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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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 FatQuarterly.com!

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 #

    HELLO! THANKS FOR A NEAT BOOK GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY QUILTING!

  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 #

    …drool…
    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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