We have a huge month ahead full of fantastic prizes. Comment in any post this week for a chance to win one of Week One’s fabulous prizes:

Make! Over 40 Fantastic Projects with 16 Exclusive Designs
by Cath Kidston
St. Martin’s Griffin, January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-59686-6, ISBN10: 0-312-59686-3,
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 176 pages, Includes 75 color photos throughout,

40 fabulous sewing projects with vintage flair from a beloved designer

Inspired by retro vintage prints found at garage and yard sales, and reinvented in cool modern colors, Cath Kidston’s instantlyrecognizable designs have garnered fans all over the world. Now you can create your own projects using Cath’s original motifs. Make! includes over 40 projects, all with complete step by step instructions, and for the first time, pattern templates for many of her best loved motifs. So whether your favorite is Stanley the dog, the vintage florals, the multi-color stars, the appealing polka-dots, or others, you’ll find them all right here and ready to be used on a wide range of gifts, clothing, and accessories.

Giveaway courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.

Pretty Little Mini Quilts
by Ray Hemachandra

144 pages ISBN: 1-60059-493-X, ISBN13: 9781600594939 $17.95 US

Pretty Little + Mini Quilts = ONE BIG SUCCESS! Right from the start, crafters embraced Lark’s Pretty Little series—and they’ll love this exciting new entry, too. Acknowledging the widespread popularity of quilting today, Pretty Little Mini Quilts focuses specifically on this hot trend in stitchery.Mini quilts are no larger than three feet in length or height, making them perfect for quilters in the mood for a smaller, quicker project. These wonderful, modern designs—suitable for beginners and intermediates—are the creations of 25 leading artists, many of whom have a prominent online presence. The featured techniques, all explained in the Basics section, include machine and hand quilting, piecing, embroidery, fusing, embellishing with beads and other materials, and trapunto.

Giveaway courtesy of Lark Books.

200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips

by Susan Briscoe

St. Martin’s Griffin, February 2009
ISBN: 978-0-312-38862-1, ISBN10: 0-312-38862-4,
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes over 300 4-color photographs throughout,

Want to make a quilt that stands out from the rest? While the basics are easy to acquire, mastering all the techniques needed to create a professional looking quilt can take years. With this book you can learn all the insider tips and trade secrets to create quilts you’ll be proud to display. Whether you’re new to the craft or eager to take your patchworking and quilting skills to a higher level, this is the perfect companion for you.

Giveaway courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.

Simple Contemporary Quilts
A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Quiltmaking

by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader

Lark March 2010, 128 pages, ISBN: 1-60059-558-8, ISBN13: 9781600595585, $17.95 US

Now Available in Paperback! More and more people are rediscovering quilting, and these newcomers want a youthful, fresh, and fashionable approach to the craft. Here it is: a comprehensive introduction to quilting with a thoroughly modern attitude, plus creative ideas and timesaving tips. You get information about all the basic tools and techniques, and 20 spectacular projects—from small wall hangings to large blankets—reveal the amazing versatility of today’s quilting. Everything’s created with the beginner in mind…and each quilt is fabulous!

Giveaway courtesy of Lark Books.

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend ~ 23 Fat Quarter Pack
Retail Value: $57.50

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Fat Quarter Pack includes: 23 hand-dyed poplin solid fat quarters from The Quilts of Gee’s Bend fabric collection for Windham Fabrics.

Giveaway courtesy of Sew,Mama,Sew!