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. Shirley May 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Looks like an amazing book! Would love to win :)

  2. Jenni May 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Looks like a great book with lots of potential! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. SewLindaAnn May 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    I’m sure everything in the book is fresh and exciting, just like the Ezine!

  4. MarciaW May 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    This book would give me some guidance to stretch and release my quilty preconceptions about blocks. It’s written by blogland people that I like and respect. Please enter me into the drawing.

  5. Tricia L May 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I love that quilt on the back of the book! Can’t wait to pick up a copy.

  6. Sue May 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    This looks like a really great fun and interesting book.

  7. Megan May 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    It looks FABULOUS but you modern quilters are putting them out so FAST!!! I just got YOURS, and Jackie and Katie’s, and the new Stitch! I NEED to win one until I get at least a couple quilts done!

  8. Lindsay May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I’d love to win this book, it looks like it would be a great resource.

  9. susana May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Seguramente su sorteo no es internacional,pero no importa ,me alegro por su alegria… es que es usted increíblemente talentosa.Aprendo de a poco con su blog.

  10. Ashley Urban May 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Looks like such a fun book! Good luck to all!

  11. CitricSugar May 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Oooh, thanks for the chance!! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a copy…

  12. Ellen Fontaine May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Looks very interesting! I like the quilt on the back cover.

  13. Alison Teitelbaum May 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Even though I never win these things, I still keep hoping. Looks like an awesome book!

  14. Judith May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway. And for the great review.

  15. ritainalaska May 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    a book to inspire … would love to win it! thanx for the opportunity to do so.

  16. janie May 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    this book looks fun! thanks for the chance to win !

  17. MelodyJ May 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    The pictures from the book look great.


  18. melissa May 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! :)

  19. Ginger May 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Hope you are hanging in there with the end of your baby-growing… Thanks for taking the time to offer a giveaway!

  20. Jessica May 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Thaks for the giveaway. I would love a copy!

  21. Yzo May 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Awesome! I would love to win this book! Thanks :)

  22. Diana May 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Oh, I love Fat Quarterly! Thanks for the chance!

  23. Beth T. May 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I’ve been curious about this book, and I’m glad to hear it’s as great as I imagined it would be. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Ann May 25, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like I could learn some new techniques with this book.

  25. Jo Ann May 25, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    That looks like a great book, a quilting tool if you will. I love that it is not a “how to make exactly the quilt on the cover” kind of book.

  26. Michele May 25, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Book looks fabulous. Hope I win.

  27. Karen May 25, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Looks like a great book. Include me in the drawing please.

  28. Flavia M.-W. May 25, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    how nice! The book looks fantastic! Please pick me!

  29. Monique May 25, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Love this book already! Hope I win! :)

  30. Sharon M. May 25, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    What a great giveaway. Thank you. Hope I win.

  31. Margaret May 25, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Looks like a must-have book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. MollyP May 25, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    I adore Fat Quarterly! This book is a great collection of the group itself. So glad it’s doing a tour. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. marci May 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Id love to have acopy of the book!

  34. Lynnette May 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the book – it looks like a lot of fun and some inspiring projects!

  35. Kate May 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Would love to win this–thanks for the chance!

  36. lisa m May 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    As you said, I love how the book seems to challenge one to be creative. I’d love to win it!

  37. becky derry May 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I feel the need to own this book already saw the preview earlier. thank-you for the give-away offer. good-luck all. Becky

  38. gisele May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm #


  39. Beth Ferenc May 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    This book looks fabulous! I can’t wait to see the entire book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  40. Alli May 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    This book looks so fun! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  41. diane May 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d love to win that book!

  42. Tamie May 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for participating in the book tour.

  43. Page May 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Wow! I would love to win this. Congratulations on your pending arrival. I used to knit with my babies on my lap!

  44. QuiltNut Creations May 26, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Such a great book. Thanx for the chance.

  45. Heather Mentzer May 26, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    That looks like a great book to have, thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Suz May 26, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Definitely on my ‘wish list’! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Amy Eileen Koester May 26, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    I’ve been quilting a long while and modern quilting is fabulous. I need a whole new library of books.

  48. Sue Bone May 26, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    I love the look of the quilt photographed above your quote.

  49. colleen May 26, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  50. Chris May 26, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    This is on my wish list! thanks for the giveaway.


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