Blog tour: Make new fabric from your quilt scraps (+ giveaway!)

Scrap-Applique Playground Blog TourToday we’re delighted to be the first stop on Kay Mackenzie’s blog tour introducing her latest book, Scrap-Appliqué Playground. If you keep quilt scraps but aren’t sure how to put them to good use, you’ll find Kay’s technique a real time, space, and scrap saver! (See a how-to from an earlier post.)

Kay’s book makes it easy to fuse and patch your scraps to make whimsical designs. First, learn five ways to create new fabric from your quilt scraps, ready to become appliqué shapes. Then choose from eight simple appliqué quilt patterns that quilters of all skill levels can make.

Now, let’s hear from Kay as she shares how the idea for her fun new book—and how her awesomely original technique for quilting with scraps—came to be.


Greetings, quilting friends!

Kay Mackenzie, author of Scrap-Applique PlaygroundI’m Kay Mackenzie, a quilter, designer, and Martingale author. I live in Santa Cruz, California, with my husband, science journalist Dana Mackenzie, and our young tuxedo cat, Maxwell Smart.

Stitch This! has kindly invited me to be a guest today, and I’m excited to be here. It’s the first day of a very fun blog hop all through cyberspace to learn more about my new book, Scrap-Appliqué Playground. Today I thought I’d talk about how the idea for Scrap-Appliqué Playground cooked gently for years before it finally came to the forefront and became a book.

Scrap-Applique PlaygroundThis scrap-appliqué journey started a long time ago at a rare juncture when I found myself with a little space between deadlines. All I wanted to do was sit down and sew!

I gathered scraps and strips, sorted them into loose colorways, and started sewing them together, cutting across them, and sewing them together again. It was fun and engaging; I was having a fabulous time with never a thought of what I’d do with those spontaneous fabric compositions. Before I could even get that far, another project came up, so with a little regret I set my free-time sewing aside.

Those patchwork fabric compositions sat in my UFO pile for years while I traveled down the Easy Appliqué Blocks and Inspired by Tradition roads. But I never discarded them, because I knew their someday would come. At long last I hauled them out. I’ve always been an appliqué enthusiast, so I started playing with the idea of cutting appliqués out of them. I made big hearts.

scrap-applique hearts

I used the fusible-interfacing method, which is given in the book. They looked like a stack of fluffy pancakes:

scrap-applique hearts--fluffy pancakes!

I made a couple things for the charity group in my guild that makes quilts for kids in need.

scrap-applique hearts quiltThe gals in the group were so enthusiastic that I gave them the rest of those prototype hearts to play with. And the patched-appliqué idea simmered some more.

Finally the decks were cleared and there was time to start on a whole brainstorming session, refining my methods as I went and seeing just what I could do with patched-together appliqué. I used fun unplanned piecing methods and spontaneous fusing methods to create fabric compositions. I reached into my appliqué bag of tricks and used a few different ways of making appliqués out of the patchwork pieces. And so Scrap-Appliqué Playground was born!

The methods have been refined since those first big patchy hearts, but the spontaneous, unplanned aspects remain. It’s all creative and engaging, and it adds texture, sparkle, and whimsy to your appliqué. There’s no measuring or calculation, and you’ll have loads of fun putting fabrics together and using your most precious scraps. Join me on the playground!

from Scrap-Applique Playground

Courtesy of Martingale, I have a copy of the Scrap-Appliqué Playground eBook to give away. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment  on this post before 7:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, June 8.

Comments are closed for this post.

And come on along for the rest of the hop! Start at my blog, All About Appliqué, and I’ll send you through cyberspace each day to visit a different wonderful quilting blogger and discover something new about Scrap-Appliqué Playground. There will be chances to win at each stop along the way.

Thank you so much to the Martingale staff for letting me come by today to talk about my newest title.


Thanks to all who entered the drawing to win the Scrap-Appliqué Playground eBook! The randomly chosen winner is Deb. Deb said:

“Whenever I get together with sewing friends, I am the one pulling scraps out of the trash cans… they are better treasure than a pirate’s map. Thanks for giving me a new map to let me create fabric scrap bounty!!”

Deb, we’ll email you a special coupon code for your free eBook. Congratulations!


334 Comments

  • How nice to have a giveaway with your new book. This techique adds so much character and texture to the applique.

    —Cheryl Craig on June 7, 2012
  • fun hearts. don’t put my name in the for the giveaway. I am part of the tour.

    Carrie P. on June 7, 2012
  • Oh, now I know what to do with all the little leftover patchwork bits. Would love to add this book to my collection.

    —DebrafromMD on June 7, 2012
  • Well I never…get out of town..I don’t have a lot of scraps, but the few I have now will be going to the sewing machine..so many cute ideas…Not good at applique, but what a way to learn….

    —Maxine on June 7, 2012
  • mi piace molto fare l’applique,sia a mano sia a macchina,lo trovo una tecnica molto rilassante.sarebbe un vero piacere poter vincere il tuo libro.un saluto dall’Italia.ciao lory

    lorenza, we have translated your comment:
    I really enjoy doing the wall, either by hand or by machine, a technique I find very a real pleasure to win your libro.un greetings from Italy. hello lory
    Karen J

    lorenza on June 7, 2012
  • What a cute idea for scraps… You could really do this for any shape needed on a quilt. Great idea!

    Missie on June 7, 2012
  • I’m a scrap saver. I have 3 gallon ice cream tubs that I’ve set aside for various assortments — One for "crumbs and strings", and three for larger scraps. Her method of creating her own fabric looks like a great way to use up those bits and pieces!

    It’s nice to see how her technique began. Thanks for sharing!

    Jean F on June 7, 2012
  • That looks like a GREAT book! Hopefully, you mean enter by June 8 (rather than May 8?!) and thanks for the giveaway!

    Note from Karen: Thanks Sherrill! You’re right, the date is June 8th and I’ve just corrected it.

    —Sherrill on June 7, 2012
  • Would love to own this book. Your quilts look gorgeous.

    Sandra on June 7, 2012
  • Great ideas for scraps (of which I have a ton). I love seeing how you come up with your book ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    —Judy G on June 7, 2012
  • What a clever idea! I can’t wait to see more of your book. I love the look of using the scraps to make a new fabric. It really does add so much interest. I’m working on an applique BOM quilt and am loving it. I can’t wait to learn lots from this hop.

    Thank you and Martingale for a super giveaway and a chance to win a great book.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on June 7, 2012
  • Love the scrappy trees…so cute!

    —Ruth B on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like fun.

    Becky on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like a great way to use up scraps I have saved fro the QOV and Mystery Quilts I have done the last few years. That box is getting really full.

    —Candace Crider on June 7, 2012
  • The technique looks fun and playful! …Don’t think I can make that May 8th deadline though 😉

    —FrancesB on June 7, 2012
  • Sounds like a fun book. Would love to win!

    Martina on June 7, 2012
  • This book looks like so much fun and filled with scrappy inspiration! I love that bright happy quilt with the trees!

    Lynn on June 7, 2012
  • This is the perfect book for me…I love scraps and I love applique. Thanks for creating a book that combines both!!

    —Cheryl on June 7, 2012
  • I need to get started with using up my many scraps. This looks like a good beginning.

    —Jill Hicks on June 7, 2012
  • I like the patched appliques very much. And the scene of the birds, sun and trees is charming.

    Joanna on June 7, 2012
  • I don’t have trouble using scraps, but would like to expand my horizons and try some new things.

    —Diann Cornell on June 7, 2012
  • What a fun idea. It sounds like I could use a lot of my scraps.

    —Marilyn.S. on June 7, 2012
  • I heart scrap quilts! :o)

    Suzy on June 7, 2012
  • I love those hearts. That is such a great idea to add some life to simple applique.

    —LeAnne L on June 7, 2012
  • This book is made for me! Just finished a scrappy quilt and am working on an applique of Erin Russek’s design. Looking forward to this hop.

    —Wanda on June 7, 2012
  • Love your work, Kay!

    —Mary Brown on June 7, 2012
  • I keep all my scraps and have a ton of them. I usually use them in applique or paper piecing, but have not yet done a scrappy quilt. This book looks exciting.

    —Wanda Heath on June 7, 2012
  • Love working with scraps! The more I use, the more there is!! The book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    kaholly on June 7, 2012
  • I would be interested in doing other things other than very simple quilts. Scrap appligue sounds interesting and would be a challenge for me. Think I would be able to do short, simple projects. No measuring or calculation interests me.

    —mary balmores on June 7, 2012
  • My scrap basket is growing bigger each day. I think this book may help me control my overflowing basket. Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful book from a wonderful author. =!=

    —Barb Rohrmayr on June 7, 2012
  • Love the puffy hearts – can’t wait for the rest of the "Hop"

    —Sharon Buford on June 7, 2012
  • If only you could see all my scraps! I do have them color coordinated though.

    Mandy M on June 7, 2012
  • Perhaps patchwork together applique should be the next new technique I try!

    —Joan on June 7, 2012
  • I love this scrappy look to applique and I especially love those red birds 🙂 Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway!

    Loris Mills on June 7, 2012
  • What a great idea! I can’t wait to read this book and try new methods of using up scraps. Fun!

    —Brandy on June 7, 2012
  • I have so many scraps, this book would be an inspiration to use them for good!

    —Maeve on June 7, 2012
  • I love this site..and the blog today I have been keeping scraps since i had a applique quilt pattern pillow business in 1980 …could so use this book

    —Mary Koertje on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like such fun!

    —Pamela on June 7, 2012
  • what a great idea! thanks for thinking of it!

    —Lynette on June 7, 2012
  • I love your "scrappy" ideas…would love to win a copy of your new book too.

    —Estie on June 7, 2012
  • I love your ideas for using scraps. Heaven knows I have a lot of them! Would love to own a copy of your new book.

    —Jan Tjerne on June 7, 2012
  • I have tons of scraps and this idea sound so intriguing! Would love to win this wonderful book-thanks for the chance!

    —Debbie on June 7, 2012
  • I follow Kay’s blog and am always so inspired by her. Just when you think there’s nothing new in the world of applique, she brings out another surprise! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Kristen on June 7, 2012
  • I absolutely love your new book. Great ideas!
    And a chance to win one………awesome
    Thanks for offering such a great prize

    —Eddie Edwards on June 7, 2012
  • What a great way to use up your scraps and make something useful! thank you for this!

    —Christinabean on June 7, 2012
  • I love "Inspired by Tradition", and am looking forward to trying this new book.

    —Dot on June 7, 2012
  • I would love to win your book and make some applique projects.

    —MoeWest on June 7, 2012
  • I could really use this book as I do not like applique. Or, I should say it doesn’t like me! I am at a loss as to how to start so winning this book would be a great incentive!!

    —Barbara Maietta on June 7, 2012
  • What a fabulous way to use all my scraps. When I have time I do cut mine into various sized squares and store them in marked boxes ready for use. This book inspires me to get using them!

    —Penny on June 7, 2012
  • The patterns look really cute =)

    —susan michael on June 7, 2012
  • Great giveaway. I would love to win a copy of the book.

    —Bonnie L on June 7, 2012
  • Whenever I get together with sewing friends, I am the one pulling scraps out of the trashcans…they are better treasure than a pirate’s map. Thanks for giving me a new map to let me create fabric scrap bounty!!

    —Deb H. on June 7, 2012
  • Oh, the possibilities abound! This would be such a fun way to use up the scraps I’ve been accumulating. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

    Sandy H on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like a fun book. Wish I would have bought it at the quilt show the other day. Maybe I will win it instead.

    —Carol J. Miller on June 7, 2012
  • I just finished putting together a flying geese quilt top, so a lot of fabric got used but I still have all the scraps that weren’t the right color or value to go into the quilt. Plus all the pieces that were too small…..

    —Connie on June 7, 2012
  • Great idea for mixing scraps with applique’. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. 🙂

    —Terri S on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like lots of fun! Off to check off your site–but first, posting my chance to win!

    —Linda in Maryville, IL on June 7, 2012
  • love the ideas for using up all my quilting scraps.would love to win the book.

    —Linda Rielly on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like so much fun! I can hardly wait to start digging around in my scrap boxes!

    Beth Strand on June 7, 2012
  • What a great way to use scraps and to do my favorite thing – applique!

    —Heather on June 7, 2012
  • This has many possibilities. I would love to win!

    —Debbie H on June 7, 2012
  • I have just started to learn applique and would so love to win this book. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    Carolyn on June 7, 2012
  • What an interesting idea!

    —Pam Smolek on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonderful idea for scraps. I was working on a quilt when I took a break to check emails. Alas, the article about you and your clever use of scraps. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    —Karen Smithson on June 7, 2012
  • wow! what a fun idea! I would love to win.

    —Joyce Mosby on June 7, 2012
  • This is wonderful!! I have been looking for a way to use small, odd-shaped scraps…I love the idea and can’t wait to see the book! I do a lot of applique by hand, but using fusible for quick projects appeals to me.

    —JoAnn on June 7, 2012
  • Sounds like fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Lisa Cox on June 7, 2012
  • I LOVE applique’ and the cheery samples you are showing give me some ideas to start on for a quilt to be made over the winter just in time to be finished for next spring!

    Michelle Harrison on June 7, 2012
  • Yes something to do with all my scraps that are trying to take over the corner of my craft room. I have just begun my applique journey, so this is just marvelous. Also a chance to win your book i am grateful. Thank you for the chance also may you have a wonderfully quilty day.

    —Sharon Meyer on June 7, 2012
  • I cute way to use up scraps!

    Amy C on June 7, 2012
  • I love the look of this technique. It would be great especially for kids quilts. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    —Lin Taylor on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonderful idea. Oh, yes, please, throw my name in the hat for the drawing!

    Cyn; -) on June 7, 2012
  • What fun! I love applique too and looks like this book has lots of good ideas and inspiration!

    —Sandi Bauer on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like a neat technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sandy N on June 7, 2012
  • That’s a creative way to use up scraps!

    —Linda V. on June 7, 2012
  • I love to do handwork, especially appliqué. And I tend to save all of my scraps-even the littlest ones! I’ d love to win this book. It looks just adorable!
    Thanks,
    Betsy in the soggy Seattle suburbs

    —Betsy Pratt on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like so much fun & a great way to use up those bits that I just can’t throw away! Best wishes on the book.

    —Sharon on June 7, 2012
  • I have always wanted to learn apppique and after reading this blog and what the book will show, appique does not seem all that hard to do. I hope that I win this book.

    —Sharon Shivers on June 7, 2012
  • I just love your fresh ideas for applique! And the colors are yummy! I can’t wait to try some of your designs!

    —Christi on June 7, 2012
  • Really cute quilt!
    The book would be a wonderful birthday present since I’m celebrating this week!

    —Maryanne Wilson on June 7, 2012
  • wonderful way to use us colorful scraps!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!

    —mary numme on June 7, 2012
  • I love Kay’s books and appliqué techniques and her new book looks wonderful and fun.

    Debbie

    Debbie St.Germain on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like a fun book, thanks for the giveaway.

    —Kathrynn on June 7, 2012
  • Oh how fun -love the dimensionality of these…

    Regina on June 7, 2012
  • At age 77 I’m on the hunt for scrappy ideas to use up my scrap bags and boxes and drawers and bins. This applique book can get me going for sure!

    —Donna Wheeler on June 7, 2012
  • Huge fan. Thank you for the opportunity to win book. Applique is my favorite

    —Susan Gurney on June 7, 2012
  • You’re giving me the inspiration to return to my voluminous scrap stash!

    —Ann M Alpert on June 7, 2012
  • I have the Accuquilt Go & realized awhile back I could use it to cut up some cutter quilts I had, so your ideas have sent my mind spinning with even MORE ideas!!! And I LOVE hearts, but the birds and trees are too fun as well. We just had our local quilt show (I’m a Guild member) and bought 2 more new dies so I look forward to using your ideas on my new dies.

    —Marla Hanks on June 7, 2012
  • I used this method with homespun fabric and it worked terrifically as well. Thanks very much.

    —Debbie on June 7, 2012
  • I love using scraps…would love to have your book.

    Thanks
    Pauline

    —Pauline P on June 7, 2012
  • Congrats on a new book – it looks wonderful!

    —Lee on June 7, 2012
  • Whoo hoo, a way to stash bust that really speaks to my soul!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this book. I’ve got a lot of stash to bust! 🙂

    Joan Kawano on June 7, 2012
  • Sounds like a great book. I never know what to do with scraps other than just save in a box. Now I can go beyond. Please enter my name in the drawing for this book.
    Betty in Soggy Kirkland

    —Betty Gebhardt on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like no scrap will be too small to use!

    A great idea and a great book.

    —Gloria B on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonder idea ! I really need to try this .

    —Ann on June 7, 2012
  • I love your work! I’m just staring out with some applique and I’m enjoying it!

    —KarenW on June 7, 2012
  • What an amazing concept! And so "green!" Using up every last scrap of our wonderful stashes, even the scrap stash!!

    —Paula on June 7, 2012
  • Being a scrap aholic, love the idea of piecing them together and then appliquing in funky, spontaneous art!

    —Shirley on June 7, 2012
  • I love the whimsical designs and bright colors. I would love trying some of these smaller quilts.

    —Helen Cassidy on June 7, 2012
  • I love your ideas. I’m a scrapaholic and would love to use up those little scraps in useful ways.

    —Colleen N. on June 7, 2012
  • i couldn’t wait for the blog hop for your book and have it in my ‘puter now and am pulling scraps and material for the runner 🙂 but having it stored away inside a folder is not the same as having a book in hand! would love to win a [signed] copy for my little library.

    ritainalaska on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonderful idea! I am a fairly new quilter, and have just started building a stash. I have just enough left-over fabric to start wondering what in the world I will do with it. I can’t wait to see your book!

    —Margaret on June 7, 2012
  • I love the green trees! Cant wait to see the book!

    —Susie Brown on June 7, 2012
  • When I first saw the book and the name, I thought we were just going to take scraps to make the various shapes – not create fabric – how fabulous! Now more than ever I want this book. Thanks for the chance, Martingale and great post, Kay!

    Angie in SoCal on June 7, 2012
  • Cute hearts and great book! On my to get list for sure. Thanks for the chance!

    —Kate on June 7, 2012
  • I love this idea! I save some of the smallest scrap bits, and now I know what I can do with them. Time to start sorting by color! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!

    —Jaci E on June 7, 2012
  • Love the use of scraps to make "new" fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Joyce Mitchell on June 7, 2012
  • Thanks for a great idea for my neighborhood group of American Sewing Guild. Our national charity project for the year is "Blankets" and I am so happy to find an idea that "sewers" as well as "quilters" can do with our scraps. We donate quilts and fleece blankets to the Life Centers (babies, toddlers and families in crisis)in Indianapolis and our VA Hospital. We have one spouse of retired military, one USAF mom, one mom of the Indiana Guard Reserve, and two former servicewomen in our group. I can see lots of great ideas for us to share our talents with those in need. Nothing speaks "a touch of cozy love" better than a fabric gift (and chocolate!).

    —Janet Brown on June 7, 2012
  • I love your idea of using scraps for applique! I haven’t appliqued, yet. I am still new to making quilts, but would love to do this. I love the hearts!

    Teresa on June 7, 2012
  • Would love to play in this playground "Scrap-Appliqué Playground" eBook

    —Mary Meiser on June 7, 2012
  • I saw this book recently on one of our "quilt shop" trips to Albuquerque and it really looked like a fun book. I have been wanting to get it but haven’t ordered it yet. It seemed like it had lots of fun and quick ideas for ALL of the little scraps that I save.

    —April on June 7, 2012
  • I love the scrap applique! I’ve been using fusible interfacing on applique circles, so I’m excited to read the book for more information on how to make other shapes!

    —MaryMargaret on June 7, 2012
  • I really liked the patchwork appliqué hearts. Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Betty on June 7, 2012
  • NEAT BOOK! LOVE THE HEARTS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    —Linda on June 7, 2012
  • I have recently been sewing some of my really old scraps together, not having any thought to them, just trying to empty a container I have had since I first started quilting. This looks like something I could really get into and an excellent use for some of those scraps.

    —Nancy (Cat Lady) on June 7, 2012
  • what a wonderful way to use all the small scraps we seem to save and never use. The projects shown are so cute. Can’t wait to get hold of the book for more ideas.

    —Connie on June 7, 2012
  • This book would be perfect for summer fun in my sewing room! Thanks for this giveaway!

    —Anne-Marie Binet on June 7, 2012
  • I’ve always wanted to learn how to appliqué using my leftovers. Since I’m new to quilting I think your book would be a great help to learn these fascinating techniques. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Rusty on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like a fun technique. I would love to have a book.

    —Bonnie Lippincott on June 7, 2012
  • OH MY GOSH I want this book … I guess yelling PICK ME PICK ME wont’ help – but if it would I’d be yelling til the cows come home… I have just the stuff to start with – and just sent a box full to another quilter so she could do ‘little stuff’ too.
    This books looks Faanntasstic!

    —Sandra McFerran on June 7, 2012
  • Thank you for sharing. This was very informative and I hope to win the book.

    —Elizabeth on June 7, 2012
  • I have plenty of scraps that I could use this book for! Thanks

    —Donna Harry on June 7, 2012
  • My inspiration and paycheck are not equal!! i gotta have this book! oh well, it’s top ramen for the next week so i can have this book!! Sew Excited!

    —Jyll on June 7, 2012
  • OH, THIS LOOKS LIKE MY KIND OF FUN!

    —Patsy Pearl on June 7, 2012
  • Love the hearts and flowers appliques. They are just too cute. What a great way to use up scraps…and I have scraps by the bags full!!! I would love to share your inspiration with my quilting chapter.

    —Alice on June 7, 2012
  • I love this idea and don’t know why I can look at the same stuff as others and they come up with such great ideas! So glad we have those wonderful creative types! I save the tiny tiny pieces and hate to waste anything, but the small pieces aren’t great on a foundation piece. This is just a great idea, and looks really special. Happy Thursday, Pewaukee WI Linda

    —Linda Sterle on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like fun. Now I’ll have to think twice about throwing away those extra pieces that don’t seem to have any use. My stash grows!

    —Elaine on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like a great book to give me ideas on how to use even the tiniest pieces of fabric that I can’t seem to part with. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book!

    —Laurel on June 7, 2012
  • I love the colors and the idea of using up scraps to form different objects. I am ready to get started.

    —Janice on June 7, 2012
  • I like the idea of sewing bits together to create a unique piece of fabric. I would love to win your new book…jpr 🙂

    —Joan Rodriguez on June 7, 2012
  • A fun way to use up scraps without getting too invested. Now where did I put those 3 tubs of scraps?

    —Pamela Reim on June 7, 2012
  • Love your idea about cutting up the pieced blocked. I LOVE to applique, but my quilting buddies-not so much! this may be just the idea to hook them too. Hope I win!

    —peg on June 7, 2012
  • Have loved the cover and subject of this book ever since I saw it, and looking forward to either winning one! I am very new to applique, but think I’ve caught the bug!

    —Tina Pietsch on June 7, 2012
  • Lately I’ve felt a little "burdened" by my scrap bins. While I hate to waste them, sometimes it seems too time consuming to use up so many small pieces. Sounds like the things you discuss in your book would be just the solution to this dilemma — use them up, but have fun doing it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa Marie on June 7, 2012
  • What a fun use of scraps. Right now I’m teaching my granddaughters to sew by using some of my narrow scraps. What a fun way this will be to have them use their "skills!!"

    —Maggie Avrit on June 7, 2012
  • This book looks like it’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

    —Michelle M on June 7, 2012
  • I especially like the birds (cardinals?) and trees!
    thanks

    —Linda E in AZ on June 7, 2012
  • What cute hearts! Now I have a use for all the bits and pieces I keep saving. This is so interesting and informative. REALLY HOPE TO WIN. I could use it for making really CUTE items for my grandchildren and as gifts for Christmas. THANK YOU thank you thank you

    —Sharon H of Tenn on June 7, 2012
  • I am really looking forward to this blog hop and will log on every day to learn something about your book. It looks like so much fun.

    Sandy

    —sandy on June 7, 2012
  • What clever way to use up scraps,just when I ran out of ideas someone comes along with another that I will put to good use, dah why didn’t I think of that…..Hope to win the book

    —Bev on June 7, 2012
  • Would love this book! Thanks for the chance!

    —Karen G on June 7, 2012
  • What a great way to show all my scrap tossing friends why I save everything!!! What fun!!!

    —Ann on June 7, 2012
  • I really could use this book and I just retired it would be great to use some my scraps. Please pick me!

    Dawn on June 7, 2012
  • I really like this idea of using scraps to make interesting designs!

    —Deb G on June 7, 2012
  • I love appliqué and I love the look of Kay’s scrappy appliqué. A great giveaway!

    Kris S on June 7, 2012
  • I like how the colors blend. I need tp develop this skill as well as learn to applique.

    carol on June 7, 2012
  • I’m learning to do applique and this book would be a good book to have in my collection. Thanks! Lana D.

    —Lana Drum on June 7, 2012
  • I love how you used your scraps to make those hearts. They look great. Looks like a lovely book to own. Thanks for the chance.

    Christine M on June 7, 2012
  • I love the whimsy in the trees, birds and sun! Would love to have your book! Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Lorene S on June 7, 2012
  • Thank you for your beautiful work!

    —Vivian Wayland on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonderful way to use scraps!!! And what a wonderful giveaway!!! I’d love to receive this book, so here’s to my good luck. Have a terrific day, hugs!!!

    —Pam Beck on June 7, 2012
  • Ive tried the fusible applique method before on Stillborn quilts we were making for Guild….really easy, but I love your scrappy solution for my excess!!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance in the draw.
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

    Wendy B on June 7, 2012
  • This is a great idea! I don’t have a lot of orphans yet as I am still in the process of becoming a quilter, but what a great way to use up the scraps without agonizing over which ONE will work best!

    Megan Ferris on June 7, 2012
  • Hurray, another fantastic book. Love Kay Mackensie.

    —Shirley on June 7, 2012
  • That book looks like such fun and a great way to use up some of those boxes of scraps I have stashed away! I haven’t tried the "A" word because I am scared of it but this looks like a cool approach to learning the technique.

    —Laura Coulson on June 7, 2012
  • scrap-applique does sound like being on a playground. i am going to my sewing room to start to play.

    —barbara milani-malone on June 7, 2012
  • Love the contest.

    —Marcia Dalton on June 7, 2012
  • I save scraps, but was unsure what to do with them. This has given me some ideas.

    Dianna Willstaedt on June 7, 2012
  • I have been saving small scraps. And your book full of ideas/patterns would be a great way to use them. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Sheila F. on June 7, 2012
  • These patterns look so adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jocelyn on June 7, 2012
  • That looks like a really fun book!

    Rachelle on June 7, 2012
  • I completely adore the creations! Wha a great idea! I’ll wait to see if I win before purchasing the book. Thanks for the opportunity!
    ~Christina

    —Christina in Cleveland on June 7, 2012
  • Would so love to win this book. Am always looking for new, fresh ideas.

    —Cindy on June 7, 2012
  • I love your hearts! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

    —Debbie Constable on June 7, 2012
  • "Scrap" and "Applique" – great words alone but dynamite when put together. Would love to have this book. Thanks.

    —LJ on June 7, 2012
  • I love the look of this applique. I have plenty of scraps. Really will have to use them for some great creations. This book I know will help me stretch my boundaries. Gotta have it!

    —Deanna Daugherty on June 7, 2012
  • Love those hearts! Would especially love to win this book.

    Jo Chandler on June 7, 2012
  • I really like the look of the scrap applique. I will have to try it. I would love to win a copy of the book.

    Bonnie on June 7, 2012
  • lovely idea to use up scraps and give to others in a good cause!

    —connie kapralos on June 7, 2012
  • I love the idea of using scraps! What a neat book to have!!!

    —Mye on June 7, 2012
  • I never find time to applique, either. I would love to win this book and follow it. Thanks

    —Sue on June 7, 2012
  • Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a great book

    Karrie Smith on June 7, 2012
  • I’ve been saving scraps, without knowing what to do with them – and since applique is my favorite thing, this is wonderful! I hope I do win a copy of your book, but even if I don’t, it’s tops on my list!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Allie on June 7, 2012
  • This is fantastic and looks like so much fun – and so creative! I love applique, but haven’t delved into it much as a new-ish quilter! I’m all about not having to have everything perfect and matchy matchy and this would fit right in! VERY COOL! 🙂

    Martha Manigross on June 7, 2012
  • I have lots of scraps and have sewn some together in Mile-a-Minute fashion or crumb fashion, but haven’t figured out what to do from there. Your quilts are darling.

    —Diane Hines on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like a great way to use up scraps, can’t wait to have a go at it

    —wendy Lockyer on June 7, 2012
  • This looks like a great way to use up scraps, can’t wait to have a go

    —wendy Lockyer on June 7, 2012
  • I’ve been having fun sewing scraps together to make 6 inch blocks. Have made enough for 3 quilts, yet still haven’t made a dent in the scrap bag. I’m ready to try the applique for something different. I love the interfacing idea. Anxious to see the other ideas in Kay’s book.

    —G Britten on June 7, 2012
  • What a fresh, fun approach to applique!

    —Sherry Whitford on June 7, 2012
  • Like the added interest of the appliques done the new way.

    —Barb Bryson on June 7, 2012
  • How cute! I like the stack of pancake hearts. I’ve got enough scraps I will have to make my own stack, then figure out what to do with them in the book.

    —Pam Iverson on June 7, 2012
  • Kay – My first applique project was out of Inspired by Tradition and I think I’m hooked on Applique!! I’m loving it and look forward to many more projects from your books.

    —Sheila Craft on June 7, 2012
  • I have had my eye on this book and would love to win it. I really like to do applique work and my very picky how mine looks!!

    —Leann Williams on June 7, 2012
  • I have TONS of scraps and am starting to try some applique. This book looks wonderful, would love to add it to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck, Everyone!! 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on June 7, 2012
  • Congrats on your latest book, those hearts really do look like a stack of pancakes.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

    Bev C on June 7, 2012
  • I have begun saving scraps and have them sorted by colors. This book looks exactly like what I need to create some fabulous quilts!

    —CJ on June 7, 2012
  • I have never appliqued before. I would like to learn how. Looks fun.

    —ruth on June 7, 2012
  • What cute ways to use up my colorful scraps. I love using my scraps and will often make scrap quilts to add to my boxes of scraps.

    —Sandy Kicker on June 7, 2012
  • OK, I am in. LOVE applique!

    Judee Koda on June 7, 2012
  • Such a cute and talented idea….This is why you can write a book! I wish you great success! I will have to put this on my wish list.

    —Terri J on June 7, 2012
  • This is my first year participating. I would love to win a copy of Scrap-Applique Playground eBook.

    Arlene on June 7, 2012
  • Thank you so much for this opportunity to win – I’m excited to see a different way to applique!

    —Donna on June 7, 2012
  • I would love to win such an awesome book. thanks for the chance!

    Roxanne Hawley on June 7, 2012
  • What a brilliant idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Hueisei on June 7, 2012
  • Finally some more ideas for using scraps and this year i vowed not to buy any more material untill i had used up lots of my scraps sp far have made a quilt and many bags but am always open to more ideas’

    —shirley ellis on June 7, 2012
  • Love the new book and fun ideas.

    —Kathy Lancaster on June 7, 2012
  • I love it! Love how you can just play with the shapes and colors. If the corners do not match, it’s ok. Freedom to create and permission to play.

    —Diane Kennedy on June 7, 2012
  • I love this way of using up little scraps. I have joined up my scraps before to make applique pieces and blocks. I didn’t know it was a particular method, I just do it because I enjoy it. I would love to win this book to see how someone else does it. Vicki

    —Vicki on June 7, 2012
  • I LOVE most aspects of quilting…except appliqué. I don’t like it much, because I’m not very good at doing it. I love the look of appliqué and am hoping this book can help me overcome my fear.

    Beth on June 7, 2012
  • Looks like a great way to make good use of all my scraps. I’m looking forward to seeing more!

    —Patricia S on June 7, 2012
  • Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your great new book!

    Gayle on June 7, 2012
  • I so muchlove doing applique and this looks like a wonderful way to provide interest and movement in applique pieces. Thank you for the information about the book. It is now on my must have list.

    Marilyn on June 7, 2012
  • What a lovely and creative idea to use up fabric scraps! The hearts caught my attention immediately with their elegant country appeal. Think of all the various ways one could use this type of fabric in appliques and free form styled quilts! I cannot wait to sit down and create this new type of fabric!!!! Thank you for seeing your ideas through into print in your lovely new book! Betsy
    P.S.
    The wheels (color) are spinning with ideas!

    —Betsy Comeau on June 7, 2012
  • Love the green trees & birds.

    —Mary LeTard on June 7, 2012
  • This is sew cool!! I must, I must, make some fabric and run it thru my Accuquilt studio! And off to get some non-woven fusible interfacing (Applique a la Eleanor Burns)–like your hearts, I think! Too cool!

    Sally on June 7, 2012
  • I love applique and would love to be able to perfect it using scraps! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Deb on June 7, 2012
  • Wow. I really like the hearts. What a cool idea!

    —Kate on June 7, 2012
  • Cute ideas there… everyone makes it look so easy…one of these days I’ll be brave enouggh to try it myself.

    Linda on June 7, 2012
  • What fun! I have never like to applique but this technique sound like something I could get into..and I have lots of scraps that would make the most beautiful project. I bet the book Scrap-Applique Playground book would give me the encouragement that I need.

    —Margaret Andrews on June 7, 2012
  • I love the quilts–the scrappy applique. I hope I can do the same. I love using my scraps for useful things. Hope I win the book.
    Thanks

    —Nancy in IN on June 7, 2012
  • What a wonderful way to use up scraps.

    Joan on June 7, 2012
  • Wow!!! This is fantastic. I have done string quilts, and pieced quilts for charity, but this book would help to get those little pieces used up. I would love to win this.

    —M. Martens on June 7, 2012
  • I would love to learn the fusible applique technique. It looks so fun. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    —Judith on June 7, 2012
  • This is a wonderful idea. Like those plush hearts. Thanks for the giveaway – perhaps this will pull me into a playground with more applique projects.

    —MarciaW on June 7, 2012
  • I love, love your heart pancakes. What a fabulous idea. The method of making your own fabric makes my creative juices flow. Thank you for sharing. Your book looks great. Sandy Miller

    —Sandra Miller on June 7, 2012
  • I have lots of scraps so this book would get well used! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Duane Wiley on June 7, 2012
  • Marvelous ideas for all those scraps–would love to win the book!

    —jane denny on June 7, 2012
  • What a great way to use all those little scraps that are too small to use in a patch, but too big and pretty to discard. Thanks for your giveaway and the chance to win the new book.

    Victoria Miner on June 7, 2012
  • I am appliquing a tree skirt for my son and new wife and would love to win your book. This is the1st applique project in 25 years! I’m so excited to be back sewing!

    —Terri Long on June 7, 2012
  • this looks like a fun book!

    —Ginger on June 7, 2012
  • Now that’s a pattern I could follow – one with no rules, no measuremets and just plain fun!! The book looks great – thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

    Karin on June 7, 2012
  • I am so glad I found this blog tour! I love applique, & anything I can learn about it is valued! This book sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for the chance at the give-away.

    —Maureen on June 7, 2012
  • What a great idea! Am going through my sewing room bin as we speak …… Looking forward to your book, well done 🙂

    —Janine lord on June 7, 2012
  • I have shied away from applique but your method might make a convert of me!

    —Sherril on June 7, 2012
  • I have all my scraps color coordinated already. Now I can just reach in my drawer and start sewing together. You have given such inspiring ideas. Thank you SO MUCH!

    Rosie Guadiana on June 7, 2012
  • I looooooove appliqué and am very excited to try your ideas. I can’t wait to buy a copy of your new book. I know it will be an inspiration. Happy appliqueing to everyone!

    —Applikaye on June 7, 2012
  • I don’t do much applique’, but after seeing your cute scrap applique’ technique and projects, I’d love to try it.

    —Sharon on June 7, 2012
  • Such cute and cheery projects! I want to make them all!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Marilyn on June 7, 2012
  • It is amazing how a simple task of sewing up strips & scraps can morph into a whole book. Brilliant work Kay!

    —Sharon S on June 7, 2012
  • What a cute book!

    BillieBee on June 7, 2012
  • What a creative way to use up scraps. The appliqued objects look very 3-dimensional. What a great book to add to my library!

    —Nellie on June 7, 2012
  • I hae so many scraps especially left overs from quilts and sure could use some new IDEAS about how to use them!!

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on June 7, 2012
  • What a creative way to use "leftovers". I love the little trees.

    E. Engman on June 7, 2012
  • What a great giveway!! I love applique and scraps…what can be better….oh, I know….me winning that book!!!

    —Rhonda Desgranges on June 7, 2012
  • I love applique, and I really enjoy new – and spontaneous! – methods! Congrats on writing and publishing this book!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on June 7, 2012
  • I love to do applique but have never done the interfacing. Would love to win your book. Thanks for the chance

    —Linda on June 7, 2012
  • Just love these! The hearts are cute, we’ve been using scraps to make heart shaped pillows for cancer patients & survivors… they’re "prettier" than just sinle fabric ones! They are always the ones chosen 1st. Thanks for the inspiration to do more!

    Tracy Darr-Van Reet on June 7, 2012
  • The quilts are cute. What a perfect way to reduce waste or just piles.

    —Kira on June 7, 2012
  • Beautiful designs! I love this book.
    Hugs
    CARELI

    CARMEN SANGUINO on June 7, 2012
  • Well, I have the scraps. Ideas welcome. Looks like things kids would love.

    —Claudia on June 7, 2012
  • Now that is a book I can really use. And an ebook too. Perfect!

    —Jill on June 7, 2012
  • I love scraps & applique, this book is for me ! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Béatrice on June 7, 2012
  • I love scraps. Looks like a great book!

    Janet on June 7, 2012
  • I LOVE the styelized landscapes from scraps…such fun! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    —Connie on June 7, 2012
  • I’d love to have a chance to look at your new book.

    —Judy Forkner on June 7, 2012
  • I love your approach! Sometimes we can get so caught up in the planning that the project doesn’t get done, or even started! I like the whimsy involved with your scrap appliques! As a dress maker, I would use the patchwork appliques to decorate clothing or use as hot pads.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas!

    Right now, my daughter-in-law gets all my scraps, but with your ideas, she may not see as many from me!

    —Sheri on June 7, 2012
  • What a great book. Please count me in your giveaway.
    I have so many scraps and it would be a lovely way to use them.

    —Jytte R on June 7, 2012
  • SCRAPPY Applique Playground sounds great … in fact, Ive already got the perfect "scraps" simmering for use! They are a bunch of 1/8th yard batiks in the shades of Rainbow Sherbet ice creams I hoped to use for a book called Petal Play. Unfortunately, after washing the fabrics got all tangled and frayed and became scraps. I loved the colors so much I couldn’t bear to part with them. They’ve been simmering for close to two decades!!

    —Glenda Castillo on June 8, 2012
  • Been collecting my scraps and ideas from various book. This book would be a great addition and inspirations.

    —Annette Walters on June 8, 2012
  • Your book looks great! I would love to try your ideas.

    —Peggy Sego on June 8, 2012
  • looks like a lot of fun and a GREAT way to use up those "to good to toss" scraps. THANKS!

    —nancyB on June 8, 2012
  • A very interesting post! Would love to try it.

    —Helen Boland on June 8, 2012
  • thanks for the insight into your process. I look forward to implementing this idea on my "to good to toss" scrap pile…

    —nancyB on June 8, 2012
  • What a great book to win! I have recently acquired a sewing room and am sorting through fabrics and many scraps trying to organize them.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Deborah on June 8, 2012
  • What a great, fun idea.

    —Minda on June 8, 2012
  • What a fun idea.

    —Minda on June 8, 2012
  • I have so many scraps and now a good way to use them.

    —Minda on June 8, 2012
  • Would love to win the book, I have lots of scraps

    —Rhonda on June 8, 2012
  • What great ideas!
    Count me in please!

    —Gill on June 8, 2012
  • Love the scrap applique, new technique, will be trying! enter me for the book giveaway, please! Thanks, ijs

    —Jeannnine on June 8, 2012
  • I love your book, have been pulling scraps together for a while now and have cut some in squares and some in strips, have about 5 charity baby quilts made from some of them, and find I love doing scrappys, so your book is a winner for me. Barb

    —Barbara on June 8, 2012
  • I love your book, have been doing a lot of scrappy projects lately, including some baby scrappies for our local pregenancy crisis center, have found I really enjoy the challange of doing scrappys, your book is awesome, I love the scappy hearts. Barb

    —Barbara on June 8, 2012
  • How fun! Cleaver idea to use up scraps. Great to have a chance to win a signed copy of your new book. It will be a wonderful addition to my library.

    —LillieD on June 8, 2012
  • Looks like fun – please count me in!

    —Teresa on June 8, 2012
  • Now that I have seen your "Studio" wall hanging, I am ready to start another project, that is….once I win the book! It is adorable. I would make mine in bright pinks/yellows to match MY studio!

    —Paula Coleman on June 8, 2012
  • OMG i love to applique, and tons of small scrap pieces! I wold love to win the book!

    —wandie williams on June 8, 2012
  • I’m just getting into applique and think your book is a "must have". I’m excited to add it to my sewing/quilting library.

    Pat on June 8, 2012
  • I have a mountain of scraps to use, this book would be amazing and keep my hubby off my back! awolk at rogers dot com

    —Anda on June 8, 2012
  • Recently moved and in doing so I sorted all my scraps into different colors/sizes and this looks like a great way to use them up.

    —Brenda Naragon on June 8, 2012
  • Isn’t applique so much fun! Kay McKenzie has a wonderful new book out that looks like it has many great new ideas and a lot of fun! Scraps can be a joy when you decide to get down to the scrappiest looks in your quilts! Have a wonderful day!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Pamela Coughlin on June 8, 2012
  • What an inspiration! I’m always looking for creative and unexpected ways to use my scraps, and this book is going to provide me with plenty of ideas and motivation!

    Roxanne on June 8, 2012
  • Wow! This will take my applique and quilting to the next level! I love it!

    —Darlene Hissem on June 8, 2012
  • Wow! A winner! ALL sizes of scraps become useful and it adds a whole new dimension and depth to the look of your applique piece.

    Anne Manly on June 8, 2012
  • What a fantastic idea. And what fun shapes you have pictured. I can hardly wait to see the rest of the book.

    —Sue on June 8, 2012
  • Wow! A winner! ALL of your scraps become useful and it adds a whole new dimension and depth to your applique pieces.

    Anne Manly on June 8, 2012
  • Excited to see what I can do with this mountain of scraps that I cant toss!
    Love the inspiring ideas! Thank you!

    —Sharon Scott on June 8, 2012
  • How creative to use up those small scraps! The book looks so inspirational. I’m a new quilter and I love all the wonderful ideas that are out there!

    —Susan Stanton on June 8, 2012
  • I’m definately going to buy this book. After 7 years of part-time quilting, I started saving scraps and have been having fun with them. This will give me more ideas. I don’t get out of the box often.

    —Judi Standley on June 8, 2012
  • i am not on the tour, so please add my name to the drawing. what an exciting way to piece scrap fabs and create new appliques. very delightful. can’t wait to try it … using your new book of course!

    —judy on June 8, 2012
  • This book looks like loads of fun!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

    Stray Stitches (Linda G) on June 8, 2012
  • I’ve been too scared to try applique before – maybe this will be the push I need!

    —Carmen on June 8, 2012
  • I love scrappy! Would love to add this book to my collection.

    —Diane on June 8, 2012
  • good thing I checked in on the wrong page to leave my comment. I hope I made the deadline!

    —SueAnn Wirick on June 8, 2012
  • I love applique and I love to work with scraps… winning your book would be great!

    —Suzanne on June 8, 2012
  • I have so many scraps! Kay’s method may just be my solution! Would love to try her methods. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Bobbi Palagi on June 8, 2012
  • The quilts are beautiful. I would love to learn how to
    make them.

    —Heather on June 8, 2012
  • What a cool idea for using up scraps! I love appliqué & would love to try your new method.

    —Sandy on June 8, 2012
  • Even though I"m not on that kind of budget as you mention,I still have a strong need to use up scraps that I can’t just throw out. You have a very nice way of doing that!

    Sue Lee on June 8, 2012
  • It’s always inspiring to see what new fun ideas and useful techniques that we can all create out of our leftover scraps. Would love an opportunity to own such a wonderful new book. Smiles…

    Jolene S. on June 8, 2012
  • Your quilts are fabulous! I love the fluffy pancake hearts
    Cheers
    Cathy

    —Cathy on June 8, 2012
  • As a new quilter I have gone crazy buying fabric, and save every scrap. Now what to do with it? Voila! Scrap Applique Playground is just the answer. Would love to win a copy.

    Marion on June 8, 2012

    —Marion Gibson on June 8, 2012
  • I love this idea of making unique new scrappy fabric and making truly one of a kind creations!(hmmm…rubbing hands together and brain gears starting to move 🙂

    —Nancysue on June 8, 2012
  • This book sure does look interesting… I always hae scrapes left over. Hate to throw them away. I just started applique. It looks like, from what I have seen on web site, this would be a fun way to do it…

    Loveta Lilly on June 8, 2012
  • I appreciate the ideas about scrap applique. Sometimes I have a fabric and I love it so much that I want to use every single piece of it.

    Mary Smrcka on June 8, 2012
  • what agreat giveaway-thank you

    —linda on June 8, 2012
  • I am new to quilting. These sound like exciting ideas to try.

    —Robin on June 8, 2012
  • Your book is just what I need to continue making my charitable quilts. I have so many scraps that I find it hard to find just the right idea to use them. The kids will be so happy with the new quilts that I make from your book. I can’t wait to start , I hope I win and thanks for this opportunity.
    CeCelia

    —CeCelia on June 8, 2012
  • What a delightful new approach to using scraps. I love it.

    —Yvonne Johnson on June 8, 2012
  • This looks like a fun book with some great scrap busting ideas!

    —Dotti C on June 8, 2012
  • I love the book….such a fun and crative thing to do…I save scraps and I have made many log cabins, very scrappy but this is a complete new idea and I am very glad it is friday so I can go home and try the trees! Thank You, Cathe

    Cathe Hedrick on June 8, 2012
  • Looks like a great way to use up fabric scraps.

    —Linda Ross on June 8, 2012
  • These are wonderful ideas and a delightful book to own !!!! Glad to see that there is still creative people out there !!!! Love it !

    —Ronda Baker on June 8, 2012
  • I love the trees, they look like lollipops. The hearts are fabulous. I want to be the winner because I really want to learn your technique!!!

    —Kay Holm on June 8, 2012
  • Oh have I got the scraps! Bring on those great ideas!

    —Linda C on June 8, 2012
  • This would get me started this summer sewing

    —shay on June 8, 2012
  • like the way you use the scraps, even little pieces can become usable again. Thanks

    —Susan on June 8, 2012
  • I’ve been wanting a copy of this book–how fun it would be to win one! Congratulations on another charming book.

    —Beth on June 8, 2012
  • this looks like so much fun. thanks for the giveaway.

    —Susan B on June 8, 2012
  • Whimsey abounds in this technique, what fun!

    Brita on June 8, 2012
  • What a great and not too difficult way to use a multitude of scraps and then think of the space that will open up to fill again with more scraps and keep it going on and on…Thank you!!!!

    —Allie Bowling on June 8, 2012
  • I was so inspired when I saw the preview of this book at Martingale. I am excited for its’ release.

    Kat Scribner on June 8, 2012
  • Love Kay’s work. Thanks for always coming up with a new way to make applique interesting. And Martingale thanks for giving us the opportunity to have a chance at the book.

    —Mary on June 8, 2012
  • This looks like so much fun, and something I may actually be able to do.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Carol Smith on June 8, 2012
  • I don’t do a lot of applique but I have tons of patterns to one day start. I will look for your book to buy. It sounds fun and may get me to use up some scraps

    —Margie on June 8, 2012
  • what a neat idea! can’t wait to try it and it will be better yet if i win this book.
    thanks

    —Micheline on June 8, 2012
  • Lovely fresh ideas. Love the book cover.
    Best of luck everyone.

    —Sharon Payne on June 8, 2012
  • Wow, what great ideas for using all those pesky scraps I can’t part with. This would be such a great book to have as a reference! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Linny on June 8, 2012
  • I just love this idea. It made me want to get into my scraps and sew.

    Charlene S on June 8, 2012
  • I think I made it in by the skin of my teeth. love what I am seeing you do in this book. I must have this. Thanks

    Jeanne from Missouri on June 8, 2012
  • Thank you so much for the giveaway! Sounds like a fabulous book. =)

    —Crystal on June 8, 2012
  • I love this idea! It is great way to use up small scraps of fabric that I just can’t bear to throw away.

    —Karon Mathews on June 8, 2012
  • I love this idea! What a great way to use up all those scraps that I just can seem to get rid of.

    —Karon Mathews on June 8, 2012
  • A good idea to clean up the scrapes.

    —Linda C on June 8, 2012
  • Great idea! The applique designs look wonderful with your process.

    Becky in Georgia on June 8, 2012
  • Although I would probably get a grade of "C-" when it deals with keeping quilt journals, or even keeping photo records of my own quilts 🙁
    One thing I’ve been very good about is keeping my fabric scraps. They are even sorted and stored in boxes according to color!
    I have been keeping several methods in mind as to what to do with the scraps, and you just provided a new one! Hooray!

    —Crazy Cuban on June 8, 2012
  • Oh gosh ..into the sewing room i go to color coordinate more scraps

    Mary Koertje on June 8, 2012
  • Thanks for granting my wish…as in "I wish I knew what to do with all these scraps!" I can’t seem to toss these tidbits of delight and now I know there is hope they will not go to waste!

    —diane basc;e on June 8, 2012
  • What a great idea for using up those bits of scraps that we all have!

    —Michele Dawson on June 8, 2012
  • Look very fun to do, cheers

    —Stella on June 8, 2012
  • Love the trees! I am a scrap hoarder and would love your book to help me use up all the boxes of scraps I’ve been "saving!"

    —Melanie on June 9, 2012
  • I would love to win your book to find out what the fuse able web method is. I love to use up my scraps and different ideas for that are always welcome
    Regards wendy

    —Wendy Tame on June 9, 2012
  • The scraps I have go back to a quilt I made for a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer. All these scraps are bright and cheerful colours and would be ideal to use for appliqué. I’d love to win your book so I can use my scraps and make another quilt for my friend’s granddaughter’s 1st birthday, passing on the love and connections to her Nanna!

    —SueP on June 9, 2012
  • What a great way to use up scraps and make a quilt interesting. Book looks great.

    —Jocelyn on June 10, 2012
  • Absolutely adorable projects in this book! If I don’t win, I will have to buy it!

    —Kim Lundstrom on June 11, 2012

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