Book Giveaway: Mini Quilts

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Mini Quilts: Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap (The Taunton Press, 2014)

Mini Quilts: Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap (The Taunton Press, 2014)

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Pint-sized quilting projects that pack a punch. Quilting. The word alone makes quilters of all levels think of the beauty… the creativity… the storytelling… the commitment! Well, now all the rewards of quilting can be enjoyed easier and faster than ever with Mini Quilts: Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap (The Taunton Press, 2014). Each tiny, 16-inch square mini quilt-there are 20 mini projects in all-gives you the freedom to master new quilting techniques that will serve you well when you turn your attention to the additional 5 larger projects at the back of the book. These include a tote, throw, pillow cover, baby quilt, and table runner.

Mini Quilts presents step-by-step instructions for all sorts of wonderful quilt techniques to sample and experience. Each mini quilt is a fun and worthwhile project on its own, a way to use leftover scraps or fabric stash, and can also be used as a component in a larger project. The 20 fabulous mini quilt "workshops" are quick-to-make little quilts, each highlighting a single quilting technique, including:

• Hand-tying a quilt

• Precision piecing

• Appliqué

• Embroidery

• Curved piecing

• And more!

We'll be giving away 2 copies of Mini Quilts by Jodie Davis & Jayne. Post a comment below before midnight on March 31st and we'll choose 2 winners at random! Or to purchase a copy of the book, click here.

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Comments (78)

SarahAiko writes: I would love to win! Thanks!
sarah@forrussia.org
Posted: 11:08 pm on March 30th
cnuland writes: I could use this book. I'm trying to learn to quilt but a mini would be the perfect first project.
Posted: 10:03 pm on March 28th
gypsylady2160 writes: Looks like a awesome book! I love to make mini quilts. Quick and fun!
Posted: 7:08 pm on March 25th
_menikdp writes: Count me to get this book :D
Posted: 2:03 pm on March 25th
auschick writes: I'd love to win this!
Posted: 11:46 am on March 25th
QuiltCrazyLady writes: I would LOVE to win this book. I honestly don't have a book on miniature quilts yet....and I have many many books. I have never made a mini quilt and I think I should!! Please add this one to my stash!
Posted: 10:19 am on March 25th
JeanneGwin writes: I love making little quilts. Often will do this when I don't feel like making the full size quilts.
Posted: 1:14 pm on March 24th
JeanneGwin writes: I am always making little quilts because I love them so. Most of them are prims for my prim friends gifts.
Posted: 1:11 pm on March 24th
user-1114981 writes: My interest is piqued!
Posted: 12:17 pm on March 24th
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Posted: 11:20 am on March 24th
imameerkat writes: I would love to win this book! I'm always looking for small project ideas since my time to sew is so limited. I have the fa!bric but am always looking for great inspiration
Posted: 11:20 am on March 24th
momofive writes: Looks like a great book! I love smaller projects to learn new techniques on.
Posted: 7:56 am on March 24th
TawnyBee writes: Wow! Those mini quilt may be "mini" but they have so much detail and beauty that they will not be looked over in anyone's home decor. :)
Posted: 6:45 pm on March 23rd
prairieschooner writes: Just starting to quilt and I love the idea of mini projects. It takes a while making a full quilt to see the finished project.

Posted: 6:18 pm on March 23rd
Moonchaser writes: Just the thing to get me back to quilting...
Posted: 5:29 pm on March 23rd
sandragest writes: I LOVE ANYTHING THAT SAYS QUILTING. SMALL PROJECTS ARE MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!
Posted: 11:28 am on March 23rd
Marguerite writes: Love books with small projects. I can finish them without them being UFOs. Hope I win.
Posted: 10:39 am on March 23rd
Mareida writes: thank you for the opportunity to win this book
Posted: 6:28 am on March 23rd
TwoBees writes: I have been intending to make a patchwork quilt for several years now. This book of small projects would give me no excuse for not making a start at least, & hopefully to complete something beautiful that I can gift to someone.
Posted: 10:15 pm on March 22nd
SueQ79 writes: I hope I win!!!
Posted: 9:07 pm on March 22nd
mamaleo writes: I find myself making more smaller quilts vs. bed-sized ones. This book looks like a winner!
Posted: 9:02 pm on March 22nd
ItzMeSandraD writes: I might be able to finish one of these cute little mini quilts. Thanks for the give away.
Posted: 7:14 pm on March 22nd
farism writes:
The Mini Quilts book looks like a real winner!
Posted: 6:26 pm on March 22nd
NGuy writes: I would enjoy this one!
Posted: 1:42 pm on March 22nd
cwoodgirl writes: If I win this book, maybe I could actually finish some projects! LOL!
Posted: 10:49 am on March 22nd
ceeshells writes: I would like this book because of my short attention span right now due to illness
Posted: 10:28 am on March 22nd
pjhelm writes: Would love to get this book so I could use some of my stash of odds and ends quarters!
Posted: 10:10 am on March 22nd
pancakegrandma writes: I love quilting but have never done a mini. It sound like fun. Love learning new ways to quilt.
Posted: 8:12 am on March 22nd
island_girl writes: Great ideas for new projects for the busy sewer.
Posted: 1:17 am on March 22nd
staceykim50 writes: I love quilts and I love anything mini!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Posted: 12:25 am on March 22nd
MissPat writes: Love quilting, would love to win this book.
Posted: 11:26 pm on March 21st
leealex writes: With my love of stitching, I think this would be another craft I would like to try. I can just imagine the possibilities !
Posted: 9:51 pm on March 21st
24g writes: what a clever idea. By making miniature quilts I could teach children a new idea that could be finished quickly so
they would be proud to show their new skill.
Posted: 9:42 pm on March 21st
Libbyprd writes: I have lots of mini pieces of fabric that I could use to make mini quilts with. What fun!!
Posted: 9:12 pm on March 21st
thesewbox writes: I LOVE making mini quilts! A wonderful way to try out new techniques!
Posted: 9:10 pm on March 21st
Barbarino writes: Great things come in small packages, including mini quilts! I love making creative things that can be completed in a short amount of time, and these fit that criteria.
Posted: 8:59 pm on March 21st
HelloItsMe writes: I love sewing mini quilts and have made three and given all away for doll quilts (patterns from an Amish small quilt book I purchased many years ago). Now I have decided to start my own collection mainly because I acquired an old mantle clock with a glass door. I have taken the clockworks out and plan shelving that will hold and display mini quilts instead. Your book would be ideal to get me started on new quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Posted: 8:00 pm on March 21st
HelloItsMe writes: I love sewing mini quilts and have made three and given all away for doll quilts (patterns from an Amish small quilt book I purchased many years ago). Now I have decided to start my own collection mainly because I acquired an old mantle clock with a glass door. I have taken the clockworks out and plan shelving that will hold and display mini quilts instead. Your book would be ideal to get me started on new quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Posted: 7:59 pm on March 21st
145molly writes: I've recently started quilting..these mini quilts would sure be great!
Posted: 7:57 pm on March 21st
HelloItsMe writes: I love sewing mini quilts and have made three and given all away for doll quilts (patterns from an Amish small quilt book I purchased many years ago). Now I have decided to start my own collection mainly because I acquired an old mantle clock with a glass door. I have taken the clockworks out and plan shelving that will hold and display mini quilts instead. Your book would be ideal to get me started on new quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Posted: 7:56 pm on March 21st
HelloItsMe writes: I love sewing mini quilts and have made three and given all away for doll quilts (patterns from an Amish small quilt book I purchased many years ago). Now I have decided to start my own collection mainly because I acquired an old mantle clock with a glass door. I have taken the clockworks out and plan shelving that will hold and display mini quilts instead. Your book would be ideal to get me started on new quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Posted: 7:39 pm on March 21st
PixiePastry writes: Oh this is right up my alley ;)! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book.
Posted: 7:09 pm on March 21st
almasos writes: My size quilts, my size projects.... got to be in it to win it!
Posted: 6:56 pm on March 21st
smileyteacher writes: Perfect for a quick(er) project!
Posted: 6:56 pm on March 21st
bsherry writes: I would love to win this book!
Posted: 6:46 pm on March 21st
QuiltinKat writes: What a great way to try different quilts, in miniature! Very nice giveaway thanks!

Posted: 6:36 pm on March 21st
bluemoonalone writes: Awesome giveaway..I would love to win this book!
Posted: 6:20 pm on March 21st
drlex1995 writes: I love the miniature quilts I've seen displayed in dollhouses. Would love to learn to sew miniatures.
Posted: 6:05 pm on March 21st
dbadour writes: I would love this book and to try some of the projects.
Posted: 5:57 pm on March 21st
letsquiltnow writes: Love the precision of minis...true doables...they let me think Liliputian-style, get down small with Alice, and prove that size does matter (in reverse)...planning an entire quilt cross legged suits me....can't have enough minute (mynoot) quilt patterns...bring on the miniatures :)
Posted: 5:42 pm on March 21st
Kccheb writes: My size of quilt to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book so I can try my hand at quilting.
Posted: 5:41 pm on March 21st
CraftingGal writes: Looks like a great book to help get rid of my stash! Thanks for the chance to win!

Posted: 5:07 pm on March 21st
PrairieStuga writes: What wonderful, portable, giftable projects!

Posted: 4:54 pm on March 21st
smfsprout writes: Mini quilts are the perfect gift for new babies.
Posted: 4:53 pm on March 21st
user-3216337 writes: I love making mini quilts, especially since I work entirely by hand.
Posted: 4:52 pm on March 21st
iafarmgirl writes: Just getting into quilting. These would make some great beginning projects ... a chance to finish something beautiful without the weeks it will take me to finish a quilt.
Posted: 4:48 pm on March 21st
kitblu writes: I have made a number of small quilted projects - tote bags, wallets and curtains. One of the curtains is not lined. In the morning sun it looks like stained glass.
Posted: 4:32 pm on March 21st
Tamare writes: It looks very interesting. I would love to win is copy.
Thank you!
Posted: 4:32 pm on March 21st
bccrane writes: Looks like a great way for me to use scraps of fabric! What fun.
Posted: 4:31 pm on March 21st
3bees writes: This sounds like a very useful book with lots of techniques.
Posted: 4:22 pm on March 21st
bluesurfotter writes: My daughter would love a copy to make doll quilts. Thanks for the contest!
Posted: 4:15 pm on March 21st
Likens writes: I'd love to win this book!
Posted: 4:09 pm on March 21st
smeeds5 writes: Love mini quilts
Posted: 4:07 pm on March 21st
christaj3 writes: I'd love to win this book! Looks awesome!
Posted: 3:57 pm on March 21st
Liberty1889 writes: This looks like a great book--especially since I sew for dolls much of the time. I could get some great ideas.
Posted: 3:52 pm on March 21st
user-1117405 writes: I'd love to have this book :-)
Posted: 3:49 pm on March 21st
user-734557 writes: Great way to try new techniques!
Posted: 3:48 pm on March 21st
starskysewer writes: Would love to make these little quilts for donation to those who need some extra "attention" adorable-

Posted: 3:44 pm on March 21st
lastminutemary writes: With this book I could make some really neat baby doll quilts and get lots of practice! Thank you for the offer.
Posted: 3:43 pm on March 21st
callyria writes: Oh I'd love to have this book! I might actually finish a quilt of this size. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Posted: 3:30 pm on March 21st
HeatherKojan writes: What a super book! Love the minis. Thanks for the chance!
Posted: 3:19 pm on March 21st
TanyaM99 writes: That looks like an awesome book....
Posted: 12:46 pm on March 21st
jennieMB writes: I like smaller projects like this, I have a bag of cut up dress fabric my grandma saved that I could use up too.
Posted: 10:40 am on March 21st
lorrainem writes: 20 mini projects! WOW - That' digestible to get my feet wet and start quilting.... thank you
Posted: 12:48 am on March 21st
dee33 writes: I love mini-quilts I dread making anything larger than 44 inches, because I'd have to piece together a wide enough backing. too many seams & addition problems.
Posted: 3:41 pm on March 19th
amonette writes: pick me!
Posted: 11:25 am on March 18th
annina_ch writes: Here is my comment
Posted: 8:48 am on March 18th
ShiningStar writes: Looks like a good book.
Posted: 2:58 am on March 18th
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