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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

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 and comment back with another title you would like to own.

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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.

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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.