It’s Fat Quarterly’s Book! Shape Workshop for Quilters

Today’s the day that is my stop on the book tour for this fun new book from the people over at Fat Quarterly!


When I get a new book to check out, I always try to think about what sets it apart from other books… For me, that’s clear with this one.  More than a group of quilt patterns, this book teaches you a variety of different quilt blocks made with all different shapes.


From there, it’s up to you to decide how you turn those blocks into a quilt top.  I love this idea of combining teaching with the reader’s personal creativity.  It’s so much fun to learn something and then put your own spin on it.  It leads to such a variety of interesting quilts, rather than a lot of exact duplicates!

But need a bit more guidance? There’s also lots of cute finished projects included. The book is really just full of lots of ideas, inspiration and guidance.


And I’ll admit it, I was pretty thrilled to see myself quoted on the back of the book!


Who would like to win a copy? Lark Books was generous enough to donate a copy to a reader so leave a comment here and I’ll pick a random winner early next week.

Follow along with the rest of the tour:

5/29 In Color Order
5/31 Comfort Stitching
6/4 Generation Q
6/7 Sew Mama Sew
6/12 Pat Sloan
6/14 WhipUp
6/18 Sarah Fielke’s The Last Piece
6/22 Fat Quarter Shop
6/26 Diary of a Quilter
6/28 Amy’s Creative Side
7/3 A La Mode Fabric
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!
7/10 Craft Buds!
7/12 Craft Foxes
7/16 {sew} Allegorical
7/18 Wrap-up Party at!

218 Responses to “It’s Fat Quarterly’s Book! Shape Workshop for Quilters”

  1. Robin Lemke May 24, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  2. Elizabeth May 24, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Thanks for the chance – this looks like it has so many great ideas!

  3. Kathy Nadel May 24, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    This looks like a great book! Congrats on being quoted on the back cover!

  4. DianeY May 24, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    This book sounds right up my alley. I can never leave a pattern aloe-I always try to tweak it somehow.

  5. Gunilla May 24, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Looks like a really good book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  6. Penny Gold May 24, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Would love a copy of the book!

  7. Xandi May 24, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Me! Thanks for the giveaway

  8. Heather May 24, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I’d loooove this book. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Linda May 24, 2012 at 9:39 am #


  10. Alice R. May 24, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Me, me!!! It looks great, I can’t wait to see it!

  11. leslie millrod May 24, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks great!

  12. Sharon B May 24, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Looks like a cool book!

  13. Debbie H May 24, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I would love to win. Thanks!

  14. Judy May 24, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Me please, would love a copy.

  15. Big Mom May 24, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Pick me, please and thank you.

  16. Meg May 24, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I’ve borrowed a copy from my library and am totally head-over-heels with this book! I’d love to win a copy of my own!

  17. Ashleigh Reese May 24, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Oh I love that they teach you the blocks, but leave it to you to decide how to turn it into a quilt top. I so often find myself turning to tutorials to learn techniques, but then want to take it from there myself. But…then sometimes the problem is, the pre-formed design is already in your head. This seems like a nice compromise! :)

  18. Des May 24, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Just checked this out at my library and it’s definately a keeper. I’ll need my own copy for sure!

  19. Sonia B May 24, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance.

  20. ~Michelle~ May 24, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    The format of the book definitely seems appealing – thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  21. Lynn May 24, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Please pick me!! Great giveaway.

  22. Liz Tius May 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    This book looks amazing.

  23. Barbara Bonetto May 24, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    How nice, I had already put this book on the wish list. It would be nice …. :-)

  24. Bruinbr May 24, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    What a great looking book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Ann May 24, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Yes! Looks like a very useful book!

  26. Mary May 24, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    This book looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Susan Jonsson May 24, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway….Can’t wait to see the demos.

  28. Leslie May 24, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Alison May 24, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Random comment; looks like an interesting read!

  30. karen May 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    What a great giveaway! I’d love to check out this book!

  31. Deb C. May 24, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Yes i would love to win a copy of this book. It looks like one of those coffee table books, it’s so artful.

  32. Jenny May 24, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    The book looks wonderful — I’d love it!

  33. Binks May 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I want this book so bad!

  34. Deb May 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I can’t wait to see this book! The page you picked to show has totally inspired me -

  35. Kemsha May 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    I’m such a quilt book fanatic, I’m collecting so many, I’m running out of space… would love to win this one !!

  36. Kris May 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Looks like a great book, can’t wait to see it!

  37. Doris May 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I flipped through this at Barnes & Noble last night–would love to win a copy!

  38. Chancy May 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    This books looks so awesome. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  39. debby warthen May 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    what a cool book! Can’t wait to win (or buy!) my copy!

  40. Erin M. May 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Looks fun. A different book but one that I’m sure is inspiring based on all the contributers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Emily May 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    This book looks lovely! I am drooling over the cuteness of that triangle quilt!

  42. Sarah N May 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    The book looks great – and I would love to own it!

  43. Leslie Williams May 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Looks like an amazing book!

  44. Andee in aZ May 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Thanks for the chance!

  45. Cara @ {Pink Stitches} May 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    This book looks amazing!!!
    Fingers and toes crossed here :)

  46. Anne May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win. This book looks very interesting as I never really “follow” a pattern. I make it up my own way.

  47. Michele T May 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    The book looks fantastic – thanks for the chance!!

  48. Sally Nicol May 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Yes please this looks like the kind of book for me. Thank you for hosting the giveaway

  49. Patti May 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Looks like a book I could sure use. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. Kelly May 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m looking forward to visiting everyone’s site for the blog tour of this book. Thanks for the nice giveaway!


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