Award. My own girls love to sew too.

  7. Brigette says:

    I’ll be sewing a baby quilt for my nephew, a summer quilt for my bed, and a name bunting for my niece.

  8. StephW says:

    This would be an awesome book to have on hand for last minute gifts!!

  9. Kaesey says:

    I’m working on quilts, and my son has requested Transformer pajamas. I just finished a crib-size rainbow patchwork quilt and am moving on to something bigger!

  10. amy lewis says:

    I have just finished a quilt I made as a christening present for my niece, and I have several dress patterns to make for my daughters. Also possibly a onesie!!! if my daughters continue to pester me for them

  11. Amy in UK says:

    Spring tops for me – I just have the hem on the Schol House tunic to do then I have finished my very first shirt from a pattern ever 🙂 It fits ok – the next one I make will be roomier 🙂

  12. Carole says:

    I’m working on knit tops for the summer right now and I’m planning a teacher gift for my daughter’s wonderful teacher. I sew her something every year. I’m thinking a reversible apron….

  13. Melody D. says:

    My DH is buying me an HQ Sweet 16, so I’m looking forward to quilting some beautiful tops that have patiently waited their turn!

  14. JamieW says:

    What a perfect library of books! Sounds like the things I’m planning for summer- a new quilt for my bed and some some beautiful outfits to teach in next school year!

  15. I am planning some new dresses and skirts for me and some baby blankets and quilts for gifts.

  16. Theresa says:

    As my sister is going to have a baby in August i will sew a whole lot of bibs and blankets and toys and … 🙂

  17. Lee says:

    A summer table runner and bed runner! thank you!

  18. Tracy/Aiya says:

    I have tons of plans! I am currently working on some shirts for my son, then hoping to get get some spring tops for me done. I also want to work on some cloth diapers! Yay, this looks like a great set of books TY

  19. Caroline says:

    I’ve been DROWNING under sewing baby gifts but just finished. So am looking forward to sewing some summer dresses. And a vest for my little guy to wear for dress-up with a collared shirt and bow tie.

  20. Lynda Delgado says:

    This Spring and Summer I am sewing a ‘cafe-canopy-type valance over my laundry room window and finishing a colorful fun quilt for toddler grand-daughters. These particular set of books would be wonderful to share with daughters and grandaughters the on-going legacy of sewing and being creative. Thanks for your incentives and encouragement to keep it going.

  21. Lisa says:

    Quilts, baby, quilts!

  22. Sallie says:

    I plan to finish my round robin quilts and make the medallion for a new round robin quilt this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. all8garden says:

    Just finished a prom dress. Going to finish spring dresses for the little girls. I need to sew some clothes for myself though. Bought some navy and white striped knit, planning a boat necked shirt or something similar.

  24. kathy says:

    My projects for this spring is swimsuits for both of my daughters (23 and 21) with cover ups. I already have 3 more sewing projects lined up after that, now when to find time. I am a late night sewer when every one else is asleep and the house it quiet. I find myself hitting the bed at 3am and then that nasty alarm goes off at 8am. But that is ok, I always say that I can sleep when I am dead!

  25. Keitha says:

    Oh my – what a FAB collection of books to win! Thank you for offering them up! I have many quilt tops FINISHED but not QUILTED! I am a complete newbie quilter and so the idea of quilting all of these tops intimidates the living daylights outta me! So I will attempting to QUILT about 9 quilts this Spring and Summer. In the middle of all of that I have a tween daughter who would love some funky twirl skirts and a few tops – have I set myself up for failure – MOST DEFINITELY! Mwaaaaah!

  26. MarciaW. FL says:

    I am working to finish my first (and only) Civil War-ish quilt despite terminal cancer.

  27. Mona says:

    Wow, these collection of books are great!!!!

    I have been inspired by the great sewing bee and Sew, Mama, Sew to start sewing. I am really excited and just bought a sewing machine. My future projects will be dresses, top, skirt, and if you hadn’t guess by now I love clothes. I also wanted to signed up to quilt making class so a beautiful quilt is also on my to-do lists.

  28. Linda says:

    Summer dresses for my teenage daughters……they want me to sew for them again..Yay! Hopefully a summer dress, skirt, and blouse for me as well. Organizing my fabric stash has brought some inspiration and I am starting today.

  29. I will try my hand at miniature quilts, finish a memory quilt, and sew lots of baby stuff for my 2-week-old grandson Nicholas!

  30. Ashley says:

    I need to make a few spring tops, and I have plans to make lots of summer dresses, because you can never have too many.

  31. TracyK says:

    Skirts, dresses, pants, tops for spring and summer. I have lost weight and have very little that fits.

  32. Linda Seemann-Korte says:

    I am currently working on designing some snazzy colorful bags for hands free shopping and holidaying – I need to have a place for keys, cards,cash and a cel phone! Time to get rid of the cumbersome winter satchel and lighten up! Crysatla and some bling will be added to at least one for eveings out! A cross body strap is also a consideration! Fun fabrics that coordinate with and outfit are a must! Summer fun, here we come! Sew much fun!

  33. KeriAnn says:

    I’m still new to sewing, so I have been keeping it simple. This summer, I really want to learn how to make skirts that flatter my body. I love wearing skirts, so I think this will be a perfect project for me!

  34. Jeannette says:

    I am working on wedding quilts – a queen taupe “French Court” quilt which is stunning and a Moda L’Amour quilt which is bright, bold and happy. I am keen to go onto summer granddaughter sewing – 4 girls under 4 who all like to be fashionistas!

  35. Caroline B says:

    I would love to own the DIY Fashion book.

  36. Kafuela says:

    Wrap skirts in bright colors and capri pants

  37. Becky says:

    I’m hoping to make 5 (yes 5!) baby quilts this spring! Wish me luck!

  38. I have a very cool pair of patchwork brown boots, but no skirts to go with it. So that’s next on my sewing plans!

  39. LyseKeen says:

    A new tote bag and a baby quilt for a friend who is due soon.

  40. carriem says:

    I’m quilting a pillowcase with a map of Oregon right now.

  41. Suzanne says:

    I am researching Elizabethan clothing and accessories. I will be completing an Elizabethan corset, vest and I will be working with period laces such as Alencon and Venise (aka Venice). I am also going to be researching Dutch and German laces of that same time period c. 1550 – 1603 and trying to create them on my own machine as well as turning some examples into head -dresses, etc. All this for my interest in Renaissance faires. I also plan to make some other things including, a Victorian “steam punk” inspired gown for my daughters high school graduation, and some new home decor items: velvet draperies, and Turkish inspired pillows.
    Happy sewing to everyone!

  42. Joan H. says:

    It’s a year for babies in our extended family so I’ll be busy making quilts (my favorite gift for showers)!

  43. Roxanne says:

    I really want to find two or three top patterns and make multiples to get a jump start on creating my “uniform wardrobe.” Just another step in simplifying me life!

  44. Regina DeMatteo says:

    I’ll be making a quilt for my grandson and future granddaughter-in-law. Wedding in September. Better get cracking.

  45. Alison says:

    Spring always has me wanting to sew some skirts for me. But I also want to sew a dress or two, maybe a bag and start my first full-sized quilt. (I just need to find a few more fabrics for my quilt.)

  46. leslie b says:

    My list is always lengthy and I never ever get thru it all but so far I have: baptism dress for my daughter, first real quilt ever, dresses for both of my girls, Amy Butler’s weekender bag and other various bags. And whatever else comes up along the way. 🙂

  47. Krista says:

    I am finishing up 2 swaps, working on Mother’s day gifts, and then a king size quilt for my bed!

  48. Stephanie Savona-Wilson says:

    A few weeks ago I was asked to join a very small group of women working on a mission project – I’m so excited. We are going to make between 10 and 15 smaller quilts to be given as gifts to women who have had a rough go of it. We hope to give them at a Christmas party given especially for these wonderful ladies. Can you think of anything better? I sure can’t 🙂

  49. Stephanie o in ct says:

    Making a bunch of tablecloths, napkins, cloth lunch bags, sandwich mats, and produce bags.

  50. Mandi says:

    This spring, I really want to practice working with knit. I have the fabric and a dress pattern. Now, I just need to make it happen!

  51. Leefowler says:

    I’m planning a new quilt using all browns and beiges. I think the book, small Pieces: Spectacular Quilts will have the perfect pattern for it. Seems like something antiquey would be perfect. Thanks for doing this.,

  52. Nik says:

    My to-do list is reusable grocery bags for my day camp girls to tie dye.

  53. Beth says:

    I really want to dig into my fabric stash and make some bags and jewelry cases for travel. Thanks!

  54. Jackie W. says:

    I want to make a few skirts and some small quilts with 3D flowers!

  55. Nati says:

    Picnic blankets, deckchair cushions and hopefully will make myself a top, thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Susan Smith says:

    I want to finish off some UFOs which is mostly clothes for myself! Susan

  57. jenny says:

    I will make several quilts and give clothes (skirts)a first try.

  58. dusti s. says:

    I will be working on sewing booties for my baby girl! She hates wearing socks and i have so many scrap fabrics so ill be making them in all colors and also want to find some vintage dress patterns for some cute retro summer dresses for me!!!!

  59. Judy says:

    My mom has a birthday in June and I want to make a quilt for her using mostly red fabric which is her favorite color.

  60. I’d love to sew a wrap around dress for myself.

  61. Beth T. says:

    I’m making “color books” for todders and mug rugs for their mamas.

  62. Lynne Tilley says:

    I plan on making at least 2-3 quilts in spring and summer, in addition to some zipper bags, and maybe a purse or two.

  63. Cheryl says:

    Just tonight I found out I have a granddaughter on the way! I’ll be making baby quilts, burp cloths, hooded towels, etc. Some fabric flowers on a dress or headband would be pretty. Thanks

  64. Kristine says:

    A quilt for my oldest and dresses and skirts for my girls. 🙂

  65. Jen says:

    i will be making dresses. loads of dresses. for myself and my girls. popoluk, sisboom, shorts from elegance and elephants. and hopefully some ckc and violet field threads for myself too

  66. Nadya Kotik says:

    i plan to make a reading tent and some dresses for my nieces!

  67. Lilly says:

    I’m planning to sew a quilt, and practice free motion quilting.

  68. I’ve got several quilts started so my plan is to plug away at them so they’ll be ready in the fall.

  69. melissa says:

    I want to sew some clothes. Particularly tops. It’s hard to find what I really like in stores.

  70. Deanna says:

    On my want-to-do list I have some re-fashion work and a long-awaited manly quilt for my husband to take camping and such.

  71. CeLynn says:

    A few on the list are,flowers for the “say it with flowers blog hop”,some new blouses for summer,a couple quilts…

  72. Carmen says:

    Once I get my sewing machine “back” from hubby reupholstering a chair, I hope to start making a quilt.

  73. Carolina H. says:

    I’m planning on making a collection of casual tank-tops and shorts. You can always use some of those. Plus, I never quite find ones that fit me right. If I get adventurous I may every try a shirt. Maybe even a skirt and a nice summer dress. 🙂 New wardrobe made at home, those are my plans.

  74. Olga Becker says:

    I am planning to sew shorts and tops for my daughter. Maybe a few shirts for my sons. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. ang says:

    A quilt and some new house supplies!

  76. sangeetha says:

    Lots and Lots of cute dresses

  77. Marsha says:

    I’m planning to sew some dress shirts and trousers for my sons and my husband.

  78. Laken says:

    We’re coming into autumn winter here, but I’m still on a spring summer kick, dreaming up floaty dreamy dresses and a floral blazer… am also doing a mental plan of a quilt for my sister, as she plans on moving to Canada in the next year… She’ll have to have some handmade to get her settled! That’ll be a big venture for me too, having never quilted before…but i just love the look of homely quilts!

  79. Naomi says:

    There’s soooo many things I wanna do! I am GOING to have tried Paper Piecing before the year is out. I am GOING to make atleast one bag that has sold online! I want to make dresses for my girls! I should probably finish the three quilts I have started too sometime .. 🙂

  80. Katy says:

    Skirts, skirts and more skirts : )

  81. Ronda H says:

    I plan on making some purses, finish 3 quilts for me and my kids, and some wallets for a friend.

  82. MissMary says:

    I have a graduation dress cut out and awaiting sewing – need to get on that ASAP. Also am looking forward on piecing some quilt tops from bee blocks!

  83. Honora Jane says:

    I am attempting to make a 40’s dress from a vintage pattern!

  84. Amy says:

    I want to make sleeping bags for my boys so we can camp out in the backyard! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  85. Melissa says:

    I’m sewing shorts and summer clothes for me little nephew!

  86. Tracy H says:

    I’m making a red, white and blue star quilt, zipper pouches for gifts and some dresses for the granddaughter. After that I will see what inspires me!

  87. Gina says:

    I’m planning on sewing some new cushions for the sofa and a mini quilt 🙂

  88. Alli says:

    Shorts, hopefully a shirt, and some birthday presents! Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. craftykaren says:

    All 3 of these books are just perfect for projects underway at this time!

  90. Lorrie says:

    I’m planning to sew dresses for myself to wear in summer. And some new placemats for dining outside.

  91. Lynn Fancy says:

    I’m actually making lots of dressig up outfits for my son – he likes to cosplay characters from his favourite games!

  92. Deb says:

    My goal is just to get back to quilting – I set it aside these last couple months when work got crazy, and it can be so hard to get back into it!

  93. Julie says:

    A bed sized quilt for my son who is starting kinder in the Fall- I sew slowly! Thanks for the chance.

  94. lynaeve says:

    I’ve started making place mats for my family. i have one down and 3 to go

  95. Bethany says:

    I swimming in baby projects…so many little miracles coming into my life…so lots of quilts, banners and burp cloths!!

  96. lielebeesje says:

    I’m making a washi dress for myself and Somers dresseer and shirts for my daughter …

  97. Kerry says:

    My spring sewing plans are still dreams right now. However, I am in the *very* early stages of thinking of homemade goods to make to get my own business going.

  98. Cessie H says:

    Lots of new summer dresses for me and my friends, probably light and floaty ones, and maybe some skirts too if I’m feeling girly. Oh and I have patterns for a wrap dress and a waist coat that I’m itching to try out if I have time 🙂

  99. Lauren says:

    I would like to make myself a dress, skirt, or top out of the extra material I used last year to make my bridesmaids’ dresses. Also, I’m hoping to make a quilt and a bag.

  100. Kim Matthews says:

    My plan is to do my first log cabin quilt. Then I will be doing me a fall and winter pocketbook and learn embellishing to make the pocketbook unique.

  101. Abigail.S says:

    maybe a skirt.

  102. Rohaise says:

    Hmmm, well there’s a big long list. First a few Oliver & S dresses for my daughter and then a dress for me and finally a couple of quilts. I’d better get sewing….

  103. Anna says:

    I will be making some pretty summer dresses for my little girl

  104. diann mize says:

    recuperating from surgery…CAN’T WAIT to get back to Christmas sewing!!!

  105. Hannah says:

    I’m going to refashion large skirts into summer dresses for myself.

  106. Sherri says:

    Cool, lightweight tops and dresses to wear in the coming summer heat.

  107. Paulina L. says:

    This summer will probably be spent doing a lot of embroidery and hopefully some flowy tops, shorts, and shirts for the boyfriend. With classes ending, I’m hoping I’ll use that time to catch up on my long sewing to-do list.

  108. Taryn O says:

    I’d love to sew a sleeveless dress with a zipper in the back in time for Spring before its over!

  109. kate C. says:

    A couple quilts and some clothes for my girls!

  110. Savannagal says:

    I’m hoping to make my first quilt. I’ve picked out a simple pattern. I need to purchase my fabric now. I would love to win the fabric flowers book. I need to do some embellishing. I also want to make a few fabric flowers to give to my female relatives on Mother’s Day. Wouldn’t that be nice?

  111. Sarah Wimberley says:

    A picnic blankets would be awesome but party bunting is next on my list for a 4th of July party!

  112. Courtney says:

    Day dresses! With super-hot summers in Texas, it gets rather uncomfortable to wear pants, and I tire of wearing shorts and t-shirts all the time. Plus, it’s much easier to throw on a dress and be done with it, with two little ones to chase after.

  113. Heidi Anderson says:

    Wow, great collection of books! I have so many things on my spring/summer sewing list including finally finishing my daughters mixed tape by Oh Fransson, making a couple of skirts and updating the table with a new runner. Hooray for projects!

  114. Jenny M says:

    I’d love to get done a quilt for the den for this winter, so it’s ready for the cold weather. After that, top priority is a bed quilt for my son. Oh yeah, and a baby quilt…and there’s a new family baby-in-the-baking too, so that needs figuring in. So much for other projects! But maybe I’ll get distracted and learn to do an invisible zipper to make a pillow for our new armchair.

  115. Sarah R. says:

    I have some spring clothes for me and the kiddo in the works.

  116. Elizabeth J says:

    I plan on making a Wiksten tank for myself and a dress or 2 for my daughter!

  117. Megan says:

    I’m finishing curtains for my kitchen, then I have a shirt to finish and a dress to start.

  118. Kori says:

    I am planning on making baby girl headbands. I would love to win the flower making book! After two boys, my husband and I are expecting a sweet little girl in the end of August. I am excited to get to make all the cute girl stuff!

  119. Megan in IA says:

    I’ve got clothing on my to-do list for the next few months: a pencil skirt and a pair of gauchos!

  120. Shannon says:

    Right now, I am making some t-shirts and leggings for my daughter, plus a few sundresses for me!

  121. Wendy says:

    I’m sewing several sleeveless tops for Summer this year and working on a quilt.

  122. Laura in MD says:

    I’m still catching up on Christmas presents that I didn’t get sewn because I was 9 months pregnant in December! 🙂

  123. Laura D says:

    Oooh, DIY Couture.. I’d love that, especially since I plan on using my Sew What! Skirts book to make a few skirts for Spring/Summer for myself!

  124. fenna says:

    I’m working on the KCW this week and I have a list of projects for my husband and myself after this–polo shirt for him, tunic and dress for myself, etc….

  125. Diya says:

    The title of the first book is so very exciting for a sewing enthusiast who loves drafting clothing patterns like me 🙂 On my sewing list this May is a pair of shorts, Colette parfait, two skirts, a channel style jacket. Getting prepared with big FLORAL prints for these 🙂

  126. Erin S says:

    I’m going to make a few spring tops and dresses to celebrate the new season! We just had a snow storm yesterday here in Denver, and I’m SO ready for warm weather, bright colors, and blooming flowers!

  127. Annie K says:

    I plan to finish up a couple of quilts, and just got a great tunic pattern, which I’ll be making several versions of, plus a clutch purse I’ve promised to sew for someone. I’m going to be a busy bee!

  128. Meg says:

    Twirly skirts for me, and overalls for the little man!

  129. L says:

    I’m up next in our quilt guild bee–I’m excited to get lots of half square triangles to do something like this: http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/09/winner-winner-chicken-dinner.html

  130. Deana says:

    I am intimidated by….but want to make…a capsule wardrobe for spring. I’m tired of having clothes that don’t fit and don’t match anything. Time to start fresh!

  131. Teresa says:

    I’ll be sewing a dress, and maybe some bow ties, for my sister’s wedding. I hope she’ll decide on colors soon!

  132. Tammy says:

    I’m sewing for my daughter! I have two dresses and a nightie cut out for her. Just need to sew them up! 🙂

  133. LauraH says:

    I plan on sewing a tunic for me a scrappy quilt for my kids. I’m just now finishing some silk embroidered flowers for a pin and it’s lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

  134. I will be making lots of quilts with my leftover scraps, fourth of July aprons for my shop, and some cute summer dresses for toddlers.

  135. I have this pattern and muslin and an already washed fabric in which to make it. I know the style is one I’ll make again and again, so I’m wanting to a make a muslin first – but never have. I keep procrastinating! I would so love to win this book!PLUS, the book on quilts and flowers look fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Karen says:

    This spring/summer I plan on making a quilt for my boyfriend who’s deployed. It’ll give me something to do on all those evenings he would usually be around, and it will be a nice surprise for him when he gets back!

  137. susi says:

    I want to sew this spring many things. At first a blouse for me, a bag and a new quilt.

  138. Terry B says:

    I just bought my first sewing machine on Saturday and really want to make skirts and linen tops for the summer.

  139. Jocelyn says:

    My sewing plans are to quilt my ____# of ufo’s!! It’s really about time.

  140. This is such a great selection of books!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Right on top of the huge heap of things I’d like to sew is a summer bag, a couple of summer tops and boys summer pjs.
    Wish me luck!

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  142. Denise W says:

    I am a beginning quilter. I have taken a nine-patch class and loved it. In May, I will be taking a Friendship Star quilt class. I also will begin to plan and acquire fabric to make my granddaughter clothes during the summer for her to wear in the new school year in September.

  143. Tsigeyusv says:

    I’d like to stitch two things, at minimum. A dress for myself and a quilt for my son. The DIY book looks phemoninal, the quilt book is intriguing, and the flowers book looks intricate. All look wonderful.

  144. Paige McDaniel says:

    I am a beginner but am planning to sew several more baby blankets this spring as well as trying out making my own skirts! My big goal for the year will be a baby clothes quilt for my nephew’s 1st birthday in December but that will be a project in process for awhile! I love sewing and am eager to learn so much more!

  145. Glenys says:

    I want to sew lots of twirly skirts!! 😀

  146. Keri says:

    This summer I’m going to be working on my “old jeans quilt”, made from upcycled jeans in a crazy-quilt style! That book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts looks fantastic for using up my bag of scraps 🙂

  147. Kristen says:

    I promised my daughter a new quilt. I also want to make a couple of shirts for myself and a dress for my daughter.

  148. jessicac says:

    I really want to make small cosmetic bags for Chistmas gifts.. since I am so slow, I figure an early start is best!

  149. Robin says:

    I plan to make DIY dresses for my four granddaughters that will take them into the summer. I have just began a new guilt for my new granddaughter arriving this July, and I am now collecting fabrics for a new crazy guilt, something in a pink and green theme.

  150. Nancy Weaver says:

    I am making some sewn cuff style bracelets with vintage laces and vintage rhinestone brooches.

  151. Amy says:

    We are still waiting for spring up here in Minnesota! Can’t wait to get started on some skirts for warmer weather.

  152. Southern Gal says:

    Twirly skirts for my granddaughters and a quilt for me. Thanks!

  153. Molly Martin says:

    My daughter turns 7 next month and there will be lots if sewing for her: party dress, birthday bunting, fairy wings (she wants a fairy tea party) and fairy crowns. Moving past the birthday I need to update some throw pillows on our bed and make a new table cloth and napkins.

  154. Tami Salazar says:

    I will be sewing some aprons for my 10 year old niece who is a budding chef, and baby quilts for the many babies our family is blessed with this year…including my third grandchild!

  155. kelli says:

    I would like to make an outdoor picnic quilt to use this summer.

  156. Anne Marie says:

    I am busy sewing baby goodies for my new grandson due on July 4th.

  157. Oh my goodness, I need these! My spring/summer sewing plans include a small collection of blouses for myself and a couple of 1940s dresses (once I figure out how to do an FBA!), two dresses for my daughter (one with pink robots, and the other in a Batgirl/Wonder Woman theme), and a kaleidoscope quilt.

  158. Lindsey C says:

    At the end of last summer we moved to a house with a huge yard so I’m planning on making some fun picnic/sun tanning blankets.

  159. Robyn Conners says:

    I’m in the midst of finishing my first quilt and ready to start another. What do I not want to make should be the question 🙂

  160. So many items on the to-sew list, so little time. I really want to make a few covers for my dress form and a handful of summer skirts for myself. Easy peasy items that I just have to commit time to. 🙂

  161. Rebecca says:

    I want to sew some board shorts! 🙂

  162. My upcoming sewing plans are pretty basic. Lots of mending and two baby blankets. EASY baby blankets.

  163. Cheryl Korman says:

    These are awesome books. Thanks so much for your giveaways.

  164. Janelle says:

    Working on hemming a prom dress right now! These books look like a fun way to spend family time with my mom–a quilter–and my teenage daughter who loves to create her own fashion. Love all of the fun ideas you share!!

  165. Ginger says:

    Oh my goodness! these books look fantastic AND my Birthday is tomorrow. I could make all kinds of lovely things for my granddaughters.

  166. Trina says:

    I’m so excited… I have lots of sewing in the “planning” stage. Dresses for a friend’s little girl, a quilt, a few lovely bags, etc… etc… 🙂

  167. Paloma says:

    Lovely and varied batch of books. Thanks for the chance!

  168. Toni Leli says:

    I just finished 4 new knit tops for spring and summer. Now I’m going to try my hand at purses. I purchased several patterns and today I’ll purchase fabric. Wish me luck!

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