Win a copy of Urban Views by Cherri House! Take our poll and tell us which quilting tasks you like best…

on September 3 | in Books, Contests & Giveaways | by | with 49 Comments

Quilting is such an interesting craft. There are so many tasks involved and each of them requires a different skill set– math, precision cutting, and creativity, just to name a few. With so many steps, it’s hard to love them all. Maybe you can’t wait to cut a million HSTs, or perhaps you live for binding. Maybe getting down on the floor with your cat to baste your quilt sandwich is what you love, or maybe it’s the purr of your machine that excites you instead. We all have a favorite task, and we probably all have something we dread. Rank the steps in making a quilt in order from most favorite to least favorite for a chance to win this great book:

Urban Views: 12 Quilts Inspired by City Living
by Cherri House
Urban Views by Cherri House
From the publisher:

• 12 new quilt projects from popular blogger and best-selling author of City Quilts
• Beginner and experienced sewists alike can create modern, must-have quilts with innovative techniques
• Featuring modern solid fabric quilt designs with a universal appeal, making them excellent gifts for men and women alike

Best-selling author Cherri House, of City Quilts, invites you to continue on her quilt making journey in her latest book Urban Views. In this collection of 12 all-new projects, you’ll learn how to quilt with triangles as well as master a variety of innovative techniques. In the “City Challenge,” the author explores 4 more U.S. cities with new quilt designs. All of the projects are rendered in House’s beloved signature style and will surely inspire sewists of every skill level.

Urban Views by Cherri House

Urban Views by Cherri House

Urban Views by Cherri House

Urban Views by Cherri House

PS–Tell us about your “other” in the comments!

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49 Responses to Win a copy of Urban Views by Cherri House! Take our poll and tell us which quilting tasks you like best…

  1. my other is the inevitable ripping of seams :)

  2. lattegirl40 says:

    trimming large quantities of 1/2 square triangles is the other, it’s my least favourite thing to do!!

  3. Whitner says:

    Other: working around/with the small people in my life. Explaining why I can’t include their favorite hot pink kitty fabric in every. single. quilt. I make.

  4. barbara says:

    I hate getting a quilt all cut out and then realizing it doesn’t look as nice as I hoped it would.

  5. barbara says:

    I hate lugging my sewing machine from my son’s bedroom to the kitchen table.

  6. audrey says:

    Making unexpected changes. So much fun.:)

  7. Lucy Hedrick says:

    My other is saying goodbye to the ones that I sell! It’s really a bittersweet moment, knowing that it will bless someone, but also letting go of my latest piece of art.

  8. Stina says:

    OHHHHH.. My other is to PLAN everything…but when I consider it now…it should have been on my top number as ONE…;0))))

  9. Linda Armenti says:

    My other depends on the pattern. After piecing I like to see how things fit together and how block placement works for what I’m trying to achieve.

  10. Kristina says:

    My other is thinking of the next project.

  11. Karrie Smith says:

    I put “other” on the bottom

  12. Adrienne says:

    My other is cleaning up after a project.

  13. Shawn says:

    My other is cleaning up the mess and the machine.
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  14. Judy says:

    My other would be when I am finished with the quilt and I need to clean up my sewing room before starting on my next project.

  15. Renae says:

    Other–Not enough time.

  16. Diane says:

    love visiting various quilt stores to find just the right fabric

  17. Diane says:

    love pinning to my design wall

  18. Dot says:

    My other is deciding how to set the blocks together.

  19. Patty says:

    My “other” is refolding the fabric after I cut it. That just gets in the way of the piecing! Ugh!

  20. My “other” is dealing with large pieces of fabric, whether for the back, for the borders or for largish piecing.

  21. MissMary says:

    My “other” is setting – deciding on arrangement of blocks then piecing the blocks together. Love skooching things around on the design wall :-)

  22. Regina DeMatteo says:

    “Other” is cleaning up the mess and finding all the tools the kitty has stolen during the process.!

  23. laurel says:

    other is pulling that quilt out of the dryer and seeing it all crinkled up….

  24. Andrea says:

    Basting is my other – urgh!

  25. Bekk JK says:

    Seeing what you’ve made once it’s finished is great. I’m not very patient when it comes to art or craft so piecing fabrics together is a bit laborious for me. I love using my machine to stitch lovely patterns, it’s relatively quick as you can see the piece coming together as a whole as you quilt.

  26. Dawn Nelson says:

    Well, shoot! Wish I’d seen the “other” sooner. My other is actually my least favorite instead of the one I picked and it’s the sandwiching. Ugh….I can live without this part.

  27. Patti says:

    Other is clearing the chaos of fabric, threads and anything i needed at hand during the making of the quilt.

  28. Diane says:

    I like finishing!

  29. Sue D says:

    My ” other” is ranked last because it would be cleaning up any mess that remains when the quilt is done so the process can start all over again.. Thanks to the person above that told us how to do the ranking–I couldn’t figure it out either. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  30. Sheila Barnes says:

    My favorite part is picking the fabrics to find just the right combo.

  31. Katie says:

    My absolutely best bit is the last stitch! With that all my frustrations and worries about the quilt just disappear!

  32. Ginger says:

    Watching how the colors and shapes come together for something beautiful.

  33. Vickie says:

    I love finishing the top and enjoying the results!

  34. SUSAN K says:

    I find limiting the number of projects that I’m working on.

  35. Linda W. says:

    The whole process of picking a design and fabric is intriguing. You can piece the same blocks over and over with dramatically different results.

  36. Yvonne says:

    My other would be pre-washing, ironing and starching the fabric before I can even start.

  37. Jackie says:

    Other? How about marking the quilt top for quilting? Right at the bottom with basting!

  38. Anne says:

    My other is finishing! I always feel a little let down when finishing my projects and I put it off for a while and so have a few projects going at all times. It seems I never want the projects to be over.

  39. Pam L. says:

    I don’t know what my ‘other’ is. Maybe trying to get my blocks to be the correct size is my least favourite part of quilting. I’m thrilled to see a new book by Cherri House. It’s been too long since her last one! Maybe I’ll get my ‘City Greens’ quilt from her last book quilted before I get her new book.
    Pam

  40. Jen B says:

    Giving the quilt away is my “other.”

  41. Lia says:

    Giving them away as a gift is definitely my favourite step :)
    Or looking at them once they’re finished and being proud of what you made.

  42. Melissa Fortin says:

    Piecing it and watching the pattern come together, and of course looking at the finished quilt drying on the line

  43. Debbie says:

    Iove picking a pattern & fabric

  44. floribunda says:

    ah… now I get it! You’re not supposed to click, you’re supposed to drag-and-drop the choices into the order you want.

  45. floribunda says:

    the survey is not working for me… nothing to click on! maybe it’s an issue with Firefox browser?

  46. DianeY says:

    I really hate cutting!

  47. RosaMaria says:

    wow! the book looks amazing!
    love her designs!

  48. Dixie McIntyre says:

    I love choosing fabric, rearranging the fabric and just looking at the fabric. There are so many wonderful lines of fabric!

  49. Robin says:

    I filled out the survey choosing my favorite step as “other”. Presenting a quilt as a gift, my favorite part.

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