Craft Book Month 2012 + Giveaway!

Do you love craft books? During the month of September, we are happy to host our 2nd Annual Craft Book Month featuring expert Q&As, a crafty contest, free patterns and lots of prizes!

Craft Book Month

This is going to be a *huge celebration* all things craft books. In fact, just look at the awesome guest bloggers who will be sharing their craft book projects in an inspirational blog hop all month long!

Blog Hop

Week One

Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Online Quilting Class

Week Three

Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!

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 the Craft Buds blog 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. We cannot wait to get this party started!


Visit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 23-30 and you’ll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from our Craft Book Month sponsors! Click here for the full run-down of prizes and sponsors.


Kickoff Giveaway!

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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Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Sponsors: Amanda Murphy DesignAngela Yosten PatternsCoats & ClarkFabric SeedsFat Quarter ShopFreeSpirit FabricsMartingale & Co.Moda United NotionsOLFAPellonRiley BlakeStash BooksStoreySUCH Designs /  WileyWorkmanZipit

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  232 comments for “Craft Book Month 2012 + Giveaway!

  1. August 29, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I don’t have a favorite craft book yet, but I’ve been eyeballing ‘Geared for Guys’ for a while now. :)

  2. Ronda
    August 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Love anything quilty!

  3. Pat V.
    August 29, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I’m always drawn in by a fabulous cover photo. If the cover project is one I want to make, there’s a good chance I’ll like other projects in the book, too!

  4. Cassandra
    August 29, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Craft books with a few quick and easy projects reel me in

  5. M
    August 29, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I love craft books with inspirational projects:)

  6. August 29, 2012 at 5:23 am

    My obsession with craft books rivals only my obsession with making things! :) I love beautiful photography, clear instructions, and a good mix of both simple and challenging projects. The simple projects offer early satisfaction and the complicated ones mean the book will get long-term use.

  7. Monica Wasemiller
    August 29, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I love a craft book that has easy to follow instructions and creative color images. What really puts it over the top and gets me to buy it is when it is a twist on a classic or an updated technique.

  8. Kathy H
    August 29, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I love just browsing the colored photos in my craft books. I gets me inspired to create!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  9. Joyce Mitchell
    August 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I like too many craft books to pick a favorite. But what catches my eyes are beautiful pictures, clear directions and different levels of difficulty in projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. August 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I love colour and bold patterns, so if a book has that on the cover I’m almost guaranteed to check it out! At the moment I love a Melly & Me Softie book featuring an adorable caterpillar on the cover!!

  11. August 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I love craftbooks and can hardly resist. At the moment I buy mostly quilting books. And little stitches from Aneela Hoey just arrived at my door. Love It!

  12. Christy
    August 29, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I love a craft book that has lots of pictures, easy to follow directions, and useful tips to make projects go smoothly.

  13. whitney
    August 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I love kids craft books!

  14. jenna
    August 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Anything about quilts.

  15. Jenny
    August 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I love all quilting books

  16. August 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I’m typically drawn to books I can use to create items for children. Just purchased my very first quilt book and yes, it too has a “kid” focus! :)

  17. August 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Love quilt books! Also enjoy a little, quick “sewing fix”!

  18. Margaret R
    August 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I have the Mod Kid book and I love it. I have made a lot of the cute little outfits for friends. They are cute and very easy to make.

  19. Kathy Davis
    August 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful illustrations catch my eye first, then I look for detailed instructiuons. Thanks for this great giveawasy. Kathy from MO

  20. Kathy Davis
    August 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

    FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis

  21. August 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Feisty Stitcher is my favorite craft book.

  22. August 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Pick a favorite?! I don’t think I can!! The thing that always catches my attention first would have to be the pictures. And even more specifically, the colors! I just love drooling over all the projects!

  23. August 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I’ve never actually used a craft book–I don’t know if that’s good or bad :) However, I’ve had my eye on a few including the Sewing Modkid Style. It would be so awesome to actually win something for a change, lol!

  24. Becky Greene
    August 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love Sunday Morning Quilts and Zakka Style.

  25. Lauren
    August 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I don’t have a craft book favorite either, but I love books that have whimsical type projects.

  26. Cecilia
    August 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I look for quilting books mostly, but I also like craft books with quick and easy sewing projects.

  27. August 29, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’ve got a couple good quilting books, this will be a good excuse to expand my collection :)

  28. August 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I love modern quilting books, or sewing books with unique projects!

  29. Annette Deardurff
    August 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I have Vanessa Christiansons book (can’t remember the name right now) but am anxious to make some of her awesome pillows!!

  30. August 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I love craft books. I like lots of color photos of the finished projects, a good layout, user friendly instructions that don’t force you to read minds…

  31. August 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I love home and furniture crafts :)

  32. August 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I like a book with lots of photos, especially if there are photos of more than one version of each project. It’s inspiring to see how different two versions of the same sewing project can turn out with different fabric choices.

  33. Deanna
    August 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

    One Yard Wonders books are usually my go-to books for gifts. Love them!

  34. August 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

    A craft book catches my attention if there is variety and a color combination that I adore. If I buy a book it has to be something I can’t figure out myself or something I adore and I can’t forget

  35. Laura B
    August 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    If I spot a project I’d like to do, that can convince me that I MUST HAVE that book. But I can never be sure what skill that might involve – maybe something I’ve never tried before that’s presented in a beguiling way. I just love all craft books.

  36. Kylie C
    August 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Japanese clothing pattern books! The deigns are just perfect to sew up and comfortable to wear.

  37. lynn b
    August 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Great color combos catch my eye in a craft book

  38. August 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’ve been looking at that Tula book for quite some time!

  39. Lauren aka Giddy99
    August 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Honestly, a craft book with lots of color on the front is what will initially catch my eye. An attractive modern-ish (and not uber-complicated) quilt on the garner a second look and a peek inside!

  40. lynaeve
    August 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Usually a craft book will catch my eye if it has something I’m looking for, like a storage bag for sewing supplies or something.

  41. Suzanne B
    August 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I love sewing!

    • Suzanne B
      August 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

      The front of the book is what catches my eye!! Or one of my sister’s tell me to look;-)

  42. August 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Awesome! Can’t wait! These are great prizes!
    How do you create links and do link parties?

    • August 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Rachell, we’ll be back on September 23 with easy-to-follow instructions for the link party. We promise it will be so easy to enter! So stay tuned and feel free to brainstorm your craft book project in the meantime. :)

  43. Rebecca S.
    August 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I love quilting books. I have more books and patterns than I will be able to make in my lifetime. Hoping to get the new Fig Tree book, “With Fabric & Tread” soon.

  44. August 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    My favourite craft book is Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson. I’ve made many things from that book. I would like the own the book Zakka Style!

  45. Beulah
    August 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Color, step by step directions, photos, various options for the same project will ALWAYS grab my attention and catch my eye.

  46. August 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

    i’m a new quilter so i don’t have any sewing books yet, but would LOVE to win some!

    i like bright colours and lots of contrast, so books and magazines with that sort of stuff on the cover usually catch my eye.

  47. Carol Holmquist
    August 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I have been trying to work my way thru Amy Butlers Style Stitches. Stil have several bags to go. I like books about sewing for kids too.

  48. Rachel Icard
    August 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The books catch my eye when the covers show beautiful (and simple) quilts!

  49. Maddy
    August 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I love books that have pics and how tos of things that are new to me.

  50. Jusa
    August 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Obviously there need to be clear instructions. I also like suggestions for variations that let you make a project your own.

  51. August 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love the book “Little Birds”. I used it a lot to decorate the nursery.

  52. Christine Slaughter
    August 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    My favorite craft book, so far!, is The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I love lots of pictures and easy-to-follow directions in my craft books!

  53. tiffblakey
    August 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Easy projects that my girls can do with or without my help.

  54. August 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite craft books are ones with stuffed animals! I haven’t even used all of mine, but I always get sucked into buying them when I see a new one!

  55. Pauline Gudas
    August 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I love sewing projects and quilting. This is s great giveaway!

  56. laurel
    August 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    i’m in a quilting phase right now, so that’s what catches my eye. i love to use precuts, so i gravitate towards those. i’m definitely a modern quilter, but haven’t worked up the courage to try improvisational quilting yet – so books are great idea-providers for me!

  57. Veronica
    August 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I look for books that have multiple projects that I would actually do.

  58. August 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I love sewing books. Letely I have been participating in a sew Along with the “sewing for boys” book and I am loving it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Jen R
    August 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I like sewing books with slightly complicated patterns, and instructions that read like a boutique pattern or tutorial rather than a vogue or “simplicity” pattern – which is never “simple” for me!

  60. Lisa
    August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    What catches my eye are beautiful photos and photos of each step in a project. They really help me totally understand the instructions.

  61. August 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    how neat I have a book that I have been wanting to use!

  62. August 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    As I sew for the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, I am drawn to items such as pillows, small crayon totes, finger puppets,dolls, anything they can play with in bed or hold when scared. I love working with fleece and wool felt because they are soft and the kids love it.

  63. August 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I love sewing books, especially bag making books.

  64. Leslie
    August 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Simple, colorful quilts catch my eye. I also like embroidery

  65. August 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I am a visual person so any pictures of the steps to the craft are what I look for. thanks for the giveaway.

  66. August 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I did this.

  67. Debbie H
    August 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I love all kinds of craft books, especially knitting. Also quilting, sewing, beadwork and soapmaking. thanks!

  68. August 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Craft books with some good images, neat ideas and easy DIYs with ‘at-home’ materials……are a great possessions anytime!! Am a huge fan of Paper Crafts and Recycled Crafts!!

  69. Jessica
    August 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Currently, I love anything geared towards crafting with kids and sewing for kids. My 2nd grader is eager to learn new skills and seeing books with kids on the cover and within the pages seems to motivate her to try new things. I would love to win the kids book!

  70. August 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    So looking forward to working on this, I love all the modern, especially improvvy books :)

  71. August 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I love easy to understand patterns, clear and precise instructions and most of all – BOLD COLORS!

  72. Kim
    August 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    This sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait…I already have the perfect book (Sew Merry & Bright) and the perfect project (you will have to wait and see!) in mind.

  73. August 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    This sounds fun!! I love craft book’s and working on a collection :) I like quilting and embroidery books.

  74. amorette
    August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    a great colorful cover always helps, as well as some great cover shot of a project. reviews i read online influence me a lot too!

  75. August 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    my favorite are The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customizing Your Own Unique Bags by Lisa Lam and Quilts from the House of Tula Pink Quilt. I love books that are informative and allow me to be creative.

  76. August 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m so so so excited for this! Covers and photos are what really attract me to a book but reviews are just as important! :)

  77. Rachael
    August 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I love the material obsession books, they are so beautiful and inspiring

  78. August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Right now I am really enjoying Quilting Modern. Many of the techniques described in the book are new to me. :) Thanks for the chance!

  79. Brittney M.
    August 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    The cover has to catch my eye first. Once I open it I like lots of pictures as directions on what to do. Some helpful text is great but I definitely likely see a step by step process visually.

  80. Diann Cornell
    August 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Zakka Style is a favorite craft book of mine.

  81. August 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The kind of craft book I’m drawn to has rich color, uncluttered photography, and lots of visual inspiration. I often put my own creative spin on projects in craft books, but need a starting point!

  82. Pat Hersl
    August 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I’m really into sewing for my little granddaughter and quilting. That’s enough to keep me plenty busy! Any new technique is always welcome.

  83. Gina
    August 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I own a number of craft books. I use them often for inspiration and, in fact, have made a number of wonderful things ranging from mug rugs to quilts. I am patiently waiting for Little Stitches to be delivered to my home, just in time for the 3 day weekend.

  84. Heidi G
    August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I am a craft book JUNKIE!
    I love all kinds of sewing craft books – dolls, decor projects, etc. My current obsession is with sewing for babies and kids as my bestie just had a little girl this spring. I have a pinboard dedicated to my most recent craft book purchases, and one for my wish list so I can keep track!

  85. August 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m so excited to be a part of Craft Book Month! I really am a craft book junkie, and I think the ones that catch my eye are the ones with great photography, but I mostly buy books about technique!

  86. August 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Zakka, I love the meaning behind the word and projects, plus I am new at sewing, purses and items like that and it was fun doing a sew a long with it.

  87. Shirley in Canada
    August 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Crafts Books? Someone say Craft books?? Love, Love them! Thank you!!!

  88. Jennie Bobbins
    August 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    What really attracts me to a craft book is the cover picture. Then I inspect the book more thoroughly for projects that I know I’d want to do. Mostly, I look for very creative things I wouldn’t have thought to do myself and lots of pictures of how-to.

  89. Ella
    August 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I love clear directions and LOTS of photos.

  90. Virginia W.
    August 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I don’t have a fav book yet. But for me to like a book it has to have great pictures. if the project doesn’t look good in the book then I probably won’t want to make them. Pictures have to sell it.

  91. August 30, 2012 at 2:10 am

    My favorite craft book usually those that involve with sewing,crocheting or craft for babies. Usually I love those that have a lot of photos and clear instructions.

  92. Fran
    August 30, 2012 at 2:12 am

    My favourite craft book is Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide To Patchwork, it’s such a great reference tool & full of inspiring projects (& lots of options for each project). Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Lynda Taylor
    August 30, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I don’t have a favourite craft book. Each new book is my new fave. At the moment it is 50 booties to knit but I love all crafts.

  94. August 30, 2012 at 5:14 am

    The pictures are what make me want to pick up the book and see what it’s all about.

  95. Rineke Nanlohij-Sturm
    August 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I Love teh book ‘ Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!’ most, because I heve 2 sons. I would love to sew something for them.

  96. Adelle
    August 30, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I love the One Yard Wonders Sewing book!

  97. Jennifer
    August 30, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I love craft books! Some of my favorites are Little Things to Sew by Oliver S and Sewing for Boys. I also love a ton of the modern quilt books, especially when they give instructions for a variety of sizes. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  98. August 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I’m a craft book addict…my favourite book at the moment is Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop. It has lots of new stuff to learn and some great techniques.

  99. Deborah
    August 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love directions that are clear and pictures of unique steps! Great books that I can refer to over and over!!

  100. August 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I like good pictures and clear instructions.

  101. Ellen M.
    August 30, 2012 at 8:02 am

    My favorite craft book lately is “Warm Fuzzies” by Betz White. It’s filled with all sorts of projects made with recycled, felted sweaters!

  102. August 30, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I love sewing and quilting books that have beautiful photos in them!

  103. Autumn Garrod
    August 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I could never pick a favorite-but I like anything that has fresh, original sewing patterns (especially for boys!)

  104. August 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I am always drawn in by clear photos and diagrams, to make my crafting easier! I especially love small projects that I can complete quickly for gifts!

  105. Amy B.
    August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Currently my favorite book to make items out of is Handmade Beginnings. Great baby items for my little guy and to make for gifts for friends!

  106. kimberlee
    August 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    What catches my eye is a lot of projects that can be done in a day, especially just a few hours.

  107. Ashley G.
    August 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Really like “simplify” by Camille and “with fabric and thread” by Joanna

  108. Victoria Miner
    August 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I have so many favorites I couldn’t narrow it down to just one. What draws me to a book are the colors and styles of the projects. I like quilting books the best and look for earth tones and reproduction fabrics, primitive and reproduction styles.

  109. August 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I love craft books with concise instructions, helpful diagrams and colorful photos. My favorite is probably Dare to Be Square Quilting by Boo Davis. It is my most used craft book thus far!

  110. Jonelle H
    August 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I am so excited for all the prizes we have the opportunity to win. I don’t craft much from books, but that is because I don’t own any, YET!

  111. August 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I hope I win one of the craft books. They all sound great!

  112. August 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, I didn’t read the instructions first. My favorite craft book is a jewelry-making book titled “Wirework.”

  113. Janet Autrey
    August 31, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I have been eyeing Geared for Guys and Modern Patchwork. I love big shapes that come together quickly!

  114. christina4635
    August 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I love to see Tula Pink, such great projects!

  115. August 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

    LOVE it. Can’t wait to read up on the guest posts. I could use some sewing inspiration right now.

  116. August 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    What a great idea. I love anything that I can do with my kids and quilting related. I am looking forward to the other posts from the bloggers.

  117. Chrissy
    August 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love the ModKids book. I’ve had my eye on this one as I have nieces and nephews that would love the style in there. So many great ideas I couldn’t choose a favorite!

  118. marcella
    August 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    i dont have any quilting books yet… i have other sewing and craft books. Well explained tutorials and great pictures are what i look for!
    thank you

  119. August 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    currently loving modern patchwork by elizabeth hartman – i’m always looking for fresh, architectural modern looking patterns!

  120. August 31, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I love quilting books (like the Tula Pink one up there!). I really like Modern quilting. I like traditional block patterns also. I want to learn how to make a cute sundress for myself after I get quilting down. Thanks SO MUCH for the chance to win!! Money is the only limitation to my quilting right now!

  121. becky derry
    September 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I have been lucky enough to accumulate quite a few books along the way so I can’t really pick a fav. I enjoy all of them and am always seeking and keeping an eye out for more one thing besides fabric and magazines I can’t have enough of info and ideas and help.Thank-you for the give away opportunity.Becky

  122. Jo
    September 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I like craft books that have lots of pictures when giving directions. My favourite at this moment are Modern Quilting and Free-Motion Quilting at the moment!

  123. Chris Goscha
    September 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I love quilting books and own many. However, my favorite quilt book is the Fat Quarterly book “Shape Workshop for Quilters”. Books that draw my attention are ones that either teach me something new (skills) or have just beautiful and different projects.

  124. September 1, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I like small hand quilting projects. It’s so satisfying to be able to finish a project.

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  125. September 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    At the moment I’m very fond of some vintage embroidery books by Erica Wilson. I have not seen her instructions being beat by any new to me embroidery book:-))

  126. Anne
    September 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I love quilt books especially the new modern ones coming out now. Thanks for the giveaway

  127. Pamela
    September 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I recently bought Sunday Morning Quilts. I love the idea of being able to use my scraps to make more quilts.

  128. September 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Anything that teaches new techniques – I have a hard time following a pattern, but I love to learn how to improvise new things !

  129. Joy
    September 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I’m usually drawn to modern quilting books. My most recent favorite is Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

  130. September 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    So far my favorite craft book(s) is/are both of the 1 yard wonders books.

  131. September 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I love good color pictures and detailed instuctions that don’t leave you guessing what is next. My favorite book right now is 200 blocks from quiltmaker.

  132. September 2, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I love all craft books but I think my favorite right now is my Singer Quilting Bible which has helped my grow my skills and complete many projects for friends and family.
    Thank you for having such awesome contests which have helped me find some excellent sites.

  133. September 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I love all quilting books! My most recent purchase is Skip the Borders by Julie Herman!!!

  134. Gunilla
    September 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I have been so inspired by Suzuki Koseki, she has great simple and not so simple projekts that I just love. They have a clean asthetic look, and I think she does the unexpected.

  135. September 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I always love to have a look through new crafting books to get inspirations, some new ideas for material and of course all the little tips and tricks which the authors always include! :)

    But I don’t have any real favorite… because it depends in what crafting mood I am at the moment. The only real thing which makes the difference for me how good a book is and whether to buy and keep is, is how much personality is inside and how deep the instructions are. I also need often the beginners gude but I also want the possibility to go deeper because the easy steps are most of the time learned really fast and if you need another new book fter that, it is a little bit disappointing :)

  136. Cheryl C
    September 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Just got my copy of “Little Stiches” and I can’t wait to spend some time with my granddaughters teaching them to embroider and working on some of the cutest little projects in this book.

  137. September 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Right now my favorite craft book is The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman it really is just a solid foundation book for a new quilter and the pictures are bright, beautiful, and helpful. Just the right thing to get going.

  138. September 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I’m into sewing bags. I love the book Bags: the Modern Classics by Sue Kim. I also love Sew Serendipity Bags by Kay Whitt. The projects are very well explained with plenty of step by step photos. A book that has lots of pictures and projects that are challenging are the ones I like.

  139. fenna
    September 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I like books that have clothes patterns/ideas in them! Especially for women and boys (as I have a lot of girls stuff already) I do have the Sewing for Boys book but sometimes that just isn’t enough! :)

  140. September 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I really enjoy quilting books– so full of inspiration and instruction. I have so many that are just fabulous resources that I look to over and over again. One of my recent favorites is Amy Butler’s Style Stitches– I’ve made 10 of the projects in it so far, and have learned a ton about bagmaking (and have some awesome bags to boot!).

    I’m excited to follow along this month and learn about some new books to add to my wishlist!

  141. September 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Even with all the internet has to offer, there is nothing like curling up with a good craft book to get inspired! Love it!

  142. September 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love Pincushions and Handbags. I dont have a lot of full books, but I do love Amy Butler’s projects! I would love to win her book!

  143. September 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I have been inspired by my guild.

  144. MarciaW
    September 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    My favorite craft books have a quilty project in them. For example, these are two books I like: “An Apple A Day” and “Sewing Bits & Pieces”.

    • MarciaW
      September 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks for the giveaways.

  145. September 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    A colorful quilted project on the front catches my eye every time. If it’s not that cover picture though, it will be a review or awesome project blogged about by somebody else from the book that makes me check it out.

  146. September 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Great photos and clear instructions always catch my eye. I also appreciate seeing alternate versions of the projects.

  147. Deb
    September 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Always beautiful finished quilts catch my eye! Such great inspiration.

  148. September 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I have my eye on the “Sewing Modkid Style Apparel Sewing Pattern Book”.

  149. Sarah Norman
    September 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t have a favourite craft book, but I like ones that use bright colourful modern fabrics and have lots of visual instructions as well as written. Also alternative colour-schemes/little additions or tweaks can be nice too, to give a different take on a project :)

  150. Jeanne
    September 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Books that have beautiful quilts that look difficult but are easy to make catch my attention.

  151. Tammy
    September 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I love craft books that have clear photos & patterns. :)

  152. September 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love sewing book with colourfull pictures and clear explanations

  153. Colleen
    September 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I Love to look at sewing books with colorful pictures too and easy to understand instructions. Most of my books are refernce books that have colorful pictures.

  154. September 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    These are great collection of craft books! I have only recently joined the sewing bandwagon and these sewing books are definitely going to help me improve my basic skills. RIght now I’m just re-fashioning thrifted vintage clothes 😀

  155. September 3, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Craft books with easy step by step instructions and pull-out patterns.

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  156. Robin Fish
    September 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I have 3 granddaughters, I am usually going for the little girly type crafts & sewing.

  157. Karin
    September 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

    My first love is sewing and my eyes are usually drawn to interesting kids’ clothes.

  158. September 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I love any craft book with sewing projects, particularly sewing projects for children. :)

  159. Mara
    September 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I don’t have any craft books, but I would like to get some. I am always attracted to the ones with lots of pictures and I just saw Making Children’s Clothes at Hopeful Threads and I would really like that one.

  160. sarah
    September 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Too many great books I’m very visual vibrant colors just grab me not to wordy instructions

  161. Sheryl Miller
    September 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I love the variety in the quilt on page 126 of “Quilts from the house of Tula Pink”. i especially appreciate being able to see the quilt in colour. I might even e able to make this one!

  162. Tiara
    September 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I love Elizabeth Hartmans quilting books. i could look at her color choices all day long

  163. Christy
    September 3, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love a book that has lots of projects with options for customizing to my own tastes. Love the idea of Book Month!

  164. September 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I am a holiday junkie, so when I see a Craft/Quilt book with holiday inspired projects, I am all over it. I sometimes make the things I love but often just drool over the pretty things and the talent of people. Ahhh, to be artsy fartsy is a dream of mine. Thanks

  165. VickiT
    September 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I love any sewing or quilting craft type book. I’ll look through a number of them before deciding which one to buy although I’ll usually walk out of the store with 2 or 3 rather than just one. What makes me buy any of them are really clear and precise instructions in a step by step format with very good pictures. I’m a huge visual learner so seeing those pictures help me while reading the instructions.

    Holiday books really draw me in also. I’m one that loves making gifts for the holidays, but they must be useful things for the person receiving my gifts. I don’t want to make little ‘things’ that look pretty and just get tossed in a drawer later only to be brought out when I visit so as to not hurt my feelings. Kitchen items are usually the ones that I love most because everyone needs things to use in their kitchen.

  166. Shelley C
    September 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Scrap basket Sensations is a book I bought recently. Can’t wait to make something from it! All the patterns are great eye candy.

  167. September 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I’m so excited for Craft Book month! Thanks again for letting me participate! :)

  168. gil duncan
    September 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I have so many craft mostly sewing/quilting love the inspiration no particular way to picking out my purcashes just “knowledge is power” or creativity in this area.Thank-you very much the hop is going to be a lot of fun.Gil

  169. Ali Foran
    September 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I love all things quilty/sewing patterns. Your craft books are AWESOME!

  170. September 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I love Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale!

  171. September 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Not sure I can pick a favorite! I just got ModKid recently and love it-it helped me get over my fear of knits! Sewing for Boys helped me make some cute things for my son after he complained that I always made everything for his sister, haha! As much as I love making clothes for my kids, I’m a bag maker at heart so the books I use the most are Lisa Lam’s The Bag Making Bible and A Bag For All Reasons.Ok, maybe I have WAY too many sewing books because this list could go on and on!

  172. Suzanne Shattuck
    September 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I am an addict for knitting books!

  173. September 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’m so excited for Craft Book Month! I am getting out all my books so I can participate!

  174. September 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I think that it is generally quilt patterns and quilting that catches my eye in craft books. And bright colors.

  175. September 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Do I like craft books? You should see my collection!! I like books with clear illustrations, tutorials or patterns. Lately I seem to be on a sewing kick, particularly toys and decorative items. Finding a submission for this contest should be pretty simple this year!

  176. September 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    For me, craft books have to have bright colours, clear instructions and cute projects that catch the eye and the imagination.

  177. Thahirah Albaity
    September 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I mostly love those tt has simple and basic sewing techniques bt the result is just totally mind-blowing!

  178. Elizabeth Johnson
    September 4, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I have many craft books for everything from scrapbooking to quilting, my favorite these day is “Quilts from the house of Tula Pink”. So I will try to find something from it but with such a varity of older books it might be macrame. Who knows with me. I hope I can do something noteworthy. Maybe Punch and Judy out of a ballon, paper and glue, it is messy but fun. I have no idea. Fall down on the ground and stress.

  179. Karen Hinton
    September 4, 2012 at 1:19 am

    When I’m flipping through the pages the trendy fabrics tend to catch my eye. I have a wide variety of crafts I enjoy so I find lots of things I want to do. Right now quilting is my big thing.

  180. Carla G
    September 4, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I look for items that I haven’t seen before… like boys clothes that would fit my boys (size 8) which is getting harder to find, and quilts that are bright colors and fairly beginner friendly. Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    Your shirt is cute! I was a pattern tester for that one, and it is a great boys shirt! :)

  181. Carla G
    September 4, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I look for items that I haven’t seen before… like boys clothes that would fit my boys (size 8) which is getting harder to find, and quilts that are bright colors and fairly beginner friendly. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  182. Edna V.
    September 4, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I love craft books and love this chance to win one. Thanks.

  183. Bruinbr
    September 4, 2012 at 3:45 am

    My favorite book right now is Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. So much eye candy and fun projects!

  184. barbara n
    September 4, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I love quilting craft books and love to dream about making a wonderful pieced quilt some day

  185. Gina
    September 4, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I am beginning to amass quite a collection of craft books. I use them frequently for ideas and inspiration. I suppose the thing that initially catches my eye are the photos. Before I make a purchase, I give serious thought as to whether I would actually make something from the book. If the answer is a resounding, “yes!,” then I go for it!

  186. Megan Sonneveld
    September 4, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I love simple craft books. They inspire me to get started. Once I am sewing anything can happen.

  187. Judith
    September 4, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I love craft books! Quilting is my favorite, but crocheting is second!

  188. pam
    September 4, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I am fairly new to quilting. I love bright colors and modern quilts. I don’t own very many books on quilting. Would love to have any to add to my small collection. I look at craft books and love all the pictures of beautiful quilts and I want to make them all!

  189. Elena T
    September 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I have collected a lot of books over the last couple of years. I especially like books that combine two of my loves, like knitting/crochet and beads.

  190. Marie P
    September 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful photos definitely catch my eye, and instructions that make a project ‘doable’ are definitely things in a craft book that make it interesting for me. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  191. September 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

    My favorite craft book of all time is The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam. I refer to it every time I make a bag, whether it’s a pattern from that book or a different one. The tutorials are simply excellent. Thanks for the chance to win!

  192. Debbie
    September 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I just finished a new table runner using a pattern from Modern Patchwork. It turned out beautifully!

  193. Elizabeth
    September 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    A craft book with great photos will catch my eye when browsing, but for things I will actually make, I like lots of instructions and step by step pictures. I’ve sewn too many things backwards, inside out, trapped inside etc. when the instructions aren’t clear!

  194. September 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    One of my favourite crafty books is Everyday Handmade … I have several projects from that book planned for gifts – I need to get sewing!

  195. September 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I love Zakka Style :) what a great giveaway!

  196. Deana
    September 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I love craft books that has clever ideas for children. My current favorite is Growing Up Sew liberated. I am making half of my christmas list from that book!

  197. September 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    What catches my eye? A unique design – and great photos.

  198. Heather
    September 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I like craft books that revolve around children’s items. Clothes, dolls, toys etc.

  199. September 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I love quilting books. My favorite one at this time is Modern Basics as I am starting on a quilt from this book.

  200. Candy
    September 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love craft books and my recent purchases include buntings and pennants and super cute pincushions both by Kate Haxell.

  201. September 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Right now anything sewing is what i’m looking at. But i like all crafts.

  202. Robin
    September 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love bag books. My favorite this week is Carry Me.

  203. shirley
    September 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I like all kinds of craft books because I do all kinds of crafts. I even go as far as using color books to get pictures to embroider on quilts for the younger ones.

  204. Kelleigh
    September 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    The pictures are what attract me to a book initially. The few books that I own also have clear instructions and don’t require 87 new tools/templates/specialty rulers in order for me to make the project.

  205. Misty Miskimen
    September 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I have several books, but yet to get a project started. School has started for our household – that means the time is right to get something going!

  206. September 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I like craft books with baby/children’s clothing and lots of pictures.

  207. Donna Harry
    September 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I love quick and easy crafts and also anything retro or old style. My most recent quilt/craft book is “Victory Quilts” by Eleanor Burns. The instructions and pictures are awesome in her books!

  208. QLT812
    September 5, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I really don’t have a specific craft book because every book has a uniqueness with there projects. I get so excited when looking through the books on Amazon because it allows you a sneak peak before you buy which makes you want to order several books plus! The bright colors and modern designs inspire you to get busy creating :-).

  209. Vicki
    September 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I love Christmas craft books, always looking for ornaments to make!

  210. September 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I like craft books with simple ideas that can be implemented fairly easily, especially those with ideas for doing things with kids!

  211. Carmen
    September 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    For me, I think a good craft book consists of a balance of projects are unique and specific to the book, but also ideas that serve as a springboard for me to take it to the next level. Thanks so much for organizing this month of awesomeness!

  212. Mrslee3b
    September 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Definitely quilting books, but I buy scrap booking and polymer clay books, too, even though I don’t really craft with those materials…I just like to imagine the possibilities! Fabric is my passion!

  213. Kel
    September 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love and have a variety of craft books, Quilting, Beading and other books that I use for inspiration.
    I enjoy looking at the colorful pages and inventive designs, which have sparked many an idea for a project. I would love to be entered in your give aways this month. can anyone participate.

  214. Carmen
    September 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I like books with plenty of tutorials and LOTS of pictures so it’s basically idiot-proof

  215. Janis S
    September 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t have a favorite craft book, but the ones I like have good pictures to show each step, with clear explanations.

  216. Tere C.
    September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    My favorite craft books in my collection are books that show me how to make things that are fun for myself or my children out of old clothes and things around the house that can be reused… like a glove can make a stuffed squirrel or bear… or old curtains can make seat covers or a doll quilt… we do a lot of sewing in our home to make fun things…

  217. Debbie C.
    September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    A craft book HAS to have colour photos and lots of them! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  218. Elizabeth W.
    September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I’m drawn to embroidery and quilt books – cover has to be beautiful and templates need to be user-friendly!

    Thanks for the chance.
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

  219. September 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I agree – the photos are really key. That’s why I can even go for books that have great photos and light descriptions.

  220. Deborah
    September 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    These books are awesome!! I am making room on my shelf right now – Please. . . .!! Christmas is too far away!! 😉

  221. Marti Pepples
    September 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I would like to start quilting, but have not found the right book for biginners yet.

  222. CathyT
    September 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love books with sewing and embroidery and quilting gift ideas in them. I am always looking for a new one. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  223. Cheryl Gunderson
    September 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I knew I had missed yesterday, but when I went to my list I saw I had also missed Sunday! So, I have been reading some great blogs and getting super ideas today. This is a great blog hop. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  224. Cheryl Gunderson
    September 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Today’s two choices were wonderful! I am enjoying this so much.

  225. Lisa Fisbeck
    September 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Just stumbled upon this site and <3'ing it. I know what I will be doing this weekend…blog hopping, craft book shopping, and creating…sleep is over-rated!

  226. RupaRavi
    September 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I like to do different kinds of craft works, i will shop at least 4 craft books monthly. My daughter likes my creations. She is telling me to message, because she likes surprise….

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