Back-to-school season means its time to hit the books. Craft books, that is! We love craft books for their inspiration, stunning photography and crisp, glossy pages. Hard covers or soft, we just love craft books, and we know you do, too!
All month long in September, our friends at Craft Buds will celebrate sewing, quilting and all kinds of craft books by shining the spotlight on new releases, interviewing authors and editors who make the magic happen and giving you a chance to win.
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory Dock / Me Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & Ollie / Sew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric Seeds / The Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxes / Stitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s Korner / A Prairie Sunrise
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designs / missknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew Tara / Clover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantastic / amylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia Jednoiglec / Two More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane Quilts / Don’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful Life / LRstitched
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face Designs / Canoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me Grey / Freshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay Sews / The Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest Thistle / Sew Crafty Jess <– I’m here
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitches / imagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet Designs / The Plaid Scottie
To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you’ve made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You’ll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.
1) One entry per person.
2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2012.
3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description.
No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways! We’ll also have expert Q-and-As to show you what it takes to write a craft book, from the initial idea to the layout, photography and the actual printed product.
To help kick off the Craft Book Month contest in style, Fat Quarter Shop is helping us celebrate with a big giveaway! One winner will take home a $100 gift certificate to shop for some new fabric, craft books and notions.
Ten winners will get a new craft book to help work out that creativity! This is the perfect excuse to make that project you’ve had your eye one, but haven’t carved out the time for.
Fat Quarter Shop is giving away 1 copy each of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink by Tula Pink, Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young, Skip the Borders by Julie Herman, Stop Go Quilt Sew by Angela Yosten and Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.
Craft Buds is giving away 1 copy each of Modern Basics by Amy Ellis, Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld, We Make Dolls! by Jenny Doh, New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry by Margot Potter and More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making by Chris Franchetti Michaels.
Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! The kickoff giveaway ends Wednesday, 9/5 at 11:59 ET, when we’ll randomly choose 11 winners. Good luck!
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So many books, where to begin??? Sounds like the ideal excuse to dust off some of the books loitering on my bookshelves.
There are so many fab craft books out there I've always got my eye on one or two. I loved Elizabeth Hartmans first book and the Zakka Style one. This will be a fun blog hop!
Projects for gifts 4 kids.
Sounds brill! I like craft books that have really good photos – both 'set' shots and close-ups. And fold out proper size template pages (or an envelope inside the cover with the templates inside) are also more likely to tempt me…oh, and spiral bound ;o)
Wow! Looks like lots of fun!
Now that I am back into quilting, and loving the modern style with lots of color, whites and few borders, I am really looking out for books that have patterns or give good advice about modern quilting. :-). Hugs, Cat K
Inquiring minds want to know…which book are you doing?
I would love a book on modern quilting.
I love craft books with lots of photos and clear directions! The photos make me want to make a project & the directions help me see if I think I can complete it.
Sounds like lots of fun! Now which book to choose. . . .
I like books with well-explained steps, and clear diagrams or photos of any unusual techniques. And lots of inspiration!
Quilting modern, for reals.
I need bright colourful photos that clearly illustrate the project. I can happily buy a book for the photo inspiration without ever finding out how good the instructions are.
I'm with Susan. I like bright, clear photos. I've been obsessed with Hexie A Go Go, but that's only because I don't own it! 🙂
Skip the Borders sounds like my style.
At the moment I just love Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book – bought used at amayouknowthatstore;-) It is an old book from the 70'ies but so so clear, thorough and with all 'modern' again patterns in great colors.
I usually make sure there are more than three projects that I love in the book
Lots of craft books out there but I usually head straight towards the sewing ones…especially sewing for little girls! Right now, I'm loving Oliver + S's book!! 🙂