Big Sewing Book Giveaway!

on June 13 | in Books, Contests & Giveaways | by | with 287 Comments

Would you like a new sewing book for summer inspiration? We’re celebrating Friday with some great book giveaways! Comment with your weekend plans for a chance to win one of these titles. (U.S. residents only this time, please.)

School is officially out here so we have plans for ice cream and family fun! Happy Father’s Day to all!


Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids’ Clothes

Author: Disney Powless
Publisher: C&T Publishing

In this how-to book, author Disney Powless proves that whether it’s ripped, stained, too small, or out of season, nothing is lost when it comes to a child’s wardrobe. Little Fixes, a step-by-step guide to refashioning children’s clothes, in sizes ranging from toddler to teen, features 54 simple restyling tutorials. With some basic sewing skills and a little imagination, you’ll soon find yourself having fun reviving any garment. Your kids—and your wallet—will thank you!


The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Since its original publication in 2010, Kari Chapin’s The Handmade Marketplace has inspired thousands of crafters around the world to find the courage and know-how they need to make money– and even to make a full-time living– from doing what they love best. Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time.


Mend & Make Fabulous: Sewing Solutions & Fashionable Fixes

Author: Denise Wild
Publisher: Interweave

Give your clothes a new lease on life!

Showing how to take classic mending techniques one step further to add personality and style to clothes, Mend & Make Fabulous is a uniquely comprehensive resource that combines visual inspiration with practical advice for the fashion-conscious sewer. The ability to repair and restore clothes is priceless, and Mend & Make Fabulous provides a comprehensive guide to all the classic mending techniques and then some: holes and tears; ripped or frayed seams; discoloration, stains, or fading; broken snaps and closures; and so much more.


Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation

Author: Sherri McConnell
Publisher: C&T Publishing

This collection of 18 charming quilts and home accessories from Sherri McConnell brings together the best of the old and new in quilting. Sherri’s new designs update traditional blocks (many handed down from her grandmothers) with fresh colors and fabrics from some of today’s top designers. You’ll also visit Sherri’s quilting room and learn how to find inspiration for your own quilting. Projects in the book include quilts both large and small, plus pillows and table runners—perfect for scrap fabrics, fat quarters, and precut charm packs and jelly rolls. Fast and easy projects also make wonderful homemade gifts.


Stitch ‘n Swap: 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give & Receive

Author: Jake Finch
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books

Generation Q Magazine shows you the best way to organize and run a virtual or in-person swap. To help get you started, the team recruited some crafty friends to share 25 inspiring projects. All of the projects can be easily adapted to your taste, style, and skill level. Whether you’re looking to have fun, learn new things, or exchange some fabulous gifts with friends, this easy-to-use book is your go-to resource for the newest community sewing activity.


Sew Quick, Sew Cute: 30 Simple, Speedy Projects

Author: Fiona Goble
Publisher: The Ivy Press

A project book that does away with the idea that sewing is slow, with 30 projects that are both speedy and cute. Sew Quick, Sew Cute fits every project into the tight timeframe of the contemporary crafter, with plenty of ideas on offer that will fit into a spare afternoon. How-tos are given in easily absorbed illustrated steps, and there’s also plenty of scope for you to showcase a special fabric even when you don’t have much of it. From toys to totes, and pillows to quilts, you’ll be amazed at what you can make (and how good it will look), however time-poor you are.

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287 Responses to Big Sewing Book Giveaway!

  1. Jess says:

    I’m spending this weekend catching up on things (cooking, sleep, etc.)

  2. Brenda says:

    My weekend will be spent playing catch-up, as usual.

  3. Helen says:

    My weekend will be spent near the phone, waiting for the news that baby granddaughter is ready to come into this world!

  4. Denise says:

    A fun quilting seminar is the plan for Saturday, followed by a long day of work on Sunday.

  5. Ashley says:

    Letting the big guy sleep in! Then out for a nice lunch.

  6. Jenny L says:

    We went to Sesame Place with our two young kids and two other families and had a great time!!!

  7. Julie Hanmer Shipp says:

    Spent the weekend with my grandkids which always makes for good times.

  8. melissa says:

    Hoping the weather cooperates so I can hike, run and/or bike on trails!

  9. S. I. says:

    Weekend is over but I was able to be with my Dad on Father’s Day and that hasn’t happened for 15 years. So that was VERY special.

  10. Saori K says:

    Spend the amazing weekend with the kids, husband and friends, in the pool in Vegas to celebrate the kids graduating Elementary and moving on the Middle School.

  11. Karen B says:

    Weekend plans may not end up happening…I was going to be sewing all weekend but my grandfather is likely dying so I may rearrange my plans when we learn more.

  12. Terry Kessinger says:

    I have to finish cleaning my poor, neglected for two weeks garden. Then get our guest room ready for a 4 day stay for next week’s visitors. I’m hopeful that I can finish a needle book I’m making up as I go so I can plan out my next project! Whew!

  13. Karen Thurn says:

    Spending time with my dad, children, and husband. No time for anything else.

  14. Lauren says:

    Celebrating Father’s day at my parents’ house.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Well I spent this weekend sewing a birthday dress for my soon to be two year old!

  16. Jess says:

    What a great set of giveaways!
    The weekend is already over, but I spent it mostly hanging out with my husband and the kids in an extended celebration of Father’s Day.
    This coming weekend I’m heading out to spend some time with other yarn spinners on Sunday at Starbucks, I’m so excited!
    Jess

  17. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    This weekend we planned to enjoy Father’s Day with my hubby, play games with the kids, and take one Girl Scout out for a rock climbing date with her troop!

  18. I ran a 4 mile road race, attended a hot air balloon festival, and spent some time quilting!

  19. Nan M says:

    I’ll be celebrating at my parent’s house as it is my Mom’s 88th B-day and Father’s day. Plus, my Dad just had a pacemaker successfully planted, and we are celebrating that as well!

  20. Nan M says:

    Celebrating my Mom’s 88th B-day and celebrating Father’s day! Lots to celebrate about.

  21. Janie says:

    I am making a Halloween wall hanging. Hand applique. Thanks for the chance.

  22. Emily T says:

    I volunteered with Make A Wish and finished building a desk for my office (with some help from my manly man). Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

  23. I helped my dad out on Saturday prepping his backyard for the BBQ we held today for our family in celebration of Father’s Day. We fixed up the horseshoe pits and today I carved a watermelon basket as well as made a turtle from the watermelon rind! It’s been a pretty busy but fun weekend!
    ~Brandy

  24. Carrie Minor says:

    I sat and am sitting in the hospital with a sick son….but I brought some crochet with me. wishing they had sewing machines here

  25. Joan H. says:

    Sunday was family day at one of my daughters. 3 generations of fathers present.

  26. A girls weekend away for my birthday & dinner with my dad for Father’s Day. Those books look like so much fun!

  27. Jennifer in MO says:

    Spending some much needed time with all my boys and doing some sewing for the new baby!

  28. bookboxer says:

    We’ll be in the paddleboats at the nearest state park – Finally a summer day!

  29. Kelly P says:

    I’m finally going to finish the table runner I’ve been working on. Wish me luck!

    I’m also going to try my hand at making cannoli for my sweet husband for Fathers day.

  30. Julie says:

    I have a big project I am going to start for my husbands birthday!

  31. sally says:

    Finish up the Little Dresses for our missions project (3 to add to the 9 completed) and stuff and attach a pincushion to the scrap catcher (a gift for a sewing friend).

  32. John Hutchens says:

    spending the weekend finishing up some home improvement projects

  33. Ashley says:

    Going out to watch some baseball!

  34. Amy G says:

    Just some knitting and toddler birthday present making!

  35. Amy G says:

    A little knitting and toddler birthday present making. Other than that we are just hanging out!

  36. Shannon says:

    Playing Legos and board games with my 4-year-old and husband. Have a great weekend.

  37. susa says:

    Planting the last of the seedlings and then starting on those baby quilts for my daughters friends new babies.

  38. Cindy M says:

    Celebrating Father’s Day with our kids and their dad!

  39. Ginna says:

    We are Spending the weekend outside – riding bikes and playing at the beach with dad!

  40. DianeM says:

    Poor Hubby is still recovering from the Rangers loss in the Stanley Cup Final :(
    He has a very busy day today, first breakfast with his Dad, then a wake from 2-4, and I NEED him to put the window air-conditioner in before we hit the high 80s this week…ugh.
    We will pamper him though with grilled out chicken kebabs, Greek pasta salad & our Father’s Day traditional dessert of strawberry shortcake.
    Mostly I’ve been knitting items for my soon-to-open Etsy shop, but I do have to sew up some hexies today for a swap I’m in.
    Fiona’s book looks delightful :) Thanks so much for your generous giveaway <3
    Smiles, DianeM

  41. Erica says:

    I’m working on my Fancy Fox quilt (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman), and its too cute! Also spending time with the family.

  42. Chris says:

    I have all 3 of my grandchildren here so we will be playing outside in the sun, sprinkler, whatever we can think of to stay cool and have fun.

  43. Lisa E says:

    My girls are performing in their annual dance show this weekend. Looking forward to it!

  44. Cheryl says:

    It’s all about the dads this weekend! Making brunch followed by time at a beer brewery. Wish I was sewing!

  45. Stephanie says:

    I’m working on a blog post of two tops I recently sewed!

  46. Shannon says:

    Spectating at the elite tumbling and trampoline finals, piano recitals and a very quiet Father’s Day. It’s a good weekend

  47. Lee says:

    I am visiting my dad and having dinner with him and my sisters! We are going to do some stitching too! thanks!

  48. Lori Ellwood says:

    We’re taking our oldedt to the airport to spend the summer with cousins on Saturday.

  49. Sarah says:

    I will spend this weekend meeting with a friend, cleaning house since the flu has just swept through (ug), going to church, and sewing together a quilt top whose blocks I just finished!

  50. kate C. says:

    We are going to a road race on Saturday and I’m making bbq for my husband and my dad Sunday.

  51. Geni Pickens says:

    going to grandson’s baseball tournament and mowing the yard

  52. Rozina says:

    This weekend is full of putting our house back together after a fresh paint job and new ceilings!

  53. Stephanie Falkenstein says:

    I’m going to attempt to make some pouches as teachers’ gifts. Wish me luck!

  54. PT in SC says:

    I’m sewing this weekend. Teaching a workshop to my guild next weekend, so I’m getting prepared.

  55. Diana Collins says:

    Worked Friday night, slept Saturday (most of it). Plan to spend Sunday with the family. Yeah. Great Books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  56. sangeetha says:

    Celebrate with hubby and kids – and some gardening too.

  57. Mandy A says:

    Going to the beach!

  58. EmmaG says:

    Sewing shorts for my son!

  59. I’m stitching a surprise for each of my fellow retreaters for our annual retreat in July!

  60. We are going to be at home, watching races and playing with our toys.

  61. Mara says:

    I’m hoping to sew on Father’s day, since he made me clean the house on Mother’s day, it’s only far that he get’s to clean the house this time around. HA!

  62. Tina C. says:

    Attend the neighborhood block party!!! bounce house, neighbors playing music, seeing old friends, all in the last day of our great spring weather!!

  63. Alesha Klein says:

    I will spend as much quality time with my husband as I can. I want grill out for him Sunday and just relax and watch all out little yard critters play.

  64. Kim S says:

    We are going to the county fair for the first time! Woohoo!!!

  65. Maureen says:

    I’m going to a concert in our town and celebrating Father’s Day with my husband!

  66. Diann Cornell says:

    We’re going to our son’s house to celebrate Father’s Day.

  67. Mom C says:

    Just got home from a business trip, two wedding receptions this evening and family dinner Sunday to celebrate hubby’s day. Thanks.

  68. Jeri Niksich says:

    Vacuum & mop the house then settle in & sandwich, quilt & finish up a beach quilt with PUL backing to match the beach tote I made last week. Father’s Day will be Hubby’s day for TV all day and I’ll try to clean my sewing/craft room UGH.

  69. Autumn says:

    I brought my 11yr old Daughter supplies.. Shes making a fathers day poster card and wanted to decorate the dining room and make a Big breakfast for a Dad. The centerpiece for the table will be a fruit tree were making.. #HFDY

  70. Amanda T says:

    I plan on watching some movies, sewing and talking to my dad on Sunday.

  71. Nicole says:

    This weekend I will be sewing some burp cloths, baby shoes and sleeping sacks. It’s all about baby this weekend.

  72. Nupur says:

    My weekend plan is to take my toddler to a new splash pad (a playground with water features)- I think she is going to love it!!! Oh and we’ll make pancakes for her Dad for Father’s Day :)

  73. Java Jane says:

    Figuring out how to use the walking foot that I just bought!

  74. Carol says:

    I will be cutting and sewing fabric with my teenage granddaughter – teaching her some of the basics of the art of quilting! And of course, Sunday we will have lots of family over celebrating Father’s Day.

  75. Michelle M says:

    It’s graduation season. My daughter graduated high school and so did all her friends. :) I don’t think I have ever been to so many parties in a 3 week period in my life! We still have 3 more to go to this weekend plus one more graduation. Busy, busy, busy. To tell the truth, I love it! This kids are all a blessing to our lives.

  76. Sarah M says:

    I’ll be finishing a quilt for a graduating high school senior, and finishing a graduation dress for my 8th grader.

  77. Debra says:

    Going to a graduation party hosted by my little sister. Big event for her since it is the first time she has ever given a family party. Spending Sunday sewing market bags.

  78. Chelle Chapman says:

    We are going to my BFF’s home for Fathers Day. The guys are putting together a couple of gazebos & then we will have a big BBQ!! So looking forward to some Girl Chat & the hubs is looking forward to Guy Time & getting his hands dirty!!!

  79. Cheryl L says:

    Saturday morning farmer’s market, garden work until the rain starts in the afternoon, then Sunday dinner and presents for my Dad. Might squeeze in a little sewing time late Saturday-lol

  80. this weekend I will attend a Rose show, celebrate father’s day with a bike ride and hopefully sew the Salme Kimono tank in a gorgeous silk.

    voila!

    juju

    that mending book looks very interesting….

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  82. Since all our family has gone home….I will be trying to get a little done in my sewing room…catch up on my blog and photograph some item for my Etsy store.

  83. Amber says:

    I’m spending the weekend on a work trip. I did stop by the Babylock dealer and came very close to buying a new serger! Trying to spend the rest of the day resisting the purchase and getting outdoors instead.

  84. terri henderson says:

    i plan on calling my father and son, this is my sons very first fathers day

  85. Jennifer Lester says:

    Unfortunately I have to work this weekend… We celebrated Father’s Day with a nice steak dinner out after the Father’s Day program at our daughter’s preschool on Thursday. Every day is really Father’s Day and Mother’s Day for us! Our anniversary is coming up so after lots and lots of research and many trips and test drives at my local shop over the last year I am getting a new Brother Simplicity SB3129. One of these books would be awesome for inspiration so I can break in my new machine! I’ve faithfully followed your blog for a long time now and I credit you with being one of the greatest inspirations that taught me to sew. Your tutorials are easy to read and your projects (and those you choose to feature) are perfect no matter what your skill level! Once I pick up my new machine I’ll come home from work, spend time with the family, and sew mama sew!

  86. Kay says:

    I am weeding the garden this weekend. The for the give away.

  87. Katie says:

    Oh, fun! I love new sewing books! We’ve got a big weekend ahead of us – today is my little boy’s 6th birthday party. We’re getting ready right now, but I just thought I would stop here and enter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Sally C. says:

    It is my 40th class reunion this weekend so I am catching up with old friends.

  89. cheryl c says:

    started the weekend with date night, then saturday morning a 5k for the ymca to help raise money. Sunday we will visit my father and then come home for a quiet BBQ!

  90. Carol Larson says:

    I will be spending the weekend with a granddaughter cutting and sewing fabric teaching her the art of quilting. And of course, the family will be coming over for a get – together for Father’s Day.

  91. Carol Larson says:

    A beautiful weekend planned – cutting and sewing fabric with one of my granddaughters for teaching and experiencing the art of quilting. And of course, a family get – together on Father’s Day.

  92. auschick says:

    I think I’m going to sew all weekend! Hubby has taken our toddler to the Dulles airport “be a pilot” day, so I am at home with our newborn!

  93. Sandy says:

    I’ve been sick for 2 days. So I think I will rest today and take it easy.

  94. diane says:

    Well I’m working but that doesn’t stop me from quilting when I’m off work.
    Making the lunch sack tote (free download)
    and another Noodlehead “Road Trip Case”

  95. Jansie says:

    We are having a BBQ at my SIL’s house. She has a pool and we are looking forward to some fun, relaxing down time!

  96. Anya says:

    Well, we are supposed to be camping this weekend but due to the incessant rain, I’m checking out Sewmamasew instead. Hopefully things will dry out and we’ll be able to salvage at least a portion of our trip!

  97. Heather Esakov says:

    Family just got mario kart so we have played that this morning , making a special dinner sunday home made thai yummy !! Church, and then house chores of course but i will be making some binding to finish some quilts :)

  98. Melissa says:

    Hope to spend the weekend swimming to cool off from this Texas heat!

  99. Jake says:

    Taking my husband and 4 dogs to the local animal shelter for a fabulous fundraiser/adoption event called Blessing of the Animals. A local priest will bless all the animals and there will be adoption specials all day long. On Sunday, all of us (yes, the bug digs are welcome!) going to a local Day Lily and Hosta Garden to pick out some new plants for the front garden. Lunch at the Falls Park and a nice evening hike!

  100. jennifer says:

    farmer’s market, graduation party and a playdate are all scheduled for saturday! church on sunday.

  101. glenda bivona says:

    this weekend I am going to be packing for our vacation that starts monday! Can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win, all the titles look like they are jam packed with great ideas!

  102. kathyh says:

    My weekend doesn’t start until i finish work around 11am sat.
    Tiny bit of shopping then home to sew 4 bucket hats and two lunchbags.
    Then BBQ baby back ribs for fathers day.

  103. Stephanie Q says:

    Baking, cleaning, laundry, sewing, library …not necessarily in that order! :)

  104. Fran Bott says:

    How wonderful! This weekend I am finishing a bicycle basket cover and we are celebrating my daughter’s 40th Birthday and Father’s Day!

  105. Jean B. says:

    Working 12 hours Saturday, but I have Sunday off. Which is Father’s Day, so then I’m probably cooking out and spending some time with family.

  106. Robin F. says:

    This weekend I plan to try a bunch of new recipes from my Pinterest boards – Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinagarette, Bacon-wrapped Asparagus. So, I will be in the kitchen a lot and hopefully can start on a knitting project! All these books sound great!

  107. Tammi says:

    This weekend is all about family and travel. My nephew from Nebraska is riding in the Sisters (Oregon)rodeo, and We’re driving 3 hours to see him. Haven’t seen him for 3 years! Very excited. Then Sunday we drive the other direction towards the coast (of Oregon) for a niece’s college graduation party. Fun!

  108. Lisa says:

    We’re taking the little one to the zoo for the first time!

  109. Debby Carter says:

    I finally have a weekend off! I have been working pretty steady since Memorial Day and it is so nice to have some days to stay home! I love my job (at a quilt shop) but if I am there all the time, I don’t get to sew at home! Anyway, I worked on a new camping quiet book for my granddaughter today and have family plans for tomorrow including Saturday morning market in downtown Anchorage. It’ll be great!!!

  110. Beth T. says:

    Next week I’m flying to a baby shower, so this weekend I’m racing to finish Baby’s quilt.

  111. Vanessa says:

    Hoping to finish a quilt top this weekend.

  112. CHRISTINE says:

    Our plans include a Saturday Father-Son Lacrosse tournament and Mother-Daughters Girls Day Out, followed by a relaxing Father’s Day Sunday starting with morning Mass, a big homemade breakfast, walking the dog by the beach and afternoon crafts and hobbies (cars for the boys, sewing and knitting for the girls!)

  113. Marilyn says:

    I have my eye on the little fixes book.

  114. Rachel says:

    We are headed to the park with friends tomorrow morning. Them maybe the zoo on Sunday.

  115. Sacha says:

    Gardening. Chasing two little girls. Splashing in puddles (finally a rainy weekend in the PNW). Making meatloaf for my husband on father’s day (his request).

  116. EllenQ says:

    I’ll be spending my weekend mending, altering, and taking in pile of old clothes I’ve let accumulate. Excited for some “new” duds in the closet.

  117. Lori says:

    Well we are using this weekend to clean up around outside of house, because next weekend we are putting on new siding. It will feel like a new house. Cannot wait…….

  118. Nicole Sender says:

    My weekend plans are to work 10 hours each day. That doesn’t leave me with much play time!! Great books in the giveaway.

  119. Rachal Chohonis says:

    Sadly, I’m working Saturday and Sunday, but hope to finish (finally) my messenger bag

  120. Megan says:

    My sister is visiting my sons and I- we plan to head to the beach this weekend!

  121. Rose Mary Futrell says:

    Yes, and that. “Swap” ….. Book would do wonders for these upcoming days of afternoon showers. I could really get inspired ! Thanks for the give away !

  122. Nancy says:

    I am going to a sewing club tomorrow and then visiting my father-in-law for Father’s day with my dh, since both of our kids are away for the summer! Happy Father’s Day to you, and thanks for sharing!

  123. Rose Mary Futrell says:

    I’m taking my “Love” out to White Lake on Fathers Day on our boat for a lovely day of boating, swimming, picnic lunch on the water, some tubing, and a lot of memories are going to be made! I just gotta remember to bring the sun screen!! Nothing like a day on the water with the “Fam”! Happy Fathers Day to all!

  124. Theresa says:

    We are heading to a baseball tournament for one of our sons this weekend. The kids are trying to figure out how to make Father’s Day special for my husband as we speak. We have nine of them, so I am sure one will have a winning idea! Great selection of books to win!

  125. Laurie says:

    Looking forward to a church thing tomorrow and an adventure in Denver with my husband and son.

  126. Barbara says:

    This weekend will be spent trying out my new sewing machine. Can’t wait.

  127. mary says:

    Saturday morning seeing at church, later that evening with family. Father day dinner. Then off tonsee my dad at rest home.

  128. Annette says:

    We will be celebrating my nieces bday and then Father’s Day on Sunday!

  129. Jennifer Barclay says:

    The mini van needs a good washing and I hope to sew a few more of my flying geese blocks together.

  130. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ll be working on some round robin quilts – should have had my rounds finished the first of June – I am 2 weeks behind. Thanks for the chance to win.

  131. Christine says:

    Wet and cold June weekend…Sunday is quilt group day to cheer up the wet weekend…

  132. Leah Corbin says:

    I’m sewing this weekend and spending time with my dad!

  133. Kati M says:

    We flew up to Canada for a family vacation!

  134. Mare D says:

    I’m sewing curtains for my kitchen and heading to the beach this weekend.

  135. Pamela Banis says:

    Hubby and our adult son will spend Father’s Day together leaving me free time to finish a couple summer dresses!

  136. Joy says:

    Parade and high tea tomorrow! Then sewing a skirt Sunday :-)

  137. Kristen says:

    I’m unfortunately in the hospital with my husband this weekend. He had colon cancer removed so we will be here awhile. A new book would be AWESOME!!!

  138. Jody says:

    An old friend staying w/ us and visiting. Saying goodbye to an awesome neighbor as they move back home to CA. And finally Sunday church with my headband and kids. Looking like a memorable time with those I love.

  139. Lynn says:

    Weeding, planting, building, baking,

  140. Tina C. says:

    Tomorrow we’re celebrating my 2 year old’s birthday and Sunday we’re celebrating Father’s day. Busy, busy weekend!

  141. Brooke says:

    I’m teaching a garment sewing class at our local quilt guild! Scary but fun!

  142. Juliet Eckert says:

    My boyfriend is back in town from a work trip, so we are planning to take his four kids to the zoo. If it rains we’ll go to the aquarium!

  143. Heidi says:

    A bridal shower weekend for a wonderful friend then back to my parents’ lake cabin for family time!

  144. Mary says:

    I plan to avoid my chores by sewing and bike riding then celebrating Father’s Day with my husbands family.

  145. Mary says:

    I plan to avoid my work by sewing and bike riding then celebrating Father’s Day with my husbands family.

  146. Meghann Slayden says:

    I have a few projects I’m working on, these dresses are going to be fabulous! Other than that Father’s Day weekend is in full affect :) I can’t wait to pass out the gifts I’ve made!!

  147. Alexis says:

    Spending time with my family outdoors and celebrating my husband on Father’s Day!

  148. Diana says:

    Just like every weekend, get the grocery shopping done so that I can sew the rest of the weekend!

  149. Tamie says:

    Well, I have had my nine month old granddaughter since Monday night as her parents are house hunting on the other side of the country. I’m sad about that but she has been so much fun!

  150. Whitney S. says:

    Our weekend plans are swimming in the pool and then a Birthday party on Saturday. On Sunday my boys and I make breakfast in bed for the best dad and then we are going on a shopping trip to cabela’s(he wants to). Hopefully I can talk them into stopping at a fabric store ;)

  151. Ann says:

    My weekend plans include choosing paint colors for my new home (woo hoo!), buying fabric for my little girl who is making a pillow for her baby brother’s birthday, and celebrating Father’s Day with fresh-baked chocolate chip banana muffins for my hubby.

  152. Ruth says:

    Fun weekend planned – a wedding (friends) and then sewing *all day* Sunday!! I never get to do that but my three year old is going to grandma’s house and I will only have the baby ( who still sleeps all day). So excited!!

  153. Brooke says:

    I plan on working in my garden and maybe do a little sewing if I get time.

  154. Laura B says:

    I’ll be cooking for Dad.

  155. Mikaela says:

    My weekend plans include a little bit of work, a little bit of sewing, and a lot of playing with my 2-year-old.

  156. Peg crescenzo says:

    I hope to make time for sewing tomorrow.

  157. SamanthaRI says:

    What a great selection of books! This weekend I hope to paint the four free chairs I picked up on the side of the road!

  158. Lindsay H says:

    We will eat something yummy for Father’s Day and bring a card to my father in law and FaceTime with my dad!

  159. Tammy says:

    Well…my husband is working and I will go grocery shopping when he gets home. Exciting stuff. ;)

  160. Debbie D says:

    Well it’s father’s day weekend, I’m having company .. my step son, his best girl, her parents for dinner.. all cooking no sewing!

  161. Weekend plans we have both our grandchildren this weekend but it is our 17th anniversary, fathers day, and Monday is my husbands birthday! I’d say watch “Frozen” for the 25th times this week and play in the baby pool! I would love one of those new books!

  162. Jeanette says:

    Saturday I will host a sewing group called Placerville Bag Ladies! We bring whatever project we want to work on and sew from 9-4. Sunday will be celebrating my father-in-law!!!

  163. sherri garrett says:

    This weekend I hope to work on a new quilt made with the lovely Moda Scrumptious fabrics. So pretty!!!!!

  164. Peg Roen says:

    Going to spoil my husband this weekend – he’s a great dad to our kids! Also, hope to sew, of course!

  165. Southern Gal says:

    A swim meet, birthday party and Father’s Day visiting are planned for this weekend. Thanks for the chance!

  166. Sandy says:

    Oh my goodness, I push post before I was done. My weekend plans are with the kids. Since school is out :) tonight we are going to play a game. Tomorrow we are going to the house, every little corner. Sunday we are going to have family fun day. We’ll go to breakfast, maybe the grocery which isn’t fun, a movie and a cookout with the whole family for Fathers Day.

  167. Steph Blumenthal says:

    Weekend plans include but are not limited to the following:
    Soccer
    Sewing
    Cleaning
    !!Beaching!! (whoo hoo)
    And MAYBE Sleeping but that seems to be optional around here ;-)

  168. Stefanie says:

    Softball tourneys are always in the plans at our house in the summer!

  169. Sandy says:

    I love books and sewing books are my favorite!
    Thanks for the give away.
    Sandy

  170. Bethany M says:

    We have a few days of soccer practice this weekend!

  171. Lori says:

    Hubbins and I will go to a late night drive-in theatre — love. And on Sunday I will miss my daddy…
    Thanks for the drawing — the books look great!

  172. Heidi G says:

    My weekend involves some special one-on-one time with my 2-year-old and finally getting the guts to sew together the pieces I cut for my first adult garment!

  173. Kay says:

    I’m going to a flea market with some girlfriends on Saturday and then to see my father-in-law on Sunday!

  174. Betsy says:

    My sister is coming from out of state to visit and we’ll be celebrating Fathers Day on Sunday with a barbecue.

  175. Barb N says:

    Get to see our son! Vacation time – yahoo!!

  176. CaLynn says:

    The town Corn Roast is tonight; tomorrow, we are going to go play disc golf at a park, and then Sunday I travel down south to do some work on Monday.

    This is a great giveaway, thank you!

  177. Brooke R. says:

    We plan to have a Father’s Day weekend celebration! First with my in-laws and then a party with my parents. Hubby is happy because they both involve grilling and steak!

  178. Alexandrea M says:

    I planned on going to a beer festival this weekend but it’s gloomy out, so I’m going to brew beer with a friend at their house instead! Father’s day is just an excuse to eat meat, so we’ll be doing a lot of that too!

  179. Megan A says:

    We are going to the batting cages tonight, hiking tomorrow, and to visit my in-laws on Sunday. Should be a great weekend!

  180. SS in NH says:

    Yay weekend! I’ll be catching up with an old friend tomorrow.

  181. Sivje Parish says:

    We are starting off with “breakfast for dinner” tonight and movies. Tomorrow we are just hanging out lazily around the house. And Sunday we are celebrating Father’s Day with the whole family, including cousins!

  182. Anya says:

    What fun books! Thanks for the opportunity.

  183. Baye says:

    I plan to do absolutely anything I feel like doing at any given time. This is my totally-me weekend.

  184. Anne Marie haun says:

    I plan to stay home and play “catch up”.

  185. Rachel A says:

    I have a purse pattern test to finish up, some in the hoop bows to put together, and a house to clean after the stomach flu went through this week. Yikes!

  186. Meg says:

    Next week I will be out of town so this weekend the hubby and I are spending quality time together. Catch a movie, go to dinner, and just enjoy some together time! Also I have to finish 4 bags for next week!

  187. Karen B says:

    Grilling for all the dads in my life on Sunday!

  188. barbara woods says:

    thinking about heading out of town,

  189. Beth says:

    Weeding the garden mostly! and celebrating father’s day :)

  190. Mandy says:

    Taking the family camping for Fathers Day

  191. Carmen N says:

    We had all sorts of plans – it’s Father’s Day, our anniversary, there’s a fiber fest going on nearby along with our county’s farm breakfast and a Rendezvous (pre-1840) … but they are forecasting rain for all / most of the weekend, so most of our plans may be busted.

  192. enerle says:

    Making my first dress for me :-)

  193. Sandy Ross says:

    I will be finishing sewing some costumes for the musical our church theater group is presenting next month. Need to work in my yard too but looks like it’s going to be raining.

  194. Eileen says:

    I will be heading to our local sewing shop this weekend to sign up for more classes and see what they recommend for a new sewing machine. I design fabric and would like to make pillows, curtains, etc.

  195. Amanda B. says:

    We are going to a local flea market and watching some world cup soccer this weekend. All of these books look great.

  196. Woohoo!! I’m planning on working on some sewing projects and then doing a Father’s Day BBQ!

  197. Kim Schorer says:

    This weekend I will be doing yardwork and preparing to go north to assist my daughter who is having knee surgery. Already packed a small quilt to bind, and some hexies to sew!

  198. Michelle Fuller says:

    My weekend consists of laundry, grocery shopping, and waiting on Lowe’s to deliver my new Fridge and Stove. I also want to finish cutting and sewing my Son’s 4th of July outfit! I would love any of these books. Thanks.

  199. AngieSue says:

    Dinner at my dad’s favorite restaurant one night….then dinner at my husband’s favorite the next (win-win for me, too)! Happy Father’s Day!

  200. Donna Hlava says:

    If it’s pretty outside, I will again be a weekend warrior, mowing, waterproofing the deck and storage building. If not, then I will be cutting out material for my next quilting project. My mother always said, “You’ll rust out quicker than you’ll wear out!” But my husband wants to “tarnish” just a little. :)

  201. Stacia says:

    Sewing up some items for a photo shoot I have coming up soon and missing my dad who is many miles away.

  202. Jennifer G says:

    We still need to do some Father’s Day shopping and have plans to visit the museum. Thanks for the giveaway!

  203. Brenda Turner says:

    I will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony for a local group I’m a part of. I hope to also do some reading!

  204. Annette z says:

    My weekend started today already. Lots of laundry today and I’ve already sewed a crossover purse! Tomorrow a long bike ride with my husband as my daughter runs alongside. She is in training for cross country in the fall at her university. Sunday more relaxing and sewing!

  205. Maryse says:

    I will be sewing of course.:)

  206. NancyB from Many LA says:

    Sleep! Just got back from a family reunion and I’m still tired!

  207. Gina says:

    Breakfast with quilty friends followed by a guild meeting on Saturday. Sunday is all about spending time with my husband in celebration of Father’s Day.

  208. Sonicka says:

    My daughter is performing in a production for her musical drama class tomorrow. So exciting!

  209. Sandy Fisher says:

    I plan on cleaning house, sewing diapers, and quilting. I’m chomping at the bit to get started.

  210. Mandi says:

    I plan to start a knit skirt this weekend, provided I can figure out the right settings on my old machine…

  211. Kendra says:

    We’ll be hosting a party for one of my boyfriend’s personal training clients/ friends who lost over 110 lbs in a year!!!

  212. Kendra says:

    I love the stitch and swap book! And the mend and make fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  213. House Hunting!

  214. I actually have fun weekend plans for this comment! I am going to a sewing blogger meet-up at the Fashion District in L.A., possibly followed up by a gelato tour. Then after Father’s Day lunch, I am headed to one of my favorite bi-annual craft shows. Yay!

  215. Linda says:

    Hi, would love to win “Fresh Family Traditions”!
    Thanks!

  216. Laura says:

    My weekend plans include a whole lot of outdoor time with my 18-month old – sandbox, playing in the pool, and blowing bubbles! And hopefully a little sewing time for me after he goes to sleep.

  217. Mary Ihla says:

    The weather forecast calls for rain all weekend, so I’ll probably be sewing, writing, and web surfing.

  218. Sarah says:

    Planning a special lunch for hubby for Father’s Day while sewing at warp speed to finish a colorful quilt on my design wall. Have a great weekend.

  219. Lesley G says:

    My oldest child is graduating from High School. Lots of celebrating going on!

  220. Judy says:

    We are planning a barbecue for Father’s day if it doesn’t rain, if it does we will just move everything inside.

  221. Chelsea says:

    With any luck, I’ll be replacing a broken trim piece on my car. Hopefully I can get to the store for some interfacing so I can continue my daily sewing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  222. My youngest is having a sleepover birthday party this weekend. Why do I fear that that means I won’t be getting any sleep?

  223. Alexis says:

    My plans are to finish up my husband’s Father’s Day present with my daughter and then get up bright and early on Sunday to make him breakfast before work.

  224. Lisa McGriff says:

    I plan to clean my house on Saturday morning and then sew the rest of the day. Sunday will be spent with my hubby and my dad, homemade ice cream here we come!

  225. Abigail says:

    I don’t really have plans but i’m enjoying life!

  226. Jessie Hansen says:

    Those books all look so good! This weekend we have a birthday party to attend and I have some mini embroidery to attempt.

  227. Megan says:

    Hopefully relaxing and doing some sewing!

  228. Kim Rotert says:

    Spending our Father’s Day celebrating our first with our new baby girl!

  229. Charlotte in GA says:

    I plan on spending some quality time with the family and washing daddys VW bus for fathers day with the kids!

  230. Leah Kabaker says:

    i am going to a meet up with other sewists in LA!

  231. Tammy says:

    My weekend plans include going to a wedding. Yay!!! And dancing, of course! And on Sunday, having a cookout for Father’s Day and a birthday party for our oldest son. Lots of fun this weekend!
    Great site! I found it listed in the back of one of my books, Sew Darn Cute.

  232. sarah o says:

    weekend plans include last minute pre-baby pedicure with my mom and possible visit with DH’s Grandma since he missed her 85th b-day for work a couple weeks back.

  233. Devon Mcbride says:

    Watching students graduate!!!

  234. Amanda says:

    We’re heading to the in-laws to celebrate Father’s Day! :)

  235. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    My weekend plans will include going to visit our area Art Fest on Saturday and seeing what the local and regional artists have to offer. Sunday is Fathers Day, and my sons plan to take my husband to the shooting range, so I will probably sew while they’re gone. Otherwise, I may try to block my latest quilt as it’s a little out of whack, being a circular quilt.

  236. Ruth Griffeth says:

    Our Fathers Day weekend plans are to make hubby a very nice supper on Sunday night. But first we will go to the local carshow, and spend some time walking around our wonderful town, and doing what he wants to do. Nothing to fabulous since we are a combined family and we split the weekend up. But the husband loves the simple things in life.

  237. Bunny Ryan says:

    Would love to see the quilting book. Just getting back into quilting after a very long hiatus.

  238. Celebrating the fathers in my life ;)

  239. Lilia Castaneda says:

    My plans for the weekend is to finish sewing some presents for a wedding I’ll be attending :)

  240. Pat Crocker says:

    Making tote bags

  241. Tracy Chin says:

    Saturday… Swim class and birthday party for my eldest daughter. Sunday… the National Gallery of Art for a children’s film on Degas and Cassatt. And celebrating Dad, of course!

  242. Jan says:

    I’m going to a quilt show! and doing some yard work. I’m more excited about the quilt show tho~

  243. Becky says:

    We will be celebrating Father’s Day on Saturday – grilling out and chilling out (until the lawn needs mowing!)

  244. Peg says:

    Big weekend plans meeting with former classmates for 3days to celebrate our 50th class reunion. Will be truly great!

  245. Therese says:

    Haircut tomorrow, relaxing Sunday!

  246. Claudia says:

    I am new at sewing and hand embroidery and could use any of these books…hope I win :)

  247. jessicac says:

    Hoping to get some quality time in with my hubby, relax in the sun, and have cocktails! And chat up my Dad on Sunday!

  248. Belinda says:

    Would love to win one of these books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  249. Haline says:

    Lets BBQ!!

  250. Andrea S. says:

    We’re going to enjoy the good weather by re-doing our deck :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  251. Working retail Saturday. Sunday will be Father’s Day swimming, hanging by the pool and BBQing. Nice giveaway … some great books!

  252. Diane says:

    Summer is my time for berry picking, bike riding and searching for quilt inspiration. New England has a long, persistent winter and I love creating new quilts with summer in my memory and as a source for year long inspiration.

  253. Linda Pawlak says:

    Dear Hubby and I had to cancel our planned vacation last week because of illness. We are going for a “mini” vacation this weekend. Nowhere far…just enough to feel “away”. Thanks for the chance to win!

  254. Julia says:

    We’re going to the Jersey shore this weekend to celebrate father’s day!

  255. angelina says:

    grilling out and eating a meal with my daddy :))

  256. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I am sewing for my swaps this weekend. Need to mail them on Monday. I already have the stitch n swap book, it is great.. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  257. Hillary says:

    My weekend is actually winding down, but I spent it making a killer Space Invaders baby quilt for a friend. I’ll be spending the actual weekend waiting tables.

  258. Charlotte says:

    Weekend plans are not very exciting: laundry, cleaning and paint scraping (weather permitting). I’m hoping to squeeze some sewing time in too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  259. Joy says:

    Fantastic collection of books! We have a kids birthday party this weekend but I’m hoping to sneak in some sewing as well, my daughter needs an up cycled dress…or maybe I just really want to make one for her.

  260. Debbie M. says:

    I’m getting my supplies and prepping for a beginning fmq class I’m taking with Don Linn at the end of the month. I can’t wait. I’m beyond excited.

  261. renee says:

    Our weekend plans are to participate in a fundraiser for our daughter’s 4-H group. They are doing a car-wash. Unfortunately, the forecast predicts rain and thunderstorms. Perhaps, the storms will wait until after the kids are done washing cars.

  262. Ellie says:

    Starting my first quilt. Wish me luck! :D

  263. Teresa says:

    The boys are going camping; I guess I’ll do some sewing!

  264. lesley says:

    unfortunately, sunday will be laundry and cleaning and other “to dos” that can’t be put off. hopefully saturday i can work on my first crocheted blanket i just started as well as several other small crafty things!

  265. Samina says:

    I’ve got to finish up a quilt I’m making for a friend. I’ve also got to clean out my craft room – it’s a HUGE mess in there & I can’t find anything any more!

  266. Sarah says:

    I plan on tackling a quilt block that I have been putting off for awhile (because it completely intimidates me).

  267. Nicolette says:

    We are throwing a birthday party to my almost 2 year old. Curious George all the way!

  268. Jessica says:

    Sadly my weekend plans involve me being at work. Hoping to get in some sewing or pool time though.

  269. Ashlea says:

    I would love the Fresh Family Traditions book! I have so many handmade quilts from my great grandmother and my husband’s mother. They are some of my favorite things in our home! I’m currently working on a couple quilts myself, and hoping to do some work on those this weekend!

  270. Suprenna says:

    I plan to plant flowers, more vegetable seeds, pick peas, dig potatoes, feed calves, cows, and horses, sew on my Ohio star quilt, bake a blackberry pie, play with three terribly cute and funny kittens, and maybe can some blackberry preserves. Then on Sunday…LOL…go to church and feed livestock and take a nap.

  271. Betsy N says:

    Camping for us! Roasted mellows and some family time. Best!!

  272. Lauren h says:

    Hopfully my plans this weekend is to have a baby since I’m due. If not there will be lots of walking and eating spicy food.
    I love these book choices.

  273. Kathy says:

    I will be working on some charity projects this weekend. All of these book titles look very interesting.

  274. Jessica T says:

    It has been a long last week of school, I am planning on hanging out at home with the family and maybe squeezing in some time to work on some of my u.f.o.s. So many half done projects!

  275. Laurie says:

    Will be selling at the farmers market. (Would love to see Kari Chapin’s book.)

  276. Heather says:

    Sewing cushions for my outdoor patio furniture and then finishing a blouse that I have been working on.

  277. Kris says:

    Just bought super cute baskets last night so I’m going to be organizing mountains of scraps with my aunt, then start sewing 2 baby quilts for friends, then Sunday it is off to the ball game (go Giants!) with the dads! Would love a new sewing book to browse for inspiration.

  278. Molly Broderick says:

    I’m going to play with my kiddoes, do some gardening and probably go tubing up in Helen, GA!

  279. Heather says:

    We’re celebrating Father’s Day weekend with an “our kids ROCK” weekend. We’re heading to the beach, going to the botanical garden & the butterfly pavilion (of course!!), taking a day downtown with the kids in charge of the destinations & seeing an IMAX family friendly movie. Whew! Adventure packed, right?

  280. Jean Collins says:

    I’m planning to work on some UFO’S quilts, and maybe a new shade for my outdoor swing. I am now retired and can always use a new book for inspiration.

  281. Diane says:

    My weekend plans actually start today – have a whole free afternoon to work on starting a skirt for one of my daughters. Always happy for new inspiration!

  282. Heather says:

    This weekend I am going to sew new cushions for my outdoor patio furniture and then maybe finish a blouse that has been sitting in my sewing pile for a couple months.

  283. Christy C says:

    We will be celebrating Father’s Day and searching for a new sewing machine :)

  284. Jody Khlem says:

    Not having the opportunity to learn to sew when I was little; I recently bought myself a Brother sewing machine for my birthday for my 7-year old and myself to learn how to sew:) I’m so excited to learn alongside my daughter; and have a BLAST making some really cool stuff that we can proudly call our own!

    This weekend, I have the sewing machine set up – this will be our weekend to learn what the possibilities are with sewing – and for me to start showing my daughter what she can pass on when she gets older!

    Any book would be a blessing for us to add to our new “mom and daughter” room:)
    Sincerely
    Jody and Abby Khlem

  285. Calah Hansen says:

    eek! I LOVE some new inspiration :) we are camping this weekend for the first time with a 2 and 3 year old. Hoping all goes well and we can many more times this summer!

  286. Pam Gutierrez says:

    I will spend this weekend thinking of all the wonderful projects I could make if I won one of the books!

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