April 17, 2010

A Baker's Dozen

I'm thrilled to share this book with you. The wonderful staff of That Patchwork Place have outdone themselves with this collection of thirteen quilts made from pre-cut fabrics -- jelly rolls, layer cakes, honey buns, charm squares, and fat quarters. 
Don't have pre-cut fabrics? No problem. You can use your own fabrics if you refer to the "Stash Option" box provided for each project.
Aren't the quilts beautiful?  The directions are straightforward and easy to follow, and include tips for working with pre-cut fabrics, using fusible web, machine blanket stitching, freezer-paper applique', pieced binding, and pinked edges. 
I love the applique' designs on the quilts.  The applique' is a nice touch, and yet you won't need to spend a lot of time to achieve the magic that applique' can work on your quilt.  Nice, easy designs.  No sharp points or drastic curves! 
I really want to keep this book!  But since the nice people at Martingale & Company were kind enough to send it to me, I decided I should be at least as generous and share it with you.  So if you'd like to own this book, just leave a comment and tell me what you like about it.  I'll be back Tuesday evening for the drawing. 

Good luck!
Kim

73 comments:

Stephanie said...

How generous! I don't own any books using pre-cuts for quilts and I've yet to buy any jelly rolls or honey buns. Having the book would make me very likely to finally buy "bakery" products. I also like the stash option.

Annette said...

Looks awesome! It sounds like your book where you can use the precuts or your own stash. I really like that. I am working on your kitchen sink quilt at the moment.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh...I would love that book, I am just now finding out how to use my precuts and I am finding great joy and pleasure in doing soo....sooo more ideas on how to use them is awesome!!

Kim said...

What do I love about your book? The lovely simplicity of the designs that look difficult, but in reality they are are so very doable, and, the stash option. Love that option! I feel that I need to use from my stash and until now I have felt so left out of the game because of the use of pre-cuts. Thank you for making this book work for all of us! :-D

Kim said...

Hmm...guess I should thank the folks at That Patchwork Place, too! Are you sure you want to give up your copy? Looks really nice...

Leah S said...

Anything to help me keep busting my stash! :) I want to see a closer look of the last picture's 2nd to the left quilt. That one looks fun.

Loris said...

Yes, there are a number of those quilts I would like to make. I love that there is both precut and stash busting choices. Thanks for sharing it :-)

Monica said...

Another great book for those irresistable precuts! Count me in.

Jo said...

The cover quilt is a beauty. I love precuts if I am making a gift. It's so nice to have them and some quick patterns to make things easy and quick.

call me crazy said...

Wow~ so many neat quilts its hard to say which is the one I like best! :-) I wish I could sew faster! LOL :-)

Kim said...

What I like about this book - hmmmm - I want to make EVERYTHING in it!!!

Vivian said...

Those quilts are artsy, traditional, complex, graphic-- a little bit of everything. What's not to love about a book like that! It would be a welcomed addition to my library.

LizA. said...

I just love the quilt on the cover. I'm always buying pre-cuts but then never know what to do with them. Maybe this book will give me some answers....

Danielle said...

I like the idea of using the precuts or the stash, I mean, a girl needs options!!! Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

there are quite a few quilts in that book I would love to make with my handdyes. You are so generous to give the book away.

Laura said...

I have recently started investing in some of the pre-cuts, but also have a huge stash that I'd like to use. This book looks like it would be perfect for using both. Thanks for offering it!

Darlene said...

I'd love to own this book - just send it to me and I'll be very, very happy. You know how much I love precuts. It's almost as nice as Scrap Basket Surprises - teehee!!!

Shanley said...

I've got a Christmas honey bun and a Verna charm pack just waiting for some inspiration, I'm sure that it's in that book.

meli B said...

Thank you. I am just grateful to you for posting the photos. The best part about them is that they show you how to take a very simple concept and just by adding colour and thought in your layout and design, you can make something really stunning. A great book to get someone totally addicted to patchworking - but then aren't we all already?

cathy said...

I would like to make so many of these quilts. Each one is unique. I just need the book and the time to choose a pre-cut or pull from my stash. What fun!

Béa said...

I really love all patterns in this book,from easy to complex and precut or stash use. Also thanks for sharing pictures (very useful for people like me, I order my books online without seing it ).Hugs from France

Pokey said...

The variety is great, from piecing to applique, so many choices make it desirable!

a good yarn said...

I like the way all the patterns can use precuts or stash fabrics! Fantastic variety of design too. I especially like the cover quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. Ann :-)

Amy said...

I like that the book uses more than one type of pre-cut. Options are good!

synnove75 said...

The book looks great! I love that it's a book with precuts, as I recently started buying precuts for my stash:-)But it's also great to have the option of using yardage. Thank you for a chance of winning the book!

QuiltSue said...

It looks good. I'd love the chance to win, so fingers crossed.

Kathie said...

well what I like about the book is I could make all those quilts with my stash! Yes its true I am looking to reduce my fabric collection this book would help, and
I am always looking for books like this. Looks like another winner from Martingale and Company
Kathie

A Quilter Awakens said...

My curiosity is piqued! What are they doing with pinked edges? I would love to read about that, and also take a look at the freezer paper appliqué directions. I still don't really understand how to do that. Thank for the preview! Karmen

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a cool book! I love the quilts because they are so different from anything I have seen in a long time! Who wouldn't want to own it would be the real question. :D

Brenda said...

I like the variety of patterns in the book. There are quilts that are suitable for men as well as women. I love that you could use fabric leftovers from your stash too.

Angela said...

I like that there is a variety of traditional looking quilts, to the more whimsical, in this book! Thanks for the chance to enter!

Chris said...

I'm loving the variety! I love that the precuts offer the chance to play with all the fabrics in a range without having to buy yardage.
Being able to follow the patterns with stash fabric would also be a great opportunity to try a few new patterns
Chris x

Denise in PA said...

That looks like a wonderful book! Thank you so much for the chance to win. Besides, loving the quilts, I have recently gotten into using the precuts, so I am on the hunt for patterns using them! Thanks again!

PatchworkRose said...

I just love all that Scrappiness and Colour. A quilt for every mood or age :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Linda said...

I love being able to pull from stash, I think I've only every bought 1 jelly roll so the option to work from your stash is a great added bonus. How very sweet of you to pass along your copy.

TerriW said...

Ooo! That looks like a fun book!

NanaKaren said...

Oh my! I'd love to win that book....sounds like there are so many options!

Karen L.

Jane said...

I LOVE this book and have considered buying it too!! I have quite a collection of pre-cuts as well as a huge stash and since we will likely be moving this summer, really need to start using this stuff up!!! Please enter me into your draw. :o)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I don't buy a lot of pre cuts but I have a huge stash so I like that you could make these quilts from your stash.

Lori said...

I've never bought any sweet treats prepackaged fabrics so it's great they give you options. And...I love scrap quilts!!

Nancy said...

I love making scrap quilts. This book looks perfect for using up more of my scraps.

Karen said...

I see pictures of quilts that make me want to purchase the book. Good photography. And the option of being able to cut your own fabrics from stash is good.

Nicole said...

This book is so timely! Now that we quilters have added jelly rolls and layer cakes to our stash closets, we need more ideas on how to use them! Gorgeous collection of patterns from the glimpse of them.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd REALLY like this one! I've got "just a little bit" of fabric I could use for these. Please pick me!!

LaurieC said...

I love the idea of using stash or pre-cuts - that is my way to make a quilt! I love your book! and know this would be a fun addition to the bookshelf.

Susan said...

How could I not want to have this book? It would really push me into using my stash!

shannon said...

i have a whole shelf of precuts and this book would be a total help in turning that shelf into usable quilts!

plus, my last name is Baker so i have to have it! :)
shannon

Trudi said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! and I was only looking at the Martingale web site last night at this exact book! It has so many possibilities!

Julie S said...

I want to make that quilt on the cover! Gorgeous! Please draw my name :)

Gretchen said...

This looks like a fabulous book! I love using pre-cuts and I think I have enough to make every quilt in this book!

Becky said...

I love the quilt on the cover of this book. I love pre-cuts especially charm packs. I'm always looking for new patterns to use my stash of charms and strips. Thanks for sharing about it!

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing the chance for endless possibilities....

Karen said...

Okay, first off, love the new look of MBQ. The quilts and the cat are adorable. Me next??? I'm also guessing I would love this book, so I'm entering :). By the way, I've got a new project for us..... :) You're going to love it I promise.

Wendy said...

The book looks great! You can never have enough quilt ideas or quilt books. This one is going to make me want more precuts!

Sherri said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Every quilts looks beautiful! I, too, always appreciate the option to use my stash!

Jennifer said...

Oh, that cover quilt is just beautiful and the whole book looks great. I would love to add this to my library.

SueR said...

Nice, easy designs. That's what I like about this book. Plus I've got five or six jelly rolls just waiting for some new designs to come along.

Denise said...

I have two jelly roll quilts done. I loved the process, but choosing a pattern was taxing. This book looks like a problem solver.
Good luck to the person you chose!

Thanks!

MamaT said...

I love the flowers and ladybugs! I'd buy the book just for that one pattern.

Deb S. said...

Wow! With all the pre-cuts I own, I could really use this book.

Deb S.

Abbybeth said...

I love the cover quilt! And I am quite guilty of having a small stash (aka 2 jelly rolls) that I haven't quite found the right project for ... I'd love this book! :)

Abby

Mary said...

I would love to win this book. I have the one you wrote and it is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Ginger Patches said...

Pick me, pick me!!! Looks like a great book, thanks for sharing it :)

Kay said...

I'm a sucker for jelly rolls & charm packs & could really use this book for some new ideas. Thanks for the offer.

Lizzie said...

wow, one can never have enough patterns for pre-cuts. I hope to share this book with you! Lizzie

Cory said...

What do I like? Hmmm, What don't I like! The patterns, the fact you can use precuts or yardage, the colors. I would shout from the roof tops if I won this book. Thank you and Martingale for this wonderful give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

Vanya said...

I love the quilts and the idea of getting a little extra something. Giving more than is expected, isn't that just the way the heart of a quilter is? Baker's Dozen, the world would be a better place if we all operated like that. Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

I love the variety of patterns in the book...so many different options!

Jeanne said...

The patterns are scrappy, which I love, and adaptable to many different color groups of fabrics. Nice variety, too.

Svanhild said...

I love the scrappy look of the patterns, and I'm always looking for new ways to use those lovely pre-cuts..

Jaylene said...

I love pre-cuts and have lots of them. I would love to win this book!

*karendianne. said...

I love this quilts in this book. You have such talent for design. It must feel so, so good to be doing what you LOVE!

Teri said...

It looks like there are several nice quilts inside that would work for some upcoming charity projects. Thanks for posting more details of the patterns inside. There is a nice variety of colors illustrated.