Giveaway: Utility Quilting


Good Morning!

Today we have another giveaway at Bloom, Bake & Create. But first, let me tell you about this book.

Utility Quilting
Utility Quilting

The publisher Landauer describes this book as follows:

Author, teacher, and quilter Carolyn Forster introduces you to this timeless method of hand quilting – the ideal method for a modern quilter who wants the satisfaction of hand quilting but needs a speedy solution.

Utility Quilting is the perfect solution for today’s modern quilter who wants to quilt by hand in a way that’s stress free, satisfying, quick and easy – with 10 new projects, complete step-by-step instructions, 25 favorite designs, and 12 stitches and knots that have stood the test of time.

While reading through this book, it brought back memories of Mayo, my grandma who always had a quilt frame set up in her house. Her quilts back then were all about covering beds to keep us warm using “utility” quilting to, according to the author, “get the job done.”

The first half of her book contains information on supplies, preparing the quilt, utility quilting designs, the stitches, and binding. The information and step-by-step photos of how to make the various stitches is worth having this book. Here is the page on the bow knot.

Bow Knot
Bow Knot

The projects include a variety of quilts and even a coffee cup cozy. Cute!

The projects
The projects

Every project includes a materials list, color pictures of the finished quilt, step-by-step instructions with illustrations of the piecing and quilting, and templates, if applicable.

It’s a great book for anyone interested in hand quilting or even learning these stitches to add to other projects. As with other Landauer publications, the instructions are easy to follow and the layout is easy on the eyes.

Utility Quilting retails for $27.95 and is available from your favorite bookstore or quilt shop, or online at Landauer Publishing.

Now for the giveaway, if you’d like to have a chance to win this book, comment on this blog post. Commenting via email, on Open Salon or Creating the Hive will NOT enter you in this contest. You must comment to this blog post on the Bloombakecreate blog to be entered in the giveaway. The deadline for this giveaway is Monday, April 16, 2012 at 8 a.m. CST. Due to postage costs, this giveaway is only available for US residents. ๐Ÿ™ Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation. The giveaway prize being offered is the review copy I received.