Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New OYW Book Review.... and a giveaway!

It's here!! My copy of the next installment of One Yard Wonders -- Fabric By Fabric! And I am so excited... TWO of my projects have been featured in the book! It's been such a fun and exciting project!

First let's talk about the book. If you aren't familiar with the format of the first book, which is packed with oodles of fun and simple projects you can make with one yard of fabric, this one is similar. Here's what you'll find:


First of all, look at this packet of patterns. It's one inch thick and absolutely jam-packed!


The book starts out with a section on Fabric Fundamentals. This section walks you through some of the most basic things you'll need to know for sewing... needle types, stitch lengths, presser feet, patterns, and -- my favorite -- Basic Sewing Practices. You'll save yourself time and trouble and get a much more professional look if you've got these basics under your belt!

The book is divided in sections by fabric type: lightweight cottons, quilting-weight cottons, home dec fabrics, flannel, woven pile fabrics, coated fabrics, fleece, knits, and wool. There are oodles of projects for each fabric type!

There is also a helpful glossary at the back of the book that will go over all the different terms you might come across during your reading. Even experienced sewists might find this to be a helpful refresher when in the middle of a project!


Now I just have to share my excitement!

Look! That's me! Hee hee!


My first project is a gathered pillow.


Such yummy texture! Here's the photo in the book...


...and the photo I took before sending it off!


Second project? Another pillow! This one is called Wave Illusions. I love their styling for the photo (and I want that couch!!), but look at this...


...this is how I photographed it! Which end really goes up? I like it both ways! :o)


There are a few bloggy friends/acquaintances who have projects featured in the book as well, including Anna from Noodlehead:

Check out her Fold Over Bag!


Also Lorraine from Ikat Bag (I <3 her writing! And projects!):
Look at those darling fleece piggies!!


How about a sneak peek of a few other projects from the book?


If you're interested, here is the schedule for the blog tour so you can check out other contributors' sites:

12/12/2011 Becka's Project Journal
12/13/2011 Craft Buds
12/14/2011 Patch Work Duck Designs
12/15/2011 Patch Work Duck Designs
12/15/2011 A Spoonful of Sugar
12/15/2011 Nifty Kids Stuff
12/15/2011 Becka's Project Journal
12/16/2011 Nom Nom Nom
12/16/2011 Quaint and Quirky
12/17/2011 ikatbag
12/17/2011 Two Brown Birds
12/18/2011 Sharon Sews
12/19/2011 LBG Studios
12/19/2011 Carolina Fair Designs
12/19/2011 Under Construction
12/20/2011 Little Blue Cottage
12/21/2011 Craftzine
12/21/2011 Neuroses Galore
12/21/2011 Emily Steffen
12/22/2011 Jenna Lou Loves You
12/23/2011 Spin Cushion
12/26/2011 Craft and Cackle
12/27/2011 One Inch World
12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.
12/29/2011 While Tangerine Dreams
12/30/2011 Studio Cherie
1/4/2012 Fiberosity
1/05/2012 Zuhause
1/6/2012
No Bad Days
1/11/2012 Obsessively Stiching
1/12/2012 Lu Lu Carter
January 2012 AfricanKelli



Who wants a copy of the book??
Storey Publishing is offering a copy of the book to one lucky giveaway winner!
You must be in the USA to win...

Simply leave a comment on this post, including your email address, and you'll be entered in a drawing for your own copy coming straight from Storey!

Giveaway ends on 1/12/12 at 6:00PM Mountain Time.
I will post a winner shortly thereafter!



Best of luck -- this is a FANTASTIC book! :o)

137 comments:

Violet said...

B'awwww I really really want this book! It has so many amazing patterns in it. I was looking at it in the store. Would love to win it! But who wouldn't hee.

lady hawke 257 (at) hot mail (dot) com no spaces obvs.

Megan said...

I had one of the 1 yard wonder books on my Christmas list, but no luck! I would love to win!
fraley mc at gmail dot com
no spaces above

Micha said...

Oh My! I am beginning my adventures in sewing and would love, I mean LOVE this book. Wonderful patterns and love your pillows.

hetherly4(at)msn(dot)com

S. said...

I'm not in the USA but my cousin is, can I participate as well?
I'm Sol Nakagama and my email is solnakagama at gmail dot com.

:)

Mirja Marshall said...

I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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Mike and Jen said...

Looks like there are some AWESOME projects in there!

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randi said...

i am sure this is an excellent book, just like the first one!

Kelly O. said...

I have the first book and have been waiting on the second one! it looks awesome!

The Family Circus said...

It would be great to win one!! Looks awesome!

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Kathleen said...

Congratulations on being in the book TWICE! :) How exciting. I would love a copy for my library. Blessings,
AlwaysSewLove
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Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

would LOVE a copy of this book!
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bevkimmel said...

Who wants a copy of this book? I am sure everyone. I have the first and have had fun with several projects and am looking forward to this one too. Your pillows are beautiful and unique!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Ah, I have wanted the first book since I heard about it, but the second one would be awesome to win! Thanks for the giveaway, and I love both of those pillows. Very cute! Congrats for being in a book! :) necklacebliss(at)gmail(dot)com

Catherine said...

Congrats!! New pillows/covers are on my 2012 goal list this year, how fun! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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Shelbi said...

It is so exciting to know where items come from in a book and to know a little about the person who made them. Congrats!!!

Thank you for sharing all your talent!

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Ashly said...
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Ashly said...

Looks like some great stuff included in this collection of one yard wonders! Count me in for the give away! :0) lyricmezzo at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! I have the first installment of "One Yard Wonders" and would love to check out the new one too!

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Jessica said...

What a neat book and fun projects! This would be a nice addition to my crafting fun!

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Sherry said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a really neat book! I got my fingers crossed!

Sherry

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Lindsay said...

How neat! That looks like hours of fun! :)

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Katri said...

I recently became a fan of your blog when I discovered your angry bird tutorials! Thanks for that!

I am a remnant queen, and had no idea there were books catering to projects 1 yard or under. I would LOVE a copy!

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Mary said...

I LOVE your gathers pillow- my tactile family would be hugging it all day :) I've seen this book on the shelves and I'm so excited about it! Thx for the giveaway! Marylaesch@gmail.com

cheyenna said...

This sounds like a great book!
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Audra said...

What an awesome book and how cool is it that you are in it twice! Thanks for the chance to win. audrajjensen (at) msn (dot) com

Dymbrulee said...

I want this book so bad!! Lol
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Mandi said...

This looks like such a fabulous book! I would love to try several of those projects!

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Sandy said...

I have the first OYW and love it... would love to win this one!

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Tricia said...

All of the projects in the book look great, but I really need to make some new throw pillows. I'd love to win.

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Brooke said...

I would love to win! That looks like a fun book!
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Samina said...

That looks like a great book! I'd love to win a copy. I'm at shmcpa (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amy said...

I want this book so badly!!! bookloveraz at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I would love this book. I am going to have to add it to my wishlist of things for my hubby to buy for occasions.

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me said...

I love the projects in this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie said...

I checked this out from the library and now I want it. It was an awesome book!! Congrats.

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Allison said...

Oh my goodness...I HAVE to have this book. Looks amazing! I'm always looking for new projects! :)


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Ladyari said...

I would love a chance to own this lovely book!

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Jen said...

Care- congratulations for making it into the book! That's every bloggers dream right?!?! You're so talented and all your hard work deserves to be recognized :)

Way to go!

Stew and Lindsey Campbell said...

I would love to win this book! Looks great!
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angie backen said...

I have the first book and would love to add this to my collection. thanks for the opportunity! :)

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twelve30 said...

This book has been on my wish list forever-would love to win! Thanks for a chance.
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Andrea, said...

I was so bummed I didn't get this for Christmas. It would be awesome to win. :)
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Cerise said...

I loved the first book! It would be so awesome to add this one to my collection too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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Jessica said...

love it! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

TwistedTruth said...

I've looked at picking up this book! Thanks so much!

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carrie said...

would love to win this book!!

Heather Perkins said...

Oh wow congratulations! I have the first book and love it and would love to have this one as well. memakingdo (at) gmail (dot) com.

Richard Healey said...

I would love a copy of this book. I am brand new to sewing and quilting and need some easy projects. Have a baby on the way and that wrap in one of your pictures is cute.

Susan said...

Yeah care! Your projects look great! And I wouldnt mind getting the book either!
Sjaussi at gmail

Shally said...

Congratulations and awesome book!
would love a copy. shalcade@gmail.com

Kara said...

How exciting! I love your pillows!! I'd LOVE this. I love the sneak peek pictures you posted, and now I totally want to check them out, lol. :)

karamurri (at) gmail (dot) com

carrie e. said...

Wow! Exciting! Projects and book look fantastic!
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Katie said...

I'd love to get a copy of this!! And congrats to you on being included!

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Holly said...

How fun! I'd love to win a copy wiegersmama AT yahoo DOT com

ingiec said...

What a wonderful book to add to my library!
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kpmattingly said...

So fun! I have the first book on its way to me now! I'd love to check this one out too!

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

Kerry said...

Oh, how cool! :) Please, please, please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks! :)

Morgan said...

How lovely that it features projects with different kinds of fabric -- because much as I love quilting cotton, I love other fabrics, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret said...

I saw this at my lqs and wanted to buy it but had already purchased more fabric than I should have so I passed for now. Would be awesome if I won it then I could spend that extra savings on more fabric to make the projects in the book. That would be the ultimate prize.

Jenny said...

oh I'd LOVE a copy!
selahmama4 at yahoo dot com

Firesong said...

Ooh, that looks great. I want one. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

JLG said...

oooooh! I would love one! jgbernier1(at)gmail(dot)com

Bree said...

Awesome giveaway - would love it!

jitterbug1 (at) gmail (dot) com

RHONDA SMITH said...

This looks fabulous!!
Rhonda
willysmith (at) q (dot) com

Melissa said...

Such fun! I'd love to only use one yard for some of my projects.
smith(dot)melissa(dot)a(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren said...

This looks like a great book!

lauren (dot) bouchard (at) gmail (dot) com

Jill said...

Thanks for the chance to win... I would love to get my hands on this book. pajamapants79 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

What a great book!

Sarah said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

sbennettdesigns at gmail dot com

Sheila said...

I really enjoyed the first book! Congratulations!

sheilaglaurence at gmail.com

Nancy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway

brenda said...

book looks interesting!

Silence said...

Wow!! I Love the projects in this book! BTW...I made my first red angry bird last night for my 4 yr-old. On to a piggy!

Smartchick said...

Loved the first book, so I'm guessing this one will be great as well. Congrats!

Piggy said...

love the piggies!

cindysanto(at)gmail(dot)com

Tricia said...

Congrats on the book! The first book was wonderful! Looking forward to seeing this one!

Cammie said...

Your pillows are awesome! I hope you've made some for yourself too!

Lisa E said...

The pillows are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bailey said...

So exciting to see your creations in print!

Ebeth said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled.

Thanks for the chance - the book looks beautiful!


ewholihan at emc dot org

The Frisk Five said...

I absolutely love the first book so I would love to have this one.

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Alicia said...

Love to participate. The pillow is beatiful!
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KatheG said...

I would love to have this book - thanks.

Melanie said...

Awesome! Would love this!

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Mama Teaching 3 said...

Oh my! I am so excited for you. :)What an accomplishment! Squeeeee! I have been stitching since I was a little girl in my father's upholstery shop and this would thrill me beyond anything! :) LOOK AT YOU! :)

I would love to own the book.
Clundell111(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dolores said...

Love sewing books and I love your blog. I just found it a couple of days ago:)

Dolores said...

opps! I didn't follow instructions.
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Michelle Evans said...

wow! what an amazing book! i so need this! i'm ready for some great new projects. :) thanks for the cool giveaway!
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Christine said...

Congrats on being included! It looks like a great book.
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blue.crab said...

Oh wow! This one looks even better than the last one! Thanks! blue.crab.quilting@gmail.com

littlekahootz said...

Oh I lOVE those pillows. Great job!

laura at littlekahootz dot com

mblittle5 said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Pamela Hutchinson said...

Would love to have a book, it looks great and lots of ideas.

squareby said...

Congrats on the book. It looks oh so wonderful!
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Ben and Amanda said...

I had no idea there would be so many projects in the book. I may have to go look for the first one now.

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Laura said...

Would love to win a copy of this great-looking book. Enjoy reading your blog!

Miranda said...

Would love to win a copy of this book, it looks so great!! Thanks for the chance!
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Christie said...

I loved the first book and I'm sure I would love this one too! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your projects that were included in it!

Mama Lusco said...

Congratulations! So many great projects :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

vitsippa said...

How exciting... Putting this one on my "wish list" in case I don't win...

Addie K said...

Very cool! This book looks like a terrific way to use up my fabric stash. Thank you for the giveaway.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Congrats, what a great book. p.s. I am hosting an I spy swap if you are interested. Some great fabric has already been chosen. http://midnightmaker.blogspot.com/2012/01/inaugural-i-spy-charm-swap.html

Eileen Cox said...

Need. Want. MUSTHAVE.
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amajarlove said...

Awesome!!! hrodr3911 at gmail dot com!

Stephanie said...

Love it! Neferstie at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Love it! Neferstie at gmail dot com

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jude said...

I loved the first book, and really want the second one. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kay Pugh said...

What a great book. Would love to add this to my collection.

Julie said...

i have the first one and love love love it.
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Glenda Joy said...

Awesome! I would live to own that book! So many great projects!

QAMom said...

Wow, I loved the first book, I can't wait to check out this one!

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Beth said...

One Word: WOW!

Joanie said...

what a fun book, how exciting to have your projects in a book. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel said...

oh those projects look like so much fun!

MommaM said...

This looks SO fun!

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tamir said...

Wow that would be fun to get this book!
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Holly U said...

The first book was amazing and it looks like this one is too! Count me in, congrats on being included, and thanks!

Lisa said...

I have so many single yards of fabric. I need one of these books!

smooze13 said...

I loved the first book and can't wait to see this one.

pforgerson said...

Looks like an awesome book. Loved the baby wrap!

Heidi said...

I would love to win this! I am always finding fabric I like and buying just one yard with no plan

kydansk said...

Congrats on being in the book! You're my hero. How did I miss the first one?

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kthartline said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope I win! I never win! :)

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April said...

HOORAY!!! Congrats on being a part of such a beautiful book! Your talents never cease to amaze me! aprilmoody1@gmail.com

Lisa C said...

I totally want it! I'm making my way through lots of extra fabric right now, and this would be perfect!
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Angie said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I can't wait to see the actual book.

Danielle said...

Awesome book! This would be so fun to have!

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StinkyFairy said...

I'm new to sewing and this would be a great book to help me find projects.

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Jodi said...

It looks like such a fabulous and inspiring book! What an accomplishment to be included in it! Congratulations! I would love to be included in the drawing to win it! Thanks!

Bryan said...

for my wife, i think she would enjoy it :)

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Lauren said...

I'd love a copy of this book! It looks awesome! lpjeppson@gmail.com

GrandT said...

This is a great book with lots of fantastic projects! Would love a copy:)
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Lol said...

It will look like nepotism if I win, but I still want the book! You know where to find me. :)

Marilyn said...

I'm have the first book and I'm excited about the latest one. Congratulations on being a part of it and thank you for the chance to win!
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A mom, a wife, a crafter..... said...

Would LOVE this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

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