257 In book review

Learn to Applique book

I am a fan of applique quilts. Boundaries of shapes are pushed when you can applique, creating endless design possibilities. And I am totally in awe of what some people can create with applique techniques. I have to admit, I am definitely still learning when it comes to applique!

 I have been gradually working on my applique orange peel quilt. I make a few more “peel” blocks before we go on a road trip or a time when I need a good hand work project. I’m excited to see my stack of blocks growing. I think I’ve tried at least 4 different methods of applique on this project and finally found the one that works best for me.

There are so many different applique methods, each with their pros and cons, I really think it’s all about finding one that comfortable for you. If you are looking to learn a new method of machine applique and hone your skills, let me introduce you to the new book  The Modern Appliqué Workbook: Easy Invisible Zigzag Method 11 Quilts to Round Out Your Skills by Jenifer Dick. Sounds helpful doesn’t it?
Jenifer walks through everything, starting with the basics such as supplies and what kinds of fabrics to use and she does it with so much helpful detail. It makes this book an amazing resource. I have already learned so much just from reading it. She even gives helpful tips to know how to work with different shapes, whether they’re curved, sharp points, or have deep grooves.
Also included are alternative methods of sewing the shapes to the background, layering, quilting and alternative binding techniques.

And finally there are 11 modern project designs for you to practice the different techniques. If you are looking for a great “workbook” to learn some new techniques for modern, machine-applique projects I can recommend this as a great one. And Jenifer has generously offered to give a book to one of you readers. If you are interested, leave a comment on this post. Giveaway open until Saturday, Feb 15 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER: KristyFebruary 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I love the projects that have been shown out of this book. Applique is great because you can do it how it works best for you. Your orange peels look good! Thanks for sharing your projects with us. K-
If you would like further reviews and opportunities to win, check out the other blogs who will be reviewing this book:
Feb. 10: Bonnie Hunter www.quiltville.blogspot.com
Feb. 11: Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com  (You are here)

Feb. 12: Angela Walters www.quiltingismytherapy.com/my-blog

Feb. 13: Debbie Grifka www.eschhousequilts.com

Feb. 14: Tammie Schaffer www.craftytammie.com
Feb. 17: Casey York www.studioloblog.wordpress.com
Feb. 18: Deb Rowden www.debrowden.blogspot.com
Feb. 19: Melissa Thompson Maher @ Generation Q magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/ 
Feb. 20: Shea Henderson www.emptybobbinsewing.com
Feb. 21: Diane Harris @ Quiltmaker Magazine http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

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257 Comments

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    mrs.hands
    February 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Wow, that sounds amazing! I am also not as good with appliqué as I would like to be.

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    Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing)
    February 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I have only tried the most basic applique. I'd love to learn it better!

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    Wendy
    February 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Well, since one of my sewing goals in 2014 is to learn how to applique, I not only would like this book…I think I need it! Thanks for the chance to win!<br /><br />caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com<br />http://www.caribousmom.com

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    Linda V
    February 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I love applique and am always looking for ways to improve!

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    Sadie McGrath
    February 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. I&#39;m a very new quilter and though I love the look of applique I&#39;ve yet to try it out. What I like most is how contemporary it can be!

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    LD
    February 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Sounds like a good book. Thanks for a chance.<br />

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    Hooked on Quilting
    February 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I love applique and would love to try a modern version.

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    Just Quilt It
    February 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Looks like a great book. I love to applique, and I really think I would enjoy these projects!

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    thatlittlehouse
    February 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I love to applique but I&#39;m not nearly as good as I&#39;d like to be – thanks for the giveaway!

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    Prima Donna
    February 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I&#39;m still trying to learn hand applique, too. I have also tried a lot of different technique. This book sounds great. I need to learn machine applique, too.

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    Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse
    February 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Amy I ADORE your applique blocks! Wow it&#39;s liek you got right inside my head, these are just my cup of tea 🙂 it was only this morning that I thought I must try some applique, I&#39;ve been wanting to do a little project since before xma – but other projects have got in there first 😉 xo

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    Aureas Kitchen
    February 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I love hand applique, it&#39;s great to have something on hand when travelling.<br /><br />Thanks

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    Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek]
    February 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I would love to win! Thanks for reviewing the book!

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    Nancy
    February 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love applique but I would like a nice machine method. This book sounds like something I need. Would love to win it. Nancy P.

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    Sarah
    February 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, this looks like a great resource for a technique that I would like to try!

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    sandi
    February 11, 2014 at 9:46 am

    You&#39;re applique&#39; blocks are lovely. I&#39;ve been learning hand applique and have done some machine applique&#39; but I definitely need better learning skills as I&#39;m not very good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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    M.W.
    February 11, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. One of my bucket list items is to learn applique so this would be a great starting point.<br />shawn

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    Jusmom1
    February 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I REALLY want to learn applique and this book sounds like it would be an invaluable help in reaching my goal! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Susan
    February 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I would love to have that book!! Question, you mentioned a &quot;hand project&quot; with your orange peel, are you doing needle turn applique with that? <br />Thanks!

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    Donna
    February 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    This is something I have wanted to try … but haven&#39;t. Thanks for the book review.

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    Darlene B
    February 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Seeing the pictures from this book has really peaked my interest. I would love to win a copy of this wonderful resource!

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    Cameron H
    February 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Looks like a lovely book, and I could use it! I&#39;ve never tried applique, even though I&#39;ve made many quilts. Maybe 2014 will be the year.

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    StasaLynn
    February 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Your review really makes me want this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it and for a great review! <br />

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    Deb
    February 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Sounds like a great book!

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    weavinfool
    February 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I need to learn a better way to applique. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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    delaineelliott
    February 11, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Looks like a fantastic book! Thanks.

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    Julie Jones
    February 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I would love to learn how to use applique in quilting, and just in general.

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    Terry@ a quilting blog
    February 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Would love to learn appliqué….thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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    Paula
    February 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for this great chance! I definitely need to improve my applique skills. xx

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    Leigh Anne
    February 11, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This book looks fantastic for the eye candy alone!

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    Karen - Quilts...etc.
    February 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

    the book looks wonderful – I&#39;m a hand person – needle turn applique and have no interest in machine work so I want to remind people than anything you can machine applique you can do by hand also – just add the seam allowance before you cut!

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    Stefanie Tolbert
    February 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Looks like a wonderful book! I&#39;d love to try appliqué.

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    pennydog
    February 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I applique quite a bit but I&#39;m sure I can get much better at it with the aid of this book…

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    RosieGma
    February 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Thank you Amy, for a nice review of Jennifer&#39;s new workbook. I want to learn how to applique so that I can build up my skills as a sewist. I would love to win this workbook….

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    Pam
    February 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I love to applique if its by machine.

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    Terry H.
    February 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I love your orange peel blocks. The colors are wonderful. These blog hops let me &quot;meet&quot; new people and are so inspiring. Thanks for participating and I hope I win.

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    Lisa Mikel
    February 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

    It sound like a great book with lots of good tips. I would love to win.

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    Fran
    February 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    What beautiful projects, those grey leaves are stunning!

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    Linda
    February 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Hi,love the projects! Thanks for a really neat giveaway!<br /><br />cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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    Isabella Elias
    February 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I like to hand appliqué but never found designs that really appealed to me. I think this book is the answer!!!

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    Mrs Quinn
    February 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Love that tree with the leaves. Gorgeous. Sounds like a great book!

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    Kendra Watson
    February 11, 2014 at 11:03 am

    The images from the book look so fresh and modern, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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    A.J. Dub. (Amy)
    February 11, 2014 at 11:03 am

    For the last few days I have been working on applique and embroidery both, with a couple of books I got from the library but the applique one wasn&#39;t quite what I was expecting or needing. It has fun projects though, so I am doing a few of them. This book you are reviewing looks like it might be fun to try. <br />Crossing my fingers!

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    Tonya Stewart
    February 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Love the possibilities that this book could provide! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Tonya Stewart
    February 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Love the possibilities that this book could provide! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Crafty Coffin
    February 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Oh, I love the look of applique quilts and I would love a chance to expand my skill set.

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    Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting
    February 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I haven&#39;t done much applique but would love to learn!

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    carla
    February 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

    This book would be wonderful to have!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

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    Sarah J.
    February 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Love those modern appliqué projects. Thanks!

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    LeahRene
    February 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I love Appliqué! I&#39;m so excited for this book!

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    Jessica B
    February 11, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I&#39;m planning on doing some applique in the very near future and this book would really help.

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    Tamie
    February 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I could work on my appliqué skills. It just doesn&#39;t come easy to me.

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    sophie
    February 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I love all the projects from the book that I&#39;ve seen and would love to win a copy.

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    Tiffany
    February 11, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I would LOVE to learn more about applique! So far I have only done raw edge, anything turned under is too scary for me!

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    tutto a posto
    February 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I would love to learn this easy method of applique. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

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    Donna Baier Stein
    February 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

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    Donna
    February 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Applique is one of my favorite techniques and I would love to win a copy of this book so I can expand my skills!

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    Sharon
    February 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Looks like a great resource, and so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

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    allierae
    February 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I&#39;ve been thinking about applique lately but I&#39;m not sure where to start. This book seems like just what I need to get going.

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    Stina...
    February 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Looks like this book has a lot to give!!! It&#39;s always fun to learn new skills and for me I will look forward to page through this one and start learning new ways!! :0)

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    Carolyn
    February 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I&#39;m a little intimidated by appliqueing but this book sounds like something that could really teach me what I need to know to be successful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    TaraB
    February 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Applique is my favorite. I would love to win this book!

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    Lisa E
    February 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Applique fascinates and terrifies me. This sounds like a good book for me!

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    Laurel09
    February 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Applique is something I really don&#39;t know how to do, so this book would introduce me to a whole new world of quilting. One of the reasons I haven&#39;t done applique in the past is because the traditional applique patterns don&#39;t appeal to me, but these modern patterns look great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Archie the wonder dog
    February 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It looks like a great book!

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    LindaS
    February 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I am just starting to learn to applique. I have tried a couple of times and am not completly happy with the results, so this would be a great book to get. Thanks for the chance. <br />dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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    Ali
    February 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I have only done a teeny bit of applique, it intimidates me and I dont know how to make it hold up on a washable project, Id love this book, thank you for the giveaway!

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    Gill
    February 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    This looks a fabulous book – count me in please!

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    Anna
    February 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Great giveaway! I have been looking around for a good applique guide book- this looks right up my alley 🙂 Thanks!

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    Houseful10
    February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Would love to learn something new!

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    Lisa Marie
    February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Yes please, I&#39;d love the chance to win. The projects look lovely and I would like to try some different applique techniques.

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    Unknown
    February 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I&#39;d love to win this book!

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    Kelly
    February 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Any hints on how to applique are welcome here! I find I&#39;m rather clueless, though I do want to know. 🙂

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    3519c28c-934e-11e3-ad58-000bcdcb471e
    February 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this book. Machine applique is my favorite and the projects in this book look wonderful.<br /><br />Rhonda<br />Blaze831@aol.com

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    Sarah
    February 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    My applique skills definitely need work!

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    February 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Your orange peel blocks look gorgeous! I just started doing needle turn applique and have a lot to learn!

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    Nono
    February 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Looks lovely!! Maybe I&#39;ll get lucky and win a copy… :-)<br />Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Casey Kiley
    February 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love the trees!

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    Wendy L
    February 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Oh, very fun! This is one quilting skill I am quite far from perfecting. Would love to give it a go!

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    Claire
    February 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    What a great resource. I am still learning when it comes to applique and I have tried a few different methods but still find that there is much to learn. I might just have to buy this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    JoyceLM
    February 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    My quilting goal for 2014 is to learn how to machine applique, so I&#39;d love to win this new book. Thanks.

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    SHARON ZISOS
    February 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I have always wanted to try applique however needle turn just isn&#39;t my thing. Thanks for the chance to win this book it sounds like what I need to make the next step!

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    Lisa Wege
    February 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I would love to learn to appliqué!

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    meshellay
    February 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I have an applique pattern that I would like to make but it&#39;s intimidating, this book would help with easier beginner level projects.

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    Elizabeth
    February 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to learn to applique!

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    Lisa
    February 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I would REALLY like to have this book!!

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    green23
    February 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Looks like a great book

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    ploebs
    February 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I have been a little scared to try applique. This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jennifer
    February 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    The more I see of this book, the more I want a copy. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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    Tracy Kay
    February 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I am a little bit scared of Appliqué but I am willing to have a go with a good tutor guiding me through. Sounds like the book might be just the tutor I need. Thanks for the very helpful review, and the chance of a giveaway.

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    Afton Warrick
    February 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I&#39;d love to check out this modern perspective on appliqué.

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    Julie in WA
    February 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I am not a hand appliquer, only use the machine. I could learn a lot from this book! It looks amazing!

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    Jenny
    February 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I&#39;d love it! I haven&#39;t done too much applique. I&#39;ve always wanted to take a class. Thanks!

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    Marti Taylor
    February 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I am intimidated by applique but love the finished look. It is on my &#39;must try&#39; list for this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    EmileeHope
    February 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Appliqué is something I would like to learn-this looks like a great book to help me!

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    Lesley
    February 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Looks like a useful book!

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    RockinHairBabe
    February 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I love your orange peel blocks. I love quilting and travel a lot for work. So I have been trying EPP when I travel. However they are so small I feel like it is taking way to long to see the end result. I would love to try appliqué blocks. I think I must read this book for sure. It appears to me that I would at least think it was going faster if the blocks are larger. Right? 🙂 chamberlinbecky(at

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    thriftstorecrafter.com
    February 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I love to applique and am excited about seeing some modern applique patterns. thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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    Janarama
    February 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Would love to learn new techniques for applique. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    TADVR
    February 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Love her stuff, thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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    Grandmasewnsew
    February 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I would love to learn to applique and have been meaning to do so! This book looks great so thank you for the recommendation!

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    Barbara Pricola
    February 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I would love to improve my applique skills!!!!

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    Nena
    February 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Hi – the appliques featured are beautiful! but the quilting oh my! – the background quilting and outline quilting for the tree quilt? Stunning! – and thanks for the chance!

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    Kati from Kati's Quilting
    February 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Amy, thank you so much for the review! I decided to start to learn applique this year and this book looks like a big help. I will get it even if I didn&#39;t win! 🙂 thanks again for the recommendation!

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    Granny Maud's Girl
    February 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I love appliqué, but there is always more to learn. (And a friend who would like to learn more.)

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    Ashley
    February 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I am eager to learn how to applique!!

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    Vernon
    February 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    NIce giveaway. I&#39;m just now starting to explore applique and this book would be helpful.

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    Amanda Viser
    February 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I am just starting out doing appliqué with a Dresden plate. I would love to learn more!

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    Whitney Leonard
    February 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I would love to learn more about applique. Being new to the world of quilting, I&#39;m still honing my basic piecing skills. I&#39;m sure this book would have some great techniques to learn about the applique side of the quilting world! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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    DebraKay Neiman
    February 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I like the examples in this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    patricia mckenzie
    February 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I am also attempting to learn the art of applique, I would love this book.

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    true2beeme
    February 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Love appliqué and would love chance to have this book!

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    Jane S.
    February 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I need all help I can get when it comes to applique. The methods that I&#39;ve used so far don&#39;t make me love it, so maybe if I have this book I can find one that makes it wonderful for me! Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

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    Lizzy B
    February 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I just finished my first applique project and I&#39;m not very pleased with the results. Having this book would be helpful!

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    Ramona
    February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I would love to improve my applique skills and this book looks like a good way to start.

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    Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things
    February 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I love to applique! This book looks so fresh and inspiring. I find applique just so much more enjoyable than piecing. Your orange peel blocks are looking great.

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    Debbie
    February 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I have noticed over the years that I am always drawn to appliqué quilts. Would love to learn from this book.

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    LynneMcL
    February 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I&#39;m always scared of applique – but by the look of this book, I think the projects are beautiful enought that I&#39;d swallow my fear and jump in! Thanks for the great giveaway,],

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    Kylie Carlson
    February 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I love that yellow tree! Thank you for a great giveaway.

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    Sandy
    February 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I&#39;ve always wanted to learn this method! I absolutely love those modern trees! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    jenni
    February 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    One of my goals for this year is to try applique!<br />

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    Shar
    February 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    This looks like an amazing book. If I don&#39;t win it will have to go on my wish list.

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    Jo
    February 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    This looks like a great book. I have done hand appliqué but not machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    annemarie
    February 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I would love to win this book – applique is something I have always wanted to master.

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    Cheryl
    February 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I love the trees. Applique is not my strong point and I would like to learn more.

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    Sue
    February 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Your orange peel blocks look great! I love the quilts from the book that you included in your post…so pretty!

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    scottylover
    February 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Love your blocks! I am not good at applique and wold love to learn different ways to do it. Love the blocks on the cover, too!<br />Sandy A

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    Allison Ballard
    February 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This sounds like a great opportunity to learn applique! As a new quilter, that&#39;s an opportunity I would love to snatch up! 🙂

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    PK Sews
    February 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I&#39;m looking forward to seeing your finished orange peel quilt! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book.

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    Margaret
    February 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I think this book looks marvelous!

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    Allison C
    February 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Looks like a fun quilt

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    Allison C
    February 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I mean fun book 🙂

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    Emily
    February 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Neat book! Would love to learn more about applique!

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    Anda W
    February 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I am making my first applique quilt and am finding it quite a challenge! awolk at rogers dot com

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    aeundrw
    February 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Would love to add this book to my quilting book library!

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    Beth Buning
    February 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I would love to have this book. I have done very little applique and would be thrilled to learn more.

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    Cindy
    February 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Love applique, but dislike all the steps sometimes!

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    Becky
    February 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I love the look of this modern applique. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    DeborahGun
    February 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    would love to learn how to applique properly!

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    contentncm
    February 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Put my name in the hat. I&#39;m struggling with the best way to applique for me. <br />contentncm at yahoo dot com

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    contentncm
    February 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Put my name in the hat. I&#39;m struggling with the best way to applique for me. <br />contentncm at yahoo dot com

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    Tina
    February 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    The book looks terrific. I am really interested in applique.

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    Melissa Gerber
    February 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Your orange peel blocks are delightful! I plan to get back to appliqué after I finish a baby quilt for my new nephew.

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    Sonia B
    February 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Love those trees. Thanks for the chance.

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    Lisa
    February 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I would love to win this book! I think it would give me the extra help I really need! It looks awesome!

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    Carol
    February 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looks great.

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    Mary
    February 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I like to applique and a resource book is always helpful. I like the samples you show here. Hope to win the Book on the Blog Tour!

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    SeeMaryQuilt
    February 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Love it! I&#39;ve always wanted to do an orange peel quilt, but all that appliqué scares me. <br /><br />Thanks for the chance.

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    Sober Brat
    February 11, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I would LOVE to learn how to do that! That&#39;s on my &#39;list&#39;!

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    Mel
    February 11, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Love the orange peels. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.<br /><br />:)

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    Beth
    February 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book. The tree quilt in blue, yellow, and gray really appeals to me–I&#39;d love to learn how to make one of my own.

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    Kristy
    February 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I love the projects that have been shown out of this book. Applique is great because you can do it how it works best for you. Your orange peels look good! Thanks for sharing your projects with us. K-

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    KMSC
    February 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I would love to improve my applique skills. Thanks for the giveaway!<br />k.castanette@hotmail.com

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    Linda
    February 11, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I have been afraid of applique, so this would be great. I&#39;d love to win…8-)

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    Cheryl
    February 11, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I don&#39;t have much experience with appliqueoso this would be a great book to help me with project ideas! Mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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    Alesha Klein
    February 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I love applique and am always looking for ways to improve!

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    Lyssa
    February 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love appliqué but only know one way to do it.

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    mamasem
    February 12, 2014 at 12:17 am

    I love these applique designs.

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    Karrie S
    February 12, 2014 at 12:48 am

    This is a perfect book for me!

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    Arianna M.
    February 12, 2014 at 1:12 am

    What a great giveaway! I have done very little applique and would love to learn some new techniques.

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    Gemini Jen NZ
    February 12, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Sounds like a fantastic book! I have made a few applique projects including a queen-size 12-block teddy bear family album quilt. Would love to try some modern applique and the book looks wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Sharon Jones
    February 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I love applique, but would love to be able to do it.<br /><br />Looks like a most beautiful give-away.<br /><br />Sharon

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    Sew HappyNess
    February 12, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I love your orange piece quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. <br />What a great book. I just finished an appliqué piece using basic blanket stitch. I was happy with the result as I hadn&#39;t done any appliqué work for 3 years. I just wished I used other techniques. How excited would I be to see this book arrive in the post?! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    ozone3
    February 12, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Would love to learn more about doing applique.<br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Tabitha Keener
    February 12, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Count me in,it looks like a great book! Thanks<br /><br />tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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    WeedyMama
    February 12, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I&#39;m falling in love with those 4-spoke &quot;things&quot; on the front cover of this book. I have to smile when I look at the mid-century modern light fixture. I have the proper table for it to hang over. Still have a soft spot for the mid-century modern, half a century later.

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    Dell and Janice
    February 12, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this cool book!

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    Katie Cohagen
    February 12, 2014 at 4:14 am

    What a fun book! I love appliqué but I only know one method.

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    Margaret
    February 12, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Wow I need this book. Count me in

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    Cathy
    February 12, 2014 at 4:24 am

    This is the book I`ve been waiting for! Thank you for a chance to win.

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    Erica Toole
    February 12, 2014 at 6:01 am

    This would be the perfect book to add to my library. I have an applique project coming up later this year and I have never done it before. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Carole Shaffer
    February 12, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I love learning new things please put my name in

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    Elizabeth
    February 12, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I enjoy machine applique and love new inspiration and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mommarock
    February 12, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I have learned the circle so far.. and my technique is not that good, but the pictures you have shown here are truly inspirational! It makes me want to try more and more. I have no drawing ability, and would love to learn more about where to find picture ideas etc..that seems to be my stopping point. How very exciting!!

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    Jean
    February 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

    So far my favorites are the trees, that could change as I see more of the book, but I love those trees.

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    Kelsey K
    February 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I love doing appliqué and would love this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Diane Baldwin
    February 12, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I have been laboriously hand appliqueing everything because I never liked the way machine applique looked. The gorgeous pictures from this book give me hope that there may, indeed, be an easier way:)<br />

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    Thumper
    February 12, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I&#39;ve always wanted to learn to applique and Jennifer&#39;s samples are beautiful! Thanks.

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    Shannon Spencer
    February 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I absolutely LOVE the samples you showed in your post. My goal is to do more applique this year and I&#39;d love to try the beautiful trees on white!

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    Liz
    February 12, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I love the look of applique and am always looking for new ideas on how to accomplish it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

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    Tanya Simmons Weiss
    February 12, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Since I&#39;m a beginner quilter, this would be a great addition to my resources! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

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    SuBee618
    February 12, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Thank You for the opportunity to win this fantastic book!! Would love to learn to do this!

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    Melissa Crafts
    February 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I would love to learn applique! I hope I win this book! melcrafts [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    Karen
    February 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I am nervous about trying applique which is ridiculous considering my experience with handwork. Maybe this book will get me over the hump to actually giving it a try.

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    Sherry
    February 12, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I just requested this book at our library so that I could take a look and see if it is one I want to buy. I have not done much applique but want to get better at it. This looks like a great book to learn from.

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    Melissa Murray
    February 12, 2014 at 8:35 am

    This books looks great! I would love a free copy…otherwise its already on my Amazon wish list!

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    Andrea
    February 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Looks like a great book – thanks so much!

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    ninawithfreckles
    February 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Hi, the book looks lovely! Thanks for a chance to participate.

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    Cheri Hage
    February 12, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Love, Love to hand sew 🙂 This book looks fun !

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    Judith
    February 12, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I love to applique by machine. Looks like a wonderful book to get the real scoop on how to do it!

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    Missy Shay
    February 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I am still trying to learn how to applique, thank you for the chance to win!<br />missysaprons@gmail.com

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    Camille Mendel
    February 12, 2014 at 9:31 am

    This book looks great. I love the trees and the quilting on them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Cat Lady
    February 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I find that I use different ways to do applique depending on the project I am working on. Love your Orange Peels. Would enjoy Jenifer&#39;s book.<br />Thanks for the review.

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    A-Squared
    February 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I learned to applique in the olden days and just didn&#39;t feel that inspired, but using it for more modern designs looks delightful. I&#39;d love to learn new techniques from this book. Thanks for doing this give away!

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    Carol Sc
    February 12, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I have to admit, applique is not my favorite technique so I am always looking for an easier way — this looks like it might be the one.

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    Kalynn's Creations
    February 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Love this book, looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lin Marsh
    February 12, 2014 at 10:42 am

    This would be a wonderful way to learn to become comfortable with applique. Thanks for the chance.<br />linsquilts.blogspot.com

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    GwenDee
    February 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for the book review. I would love to win the applique book. It would help me improve my quilting skills.

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    colleen
    February 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    appliqué i would like to learn more and do more thanks for the chance to win <br />colleen1990@yahoodotcom

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    Lin
    February 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Waouw that book sounds useful. I&#39;m in. Thank you very much for doing this give away.<br />teatrold@gmail.com

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    Laura
    February 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    This book sounds like one I could really use. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    June D
    February 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Great photos of projects. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this drawing!

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    paige
    February 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I&#39;ve never done any applique but I would love to learn how. The modern projects look like a fun spin on things. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lynne
    February 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Andrea
    February 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Such loveliness! I&#39;ve done applique, but not much. This book could be the perfect starting point for me! I really love the tree with falling leaves!

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    Katy Cameron
    February 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Wait, invisible thread?! Genius!

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    Iris
    February 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Talk about getting out of ones comfort zone. Although from how you describe it, this book might just do the trick. Thanks for hosting the give away

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    Lana
    February 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    This would be a wonderful thing to learn how to do better…I do it now, but it is frustrating at times and takes the fun out…<br />I would love to learn the right way to do this!!!

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    Kala
    February 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    It sounds like the perfect book for the I&#39;ve never done this before person. Which I am! I would love to give it a GO! Thanks for the hope that I might win! 😉

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    Brenda
    February 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Fun looking book.

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    Gogiii
    February 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I&#39;m still trying to learn hand applique, too. I have also tried a lot of different technique. This book sounds great. I need to learn machine applique, too.

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    Gogiii
    February 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I&#39;m still trying to learn hand applique, too. I have also tried a lot of different technique. This book sounds great. I need to learn machine applique, too.

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    Ashley Fab
    February 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Been having trouble with applique and this book is exactly what I need! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Diane
    February 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the book review. I want to learn more about appliqué and this sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Laura Links
    February 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Rhonda Davis
    February 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I started quilting almost a year ago and have finished a couple of appliqued wall hangings. I love the freedom that applique gives in designing a project that is uniquely your own. Thanks for the chance to win this inspiring and helpful book!

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    hannah
    February 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you for such a helpful review! I&#39;ll add this to my wish list of books :)<br /><br />Quick dot Hannah at gmail dot com

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    Joni
    February 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Love the orange peels. It is on my wish to do soon list. I have not had much success with applique. This book would be a great start!

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    Hitch and Thread
    February 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Oh yes please! I love applique but could with some pointers!

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    MJ
    February 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Would love to win this book, thanks for the chance. Love your messenger bag, too. Made one as a Christmas gift, sooo gard to give it away!<br />

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    ronnie
    February 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Looking forward to checking out that book!

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    Barb and Sharon
    February 12, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I&#39;d love to become more comfortable with appliqué!<br />Barb@Witsend

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    Hope
    February 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    The book looks like a great one to add to my quilty book collection. I do enjoy applique, it&#39;s so relaxing.

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    Barb
    February 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Applique – so many techniques, so little time. Would love to expand my repertoire to include more appliqué and this book would certainly help. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    BJ is Quilting!
    February 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I would so dearly love this book!

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    Pamela Koppleberger
    February 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Love applique and this books looks like fun.

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    Kathie
    February 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    This book looks wonderful and is here right at the right time for me. I have a quilt that I&#39;m now stuck at because of the applique. I&#39;m so afraid I&#39;m going to mess it up. Thanks for the opportunity to win

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    Miggsie
    February 13, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing!<br />

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    hafza
    February 13, 2014 at 1:04 am

    So many beautiful pattern… thanks for the chance to win!

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    Gina S.
    February 13, 2014 at 6:53 am

    This looks like it would be lots of fun!

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    Sonya
    February 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I would LOVE to win this book! I definitely need to start learning to appliqué!

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    Anita
    February 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I think I really need this book.<br />Anita T.

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    moesey
    February 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I&#39;d love to win this book – it looks amazing! Thanks for the chance!<br />

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    Shawn Klinkner
    February 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Applique is an amazing skill to have with quilting. I would love to have this book as a resource to learn how to do it. Thanks for the recommended reading!

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    Fleurette
    February 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Wow! that book looks so inspiring. Your orange peel blocks are lovely!

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    Eugenia
    February 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Me cuestan las aplicaciones, pero me gusta mucho realizarlas.<br />Besos

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    Sarah
    February 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Wow! Those designs are wonderful! really opens up possibilities in quilt design. Especially for pictures! Would love this book! Love your blog!

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    Lisa
    February 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Me please!!!!<br />

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    paige
    February 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I&#39;ve never tried appliqué. I&#39;ve always been too intimidated and worried it takes too long.

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    paige
    February 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I&#39;ve never tried appliqué. I&#39;ve always been too intimidated and worried it takes too long.

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    the running hare
    February 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I&#39;m new to applique so any help would be great!

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    Purl Buttons
    February 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I am so excited about this book! It is like she knew what I wanted to learn about. I love your orange peel blocks and the crisp, modern look they have.<br />

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    Parthena's Creative Life
    February 13, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Would love this book! The applique and quilting are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Jésabelle B.
    February 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I would love to try those techniques!

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    Love
    February 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I have a few small quilt tops that were never finished because of the applique pieces left… this would be huge! Thank you:)

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    Lynn
    February 13, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Oh man! This would come in so handy bc I just started my dear jane and some blocks just have to be appliquéd and I have no clue!

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    sandrarumsey
    February 14, 2014 at 2:26 am

    This looks an exciting book. Thanks for the chance.

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    Shannon Schlosser
    February 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    This book looks amazing–such fun projects! I would love to get my hands on it.

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    Elisa
    February 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    This looks awesome and would help on a project I plan to do with my guild. Thanks

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    Deb
    February 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    This looks like such an inspirational book! Can&#39;t wait to see it!<br />Thanks-Deb

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    PT in SC
    February 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Love the applique trees and would love to have this book for my very own. Thanks.

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    Sherry VF
    February 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I&#39;d love to learn the different applique techniques in this book. I am a fan of Jenifer&#39;s designs. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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    KimG
    February 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this book. I would like to be better at applique.I have a few projects earmarked, maybe this would help me be more sucessful.

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    Janice
    February 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I&#39;ve just discovered appliqué and this book looks fabulous.

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    Jessica
    February 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Mary LeNoble Bondra
    February 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I&#39;ve done some invisible thread applique, but this book really looks interesting.<br />

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    Heather
    February 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I love, love love these projects. I need some easier applique to develop my skills.

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