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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Simply Fat Quarters: Quilts With Comfort & Style (and a giveaway too)

I'm excited to share insights with you today about a new quilt book called "Simply Fat Quarters: Quilts With Comfort & Style", written and published by the It's Sew Emma team.  And, I also have insights on some giveaway opportunities, where you could win a copy of this book that SewCalGal anticipates to become a best seller very quickly!


This book is targeted for quilters of all levels, but SewCalGal recommends it for "Confident" Beginners thru Experienced Quilters, that want to make fun and fast quilts using Fat Quarter Bundles (or create your own fabric bundles).


There are ten beautiful quilt patterns in this book, each with four size options from Crib to King Size, so you could easily make 40 different quilts from insights in this book!



The talented team members for It's Sew Emma are:  Kimberly Jolly, Sarah Price, Debbie Taylor and Jocelyn Ueng.




Instructions are provided for each design for fabric requirements, cutting instructions, block and quilt assembling.  And there are color photos of beautiful quilts for each pattern!


I certainly had fun making "Poppy", designed by Kimberly Jolly and looking forward to quilting it this week.  Like most of my sample quilts, this one will be given to a silent auction fundraiser scheduled November 10th.
(email me if you want more info on this event, to be held in San Diego). 


I definitely want to make this design again, but I'm also looking forward to making other designs from this fun quilting book too!


Did I mention a giveaway?

The It's Sew Emma team is generously giving away two copies of Simply Fat Quarters to two followers of SewCalGal (one copy to each winner).  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post to let me know you'd like to create a project with this book.

Want an extra entry? Go "like" Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook. And, let them know you like their Simply Fat Quarters book.  Then, come back and leave an extra comment on this post to claim this extra entry.

SewCalGal will randomly select and announce the winners on Friday, October 26th


Visit the Simply Fat Quarters Showcase for more opportunities to win a copy of this book.  The Simply Fat Quarters Showcase is a blog hop celebrating this new book and each blog has a giveaway where you can enter for a chance to winning a copy.  Here is the line up:



You can find It's Sew Emma at:
website: www.itssewemma.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsSewEmma?fref=ts


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149 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow i would certainly want to make a quilt out of this book,and i am also a very happy follower,thankyou.xx

Jennie P. said...

I love that quilt on the cover and from what I've seen so far it's a beautiful book!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The quilt on the cover drew me to this book - actually have ordered it, but if I won one, I would gift it to my daughter who I know would love it.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy follower! Looks like a great book with lots of super projects. Please enter me in - thanks! :)

QuiltSue said...

I don't want to make a quilt from this book, I want to make all of them!

Lesley said...

The quilts in this book are drawing me in! Thanks for reviewing the book and thanks for the chance! I see several cuddle quilts in the future if I am the lucky winner!

Barb said...

Your quilt turned out wonderfully and for a good cause as well.

The book does look interesting, thanks for the review!

KaHolly said...

Wow! This books looks great! I esp. like the sample quilt you put together and the fact that you will donate it. That's so generous of you. I'd love to win a copy of this book!!

kay said...

This book has several quilts I'd like to make, but the cover quilt is particularly beautiful. I can't wait to make that one! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Sandy D said...

This book is a "must have." The quilt I would like to start with is Retrear and then Spa. Thank You.

Sandy D said...

I have liked the Simply Fat Quarter Book on the Fat quarter Shop Facebook page.

Karen said...

Looks fun... Poppy and Carousel call me... I have a FQB waiting for my next project...

Laura Davies said...

That book looks great! I would love to have one:)

Marjorie said...

Your quilt is beautiful and looks like it would be fun to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I went over to FB to like the Fat Quarter Shop for an extra entry.

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

Now, that is a book I have to try to find in the UK. I have mountains of gorgeous fat quarters that I used to collect from a monthly club when I lived in America. Ridiculous as it sounds, some of the prints were so beautiful I could not bear to use them! Thank you for introducing me to the Fat Quarter Shop on FB! More inspiration. DebC♥

Kathryn said...

I certainly have enough fat quarters to make several of the great designs in this book. Thanks.

marth225 said...

Please add me to the list - I would love to have this book. I really like the one you made an I have a few fat quarters waiting.

Lisa Marie said...

I would definitely like to make a project from this book -- the hard part will be choosing which one to make first! Your quilt top is beautiful and I've seen other beauties on other blogs as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt - it is very interesting to see how fabric choice and color palettes change the look of a pattern. I would love to make a project from this book.

B Greene said...

I like the FQS Facebook page, too.

Mommarock said...

I would certainly love to make a project..or two..or three from the book, but I'm a beginning quilter, and for me it is hard to know how many fat quarters does it take to make a quilt. That sounds like one of those old jokes. How many ___ does it take to screw in a light bulb..

Mommarock said...

I liked Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook

Quilting Babcia said...

Your version of the Poppy quilt is perfect for an autumn decor. This looks like a wonderful book - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

tpott said...

Your Poppy quilt is beautiful such warm fall colors, my favorite time of year. I'd love to have my own copy of this book. I need to make myself a snugly quilt. Poppy would be great, I have a stack of fallish fat quarters waiting for the perfect pattern. Thanks for giving us a peak. ;-> Toni Anne

Heather said...

This book looks great and I would love to make several of the quilts in it!

Teresa said...

I don't know which quilt I would make because there are to many to chose from but I'd love a copy of the book.

Gill said...

This looks a great book! I especially like the quilt on the front cover!

Ray and Jeanne said...

So many great quilts! My first project would be Thistle - I love it! ~Jeanne

Teresa said...

I liked the fat quarter shop. Thanks for the chance.

Josie McRazie said...

I have looked at it SEVERAL times! I want to create lots from it! ;o)

Josie McRazie said...

I like on fb!

Karen said...

I have been enjoying this blog tour and I am inspired by all the quilts. Don't know which one I would make first.

Karen said...

I liked the FQS on Facebook.

Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

Wow, this does look like a good one. I'm getting back into doing some traditional quilts (that is,not art quilts) to use up some of my stash and to make some quilts for family members....and I need quick! AND to use up FQs.

Terrie Sandelin said...

I love scrap quilts. These look absolutely darling!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I have a collection of FQs just waiting to be turned into a quilt and this book would provide so many choices. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

regan said...

Instantly 'Thistle' caught my eye! I love it! That would be the first one I'd make....then Poppy.....then Boulevard....then Heirloom. Thanks for the chance....this looks like a great book!

Vickie said...

I have a great fat quarter bundle I've been itching to use. I'd love this book.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This would be a great addition to my sewing room...thank you..btw; my fabric arrived for the wine bottle vest. Thank you so much.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I was over to FB and let them know how much I loved the book

DebrafromMD said...

I love the Sew Emma patterns and am glad to see this book finally. I would love to add it to my library.

Bev1 said...

Great book with so many possibilities. What I could do if I won a copy!! ♥

The Slow Quilter said...

This looks like a great book, and would love to try some of the quilts featured. Felicia

Barbie Mills said...

This books looks great! I especially like the Marbles pattern, and would like to make it.

The Slow Quilter said...

I have gone to the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook page and liked them and left a message. Great Shop.

Karen said...

The book looks great - that blue and cream swirly one is calling my name!!

Jane Smith said...

Lots of goodies in this book. I have to make the "Spa" quilt.

Jane Smith said...

I've been a fan of the Fat Quarter Shop for quite a while. Love their selection & service.

Tamara Espinosa said...

Love fat quarter Shop. Not just like. I just ordered a bolt of freespirit solids to make a few quilts. Love to work with a pattern(s) for my stash of fat quarters!

Heather said...

I always hesitate to purchase a whole book until I see more of the patterns in it. I love this blog hop and it has swayed me into buying the book, but I'd love to win one before going out to purchase one. There are amazing quilts in it. Two so far that I am in love with and that's saying something for a book.

Sallie said...

Love your quilt. There are several in this book I'd like to make - Spa, Retreat, and Poppy to name a few. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I "like" Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook and left a comment.

Lauralee74 said...

Love it! I love working with Fat Quarters!

Lauralee74 said...

Liked it on Facebook and left a comment! I can't believe I hadn't "liked" their page before - I love the Fat Quarter Shop!

teachpany said...

I love the one you made, and can't wait to see it quilted. It's a great design. I need some more suggestions for using FQs, and the book looks great. Thanks!

teachpany said...

I LIKE FQS on Facebook, and left a comment.

Bonnie58 said...

The book looks great. I would love to try one of the quilts. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Malini said...

I would want to make the Spa quilt. I love the simplicity of the quilt, yet elegant.

And I love the Spa fabric line by Deb Strain :-).

It would be fun to win this book.

deb said...

well..Im a beginner, not sure sure how confident!!! I like FQS on fb and I like YOU too!!!

Patti said...

I'd love to make something from this book. Thanks for the chance!

Patti said...

I also posted a comment on Fat Quarter Shop's Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.

evelyn said...

I love using fat quarters. I buy some every time I visit a quilt store. Love the pattern called Retreat. This would be an inspiring book to own.

Lisa E said...

This book looks great. I think the Spa quilt would be fantastic in a rainbow of solids.

Christine M said...

There are so many lovely quilts in the book. I really like the Poppy quilt and would love to make that one. Thanks for the chance.

Colleen Lunt said...

I love FQS, so I think having their book will be wonderful. Keep up the good work FQS.

Colleen Lunt said...

I follow FQS on Facebook.

Deb G. in VA said...

This looks like a great book. I love the Poppy pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

BizyStitches said...

I most surly would love to make a project from this book. Look fantastic.

BizyStitches said...

I went to Fat Quarter Shop on fb and 'liked' them as well as leaving a message about their book.

Texas JennyWren said...

OOOOh, I would LOVE to make a quilt out of this book. Thanks for a chance to win.
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Janet said...

I am an avid collector of fat quarters ... this book seems right up my alley!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Diane Wild said...

This looks like a great book. I would use it over and over again if I won a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Diane Wild said...

I visited fb and left a comment "liking" the book on Fat Quarter Shop page. Thanks, again, for the chance.

Rachelle said...

I particularly want to make Poppy, that's gorgeous!

Rachelle said...

Commented on their FB page about liking the book too.

Patty D from NC said...

The book looks beautiful and the project photos are stunning. I love the quilt you made from the pattern - great color!

QuiltsHappen said...

This book looks great and I think my first project would be the Spa Quilt..Thanks for a chance to win

Deb said...

I'm sure I'd make a quilt from that book - the poppies quilt you made looks like a winner!

ritainalaska said...

yes! i'd like to make the spa pattern in this marvelous book! i like simple and this does it for me.

ritainalaska said...

i've made a comment on the fat quarter shop's fb page. like what's been done with fq's in this book.

KatieQ said...

I love all of the quilts, but I would start with the Retreat pattern first. I love the look of the interlocked squares.

KatieQ said...

I left a comment on their FB page.

Marcia W. said...

Yes, I would enjoy making a quilt(s) from the Simply Fat Quarters book. I follow your blog too.

scottylover said...

All of these quilts are gorgeous. I would love to make the Thistle quilt. It is different than any I have seen before, as is the Spa quilt.
Thanks for the chance!
Sandy A

scottylover said...

I already liked Fat Quarter Shop on FB and have left a comment!

Sandy A

Marcia W. said...

Already had liked the FQS on FB. Left a comment that liked their book as Marcia and Margaret.

Patty said...

I would love to make Spa!

Patty said...

I already have Liked them!

GeeMa said...

I love pattern books that contain multiple size options. This sounds like the perfect book for me!

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I'd love to make some of these quilts.

MaryBeth said...

I like FQS of FB and left a comment. Thanks for the chance to win.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

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Maria Kievit said...

Love fat quarters, and knowing that you can make full sized quilts with them would be something that I am definitely interested in. Thanks for sharing.

robin said...

I'd love to make something from the book - it looks wonderful!

Tracey said...

I would love to create something from the book. I work with small pieces of fabric all the time. I love fat quarters and scraps. Please enter me into the drawing.

The Quilted Dog said...

I really like your Poppy quilt and your choice of colors. I'd love to see what else in this book!

Julie said...

Your poppy quilt turned out beautifully! Thanks for the chance; the book looks awesome!

The Quilted Dog said...

Thanks for highlighting The Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.

Beth said...

The more I see of this book, the more I am certain it would be one of my favorites--there are so many quilts I'd like to make from its patterns.

Searchfamilies said...

I would love to win this book, i have so many Fat Quarters which i never know what to do with them so this would help me so much
Hugs Janice

Searchfamilies said...

I have left a comment on the Fat Quarter Facebook Page
Hugs Janice

Judy1522 said...

I would definitely make quilts using the patterns in this book. I purchase fat quarters more than anything else when it comes to fabric buying.

Jeanne said...

Really like your Poppy quilt made from this book. It would be great to win it.

JoyceLM said...

Loving all the quilts from the book = really want to make them. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I commented on FQS facebook page (as Joyce Mitchell). Thanks.

Joyful Stitcher said...

I'd like to make the quilt Retreat from the book Simply Fat Quarters

Joyful Stitcher said...

I 'liked' Fat Quarter Shop and let them know

motherbuzzard said...

Looks like a great resource!

Nancy in IN said...

Poppy looks like one I will make. I give most of my small quilts to charity. Fun to make, but I need so many quilts!!

Mom C said...

The pictures from the book look wonderful. I see several that I would love to make. Thanks.

Cathy said...

Wow..I see several quilts I'd make from this book.
Thanks for the chance to win one!
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Cathy said...

I liked Fat Quarter Shop on FB.
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Such a neat design.
I would definitely love to have this book. Always looking for ways to use fat quarters. thanks for a chance.

Lori said...

I follow Fat Quarter on FB. I also left them a message about the book.

Lori said...

I am a follower. I would love this book. So far when making a quilt I do better with instructions. This looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for a chanct to win.

Elaine said...

this book has lots of neat patterns! would like to try my hand at all of them!

Elaine said...

I left a comment on the FQS facebook page!

Fran said...

What a great looking book, it would be a welcome addition to my workroom! Thanks for another great give away.

Abbigail said...

Wow! your Poppy quilt is beautiful! I'd love to make one of those. Fiest I need this book! thanks for a chance to win one!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Beth H. said...

Looks like great patterns to use up some fat quarters. Thanks for the opportunity.

Beth H. said...

Already liked the fat quarter Facebook page.

free indeed said...

I like pattern books that cater to a specific pre cut. Now that m little cabinet of fqs is looking a bit 'plump', this book would be a great opportunity to pick a pattern and begin the process of paring down my fq stash. Thanks for the chance.

free indeed said...

I went and left a comment as freeindeed cyr.

Kathryn Knox said...

Hi! I would love to make a quilt from this book. From what I've seen it might be more than one quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathryn Knox said...

Hi again. I visited Facebook and left my comment about their great book.

Kathy in GA said...

Like to create a project from this book? I think I'd like to make all of them! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Shar said...

I would like to try my hand asst the quilt on the front cover. I have seen this quilt in several times and it calls to me.

Shar said...

I have liked them on Facebook Adams left a comment.

Julie C. said...

I've got a few fat quarter bundles and if I win this book, I'm sure they'll become quilts some day!

Judy Chain said...

I haven't had a new quilt book in ages, and just bought a Moda fat quarter bundle that would be perfect for some of these quilts. Yummy ideas! Thanks.

Judy Chain said...

I already liked Fat Quarter Shop on FB, and I left them a message about their new book. Thanks.

Bonnie58 said...

Looks like a great book. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Margaret said...

I have been collecting fat quarters for a while now. This would give me an awesome opportunity to use some of them up.

Judy MacLeod said...

The very first quilt pictured caught me! Carousel I believe?
Mind you, I love them all! That one pictured on the cover will be made first.
Thank you for showing this to us and for giving us the opportunity to win it!

Judy MacLeod said...

I already "Like" the fat Quarter Shop on FB. I let them know I love the book, and I also followed two more blogs because of this book.

Ali said...

I'd love to try my hand at making "Spa" Thank you so much for the giveaway!

QuilterLynn said...

What fun those patterns are. I'd love to get the book for Fat Quarter /stykes, Looks great.

Lynn Kelly

barbara woods said...

liked them on facebook

barbara woods said...

i follow you and would love to win thanks

Regina said...

This book looks great -would love to find more ideas to using my FQ's

giddy99 said...

I would love to get my mitts on that book! Thanks for the chance!

Kristin said...

Its been awhile since I have been really interested in a new quilt book, but this one has my eye!

Carla G said...

There are lots of quilts in this book that catch my eye. Especially the Zap quilt. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I already like Fat Quarter Shop on facebook and left them a comment. :)

Karen Propes said...

I would love to win this book, the patterns look beautiful. I could make a lot of quilts from this book, and they would make great Christmas gifts.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes said...

left message on Fat Qrt Quilts
https://www.facebook.com/FatQuarterShop/posts/10151138297438358
ncjeepster@aol.com

cpup40 said...

I would make the Poppy Quilt By Kimberly Jolly. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

cpup40 said...

I follow the Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.

Suzanne Urban said...

I would love this opportunity to win this as I'm new to the quilting world but do sew enough that I think this would be a valuable resource for me!

SU