Book Club: Quick & Easy Quilts Giveaway

Book Club: Quick & Easy Quilts Giveaway
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Image courtesy of Kyle books. Photographed by Jan Baldwin

Hello everyone. I’m the last stop of Quick & Easy Quilts book tour. I’m the most inexperienced quilter of the talented group of ladies on these tour. This arrangement suited me well. It gave me more time to work on my project. Sad to say my plan has not left the paper. I really been busy lately. You can always check my quilt & patchwork tab to see my previous work. My favourite is this placemat sets I made for my brother.

I met Lynne over 4 years ago. Our friendship started when she sewn a skirt based on an old blog post: “how to draft a skirt”. Whenever she had a dressmaking question she would ask me and I would do the same. I would pick her brain on modern quilting techniques, patterns, books etc. How wonderful to know people with different set of skills that you can just ask advice from. We, as a sewing community, learn so much from each other.  From our mutual admiration I was invited to teach dressmaking at Fat Quarterly retreat. I wish they have a new edition soon because before teaching there; I attended as a participant the year before. I had the best of times. I know sometimes the different types of sewing gets segmented online into more specialist subjects blogs but we all connected by the same passion: sewing. There is so much cross-knowlodge.

I’m so happy to share “Lily’s” latest book. I have a huge admiration for her. She may still make me a prolific quilter one day.The book has 20 projects quick projects; from lap quilts, wall hangings, bed spreads and pillows. Quick but no mean boring or simple looking. She does have some traditional looking blocks but my favourite projects are the ones that don’t need careful measuring. Yes!!!! A quilt that you don’t need to be exact by the ‘millimetre’. WIN! The patterns are all in ‘Inches’ as most quilt patterns are. As most project based books you still will find basic instructions on how to cut and sew a quilt, all the materials you will need and a list of suppliers.

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Kyle Books (Publishers) are generously providing a copy of the book for an international giveaway so if you would like the chance to win a copy for yourself then just leave a comment below to enter. Do you quilt, or want to learn?Do you want to share a project you made? Share!

I will draw the winner Thursday May 05. Good luck.

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  • Whofilets

    This book looks lovely! I quilt a bit but just don’t do it as much as I’d like. I think a fast project that allows for less-than-precise measuring would be right up my alley: I have really limited space to sew, so lots of cutting and big measures can get unwieldy.

  • Linda

    I’ve done quite a few quilts, including 6 baby quilts for great nephew and nieces. I did a blog post about my quilts last year. http://sewlindylou.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/quilting.html. I have a huge amount of quilting fabric left to use, so would love to win this book!

  • Jess Z

    I began quilting about a year ago, and I have just begun English paper piecing recently. I prefer sewing garments, but with health issues over the last couple of years making my weight fluctuate so much, I mostly sew garments for my daughter and quilts for gifts and myself. One of these days I’ll get brave enough to sew my husband’s jeans, but in the meantime, I’m making him a quilt. 🙂

  • I’ve never done a quilt, but lately I started following quite a lot of quilting blogs. It’s only a matter of time, I guess. This looks like a lovely book for beginners!

  • Barbora Šiškova

    I would love to try quilting. I am thinking about more and more these days and I know the right time will come sometime. This book would probably speed the whole thing up.

  • Grace Duncan

    I would love to try quilting. I have seen so many beautiful examples but find the prospect quite daunting! Definitely something I need to have a go at! 🙂

  • I’ve made one quilt. It’s kind of a love-hate thing because it was such a huge and lengthy process! I’d love to enter this draw 🙂

  • Donna

    I am about to start my third quilt and I really like the “exact nature” of it – no tricky fitting issues :). I read Lynne’s blog and would love to win a copy of her book.

  • Julia Comnes

    I’ve never quilted, but when I still treasure the one my grandma made for me when I was a young girl. Only recently did I realize that quilting is a skill that I’d like to try out now that I know how to sew.

  • jules1994

    I’ve always wanted to try my hand at quilting after my grandma made me one when I was a little girl. I’ve never made one but would love to try it out!

  • Kim

    Thanks for the giveaway! I recently made my first small quilt with hand dyed indigo fabrics and loved it!

  • VickiKate

    This is probably going to sound a little ridiculous but I am totally intimidated by the idea of quilting! Making my own swimsuit or jeans or a silk ball gown – no problem. Sew some squares of fabric together and I freak out! I think I panic about the accuracy and teeny tiny seam allowances… This looks like such an inspiring and educational book, it may actually give me the confidence to finally make a quilt!

  • Anna-marie Hlustik

    I’ve completed one quilt so far as a surprise present for my son’s 18th birthday last October. It is a generous single bed size and took me nine months! The best bit was that he really had no idea what I’d been doing; luckily he has a Saturday job so much of it got done in that time, with the rest of the family sworn to secrecy! Since then my Mum asked me to make her a lap quilt for her birthday. This is much smaller so has come together much quicker and just needs quilting now. I’ve spent hours reading quilting blogs to find out how to go about it all so a book with all the information in one place would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

  • Ali

    I’ve been thinking of quilting for some time as my box of scraps is ever growing but I have no idea where to start! This book looks amazing, all those beautiful quilts!

  • Nav kaur

    Thanks for giveaway. I’ve made a quilt for my baby. That was pretty simple one. I would love to make few more quilts but in bigger sizes.
    Wahegurusab13@gmail.com

  • I sew a lot of quilt blankets and a few traditional quilts but I would love to make a modem quilt

  • Anica

    The quilts in the book look great! I mainly sew garments but I have done a little but of quilting. Im currently working on an English Paper Piecing quilt and would love to try something thats a bit faster!

  • Sew Little Time

    i would love to win! i really want to make a quilt but struggling to narrow down all the patterns and fabric and make a final decision!

  • Amy King

    I would love to win a copy of the book, I have made a couple of quilts before, one of which has a wonky edge! A quick and easy quilt is a must for me 🙂 x

  • Erin McIntosh

    I love to sew quilts as gifts, but have never made one for myself! We currently use one of my grandmother’s quilts on our couch, which is way too big and way too precious for daily use. I need to make something quick and simple. This book seems like it would be perfect for the job!

  • Ann

    You are so right about its all sewing rather than compartmentalizing into quilting , bag making , clothes making etc. Most of crisscross all over the sewing map. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve been a follower of Lynn’s for ages.

  • Deb Praus

    I do quilt but have only used “traditional” patterns and fabrics and looking to break out of my rut. This just might do the trick!

  • Jennifer Severson

    Never tried quilting but this could be a great start! Failing miserably at making clothes that fit correctly so maybe I should try quilting .

  • Dawn Voegeli

    I am obsessed with quilting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Elaina Sims

    This book looks exactly what I might need to try my hand at quilting. I have limited space for projects and complex measurements and I do want to try a project that is designed for speedy machine quilting. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Courtney Handermann

    Oh, I would love to have this book! I have been saving a bag of likely-looking fabric scraps for years in case I learn to quilt someday. 🙂

  • mariliza

    i started quilting a year ago so I’m actually learning i find it relaxing and very therapeutic. I love working with all those beautiful quilting fabrics.

  • I’m a beginner quilter at this point – I haven’t experimented with much more than basic blocks. I would love to try some of the more advanced techniques I see in this book! You can check out a couple of my completed quilts here:
    http://forwhoitsfor.blogspot.com/2015/01/wanderlust-quilt.html
    http://forwhoitsfor.blogspot.com/2015/02/long-awaited-walking-dead-quilt-is-done.html

  • Allison Church Bird

    I’ve been quilting for a long time but there are always new things to learn and ways to improve! Love all the quilters I meet! Very interesting group!

  • Ooh I love the look of this book, thanks for the giveaway. I’ve only just started quilting this year and absolutely love it already. I’ve made two quilts so far, both from free patterns, and I’d love to have a go at some of these designs.

  • I love seeing other people’s quilts and one day I would love to learn how to! Quilting has been slowly growing on me, new and modern design are really beautiful!

  • Teresa Davis

    I am also a beginning quilter and would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for the contest!

  • Ella

    I quilt a lot. I’d say I’m an advanced intermediate piecer with fairly beginning quilting skills. (I can do straight lines like a boss.)

  • Linda Douglas

    HI, I’ve sewn garments all my life; now retired from Nursing I’ve taken up quilting>Love it! My passion is doing baby charity quilts. Thank You for your Blog+the giveaway too!

  • Trese

    Wow..reading your words and seeing g the gorgeous designs depicted in your photos is so exciting! I watched my mother sewing growing up and now I sew as well. I was just telling my coworker last night at work how interested I am in quilting. The endless design options and creativity is inspiring. So to come across your blog and this boak is definitely a sign for me to go for it!

  • Lynne Ellis

    Beautiful quilts – looks to be a very inspiring book.

  • I’ve got a simple English paper piecing hexagons quilt on the go to use up scraps from my dressmaking projects, but I’d like to try some more quilting too. This looks like a great book – thank you for the review!

    • Congratulations. you won. email me your details so I can send to the publishers. Love xx

      • Oooh, thank you! I’ll send an email now! x

  • Willow Dainty

    Thanks for the review. The book looks great. I work with adults with learning disabilities, teaching textiles, and it looks like it has some good information and projects for the guys to have a go at.

  • Gill

    This looks a great book – I would love to win a copy!

  • Michele T

    The book looks amazing!!!

  • Susan Ikin

    I am learning to quilt- I joined a few mini quilt swaps last year to have fun and grow my skills.

  • JackieG

    Great review. Lovely book.

  • carin.aschan

    I do quilt but want to learn more. I’d love to win this amazing book!

  • Brenda

    I have admired Lynne’s work for a couple of years and follow her blog. I would love to win this book — her ideas are so fresh and yet so straightforward.

  • Ether Bourne

    I’m a quilter and Lynne’s book looks amazing! Thanks.

  • Allison Lee

    I quilt and Love Lynne’s work!

  • Linda Webster

    I’m a quilter and have been for over 30 years. I love the idea of doing some quick and easy quilts. It’s a great way to use some of my stash.

  • Vicki Sprain

    I have been a long quilter for over 9 years and have been piecing quilt tops and sewing clothes for over 40 years!! Love it!

  • Kimberly Rampersad

    I am new to quilting and I would love to get some ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Cecilia

    I’ve been a quilter for about 7 1/2 years now and I love it. Lynne’s book looks great, I really like the star quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • Lisa Estrada

    I do quilt. My absolute favorite quilt is the one I made with my teenaged daughter. She picked the fabrics and the pattern. We made it together and it was so fun!

  • Sarah Mirams

    I have been a quilter and sewer for a number of years but have not felt motivated lately to do much. This book would be great to get me back into doing something I love. I really like the circles quilt pictured on the swing chair – Gorgeous!

  • OhioLori

    I learned to sew in Home Ec class, in Jr. High….and seems I have sewn “forever” lol But I have only quilted seriously for almost 4 years now..due to my Daughter encouraging me to learn to quilt with her! 🙂 We are having alot or grrrreat Heart Memories together…

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀 (Love the Circles quilt in the pictures..want to make one like that!)

  • Veronique

    I’m new to quilting but I just love the modern movement and can’t wait to learn all the different techniques

  • Anita Skjellanger

    I have been quilting for 5 years, going more and more from traditional style to modern.
    Looks like a great book!

  • Katja

    I’m absolutely new to quilting, but I have some ideas in mind what I would like to do. The pictures from this book look really modern and lovely…

  • Katy Marriott

    I quilt 😊 Fairly new to it though and the his book looks perfect for me x

  • charlotte taylor

    I’m just doing my first full size quilt – I think this book would be soooo useful!

  • Linda Pawlak

    I have been quilting for about 5.5 years now. I still consider myself pretty much of a novice, or maybe a beginner intermediate. If there is such a thing? This book looks FABULOUS! Thanks for the chance to win! http://uggabearcottage.blogspot.com/2016/04/come-in-and-sit-spell.html

  • I’ve never made a quilt before but it’s something I keep meaning to try!
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  • Carolle Murray

    I’d love to make a quilt but, like you, I’m put off by having to be super accurate. This book sounds right up my street. Thanks for the giveaway. 👌

  • Michelle

    This is the book I’ve been waiting for! I’ve always wanted to make a quilt but the patterns always seemed either too complicated or not my style, but I love all of these! If I win a copy, I promise to share photos of the quilts I make.

  • Kathryn

    Those quilts look amazing! I’d love to win the book and try my first quilt, especially if I don’t need to be scientifically accurate with my cutting. 🙂

  • Olga Teixeira

    Although I sew, knit and crochet, I have never felt attracted to quilting… but after reading your post and seeing those awesome placement sets, I can see how this book could get me started.

  • Karen

    Ooh, I’d love to win a copy of this – it looks just right for someone who’s done some garment sewing but hasn’t tackled a quilt yet!

  • S King

    I’m a quilter and proud of it!

  • Debby

    I am new to quilting. I started sewing this past summer. I am hooked. I love it! This book looks amazing as I never have a ton of time.

  • Jess

    I’m brewing my first quilt, made out of husband’s old shirts,. This looks like a gorgeous book!

  • Mary Roberts

    I’ve been quilting and sewin for 51 years and every time I make a quilt or a garment I learn something. It is a joy to be able to do both and share the fruits of my labours with family and friends . The book looks very interesting.

  • Rebecca

    I quilt and sew. I love sewing little girls cotton dresses and with 7 grandgirls that’s what I’m doing a lot. But I love fabric and like to make wall hangings where you can see the end result a lot more quicker.. thanks for the chance at having this book. I would like something fast since I consider myself a very slow sewer!

  • Doris McCarty

    I love to quilt and sew. It keeps me sane!

  • Jessica Malcolm

    I love quilting and sewing. This book look stunning! I love the red quilt on the wall. It looks like art!!

  • greenhills

    I made one simple quilt years ago but want to learn how to do it right!

  • Claire Ross

    I am a beginner quilter. I have just found out I am pregnant so am going to attempt a baby quilt x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  • I’ve only ever made two quilts before, both for babies, although one was significantly better than the other. I’d love to learn new techniques though. Here is my second quilt: http://sewcookgardenrepeat.blogspot.ca/2015/09/9-months.html

  • Enerostar83

    I like making quilts as gifts or swaps.

  • Trina A

    I love making quilts for family and friends

  • Jen

    I’ve done some hand-quilting for place mats but I’m in the process of finishing up my first queen-sized quilt top. I’d love to learn more and this book seems to be the kind of style I like for quilts!

  • Kathy E.

    I do quilt, but still have lots to learn. I love every stage of it and it’s constantly on my brain. I just wish I had more time to devote to this craft!

  • I’ve dabbled in quilting, but never really devoted enough time to fall in love. The designs in this book are lovely and it seems like a good way to get your feet wet 🙂

  • Would love to win this book because I need all the help I can get

  • Heather

    The photos are just beautiful! I’m starting out now and would love a bit of help.

  • Priya Kitchener

    I would LOVE to make my first quilt. I’ve made a little cotwarmer and I make lots of dresses and other clothes. But my dream is to make a quilt for my bed. I’d love to have this book and I think I’d make the quilt pictured on the ladder! Big fan of the blog!! <3
    priya.kitchener@yahoo.com