Book Giveaway and Signing: "Scraps" by Vera Vandenbosch

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Leave a comment and you could win a copy of Scraps.
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Leave a comment and you could win a copy of Scraps.

Just about every sewing enthusiast has a collection of the fabric that is left over after a big project; much of it too nice to throw away. For some, this collection has grown over the years to a gargantuan size. With 30 comprehensive projects in Scraps by Vera Vandenbosch (The Taunton Press, 2015), there's something for everyone, and every scrap situation. Make something great and use up some of those leftovers that are taking up space in the process.

In addition to this giveaway, you are also invited to an event held by the author, Vera Vandenbosch. You will make one of the 30 projects under Vera's supervision, and get your book signed. This event will be held at the Pins & Needles Studio Boutique in New York City on January 17. For more information, see the flyer above.

To enter for a chance to win one of two copies of this book, all you have to do is leave a comment by 11:59 EST, January 20, 2015. A winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter.

Can't wait to win? Scraps can be purchased directly by clicking here.

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Comments (145)

DarylLee1 writes: nice
Posted: 5:19 am on May 23rd
paniaguarebeccam writes: I like this.
Posted: 1:58 pm on November 1st
buddybones writes: Time to utilize all my scraps!
Posted: 6:49 pm on March 6th
Carly_Sue writes: I have many, many beautiful 'scraps' of fabric that I need to make into beautiful things. This looks like a wonderful book to own.

Posted: 4:11 pm on March 6th
Carly_Sue writes: I have many, many beautiful 'scraps' of fabric that I need to make into beautiful things. This looks like a wonderful book to own.

Posted: 4:11 pm on March 6th
ChrisEBlack writes: I would love a chance to win your book! I love the lacework on the cover and it would be great to learn how to turn my many scraps into beautiful treasures! Thank you for this great opportunity.
Posted: 7:17 pm on February 21st
NanaJan writes: This would the perfect book for me. I've been saving scraps from every project since the 70's & 80's. Slowly but surely running out of storage room. Would love to make some usefull items from my "scrap Stash."
Posted: 12:43 pm on February 7th
buddybones writes: Please save me from my creeping scrap world! Thanks!
Posted: 7:01 pm on January 23rd
Ibsensfabric writes: I have just the Scraps to match the cover art
Posted: 11:40 pm on January 20th
IrisMcLeod writes: Beautiful cover art! I am guilty of saving everything! But, I can make so many beautiful things out of my scraps! The world needs more beauty!
Posted: 5:50 am on January 19th
RondaW writes: Now that is a book written for me! I have scraps of beautiful fabrics, laces and ribbons from the 1940's....my grandmother and mother's stash besides mine. Need ideas!!!
Posted: 3:06 pm on January 16th
cmarion writes: Lovely book. I love old fabrics and lace. I have a rather large stash of bits and pieces and need some inspiration. This looks so fun. Making new things out of old or bits and pieces is good for us all.
Posted: 1:11 pm on January 14th
user-1076063 writes: I would love to use this book to inspire the kids in my advisory. I teach middle school science in an inner city school, but I like to do little projects with my homeroom advisory in the mornings. I think they would really enjoy creating new things out of scraps.
Posted: 10:08 pm on January 13th
sewcheck writes: I am fortunate to have to scrap exchange stores in adjacent cities. I have brought and bought scraps from/for sewing and would like to be inspired via this "Scraps" book.
Posted: 4:34 pm on January 13th
craftysister writes: please please pick me. I have a "few" scraps i could make lots of things out of this book for everyone I know. thanks for the giveaway!

Posted: 3:39 pm on January 13th
user-745705 writes: Have you seen the bumper sticker "She who dies with the biggest fabric stash wins"? I think I'm in the running. This book sounds exciting!!
Posted: 2:09 pm on January 13th
javamama2 writes: After just organizing my sewing and craft room, I realized that I needed to do something about all of my "scraps" that I can't bear to throw away. I love to make things for people and my 3 girls often get my creations. Thank you for the giveaway.
Posted: 9:22 am on January 13th
Karen_Rae writes: With over 50 years of sewing you can image the number of scraps I need help with. What better way to deal with them than fresh ideas from a book on Scraps? Thank you for a chance to take one home. It would have been nice to collect it in person and drop in on my son and daughter-in-law in New York City. Florida is a long way from home!
Posted: 8:38 am on January 13th
Punkin8 writes: Yikes! Something to help de stash. We all need this.
Posted: 2:23 am on January 13th
sellaM writes: This is somthing I need to clear my scraps! Please give it to me!!
Posted: 3:34 pm on January 12th
JulianaR writes: Thank you for this giveaway! This book looks fantastic.
Posted: 12:39 pm on January 12th
jeannie86 writes: I am awash in scraps. This book looks great!

Posted: 12:22 pm on January 12th
miklod writes: Wow! I've got a lot of scraps and little idea of what to do with them, this book will be very useful to me...

Posted: 5:08 am on January 12th
alittlebirdsaid writes: I love scraps!
Inspiration is always sought and this little book seems to supply it.
Posted: 4:47 am on January 12th
azquilts writes: I could use this book to make good use of my stash and the stash I recently inherited from my mother.
Posted: 11:45 pm on January 11th
Realhappy writes: Looks like a useful fun book!

Posted: 10:32 pm on January 11th
karenkrothwise writes: This book looks interesting. I have collected a lot of scraps in the past few year. I would love to see what this book has to offer. I love what I see on the cover.
Posted: 10:09 pm on January 11th
mykashi6 writes: This book looks very interesting and useful.
Posted: 7:32 pm on January 11th
gypsysue writes: Love the projects shown on the cover. Can't wait to see who wins this lovely book. Hope it's me!
Posted: 5:05 pm on January 11th
debigardner writes: I totally need this book in my life!!!! If you knew all of the scraps I have saved for God know what??? It would help my excuse to saving them!!! PLUS help me make some amazing gifts!!!
Posted: 5:05 pm on January 11th
gypsysue writes: Love the projects shown on the cover. Can't wait to see who wins this lovely book. Hope it's me!
Posted: 5:04 pm on January 11th
ustabahippie writes: I surely need this book!!
Posted: 2:09 pm on January 11th
notsorich writes: i am excited about the possibilities, always on the lookout for new ideas
Posted: 12:04 pm on January 11th
alouna writes: It looks very interesting book. I would love to have a copy.

Posted: 10:49 am on January 11th
nlbr writes: I just organized my sewing room and fabric. "Scraps" would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 10:26 am on January 11th
user-3282767 writes: The book cover inspires. Thank you for giving us new visions.
Posted: 8:30 am on January 11th
maryjobo writes: Scraps looks like a book that I really need!
Thanks for the chance to win it.
Posted: 7:41 am on January 11th
Matransplant writes: Definitely need some ideas for aa my scraps!
Posted: 11:47 pm on January 10th
pattipat writes: Can't wait to get my hands on this book! Sounds wonderful.
Posted: 11:02 pm on January 10th
June66 writes: A scrap saver never has enough ideas on how to use them. I also think they multiply when I'm not looking!
Thanks for a chance to win the book.
Posted: 11:00 pm on January 10th
Cynpurple writes: Great book!
Posted: 8:05 pm on January 10th
dotgirl writes: I'm a compulsive saver for all fabric scraps and am always looking for ways to use them. Would love to win this book!
Posted: 7:42 pm on January 10th
PixiePastry writes: Proud hoarder of all things loose - buttons, lace from old bras, barrels full of materials just waiting to be mated with all the others in the craft room. Would love to win this book!

PS: Don't even try to toss out my scrap piles cause you may lose a hand (tee hee)
Posted: 6:49 pm on January 10th
AuntCoCo writes: I'm cleaning our my sewing room of 15 years of "gifts" and odds and ends. This would help me in deciding what to keep or give away.
Posted: 6:10 pm on January 10th
ellenyounkins writes: I would be delighted to win this book - I have many scraps just waiting to be put to good use.
Posted: 4:59 pm on January 10th
plosely writes: I have a ton of scraps and would love to have
some new ideas for projects to use them.
Looks like a fun book would love to win!
Posted: 4:34 pm on January 10th
FibeRLiNKsFlorida writes: Being an avid scrap collector (I save the really little pieces in a series of plastic screw-top jars saved from the biscotti I buy at Costco ...). It would be wonderful to have more ideas for using them!
Posted: 4:27 pm on January 10th
IslandFancies writes: What a great idea for book - we all have scraps! I keep mine in those clear zippered plastic covers that come on sheets and pillows - easy to see what is there and they stay clean and tidy. Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 3:48 pm on January 10th
jjaygrad writes: Have so many scraps, would love to have this book to help me use up all those scraps. It would also prove to be such a great book to use with my camp girls in making interesting projects.
Posted: 3:04 pm on January 10th
v12m writes: Will love to win this book to use all the scraps scattered around my sewing room!
Posted: 2:47 pm on January 10th
glitt writes: Scraps 'r' us! (I mean me.)
Posted: 2:36 pm on January 10th
MessyVirgo writes: Scraps, whole pieces, grab bags, I've got them all. Would love to have this book.
Posted: 2:29 pm on January 10th
DLore writes: I am currently teaching three young ladies to sew (the youngest is an 8 year old at our church and the other two are my nieces), and this would be a terrific resource! I have a ton of scrap fabric, collected over the past 40 years, that could be put to good use. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book!
Posted: 2:23 pm on January 10th
judstarrbbf writes: Just retired so that I can have more time to spin my scraps of fabric into art yarn. Can't make it to NY but I would love a signed copy of your book. Happy New Year, and thank you.
Posted: 12:27 pm on January 10th
MercedesViking writes: Oh, yeah. I just heard someone say SCRAPS! Welcome to my world.
Posted: 11:35 am on January 10th
rainbowridergrma writes: For eleven years I was a full-time rv'er so could not save scraps. Now that I have settled and can save them, they seem to multiply when I turn my back. Could use some good ideas on how to tame them.
Posted: 11:27 am on January 10th
wendy_ware writes: Good ideas, like scraps themselves, are never-ending!
So glad to know about this new book & new possibilities.
Posted: 11:25 am on January 10th
suthunbelle writes: With all the "bits and scraps" I have saved that has made my husband question my sanity, I now have proof that all my "stuff" can be repurposed into something beautiful by the ideas in this book! Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 10:54 am on January 10th
millieanne writes: So many scraps. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Posted: 10:43 am on January 10th
JustZo writes: From the bugs and bangles, to the rings and ribbon, to the pillows and paste bowls, this books sounds like a super fun time using up all of those scraps in my house. Oh this book is for me!
Posted: 10:21 am on January 10th
dosGatosCreations writes: Oh, how I would love to win this book! I HATE to just throw away scraps, but often I do because I have no good idea what to do with them.
Posted: 10:06 am on January 10th
drlex1995 writes: Lovely book. Wish I could make it to New York.
Posted: 9:49 am on January 10th
dixdizzy writes: You're right. I can't wait to win.
Posted: 9:46 am on January 10th
kmug500 writes: I absolutely love fabric scraps! There is just so many things you can do with them and a new book with new ideas is something I would love! Thank you! :)
Posted: 7:41 am on January 10th
donellen writes: I can't bare to get rid of any of my scraps, lace, old fabrics and doilies, this book looks like it would have some wonderful new ideas. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
Posted: 7:38 am on January 10th
donellen writes: I can't bare to get rid of anything in my scrap basket, This would bring some wonderful new ideas, Thank you for giving us a chance to win.
Posted: 7:34 am on January 10th
user-367034 writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 6:50 am on January 10th
Jane9999 writes: My it bags getting fuller. It would be great to find a use for everything
Posted: 6:21 am on January 10th
MixedKreations writes: Looks like a great book. Would love to win, so maybe I could clean out some of my leftover scrap pile. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 4:54 am on January 10th
bamablueeyes writes: Hi. I have so many scraps and am running out of ideas. I believe this book will help me. Thank you for the chance of winning this OUTSTANDING book.
Posted: 4:52 am on January 10th
Sans6 writes: Would love to win a book that helped this child of a Depression
child! (Saving scraps is genetic...)
Posted: 3:02 am on January 10th
skyemom writes: Scraps, so precious but what to do with them? I could sure use some inspiration which I think this book would provide.
Posted: 1:56 am on January 10th
Sillydilly writes: This book looks real interesting. I would love to have one of the copies that is to be given away.
Posted: 1:20 am on January 10th
kippy50 writes: Scraps?!! Have i got scraps!!!! What a great book to find out what to do with them!

Posted: 12:44 am on January 10th
DaisyM writes: I would love the opportunity to win a copy. I have so many scraps, I'm overwhelmed. Please Help!
Posted: 12:31 am on January 10th
squirrel_ee writes: Ok, I am ready to bust my scraps with the help of this book. New ideas for projects are welcome. Thanks
Posted: 12:25 am on January 10th
user-231799 writes: How wonderful. I have some fabric fragments that are too beautiful to discard and this book offers a method of making them into useful and stylish items. Fingers crossed!
Posted: 11:40 pm on January 9th
mejmc writes: I have lots scraps. What to do?
Posted: 11:21 pm on January 9th
onorman writes: I need help using up my scraps! This book would help me.
Posted: 10:22 pm on January 9th
Tries2Craft writes: This book would allow me to make some economical prized for the convalescent home my mom is at!
Posted: 9:49 pm on January 9th
CathyGalloway writes: What a fabulous idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 9:17 pm on January 9th
sandipratt writes: I really need this !! Thanks for a chance to win it.
Posted: 9:06 pm on January 9th
QuilterSue writes: Looks very interesting since it shows more than quilting.
Posted: 8:52 pm on January 9th
outandabout1956 writes: Wow what a wonderful gift. I seem to have never ending scraps and I hate to throw them out. My scraps include pieces from my children's clothes. They're almost like a memory highlight when I look through them and remind myself of those times. It would be nice to create something further with them for even greater memories
Posted: 8:30 pm on January 9th
CraftingGal writes: What a great book to help me use up all the scraps! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 8:10 pm on January 9th
ssinnamon writes: How I would love to to win this book! My scrap pile has grown out my door!
Posted: 7:59 pm on January 9th
SoPark writes: Scrap quilts intrigue me a lot these days. This book would be a great inspiration to me.
Posted: 7:52 pm on January 9th
arimler writes: I have a mile high of scraps!!! Hope to win a copy of this great book to have some good ideas to get some ideas to take my mile high to half a mile. Sure hope I could win one of these books!!!
Posted: 7:38 pm on January 9th
user-2990920 writes: Those white/off white cuffs are just what I've been looking for. I will buy this book, if I don't win it.

Posted: 7:27 pm on January 9th
designerone writes: I have so many scraps I store some of them in 32 gallon plastic garbage cans and they are hidden away somewhere in the basement. Help please!!!
Terri
Posted: 6:58 pm on January 9th
JaniceMSJ writes: This looks like a really interesting book!
Posted: 6:56 pm on January 9th
LindYG writes: Would really love to win this book, am trying to get back into sewing. Good luck y'all.
Posted: 6:54 pm on January 9th
redlum writes: Looks like fun....great way to use those "leftovers" from other projects
Posted: 6:48 pm on January 9th
vicsav writes: I would love to have this book! I have so many scraps from my Grandmother, some at least 100 years old...laces, ribbons, threads, fabrics, trims, etc. Could make some wonderful projects...sigh!
Posted: 6:46 pm on January 9th
AnnDavSA writes: This looks like something I could make good use of with my granddaughters and their classes at school, and also groups I'm connected with. If I win and you don't post overseas, contact me for my niece's address. She lives in Kansas and visits here regularly.
Posted: 6:46 pm on January 9th
nexttripp writes: I love the idea of using scraps. There is too much waste these days so books that show me how to use what some consider waste are welcome in my home.
Posted: 6:36 pm on January 9th
gypsylady2160 writes: I have so many scraps! Would love to have some pretty ideas to cut down on that stash!
Posted: 6:24 pm on January 9th
KnitZy writes: always need more ideas for the scraps which breed in my craft room ;)
Posted: 6:24 pm on January 9th
KSLinn47 writes: Hoping to win this book! I have so many beautiful scraps...
Posted: 6:19 pm on January 9th
user-279783 writes: I would love to win this book as I really have a gargantuan size collection of left over fabric!
Posted: 6:15 pm on January 9th
AhMe writes: This year I made Christmas stockings for my family and went to my neatly packed scraps to decorate with. Glad I have been a pack rat with fabric and notions.
Posted: 6:09 pm on January 9th
GailW2 writes: Just what I need! New ideas for scraps.
Posted: 6:09 pm on January 9th
lorrainem writes: 144 pages and 75 photos - it seems like the book has plenty to offer for those of us who like to see an abundance of examples. Thank you for the giveaway.
Posted: 6:07 pm on January 9th
annielizabeth writes: I have so many scraps from all the years of sewing. This book would be so helpful! ;)
Posted: 6:07 pm on January 9th
logforkids writes: Scraps!
Posted: 5:57 pm on January 9th
Mizmash writes: Always looking for new ideas! Thank you for this chance to win!
Posted: 5:56 pm on January 9th
pancakegrandma writes: I have 6 granddaughters and they all sew and love making new things out of old. One made a skirt out of some old semi sheer curtains and it turned out great. I'm sure we would have a lot of fun and make some great things.
Posted: 5:49 pm on January 9th
cjayne writes: I have SO run out of ideas for what to do with my scraps I would really enjoy some fressh ideas.I would really like to win this book.

Posted: 5:48 pm on January 9th
goldenstar writes: The projects are nice-looking and fashion-forward!
Posted: 5:48 pm on January 9th
hoyma002 writes: I have a lot of scraps and many are just lovely. I'd love to win and inspiration of what to do with them.
Posted: 5:46 pm on January 9th
lwing writes: I prefer scrap quilting and I love new ideas, I'd enjoy getting it.
Posted: 5:44 pm on January 9th
PurelyPurple writes: What a wonderful stash-busting way to while away the long Michigan winter! I would love to win-thank you for the chance! <3 LuAnn
Posted: 5:43 pm on January 9th
carolena writes: I can't be in NY for the event, but I'd love to win the book and do something with my scraps.
Posted: 5:41 pm on January 9th
theresan writes: I have plenty of scraps for this book.
Posted: 5:40 pm on January 9th
Brose207 writes: Oh honey, have I got scraps! This would be a great prize. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to us all :)
Posted: 5:39 pm on January 9th
yarnaddicted writes: I love to recycle and re-purpose so this book would be great for my future projects, thanks!
Kim Reid
Posted: 5:35 pm on January 9th
beadembroiderer writes: This looks like a great book. Hope I win. Thanks for the chance!!!
Posted: 5:31 pm on January 9th
beadembroiderer writes: This looks like a great book. Hope I win. Thanks for the chance!!!
Posted: 5:31 pm on January 9th
sweetserenity writes: I love to create something lovely from leftovers.
Posted: 5:05 pm on January 9th
lyprin writes: I hope to live long enough to use my fabrics and scraps. Ideas come much quicker than the sewing does!
Posted: 5:01 pm on January 9th
tkdla writes: I love inspiration. I love making something from nothing. Winning this book would be perfect for that!

Lou Ann Rice
Posted: 4:56 pm on January 9th
LeeAlex9 writes: With all the fat quarters and fabric swatches I have in my stash, I could certainly use some creative ideas to use them up !
Posted: 4:56 pm on January 9th
whatachu writes: My husband is always asking me why I'm keeping "THAT" or asking me when I'm going to clean up my junk. If I win this book, I can just turn to any page and show him!!!!
Posted: 4:54 pm on January 9th
sunnyc writes: Wow, I have so many bags of scraps, a book like this might help diminish some of them! Thank you for the offer.
Posted: 4:45 pm on January 9th
Maiai writes: I haven't purchased this book yet and I already love it! Can you imagine how beautiful our world would be if we all centered our mind on art/nature?! I believe that because being happy is simply a pure and natural decision and it all boosts CREATIVITY!! I want this book to prove my words!!
Posted: 4:40 pm on January 9th
victoria_is writes: With all of the scraps I have from my years of sewing and crafting, I need new ideas for using them! Would love to win this book!
Posted: 4:37 pm on January 9th
tomsmama2 writes: You mean there are such things as scraps?! I thought they were all items waiting for inspirations!
Posted: 4:37 pm on January 9th
missboots writes: Yes please, I desperately need help with my scraps.
Posted: 4:36 pm on January 9th
jospital writes: Every seamstress and crafter I know has more scraps than ideas to use them. (Me included!!) I am thrilled to hear about this book.
Posted: 4:36 pm on January 9th
Ruthi043 writes: I love anything made cute with the scrappy look; would love to win this idea book. Thanks!
Posted: 4:31 pm on January 9th
BarbaraTW writes: I have SO many scraps that having a book full of ideas would be a benefit to my craft room!

Posted: 4:31 pm on January 9th
Bia_Sodtown writes: I have lots and lots of scraps that a good book like this would help use in a fun manner.
Posted: 4:30 pm on January 9th
PollyCrafter writes: I craft with a couple of other persons. If I were to win this book, "Scraps" I would share it with them. We do a variety of crafts.
Posted: 4:30 pm on January 9th
taylor35 writes: Oh My! A book on what to do with this huge bag of "half square triangle cutouts" and other "what to do with" scraps...
How delicious that would be to own!
Posted: 4:28 pm on January 9th
Sydju writes: I love this, and would love the book. Good luck all, but I hope I win.
Posted: 4:26 pm on January 9th
MamaChamp writes: So many scraps, so little time! Thanks for a chance to win this book!
Posted: 4:24 pm on January 9th
sensorydeb writes: I have purchased bags of silk and Indian batek scrapes and would love to see innovative ways to use them. Can't wait to see the book!
Posted: 4:23 pm on January 9th
Caleigha writes: I have so many scraps and would love, love, love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!
Posted: 4:06 pm on January 9th
Mara_Makes writes: Totally need help using up my scraps, thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 4:26 am on January 9th
GranChris writes: I have lots of scraps so I could certainly use this book. It looks wonderful.
Posted: 1:18 am on January 9th
TawnyBee writes: Oh my gosh - I have a huge bag of scrap fabrics that are just aching to be used in a pretty project :)
Posted: 9:38 pm on January 8th
AliCB writes: Fantastic book idea - looks very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
Posted: 3:20 pm on January 8th
SarahAiko writes: I work almost exclusively with scraps, and would love this book! Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 1:17 pm on January 8th
jennieMB writes: Love the lace cuffs, and the bug at the top left looks really cute too.

Posted: 11:58 am on January 8th
cher277 writes: This looks like a great book, I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day!
Posted: 11:44 am on January 8th
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