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. Amy November 1, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Elizabeth’s book looks amazing. I have learned so much from her.

  2. Heather November 1, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Such pretty fabric and I can’t wait to get Elizabeth’s book…definitely going to be on my Christmas list!

  3. Wendy November 1, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    I already got a sneak peek of the book at Modern Domestic. It looks beautiful! The fabric would be a great place to start!

  4. Lynn November 1, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    I am so excited for this book! I especially like the alternate colorways part. Thanks!

  5. Karen November 1, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I would really like to win the book! the fabric wouldn’t be bad either. Love both!

  6. Sarah S November 1, 2010 at 11:43 am #

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

  7. Bonnie November 1, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Oh yes please, I would love a copy of this book (and plan to buy even if I’m not lucky enough to win it!)

  8. Nancy R November 1, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Can’t wait to get this book, and love that stack of fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Berley November 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Great giveaway! I really enjoy her blog and would love a copy of her book. The fabric is lovely too!

  10. Arabella November 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    This book looks totally awesome and is definitely on my ‘must have’ list!


  11. Cindy November 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Such an exciting new book! I can’t wait to see it! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win it…SOOO fun!

  12. Kirsten November 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I’m so excited at the chance to win! :)

  13. Amie November 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. I’d love a chance to win! Thank you!

  14. Theresa November 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Looks like a fun book with lots of great tips! Can’t wait to check it out.

  15. Marisa November 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    This book looks amazing! And I have a lot still to learn :) The fabrics are lovely too!

  16. Connie H. November 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Love reading her blog everyday and would love owning a copy of her book.
    Great giveaway.

  17. Kate November 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    The book looks amazing, I cannot wait to get a copy of it!

  18. erica November 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    fun to see all these sneak peaks, can’t wait to read the whole thing!

  19. MissyH November 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    I know I won’t win but had to stop by your blog today!!

  20. debbie November 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Elizabeth is awesome! I read her post daily – I’m always excited to see what she has been up to. I would love to own a copy of her book! Thank you so much Elizabeth, you are so creative!

  21. Stacy November 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Great giveaway, I am so excited to see this book!

  22. Kelly Todd November 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the book ever since she first announced it!!

  23. DonnaB November 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book! As a beginning quilter I’ve learned so much from Elizabeth’s blog as well as yours and I know I will get even more out of this book.

  24. Molly November 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    What fun! Finally managing to comment on one of the tour posts :)

  25. Michelle November 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    I absolutely cannot wait to get his book. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Nancy November 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    What a great looking book!

  27. Julie November 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I am so excited about this book! It will be on my holiday gift list, if I don’t win. :)

  28. Linda November 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I so want to win this book, but if I don’t it’s on my Christmas wish list. Congratulations to you for being chosen to host a stop on the tour!

  29. sharon November 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    want to make the kitchen windows quilt!

  30. jackie November 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Hey this is fun, great fabrics!!!!

  31. Theresa November 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  32. Amanda November 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    I have never followed a blog tour like I have this one. I would love to win a copy of this book or the fabrics.

  33. Chancy November 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Elizabeth’s blog is one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Sarah November 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    This blog tour is pretty cool!! Hope I win something!!

  35. Emilee Turner November 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Please count me in on this one…I LOVE Elizabeth Hartman…so her book, or some great fabric would be just perfect!!

  36. Lisa Craven November 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Love your blog & would love to be a winner of this book. It looks awesome. Thanks for hosting.

  37. Carrie L November 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    I have been enjoying this blog tour. Thanks for hosting!

  38. Marjorie November 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I love Elizabeth’s blog and I can’t wait to get the book–hopefully I will win one–or the fabric!

  39. Barbara Cain November 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Thank you for hosting the tour!

  40. Colleen November 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I love Elizabeth’s work!! Can’t wait to see the book! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!!

  41. Angie November 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Love that fabric and that book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  42. Brenda November 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Her patterns are fantastic & from the pages you’ve shown us, the book is a winner!
    Brenda C. Texas

  43. Lara November 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I can’t wait to see this book.

  44. jessica November 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    I look forward to creating some of the beautiful designs in this book. Thanks for the give away.

  45. Shannon November 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Just added this to my Amazon Wish List . . . Can’t wait to get it in my hands and start planning my projects!

  46. Andrea November 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    This book looks gorgeous! I’ve asked my boss to order this book so we can have it in the shop I work in, but I would love, love, love to have my very own copy!

  47. Linda R. November 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    This book looks amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  48. Bridgid November 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks for a great review and giveaway – I can’t wait to see this book in real life. It’d be like having a little piece of the Oh Fransson blog next to the sewing table!

  49. Renee November 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Every picture that I’ve seen from this book is beautiful. I can’t wait to see a copy in person.

  50. Katie November 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    I have been waiting to add this book to my crafty books collection! I read her blog every day, and it definitely helped introduce me to modern quilting techniques, which I love. :)


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