The Practical Guide to Patchwork book review and giveaway!

**Comments are now closed – I will post the winners on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd!**

Today it’s my turn on the Practical Guide to Patchwork blog tour!


I was so happy to be asked to be a part of this tour. I have been reading Elizabeth’s blog since I started quilting and it has played no small role in my learning to quilt.  I’m certain that this is also the case for a lot of you reading – her tutorials and instructions have always been so well done.   I’m so happy to report that her book perfectly reflects her amazing skills!

First off, it starts with an entire section on all of the quilting basics…


All the info you’d ever need to make a quilt, from start to finish – laid out in Elizabeth’s clear and informative style.   This alone makes the book worthwhile but there are also 12 great patterns included.

Some simple…


…and some a touch more involved.


For all of the patterns Elizabeth gives alternate fabrics suggestions.  That’s not something you see in most quilt books and it really encourages the reader to think about the patterns in different colors and be inspired to come up with combos of their own.


People have often asked me for quilting book recommendations and I often struggle to name just one as I find some have great inspiration and some have great instructions, but often they don’t have both…  Until now!  The Practical Guide to Patchwork really provides both and is overall a beautiful book.  Definitely one to add to your library!

So now on to the giveaway!   Stash Books and Elizabeth are giving away one copy of the book to a lucky winner! Just comment on this post and you’ll be entered into the giveaway.

But it doesn’t end there, Elizabeth is also giving away this great fat eight bundle and a second lucky commenter will win the bundle!

Alissa Eighths

Good luck to all of you!  And don’t forget that the blog tour continues:

Monday, November 1: Connecting Threads
Tuesday, November 2: Rossie
Wednesday, November 3: One Shabby Chick
Thursday, November 4: True Up
Friday, November 5: Pink Chalk Studio
Saturday, November 6 Whip Up

I will close comments on Monday, Nov. 1st at 9:00 PM PST.

722 Responses to “The Practical Guide to Patchwork book review and giveaway!”

  1. Suzanne November 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    What a great giveaway!! The book looks so wonderful!!!

  2. Sarah-Hayden November 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    This book looks wonderful! It is on my Christmas present to self list along with some more fabric, of course!

  3. Mary November 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Whooo, got in just under the wire. So excited about this book, but I promised to wait until after Christmas to make any book purchases! Fingers crossed, because I don’t think I can wait, but this is a total loop hole!


  4. Hollie November 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  5. annette November 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    This book looks like a treasure trove! Hopefully I will have a copy on my bookselves soon.

  6. Melanie Ham November 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    I am very excited about this book, it’s on my Christmas list ;)

  7. lynne s of oz November 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win – this looks like a great book :-)

  8. Jessica J. November 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Love the book! I would have so much fun making those quilts!!

  9. funderbug November 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Elizabeth’s blog has been dutifully added to Google Reader :)

  10. Rose L November 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    I LOVE Oh Fransson! and my first quilt ever was made with one of Elizabeth’s patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Abi November 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Holy comments, Batman! Whew! I love these blog tours – imagine how happy I was to just be stopping by some LAMQG blogs and see the chance for a book I’m waiting to buy! Yay! Hope all is well – missing all of you and your huge amounts of creativity.

  12. Victoria November 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    So excited for the book!

  13. Lilla November 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    I’m a quilting newbie and have frequently referred to Oh, Fransson! and am happy to have been directed to your blog, Alissa. Thanks for this post!

  14. Patty Simmons November 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    This is going to be on Amazon’s best seller list; I can see it now. What a great resource for both beginning and more experienced quilters. Her blog is amazing and I’m glad she introduced me to yours. I’d love to win any of the great prizes.

  15. Mary Beth November 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  16. Roberta November 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    wow…you all make it look so beautiful and easy and I’m so afraid to even try…but I really want to. Perhaps I’ll start with a table runner or pillow? I’d love to win this book and the fabrics as a kick start ;)
    Fondly, Roberta

  17. monique November 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    This book is on my Christmas wish list! (Never too early to start a list)!

  18. Krista November 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    This book looks great! So what I need.

  19. Patricia Filkins November 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    I love this book, what a delightful win this would be;-). Thanks for the chance!

  20. Kimberly November 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Count me in!

  21. nettie November 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    i love elizabeth, and want this book so bad!

  22. Mary November 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks for a great review and giveaway. Elizabeth really has talent. Her book looks very detailed. It well definitely helped myself and others be introduce to modern quilting techniques,which I need. As I am an older, new quilter.



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