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. Debbie-Esch House Quilts May 26, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    It looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Amy May 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    The book looks very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Leigh May 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Lisa Estrada May 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    This book looks intriguing and the layout looks very pleasing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Jacqueline May 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book, it looks fantastic!

  6. Holly Flynn May 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. Or two. Or three. I know several avid sewers who would love to receive this as much as I would.

  7. Cassie May 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    This looks like sucha fun book!

  8. Donna Joy May 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    This looks like an amazing book for my quilting resource , looks like I would have lots of fun projects.

  9. Jette May 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    This book has been on my wish list for a long time and now it has been released.
    Regards from sunny Copenhagen

  10. Sally Dutton May 27, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Great looking book . THanks for the chance!

  11. Carla May 27, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    I would love a copy for my library. What a great resource. Thank-you!

  12. Nancy A. May 27, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Oh what fun I would have playing with the ideas in that book. Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. Lindy S. May 27, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Very Cool Stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Denise May 27, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    It looks like a fun book.

  15. Judith May 27, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I would love to win that book. It looks really interesting.

  16. Rachel May 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Would absolutely love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Anita T. May 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Pick me, pick me!

  18. Carmen May 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I would love to win a copy – thanks for the chance!

  19. shawn May 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    What a neat concept! I’d love to win a copy!

  20. Belinda May 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I’m learning to quilt so this book looks like a fantastic resource! Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Rhonda H. May 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Yes, would love to win; thanks for the chance!

  22. Jodi G. May 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Great looking book full of wonderful quilts and info. Looking forward to the hop and finding out more.

    Thank you and Lark Books for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  23. Stacie May 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. cinzia allocca May 28, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    looks like there’s some interesting stuff in there! Thanks.

  25. Pam May 28, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Ohh, how did I miss this, I didn’t know that they had a book coming out. And now I do, I want it…of course!! Winning it would keep me out of trouble with the Finance Department at our place!!

  26. Teri Fritch May 28, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    What a great book. I have leafed through the pages and there are a few things I have my eyes on.

  27. Pattij May 28, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    This looks like such a fun book!

  28. Kyndra May 28, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    It looks like a great book! I would love to have a copy!

  29. Karrie Smith May 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I REALLY want this book! This book looks so awesome. It’s definitely #1 right now on my Books I NEED list :) THanks for the chance to win! I think it’s cool that also that your quote is on the back!!

  30. Corie May 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I’ve never made a quilt but I’d love to try!! This book looks awesome! Thank you
    for the book giveaway! I’m wishing myself good luck. (fingers crossed)

  31. KerryQ May 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I love all the techniques that this book teaches. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. justsewaudrey May 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    This books sounds great! Def gonna get me a copy!

  33. Keri P May 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    This looks like my kind of book! modern, fun & fantastic color &fabric combos! THanks for the chance!

  34. Paula May 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book – the Fat Quarterly gang are so talented! Thank you!

  35. Angela Stevens May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    This book looks awesome :)

  36. Carla G May 29, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This book looks fantastic! thanks for a chance to win! :)

  37. Kelie May 29, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    Looks like such an amazing book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Becky Greene May 29, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Thanks for a peek insode the book – loads of talent showcased there!!

  39. Renee May 29, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    I would love that book!!

  40. Dana @ Water Penny May 29, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    This book does look great! Congrats on the quote on the back cover! Neat!

  41. Kay May 29, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    This is a fab book, as a new sewer this would make a great resource. Thank you for a thoughtfull giveaway.

  42. YC May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Some of those blocks look like a great challenge.

  43. lycia naff May 29, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Would love to win the Fat Quarterly. At the moment, I’ve put my fat quarters on a diet. Gluten free, of course.

    • lycia naff May 29, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      i commented already but it seems it didn’t go through. Here is me wanting to win the book, just in case! Tnx

  44. Lauren May 29, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Looks awesome, thanks for the opportunity!

  45. Amy DeCesare May 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Coming from the Fat Quarterly folks, I’m sure this book is a winner! Looks fascinating, and I’d love to see all the blocks.

  46. Lisa McGriff May 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Count me in to win!

  47. brenda May 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    what great new quilts!

  48. bee May 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    what a fun looking book!

  49. Kirsten May 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    This looks like such a wonderful book – thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Sallie May 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Looks like a great book – would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!


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