5″ scraps or 5″ precuts? Take your pick in Sew Charming (+ giveaway!)

Do you need new inspiration for your charm squares, or new inspiration for your scraps?

Say hooray—the new book Sew Charming has you covered both ways!

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From Country Threads—the best-selling authors of the “Charm School” and Civil War quilts series—comes a fresh approach to making quilts with 5″ squares. You’ll find the freedom to sew with whatever fabric you have on hand. Every quilt is made two ways—once with a charm pack, once with scraps—and you’ll be surprised at the dramatic differences that result. You’ll discover lots of ideas inside for decorating with small quilts too.

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Left: Square in a Square quilt made with scraps. Right: Rose Pink Squares made with a charm pack.

We asked you (via Facebook) what you’d like to ask this celebrated quiltmaking team about their history, their designing process, and their new book. Here’s how Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads answered your questions.


Mary-and-ConnieFrom Cheryl: How did the two of you meet, and how did that meeting lead to your quilt shop, your books, and your following?

Connie and I were introduced by a mutual friend after we both moved to Garner, Iowa, in 1979. Connie was sewing gift items for a shop, and I was teaching beginning quilting in my home. We soon put our heads together to design quilt patterns. We worked around the dining-room table and used my address, because at that time it was Rural Route 2—a good fit for our name, Country Threads.

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Vintage Hourglass and Four Patch, made with a charm pack

We started with four patterns and sent handwritten and hand-drawn brochures to any quilt-shop address we could find. A distributor ordered 24 of one of our patterns; then they ordered 12 dozen patterns after showing them at the Shamrock Hilton during Quilt Market 1982. From that moment on, the inquiries poured in. We were in the wholesale pattern business.

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Double Four Patch, made with a charm pack

Several years later, we started purchasing a few supplies that we needed and decided to open a small shop to sell the excess that we couldn’t use. When we started, we worked in my home upstairs on our acreage west of Garner, Iowa, but we moved to a renovated chicken house when we needed more room. We began to produce dozens of patterns each year and soon decided to try our hand at self-publishing. Our first book was called On Behalf of Chickens—I had chickens on the farm and our customers liked to watch them when they came to the shop.

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Framed Double Four Patch, made with scraps

After publishing a number of books and expanding our retail and wholesale business, Martingale approached us about writing a book as part of their Quilt Shop Series of books. We were chosen as one of the first three quilt shops to be featured in the series, and with that book came our followers. They found us in the country west of Garner, and they arrived carrying their books to be signed while they were here. It was an exciting time for us—we became well known in the quilt world after that book was published.

From Janet: How did you come up with the idea for the book Sew Charming? I love the idea of showing one quilt made with a charm pack and one made with scraps.

We ran a monthly club called Charm School in our shop for over five years. Each month we designed for our members a new quilt with a charm pack. Some of these quilts were simple and some were more challenging, but they all had two things in common: they were small, and they each started with forty-two 5″ squares.

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Bitty Churn Dash, made with scraps (left) and with charm squares (right).

Each month after designing a charm quilt, my mind would wander to my scraps. I would imagine how that same small quilt would look in a different color palette. Of course there was never time to play around with fabric and make it again, so this book was our chance to do that. Each quilt has been made a second time without the constraints of a charm pack.

From Carol: How does designing work between the two of you? Does one design and the other sew, or do you switch things around?

We rarely sew together, but we often see each other in person to go over ideas. We each sew in our own homes, and then we meet to lay out our progress and get constructive criticism from the other. When we start a big project like a book, we throw lots of ideas out for discussion and divide them up, depending on which one of us has a better idea for a particular project. In 2016 it’s easy to send a photo back and forth, but when we started in 1979, that wasn’t the case. This will date us—we started before rotary cutters! After working together all these years, we just know how the other thinks, works, and designs.

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Soaring Triangles made with charm squares (left) and with scraps (right).

From June: Do you have any tips for using or designing with charm squares?

Charms are the perfect way to build a fabric collection for scrap quilts. Looking at antique quilts will inspire you to use many different fabrics in your scrap quilts, and what better way to increase your stash than by using charm packs? No need to purchase yardage when you just want to add one small piece. Building a fabric collection can be overwhelming if you’re a beginner, but charm packs and other precuts will really help stretch your budget and your collection.

From Alicia: What’s next for Country Threads?

We’re both enjoying retirement from designated working hours and deadlines. We both sew every day and enjoy sewing for fun, as well as for charity. Our blog, Country Threads Chicken Scratch, is where we love keeping in touch with our customers online. Martingale has suggested that we might want to write another book soon, but we’ll definitely have to work harder than we are right now. Retirement is wonderful!

See more from Sew Charming >


Sew-CharmingSo, what kind of Country Threads quilter are you?

a) I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them!

b) I’m a precut person—straight to sewing for me.

c) I can go either way: I just love it all.

Tell us your answer in the comments and you could win a copy of the Sew Charming eBook! We’ll choose one random winner a week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Ready to start “charming” quilts out of your stash right now? Buy the book and instantly download the eBook—it’s free with your print-book purchase!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Joanie, who says:

“I am swimming in scraps. I inherit a lot of scraps and use them for various quilt pattern and donate the. To the VA hospital in Mexico MO or a Women’s crisis center.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Joanie—congratulations!

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606 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I fit the C description the best. I love both scrappy projects and using precuts. I have lots of charm squares I need to use up, so this book us now on my list!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on November 30, 2016
  • Oh definitely a"c" go either way depending on mood

    —Linda on November 30, 2016
  • Precuts for me! love charm squares!

    —Ashley on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy best of all.

    —Kathie L on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, precut or scrappy! I love it all.

    —Shari K. on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely an "A". I have scraps from twenty plus years ago.

    —Janice Mc Laren on November 30, 2016
  • I love them all! And, yes, I am swimming in scraps, so I need ideas to use them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Pamela W on November 30, 2016
  • I’m just starting so don’t have lots of scraps yet!

    —Marty on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a c. I’d love to win the book.

    —AS on November 30, 2016
  • I’m definitely a scrappy quilter! As well as having tons of scraps, I do sometimes use charm squares as well. Gorgeous book and I’d love a chance to win!

    —Robin McGuire on November 30, 2016
  • Oh definitely C! I love precuts but I also go scrappy and also cut my own 5″ squares. Right now I have 2 5″ square rag quilts and a scrappy that I’m working on. (I’m also working on 2 other quilts too!!!)

    —Susie D on November 30, 2016
  • Precursor for me. Love the variety and I am so disorganized they help a lot!!!

    —Fizzle on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy is the best way to piece! The finished work always makes my eye travel among all the different fabrics, bringing memories from the past.

    —Kerry on November 30, 2016
  • I love scraps!!!!!!!! My sewing room is over-flowing with them. Great interview. Thanks!

    —Becky in Georgia on November 30, 2016
  • I guess I could go either way! At first I thought "A", then I thought of the packs of charms that I have just waiting for that perfect pattern. So I’m "C"! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Terri Tresise on November 30, 2016
  • I fall into the "C" category – love them all!
    Thank you!

    —Stephanie S. on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. Just depends on what mood I am in and who I am making for.

    —Stacy on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely a C!

    —Marya on November 30, 2016
  • Precuts call my name – thanks for the giveaway, they are so much fun!

    —Martha Morgan on November 30, 2016
  • I am a C person. I love using both, but need to organize my scraps better!
    Looks like an awesome book!!

    —susie on November 30, 2016
  • I’m fairly new to quilting so using pre-cuts helps me pair up combinations of materials. Hopefully, one day, I will have a decent scrap stash to be able to go in either direction!

    —Francesca on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way: I just love it all.

    —Julie Hahs on November 30, 2016
  • C) I have both Charm Packs and scraps that I don’t know what to do with. Sew this book is perfect for me!

    —Christine M on November 30, 2016
  • My fav SHOULD be scraps….I have enough fabric to open my own store. But I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE charm packs! This book looks like a great way to use both.

    —Janice on November 30, 2016
  • Love them both—just like to colors to complement each other. I find it hard to have any 5 inch scraps.

    —Pat on November 30, 2016
  • I am for sure a "c". There is not a piece of fabric that I do not like, I love it all. I have both pre-cuts and a lot of scraps, so this book would be one I would use often.

    —Cheryl Nesbit on November 30, 2016
  • I have been following Mary’s blog since the first days and love being part of her cyber community! My opinion… I love everything, love it all. But recently, it has occurred to me that loving it all can be expensive! So I have started to pick up precuts, everything from layer cakes to charms to jelly rolls(well, not too many jelly rolls, they’re a bit pricey!)…and love the idea of "charming sewing"!

    —Carol on November 30, 2016
  • I love, love charm packs. I collect them like people collect cups saucers, Hummel figurines, and baseball cards. So much fun to work with for either small projects or, collect enough for a nice lap quilt.

    —Carol on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C – love it all! As an Iowa gal, Country Threads style fits me perfectly.

    —Kathleen S on November 30, 2016
  • I really fit into the scrappy definition best. I really enjoy Mary and Connie’s designs, since they work so well with my scrap collection.

    —Jan davis on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely scrappy. They seem to multiple.

    —Mary Howard on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy gal. I’ve got a stash.

    —Lori on November 30, 2016
  • I am swimming in scraps…but I love precuts as well…I could also use a clone and some time and lots of ideas.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Sharon Simons on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, precut or scrappy! I love it all.

    —Judy Magner on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way!

    —Kristine R. on November 30, 2016
  • I love precuts because you go right to it. What a neat book. Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Bernice E Restivo on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a "C" kinda gal! Love the precuts and boy do I have a lot of scraps — so much potential! Thanks for this opportunity and happy holidays!

    Susan Mulvihill on November 30, 2016
  • I typically use scraps, but love the ease of precuts.

    —Jane on November 30, 2016
  • C..I just love piecing. I save all my scraps

    —Carol on November 30, 2016
  • I am enticed to buy precuts but seldom use them. I tend to set them somewhere and just enjoy looking at them while I cut from my vast stash of scraps!

    —Carole D on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a c. I can go both ways, and I’m positively addicted to charms. But, I’ve been known to cut my yardage into 5 inch squares. Thanks to both these ladies.

    —Stephanie Woodward on November 30, 2016
  • Me too, I love them all! Nice to see some ideas for those lovely charm packs I seem to collect but never use.

    —Colleen on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I love it all! I lean towards scraps, I feel like I made something out of nothing.

    —kathy o on November 30, 2016
  • Either way, it’s all wonderful!

    —Carol Vickers on November 30, 2016
  • Looks like a book l’ll put on my Christmas list!

    —Martha eise on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a truly crappy soul but have enough scraps to make many coordinated charm packs! This looks like a great book from a couple of my favorite designers!

    —Ellie on November 30, 2016
  • Oh definitely ‘C’!!!!

    —Linda B on November 30, 2016
  • I do a combination. Usually I start with a precut pack then add scraps and pieces from my collection. This gives my piece a more original and less manufactured look while still maintaining a somewhat coordinated appearance. Works for me!

    —Marianne on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love to quilt.

    —Rosalie Booth on November 30, 2016
  • I am a "C" person!! I just love it all!!!!

    —Michelle King on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy for me

    —Jan on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy quilter! With two rooms busting at the seams full of fabric I am never at a loss or in need of fabric. This is why I love making scrap quilts and looking for ideas for more quilts. This way I can truly say that absolutely no one has the exact quilt that I have made. I would love to have this book in my collection.

    —Sue in Kalamazoo on November 30, 2016
  • If it’s fabric, I love it! Either scrappy or charms work for me!

    —Barb G on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy soul. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Sandra on November 30, 2016
  • I would love to work in precuts but I am swimming in scraps!
    This book looks outstanding !

    —Nancy C on November 30, 2016
  • I could go either way. Love using up my scraps.

    —Kathy on November 30, 2016
  • C – either way works for me. Just need more ideas to use a few of them up so I can shop some more!

    —Audrey on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul and wish to have plenty of ideas to use them succesully.

    —Marthese on November 30, 2016
  • I guess to see all my scrappy pieces indicates who I am and I just cannot throw one piece away. I’ve been NEEDING inspiration to get moving and use them up and just reading about you two has done it!!! but definitely after Christmas when I will have lots of time to get serious. Thanks for sharing your love for quilting with me today.

    —Barbie on November 30, 2016
  • I have tons of my own scraps, but that dosen’t stop me from buy pre cuts.

    —Virginia Over on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way – I just love it all and can’t wait to see all the ideas in the book!!!Merry Christmas

    —Fran Anderson on November 30, 2016
  • Charm packs are nice for keeping within a fabric collection but I also enjoy using completely random fabric scraps too.

    —Richard on November 30, 2016
  • Hey it’s a C from me, I do buy charm packs purely to add variety as I have a lot of scraps, but I just love me a scrap quilt so keep trying to use up all that fabric. My scrap bag doesn’t seem to be going down so I would appreciate this book to give me a few more ideas on how to reduce it 😂😂😂😂

    —Sue on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all.

    —Arliene Zeigler on November 30, 2016
  • I love to scrappy quilt and choose my own color choices. I have used precuts but I don’t think I’m as creative in color and patterns as with scrappy. Love the look of this book and it is on my list.

    —Donna K on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy quilter! Friends give me their scraps and I often buy them at garage sales. I love scraps!

    —Judi Rizzo on November 30, 2016
  • I love them all! I’m currently planning a project for a 2-story foyer wall that will be a combination of old family photos and mini-quilts, so I’m immersed in the wonderful world of scraps!

    Deb Graczyk on November 30, 2016
  • I love both scrappy quilts as I am swimming in them but when I need to get something done quick and easy precuts are the way to go, as I don’t have to sort through all my scraps.

    —Sherry Hall on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy soul. Like the saying goes, "When life throws you scraps make a quilt".

    —Janice Devulapalli on November 30, 2016
  • Already have made my first quilt from this book – helps clean out those scrap drawers. Love all the cute quilt ideas!

    Joyce on November 30, 2016
  • I love them all but mainly use scraps or yardage. Would love to win!

    —Debbie on November 30, 2016
  • I am A. I take my fabric scraps and cut them into strips, squares and blocks so I can just start sewing. I only buy precuts if I want something more coordintated

    —Kris on November 30, 2016
  • I sew it all! I keep both charm packs and scraps around. I can look at a pattern and usually make it without a pattern. Of course making a sample block leads to something bigger like a table runner, throw or wheelchair quilt.

    —Judy Clark on November 30, 2016
  • Charm squares or scraps, and small quilts-perfect combination since I love the whole process, from design to binding. I do my own quilting on a domestic machine and find it easier to manage smaller projects. Would love this book! I am a new quilter building my quilt library.

    —Gail on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy, but I’m also a C!! Fabric is fun any way you like it!! Loved the Country Threads shop!! I’m so glad they are still publishing quilt books!! They are always a treat!!

    —Connie T on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely C, love ideas no matter where they come from

    —LindaB on November 30, 2016
  • I am C. I love buying fabric that is coordinated, but I have so many scraps that I need to use up! I probably never will get them all used up, but I love having them and using them.

    —Kris on November 30, 2016
  • a) I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them!

    I love anything scrappy. I have my scraps organized into drawers so I can pull out the sizes that I need. And I only throw the itty-bitty pieces that I can’t use.

    —Colleen on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy quilts. I will use scraps and precuts.

    —Vicki H on November 30, 2016
  • I am very blessed with both scraps and precuts, although I have many more scraps from years of collecting fabric before precuts were available. I love the whole idea of this book and would love to win a copy. Thanks so much for the chance.

    —Debby on November 30, 2016
  • I fall in the C category. I love scrappy quilts but also loved planned quilts using yardage. Thank you for the chance to win a e-copy!

    Loris Mills on November 30, 2016
  • C. Definitely C. Somehow, I always end up with scraps from my precuts to add to my scrappy mix.

    —Leti on November 30, 2016
  • I am a C. I guess I use more precuts, but I love all fabric and love scrappy antique-looking quilts best of all.

    —Lisa Zook on November 30, 2016
  • C I can go either way Just give me lots to work with

    —katherine on November 30, 2016
  • I am certainly a scrappy person. So many fabrics in my stash, so little time to sew them up.

    —Suzanne on November 30, 2016
  • I have lots of scraps. I just can’t seem to let those small pieces go.

    —Betty 4 4 on November 30, 2016
  • Usually I am C. If I use precuts, I still try to throw in about 10-20% of scraps- just to flex my own creativity a bit!

    —Anne on November 30, 2016
  • I definitely am a "scrappy soul"! Don’t get me wrong though-I can buy yardage with the best of them-I just love fabric! I love everything Mary and Connie do!

    —Debbie Miller on November 30, 2016
  • I am C. Just love it all! Touching fabric, hearing the machine run and finishing quilts!

    —Regina DeCapite on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. Love it all. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Carol McNab on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrap quilts. But I can go both ways. Precuts are a quick, easy, & relatively inexpensive way to make a quilt.

    —Cindi Morgan on November 30, 2016
  • I love 5″ precuts the collections are coordinated and they help take out the tough choices for deciding what fabric to buy. I live in an area where we only have 1 fabric store and they allows carry the entire collection so precuts are the way to go

    —Jody Hogan on November 30, 2016
  • I began my quiltmaking adventure 2 years ago by collecting charm packs. I still buy them now and then, but have turned more to buying at least a half yard of random fabric that I like. I love the scrappy look! I figure I can always cut charms from yardage and still use the patterns made for charms.

    —Sandra Edelmaier on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love sewing and making quilts. It’s that simple! The book idea is terrific!

    —Susan Stanton on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way……..I have both, and would never have to buy another piece of fabric the rest of my life!!

    —Jeanine on November 30, 2016
  • I am a Scrappy type. I love, love the looks of this book! I’d love to win a copy. It may help me tame some of my scraps

    —Beth Wills on November 30, 2016
  • Swimming in scraps, I’m drowning in them. HELP!!!

    —Hedda Boon on November 30, 2016
  • c) I can go either way but my budget runs on the scrappy side. I am swimming in them and there is a variety. Thank you for this giveaway!

    —Janey Cook on November 30, 2016
  • I recently made 3 quilt tops from a bin of 2.5-inch squares. I have enough to make 3 more quilts!

    —Jill Ellis on November 30, 2016
  • I love 5″ have a lot of them but need something new to use them…..all the patterns i just saw are awesome

    —Donna D on November 30, 2016
  • As a new quulter I don’t yet have much of a stash, so am buying precuts while I’m learning.

    Deborah on November 30, 2016
  • I love both and am always on the lookout for charm pack patterns!

    —Liz Sampson on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely a C person

    —Cathy Allen on November 30, 2016
  • I love fabric. I usually use yardage or scraps. I must say when I see the precuts it makes me want to plan a project. There is just something about seeing everything so coordinated. I would love to win.

    —Vicki on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul all the way!!

    —Kathy Kranenburg on November 30, 2016
  • I’ve always loved the Country Threads look. Can’t beat scrappy. I still have unmade kits and patterns that I got there years ago.

    —ANN R on November 30, 2016
  • I would have to say (b). I love precuts, I make my own sometimes, but I love the fabric lines so much I want it all. Precuts have the whole line!

    Karen R on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy quilter….the scrappier the better. I save all of my scraps. Boxes of little tiny scraps!

    —Deborah K on November 30, 2016
  • I LOVE it all and I have bins of scraps just waiting to be used.

    —Nikki Moore on November 30, 2016
  • Love those precuts! I can tailor a small gift appropriate to the person, even if I don’t have their ‘style’ of fabrics in my stash.

    —Cathy on November 30, 2016
  • I’m in group C. I like pre-cuts and I also cut my scraps up into useable sizes.

    —MoeWest on November 30, 2016
  • I am a precut quilter, I don’t have too many scraps, and I like having all the fabric coordinated.

    —Maureen on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a A, but from the looks of my collection of charm packs, maybe I should become a B!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on November 30, 2016
  • I am a C. I love it all!!!

    —Lin H on November 30, 2016
  • I love the challenge of using scraps. I’ve had very little experience using precuts.

    —B J Kinney on November 30, 2016
  • I would have to say "C". I can go either way. I didn’t used to be a scrappy person but the look has grown on me. I just have to "let go" so I can be better at it.

    —Cindy on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C person also. It all works.

    —Polly Blank on November 30, 2016
  • Yup, love it all! ❤️

    —Carol B. on November 30, 2016
  • I love doing both ways. I have lots of fabric to choose from.

    —Velva on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way! I’m learning to like scrappy quilts thanks to Country Threads. I’ve been a fan of theirs for many, many years! I have all their other "charming" books so I’d love to add this one to my collection!

    —Jan B on November 30, 2016
  • I love all of it!

    —Sharon on November 30, 2016
  • I am blessed with scraps. This book may be my "guiding star" to a scrappy quilt finished. Looking forward to the journey.

    —Marian LeMay on November 30, 2016
  • I would love to have this book. I am a scrapaholic. I cut all my leftover fabrics from other projects into squares and use therm as leaders and enders. When I find a pattern I just sit and sew.Even my friends know not to toss their scraps as I take them all.

    —Rose May Daley on November 30, 2016
  • Most of the time, I cut my own fabric because precuts are more expensive. However, when I find a good sale or clearance price on precuts, I stock up big time. I love your patterns. I’m a Civil War print lover, and seeing all these gorgeous Civil War patterns is fabulous!

    —Karen Pollard on November 30, 2016
  • I prefer to use scraps, but occasionally use charm squares to fill in or fill a niche.

    —Janetrg on November 30, 2016
  • C for me. Just recently started using precuts.

    —Brenda on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C – I love it all – scraps & precuts – it’s all good!

    —Carol Gearey on November 30, 2016
  • (c) for me. I have just been given bins of scraps from a friend of a friend of a friend, so it will be scrappy for me for a while. It’s a different challenge, working with someone else’s colour choices, and I have fun wondering what she had in mind when she bagged up those 6 inch and 3 1/2 inch squares.

    —Carol on November 30, 2016
  • Mostly scrappy, but I buy the occasional charm pack when I just love the fabric group. I have started cutting my scraps into 5″ squares to use all the cute charm patterns I come across–this book is CHARMING!

    —Jean on November 30, 2016
  • SCRAPPY! 🙂

    Jeanne on November 30, 2016
  • I just love it all! Charm packs do give me an opportunity to purchase some new fabric when my budget is a little tight (because I’ve already spent my quilting allotment ;-)!) or when I want to try something a little different.

    —Terri E on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love it all!

    —Susan L. on November 30, 2016
  • A. I’m a scrappy girl all the way.

    —Judith Martinez on November 30, 2016
  • I love both. Precuts when i am in a bit of a hurry and just want to get er done, as they say! Scrappy is where my heart is and i buy fat quarters when i can, and fabric at thrift shops to help with the scrappiness as well as leftovers from projects. Many times i just shop my own stash, although labeled by color in bins, still takes awhile to decide on just the right scrappiness. But that’s what makes it fun!!! Thanks for a chance to win Sew Charming. I love, love Country Threads, they are such an inspiration to me!!
    Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all and would love this book!

    —Nadja on November 30, 2016
  • I enjoy both precuts and scraps. I sew with my scraps once the bin starts to overflow.

    —Ioleen on November 30, 2016
  • CCCCC If I have the color I want to use I will cut it, but precuts make
    the job go faster.

    elr on November 30, 2016
  • I am adaptable so could go either way. Nice book coverage and contents. Once again thank you Martingale and Connie and Mary for your expertise and generous it.
    Happy Holidays!

    Jane on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a "C". With my stash, I need to live to be 200 to use it up!

    —Jo Sunderman on November 30, 2016
  • Swimming in scraps, but staying afloat by making crib or lap quilts from them is a challenge I love. Most quilts are donated so others can enjoy the scraps with a thick, warm batting between two layers of scrap designs.

    Janine W. on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy, but my scraps usually have to match?? I don’t do pre-cuts very often. I need to be able to really make a scrappy quilt! Your book would certainly be inspiring!

    —Patty on November 30, 2016
  • I use both, but love books like this for ideas.

    —Ginny P on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I sew everything. I look for ideas and try to recreate with my own style.

    —Angie Little on November 30, 2016
  • I’m A but I do have a thing for charm packs! This book would be perfect for me!

    —Jody Randall on November 30, 2016
  • I am part A and part B. I love the look of scrappy quilts but seem to end up using precuts to save time. Hmmm – quilting is supposed to be a relaxing hobby, why do I need to save time??

    —Lynn Darcy on November 30, 2016
  • I love the scrappy look! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Karen N on November 30, 2016
  • I am swimming in scraps. I inherit a lot of scraps and use them for various quilt pattern and donate the. To the VA hospital in Mexico MO or a Women’s crisis center.

    —Joanie Jordan on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I love all things sewn.

    —Peggy Richardson on November 30, 2016
  • C would be best. Love the quilts

    Jean Levins on November 30, 2016
  • As someone with an acknowledged fabric addiction, it is definitely a "C" for me. Having said that however, I do like using up my scraps, making something out of nothing so to speak.

    —Kathy on November 30, 2016
  • I use scraps but primarily use fat quarters–they give variety and enough material for some repetition to unify blocks.

    betty nelson on November 30, 2016
  • I’m definitely type A, scraps all over the place, I’m not just swimming in them, I’m drowning!

    —Abby on November 30, 2016
  • What a wonderful book of scrappy use of our precuts and leftovers. Have the fabric, both precuts and lots of scraps – now just need the book! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Connie A on November 30, 2016
  • I love scraps! I’m making scrap quilts for all of my great-nieces and great-nephew for Christmas.

    —Paula on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C, but I got there by being a B, and letting friends know I would take any scraps they had. My guild has contributed to my scrappy addiction!

    —Carole on November 30, 2016
  • Mostly I use pre-cuts but I see a day ahead when I’ll have enough scraps to go that way. right now "scrappy" means mixing pre-cuts. Thanks for a chance at the book!

    —Debbie Holley on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy quilter. Love scraps!

    —Paula Nordt on November 30, 2016
  • More scraps than pre cuts. Love the projects!

    —Beulah Koen on November 30, 2016
  • I guess I’m a C. I have lots of charms squares and a tote bin of scraps I don’t know what to do with, so this book may be perfect for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    —Deb G. in VA on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely "A" for me. After years of sewing, and now quilting, I am drowning in scraps! This book looks so useful!

    —Diantha Howard on November 30, 2016
  • C, either way is ok with me, the more the better

    —Holly on November 30, 2016
  • C. I like them all, but I mainly use scraps and yardage.

    —Susan N. on November 30, 2016
  • It’s scrappy for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cathie on November 30, 2016
  • I am C. A little bit of precuts and lots of scraps. It depends on the quilt, the purpose, the time line.

    —carol on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a type C–I love it all!! Make a lot of small quilts, just to use up
    my scraps. This looks like a great book.

    —Paddy on November 30, 2016
  • I like them all!

    —Diana O on November 30, 2016
  • I am a "C" love them all, scraps and charms. I like charms because usually the manufacturer give all the fabrics in the line, and many times the quilt shop does not carry all. And I admit I am a scrap oholic! This new book looks like a winner.

    —Marilynn on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul, so this book would do wonders for using some of them.

    —Janet Wiener on November 30, 2016
  • I love sewing with scraps,but my scraps keep growing- hate to throw away even the small pieces. Charm packs and other precuts are sure handy when you need to throw a project together- so love them both

    carol on November 30, 2016
  • Both – from the stash and precuts!
    Thanks for the contest!

    —Rebecca O on November 30, 2016
  • I also am a scrappy quilter. I just love playing in my sewing room creating scrappy things! It is sometimes quite tiresome to create a matchy matchy quilt so in between those stitches, I make four patches, half triangle squares or what have you and add hem to my stash! Everyone (usually not other quilters) are amazed at how tiny the pieces are but only you and I know the secret!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Anne on November 30, 2016
  • I’m probably more a scraps kind of person than precuts but I love them both and have used precuts! Love the idea of making the quilts using both! They are wonderful!

    —Mary P. Taylor on November 30, 2016
  • I’m C. I usually use the fabrics I have on hand, but also enjoy using charm packs.

    —Nancy Lanier on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I love it all. What a great book of quilts. Have lots of charm packs and scraps to get started on.
    Thank you for a chance to win the book.

    —Paula zillmer on November 30, 2016
  • I am a C…love it all!

    —Cassy L. on November 30, 2016
  • C = Love, love all the scraps and fabric!! Love the all the colors!!

    —Linda Tucker on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrap quilts but usually I cut my pieces from yardage.

    —Andrea on November 30, 2016
  • Great article. I have already purchased the book and ready to start. I love scrappy quilts. Ido have some charm squares so would like to try one both ways. Thank you ladies so much.

    —Marilyn on November 30, 2016
  • I love the look of scrappy but I have a hard time letting go and just letting the look happen…working on it..love all that is Country Threads..some of my favorite trip memories were to Iowa! Jana Biermaier

    —Jana Biermaier on November 30, 2016
  • Oops…I am a C…can go either way..but mostly prefer to cut my own!

    —Jana Biermaier on November 30, 2016
  • I love the scrappy look. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Debby P on November 30, 2016
  • I am a C.

    —Karen H on November 30, 2016
  • I like the convenience of precuts, but I mostly work with scraps from my stash.

    —Julie in GA on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go either way. Love all fabric!

    —Barbara harvey on November 30, 2016
  • I have lots of scraps & have recently begun buying charm packs. This book looks great, my kind of quilts!!

    —Rose on November 30, 2016
  • Either way for me. I have a few charm packs filed away to use and I have plastic shoe boxes of scraps, sorted by color. Just need a good idea and time to start.

    —Mona on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C type person. Thanks, the book looks great. I love all there other books. Nancy P.

    —Nancy Pleimann on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy person all the way. I have a few charm packs that this book will be great to use up!

    —LeAnn Werner on November 30, 2016
  • Either way, Scrappy always, precuts too!
    Thank you

    —Diane B on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a C! I love precuts, I love scraps! I use leftovers for pillowcase edges or larger ones to make quilts for donation projects. It’s nice to have more choices for how to use my stash! Thanks ladies!!

    —Jill Auxer on November 30, 2016
  • I enjoy the precuts for the variety of prints but supplement with 5″ squares cut from leftover scraps. This book looks perfect to use my favorite fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Karen Flanigan on November 30, 2016
  • Love to do any and all quilting…quilts, table runners, wall hangings, etc. It is a passion of mine. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

    —Valorie Martin on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I LOVE them all!!!

    —Laura on November 30, 2016
  • C is my answer. I too love it all. Love the patterns. Would like to win the book as I have most all your books starting from the early 1990’s.

    —Dee C on November 30, 2016
  • c) I love scraps and precuts – both gie my quilts the scrappy look I love!

    —Hildy on November 30, 2016
  • I’m surely a C as I play with both and a stash filled ready for new quilt ideas!

    —Mary Flynn on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy all the way!!

    —Jane Busby on November 30, 2016
  • I am a c. It depends on the mood I’m in or also what fabric I want to work with. Have your other books and this one looks great. Thanks for the the opportunity to win one.

    —Denise on November 30, 2016
  • I’m also a C, I love all sorts of quilts and fabrics. I get into "quilt" moods, and seeing quilt videos or patterns will set me off to making a certain pattern. Sometimes more than one of the same pattern.

    —Cynthia Fedak on November 30, 2016
  • I have collected fabrics for years and have recently discovered precuts–so C describes me!

    —Jan R on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul!

    —Parker chiudioni on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely C ~ love it all! And I have the stash, precuts, and scraps to prove it! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    —Marie Eddins on November 30, 2016
  • I’m definitely one that falls into "C"!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Barbara McDonald on November 30, 2016
  • I love all fabric! At the moment, my scrap collection far outweighs my precuts.

    —Sally on November 30, 2016
  • B for sure – make life easier

    —Kathy Luehrs on November 30, 2016
  • I could definitely go either way! Lately though I have picked up an addiction to charm packs so I have quite a few I could definitely use a great pattern for!

    Nancy Roraback on November 30, 2016
  • I love them all!! One can never have too much fabric:)

    Susie Miller on November 30, 2016
  • I "C" it this way. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Lu on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all…scraps or precuts. The more the better

    —Mary Lou on November 30, 2016
  • I could go either way. I have a lot of scraps but I also love those little charm packs!

    —Susan Griffith on November 30, 2016
  • I am A and C
    Looks like a nice book. Love the vintage vibe.

    —Suzanne on November 30, 2016
  • Puedo ir en cualquier dirección: Me encanta todo. El libro tiene unos edredones preciosos.

    Translation: I can go in any direction: I love everything. The book has beautiful quilts.

    —Margarita on November 30, 2016
  • C. would be my definite answer — I have a big stash collected over 40+ years. The introduction of pre-cuts has been a real boon to adding variety!

    —Carol Schon on November 30, 2016
  • I love the charm squares, but of course I have scraps and love to use them also.

    —Margaret Dalmer on November 30, 2016
  • I use any cut to make a quilt! Scraps, FQs, charmes, etc. Anything to make it go. Looks like a great vintage book. Love the quilts shown.

    —Janet T on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way but starting to do more scrappy than precut

    —Nancy Ridder on November 30, 2016
  • Cutting ends and pieces into scraps is zen-like, and I have boxes already cut into usable sizes! I love the option of just rooting through my "precuts" as I plan and build a quilt!

    —Sally on November 30, 2016
  • I could go either way, but with small quilts…Scraps are fun to use up

    —Kristie Michalowski on November 30, 2016
  • I’m definitely a "C" but after some really great Black Friday purchases I may have to rethink that! Looks like a fabulous book, one I could seriously learn a lot from!!

    —Cindy M on November 30, 2016
  • I’m from Iowa also and grew up on a farm. We now live on a small acreage not far from where I grew up and an eighth of a mile from one of my brothers. I love precuts but I’m also forcing myself to become a scrap quilter to sew up some of the fabric.

    —Rita S on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all! Just hate to throw any scrap away no matter how small.

    —LaVonne on November 30, 2016
  • I’d have to go with C. I love all fabric equally. Except that stretchy jersey stuff. Screw you jersey.

    —Mary George on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all…………looks like a wonderful book and it’s always good to have quilts specifically designed for Charm Packs!

    —Deb Johnson on November 30, 2016
  • I am a c type but love precuts and scrappy.

    —Jo-Anne Cooper on November 30, 2016
  • C for me! Scraps as well as precuts, love them all!

    —Vicki Sprain on November 30, 2016
  • C – I love it all, I have been collecting charm packs but have not found what to do with them so I need the book to add to my collection!

    —Robin on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy soul. I like sewing with them, especially the reproductions, and I love the look when they are all sewn together. I grew up with old quilts of Grandma’s on the beds. I think thats why!!!

    —Marg on November 30, 2016
  • I’m C. I love it all. Visiting a quilt shop is such a comforting and relaxing feeling. Love it.

    —Betty Gebhardt on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C. I love scrap quilts, but I also enjoy working with collections. Charm packs are a perfect way to get the whole collection.

    —Virginia in AK on November 30, 2016
  • I love scraps. BUT I’m also finding that for a person who’s not so good at color coordination, precuts are the answer. So I’m a "C"

    —Nancy Lyman on November 30, 2016
  • I usually don’t like the price of precuts, but I will use them. I save all my scraps and put them to good use in Quilts of Valor!!

    Barbara Winkler on November 30, 2016
  • I prefer scrappy quilts, but I’d also consider myself a "hoarder" of charm packs-ha! Love your publications, and would enjoy adding this latest book to my library. Thanks!

    —Lori Martindale on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy so have a lot of fabrics – all kinds from Civil War to batiks. Pre cuts are great but I don’t gravitate to them. I have an Accuquilt Studio so I make my own precuts!

    —Jane Coleman on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy but I finish more quilts with precuts!
    I have cut all my scraps into precut sizes so…sew many more quilts to finish!!It is a win, win situation!

    Vicki Sue O'Neill on November 30, 2016
  • I have a couple of pre-cuts stashed away, but scraps are more my style. With all of them I have, the HAVE to be!

    —Penny on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy person – definitely. I hate to waste good material.

    —Marie on November 30, 2016
  • I am not much for doing scrappy but this book looks like a good way to expand my horizons as projects are small and I like the look.

    —Betty T on November 30, 2016
  • I think I would have to qualify myself as "a". I am definitely a scrappy person…..so much so, that my yard goods are beginning to be used up in scrappy quilts.

    —Phyllis on November 30, 2016
  • I love to do a deep dive into my scraps when starting a new project!

    —Diane on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way, I use both scraps and precuts.

    —Deborah B. on November 30, 2016
  • I am an "A" because I do not like sewing with the zig zag edge of pre cuts. I find it hard to get my 1/4″ seam. So I prefer to cut my own.

    —Amy Marlo on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love it mall. I love to use my leftover scraps in projects. This book looks exciting?

    —Judy on November 30, 2016
  • I am all about C-lots of fabrics of every type.

    —Linda on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a C! I have lots of scraps and I can’t resist charm packs! Ideas what to do with them are always welcome!

    —Cecilia Lecossois on November 30, 2016
  • C) I’m flexible!

    —OkieMags on November 30, 2016
  • I’m happy, either way. Handling all the textiles is what makes me smile:-)
    LOVE the designs pictured in the article.

    —Sylvia B on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all. I tend to buy pre-cuts as a treat for myself. But I tend to sew from scraps because I can’t stand to throw anything away.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on November 30, 2016
  • I am swimming in scraps and need new inspiration to use them up. I do also like precuts, but how can I justify buying them with so many scraps.(oh right, don’t have to justify buying ANY fabric)

    —Cindy F on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way but prefer the scrappy, it all depends on the pattern. Some patterns look better if they are organized and others look better done as a pure scrappy. Love all the quilts shown in the article.

    —connie b on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all! Sometimes I like pre-cuts so I can get right to sewing. And I have a difficult time getting rid of any scraps so I have a large stash as well.

    —Kay on November 30, 2016
  • Love them both! When I’m short on time definitely precuts, but I really like the creativity of scrappy cuts! Merry Christmas all!

    —Terri L on November 30, 2016
  • A I like using up my scraps. If I ever get my scraps used, then precuts would be the way to go.

    —Jan on November 30, 2016
  • My answer is c, but I can see that in the future as my granddaughters start sewing, I might do more with precuts.

    —Cindy Fraher on November 30, 2016
  • Color me scrappy. They breed in dark corners, so I have lots and lots. Love the style of the Sew Charming items.

    —Sandy May on November 30, 2016
  • I can do either scrappy or regular design, prefer easy quilting designs for doing quilts.

    —beth daniels on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul and have bins of scraps variety of colors and prints. My goal is to use the scraps and create a quilt

    —Anne on November 30, 2016
  • I am completely a scrappy soul! Charm Squares make that so easy, too 😊

    —Paula Rooyakkers on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy person all the way! My answer is a.

    —Rosemary on November 30, 2016
  • A is the type I am most of the time…I just love the character that scrap quilts take on when all colors of fabric are used and most of the time in smaller blocks[more color values/choices per block].
    Thanks for another fun give away

    —Grams on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul.

    carolyn temple on November 30, 2016
  • I would say that I can go either way. I am a newbie and love the advantages of pre cuts. I also love the look of scrappy quilts but don’t have enough scraps to make one yet. This book looks amazing!

    —Angelia Lanouettte on November 30, 2016
  • I have been quilting for close to 30 years, so I have plenty of fabrics. I enjoy shopping in my own stash!

    Pat on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrap quilts. But some precursor are great.
    Love Country Threads books.

    —Annette A. on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a precut person—straight to sewing for me. But I’ve been wanting to buy yardage. lol Thanks bunches!!

    —Rebecca Yant on November 30, 2016
  • Not precursor but precut! Sorry about that. LOL

    —Annette A. on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul who loves to make something from all those bits and pieces of good fabric.
    The book is a great idea!

    Joyce on November 30, 2016
  • I am C — I’m a bit of a hoarder myself and although precuts are great to have, they’re not an absolute necessity to me.

    —Judith on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul! Most of the quilts that I make are scrap quilts. Precuts are nice, but most of the ones that I have were gifts from my sister. While they are such timesavers, I like the variety of scraps.

    —Nancy Harvey on November 30, 2016
  • "I am a scrappy sewer and I am ‘drowning" in them!" Normally cut my scraps into the largest possible squares I can and then keep going until I cut the last piece into either a small square or a HST. I can reduce a quarter yard into a neat pile of ready to use pieces and less than a handful of unusable scraps (which go into stuffing doggie beds!)

    —Bev Gunn on November 30, 2016
  • I AM BOTH. JUST LOVE QUILTS AND FABRIC.

    —Catherine on November 30, 2016
  • My "soul" is scrappy but I like keeping my hands busy with every type of quilting!

    —Claire on November 30, 2016
  • I just love it all!

    —Vanessa Davies on November 30, 2016
  • C) I love it all! I love choosing fabric & have lots of charm packa so the book would be perfect!

    —Elizabeth Smith on November 30, 2016
  • C, love scraps, love charm packs. I often break down charm packs to add colors to my scrappy quilts and visa versa. Love scrappy books too.Thanks.

    —Mom C on November 30, 2016
  • I’ll mix everything – precuts & scraps together – just when it’s nicely co-ordinated, there’ll be a little bit of zing.

    —Robyn on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely C.

    —Sharon on November 30, 2016
  • The book looks wonderful! I’m a scrappy person, but I need to learn to tame the scraps I have and put them together in pleasing ways.

    Nancy on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. However, I have many more scraps than precuts.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy and I love precuts because they add to the variety of scrappiness without purchasing lots of extra fabric. Although, extra fabric does come in handy for scrappy quilting. I just love it all.

    —Polly Perkins on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy girl all the way! I do like the charm packs, they are so pretty; and I get a a small piece of a bunch of fabrics:)

    —Mary on November 30, 2016
  • I am closest to c) I can go either way: I just love it all. I love precuts and that things go together. But I am also very willing to use scraps.

    —K Yee on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way: I just love it all!

    —Sally Ann on November 30, 2016
  • Great inspiration. I’m more of a charm pack user, because my scraps are not quite organized yet. It’s the goal for 2017.

    —Maryellen on November 30, 2016
  • My quilts are all scrappy but that doesn’t preclude using precuts. Almost all fabric is good.

    —Carol C on November 30, 2016
  • I am Definitely a scrappy Soul! I don’t care for the matchy matchy look. I love to see what I can put together from my stash.

    —Kaye M on November 30, 2016
  • I can and do go either way! Precuts are especially helpful to me because I don’t always have enough scraps in the right color way for a particular project. I’d love to own a copy of the book for inspiration and the patterns! I recently finished my first quilt, complete with the quilting and binding. I’ve got another one that’s completely pieced, but not quilted and bound. I love Martingale’s books and blog!

    —Billie C on November 30, 2016
  • Love ’em both. Depends on how much time I have — just open the pack, or cut up scraps? Actually orefer the ten inch squares to get four times the squares!

    —ChrisO on November 30, 2016
  • oh, C for sure! I have a stash of 5 inch squares from the ‘Nickel Quilts’ era, and also a ton of charm packs!

    Barbara Johnson on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all! I collect Kansas Troubles charm packs and recently Civil War fabric precuts too! I also buy fat quarters and yardage. I would love to win your book! Thank you for the opportunity. 🙂

    —Sheila Fernkopf on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul and rarely buy precuts. I like playing with my fabric and spend time choosing the right colors for projects.

    —Stephane L. on November 30, 2016
  • I sing both ways – have lots of scraps and have graded them using Bonnie Hunter’s advice and when I need something pronto I look t my growing collection of precuts. Either way I always have fun and the finished projects look great.

    —Kerry on November 30, 2016
  • I am swimming in scraps. But I do have some precuts. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Rochelle Summers on November 30, 2016
  • A) I’m scrappy!

    —Diana in Wisconsin on November 30, 2016
  • c. I could go either way. Why restrict yourself? I have enough scraps to build a small city (or country), but some pre-cuts just call my name (loudly – LOL). I love it all!

    —Marion on November 30, 2016
  • I love fabric and I can go either way: I just love it all. I have dwindled my scraps but still have enough to keep me busy!Thanks for the giveaway and have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

    —Lynn Flechsig on November 30, 2016
  • Learning to love and use scraps; happy to have (and buy!) charm packs. I love how affordable they seem to be. I make lots of charity quilts – primarily for my chapter (Westchester-Rockland NY) Project Linus so I am happy to find quick and easy patterns using whatever is handy

    —Adele Shapiro on November 30, 2016
  • I’m c), I have charm packs and save scraps in different sizes – I promise myself I’ll use them all some day and this book would certainly help to focus my mind to that end!

    —Suzanne on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love it all!!!!!

    —Diane H. on November 30, 2016
  • I love scraps and perhaps it would be more accurate to say I’m drowning in them!

    —Marcia Brenner on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a Scrappy Quilter, I love scraps!!!

    —Maureen Haynes on November 30, 2016
  • I love charm packs, but will probably need to start doing scrap quilts also to use up some of the fabric I’ve collected!

    —Donna Goodnow on November 30, 2016
  • I’m starting to have scraps which are large enough to cut into 5″ squares. I also have some pre-cut charm squares. So, you could say that "I can go either way" with the guidance of this new book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely swimming in scraps. Just brought home a bag of someone else’s scraps today! Love the new book.

    —Kris S on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely A. I have so many scraps and I need this book to reduce my scrap stash!

    —Dotti Mondoux on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely C), love it all!

    —Barbara B. on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy person. The smallest "Pre-cuts" I buy are fat quarters.

    —Lori on November 30, 2016
  • Most definitely a C person. If it is a quilt then I just love the process, no matter what that may be. Thanks for your generosity…hugs from sunny OZ

    —Maureen Latta on November 30, 2016
  • Whatever’s on hand does the trick! I’m in my happy place when I’m sewing!

    —Lynn on November 30, 2016
  • Mostly A – I am not a fan of solids so I rarely buy charm packs as there are usually a few solids in there. The more pattern mix the better as far as I’m concerned.

    —Prudence M Lay on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go either way. I love it all

    —Denise Campbell on November 30, 2016
  • C would have to be my choice, I love all quilts and have piles of fabric in totes. Loved the picture of the spare room that had a bed made up of totes covered to look like a bed. That would be me if I had a room 😉
    My storage is where ever a totes will fit.

    —Jan VanDeWalle on November 30, 2016
  • (c) I have used pre-cuts. But, I like to pre-wash and dry fabrics, which is hard to do with 5″ squares. And, if I don’t pre-wash, then combine them with pre-washed/dried fabrics, I worry that there will be uneven shrinking. I love-love-love scrappy quilts!

    —Linda S on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy all the way! I just know that there will be one or two fabrics in a bundle that I wish I had more of (lets be honest – lots more than one or two fabrics!) Thanks!

    —Joanne on November 30, 2016
  • I just love anything quilting related, pre cuts have made life easier but still am a fabric hoarder at heart! Hope to win this lovely book to share with my sister and quilt twin.

    —Beth on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I just love fabric!

    —Susan Stein on November 30, 2016
  • (c) for me too! Looks like I’m in good company, reading all the other comments. It never fails to cheer me when I realise how similar we quilting sisters are.

    I’ve been on a bit of a Black Friday binge; buying up big on Charm packs! The idea of using them to make the lovely quilts in Sew Charming is quite exciting 😀

    Every year I tell myself I’m not going to buy any fabric for a year, but concentrate on making lovely scrap quilts with the stash I have!! You’d think by now I’d know better. There’s always next year 🙂

    —Kayt Deans on November 30, 2016
  • Boy do I need this book. Too many scrap exchanges and not making anything at the time, so put them away, and now, voila, huge stack. I cant wait to make something, right after Christmas!

    Cynthia Wood on November 30, 2016
  • It looks like the patterns in this book would be well suited for civil war repro fabrics of which I have plenty. Would happily welcome this book in my home. Thanks! Jean

    —jean howard on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy! Thanks for the chance!

    —Hanke Fijnvandraat on November 30, 2016
  • I am scrappy… you never know you will want more than that 5″ square or 2.5″ strip

    —Vicky on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go either way. I love it all. I have a HUGE assortment of scraps I’m working on!

    —Patricia Bryant on November 30, 2016
  • I am a "c" because I am trying to use up the older fabrics but also love to incorporate the more modern fabrics in my quilts. The receivers don’t mind either!

    —Tina on November 30, 2016
  • I would say A, but then again might have to go with C. Most of all I love it all. I can be free and creative.

    —Charlotte C on November 30, 2016
  • C. If I love a fabric line, then precuts. When my scrap bin is getting full-back to scraps.

    —Debbie Eide on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all but have more scraps than precuts and enjoy doing scrap quilts. The pleasure of seeing potential waste become something beautiful is very rewarding. I just moved and can’t wait to get sewing and set up again and have some fun.

    —Jeanne on November 30, 2016
  • I’m scrappy all the way! Thanks for the great giveaway! 😄 Toni Anne

    —Toni Anne Potter on November 30, 2016
  • I can definitely go either way, but I am just lazy enough to really enjoy pre-cuts 😉

    —Robin May on November 30, 2016
  • I am very much a scrappy soul and book collector. I am swimming in them. I just can’t get over how beautiful scraps look together when good taste and design is added to the mix!!

    —Linda Bullard on November 30, 2016
  • C) I LOVE it all!!! I’m known for taking other’s scraps off their hands and of course pre-cuts lead to more scraps, the more the merrier

    —Sue Cahill on November 30, 2016
  • either way i’m happy. I have bought precuts for a quick project & also buy yardage too….so i am gathering my fair share of scraps that i spent a happy hour sorting a few weeks ago. the book looks great.

    —suzanne on November 30, 2016
  • I love all fabric, any kind and any cut. So I guess I am answer "C". What’s not to love about the look and feel of fabric.

    —C. Kowalsky on November 30, 2016
  • C – I just love fabric in any form!

    —Joan K on November 30, 2016
  • I would be C, have precuts, scraps and some yardage. Much more small pieces than large. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Elaine on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul but I also love using precuts so I guess I fall into the C category. What a great new book!

    —Linda Webster on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way!

    —chris z on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way: scrappy or precut love to work with either one!!

    —Karen H on November 30, 2016
  • I would be the C type!! I love everything about the quilting process!! This book would be the inspiration for me to use up some of my large stash.

    —Jeanette on November 30, 2016
  • I love precuts & scraps. I’m a C!

    —Sara on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a "C". I love doing it all.

    —Nancy Norris on November 30, 2016
  • I love the scrappy look! So fun to mix and match.

    —Jan N. on November 30, 2016
  • I guess I’m scrappy, but I’ve got precuts I like to mix up.

    —Vickie Devore on November 30, 2016
  • C. Precut charm packs easily mix with 5 inch scraps, nothing goes to waste.

    —Susan on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way: I just love it all.

    —Karen on November 30, 2016
  • a) I am a scrappy person – love the look!

    —Betty on November 30, 2016
  • C. I love scraps and precuts! It gives me a
    charge to see what I can put together. Thanks
    for the chance to win!

    —Pam L on November 30, 2016
  • c) I can go either way: I just love it all.

    —Dede Hamilton on November 30, 2016
  • I love scrappy quilts of all kinds. It is easier to use precuts but it is more fun to see what I can "create" with my buckets of scraps !

    —Joan Hanson on November 30, 2016
  • I do love scrappy quilts, but I bought a charm pack some time ago and have yet to use it, so I suppose I could say I’d go either way! It’s all fun.

    —Jane on November 30, 2016
  • I love using my scraps which are precut by me and so ready to go at any time.

    —Ursula Y on November 30, 2016
  • I am really scrappy-and my stash is reallly just a mish mash of stuff that I think of as yard size precuts 🙂
    The book looks like a great idea in the making 🙂

    —Megen Wilson on November 30, 2016
  • I think I go either way, depends on the project, but using charm squares is a faster way to go, if you have a deadline. Kathy in colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on November 30, 2016
  • I am in love with it all!

    —Linda M on November 30, 2016
  • C-I like the scraps but then it is fun to buy the pre cuts and more scraps. Cute book — need it.
    Thanks Diane

    —Diane Ihde on November 30, 2016
  • A) Scraps and lots of them – some from precuts!

    —Laurel on November 30, 2016
  • I am a scrappy person. I buy some fat quarters. Love making a scrap quilt.

    —Sharon B on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go either way. I love it all. Thanks, Martha

    Martha Fewell on November 30, 2016
  • I’m definitely a scrappy soul.

    —Karen Watkins on November 30, 2016
  • I love making scrappy quilts. I have such a large fabric stash that I could sew forever!

    —Joanne Wilson on November 30, 2016
  • I love it all!

    —Susan on November 30, 2016
  • For sure "C"…I can go either way! I love scraps and precuts!

    —Kathy E. on November 30, 2016
  • C All of it!

    —Helen on November 30, 2016
  • C I use both scraps and precuts..

    —Karen Palmer on November 30, 2016
  • WoW ! I have been collecting scraps for YEARS, but I recently started collecting charms and couldn’t find a pattern to suit my collection(s). What an inspiring book.

    —ELIZAJANE on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way. I use a lot of precuts though ’cause they save time and also give me a variety of fabric so I don’t have so many large pieces to store. I make a couple of large quilts a year, but mostly I do small projects.

    —Carol on November 30, 2016
  • C. I love it all

    —Debbie Chenoweth on November 30, 2016
  • Scrappy always. Love small quilts and these all are charming.

    —Aileen Uribe on November 30, 2016
  • I enjoy doing both…..its kind of a"what am I in the mood for today"!

    —Barb Sanders on November 30, 2016
  • I love em all….both precut and scrappy. I just love to see it all come together. I would enjoy doing any of the projects.

    —Colleen Black on November 30, 2016
  • a) I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them! When I started quilting almost two years ago it seems every quilter I met started giving me his/her scraps. Now I can’t quilt without them!!!

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on November 30, 2016
  • Totally scraps, the more the merrier!!!!

    —Twyla Voldseth on November 30, 2016
  • I like it all so definitely (c)

    —Tammy on November 30, 2016
  • Love to use up those scraps

    —Bea on November 30, 2016
  • I’ve been a follower of these two ladies for years and have many of the patterns they originally published. I’m always inspired by the quilts they design. I use up many of my scraps using their patterns. I use scraps or precuts depending on the pattern. Would love to add their new book to my collection.

    —Vicki on November 30, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul. I’m drowning in them!

    Joy P on November 30, 2016
  • I am a pre-cut person but I sure love the scrappy quilts other quilters make!

    —Wendy on November 30, 2016
  • Can never get rid of my scraps, but also have some charm packs.

    —Gail Hosmer on November 30, 2016
  • Currently I am a precut quilter since I am just starting to quilt, so my stash is not big enough to make a stash quilt.I would like the opportunity to win. Thank you!!!

    —Leah K on November 30, 2016
  • Cat. C for me. I have precuts(charms) & scraps. This would help me usethe scraps up, maybe.:)

    —Vickie H on November 30, 2016
  • I could go either way, as I love it all! Thanks for the sneak peek.

    —Patti on November 30, 2016
  • So, what kind of Country Threads quilter are you?

    I don’t really know, yet. I just started quilting in June 2016. I haven’t even finished my first project. There’s still time for me to figure that out, in the meantime I’m enjoying myself.

    —Marcie Higgins on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way.

    —Nancy B on November 30, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy person. I have been sewing for over fifty years. I was raised on the premise of "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do or do without!" So i can’t trhow anythin g out and am now where I need to use up my scrap stash to create some space in my sewing room.

    —Sherie Christiansen on November 30, 2016
  • C!!! I love precuts and have some 5″ squares I’m trying to find a pattern for right now!!! They were too lovely to pass up! I’m also looking for a scrappy pattern to use Christmas scraps on….! Either way I’m happy!!

    —Debbie Apesland on November 30, 2016
  • Definitely b). I love precuts and have stacks of them, I just don’t know what to do with them after I buy them.

    —Shan Fawcett on November 30, 2016
  • C. I go many different ways. I like scraps & scrappy things, but I like to try other things also.

    —Susan Clarkson on November 30, 2016
  • I have always cut my own fabric- I quite enjoy seeing the shaped pieces pile up and sort of find it a challenge to keep concentrating that I have the correct measurement . i have plenty of scraps and would love to be able to use them in a quilt- but never know where to begin with all the bits and colours

    —Marlene Auret on November 30, 2016
  • C) All of them…..ya gotta be prepared…and of course..never throw out those precious scraps.

    —Marlene S on November 30, 2016
  • scraps for sure as always have some fabrics laying around

    —Esther Searcy on November 30, 2016
  • I have a few charms but not decided where to go with them.. I think I am a "B"
    type of person, get to the sewing machine and see what happens. I think I need this book to get started.

    Althea Klosterman on November 30, 2016
  • C – I love both scraps and precut sets.

    —Terri S on November 30, 2016
  • C, I can go either way as long as I have a pattern to follow as I still consider myself a beginner, not sure at what point I will be at the novice level. I’ve made ?queen size? Quilts so far for 4 out of our 6 kids, (not sure how well they will hold together) which leaves me with just 2 more ?queen size? Quilts to make and then it’ll be on to just making fun quilts for my friends and family members. That’s what I’m really ready to do is to just have fun learning to make different quilts and layouts as well as the many kits I have purchased. Thank you for all your patterns as well as your confidence in we your followers.
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

    —Jeri Niksich on November 30, 2016
  • I can go either way scrappy or precut.

    —Karen Hootman on November 30, 2016
  • C would be my choice. I enjoyed your interview. Thank you!

    —Anne on November 30, 2016
  • I like to sew with scraps — A!

    —Cheri on November 30, 2016
  • B – Precuts – lets me get sewing right away!

    —Chiyo on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go either way but I do love scraps. I really like that churn dash. Nice.

    —Chris on November 30, 2016
  • C. I can go both ways.

    —Janice L. on December 1, 2016
  • I love all. I have more ideas for either than time.

    —Karen M. on December 1, 2016
  • I like them all. I create my own charm packs to keep my scraps organized and controllable. They look so nice stacked in a storage box.

    —Linda Price on December 1, 2016
  • I can go either way. I have many many precuts and scraps. I do have the book and am following along with Connie. The ebook would be a wonderful gift. I could take along my reader and match a pattern to fabrics I might just have to have.

    —Mary Ann Cecarelli on December 1, 2016
  • I go both ways! I love the coordinated look, but also love playing with my stash and finding less coordinated looks!

    —Ginger Marshall on December 1, 2016
  • I love to make scrappy quilts. I have a lot of fat quarters, like charm packs and even used jelly rolls. I also have a lot of fabric I bought by the yard. I have a rather big stash. My husband asked me if I was sure I would be able to use all that fabric in my lifetime. Maybe if I get old enough ?

    —Agnes Crispyn on December 1, 2016
  • I think pre cuts are the way to go. I spend hours in the sewing room cutting up scraps to size. Scrappy is my thing love it.

    —Shirley Smith on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them!

    Mila on December 1, 2016
  • I love it all and have more than one lifetimes worth of stash!

    —Debbie M on December 1, 2016
  • Definitely love it all!

    —Alesha K Klein on December 1, 2016
  • C- I love to use and recycle my scraps…but the cute, organized, collection of pre-cuts always finds ways to jump in my basket. I love them all.

    —Cindy W on December 1, 2016
  • SCRAPPY!! I have bins and bins filled with them, and love to find new ways to use them. (Not that the bins ever really get emptied)

    —Martha on December 1, 2016
  • Thank you Martingale for keeping Connie and Mary’s designs coming to us. I love to sew with scraps and have a huge stack of 5″ squares ready and waiting. All I need is the book. 😉

    —Kathy N on December 1, 2016
  • started out as B, but leaning towards C now!

    —Susie V on December 1, 2016
  • I love both, but I am addicted to precuts. With precuts, the decision of what to use is made for me, and I can get to the sewing faster.

    —Sara Reynolds on December 1, 2016
  • c) I can go either way: I just love it all. You all have me so hooked on Civil war books and fabric. Thank you!

    Tanya Phinney on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a C person. I can go either way. I can’t waste fabric. Would like new ideas from the book.

    —Kathryn Brickey on December 1, 2016
  • I have lots of scraps. Can’t throw them out.

    —Kathryn Brickey on December 1, 2016
  • C fits me pretty well. I dislike waste, so I use Bonnie Hunter’s scrap saver system. Precuts are wonderful to stick in a travel bag with my handcrank and get things done while in vacation or business. The book grabbed me just at the cover!! Yikes!!

    —Dorie E on December 1, 2016
  • I love to sew with both!

    —Emily on December 1, 2016
  • I can go either way. Love the churn dash.

    —Linda Ford on December 1, 2016
  • Gotta go with C! I love them all!

    —Kathie on December 1, 2016
  • Have more than a lifetime supply of both scraps and precuts. The use of one over the other depends on the projects intended use. Certainly love what I’ve seen in each of their books.

    Appreciate their wanting to enjoy their retirement, am definitely enjoying mine. Perhaps they would enjoy working on a book as the mood strikes and only when there are enough projects finished, offer it for production. Guess you can tell I’ve ‘no clue’ about the publishing industry!

    —Sandy on December 1, 2016
  • I can go either way.

    —Sonia on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a pre cut gal. 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on December 1, 2016
  • I can go either way, just depends on the pattern and how much scraps I have to get the look I want.

    —Doreen Kuster on December 1, 2016
  • A. I am a scrappy soul. I like mixing and matching from my stash of 5″ squares that I have cut. This book looks great because the projects are small.

    —Dunlapquilter on December 1, 2016
  • I love them all! Happy that I’ve been quilting long enough to have plenty of scraps – they are my favorite.

    —Susie on December 1, 2016
  • I love a scrappy look. Charm squares are an easy way to use lots of different fabrics.

    —Joan on December 1, 2016
  • Im either just love fabric. It is easy to use precuts and miss the sDness of cuuting a fVorite piece though…..

    —Connie Sweet on December 1, 2016
  • It’s ALL GOOD, I do both

    —Melody Lutz on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a c all the way. I have quite a collection of scraps and precuts. Gotta use it all!

    —Karen A on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a C quilter: I love it all!! Plenty of scraps, but I do love charm packs because it gets too expensive to buy fat quarter bundles of all the lines I like! 🙂 thanks for the give-away.

    —Helen LeBrett on December 1, 2016
  • I think my favorite would be the pre-cuts. Charm squares and jelly rolls are the best!
    I have recently begun to use mini charms and those make small projects so quick! I would greatly enjoy a copy of this book because I tend to leave my lovely purchases sit around while I ponder what to sew with them. 🙄

    —Marie on December 1, 2016
  • C. I just love fabric in any size, shape or color. Well, almost any color.

    —Margaret Hebel on December 1, 2016
  • I love all fabric. I try to be economical and use scraps when I can. But I love having the entire fabric collection that pre-cuts offer. The ideas in this book look great!

    —Sandy Trachsel on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them! I find it fun to create with them!

    —Nicole Sender on December 1, 2016
  • I am definitely a scrappy girl – I love them. Looking forward to finding ideas on how to use them.

    —Barbara Young on December 1, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy quilter! Always. I find that those are what I’m drawn to and I get bored with too few colors.

    —Norma on December 1, 2016
  • Scrappy Soul that would be me to a T….

    —MARTHAIA on December 1, 2016
  • Love the scrappy look, and I have a big bucket of scraps to use up!
    Eileen

    —Eileen Maher on December 1, 2016
  • My answer is C. I love it all! But being scrappy was a real challenge for me. I really had to work not to organize every block! Thanks to great artists, I’m learning

    —Jenell Lamb on December 1, 2016
  • I’m c. Depends on the look I’m going for and who the quilted item is going to be given to.

    —Lisa B on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul. I’m drowning in fabric.

    —GloryB on December 2, 2016
  • Scrapy all the way. Have fabric from garage sales, estate sales, friends sales, thrift stores, etc. Love to mix it up.

    —Ana Sweet on December 2, 2016
  • Fairly new so don’t have a lot of scraps yet. Would love their new book! Thanks for the chance!

    Kaye on December 2, 2016
  • I love all fabrics!

    —Lisa Stacey on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a C. Love controlled scrappy. Need chosen yardage to pull it all together.

    —Diane V on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a scrappy soul! Love to make several quilts from Connie and Mary’s book. Jo’s quilt blocks from Jo’s Country Junction was so interesting that I came over here to see the book. Looks wonderful!

    —Joyce Chapman on December 2, 2016
  • I am either, scrappy or charms, all depends. I do have way more charms at this point than scraps. This book sounds grand.

    —Susie Q on December 2, 2016
  • Their style fits perfectly in any one’s home. Their scrappy color ways makes it fit in MY home and grabs my heart!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of their latest book!

    —Connie on December 2, 2016
  • a) I’m a scrappy soul. I’m swimming in them!I really do not like pre-cuts except for fat quarters.

    —Mary Ann Harpe on December 2, 2016
  • I like to do both methods. It’s fun using up scraps but sometimes it’s just as much fun to get right to the seeing. This book would be awesome since it offers both methods as options.

    —Carrie M on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way! I started out sewing just whole fabric lines and precuts but it’s so much fun to put your own personality into a quilt that I may start out with a fabric line but add lots from my stash!

    —Cathy K on December 2, 2016
  • I am a "C" girl! I love it all and enjoy the journey either way. I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Debbie B on December 2, 2016
  • I am definitely a C. I just love anything to do with piecing a quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the new book!

    —Karen on December 2, 2016
  • I keep even the smallest scrap, can’t part with them and would love to use them and my charms with this book! Thanks for the chance!

    —Becky Clay on December 2, 2016
  • I’m proud to say a "C" person, love it all. and especially if it is on sale.

    —Darlene H on December 2, 2016
  • A for me–I love scrappy quilts!!

    —KT on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy soul. I use Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap User’s System and almost all my quilts are drawn from that.

    Jeanne Bishop on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a "C" kind of sewer. Too many scraps and too many charm squares. This book would be a great addition to my "ideas" collection!

    —Kathy D on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a "C" person, just starting out – would love to receive this book

    —Susan McC on December 2, 2016
  • I LIKE BOTH WAYS OF DEALING WITH MY SCRAPS AND PRE-CUTS

    —Judy Rogers on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy quilter.

    Laura on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a c. I have lots of everything! I like the convenience of precuts, but I also like to pull fabrics from my stash for a special project. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

    —Paula on December 2, 2016
  • I love it either way although I’m really good at cutting yardage down to size!

    —Karen on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way. I like both scrappy and precuts. This sounds like a great book.

    —Linda Lewis on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way because I am new to quilting and eager to learn. I find the quilting world so rewarding just making a pot holder or a place mat. Looking forward to attacking a bigger project. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Virginia Bronner on December 2, 2016
  • I am a C person. But…I have lots of charms that I want to use so next project will be using them.

    —Betty K on December 2, 2016
  • I am definitely "c". I can go either way . This looks like a great book . I am always wondering what to do with those charm packs. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on December 2, 2016
  • I enjoy the whole process of picking out the fabrics and putting it together to make it scrappy, looking forward to the finished quilt.

    —Bernadette Dixon on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely C! I found out about this giveaway and the book from Jo Kramer’s blog! I’m hooked!

    —Jill Klop on December 2, 2016
  • Love both, but mostly I’m an "a"

    —Ann Holland on December 2, 2016
  • I have several small pieces of fabric and precuts too so I am "C" and can go either way as I love it all.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on December 2, 2016
  • "c" I can go either way

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on December 2, 2016
  • I LOVE IT ALL—I JUST LOVE TO SEW !!!THANKS

    —irene indelicato on December 2, 2016
  • "c" – I love it all!

    —Rosemary on December 2, 2016
  • C describes me best. I love everything about making quilts! I am enjoying your newsletter and appreciate the giveaways!

    Gloria on December 2, 2016
  • Call me a C. As long as I have fabric to pet I can be happy.

    —Kris on December 2, 2016
  • I love scrappy quilts. This would be a fun book.

    —Paulette Doerhoff on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way. I love the variety of the scrappy quilt. Precuts offer a lot of coordinated options as well.

    —Julie on December 2, 2016
  • For me it’s scrappy, scrappy, scrappy. What better way to buy more fabric, a little at a time. Anything to relieve a fabriholic’s itch!

    —Mary Smith on December 2, 2016
  • C-love it all!

    —Karen R. on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy girl!

    —Janice on December 2, 2016
  • I’m more of a scrappy quilter but have used some precuts in the past.

    —Sheila on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul and have been so most of my life.

    —Kathleen on December 2, 2016
  • Love it all!

    —Lill on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a ‘C’ and this book is for me. I can see lots of great quilts coming out of this book.

    —Robby H. on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a type c quilter. I love scrappy, but also like working with precuts. Thanks for the chance to win this book! I have several books by Mary and Connie, and love them all!!

    —Joan S on December 2, 2016
  • I love the scrappy look and save and use lots of them.

    —Kathleen T on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a c because I always have so many scraps! But I love precursor and having them all nice and neat and packaged! My husband says I have enough!😂😂😂

    —Danette on December 2, 2016
  • I am a C–I have a lot of scraps, but if I see something that trips my trigger, I buy it!

    —Kris B on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul! I tend to cut my own "precuts " from my scraps, so this book is great to utilize my stash!

    —Julie in WA on December 2, 2016
  • I use both scraps and precut squares, so it is C. However, I really prefer precuts because I can get started a lot faster once I get an idea for a project.

    —Mary Ann M on December 2, 2016
  • With lots of scraps and many charm packs in my "stash," I must be a C!

    —Evie H on December 2, 2016
  • I am definitely an A, currently. Trying to use up my 40+ years of scraps. Would love the book.

    —Suzanne Ridge on December 2, 2016
  • C. I love to quilt.

    —Kim on December 2, 2016
  • I have a ton of scraps that need to be used. I have enjoyed sewing these scraps into lovely quilts. I can always use new pattern ideas

    —Lillian Klaeger on December 2, 2016
  • I love both and I love this book!

    —Tina on December 2, 2016
  • I do believe I am a c quilter. Love both looks

    —Arlene on December 2, 2016
  • C – I can go either way .. I love scrappy quilts .. the book will go on my wish list.

    —Mary on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a C! This book looks terrific!

    —Janet L. on December 2, 2016
  • I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a charm pack … but I do have a growing collection of scraps! Thanks for this generous offer.

    —bookboxer on December 2, 2016
  • Scrappy all the way. Have a lot of scraps gifted to me.

    —Jean on December 2, 2016
  • I could go either way but my scraps are really small so I could probably put to use a charm pack with better results.

    —Vivian Lewis on December 2, 2016
  • I have always been drawn to scrappy quilts but guess I’m lazy as I usually go to precut charm backs. I love the coordinated variety cut to the size I need so I can just make a few cuts and start sewing! Really am trying to start pulling from my stash though. Heaven knows I have enough of that! Great book ladies!

    —Pam Crecelius on December 2, 2016
  • Love it all! So, either way for me. This book looks fantastic.

    —Donna W on December 2, 2016
  • I use them all, would be a fun book to have with all the great ideas!

    —Kathy G on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a C-sometimes have precuts left over from a project so stash it to use in another. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Sandie G on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a precut person. While I do have many scraps, I like to get right to sewing.

    —Karen B. on December 2, 2016
  • I really can go either way — scrap and precut. I love the scrappy look, and I guess most of the time I use FQs. I do have some charms that I want to use in a quilt soon.

    —Nancy A on December 2, 2016
  • I love scrappy quilts. I have a lot of fabric and always looking for new scrappy patterns. This book looks great!!

    —Ruth Ann Hunter on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul, cutting charm squares from my leftovers of projects.

    —Karen Nicholson on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely "a". i think I have more scraps than yardage at this point!

    —Karen Kopp on December 2, 2016
  • I would pick "c". Ican go either way and love it all.

    —Teri on December 2, 2016
  • C)I can go either way – SO happy there is finally a book just for people like me 😀

    —Becky Schultz on December 2, 2016
  • I would probably be more scrappy – although I have a couple charm packs that need used up!

    —Christy on December 2, 2016
  • I like pre-cuts, but I like to mix ’em to make it scrappy!

    —Lynn Walker on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy kind of gal but I used to be a precut I hate cutting material I love the concept you ladies have done on Sew Charming.

    Thank you for chance to win
    Patty

    —Patty Bertrand on December 2, 2016
  • "C", I just love fabric, sewing, quilting…It’s all wonderful. I have a huge stash as my mom and my aunt left me quite a fabric legacy!!

    —Christine on December 2, 2016
  • I work both ways depending on the project.

    —Mary Jo S. on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a "c," love it all!

    —Mary on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way: I just love it all. But really I hoard pre-cuts! Now I have a wonderful book to start using the stash I have built up! Thank you!!!

    —Tamara L Eaker on December 2, 2016
  • Scrappy all the way! There’s years of collecting in my studio.

    Bunny Hand on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way! Have lots of fabric to work with!

    —Carol K on December 2, 2016
  • Love it all! I often mix my own scraps with charm packs. Looks like a great book!

    —Caryn Goulden on December 2, 2016
  • A for sure! I love scappy quilts.

    —LINDA on December 2, 2016
  • Think I was born to be a scrapaholic because I love to recycle all and any scraps ….
    I love the jumble of colours and designs although do still agonise over which bit to piece next to which sometimes lol

    —Lyn Lewis on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way. I have been quilting long enough that I have a lot of scraps of fabric on hand, but those charm pack collections are so cute.

    —Nancy N on December 2, 2016
  • I like mixing it up. So either way for me.
    Jfly

    —Julie flynn on December 2, 2016
  • I have lots of scraps. It would be nice to have some pre-cut stuff!
    I love to quilt anyway.

    —Robbie on December 2, 2016
  • I am mostly A. I love putting my scraps together in creative ways and the satisfaction of putting part of my stash to good use. However, I find it hard to say no to an especially charming charm pack.

    —Kathy Renz on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely scrappy, I’ve been quilting for twenty plus years and prolly haven’t purchased more than 10 charm packs. This book intrigues me!

    —Renee Welton on December 2, 2016
  • I love both scrappy, and I love charm packs.
    But mostly I love Country Threads patterns and have a few.

    —Debbie H on December 2, 2016
  • I love it all. That’s my problem. Too many ideas not enough time. At 80 years I’m thinking about "time left".

    —Dorothy Davis on December 2, 2016
  • I love it all! That’s my problem. Too many ideas, not enough time. At 80 years I’m thinking about "my time left". Gotta get more done!

    —Dorothy Davis on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely a "C" person !!!

    Debby on December 2, 2016
  • A….scrappy all the way. Looks like a great book.

    —Diane Oakes on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a scrappy quilter.

    —Karen J. on December 2, 2016
  • I have only made a few quilts and have not tried the precuts yet, so I think it would be fun to try nextt.

    —Sue Baughman on December 2, 2016
  • I use both scraps and precuts in my quilts. I would enjoy receiving a copy of the book for more ideas to use precuts. Thank you for offering the give away.

    —Judy Brun on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely precuts! The less I have to cut the better.

    —Shelli Leffert on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a C. I really love scrap quilts, but I rarely sew them for myself. This new book looks wonderful and I can’t wait to use it!

    —Kathy Swanson on December 2, 2016
  • I love the look of scrappy quilts but just can’t seem to make it work for me. So I usually go with precuts. Maybe after I get more experience with quilting I’ll have more confidence in my fabric mixing abilities…..

    —Barbara K on December 2, 2016
  • A BIG "C"!!!!

    —jackie norwood on December 2, 2016
  • I am C – I love it all!

    —Jeneta on December 2, 2016
  • Either way for me…love scrappy but also love convenience of charm packs.

    —Cheryl M on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely a "C" person.

    —Gwynette in NW Arkansas on December 2, 2016
  • I’m definitely a type A sewer. I love scrappy quilts and I love the idea of making smaller quilts to display around my home. Thanks for an inspiring book!

    —Maureen on December 2, 2016
  • I buy yardage, have lots of scraps, but I also have some squares given as presents 🙂

    —Lesley Gilbert on December 2, 2016
  • I am a scrappy soul. I love to make scrappy quilts and they are my families favorites

    —Renea Yarolim on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy quilter and would love this book

    —Barbara woods on December 2, 2016
  • I like to start with charm packs and then add coordinating fabrics. Sometimes it is scrappy and sometimes it is very controlled.

    I would love to have this book!

    —Bonnie Lippincott on December 2, 2016
  • I’m mostly a scrappy-sort of person. Got numerous bulging bins of scraps & fabric pieces I just had to have. Lately I have been buying more precuts. It’s just so hard to break them apart!

    —Carol L. on December 2, 2016
  • I am "c". I love it all. I need to get busy using my scrape.

    —Linda Christianson on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely "C" I find it hard to dislike any fabric!

    —Linda Larson on December 2, 2016
  • Definitely A, I’m scrappy!

    —Martha Henrichs on December 2, 2016
  • I could go either way; but am a "controlled" scrappy person. You have some great patterns in this book and any of us would be lucky to win it.

    —Nancy on December 2, 2016
  • I dont know how many scraps I have as they are just put away somewhere. Probably enough to make all the quilts in this book!! haha!!! I love what I see from it. Thanks for the chance to win it! Helen G.

    —Helen G. on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way. I was very fortunate and was able to visit the Country Threads a few years ago while in IA.

    —Linda Klungle on December 2, 2016
  • i am a c altho i really love my scaps! i have all of my friends save all their little pieces for me.
    thank you for the chance

    sara

    —sara brownlee on December 2, 2016
  • thanks you for the chance to win this book. it looks wonderful. i think i am a b and a half. i use both, but i love scraps the best. all my friends save them for me

    sara
    sara603@msn.com

    —sara brownlee on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a C type although I tend toward the scrappy rather than the precut.

    —Lucy L on December 2, 2016
  • I’m a C. I love scrappy, but I find one of the best ways of getting a huge variety of fabrics for my stash is to buy precuts. I can collect multiple lines of fabric by favorite designers for the price of collecting one line if I had to buy yardage. It’s also a good way to explore different designers’ work for a relatively small investment.

    —Brenda on December 2, 2016
  • I certainly could use up many of my scraps using patterns from this book!!

    —Linda Taylor on December 2, 2016
  • I can go either way too! Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

    —Debbie Darlington on December 2, 2016
  • I am a very scrappy soul, but I also love fat quarters! The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the draw!

    —Edith Gorzo on December 2, 2016
  • I love it all. Today at my local quilt shop I bought two charm packs and a couple half yard pieces of fabric. I have only begun buying precuts in the last couple years.

    —Mary on December 2, 2016
  • I’m most;y a yardage but do use precuts sometimes.So I’m a "c" I guess. I’d like to be a scrappy but I just can’t let go enough. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Bobbie Campbell on December 2, 2016
  • C. I enjoy measuring and cutting but sometimes it’s nice to get right to the sewing.

    —Pearl on December 2, 2016
  • I am definitely an "a" girl! Virtually every quilt I make is a Scrap Quilt.

    Linda Ashworth on December 2, 2016
  • C ….I love all piecing

    —Adele on December 3, 2016
  • I am normally a precut person, but love the scrappy versions. Would love to win a copy of the book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Paulette Voit on December 3, 2016
  • Oh Scrappy makes my heart sing – how wonderful it would be to
    win a copy of this wonderful book… Thanks so much for chance.

    —MaryLou on December 3, 2016
  • I can go either way. Thanks for this chance to win a copy of the book.

    —Virgi on December 3, 2016
  • I love what I have seen of this new book. I am retired now (except for teaching others to sew and quilt) and have lots of charms and lots of scraps. Excited to get a copy and start quilting!

    —Jean Klein on December 3, 2016
  • Definitely a type C. Love scrappy, yet love the option of using pre-cuts.
    I’m always attracted to a scrappy quilt, scrappier the better!

    —Annette F. on December 3, 2016
  • I do really love the look of scrappy quilts, but charm packs are so yummy . . . What’s a girl to do! Go with choice C I guess.

    —lauriejo on December 3, 2016
  • I’m a C person…I usually go scrappy, I don’t seem to use my precuts as much as I should and "save" them for good….silly isn’t it?

    —Elaine on December 3, 2016
  • I’m a scrappy person, but I do have a few charm packs so I should start using them. Thanks for the give away.

    —Mildred Plaskett on December 3, 2016
  • C. I love them all!

    Denny on December 3, 2016
  • I am literally swimming in scraps; I might actually have more scraps than yardage! Would love to win this book, it’s good to have a different perspective on fabric arrangement.

    —Linda Towers on December 4, 2016
  • I really can go either way – as others have said! and saving the precuts for "something special"… yep, i do that too! LOL (but WHY???) Maybe this book is just what i need to get me out of my box!

    —April on December 4, 2016
  • C. I have lots of scraps and orphan precuts. Ready for new projects.

    —Judy B on December 4, 2016
  • I can go either way. I have used precuts and save all my scraps to be used in a scrappy quilt.

    —Judy on December 4, 2016
  • I could definitely go either way, but I have so many scraps!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Barb on December 4, 2016
  • I can go either way: I just love it all.

    —Sandra Hemmingsen on December 4, 2016
  • Scraps all the way, Baby! They seem to reproduce. What a wonderful problem!

    —Nyla-Jean on December 4, 2016
  • I love scraps–a good thing because they grow exponentially.

    —Donna Thomas on December 5, 2016
  • c) I can go either way: I just love it all. As long as I’m sewing I’m happy.

    —Annette J. on December 5, 2016
  • I am a "c", I enjoy quilting, but have to admit that I have not been inspired much recently. I need a little kick I guess. I would love to have this book, it might be just what I need.

    —Barbara Santopadre on December 5, 2016
  • I am a "c" quilter. This book is so fun!

    —Cindy on December 5, 2016
  • I am more like C. I like them all.

    —Mary Helgesen on December 5, 2016
  • What kind of Country Threads quilter am I, you ask?
    3) I can go either way: I just love it all.

    —Darrell on December 5, 2016
  • I could go either way, "C" for me!

    —Donna H. on December 5, 2016
  • I’m definitely swimming (drowning!) in scraps! This book looks like it has some great ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Judy W. on December 6, 2016
  • Love your quilts! I am definitely a "c". I can go either way but a little inspiration really helps. It always amazes me how you can sew a few scraps of mediocre fabric together and create something amazing and beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Sandy on December 6, 2016
  • I like both–C

    —Pamela A Kissel on December 6, 2016
  • I love scrappy. I rarely buy pre-cuts. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

    —paula dalby on December 6, 2016
  • I love Country Threads patterns and while I can go either way I would have to chose A. I have a large stash and I love scrap quilts.

    —Maureen Klebe on December 6, 2016
  • I just got this book and it’s great! I can see me making lots of these quilts! Thanks!

    —Kris Valle on December 6, 2016
  • I am a ‘c’ and love all. You should see my stash/11

    —nancy seitz on December 7, 2016
  • I’m a C–stash plus been stocking up on precut charms–love them so….

    —Joni Giancola on December 7, 2016
  • I love scrappy, but who can resist all the beautiful fabrics in precuts. Book looks awesome.

    —Kim mueller on December 9, 2016
  • Right now I am a scrap quilt person, because I have SO large a stash and would like to whittle it down. I’ve already seen some interesting quilts in the description so will have to buy the book if I don’t win it!

    —Glenna Denman on December 11, 2016
  • definitly A

    —Holly on December 14, 2016
  • The precuts are really nice to use as all the color coordination are done for me.

    This is awesome of you to offer a chance to win some fabrics.

    —Lg on December 14, 2016
  • (C) for me. I like trying different types of fabric but my heart belongs to Civil War reproductions..

    Sandy R. on December 16, 2016
  • I think I am definitely a "C" individual. Charm packs are usually loaded with all different fabrics , so that makes them scrappy also.

    Debbie Crawford on February 15, 2017
  • Just think how quickly a project can be done if you have a book with directions for fabric that’s already cut to the correct Size! Hope I win….

    —Mary Smith on March 24, 2017

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