Friday, June 26, 2015

books, books, books at Connecting Threads!

I've always loved books, so it's no surprise that I also love books about sewing.  I find myself studying them, trying new things  and returning to favorites again and again.  This week I noticed some features in Connecting Threads' book section that are super helpful when book shopping.  I asked them if we could do a little giveaway, and they agreed!  Here goes...

First of all, Connecting Thread stocks a massive selection - over 300 quilting and sewing books. Wowzers!  Really that would be too many if they didn't have some clever ways of simplifying the browsing experience.  Sure you can sort by New or by Best Sellers or even Most Searched Authors, but honestly those aren't going to get me to what I like any faster than searching on Amazon.  What I appreciate is the option to sort by Subject, so I can hone in on books about free motion quilting or find a good beginners book to gift to a friend.  Kudos to Connecting Threads for breaking down their selection into a bunch of very specific subjects!

favorite books at Connecting Threads {giveaway}
Stitch Love, Savor Each Stitch, Improvising Tradition, Modern Rainbow, Handmade Style, Cabin Fever

It took me just few moments to collect some books I like.  I'm sure you could do the same.  And then you'd wonder... is it really one I need to own?

For me buying or passing by a book comes down to how many of the projects I'd actually want to make.  Connecting Threads gets that and has a simple solution!  Click "view more images" at each book's item page to preview many of the projects.  It's way better than looking over the first few pages of the book on Amazon, at least for me, because you get to see a bunch of projects, not directions for how to make one.  I love this feature!  It's so much more like paging through the book in person.


Now before we do our giveaway I want to draw your attention especially to Modern Rainbow by Rebecca Bryan.  I received a complimentary copy of this book just prior to Eleni's birth and have been meaning to tell you about it ever since.  For someone who loves a vibrant, modern use of color, this book is absolute eye candy.  The cover quilt is my very most favorite, but several other projects have definitely caught my imagination.

Modern Rainbow 2

Modern Rainbow 3

My overriding thought as I've paged through Modern Rainbow over the past few months is that this is the book I would write, if I were to write a quilting book.  And now I don't have to; Rebecca did it beautifully!  She and I seem to make a lot of the same fabric and style choices.  Plus her way of explaining things makes total sense to me.  Basically, if you like my blog, I think you'll really like this book!

::Giveaway::

To celebrate their book-y excellence, Connecting Threads is giving away the book of your choice to one lucky reader.  Unfortunately they can only ship to the U.S. or Canada.  If you live internationally and choose to enter, you could always have your prize sent to a friend in U.S. or Canada, just because you're incredibly nice?  Sorry we couldn't do better.

To enter this giveaway, tell us which book you'd choose from Connecting Threads vast selection OR which quilting/sewing book you've been enjoying most lately.  Enter now through noon, eastern time, on Monday the 29th.  Don't forget to include your email if necessary.  Good luck, friends!



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And our winner is #89, Kathie, who selected All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland!

199 comments:

  1. I would love Improvising Tradition by Alexandra Ledgerwood. I love the feel of the book and the projects are right up my alley.

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  2. I'd try You Inspire Me To Quilt. My favorite that I have right now is Handmade Style, such a great book!

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  3. I just got Handmade Style by Anna Graham and it's wonderful. So many projects I want to make and I love the way it is laid out. Picture heavy in the front to show the projects and the instructions in the back.

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  4. Cabin Fever looks like a lot of fun! Love that project view feature on the site.

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  5. I would love "Irish Chain Quilts" by Melissa Corry, there are several in there that I want to try!

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  6. I would love wool applique folk art

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  7. I would like "Irish Chain Quilts.
    Thank you.

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  8. Handmade Style by Anna Graham has been on my wish list since it came out!

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  9. I love Connecting Threads book selection. It's very dangerous to go browsing there! I've had my eye on Double Wedding Rings by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, but I know I'd have to look through them all just be sure.:)

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  10. Connecting Threads is my go to place to buy books, especially when they have one of their 40% off on books sales. Then it's time to query my quilty friends to see if they want to combine on one order to get free shipping. No problems there - we haven't paid for shipping in three years... And just like you, I love that they place pictures of most projects from the books they sell. Their fabric samplers are also very economical. I really like Connecting Threads.

    As for book choice, make mine "100 Modern Quilt Blocks" by Tula Pink.

    And thanks for making this happen!

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  11. I don't know. So hard to choose. But the Modern Rainbow looks great. Right now, I'm enjoying Millefiori and the La Passacaglia quilt

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  12. Have just started on solid blocks from Tula's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks and I have Handmade Style on my list....

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  13. Milessa Corry's new Irish Chain Quilts book would be awesome to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Connecting Threads is the first place I look for books and I really appreciate the feature where you can view a handful of pages. One of the books I intend to order is 'Seems like Scrappy'.

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  15. I think my choice would be Farm Girl Vintage or Handmade Style or..... renae1225@gmail.com

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  16. I'd actually love Modern Rainbow - such happy projects!

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  17. I would choose Style and Swing, as I love making bags for myself and my friends.

    judywilkinson@comcast.net

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  18. I would choose Melissa Correy's Irish Chain Quilts. This one has been on my list since she first announced it several months ago. Thanks for the chance!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry is on the top of my wish list. I love the "view more images" option that Connecting Threads has and their selection is great.

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  20. I would definitely get Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.... have been wanting it for some time!

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  21. I would choose Handmade Style by Anna Graham. I love shopping at Connecting Threads! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I've really been enjoying browsing projects from Handmade Style by Anna Graham and Sew Organized for the Busy Girl by Heidi Staples. I'd love to own either. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I would love to have Scrap Happy Sewing. The projects are so cheerful, and I really like the stuffed dolls and animals. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Cory or Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe or Quilting Beauties by Karen Neary...way to many to choose from. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt. LOVE HER! Been wanting that book a long time.

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  26. Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry would be my choice.

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  27. Modern Rainbow really is a gorgeous book. Becca is in my sewing guild, and she's so lovely in person, too. Thanks for the great giveaway! If I won, I'd definitely get Handmade Style by Anna Graham, which I've been drooling over for months now.

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  28. Love Connecting Threads. I definitely want to buy Every Last Piece by Lynn Harris as my next book purchase. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I would to make something from handmade style. Thank you for the chance to win a fun new book.

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  30. I would love to get a new book, but it would take me some time to narrow it down to just one. There are so many great looking books there!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  31. Arcadia Avenue is on my wishlist!

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  32. I, too, love the Connecting Threads site for book shopping! The "view more" feature is by far the next best option to being there in person. If I were lucky enough to win - I think I would select Modern Rainbow, or perhaps Cabin Fever. I want to explore both the log cabin concept and the potential of rainbow solids in a more muted fashion. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. I, too, love the Connecting Threads site for book shopping! The "view more" feature is by far the next best option to being there in person. If I were lucky enough to win - I think I would select Modern Rainbow, or perhaps Cabin Fever. I want to explore both the log cabin concept and the potential of rainbow solids in a more muted fashion. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I have a lot of those books...probably too many to mention. But one I don't have and would be interested in would be "The Blue and The Gray" by Etherington and Tesene. I have a lot of civil war repro fabrics I would like to use up instead of hoard.

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  35. I use connecting threads -- thread both for pieces and their large cones for the longarm.
    cabin fever is my next book to buy

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  36. been working through Quilters Academy. would love the chance to pick out a new book!

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  37. Oh there are so many great ones......I think I would choose the Big City Bags book, but is hard to choose. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. don't make me choose! I really like the look of the modern rainbow book. That or cabin fever

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  39. Modern Rainbow has been on my radar. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I think I would like to see the Modern Rainbow!

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  41. I would like a copy of Simply Color: Orange by Vanessa Christenson

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  42. Handmade Style because of the variety of things to make and their wonderful simplistic style.
    Thank you both!

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  43. Cabin Fever would be my choice. I want to try some modern/improv log cabin blocks!

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  44. Modern Rainbow is at the top of my list!

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  45. I've been wanting the Handmade Style book since I've really enjoyed her patterns and sewing projects in the past. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I'd like Anna Graham's Homemade Style; the Rainbow quilt book; Farmer's Wife; and 365 Quilting Designs. You're right--they have a very good collection of books. I didn't know they sold books until I read your post. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. I'm in love with Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style! A lot of variety in that book! They do have a great selection of books!

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  48. My choice would be Recreating Antique Quits by Wendy Sheppard. I order from Connecting Thread each time I am in need of quilting book therapy. I love the View Other Images feature to help me decide if this is a book I would like. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  49. I would choose Anna Graham's Homemade Style. So many things in there I want to make! Or maybe savor each stitch...I love the quilts in there....or maybe Angela Walter's Shape by Shape quilting book...or....... Well, you get the idea, if I win I'll be hard pressed to choose but choose I will! Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all!

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  50. I loved Savor Each Stitch, and Improvising Tradition would be a great addition to my library - thanks!

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  51. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would choose Yoko Saito taupe theory book .

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  52. My favourite quilting technique is applique and I'd love to win "Applique: The Basics & Beyond by Jane Pittman. Thanks for the chance to win!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  53. I don't know what book I would choose, but I love hand quilting, so I would choose a book about that. I also love Kim Dahl's books! sarah@forrussia.org

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  54. I'd love to win Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt - so many cute blocks!

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  55. I'd love Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry, to pick just one. Do love books.

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  56. Shew, so many choices! I'm not sure how I would decide! I would like to try out paper piecing, so something involving that would probably be high on my list.

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  57. I'd probably choose Yoko Saito's Houses Houses Houses. Sooo difficult to choose. Many thanks!

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  58. I would choose Quilty Fun by Lori Holt because her instructions are so clear. Thank you, Susan

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  59. I would choose Anna Graham's book. Her projects are beautiful and her patterns well written. And my library doesn't have it yet.😊

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  60. Contemporary Curved Quilts looks really interesting!

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  61. Handmade Style by Anna Graham!!!! I love all the patterns from Noodlehead.

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  62. I may change my mind but Improvising Tradition by Alexandra Ledgerwood is my choice right now. I do love how we can preview the projects - can't judge a book by its cover!

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  63. I have Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt in my shopping cart.

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  64. I've been eyeballing and drooling over Modern Rainbow! Would LOVE to get that book! 😍

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  65. You are so right, that it doesn't take long to find something!!
    (I have always liked shopping Connecting Threads!... The "view more images" feature really gives the feel of what's in a book!... Love that!)
    I have several books I've had my eye on... Improvising Tradition is one of them!... But, I think I'd like to go with Modern Rainbow, now that I've seen it!
    Thank you!!
    Pat T.

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  66. I love to "window shop" at Connecting Threads.
    My wish list:
    365 Free Motion Quilting Designs by Leah Day
    or
    The New Hexagon by Katja Marek

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  67. Seems Like Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh. I've been working on reducing my scraps and stash.

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  68. Modern Rainbow is my choice although it's hard to pick. I love getting books form Connecting Threads.

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  69. This is so timely because Modern Rainbow has been on my amazon wish list for a while now. My friend lent me this book and I have lusting after it ever since.

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  70. I would choose Count On It by Nancy Halvorsen.

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  71. I would get By the Block. I want to do almost every quilt in there.

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  72. I've actually had modern rainbow on my wish list.

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  73. Just one book?
    Well, I would love many of them. There are some sweet choices.
    I think I would pick Melissa's Irish Chain Quilts book
    Those look fun and I have lots of little bits in my mountain of left overs

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  74. modern rainbow looks terrific!!!!

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  75. Great giveaway! I love books and I LOVE how they categorize their selection. I went for the "Quick and Easy" tab and found "Scrap Happy Sewing" by Retro Mama. That's the book I would choose if I win this giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  76. I just received Handmade Style by Anna Graham and love it! Can't wait to make the baskets first.

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  77. Improvising Tradition appeals to me.
    I've shopped Connecting Threads for many years!

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  78. I have bought many of my books from Connecting Threads.. the next one on my list is The Paper Pieced Home....

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  79. I want Stitch Love so much!

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  80. I would like to have the book All Points Patchwork.

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  81. Handmade style for sure. I follow her blog and love her projects. Very modern and professional looking. Thanks!

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  82. I would definitely choose Handmade Style! I've had my eye on it and can't wait to read it!

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  83. I would choose Modern Rainbow. Lovely quilts in there! My email is colemansharon@me.com

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  84. the Allison Glass Applique book would be my choice, but oh so hard to choose!!

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  85. Thanks for a chance to win - I would select Handmade Style - an amazing book

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  86. I would choose Quilt as You Go Made Modern. Always wanted to try qayg!

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  87. I have been eyeing Angela Walter's book, Shape By Shape lately- I am really trying to improve my free motion quilting!

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  88. I love quilting books and just bought the Modern Rainbow. Now I'm eyeing All Points Patchwork
    by Diane Gilleland. Connecting Thread has a great inventory and wonderful prices. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

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  89. Connecting Threads has so many wonderful books; too many for me to choose quickly. I love the photos from the Modern Rainbows, and I am also interested in the new Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch book.

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  90. Modern Rainbow looks like fun.

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  91. I would love Modern Rainbow! I just signed up for her class at the MQG next year. I am so excited to learn how to make the Huckleberry quilt!
    rachelarose@sbcglobal.net
    ~Rachel

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  92. I am very much the same way with purchasing quilting or sewing books. I need to know that I'm interested in more than just one project. Then when/if I buy it, I add post-its to the pages so I don't forget. I'd really like someday to own: Seems Like Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh.

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  93. I would love to have Melissa Corey's new book "Irish Chain Quilts"

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  94. I would really like Yoko Saito's book, Improvising Tradition too.

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  95. I have been eyeing Handmade Style ever since it came out recently! Definitely that one.
    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  96. I think I would like Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry. So many great books out there right now.

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  97. I'm loving Sherri Lynn Wood's book these days. There are so many good books right now, the winner will have a hard time choosing. I think I'd go for Cultural Fusion or maybe Improvising Tradition.

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  98. I would choose Handmade Style for sure. Thanks for the chance!
    Leslie
    Lavblair at gmail dot com

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  99. I'd grab "You Can Quilt!", unless you have a better recommendation, because I am just starting out in sewing and quilting.

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  100. Connecting Threads has many books I'd like to buy. Several are on my "Wish List"... I'd like to get Fat Quarter Style & Quilted Living & free Motion Quilting for Beginners.

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  101. I am currently crushing on Amy Garros's Paper Pieced Modern:13 Stunning Quilts Stich By Stitch a visual Guide. I followed the blog tour leading up to its publishing and ordered it right away! Great book!
    I would love to discover a new favorite book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  102. Just finished Modern Rainbow and loved it! If I won the giveaway, I'd like to get the Modern Medallion Workbook - looks like a great resource. Thanks!

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  103. Modern Medallion Workbook is something that I think I would really enjoy.

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  104. I love the categories CT uses, And the flip through feature for books. I've been eyeing Stitch Love and Cabin Fever for my next purchase. If you draw my name, please ask CT to send the book to my mom in Florida, as she loves rainbows (and she's been my 'personal shipper' to Sweden :)

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  105. I love CT. Threads, fabric collections, especially their batiks. But ... I had no idea they had such a large selection of pattern books! I like sampler quilts and think I would thoroughly enjoy Lori Holt's latest book, Farm Girl Vintage.
    Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway, Rachel.

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  106. What a difficult choice! I'd like the Modern Rainbow book, I think. Something new and different for me.

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  107. I'd choose Handmade Style. Anna's other patterns have improved my sewing skills immensely.

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  108. I think I would try handmade style. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  109. Make It, Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew With Friends by Krista Hennebury contains what looks to be some fun and quick projects to make in a group sewing session. Could be fun. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  110. Improvising Tradition by Alexandra Ledgerwood looks wonderful ! I could definitely sew my way through this book

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  111. You've convinced me that "Modern Rainbow" is it!

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  112. I would love to win Quilty Fun by Lori Holt! CT always gives lots of information about each book they have.

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  113. So many books! What about Mastering the Art of McTavishing, 2nd ed? 3305school@gmail.com

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  114. I love Connecting Threads! The book The New Hexagon looks intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. Oh, I would love Yoko Saito's Bags for Everyday Use!

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  116. The cover of that Modern Rainbow book is very enticing! My go to books for inspiration are by Kathy Doughty, Material Obsession. I love seeing what she can do with fabric! Thanks!

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  117. I love books! I would choose for my top picks one of these: Irish Chain quilts, step by step Free Motion quilting, double wedding ring quilts or cabin fever. But any one would do. Thanks for sharing Connecting Threads. I don't think I have visited the site before. I will now. delch81@gmail.com

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  118. I have gotten a few books from Connecting Threads. I would choose Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. I love Connecting Threads! Always beautiful quilt kits. I've been wanting Melissa Corry's "Irish Chains" lately. Thanks! Love it when I see your name in my inbox. :). jessamyn(dot)hawkins(at)gmail

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  120. I love the feature you highlighted! I did not realize I could narrow the search on their sight! Love their fabrics too! I would choose "The New Hexagon". Want to try hexagons but need good instructions and this book looks really great!

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  121. I would love to get my hands on Handmade Style. The books I never tire of flipping through are Material Obsession 1 and 2 by Kathy Doughtry!! I keep telling myself I'm going to sew through them one day!! Thank you! Have a great weekend!!!

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  122. I got Handmade Style from the library and I think I need my own copy!

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  123. I've been admiring Modern Rainbow also. Wonderful use of brights and moderns. Thank you. I'd love to win.

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  124. Love the quilt in "Blooming Patchwork".

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  125. I've got Modern Minimal and it's great!

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  126. I'd get The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns. I borrowed it from the library, and I want it so I can look through it any time. Such a great source of inspiration.

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  127. I am wanting a book on improvising but not sure which one...nice giveaway.

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  128. There are so many great ones, but Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe looks especially great!

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  129. I love looking through books too...great inspiration.
    For my giveaway, I would pick.The Complete Guide to Machine Quilting
    by Joanie Zeier Poole. Always need help with FMQ!!!

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  130. I love Stitch love - Sweet Creatures Big and Small!

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  131. My choice is 365 Quilting Designs by Leah Day. OR Irish Chain by Melissa Corey. You pick! Thanks.

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  132. I agree, I LOVE that they have the "more images" option when you're looking for books! I just bought "Big City Bags" by Sara Lawson from them, and I'm just itchin' to start something from her book! I have had my eye on "Modern Neutrals" by Amy Ellis for some time now and would love to win it!

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  133. I'd definitely choose Modern Rainbow, as I've been meaning to pick it up but just haven't yet. I love Connecting Threads and their sister company Knitpicks for knitting stuff. :)

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  134. I'd definitely choose Modern Rainbow, as I've been meaning to pick it up but just haven't yet. I love Connecting Threads and their sister company Knitpicks for knitting stuff. :)

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  135. So hard to choose, but it looks like Applique Mastery has a lot of ideas, especially for different binding edges for a quilt.

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  136. I don't usually enter these giveaways but I'm fascinated by the Modern Rainbow book and I think I would choose that one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  137. So hard to choose It likely modern rainbow. Love your blog

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  138. I would choose " Bits and Pieces" by Connecting Threads. I use pre cuts because it is making the learning process so much smoother and I want to learn about scrappy quilts and in this book they look very appealing.

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  139. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been eyeing Cheryl Arkison's new book You Inspire Me to Quilt.

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  140. I didn't realize Connecting Threads had such an easy to use book section. I like being able to see projects before I buy. I would definitely pick Modern Rainbow because I love lots of color in quilts. Thanks for the chance!

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  141. I didn't realize Connecting Threads had such an easy to use book section. I like being able to see projects before I buy. I would definitely pick Modern Rainbow because I love lots of color in quilts. Thanks for the chance!

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  142. I agree with pretty much everyone that Modern Rainbow has a strong pull, but I would actually go for Urban and Amish! There are some projects in there that I would really like to try.

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  143. Choosing just one is a challenge! I love a good sampler, so I might go for one of the Farmer's Wife books. And I recommend Jinny Beyer's Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns, a great resource for block patterns!

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  144. I love the new Irish Chain Book! Eye candy galore!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  145. I like to have A Merry Christmas with Kim Schaefer.....

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  146. I would really like to have Quilting by Design by Jessica Schick

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  147. I would love any of Yoko Saito's books!

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  148. I've been enjoying Rebecca Bryan's Modern Rainbow. Great book! I've had my eye on Melissa Corry's Irish Chain Quilts for a while now, so thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. Having two boys, Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! would be perfect!
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/books/Stop._Go._Quilt._Sew!__D45655.html

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  150. I would like Handmade Style.

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  151. At first glance, I'd say Fat Quarter Style. But I love looking inside so that could easily change. Great feature!
    distantsub at gmail dot com

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  152. Hooray books! You're the best :)

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    1. Whoops, I forgot to name the book I'd like! I'd most like "The Stitch Bible".

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  153. I like alot of the books, but I guess Quilted Pleasures by Gerri Robinson is my pick, thanks for the chance!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  154. It was such a hard choice! 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink wins my vote!

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  155. Previewing the projects vs just some of the pages would be an excellent way to book shop! That's akwaysba frustration for me. Good job, Connecting Threads for thinking of that. I have my eye on Amy Gibson's new book, For Keeps. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  156. wow what a treat! Love books - I would choose "bits and pieces" or "quilters album of patchwork"
    Thanks! jstenssonfozard@hotmail.com

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  157. Hi there Rachel,
    I am a big fan of Connecting Threads…and of your blog too!
    If I won, I would choose: Quilty Fun, By Lori Holt…just so cute!!!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline
    snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

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  158. So many books. So many wonderful options to choose from. I think I've settled on Quilt As You Go Made Modern by Jera Brandvig.
    I always enjoy the latest Connecting Threads catalog. So inspiring!!!

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  159. I LOVE Connecting Threads - especially their fabric & 40% off book sales. Farm Girl Vintage is the book for this farm girl.

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  160. That browse by subject feature us pretty awesome!
    I've been dying to check out "Sewing to Sell," but I'm also tempted by Christina Camelli's quilting books.

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  161. I'd pick Modern Rainbows -- love spectrums in my sewing!
    itsajoyousday@gmail.com

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  162. I'd pick Modern Rainbows -- love spectrums in my sewing!
    itsajoyousday@gmail.com

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  163. I'm a Modern Rainbow kind of Quilting Granny. I love me lots of clean, bright colors ( and your blog).
    Jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  164. Hi Rachel-
    I like your choices myself, but if I were buying, I might get Kim Diehl's Simple Appeal.
    Hope all are doing well.
    Thanks

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  165. I have no idea...so much to choose from! I'm leaning toward Farm Girl vintage! Thanks so much!

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  166. I would love to have a copy of The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt.

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  167. I do love Connecting Threads Book selection! To buy a book for me is a big deal and I know I can count on them for good prices and I can see more of what's in the book, instead of just going on the front cover! Anyway, I have been wanting 100 Modern Blocks by Tula Pink and the new Noodlehead book. I have to add what looks like an extraordinary embroidery book I just saw when I popped over to their site. It would be lovely to get to choose one of these!

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  168. I had a terrible time deciding but finally decided I would choose Quilting the New Classics. I do enjoynthenConnecting Threads site!

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  169. I'd like to try a copy of Modern Rainbow.

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  170. I would choose Anna Grahams new book, Handmade Style or Modern Rainbow by Rebecca Bryan. Looooove both of these book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. I would choose Improvising Tradition or Handmade Style.

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  172. 100 quilt blocks by Tula Pink would be great. thanks for the chance

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  173. Yay!! I would very much love to get my hands on Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style!

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  174. Not sure that last comment posted. I wrote: After looking at the gorgeous photos on your post I'd love to give Modern Rainbows a try. Thanks!

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  175. I think the internet ate my last comment :(
    I LOVE all the colours in 'Modern Rainbow' and may have to put an order in soon!

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  176. I have been eying Handmade Style ever since it came out. I love that it has a bit of everything in it!

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  177. I just became aware of Modern Rainbow signing up for quilt con, so I'd love that one or Handmade Style!

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  178. I'm really interested in The Modern Medallion Workbook! I think medallion quilts are so interesting, figuring out how all the different types of blocks will go together.

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  179. I try to add a new book each time I place an order through Connecting Threads I love their ever changing selection. I would love to get Fabulously Fast Quilts by Amy Smart or any of the FMQ books. I still need to pick up Angela Walters workbook. I love the inspiration these books create.

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  180. I try to add a new book each time I place an order through Connecting Threads I love their ever changing selection. I would love to get Fabulously Fast Quilts by Amy Smart or any of the FMQ books. I still need to pick up Angela Walters workbook. I love the inspiration these books create.

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  181. Pat Sloan's (Teach Me to Appliqué) I would love this book. Last week Vanessa W - from Crafty Gemini Quilt Club had Pat Sloan on as a guest (podcast). I really enjoy listening to her. She knows so much about quilting and sewing. I would love to add her book to my library

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  182. I would choose Hanmade Style by Anna Graham. I just love her patterns.

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  183. Paper pieced Home!!! I've been wanting that book for ever!

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  184. I'd go with Modern Rainbow. I looked at my friend's copy and liked most of the projects. Thanks!

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  185. I'm smitted with Irish Chain Quilts. I really like the fabrics from Connecting Threads, too. The fabrics are much cheaper than at quilt stops. They don't have at much finishing spray put on them, but they sew up just as well as the highest price quilting fabrics I've used. I love to stock up on batting when they have their 30% off sales. Now they have many other lines cheaper than other sites.

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  186. I would choose Modern Rainbow. I love the bright solid colors and contemporary designs.

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  187. I NEED Stash Your Pre Cut Stash!! I love, love, love pre cuts! maedgel at Hotmail dot com

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  188. I'd pick Cultural Fusion. I like a good jolting of pattern and color to get my creative juices going.
    Email is spacecat.cathy@gmail.com

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  189. I would pick The Farmer's Wife - I have had my eye on this book for ages but have never made the purchase. I would love to try the blocks in some modern colors.

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  190. Well, I would have chosen Fast Fun and Gifty .. . . if I hadn't already purchased it! So my next choice would be Cabin Fever. I've been thinking I'd like to try some log cabin blocks and there are some cool designs in that book. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And by the way, I LOVE Connecting Threads!

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  191. I'd choose Modern Rainbow; those patterns look amazing!!

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  192. I just got Improvising Tradition, so that's the one I'm into now. I just need to build up my stash of solids to really be able to take advantage of the patterns.

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  193. a medallion quilt is on my 'to make' list so I'm eyeing the Modern Medallion workbook.

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  194. I think I would pick the modern medallion work book.

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  195. Handmade Style would be my pick! Such pretty projects!

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