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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway - Sponsored by Martingale/That Patchwork Place



Thank you to Martingale, Home of That Patchwork Place for being our Fun Friday Sponsor today.

I'm excited to share some insights, with you today on five books published by  Martingale/That Patchwork Place. 

 "Best Wall Quilts: Easy Patterns For Year-Round Decorating", from McCalls Quilting.








Add warmth to entryways, brighten dark corners, and splash color in hallways. McCall's Quilting presents a wide array of quilt patterns to suit every taste.
  • Discover 14 projects from such talented designers as Jan Carlson, Kathie Holland, Cindy Lammon, Renée Peterson, and Joyce Robinson
  • Explore a variety of fabrics, including Asian-themed motifs, modern brights, florals, batiks, and crisp prints in black and white
  • Find clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations for patchwork and appliqué projects


"Skip The Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts", by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts
All of the projects have easy to follow instructions with great visuals, making this an excellent book for quilting and sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels.

15 easy quilt patterns 
learn the structure of a borderless quilt; explore various bindings and their effect on the overall look.


"Blocks, Borders, Quilts! A Mix-and-Match Workbook For Designing Your Own Quilts", by Sunny Steinkuhler

This is an excellent book for those that want to develop expertise with mix-and-matching blocks, ideas for laying out of blocks for a quilt, as well as borders.  There are many different sample quilt plans for the Medallion Template, shown on the cover, along with approximately 100 6" and 12" block designs and 1", 3", 4" and 6" wide border designs.  Foundation patterns are also included.  

Create original designs using 3", 4", 6" and 12" traditionally pieced and paper-pieced quilt blocks.


"Singular Sensations: 14 Great Quilts From One Simple Block", by Barbara Douglas


14 quilts made from one simple block.
Projects range in size from table runners to lap quilts to bed size quilts



"Urban Country Quilts: 15 Projects For The Home", byJeanne Large and Shelly Wicks


15 simple projects include wall hangings, framed applique's, lap quilts, assorted pillows, a table topper and a bed quilt.
Easy fusible applique' makes for quick work on both cotton and wool projects.


I hope you get a chance to check out these creative new books at your local quilt shop soon, or at Martingale's online store. 



Did I mention a giveaway? 

Martingale & Company is sponsoring this giveaway for followers of SewCalGal.  This is the first giveaway on SewCalGal that is trying to use Rafflecopter to help randomly select winners.  As I try to match the winners up to their preferred choice of prizes, whenever their is multiple prizes, I'm honestly not certain how this will work with Rafflecopter.  So, I hope everyone will understand if I need to override Rafflecopter and randomly select based on comments below, but please use Rafflecopter as I'm hoping that I can rely on this tool to select the winners and match them up to their preferred prize. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I also want to thank Michelle (Quilty Stuff), who is our Postage Angel for the giveaway this week (and for the August Prize in the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge too!).  SewCalGal appreciates Postage Angels for helping to support shipping expenses of prizes on SewCalGal and she hopes you also appreciate them too.  As such, you may want to hop on over and visit Michelle's delightful blog - Quilty Stuff and leave her a note of thanks too!


Don't forget you can find Martingale at your local quilt shop, as well as at:
http://www.shopmartingale.com/
http://blog.shopmartingale.com/

The giveaway last week  was sponsored by Hoffman California Fabrics for a bundle of fabrics that SewCalGal calls a "sushi bundle", as they have so many yummy fabrics of different flavors in the bundle.  Congratulations to Sharon S (Sharon Seams 2 Be) who is the lucky winner of the yummy sushi bundle of Hoffman Fabrics.

You may also want to check the page on my blog labeled "Giveaways" for insights on more contests & giveaways.



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142 comments:

Sheila said...

Maybe this is my lucky day : i would love a copy of "Blocks Borders, quilts.

Anonymous said...

thankyou what wonderful prizes.

Pauline G said...

What great books !

Loopylou said...

They all wonderful books, but I'd love the chance to have the quilts without borders

Rachelle said...

There are some lovely books there, I think Singular Sensations just pips some of the others for me, but I like Skip The Borders as well.

Debbie said...

They all look like very good books, Darlene, but if I have to choose one, I'd say Singular Sensations. Although, if I win, it doesn't matter which book you choose! I do like the rafflecopter, having seen it a lot on many giveaways since it first came out.

Béa said...

I would love Urban Country Quilt if I am lucky ! Thank you for the giveaway.

KaHolly said...

It's taken me awhile to figure out how to use the raffle copter. I've left a lot of blank comments in the process!! Not my favorite. Wow, what a tough choice. I think I favor the Urban Country Quilt book, but it's almost tied with the Blocks, Borders, Quilts. Thanks for this opportunity!

Jane said...

I'd love to win Blocks, Borders, Quilts. Thanks so much! As for entering, either way is fine with me.

Jacquelin said...

Creo que lo he hecho bien pero es la primera vez y no lo entiendo muy bien.
Elegir uno de los libros es muy difícil. Todos parecen buenos. Gracias por el sorteo.

ledamewood said...

I'd love to win Block, Border, Quilts.

Judy said...

I've been eyeing Skip the Borders by Julie Herman for awhile. Thanks for the chance. The first time I had to use Rafflecopter I was a bit confused but once I figured it out it wasn't that hard at all. It definitely lets you know who follows directions and who doesn't. Thanks for the chance.

Karen M said...

Any of these books would be a great addition to my quilt book library. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

My favorite is "Skip the Borders" but really all the books look great. Thanks! I'm fine with rafflecopter or with regular comments.

Gene Black said...

Singular Sensations looks like the one i would choose. Although Blocks, Borders and Quilts runs a close second.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great selection of books!! First time with the copter thingie, need to figure it out. Like the Blocks, Borders,Quilts by Sunny Steinkuhler.

Mommarock said...

I think I would learn the most from Blocks Borders and Quilts, but any of them would be a true gift to receive.

Deb said...

1st choice would be Blocks, Borders, Quilts with a 2nd choice of Julie Herman's Skip the Borders book. Yes, I'm a follower here but not that fond of rafflecopter.

Andrea R said...

Skip the Borders or Urban Country Quilts - they both look delicious!

Diane Wild said...

I would love the chance to win "Urban Country Quilts". Looks like a great addition to my library. All books look wonderful, however. Thanks for the chance.

Heather said...

I would love Blocks Borders quilts.

Anonymous said...

I would love "Skip the Borders!

B Greene said...

I am very excited about Julie's book - Skip the Borders. I love entering contests with Rafflecopter! Hope it works well for you.

Jacqueline said...

Here is hoping I am lucky in the draw. Thanks for a chance.

Belinda said...

It's hard to choose a favorite, but I'm leaning toward the Urban Country quilts. Second only to Best Wall Quilts. :) Great giveaway!!!

Lori said...

Would love to win a copy of 'Singular Sensations'. Thanks for the chance to win!

Eileen said...

I would love to win "Skip the Borders." Thanks for the giveaways, SewCalGal (and to Martingale, too.)

Sharon B said...

I would love the "Best Wall Quilts: Easy Patterns For Year-Round Decorating". I just fell in love with the White, Black, and Red quilt!

Christine M said...

All the books look lovely but what catches my eye is Skip the Borders. I think I prefer the regular comments giveaways.

Foster said...

This is a really amazing giveaway.I love all the books but Urban Country Quilts and Skip the Border are my favorites.

Kathryn said...

I just bought Julie's Skip the Borders, but would love Urban Country or any of the others. Thanks to you and Martingale.

Courtneysews said...

I'd love to win skip the borders! Thanks for the chance! Rafflecopter is fun.

savvyquilter said...

I'd like the "Best Wall Quilts: Easy Patterns For Year-Round Decorating" - those look great.

Briawna said...

I would love the urban country book or the skip the borders book! Thanks!

♥Duff said...

I'd like a closer look at Skip the Borders :O)
Rafflecopter is the way to go--there's no "no reply" entries!

Quilting Babcia said...

Looks like a wonderful selection of books - I think Blocks, Borders, Quilts would be my favorite if I had to choose. Thanks for the giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the book by Julie "Skip the Borders" looks so interesting. I usually add borders to my quilts, but her quilts look great! I'd love to try it.

sherry said...

urban country quilts would be my choice i think but really anyone qould be great

Sally King said...

I would really like the "Skip the Borders" if I should be so lucky!!
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

Lynn said...

I tried to leave a comment on the Rafflecoopter but can't figure it out how/where to type in comment-don't much like it. Great give away though.

patchouli moon studio said...

Urban Counrty quilts would be my first choice. Thanks for the giveaway chance to win.

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notqnot said...

Skip the Borders is my choice if I win.

Pauline said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win Simple Block", by Barbara Douglas

As usual, I enjoy your blog
Pauline

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Para mim todos,mas escolha acertada é: URBAN COUNTRY QUILT,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Nancy said...

All terrific books... but I would select Skip the Borders as a first choice. Thanks for the opportunity to win, and thanks to the Postage Angels who help make it possible.

Karin said...

What a wonderful selection! Thank you! I would love to add any of these titles to my quilting bookshelf, but Singular Sensations looks like one I would jump into immediately. Thanks again!

Carol Sc said...

Thanks for giving us a sneak peek at these new books. There are so many books that offer motivation for new and different projects --- it's nice to be able to preview them.

Barb said...

Sometimes I am afraid to come to your blog or Kelly's, I end up wanting things...HA!!!

shenyon said...

I would like the Skip the Borders quilt

Margaret said...

All the books look great, but the Blocks borders Quilts book would be fun to win.
Thanks
Margaret

sandy said...

I would love to win Blocks, Borders and Quilts. Thanks for the chance.

marie said...

I'd like to win Without Borders, as I've never done a quilt like that.

Catskill Quilter said...

Urban Country Quilts looks wonderful - my favorite! Sometimes I get confused when using the Rafflecopter.

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to try Blocks, borders, quilts as I am just getting into "designing" my own designas as oposed to following a pattern and need all the help i can get. thanks for the opportunity

SpartanBabe said...

Oh wow - that Blocks, Borders, Quilts! A Mix-and-Match Workbook For Designing Your Own Quilts is right up my ally. Just got EQ7 and want to start writing my own patterns - namely BOM, so what a great review, it is definitely on my Martingale list!

suemac said...

Love the borderless quilts by jaybird. It looks yummy.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how to do rafflecopter, but will give it a shot in a minute. I would love to win "Urban Country Quilts"!

Kathy MacKie said...

Skip the borders is a real cool book.

Quilt Monkey said...

They all look great, but Urban Country Quilts looks really interesting to me. Thanks for the chance!

Kathy Henderson is my name in Rafflecopter...

Jeanne said...

Singular Sensations looks like a great book to win.

CathyH said...

I really like the Blocks Borders and Quilts book. You are so kind to offer such a fun giveaway!!

TheMugglePuggle said...

The book that I would most like to win is Skip the Borders. The quilt on the cover is lovely! :)

scrappy101 said...

Skip the Boarders looks interesting for a new updated look. thanks for the chance

ritainalaska said...

'urban country quilts' is my favorite! i love applique and this book has great applique patterns! if you find raffle copter easier to use, then i'm for it! i like that it know me! tells me hi! LOL!

Sandy D said...

Skip the Borders would be my choice if I am lucky enough to win.Thanks for the giveaway

Cathy said...

I'd love a chance at Urban Country Quilts. I LOVED the quilts you showed from that book. Using Rafflecopter sounds like a great idea!

Diann said...

My favorite is Urban Country Quilts. I don't mind using Rafflecopter except when there are many possible entries for each person, as in this case. I find it very annoying.

Inge Lise said...

I would love to win it all - but a single book would bring great happiness and gratitude with me, so now I am hoping for luck. If I had to choose - and it is so difficult - so it was enough: Urban Country Quilts.

Barbara Woods said...

would love to win thanks

Ivory Spring said...

Oh gosh - I wouldn't know what to pick! Anything I win would just be peachy!

Sundar Koyal said...

I think the book I would choose if I had a choice would be "Singular Sensation". :)

Lisa Cox said...

I like all of the books, but Skip the Borders seems to be calling my name.
I actually like Rafflecopter. I have entered tons of contests on book blogs using it.

hueisei said...

Skip the Borders! Seems very pretty quilts without it.
I like Rafflecopter, easy and simple :)

Pamela said...

Skip the Borders. I would love to give that a go!

Jennie Bobbins said...

My favorite book here is Skip The Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts. I think Rafflecopter is ok. I like not having to mess with comment forms sometimes if there's word verification.

Marcia W. said...

Favorite book: Skip the Borders by Julie H.; next to favorite book is Blocks, Borders, Quilts by Sunny.
I do not like Rafflecopter because it never works smoothly and takes forever to load (dial-up). I like making one comment on giveaways.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and I love Rafflecopter! I'd choose "Blocks, Borders, Quilts! A Mix-and-Match Workbook For Designing Your Own Quilts", by Sunny Steinkuhler. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy H. said...

This is the first time I have used rafflecopter so I hope I am doing it right. I would love to win Singular Sensations. Thanks for the giveaway!

scottylover said...

I would love to have "Blocks, Borders, Quilt!" in my library. I have a hard time deciding on borders, so maybe this would help!

Sandy A

Sherri G said...

Apparently I'm not smart enough to figure out raffle copter but Urban Country Quilts would be my choice if I were to be lucky enough to win.

Maria Kievit said...

Like the book blocks borders and quilts. I prefer to leave a comment, rafflecopter never lets me sign in with facebook. Too much work.... Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

"Best Wall Quilts," but I could easily be persuaded to accept another! Thanks for this chance to win. Seems like Rafflecopter is a great program, especially if it makes it easier for you.

Pat V. said...

I like Blocks, Borders, Quilts the best. I have no problem using Rafflecopter, but the real question is, does it work for you, the giveaway hostess? If it makes your life easier, use it (I'm not a blogger, so I have no idea what it does on your end.)

What Comes Next? said...

They are all great looking books, but Skip the Borders would be my first choice.

Sewgirl said...

I would be happy with any of the books really, but Block, Borders, Quilts would be my first choice. I think using raffecopter is fine, as long everyone can figure out how to use it.

June D said...

Hmm - my comment is not being saved? I'll try again and this will say again they are all interesting but my top pick would be Block, Borders, Quilts.

Thanks.

Kristin said...

Any would be great, but the Skip the Borders or the Block, Borders, Quilts would be at the top.

Renate said...

I've visited at Martingale's and the tour was excellent. The "hurt Book" room at the end of the tour was a wonderful surprise. I would love to have the Singular Sensation book if I should be lucky enough to win!

Dar said...

I checked out Martingale's site and they have lots of goodies. I would vote for Skip the Borders if my name was the lucky one. Thanks to all for the chance to win such great books.

PJ said...

I can never get raffle copter to work right. Hate it. I'd love to have Urban Country Quilts if I were lucky enough to win.

skippie said...

Would really love to win Julie Hermann's book, "Skip the Borders" as it looks really interesting. Many thanks.

Beth said...

We have similar taste in books, judging by your list, since I have a couple and love them. :) I'd be thrilled to win the Wall Quilts books or the Borders and Blocks book.

I am a fan of Rafflecopter, but remember that before high-speed (only a few months ago for this rural-dweller), Raffllecopter was a pain for me. So that might be a factor for other commenters.

cpup40 said...

What a fantastic list of books, they all seem to be great ones. I love them all. It doesn't matter which one I get if I do win. Thank you for having such an extremely great giveaway.

Willa said...

Singular Sensations or Best Wall Quilts
But I think anything new would be inspirational!

Thanks.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I've been really interested in Skip the Borders for some time now and would love to have that one. As for Rafflecopter, I'm not sure how that would work for the type of drawing you have today, but otherwise it's probably okay. It does seem to take the person touch out of a giveaway though.

Josie McRazie said...

I like both skip the boarders (she has a blog hopngoing on right now) or urban county quilts! :o)

free indeed said...

I'd like to win the Urban Country book. I am drawn to some of these more 'modern' look quilts, but want to use my already burgeoning stash rather than having to buy lots of solids. This will give me the push to try a less traditional quilt. Thanks Darlene.
As for Rafflecopter...I have mixed feelings. I like when the links to have to go somewhere (like fb are imbedded in the instructions) but I'm getting bogged down in all the social medias...I don't really want to follow a blog/business 15 different ways :)

Patchworks said...

Love them all but Urban Country quilts certainly looks good but any book would be fine. Inspiration for me has to come from the work of others. I live in a remote community on an island, with limited choices in where I can acquire fabric for quilting so my female relatives on the mainland often send me yard sale finds and such. I started quilting at a very young age, learning from my grandmother who made lovely quilts but nothing like today's. I guess they were as she said, "hard times quilts" made from used clothing and leftovers from other things she had made for her 13 children. She was 100 when she died and I miss her still today. I managed to find some scraps left over from a dress she had made for herself, purple peacock feather print, and I used this to make pieces for a Dresden plate quilt for my mom and myself. Every time I see that piece in the block I smile and think about the wonderful inspiration she was to me and my life. Her motto in life was "if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well" I still try to make her proud with all my projects.

BizyStitches said...

I would love any of the books. But if I truly had to choose I guess it would be "Urban Country Quilts" Thanks for the chance to win. I really dont like this kind of entry. Some times it gets way to confussing. I like the simply leave a message about ??

JoyceLM said...

Singular Sensations is my favorite of the list. Rafflecopter is fine, though there can be some confusion. It offers space within it for comments, but you may also have to add the comment to the blog post. The blogger needs to make that clear. Thanks for the giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I would like Sunny Steinkuhler's Blocks, Borders,Quilts! If I am fortunate enough to win.

Colleen said...

Wall quilts interests me. Thanks for the giveaway.

LeAnne said...

Singular Sensations looks good and so does Urban Country Quilts because I love applique.

KAM said...

What a great group of books! How can I choose a favorite - will perhaps "quilts Without Borders"
Kristin

Sally said...

Fingers crossed:
Singular Sensations is my fav.

Marjorie Nath said...

All the books look like they would be a great addition to any quilters book stash.

Marjorie Nath said...

I think Singular Sensations by Barbara Douglas would be my favorite as a beginner quilter.

sandyb said...

Best Wall Quilts has to be my favorite. I like to use Rafflecopter. I just like using it. It seems to be less confusing to see where I am and what I have done because some are moderated and I can see that my entry has been taken.

Thank you!

Debra G said...

I'd love "Skip the Borders," but any of these books would be a dream to add to my collection.

Ali said...

I like Skip the Borders best, and then Urban Country Quilts - I don't mind rafflecopter at all, except I actually like one entry contests, and I've seen some have 12 different options for you to enter and it gets a bit overwhelming!

Fran said...

I would love to win any one of these books, but most especially Quilts without Borders, it looks marvellous. Thanks!!

Stella Nemeth said...

I read through a RSS reader so the link took me to Rafflecopter and then suggested I come here to make my comment. I had to go back to Google to get here, but that was easy enough. I like the system.

I am most interested in the Best Wall Quilts book. I mostly am making wall quilts these days and that was a book that I put on my "want to buy" list.

Linda E in AZ said...

I especially like the very large flowers over the basic squares (or 9 patches??).
All the books look interesting!
thanks

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I like skip the boarders and I love rafflecopter. I use it whenever I do a giveaway. No more no reply bloggers and I can keep track of what they people say they are doing. Plus no counting the entries. Perfect all around!

AlessandraLace said...

I really love it, it is amazing. hugs

Rebecca said...

I'm a big fan of Julie Herman so I'd love Skip the Borders!

Karen Propes said...

So hard to choose 1 as a favorite, love them all, but I like the Best Wall Quilts the most, but wow what a collection to choose a favorite from. Thanks for the giveaway.
Rafflecopter seems great when I use it. I have been very pleased, it cuts down on the making sure you don't do a task twice and gives you the total number of entries also. There is another form similar, don't know the name but I like it also. But most important is that there are great people like you out there holding these giveaways, so we can possibly win great products.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Carrie P. said...

Urban Country quilts is my favorite. I have left comments on other blogs using this and it is a little confusing sometimes.

Donna Joy said...

Blocks borders and quilts looks like a fantastic resource . Sometimes I just want to add extra width ans border ideas would be great. Thanks so much.

Colleen said...

Wow, great giveaway! I'd love to win any one of those books.

The Quilted Dog said...

So hard to choose: I like both Best Wall Quilts and Singular Sensations!

Kathleen C said...

That's a great assortment of books! My favorites are Best Wall Quilts and Urban Country Quilts. Thanks, as always, for a lovely giveaway.

Mom C said...

I can see me absorbing Skip the Borders, Singular Sensations of Blocks, Borders Quilts. All the books look great.

Heather said...

Urban Country Quilts has some really neat designs. :) I have no opinion on rafflecopter yet, as long as it's straightforward it should be fine. Hopefully it makes life easier for you, that's what's really important! :)

Rebecca Grace said...

I don't know whether I did the Rafflecopter thingy correctly, but I would love to win a copy of Urban Country Quilts -- the pattern on the cover looks interesting!

Barb and Sharon said...

I tried therafflecopter but I don' t think it likes iPads. I'd love a chance to win Best Wall Quilts? There's a quilt in the photo I'd love to make.
Barb@Witsend

JJ said...

I like the Best Wall Quilts. If you havent already chosen winners. Thank you for offer such great books.

The Slow Quilter said...

I love them all, put if I have a pick I would like Skip the Boarders or Best Wall Quilts. I am a follower.

The Slow Quilter said...

This is a second comment, since I did not read all the instructions. The book I wouldl like is Skip the Bourders. Using Rafflecopter seems to be easy, once you have done it once. Not sure what the difference is yet with leaving comments. I do not follow facebook that often, put do check for replys.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

What a generous giveaway. I would love Wall Quilt Book or Skip the Borders....Actually, I'd be happy with any of the titles. They all look great and none of them are currently in my library. As for giveaways...I'm for whatever is easiest for you!

Elvis Lives said...

Ohhh lovely. I would love to win a copy os skip the borders. My piecing isn't fantastic but I would like to try some more modern style quilts

Kathy H said...

I think all of those books are great, the McCALL'S Easy quilts is my favorite. They look complicated but the book says easy so I really like patterns like that. I am not fond of the rafflecopter as I don't always figure out how to use it. It is usually easier to just leave a regular comment but I am getting used to it so it will probably become easier.

Jessica said...

I'd love to win a copy of "Skip The Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts". I've been thinking about getting that book recently. Love the modern look.

Gloria said...

I really like all of the new books1 My favorite is singular Sensations.

Lori said...

I like the rafflecopter. Choose just one book? LOL Well I would have to start with "Singular Sensations" followed closely by "Blocks Borders Quilts"
Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd like a chance at Best Wall Quilts. I just love that Carpenters star and flower pot on the cover.

Lois said...

All of the books are gorgeous and hard to pick but like the looks of Singular sensations.

Lois said...

All of the books are gorgeous and hard to pick but like the looks of Singular sensations.

teachpany said...

You are so sweet!
If I win I would love Best Wall Quilts or Singular Sensation. Thanks!!!

Jane Smith said...

All look wonderful. If I have to pick one, I'd go with Blocks, Borders, Quilts!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I would love Urban country quilts!