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Crafters Delight with Stash Books Review plus Giveaway

***Giveaway closed–winner notified by email***

Hubs Grandma, Grandma Hig, made the most beautiful quilts.  We have several of the quilts that she made, and there is one on our bed almost year round.  She made quilts for each of the kids, and all of our Grandma Hig quilts will be treasured for a long time to come.

After Grandma Hig passed away, her sewing machine was passed along to me, along with her other sewing and quilting supplies.  What an honor it is to sit at her sewing desk and tinker around with a Singer.   While I’m certain anything I create at the sewing machine will pale in comparison, I would love to learn to quilt like Grandma did.

I recently had the opportunity to review three crafting books from Stash Books, including The Practical Guide to Patchwork, Socks Appeal, and Little Birds.

About Stash Books—Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, is a new line of books that celebrates handmade fabric arts. Stash Books titles encourage the craft sewer to create beautiful authenticity in a time of mass-production. Backed by C&T Publishing’s solid reputation for quality, Stash Books inspires readers with contemporary designs, clear and simple instructions, and engaging photography.

About The Practical Guide to Patchwork

practical guide to quilting

  • 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates
  • Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful.
  • Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block.
  • Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish.
  • Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods.

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new “go-to” book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike throu

I have a quilting project in mind, and now I just need to break out the scissors and get to it.  I will definitely be using The Practical Guide to Patchwork as I muddle my way through my first quilt.

Socks Appeal

Acraft with socksbout Socks Appeal

  • Turn your favorite socks into adorable bunnies, kittens, hamsters, turtles, penguins, and more
  • 15 projects are categorized by skill level, from super-simple to more advanced
  • Your dryer ate a brand new sock? No worries—stray singles can now become the perfect gift in just an hour

Enjoy making whimsical stuffed animals using baby socks, knee socks, crew socks…any kinds of socks rock! Give your critter’s face plenty of creative expression by embellishing with your favorite buttons and embroidery. Several projects are easy enough for children to make for their own toybox, but you’ll want a bunch of these irresistible cuties for yourself, too! Check out the Socks Appeal website.

I now have a use for the toe socks that have been lingering in my drawer for ages!

About Little Birds…

Little Birds

  • 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical
  • The variety of materials and embellishments is sure to inspire you to make every bird in the book
  • These little sweeties make delightful gifts…and the perfect pets!
  • Beginner-friendly projects work well with scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics

This adorable book is all about the birds! From budgies to owls to peacocks, these projects will pique your curiosity and make your heart sing! Many talented designers bring

Can I just say my niece, who is very artsy/crafty is going to LOVE this book!  While I got it for her, I like it so much, I just may have to get another copy!

Buy It… You can purchase these and other Stash Books from C&T Publishing or on  Amazon.com.

Win It… C&T Publishing would like to send one lucky Lady V dZine reader their own copies of The Practical Guide to Patchwork, Socks Appeal, and Little Birds (yes, one winner will get ALL THREE!).

Mandatory Entry… Simply visit http://www.ctpub.com and comment back with another title you would like to own.

***Please note- this must be done before any bonus entries will count***

Bonus Entries…

  • +1-  Follow me on GFC—right side bar, comment with your user name.
  • +1-  Like Lady V dZine on Facebook and comment back here with your screen name.
  • +1-  Subscribe to Lady V dZine by RSS or email and comment back with the e-mail you signed up with (one each)
  • +2-  Follow Lady V dZine on Twitter AND tweet this contest using @ladyvdzine and linking back to this post- comment with your tweet status (may be done up to 4x/day, at least 30 minutes apart)
    • May use “#win 3 craft books from @StashBooks http://goo.gl/rWZUt via @ladyvdzine (12/21) #Christmas #giveaway #2010HolidayGiftGuide #fb #craft #diy”
  • +1-  Follow Stash Books on Twitter and comment back with your user name.
  • +3-  Sign up for the Stash Books Blog Newsletter and comment back with the e-mail you signed up with (will be verified by Stash Books)
  • +1-  Share this giveaway on your Facebook page and comment back with a link to the share (may be done 1x/day).
  • +1-  For each current giveaway that you enter- comment with name of giveaway
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  • +1-  For each non-giveaway post that you leave a RELEVANT comment on- comment back with post title or link to post.
  • +5-  Blog this contest linking to this post- leave 5 comments here with a link to your post

The fine print…

Contest open to US.  Winner must provide street address and phone number for shipping.  Contest ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on 12/21/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

I received the aforementioned complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

Posts may contain affiliate links. See Disclosure. All Opinions are My Own
About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

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  1. I would like:
    A Laurel Burch Christmas

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  2. Following you on GFC

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  3. Liked you on Facebook

    Grace Matthews

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  4. Subscribed to RSS Feed

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  5. Subscribe to e-mail

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  6. Following you on Twitter and Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/gracegives/status/12171673637752833

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  7. Following you on Twitter and Tweeted 2

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  8. Following Stash Books on Twitter

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  9. Signed up for newsletter on Stash Books Blog

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  10. Signed up for newsletter on Stash Books Blog 2

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  11. Signed up for newsletter on Stash Books Blog 3

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  12. Shared giveaway on facebook

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  13. I’d also like to read the Quick Little Landscape Quilt Book.

  14. I also follow you on GFC

  15. I like the Photo Transfer Handbook!

  16. I’m a follower!

  17. I would like to learn how to quilt so A Laurel Burch Christmas would be ideal for that

  18. hard to choose, they’re all great sounding! I’d also like Make It You®—Sew Hip

  19. GFC follower! – Henrietta

  20. I already Like Lady V dZine on Facebook – Henrietta Newman

  21. I am a twitter follower -@ahensnest – and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ahensnest/statuses/13029868346281984

  22. I now Follow Stash Books on Twitter – @ahensnest

  23. I shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/ahensnest/posts/164448023596745

    (you might have to friend request me if you can’t see it – Henrietta Newman)

  24. i’m a GFC follower! emdubroc is my username!

  25. I’m a liker on facebook! (Erin DuBroc)

  26. another fun book to get would be Little Girls, Big Style.

    i have been wanting the practical guide to patchwork for a while! i would love it! the other two look fun, as well! thanks for the chance!

  27. i also posted on facebook about it, but i have high privacy settings, so you might have to friend request me to see it! i promise, it’s there!

  28. signed up for the stash e-newsletter! emdubroc (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. Carla Pullum says:

    Like to win A Patrick Lose Christmas
    Carla cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  30. I would love to have the book Little Girls, Big Style!

  31. I would like Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts.

  32. Felt Wee Folks is a classic. I would love to win it – and the other books too. Generous giveaway. Thanks for offering this contest.

  33. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I love the A Gathered Garden

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  34. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  35. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I subscribed to your feed via google reader

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  36. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars
    I tweeted your giveaway

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  37. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    following @StashBooks on twitter @left_the_stars

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  38. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I shared on my Face Book

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  39. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    Google Friends Connect – following your blog publicly as Louis

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  40. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    following on networked blogs

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  41. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I added your giveaway to Google Buzz

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  42. I would love to own Quick Little Landscape Quilts. Thanks.

  43. I entered the Gingerista giveaway.

  44. I’d love the Quick Little Landscape Quilt Book.

  45. Id love the book Little Girls, Big Style

  46. Nancy Meyer says:

    I would also like Judith Baker Montano Teaches You Crazy Quilting DVD.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  47. Nancy Meyer says:

    I follow via GFC.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  48. I would love to sew some of the clothes from Little Girls, Big Style, so darling!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  49. Follower with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  50. Subscribed with Google Reader
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  51. Following you on Twitter and tweeted herE:
    http://twitter.com/#!/glasscastle/status/17068706785923073
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  52. Following Stash Books on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  53. I like Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts

  54. I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

  55. I like you on Facebook.

  56. I’m subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

  57. We have The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids & it’s got some great projects in it! I’d also love Little Girls, Big Style but that Socks Appeal book made my heart skip a beat! SO CUTE! Thank you for this, getting the kids (and me!) sewing is one of our homeschool goals for the year.

  58. I am now following you via GFC

  59. I have liked you on FB, last name Baron.

  60. I am following Stash on Twitter, name Leighbra 🙂

  61. I signed up for their newsletter, this email address 🙂

  62. #2 I signed up for their newsletter, this email address 🙂

  63. #3 I signed up for their newsletter, this email address 🙂

  64. susan smoaks says:

    i would also like little girls, big style

  65. I’d like A Patrick Lose Christmas (Author: Patrick Lose). Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  66. I follow you on google friend connect. (Kelly Deaton)
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. I like you on facebook. (Kelly Deaton)
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  68. I’m an email subscriber.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. I subscribe to your RSS feed in google reader.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. I follow Stash Books on twitter. (@dkad23)
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  71. I follow you on twitter (@dkad23) and tweeted.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://twitter.com/dkad23/status/17220007133970432

  72. I signed up for the Stash Books Newsletter. – (#1)
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  73. I signed up for the Stash Books Newsletter. – (#2)
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  74. I signed up for the Stash Books Newsletter. – (#3)
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  75. I entered your Rock N Learn Giveaway.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  76. I entered your Strider PREBike Giveaway.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  77. I like the Creatve Art for Papercrafts

  78. following via GFC

  79. I’d like A Patrick Lose Christmas

  80. I like the “Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, Updated 3rd Edition”.

  81. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like to own Quilts Made Modern.

  82. Quilts Made Modern

  83. I’m a GFC Follower (Gianna).

  84. I’m an email subscriber.
    cmanventuresinc(at)gmail(dot)com