Monday, May 2, 2016

Crafted Applique - Review and GIVEAWAY!


***Please scroll to the bottom of this post for GIVE AWAY details and instructions!

Months ago, gosh, I think more than a year ago now, my quilting friend and client Lara Buccella sent me a beautiful applique quilt to work on for her.  She told me it was going to go into a book that she was writing about a "new method" for applique.  I was beyond thrilled to be asked to participate on a piece from her very important book project, but more than that I was intrigued to learn what this book was all about!  I waited patiently for the release and boy oh boy - let me tell you it was worth the wait! 

I have been quilting now for more than a decade - and sewing as far back as I can remember.  I connect with a really large pool of quilters from all over the United States and abroad and I dare to say my connection to the quilt world is more than the average hobby quilter.  Despite that I had yet to hear of anything like Lara's method, and I have to tell you I'm very impressed.  Now - I don't say that lightly about just anything.  Lara has really put together a clever and sweet collection of projects, and her method is really ingenious.

I am a big fan of turned applique because I love the look, but it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R!  I usually reserve it for quilts that have a special purpose like a show or heirloom...sometimes I really just want the ease of fusible applique.  My beef with fusible is that the raw edges just do not hold up to wear.  I always sort of feel let down when I put tons of work into a project with fusible and it ends up looking haggard and worn looking in a short amount of time.  So the reason I was so delighted to get my hands on Lara's book is because she has a new little idea that GREATLY improves the look, feel, and longevity of raw edge applique.  I promise you I'm not being dramatic here, and Lara is not compensating me in any way but rather is just a pal with a really good idea that I believe in.  This has really changed my view of raw edge!

Now I'm being a bit elusive here on purpose because us quilters who do this for a living really do appreciate the support of a book or design purchase.  (So I truly encourage you to run out and support this fantastic quilter who has put her heart and soul into this book!)  But I do want to share with you my results and honest thoughts after trying Lara's applique method for myself.



I made this quick little mug rug for a quilting friend in an afternoon.  You can see the pineapple turned out nice and crisp and I did not stitch over the raw edges of the pieces AT ALL.  This is the brilliance of Lara's idea...you can stitch right on the edge of the applique, making it EASY peasy, and be done.  When I was very into country primitive style of quilts I loved blanket stitch around all my appliques, but sometimes you just don't want that look.  I also have a straight stitch machine set up permanently in my sewing room and I didn't want to have to dig out the zig zag machine and fiddle with stitches, so this was perfect.  Even with my busy life raising four children and running a business I was able to PLAY and that is the best feeling.


I began by designing an applique motif based on the logo of my quilting pal...*cough*...you may have heard of her...a slightly famous quilter named Linda Hrcka from the Quilted Pineapple!  Alirght I'm shamelessly name dropping.  She is a great gal who has been extremely supportive of my quilting journey and so I wanted to make something personal for her.


I treated the back of the fabric first using Lara's book as my guide, and then cut the pieces out.  I will say that I did not use the SAME treatment that Lara recommends most and it made a big difference.  In addition to sharing her book with me she also shared a book mark that she made using her preferred treatment, and it is pliable, soft, raw edge, and MACHINE washable.  MACHINE WASHABLE!  That's a BIG deal.  Pretty impressive, take a look...


Above is the adorable two sided fabric book mark Lara made and sent to me.  She printed out a cute little saying onto the front, with a bee theme (that just happens to coincide with the them of her blog).


Unlike traditional fusible backed raw edge applique, Lara's fabric stays soft and flexible.  You can barely feel that there is anything at all between the two layers of fabric.  She explained to me that she simply treated both pieces of fabric, then ironed them together, and stitched around the edges of the cut book mark.  You can run your fingers along the raw edges even with no fraying.  I'm so impressed by that!

So back to my project, which isn't quite as soft because as I shared, I used a slightly different option than her preferred best results suggestion, but still I am so tickled with the results.


After placing my pieces onto the fabric, I simply ironed them into place.  I stitched pretty far from the edge and Lara actually recommends stitching a little closer to the edge than I did here.  I didn't worry about it as this piece is meant to be used and loved and I'm not too concerned about perfect, but I was pretty happy with the results.


After stitching the appliques in place I did a tiny bit of quilting and turned the edges of the backing fabric rather than make a biding.  There was no gunking up of my needle and I did not have any difficulty stitching through the fabric at all with a regular universal needle on my Juki TL 2010Q sewing machine.  I am so pleased with the final outcome!


I have so many ideas for future projects using this and I think you will too!  In addition to being well thought out and well written Lara has included a selection of very cute and clever projects inside using her method to create them.  Her directions are easy to follow and very thorough. 

If YOU would like a chance to win a copy of CRAFTED APPLIQUE by LARA BUCCELLA comment below (be sure to leave an EMAIL to contact you if you are chosen or else I'll unfortunately have to draw a new name) between now and 11:59 pm on May 15th and shortly after give away closing (when I escape for a few free minutes from my four children and busy work schedule) I will draw a name and announce a winner!!!  Lara will be generously sending out a copy of her book personally to one chosen reader of this blog.  Names will be tossed into a bowl and one name will be chosen at random.  If you cannot wait to get your hands on a copy you can order it today on Amazon.

A big thank you Lara Bucella  from Buzzin' Bumble for including me in your wonderful Crafted Applique book project and giving me an advanced chance to preview your unique method for raw edge applique!  I really think the book is FANTASTIC and the method will change your look on raw edge forever!

For those so inclined to visit here is Lara's Blog Hop schedule!  Check out some of these amazing blogs!  :)

Sunday, May 1 - Introduce the Hop and post the schedule on BuzzinBumble
Monday, May 2 - Valerie Smith - Pumpkin Patch Quilter
Tuesday, May 3 - Dana Gaffney - Stormy Days
Wednesday, May 4 - Lorna McMahon - Sew Fresh Quilts 
Thursday, May 5 - Mary S. - Needled Mom
Friday, May 6 - Heidi Kuntz - Red Letter Quilts
Saturday, May 7 - Alycia Carmin - Alycia Quilts
Sunday, May 8 - Amy DeCesare - Amy Made That
Monday, May 9 - Sherri McConnell - A Quilting Life
Tuesday, May 10 - Lara Buccella - Sew Mama Sew 
Wednesday, May 11 - Christina Cameli - A Few Scraps
Thursday, May 12 - Melissa Corry -  Happy Quilting
Friday, May 13 - Sarah Craig - Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Saturday, May 14 - Soma Acharya - Whims and Fancies 
Sunday, May 15 - Val Reynolds -  Val's Quilting Studio
Monday, May 16 - Angela Pingel - Cut to Pieces
Tuesday, May 17 - Sandra Walker - Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Wednesday, May 18 - Cheryl Brickey - Meadow Mist Designs
Thursday, May 19 - Judy Murphy - Quilt Paradigm
Friday, May 20 - Yvonne Fuchs - Quilting Jetgirl
Saturday, May 21 - Cindy Pieters - Stitchin' at Home
Sunday, May 22 - Susie Zlogar - Susie's Sunroom
Monday, May 23 - Connie Kresin-Campbell - Freemotion by the River
Tuesday, May 24 - Ruth Bourke - Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner
Wednesday, May 25 - Kaja Zieslar - Sew Slowly
Thursday, May 26 - Ann Brooks - Fret Not Yourself
Friday, May 27 - Cynthia Brunz - Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Tuesday, May 31 - Jenn Trott-Zisserson - Quarter Inch From the Edge
Wednesday, June 1 - Paulette Horn - The Way I Sew It
Thursday, June 2 - Sandra Jansen - Studio Sew of Course
Friday, June 3 - Christine Sherman - Triangles and Squares
Saturday, June 4 - Darlene Simmons - Quilt Shop Gal
Sunday, June 5 - Announce BuzzinBumble Giveaway Winners - Lara Buccella

146 comments:

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

You've got me so curious as to the mysterious secret method! I will have to get the book and discover the secret for myself. ;-)

Connie Kauffman said...

I love raw edge applique- interested in what her new technique is
Kauffman@maplenet.net

Lara B. said...

Valerie, I wish everyone could see in close up detail the absolutely amazing McTavishing style of quilting you did on Folk Art Christmas. Did you take photos of your work before sending the quilt back to me? I sure did. Everyone who sees the quilting you did is awestruck!

Thank you for such a fabulous review and blog hop post! I love your pineapple design and mug rug and am so happy that you loved the technique and are dreaming up new ways to use it! Sending a hundred hugs your way!

Pat Henseler said...

I have sew many raw edge applique patterns that I am anxious to make. I would love to learn Lara's new technique; her book sounds wonderful! Thank you Lara and Valerie for giving us this opportunity!

Lynne Stucke said...

I am so intrigued about his process . . . cannot wait to find out what this new process is, as I love applique, but hate having to take the time to turn those edges -- especially on sharp points! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

Vicki in MN said...

Sure has my curiosity up! Would love to win the book.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love Lara's quilts. I am curious about her applique method and would love to win her book! It's no surprise she asked you to quilt for her because your quilting is fabulous!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

I'm always happy to see a new technique! Thanks for the giveaway!

anna brown said...

Very nice tytyty for your thoughts on this book.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great review, and beautiful quilting! Thanks for sharing.

Darlene Gerber said...

I really need to try this technique!! Would love the book so I can follow her steps!!
dmgerber@windstrean.net

LadySchep said...

I was a bit intrigued when I first saw this book, and now I'm super intrigued! Thanks for the chance to win--I'll have to grab this book either way.

Janie said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a way to make these little appliques up so quickly and looking so great! I too am really interested in Lara's ideas.
Thanks for all.

treadlemusic said...

Curious!! Great review, too. Needle turn applique is, er was, my fave years ago when hand quilting was my preferred quilting method, but today.....not so much. Thanks for sharing your opinions...................

Leboellis said...

Sounds like a great way to do applique. Thanks

quilter said...

I want to know the new way, I also hate it when edges fray in raw edge applique, help!
cork@pa.rr.com

Dody said...

Hmmm, I'm very interested! Thanks for the chance to win!
Dmac5958ataoldotcom

Marcy M in IA said...

I'm not back into quilting since the shoulder surgery, but just wanted to say your little pineapple mug rug turned out great! It looks like she's found a neat and novel technique to applique. If my entry gets chosen pass it on to another entry - I just wanted to say hi and compliment that mug rug. šŸ˜Š

Queenie Believe said...

Wow I'm all intrigued! I'm a die hard turned edge applique gal and would be interested in this fabric "treatment" process. Will definitely have to check this book out!
Have a great day!
Queenie

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

Lovely pineapple mug rug!! It is great to see how you used Lara's method though I am curious how you have changed it... Don't enter me in the draw, I'll be having my own review later in the hop...

Heather said...

Your pineapple came out beautifully! I, myself, am very timid when it come to appliquƩ. I would really love some good tips because each time I begin a project, I get very anxious...appliquƩ intimidates me!

Gunterheather(at)yahoo(dot)com

JANET said...

I am a hand applique person, although I have tried the machine applique technique before. The machine applique never turns out for me. I need to get hold of her book and see what I have been doing wrong.

barbara woods said...

really want to know!

Anonymous said...

I am intrigued by this new method..sure hope my name is picked. Karen in Texas

k2sews@hotmail.com

Karen said...

You have made me very curious about this new applique technique. prycek@mymts.net

lauraluvsloons said...

I'm in favor of any method that gets me to the quilting quicker ~ I never liked previous raw edge techniques because of the durability issues. This technique looks intriguing. lauraluvsloonsatymaildotcom

Kelly Grace said...

I like seeing new ways to applique, my needleturn isn't very good!

Linda said...

Sounds so interesting>like to win an applique book!
Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Joy said...

Your mug rug is so cute. I am intrigued at this technique. It sounds like it hits all the important features of a good fast applique. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of her book.

JanineMarie said...

I love the crisp look of your applique and am truly curious about how to do this. I'm especially interested because I do not have zigzag on my machines and thought I wouldn't be able to do it.

Lee said...


This sounds like a very interesting concept for doing raw edge applique...your applique looks fantastic...as always with any of your quilting projects..would love to win the book to try a new technique.

Allison CB said...

LOOKS INTRIGUING!! Will have to investigate further! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Miriam said...

I wish I had this book when I started a batch of raw edge applique several weeks ago! I'm so curious now. Of course, with that cute cover, I would have had to purchase it before the reviews. Thank you!

Jusmom1 said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

Kathy Schwartz said...

I have never tried raw edge applique and it looks like fun! Cute pineapple! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Valerie, I love your pineapple and it is very nice of you to mention your quilting friend. If we don't encourage each other as quilters, who will?

Love it all and hope to win Lara's book.
quilterinmotion@gmail.com

Marsha

Melody Lutz said...

I love applique too, needle turn is slow but precise!

Melody Lutz said...

I love applique too, needle turn is slow but precise!

Paradise Threads said...

So cute! Will love this book.

Sarah Craig said...

Great review, Valerie, and I love your little test piece! You did a good job in building up the mystery while giving a comprehensive review! (Don't enter me in the giveaway - I'm doing my own review in the hop on 5/13!)

Sharmond said...

I am learning appliquƩ. I would love a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing!

OhioLori said...

I did a small applique project..hand appliqued..was sooooo slooow at it...but recently tried a bit of raw-edge applique & went much faster for sure! giggle... Would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance! :)

GranChris said...

I will need to know this secret method. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

Audrey said...

You have done an excellent job of upping the intrigue factor with just what is Lara's new technique. I need this book. Thanks for sharing. Your quilted pineapple is awesome.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, whatever technique this is, it looks amazing! I think I really need this book.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm eager to see this book in my hand!! It is certainly getting great reviews.

Debbie said...

Love your pineapple mug rug! You gave enough hints to make me buy this one for sure.

legato1958 said...

I love your pineapple mug rug! And your quilting work is amazing!
Susie

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, Valerie, I love your pumpkin, what a great design!
You have made Lara's method sound most intriguing.
My appliquƩ is very slow, it sounds like Lara's book would really help me to stitch quicker and neater.
I'd love to win a copy! Thank you so much for the chance.
Barbara xx
Theflashingscissors@gmail.com

Quiltsmiles said...

Lovely mug rug Valerie and thanks so much for sharing your finish.
Your pineapple motif reminds me I have another UFO hanging around for almost a decade now, T H A N K S !
Talk about a motivator. So many of you are sharing hints of more that this book reveals, can't wait to get my copy of it.

kupton52 said...

I'm so, so curious...and can hardly wait to find out Lara's technique. Your quilting is beautiful. I will admit I really miss your youtube videos...as well as posts from Linda on her blog. I've been waiting for her latest post for months....it's promised...I keep holding on to that. :)

Nancy Dempsey said...

I love doing applique and how you have me sooo intrigued by this new method! What to do...should I wait until the drawing or say the heck with it and order now? What to do, what to do...

Love the mug rug!

Nancy
in2quilting@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Her method sounds so much easier!

Lisa J. said...

I'm curious about this secret method as well. Your applique is wonderful.

Kathy E. said...

I am so curious about Lara's applique secrets that I may have to buy this book if I don't win one! She is such a creative soul and I wish her the best!

ritainalaska said...

love mug rugs! love applique! my curiosity is up, too ... i'll have to win a copy of this great book to learn this secret of lara's! thanx for the opportunity to do so.

Tracine Charest said...

I am excited to see this new applique technique. I usually do raw edge but this looks like there is more texture and such a clean finish. Like you said.
tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

MoodyCatCrafts said...

The book looks really interesting, The cover picture is amazing!

dawn said...

I really love applique and want this book.

Mae Long said...

Would love to learn this new method of applique!
fabricstasher24@gmail.com

Anne said...

Thanks for your detailed review. Have fun on your vacation.

Anna-Marie said...

Am excited to find out more about this new technique. Thanks for the review and chance to win.
annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

Bonnie58 said...

Great looking book. Thanks for sharing

Patty D from NC said...

looks like a great book - I love the cover!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Lara's work and book is wonderful! Your little pineapple makes a cute little project, thanks for the great review!

Subee said...

Now, I have to get a copy of this book! I am intrigued as to what this method is!
Ohioholman@aol.com

MADISON COLTHARP said...

That pineapple is so adorable!! I have a few family members from Hawaii that would love something like that! Can't wait to try out this method!

thesewleopard@gmail.com

Cynthia Knapp said...

This sounds like such a great method for applique! Thanks for sharing with us. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

thebiasedge said...

I would love to win a copy of this fun book.
gml448@yahoo.com

sam said...

Raw edge applique is a skill I would love to learn. the book looks very inviting.

Cindy said...

Boy am I super curious! Can't wait to learn about this method.

rrjane011749 said...

I'd love to have this book!

Laura said...

So much fun to see how others "see" a new book. This one looks fabulous.

QuiltinGram said...

Book sounds so interesting! Would love to win!

Daytona Damsel said...

Just getting into applique and this book sounds very intriguing. I have done one machine applique, didn't like the look or feel. Recently took a class on needle turn which I loved but slow. dkhalcomb2@gmail.com

Needled Mom said...

I love this technique and look forward to happier days of appliquƩ. Your pineapple piece is lovely.

Janie said...

I love your project. I enjoy applique of any kind. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Tina Jeo said...

I would love to try this method. Thanks tljeo@yahoo.com

dthompson said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I am very curious about the new applique technique!

Linette Greene said...

Such a cool book! Love your little pineapple.

Linette Greene said...

Such a cool book! Love your little pineapple.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am so curious about this technique, I can't hardly stand it. crystalbluern at tds dot net

smdc said...

Can't wait to try it out!

Louise said...

So far, I've heard nothing but rave reviews for Laura's book! I'm thinking it's going to jump right into my Amazon cart this week...

Emily said...

I'm curious, and excited to try this new method!

Betsy said...

I love appliquƩ and this new technique has peaked my interest

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm becoming more than curious about Lara's technique, especially after just completing five large blocks with a tiny buttonhole stitch and no idea how they'll fare in the washing machine. Count me in! amityquilter2008 at gmail dot com

NancyA said...

Wow! Thanks for your detailed testing of this method. I am sold.

sisylyn2 said...

I would love to learn how to applique.
gandn74@ymail.com

LJ said...

I am definitely intrigued with Lara's process. The advantages seem to shine out; can't wait to know the magic. Your mug rug is sweet; your quilting (though simple) is gorgeous.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

What a sweet mug rug and beautiful quilting! Your friend will be delighted.

-Soma

Lee said...

A secret? I want to know! Thank you and I love the pineapple!

Gene Black said...

I would indeed love to win this book. This hop as made me very curious about the new methods for applique.
geneblack AT gmail (dot) com.

Heidi said...

What a thoughtful, wonderful surprise for Linda! I am having so much fun with the inspiration from Lara's book, and now visiting others on the hop to find lovely creations like yours!

Cut&Alter said...

The book sounds great - would love to be in with a chance of winning a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janice Holton said...

I'm not yet convinced I would enjoy applique but if this new method makes it easier, I may be willing to give it a shot!

Janice Holton said...

Just finished viewing your gallery. Oh my! If only, I can quilt like that someday. Would love to win a copy of Lara's book.

Noreen said...

Love your pineapple. I definitely need appliquƩ help! Noreentrotsky@gmail.com

MoeWest said...

I'm interested in seeing this book and following the blog hop.

shobs said...

I am really curious about this method. I love applique and would love to try a new method!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your little quilt looks great and I really enjoyed your review. Now I'm even more intrigued about Lara's new technique :)

Ben said...

Would love to try this out.

Anonymous said...

i would love to learn this new technique, thanks for the chance to win.

sam said...

Very interested in Lara's applique technique. I think this book will be a must have.

Kay said...

I love the idea of trying a new method that won't fray. I tend to hand blanket stitch my appliquƩ which is very time consuming. x

Monica said...

I'm very interested in this technique. I've always loved applique but didn't think I could do it. Now I'm encouraged to try it.

karmyl said...

I am always afraid of fraying after all the hard work of cutting pieces. I am anxious to learn the secret! Thanks for the chance.

Kathy's Korner said...

I love to applique and am interested in learning a new technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Lara's book.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your pineapple mug rug is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

June D said...

Very interesting! Bet it will be a very useful book to have. Thanks for the chance! June

Karen M said...

Can't wait to find out the secret. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

dbevack said...

Love to applique and like to try new methods. Love you pineapple block! dbevack@gmail.com

Claudia said...

Wow! This sounds genius! I'd love to try the new method!

Kathy H said...

I am always looking for a way to make applique easier. Sounds like some great ideas and projects.

Barb N said...

I've very intrigued to learn this technique and would love to win! Your quilted pineapple is perfect for the recipient!

Nann said...

Love the concept. Look forward to the book. (And I'm happy to discover your blog, courtesy of Heidi at Red Letter Quilts.)

Afquilt said...

So curious about this new technique! Can't wait for the book!

Sheryl S. said...

I do a lot of applique and this new method sounds really interesting, it would be great to win this book, thank you for the chance.

Linda said...

I need help with machine applique and I know that Lara's book will have the help I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

This technique fascinates me and I'd love to win this book!

Kathy said...

I am so interested in finding out more about this method. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

magistra said...

I admit, you guys have me all agog about this new process! I love the project she has on front of the book. I will really be excited if I win! Magistra at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

this sounds so interesting! I think I need to get this book to find out what the method is!

Krista Wells said...

I love applique and I'm very interested to see what this method is. If I am not lucky enough to win a copy of the book, I will definitely be looking at purchasing one. Thanks for the chance to win. Kristawells at nl dot rogers dot com

kupton52 said...

I already commented a few days ago about Lara's technique but just had to add how glad I am that you've begun posting videos again. It was so nice to hear a voice and put a face with it....even though I didn't recognize the face from your blog/youtube photo! I've so enjoyed your blogposts over the past few years. As a new longarmer, and thinking of starting a longarming business I truly appreciated your candor and information. Also as a mom/grandmom who has gained weight over the years I am so encouraged that it is possible. I've just about given up...but wanted you to know that I went to My Fitness Pal and signed up....I'll give this a try. Thank you, again.

Kristine said...

Fun! I've never done applique so this would be a great addition to my repertoire. Love your work!

Mary Keasler said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book

Camille Mendel said...

I'm certainly intrigued by this method. Love the pineapple. Thanks. Camille(at)focus20(dotcom)

patty a. said...

No-fray raw edge? I need to know how this is done!

Lori Smanski said...

How wonderful. Your pineapple is so adorable. I would love to learn this technique
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Linda said...

I would just love to win this book!

virgdale said...

You certainly have my interest in this technique.

Walter said...

Having come to the realization that even if I give up eating and spending time with my husband, I will never have enough time to needle turn all the applique I would like to do, this book sounds like it could help with my dilemma! thanks. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com. PS your quilting is fabulous

Mary Keasler said...

I would love to learn this new technique!

Loris said...

Such a cute pineapple to enjoy :-)
Lara's book looks so interesting...from the cute designs on the cover to the idea of a new applique technique. Can't wait to see it!

MMorton said...

Your pineapple is beautiful. I am so looking forward to an applique method that doesn't require a blanket or satin stitch around the edge. Thanks for giving details on what you made.

barbara woods said...

Would love to learn more. Bewtjwatgmaildotcom

Alice Ronne said...

I've always loved applique but don't like the "older" look of the button hole stitch. This looks like a more modern technique. Would love to win this book! akronne17@gmail.com

Sandy Lowery said...

love the idea of trying something new.

slowery@shaw.ca

robin said...

I TOTALLY NEED this book!

vivoaks said...

I'm always looking for new and inventive ways to do things, so I appreciate the chance to win a new book. Love the picture on the front of the book, too!! Thanks! wvoaks at comcast.net

Julie Smith said...

Such a great idea. I would like to get a copy of this.

Mama Spark said...

I feel like I need a copy of this book in my life. Thanks for the giveaway! mamaspark@gmail.com

Martina said...

That sounds very interesting and your little quilt is cute.

Caro said...

What a darling little mini!

I want to try the new technique!

Karen Hurst said...

I'd love to read this book and learn this applique technique.