Scrap overload? Piece these “little gems” in a flash (+ big giveaway!)

New-release day: Little Gems


Got an overload of scraps and not a lot of time to use them up?

Join the club. And let us introduce you to the president of the club, new Martingale author Connie Kauffman.

So, how did Connie rise to such a position? She found a solution for all of us scrap collectors who know that some day, and in some deliciously creative way, the scraps we save will shine in a quilt.

Quilts from Little Gems
Quilts from
Little Gems

Her solution? Paper piecing—and the petite patterns in her new book Little Gems. You see, it doesn’t matter what size or shape of scrap you have. If a scrap fits over a particular section of a paper-pieced pattern and is about ¼" larger than that section on all sides, you can show it off in a “little gems” quilt.

“Keep your scraps! You’ll be amazed at what
you can do with your scraps without even
dipping into your fabric stash.”

Connie Kauffman, author of Little Gems

Paper piecing makes accuracy a no-brainer, and Connie’s tiny treasures are an efficient way to learn the technique. Eager to learn more about these small, speedy, scrap-friendly quilts? You’re in luck—Connie’s our guest blogger today! But first…


BIG GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Ackfeld Manufacturing have given us one of their wildly popular quilt stands to give away to you! (This one’s featured on the cover of Connie’s book—quilt not included.)

Ackfeld Wire and Little Gems giveaway!

Learn how to win it—plus a copy of Little Gems and a pack of our Papers for Foundation Piecing—at the bottom of this post.


Connie KauffmanMaking small quilts is a fun adventure! It’s not as intimidating to try something new when you’re making a small quilt. Small quilts don’t require much in terms of fabric, batting, and other supplies. In fact, you probably already have everything you need for a small project.

In my book Little Gems, I share my adventure in paper piecing small quilts. All the projects except one are only 12″ x 12″. The backing and casing can be made from one fat quarter. The fabrics for the quilt tops are mostly under ⅛ yard or just scrap fabrics. The batting you need is only 14″ x 14″, so you can also use up some of those small leftover pieces of batting you probably have on hand.

Making a small quilt is also a great time to try something you’ve never dared to do before on a “major” project. Have you ever embellished with buttons or beads?

Quilts from Little Gems
From left: “Black and White Delight” and “Red Hots” from
Little Gems

Or tried using rickrack?

Cotton Candy quilt from Little Gems
“Cotton Candy”

Maybe you haven’t even tried paper piecing—yet! With Little Gems, it’s a great time to try.

Little Gems takes you step by step through the process of paper piecing. It’s easy if you take it one step at a time. Once you’ve made a block or two, you’ll have mastered the technique!

Playing with Plaids quilt from Little Gems
“Playing with Plaids”

“Playing with Plaids” (above) is the first quilt in the book. Each block has only three sections to paper piece. This is a very easy project for a beginner, as well as for anyone who has a fun stash of plaids!

Little GemsEnvision the patterns using fabrics from your stash. Try new color combinations and different embellishments. And try out the Ackfeld wire hangers and stands that are used with each project in the book. They’re a PERFECT way to highlight your small quilts. I especially love the stands. They look lovely on dressers, pianos, desks, and more. Check them out at your local quilt shop or online!


Connie, thanks for sharing your “little gems” with us!

What’s the littlest “little gem” you’ve ever made: a wall quilt, a baby quilt, a table topper…a postcard? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Little Gems, a pack of Papers for Foundation Piecing, and the beautiful quilt stand from our friends at Ackfeld Manufacturing! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Tamara, who says:

“The smallest sewing project was a labor of love for a special grandchild. Drapes and matching blankets for the dollhouse my husband made. Her favorite colors are pink and purple which were not in my scraps or stash.”

Tamara, we’ll email you about your prizes. Congratulations!


694 Comments

  • The littlest gems I’ve ever made were paper-pieced name tags for a quilt retreat. One year they had bird houses on them, another time they had acorns. It was really fun, a great way to use up scraps and the women loved them. I’d love to work with these patterns and to have a stand to put the finished objects on would be just great!

    —Karen Watkins on February 10, 2015
  • I love making little quilts…anywhere from 12×12 to 24×24. Great way to try new techniques! This a fantastic giveaway…thank you!!!!

    —Connie on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a number of mug rugs and some were paper pieced. I have made several wall hangings that were paper pieced and used up lot of scraps as well

    —NancyR on February 10, 2015
  • I made a mini double Irish chain table topper to match a queen size quilt

    Lee on February 10, 2015
  • A wall hanging

    —Lynda on February 10, 2015
  • Probably the smallest was a quilt for my granddaughter’s doll bed. Fun and fast project and the results were so satisfying.

    —CJ Hines on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I have made is a small quilt for my granddaughter’s doll house. It was small but her smile was huge when she put in on the bed in the house. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Good luck to all who enter.

    —Susan on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" I’ve ever made is about eight inches square. It has a tiny house in the center which is three inches square, surrounded by sky and grassy foreground. The whole quilt is surrounded by prairie point and titled Little Houe on the Prairie Points. It was made for a challenge to make a quilt based on a favorite book. Mine of course was Little House on the Prairie! Thanks for a chance to win a fun book!

    —Ellie on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I made was a postcard. The next was a reproduction of a quilt I had made for DGS#4.

    Charlene S on February 10, 2015
  • i am a beginner, so I would love to make my first little gem with Connie’s assistance.

    —Vinette on February 10, 2015
  • I have made the 12×12’s that go with the hanger you show. Never as pretty.

    elr on February 10, 2015
  • I love these, I’ve done some postcards and thread art fridge magnets, these are lovely!

    —Laurel on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I have made is a potholder

    —Susan on February 10, 2015
  • The ‘littlest gem’ I’ve made are little mug rugs.

    —Rose W on February 10, 2015
  • I have yet to make a "little" quilt, but would love to make some of these gems. So far, baby quilts are as small as I’ve really made. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Debby on February 10, 2015
  • I made a lot of Christmas postcards out of fabric one year. Talk about small project! Not sure I’ll be doing that again, but it was fun. That book would be a great way to use up scraps and stash. Fun, fun!

    Barb N on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made so far was a doll size which finished at about 14 x 24. It was a Double Irish chain and was made fairly early in my quilting life, so getting everything done accurately had me pulling my hair out! Papaer Piecing would definitely be the way to go for these little beauties!

    —Jeannie R. on February 10, 2015
  • A very small Amulet Bag worn as a necklace. The book looks wonderful, very creative patterns. Thank you for the chance to win the small frame.

    —Catherine Stiele on February 10, 2015
  • An 18″ wall hanging. Love the little quilt stand!

    —Bea K on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I’ve made are potholders. I love the featured patterns you’ve shown here and would surely have a lot of fun making some of them. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Mary on February 10, 2015
  • Scrap quilts are my favorite. They remind me of quilts grandmother made. I’ve made table runners and miniature quilts as well.

    —Ginger McNeal on February 10, 2015
  • I made some quilted potholders for my sister. Then when her husband scorched one of them, I had to make some more for him!

    —Diane on February 10, 2015
  • My "little gem" is a series of 12 X 12 monthly themed blocks that sit on my piano year round. My kids keep asking me when I am going to make a new one so this prize would go a long way towards accomplishing that task!! Thanks for another great give away!!

    —Alison on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest ‘gem’ would probably be called a table topper. I love the look of the tiny pieces. Now I am anxious to make some more. The stands are really nice!

    —Judy D on February 10, 2015
  • One of the first small wall hangings I made was paper pieced variations of log cabins. As I was new to quilting I wasn’t careful of my placement of light and dark fabrics. This is one quilt I would like to make again. The blocks were 2 1/4 in size and there were twelve blocks.

    —Rita Scott on February 10, 2015
  • 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ bowtie quilt. Loved how fast mini quilts go together!

    —Gina S. on February 10, 2015
  • The little gem that I just completed was a baby doll quilt. This pattern was taken from a book I was reading that had a pattern in it.. It turned out really cute and was a great way to get rid of some scraps!! TY for sharing……

    —Sally on February 10, 2015
  • Love making miniatures!!!! I really like these ideas.

    —Janet Hoy on February 10, 2015
  • I made a micro-mini a few months ago: 1″ wide by 2″ tall. It was a much more wonky trip around the world than I meant it to be, but it was fun to make!

    Snow Wildsmith on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gem is an 11″x 12″ table topper using civil war reproduction "cheater" fabric and a twister ruler.

    —Jane on February 10, 2015
  • My little gem was a coffee mug I paper-pieced on a mug mat for my Dad for Christmas. I am still learning paper-piecing, but it turned out pretty well.

    —Nikki Wilson on February 10, 2015
  • I have made lots & lots of little gems. One of my favorite things to do is make Christmas cards out of fabric that can then be hung on the tree as an ornament. I do this using my embroidery machine.

    —Janet Espeleta on February 10, 2015
  • The little flying geese in our guild name tags are paper-pieced. I managed those, but have done minimal paper-piecing since.

    —Tesuque on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" that I’ve made was a postcard. It had a Hallowe’en theme and was SO MUCH FUN to make!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Jetta Neely on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest projects I have done are mug rugs. The Little Gems book sounds like a fun thing to try!

    —Doris on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilts I have made are mug rugs.

    Colette on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest ‘quilts’ I have made were several potholders that I made as a gift for a friend. I did not use paper piecing but next time will try this. Just be sure that your seems and bindings are tight because the potholder will be used and abused and washed many times! I used a layer of insulbrite inside between two very thin layers of cotton batting.

    —Laura Bell on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little quilts I have made are post cards but I have also made some about 9″ x 12″. So much fun to experiment with small pieces.

    —Marilyn in Alberta on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest thing I have made with fabric is a mug rug. It is oblong so you can put your snack beside your beverage. Make one for each season

    —Linda Lawson on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilted project is greeting cards. They are 4 x 6 with appliqued flowers, snowmen, hearts,etc. Whatever the occasion may be.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Sharon B on February 10, 2015
  • I have always thought that mini quilts would be hard to make. Hopefully this book will help make it easier for me. Thanks!

    —Marge buck on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest "little gem" I’ve made was a postcard for my granddaughter’s birthday last year. No pattern – just kinda winged it. It wasn’t tooooo bad! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

    —Debby E on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt project I’ve ever made is a bed runner for my closest friend who lives in Virginia. I’m an avid crocheter and love working with small pieces. I believe I would enjoy this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Cheryl Buchanan on February 10, 2015
  • I have one of the quilt stands and have several seasonal 12X12 creations. I have yet to try paper piecing, but would like give it a try. Your book has lots of wonderful patterns to choose from. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Terri on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest quilt is about 9 inches square and yes it is paper pieced. It is a red white and blue log cabin with blue binding and I made it in about 1986! I love it. It is not the only tiny quilt I have made and I would love to get back to this size, they really do use our littlest scraps and turn them into gems! Kathy

    —Kathy Aho in MN on February 10, 2015
  • I love paper piecing. The smallest quilt I have made so far is a 10′ x 10″ log cabin. The logs are 1/4″. Love the featured quilt stand and I will definitely be picking up this book (if I don’t win)!

    —Judith Hockman on February 10, 2015
  • I just finished a mug rug for my sister’s valentine birthday. Your small quilts are precise little masterpieces. They’d make wonderful gifts for family and friends–oh, and I’d have to make a couple for our home too! Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

    —Shirley Graff on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest gems were postcards. It was a project with my 8th graders -they made fabric postcards to send to soldiers in care packages.

    —terry on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilts I have made are 12×12 seasonal applique quilts. They were a block of the month feature at a quilt store in Alberta years ago. As a beginner then I found it so rewarding to start and complete a quilt so quickly. I still hang them in my home today.
    I have not done any paper piecing but would love to learn.

    —Helen on February 10, 2015
  • I love making mini paper pieced quilts and I currently have three on the go. Smallest one is 10″ x 10″ made of pineapple blocks. Thanks for the great introduction to Connie’s Little Gems. That is definitely a ‘must have’ book for me.

    —Diane Hicks on February 10, 2015
  • I just finished a mug rug for my sister’s valentine birthday. Your small quilts are precise little masterpieces. They’d make wonderful gifts for family and friends–oh, and I’d have to make a couple for our home too! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Shirley Graff on February 10, 2015
  • I love to make 12″ quilts to display on my kitchen wall.

    —Diane on February 10, 2015
  • This would be so much fun. I love the "Cotton Candy" and "Playing with Plaids" It would be wonderful to win the quilt stand and then try the paper piecing.

    —Teresa on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made Christmas table toppers but need more ideas…..

    Donna Davies on February 10, 2015
  • my smallest quilt is a postcard using Road to Oklahoma block.

    —Linda Ladd on February 10, 2015
  • Love small quilts! I’ve made postcards, doll quilts, AAQI quilts, placemats and mug rugs.

    —LauraJean on February 10, 2015
  • I have only paper pieced a flying geese block but seeing the awesome patterns from Little Gems has gotten me excited to try it again. They’re beautiful!!

    —Sandra on February 10, 2015
  • I made a little log cabin quilt in a star setting for Christmas. I also made a doll quilt for my granddaughter using the bear claw pattern. It has been some time since I made these projects and I would love to do another.

    —Sharon Bowers on February 10, 2015
  • the smallest piecing I’ve done is a doll quilt but I did paper piece a 5×7 rose for my mom.

    —jacki on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I have ever made was several items. One was a baby quilt, one was a table runner and the other one was a post card. We did these items in our quilt guild Saturday Class each month. They are so enjoyable to attend and we always have fun even if we don’t get much sewing done. We help each other with problems we have on our projects or we don’t understand a pattern and someone else has done that particular pattern and they show the entire congregation how it is done. I don’t get to attend each and every one because of weather and illness but I go every chase I get. My day out with the girls (other quilters). Sandra Kelley, Chesapeake, Ohio.

    Sandra Kelley on February 10, 2015
  • Every year around Thanksgiving I get started on my Christmas postcards. Little 4×6 treasures that are paper pieced or appliqued in a Christmas theme and then I affix a postage stamp and send to family and friends.

    —Theresa Kraft on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made is a paper pieced 2″x3″ flying geese quilt for a 3 D clothesline on a larger McKenna Ryan quilt. I swear it took me as long to make as a larger quilt would have

    —Theresa McLeod on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest gem was 3 1/2″ X 5″- it was a fund raiser postcard.

    —Claire on February 10, 2015
  • Looks like fun

    —Elaine mast on February 10, 2015
  • OMG what a wonderful idea LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

    Cathy Houser on February 10, 2015
  • Four Seasons coasters, pieced, quilted, and bound, featuring seasonal fabrics. Finished at 4.5 inches.

    —Nancy Olsen on February 10, 2015
  • I once made a paper pieced mini quilt that is 17″ x 17″ with 1473 pieces. It was a challenge to make with all the TINY pieces, but I love it. Am always looking for ways to use my scraps. The book has so many wonderful small quilts and the hanger is a perfect match for them.

    —connie b on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made several fabric post cards and actually mailed them to family members as a post card…….they require a bit of extra postage but they arrived safely to the recipient.

    —Peggy Dunning on February 10, 2015
  • I made a tabletopper out of 1890’s scrap fabrics given to me by a friend. I love it!

    —Judi Rizzo on February 10, 2015
  • I made a wall hanging that measured out 11×16 in red and white. I have it hanging on the wall with thumb tacks! Ha. Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to win!

    —Janie on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest little gem so far is 7 x 9 inches and has 9 nine patches in it. I absolutely love it! It is very country and hanging in my bathroom. I would love to win a copy of little gems. Thank you the opportunity.

    —ann on February 10, 2015
  • My little gem of a table topper has a history. A large flock of cawing crows settled in the old trees on my neighbors lot. When startled their departure from the trees would blacken the sky over our house. They were often a nuisance and always chattering away but it was awesome to see them take flight at the same time. One day I decided to make a quilted reminder of their 3-year stay in our neighborhood. It still graces our living room. I almost grew to liken the noisy (and messy) creatures.

    —Janey on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest "little gem" that I have made was a wall quilt for my bathroom to add color to the room.

    —Sue Randall on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a candle mat and I have purchased a miniature "Welcome" that I haven’t started yet. But I am so interested in minatures and I love paper piecing!

    —Marti Morgan on February 10, 2015
  • I made an adorable candle mat – just love it

    —Kathy Luehrs on February 10, 2015
  • I love miniatures. They are beautiful and I have room to hang them on my walls, unlike my big regular size quilts.

    —Carolyn Paris on February 10, 2015
  • 10″

    Love the assorted fabtcs featured in these Gems!

    PP I have fine But I can always use help getting better and to throw in a hanger from one if my favorite vendors! HooHoo

    Happy happy happy! 0)P

    Jane Modjeski

    —Jane modjeski on February 10, 2015
  • I’m so excited for this book – I’ve always loved small quilts. Not as expensive to make and they can be completed quickly. I’ve made a couple "mini" quilts 9″x9″. They were so much fun. Congratulations to Connie – these are beautiful quilts and I cannot wait to get started. Elaine

    —Elaine Egging on February 10, 2015
  • My favorite little gem was made for our guild’s fat quarter challenge: a table topper with purples, oranges, yellows, and greens with a butterfly focus fabric. The colors were not my usual choices, but I loved the results. I added butterfly embellishments. Best piecing job I have done to date too!

    —Arlene on February 10, 2015
  • I made a doll quilt for my daughter, it is about 12″ x 12″. It was fairly simple, square blocks, but I was kind of new to quilting then.

    —Jodi Daniels on February 10, 2015
  • the 2 smallest things i ever made was a jewelery pouch that cinched in middle adorable and a coin purse with snap in the middle thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful prizes

    debra on February 10, 2015
  • I have only been quilting for a little under a year, but this looks fantastic! Would love to try it, and it sounds like I could learn a lot. Sure hope I win it! I absolutely love quilting!!☺️

    —Andy on February 10, 2015
  • The Little Gems are a great way to use some of my scraps and will take a fraction of the time as a full-size quilt! Thank you for inspiring me!

    —Kathy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" I’ve made was a "quilt" for a doll house years ago. It was tiny and I used real calico prints and quilted it by hand.
    Love the "Little Gems" and the adorable stands.

    —Ellen on February 10, 2015
  • I have made mug rugs. I love to paper piece, I think this looks like a lot of fun!

    —Mary on February 10, 2015
  • I have made table toppers and a wall quilt. Love the new book.

    —Betty on February 10, 2015
  • baby quilts! big enough to feel like an accomplishment, small enough to manage.

    —cynthia on February 10, 2015
  • I have made many "little gems" or miniatures but not as small as a postcard. My smallest was a wallhanging about 10 inches by 12 inches.

    Gail Hand on February 10, 2015
  • The little gem I made is a paper pieced frog about 9 x 12. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Elaine on February 10, 2015
  • My first "little" quilt was 12 x 12 inches – birthday gift for my granddaughter in her 5th birthday. Didn’t have a pattern & had a lot of fun!

    —Charlotte on February 10, 2015
  • I have made mini quilts to hang in my foyer. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I can’t wait to see this book!

    —Linda Pawlak on February 10, 2015
  • Probably the smallest "quilt" I have ever made is a name tag for use at my local guild. It is only about 3″ by 4″, so is very small, but you might say I cheated on it, as I quilted it as a whole cloth with colored thread to spell out my name. Maybe if my name is chose I will make a paper pieced name tag!

    Love the little quilts and the hanging rack! Beautiful!

    —Bari on February 10, 2015
  • So far I have not been done any tiny things. Doll quilts for granddaughters or wall hangings would be my smallest quilts so far. One of my favorites was a quilt made of civil war fabrics for a Scarlett O’Hara doll.

    —Mary on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gem was a doll quilt for my youngest granddaughter. I used chambray from one of my husband’s navy shirts, and fabric on which was printed happy girls and boys. It was quilted by hand, of course. Small quilts are a pleasure to make and give.

    Gail G on February 10, 2015
  • I love making mini quilts for all the holidays and seasons!

    —Sandra on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is a 4″X6″ valentine 🙂 I placed it on an acrylic frame…and recently taught a 12 year new friend how to make it in our first quilting "class".
    These Little Gems are wonderful! I love the idea of displaying them on one of the cool frames by Ackfield. I’ve wanted one of those for a long time. Thank you for such a fun giveaway!

    Loris Mills on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest thing I have made was a Fig Tree wall hanging that was around 18″ by 24″. I have been looking at other quilters little things and wanting to try it myself. Maybe this will b my chance!

    —Brenda Sanders on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was my first, a needle case I made with my quilting group when I lived in California. I haven’t done much paper piecing but I enjoy it and have been waiting for this book to be released.

    —Linda on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I ever made was a potholder. These ideas are great and I love the embellishments! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize package.

    —Deb on February 10, 2015
  • I always told myself I would never make a mini but once I tried one I was hooked. I would like to make many more and have the scraps to do so. The smallest I have made so far is about 12″ x 16″. It was from a magazine of miniature quilts.

    —Cindy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve ever made was a quilted ornament in red and white fabrics, measuring 3 1/2″ square. I even quilted it! ;o) Love the quilts in this book and the darling quilt hanger! Thank you.

    Susan Mulvihill on February 10, 2015
  • Oh, these are all so cute! I’ve made lots of little projects like post cards and table toppers.

    —Karen in Breezy Point on February 10, 2015
  • I love small quilts – table toppers, doll quilts, and baby blankets since they are an easy way to learn new techniques. I love the miniatures in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah and stand in awe of the small pieces, small stitches and beautiful results.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on February 10, 2015
  • Have made quite a few small "Gems" as I love to paper piece. Mine were 11 x 11 in size and range from Christmas to Easter. Just great fun to make and enjoy but too small for the table hanger so need to work on making them a little bigger. They are fun to make and make such a nice gift for friends. I like the variety in this new book "Gems".

    —Anne Shelbaer on February 10, 2015
  • Love doing minature guilts my first was years a go a doll quilt my first sewing with my mom last year I did a bunch of mugrugs for Christmas was so much fun love the paper piercing . thanks for always inspiring me! Zygote

    —Lorraine Johnson on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest ones I’ve ever made are Mug rugs. I would love to be able to get a handle on my scraps. They have a life of their own 😉

    Jocelyn on February 10, 2015
  • I have made LOTS of potholders from scraps. They are so much fun and can be done when you only have a little bit of time. I like to give them away and it’s amazing how excited people can get over such a small thing.

    —Lisa Marie on February 10, 2015
  • I guess the smallest I’ve made would be a pot holder! I’m really getting interested in making these small quilts to display. Nothing like immediate gratification! Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Patsy on February 10, 2015
  • These mini quilts are so attractive, that I may just have to begin making some of them. It sure would save a lot of time and money if I started making these as gifts instead of the larger quilts, so our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren could hang them on the walls. Thanks you for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Sylvia on February 10, 2015
  • Postcards are the smallest "Little Gem" I’ve made. I spent one year making fabric postcards to trade with others. One each month with different themes. I was so fascinated by the variety and ease of trying different techniques that I then purchased 100 fabric postcards from a lady who had traded for them. I enjoy every so often getting different ones out and displaying them. It is also fun reading what the different folks had to say on the postcards too!

    —Deborah Herold on February 10, 2015
  • The little gem I made was a Valentine’s Day table mat for my kitchen table.

    —Annette on February 10, 2015
  • IMG_3349.JPG This flying geese table topper…..I would love to win Little Gems book!

    —Jean dyer on February 10, 2015
  • I’m a beginner and have only done one very simple paper pieced 12″ square pattern. I would love to learn more, what a great giveaway, thank you!

    —Cella on February 10, 2015
  • i am currently hand stitching a baby quilt my 16 year old daughter started and decided she didn’t have the patience to go lol. I have only been quilting 2 years and am now disabled at 38 so I try to do the best I can when my body lets me. I would love to win this giveaway thank you so much for the chance!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

    —Sonja McLane on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest "little gem" was some coasters I made out of left over flying geese. They turned out really cute. I love paper piecing and all of the quilts in this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    —Susan Griffith on February 10, 2015
  • The little gem I made was a wall hanging for my daughter’s new house I have plenty of scraps for more "little gems"

    —Jo on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest mini I’ve made is 12×15…a doll quilt. I have paper pieced a log cabin quilt, but would love to try these minis and use up a lot of scraps at the same time.

    —Gloria Galiana on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made was 12″ X 18″ and I used and Ackfeld decorative hanger to display it. The design was a Christmas plaid and the hanger had beautiful bells and holly in an off-white finish. Really helped to complete the beauty of the fabric and theme. I’m pleased every Christmas to put it up and enjoy it all over again! Love all the designs of the Ackfeld products. I plan on purchasing "Little Gems" just so I can have a reason to buy more of their display items!! Ruth on February 10, 2015

    —Ruth Kennedy on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was not very small at 18 x 24 but I am very excited to learn how to make miniature quilts! There is only so much you can do with large quilts after all!

    —Deb Johnson on February 10, 2015
  • I LOVE all these little quilts. I joined a mini quilt quilt this year and have been making quite a few "little gems" of my own. The smallest so far is about 8′ square. I have them hanging in my sewing room, and they always make me smile.

    —Rachel on February 10, 2015
  • Smallest little "Gem" I have made is a mug rug.

    —Annette S. on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made several small ones (usually paper pieced)to hang seasonally in our kitchen! Angelia

    Angelia Ulrich on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a table topper and mug rugs. These are the smallest I have done.

    Brenda on February 10, 2015
  • I love making small seasonal wall hangings and my first one was for fall. I have not done paper piecing and this looks like a good place to start!

    —Cecelia on February 10, 2015
  • I made a star log cabin table topper that used 64 2inch blocks. It only used 2 colors and the center of the block was 1/4″. It was paperpieced, took forever but I love it!

    —Susan Kenning on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was a valentine postcard. I’ve also made a 16×16 doll quilt, made with strings on a paper foundation. That was a lot of fun!

    —Shari K. on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest quilt is a table runner about 15 x 9 inches. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!

    —Kalen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve done was a 3 foot table runner.

    —Collette Morton on February 10, 2015
  • Scrappy is my favorite…especially in miniatures!

    —Helen Barnhart on February 10, 2015
  • I have made mini quilts from day one when I started quilting in the 70’s. I used them to add in when decorating for the monthly holidays. thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

    —Pamela on February 10, 2015
  • I have a very tiny grand daughter with Downs Syndrome that loves Minnie Mouse. The littlest quilt I have made was for Aubrey, to pack Minnie every where she goes. Since she was born on Valentines Day 4 years ago her granny is always looking for new little projects as precious as she is.

    —June Taylor on February 10, 2015
  • I made a mug rug for an exchange at Christmas, and in my guild I’m known as the queen of miniatures. I won first place last week at the Kumquat Quilt Challenge in the miniature category! I’d love to try some of these patterns.

    —Glenda in Florida on February 10, 2015
  • I made a Christmas mini quilt just recently and truly enjoyed it.
    Thanks.

    —Janice on February 10, 2015
  • Th littlest gem I have made is a postcard…lots and lots of postcards. 🙂

    —Pamela Zajicek on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest projects have been small (12″ x 12″) wall hangings, and several paper pieced blocks for pillows. I enjoy paper piecing, especially the idea of creating small "gems"!

    —Jeanne Drews on February 10, 2015
  • It took me years to try paper piecing, but once I caught on I even made my own pattern. Two 6″ mug rugs and one small little gem was a single block 6″ labyrinth that went on a bag for my granddaughter. Two 12″ x 15″ wall hangings for Halloween; A Witch on a broom and a Grim Ripper. My own pattern was Carolina Lily blocks for a 35″ x 35″ wall hanging/table topper. I get as much joy from the small pieces as the king size quilt I just finished.

    —Marva Daley on February 10, 2015
  • I took a class with Sally Collins and we made 3″ finished Star in a Star quilt block – not paper pieced. I loved it! And have made several more mini-quilts.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on February 10, 2015
  • Never made a little gem, but the are cute to look at.

    —Quilting Tangent on February 10, 2015
  • I had made a small table mat 21×21 called the flying pig, though by the time I had appliqued around all parts especially the eyes, I renamed it psychotic pig. The pig looked like it was high. A good learning trip for me NOT to use back zig zag around the eyes! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Anne on February 10, 2015
  • I like to make mug rugs with simple quilt block patterns – the smallest I’ve made is 4″ x 6″. We keep it on our coffee table and use it all the time. It is fun to make little things!

    —Sherryl on February 10, 2015
  • Love this idea! I’ve made a number of wall hangings but always loved the idea of smaller quilts. What a great way of using up my Civil War scraps! Not only is the hangar cute but I can see framing these as a great idea as well.

    —Erin on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest block I ever made was for the birthday of a friend who was battling cancer. Her friends contacted friends from around the world – I was in Kenya at the time. I designed a block with a heart and tiny flying geese cutting it in half. Finished it was 6.5 in. It was my first adventure with foundation paper piecing.

    —crazyanneca on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest gem was a miniature quilt that was about 12 by 14 inches.

    —DebrafromMD on February 10, 2015
  • I made a paper-pieced star quilt during a challenge on the Carol Doak web site. I think the entire quilt top (it’s not quilted yet) is 9×9. I’d love a chance to win this…I have a ton of little treasure that deserve to shine in quilts!

    —Beth Strand on February 10, 2015
  • I started big but now am ready to do small for sure!! These frames caught my eye immediately when I opened my email and would love to get started.

    —Diana Salmon on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest paper pieced project I ever made was a drink coaster for each of our secretaries at school. I made them just large enough for a large Sonic drink. I love your patterns.

    —Just J on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a 10 inch wall hanging and a 12 inch table topper.

    —Sylvia Lutz on February 10, 2015
  • What a fun and ideal way to use up those scraps! My brain is whirling on colors and ideas already!

    —Nancy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I made was for my Granddaughter’s doll’s bed. I made these nine patches that finished at 1 1/2″. The quilt finished at 15 x 17 with a border included. It was fun but challenging to get those pieces to match! With "what was left Over" I made a mini quilt with that name.

    —Judi on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I’ve made was a miniature log cabin (about 2 1/2″ square) used as a name tag for our quilt guilds quilt show.

    Barb Kaup on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest thing I’ve done wasn’t paper pieced, but used fusibles to make a multi color wedding ring quilt that was about 12′ x 12″ for my brother and sister in law’s wedding anniversary.

    —Laura B. on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made has been a paper-pieced lapel pin.

    —janet on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I made was a mug rug for my husband. It is a pieced heart made out of hand dyed rainbow colored fabric scraps. The squares making up the heart are 1/2″ and the overall tiny quilt is 6 x 6. The hardest small quilt was for a gridded quilt challenge. It is only 21″ x 21″ but the border is Ohio Stars that are 2 x 2 (paper pieced, of course). Love the idea of making little quilts to use up scraps!

    —Deb on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest "quilt" was a pot holder. I like the idea of Connie’s little quilts because they won’t get spills and stains from the kitchen on them.

    Kathy on February 10, 2015
  • Love the mini sized quilt. I have a small wall in my kitchen where I display different small quilts. I’ve quilted mug rugs to king size quilts. It’s great therapy!!

    —Lynn on February 10, 2015
  • I made a 6 x 6 inch little pink and white quilt with one inch nine patch blocks inside it, just to see if I could sew something that little. It turned out cute and happy looking. I LOVE the quilts in this book! What a great book! What a great give away! Thank you!

    Jody on February 10, 2015
  • The easiest gem was a 3 x 3 paper piece sail boat block for the local quilting guild. So excited about this book, love to give small gem quilts a try.

    —Dianne Daly on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have ever done so far was a small wall hanging about nine by thirteen inches with an angel appliqués with gold metallic thread. I did one Christmas wall hanging using paper pieced snow men a few years ago, and I loved the process. Right now I have so many scraps and paper piecing would be the perfect project for me. I’ve always wanted to try miniature quilting! Thank for the chance at this great give-away. 🙂
    Sharon

    —Sharon on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest things I’ve ever made were mug rugs and a dollhouse quilt.

    —Cheryl Leabo on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" I’ve made is a postcard. I love paper piecing and Little Gems looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    —Deb G. in VA on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest project I’ve made would be Christmas ornaments. I’ve also made lots of small coasters. Love the idea of using up tiny scraps with the Little Gems book.

    —Debbie K on February 10, 2015
  • Thank you for the opportunity to win. I love making miniature quilts.

    —Jennifer Palma on February 10, 2015
  • I’m sooo excited for this little book !
    I enjoy hand quilting . This winter I am working on 2 mini quilts. 12×18 inches . They both are a 2 inch paper pieced bowtie design. There are little pieces and of course can be from about 1 inchsquare craps. Congrats Connie on your book being published !

    —Loretta Sholtey on February 10, 2015
  • Coasters are the smallest thing I’ve ever made. But I’m newly inspired by the list of small quilts here and the designs in the book are beautiful.

    —Rickie L on February 10, 2015
  • 1 inch Square SCRAPS *

    —Loretta Sholtey on February 10, 2015
  • An Amish paper pieced star quilt is on my sewing room wall – it still inspires me!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Deborah on February 10, 2015
  • I have made "littles" of some of the bigger quilts I do for charity.
    I could put sleeves on and use your beautiful frame and display properly. This is a great reminder of the big quilt and all the joy it brings or awareness. As I look back these small quilts took almost as much work as their big quilts. Most were done before the joy of paperpiecing. Would be a great treat to be the lucky winner.

    —Joanne on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest is a mug rug that was my first attempt at using foundation paper piecing.

    —Janet Medina on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest PPP I ever made was a small little wall hanging of a skinny little Christmas tree. Love it and your book ideas!

    —Marie Chat on February 10, 2015
  • I have made small quilts but not minis. The more I quilt, the more I like smaller pieces. Have made the Farmer’s Wife quilt and loved the process so I think this would be right up my alley! Fingers crossed!

    Deb P on February 10, 2015
  • Would love to win this book and give this technique a try. The stand is a great bonus. Will make a lovely display piece for the winner

    —Nadine on February 10, 2015
  • I made a baby quilt using a bow tie pattern in the colors of Spring. It is beautiful. I love these little quilts hanging on attractive stands and would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Rosebud on February 10, 2015
  • Smallest piece that I have made is a wall hanging about 6 x 12″ that had appliques and embellishments. It was a kit that I got on a shop hop a few years ago and it was great fun to make and to decide how to jazz it up with embroidery, buttons, variegated thread, etc. The smallness of the piece seemed to encourage me to experiment.

    Love the samples shown from this book. I can already see my pile of scraps diminishing some 🙂 And the hangers really add a nice touch. Definitely something for me to explore.

    —Kate on February 10, 2015
  • A cute tulip Place Mat is the smallest one I have made so far. I love paper piecing now that I have found an easier way than I first was using.

    I really love the patterns and the ideas in this book of making the little quilts with scraps and the hangers for them are so perfect. I am anxious to have the book and get some of the hanger stands…. I think they will be perfect for gifts for my children or friends.

    I am now in the process of making a Modern Farmers Wife Quilt and most of the blocks are paper piecing patterns so I am really excited with the idea of little quilts to display. I will be able to finish them much faster…. : )

    —Sharilyn on February 10, 2015
  • i have made two of Kim Diehl’s What Nots. Love the precision needed to do these intricate little quilts. So much fun!!!

    —LoriChvojka on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made a small heart wall hanging. The hearts were 3″ finished. Enjoy paper piecing.

    —Jan/WI on February 10, 2015
  • I made a little log cabin table runner.

    —patti on February 10, 2015
  • I love making little quilts (dolls, mats, etc.) Always have one hanging on wall and on tables. I have not done any paper piecing but love the quilts in the book and am definitely more than ready to start. Need hangers though and excited about them. Just use tiny clothespins and line to hang them now.

    —Rosemary on February 10, 2015
  • I have never made a little "Gem" but have always admired them–these are exceptional!

    —Sue Perry on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem is a Dollhouse baby quilt made of Yo-yo’s the size of
    a dime. Size about 6×5. Love this book and stand.

    —pauline on February 10, 2015
  • I made a small Happy Birthday applique quilt for a friend at work..her 60th! Out of her favorite colors of black red and white. I hung it from a cute little stand like these paper pieced beauties are being displayed on. But the smallest paper pieced project I’ve made was a Christmas ornament. Would like to try more paper piecing.

    —Katrina Shaw on February 10, 2015
  • I have made potholders and am working on my 6th table runner. I also made place mats a set of 8 and a set of 4. I The table runner I am working on is an applique and now I am really interested in paper piecing. Thanks for running this give-away.

    Gladys Bacon-Rust on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several small table toppers and table runners and small things for the wire frame holder. I love the small projects! Good use for all the scraps!

    —Christy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem I made was a doll quilt for our granddaughter. The stand is beautiful and I look forward to adding this to my list of accomplishments – a beautiful, paper-pieced gem to put on my sofa table! Thanks for sharing these little gems!

    —Karen Dicken on February 10, 2015
  • I made miniature quilt blocks for lapel pins. I love to do paper piecing of any size. I am looking forward to doing some of Connie’s quilts. Her instructions are always clear and precise.

    —Mary Ebert on February 10, 2015
  • Probably the smallest gem I’ve made is a round 6″ pinwheel hot pad. They’re just the right size for holding a pot handle. Thanks for sharing Little Gems. Sounds like a great & fun paper piecing book. Love the idea of showing casing small quilts on the wire hangar.

    —Janet on February 10, 2015
  • absolutely love makine mini’s and am so thrilled to see a new pattern book arriving on the scene — I started making little quilts a few years ago – so much fun, my smallest (besides a postcard) was about 4″ x 6″ little Christmas tree. Looking forward to this book.

    —Suzie on February 10, 2015
  • I made mini quilts to decorate for the holidays years ago when they first were popular. They were not paper pieced and these look more sophisticated.

    —Nancy on February 10, 2015
  • My very first paper-piecing project was 6×9 inches. My friend asked why I started paper-piecing with the tiniest pieces possible.

    —Jill Ellis on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I’ve ever made was a pieced tree for a badge. And a paper-pieced quilt block on top of a paper-pieced barn, part of a round robin quilt. Terrifying but fun!
    This book looks amazing. Would love to do all projects.

    Sylvia Jacobus on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I ever made was a 2″x 2″ Log Cabin to be used as a very small name tag. It was pieced,quilted and bound by hand.

    —Lynn Mundt on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I ever made was a small wall hanging for a friend of mine as a Christmas gift several years ago.

    —Velma on February 10, 2015
  • What a great idea. I always think I need to make a large quilt. But how fun to make a small one, finish it quickly and just enjoy it. Thanks!

    —Crystal Nolet on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have made is a Christmas table topper—about 12 x 12.

    —Gloria Chandler on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest projects have been postcards.

    —Shan Kerber on February 10, 2015
  • My first quilt project was placemats, I was so enamoured that I started scouring the net for ideas and saw a block that I recreated and made to a mug rug for my work area. I love that stand and will look into buying some for the house!

    Debbie D. on February 10, 2015
  • I have not made a "little gem" yet, but would love to try :>)

    —Georg on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made to date was a bow-tie doll quilt for my oldest granddaughter. This looks like a great book.

    —Louise on February 10, 2015
  • This article made my eyes pop and say WoW how exciting. I’ve never made this size, but I’m looking forward. Great ideas

    —Betty W Smith on February 10, 2015
  • Just tried to make a miniature quilt for a challenge, 10″ square. It was four blocks, each a different treatment, beading, unique fabric, and silk ribbon flowers.

    —Karen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made was for a Teddy bear. It was about 10″ X 12″ and made out of flannel.

    —Roberta B on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a paper pieced label for the back, but I have also made a 12 inch square paper pieced wall hanging with 340 itty bitty pieces, which I love!

    —Colleen Lawrence on February 10, 2015
  • A paper-pieced heart, made from tiny log cabin blocks in pink and cream. I LOVE paper piecing and the precision of the blocks,

    —Barbara Ostrander on February 10, 2015
  • The best little gem was a "bird quilt" three of us made for our aunt’s 50th birthday. It was not a standard size in any way so I get you would call it a wall handing! The birds were all paper pieced critters that you could see in our area. It did use up some scraps!

    —Vicky on February 10, 2015
  • I have a ton of scraps. This sounds like the book I need. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Duane on February 10, 2015
  • Forgot- I made 1 inch Christmas tree pins.

    —Barbara Ostrander on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made miniature quilts using scraps for doll quilts and wall hangings. It is so gratifying to start and finish a project quickly. Makes me want to keep going on the bigger projects.

    —Beth D on February 10, 2015
  • Hi!!!! I have not paper pieced yet!!! This book looks like it would make learning fun!!!! Thank You

    carla bynum on February 10, 2015
  • I love mini quilts – they don’t seem to end up in the UFO pile as quickly as larger quilts. The photos of Connie’s quilts look lovely! The last mini I made was from scraps leftover from a larger quilt – it’s now the table topper on my nightstand!

    —Allison on February 10, 2015
  • Using scraps from a tote bag, I made Geisha Girl Potholders for a lady I work with. They are so cute and ended up a generous 10-1/2″ square each … http://www.handiworking.com/2014/06/sewing-geisha-girl-potholders.html

    I would love to have this book (oh, the Playing with Plaids quilt!!!) and the mini quilt stand!

    Jane @ Handiworking on February 10, 2015
  • I just finished a miniature log cabin postcard for a quilt pal exchange.

    Gloria Ray on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have ever made was a tiny little wall hanging, 7″ x 8″.

    Anita on February 10, 2015
  • I made small blocks for a cushion top.

    —Agnes on February 10, 2015
  • HI,the littlest gem I’ve made is a sweet little 2″ PP heart for a pin cushion gift!Thanks for your great giveaway!

    —LINDA on February 10, 2015
  • My first quilt was a little gem of a doll quilt. Each block was different and it was quite challenging to put together.

    —Johanna Lovering on February 10, 2015
  • I have made many many postcards and some small art quilts. These paper piece mini quilts look very intriguing.

    —Jeanne on February 10, 2015
  • I have made some intricate stars in the Nordic Mini QAL in December.
    There were a lot of pieces in a small block.
    Susie

    Susie on February 10, 2015
  • Before I was so much into quilting, I used to do woodworking. I used to make birdhouses and hang little paper pieced quilts on the sides of them. I did a little one with pine trees that was adorable. I have also made key chains as a guild project with 3″ blocks. This new book is one I would love to have.

    —Diane Morrow on February 10, 2015
  • i made a twelve by twelve little quilt.

    —Jeanne on February 10, 2015
  • I’m hand-piecing 3″ churn dash blocks for a 12″ square mini – I’m sure the paper piecing would be much quicker!!

    —Ruth Bechtold on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest sewing project was a labor of love for a special grandchild. Drapes and matching blankets for the dollhouse my husband made. Her favorite colors are pink and purple which were not in my scraps or stash.

    —Tamara Gross on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" I’ve made is a 4″ "Guinness" Double Nine-Patch, a souvenir from the 1st International Quilt Festival of Ireland.

    —Elizabeth Monahan on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was a dolly quilt made with 1″ squares.

    —DONNA PITTS on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I ever made was a some mug rugs.. I would love to
    do some real mini quilts! They are so cute ! I really love the little
    quilt hanger , too ! Please pick me ! Thank You !

    Jacque Galpin on February 10, 2015
  • I have quilted several "butcher block" table toppers for my butcher block with serves as my "island" in my kitchen. it has given me a chance to try out patterns in a limited way to test and see if I would be able to make a larger quilt. I have done limited paper piecing and would like to try your ideas. I also have a window in my kitchen where I could put one of your little quilts on one of the little quilt hangers. Looking forward to winning!!!

    —Doris Gosney on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made seasonal placemats for my table, and I’ve also made seasonal table runners.

    —Sue S. on February 10, 2015
  • I made a miniature doll quilt table topper in red and greens for my niece to use for her tea parties. That was the first one l ever made. I am working on a small table topper with 2 inch squares in brown tonals. They are fun to make. I love the one shown on the website in black and reds.

    —Anne on February 10, 2015
  • I make mini blocks to use on greeting cards for my friends who quilt. the book and stand are a great giveaway!

    —Judy Allen on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve done 2 mini out of leftovers…I used 1 1/4″ squares ..the mini quilt is 9″ square plus 2 " border….I really like miniature quilts…thank you….marta

    —marta on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem I have made was a postcard. I enjoy making smaller items, and look forward to Connie’s book!

    —Diane Fields on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I ever made was a name tag for our quilt.

    —Joy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made was a 20″ table topper I made for Christmas. It was fast to make!

    —Janet T on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several wall hangings the last couple of years and love doing them; maybe it’s time I tried something even smaller?

    —Judy S on February 10, 2015
  • Correction – a name tag for my guild

    —Joy on February 10, 2015
  • I haven’t made any little gems, but I think they are so adorable and cute!! I would love to win this contest and make some of these adorable little gems!!!

    —Lisa on February 10, 2015
  • Year ago, in the 70’s, I started to make quilts. I made some paper piecing of miniature quilts and vowed to not do it again. However, with the resurgence of paper piecing and the books and papers of today, I am ready to try again.

    Bette Carter on February 10, 2015
  • A postcard.

    —Dixie on February 10, 2015
  • Smallest? Yes, I did make one of those postcards for Row by Row by Zebra Patterns. It was hard to stop at one.

    —Whiskers on February 10, 2015
  • Last year, I made about 100 pieced and quilted coasters for gifts. Another year, I made glue-pieced birthday cards. I love the small quilt stands featured in this book!

    —Teresa on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have made is a potholder.

    —Peg on February 10, 2015
  • I ha e made many small quilts to fit on table stands. I find miniature quilts to be very fulfilling to make – mostly because you can finish them quickly! Last Christmas I gave all my siblings and siblings-in-law small quilts and quilt stands, with a Boyds teddy bear dressed in matching clothes as a companion.

    —Janice Cornwell on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gems I have made have been postcards and a couple of coasters. The coasters were a paper pieced rose and a paper pieced pansy. Paper piecing make creating little pieces so much fun because you can be assured of accurate point matching and add minute details. I have decided that I need to display a small quilt on a stand near my sewing machine. My idea is to change the quilt with the seasons and/or the holiday. That means a dozen or so quilts. Connie’s book looks like it would be a great place to start on my project. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

    —Audrey on February 10, 2015
  • I have a small quilt stand at work and my home that I have made seasonal quilts for. I also did a set for a friend as a gift. Love to make them.

    —Dawn Smolsky on February 10, 2015
  • Lots of little quilts in making mug rugs and pot holders.

    —Karen A on February 10, 2015
  • I made a 16″x 18″ quilt with 30’s prints and yo-yos, hand embroidery and quilting, and a scalloped border, while "spending time" with my husband while he watched football. I was thrilled when it sold for $180 at our Guild’s small quilt auction!

    —Janet Pietzold on February 10, 2015
  • I have pieced a table topper and it was great! I love to sew and I love little things. So many quilts with lots of love.

    Sally Bettner on February 10, 2015
  • I love making wall quilts and using Sunbonnet Sue in shades of red. Also
    dresden plates in 30’s repo fabrics.

    Kathy Osterby on February 10, 2015
  • I have done paper piecing which I love but have not attempted anything this small. The examples are adorable and I would love to make some using my many scraps/

    —Judy Daw on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest paper pieced little quilt was a 6 X 6 mug rug. I love the accuracy of paper piecing.

    —Kathy h on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest Little Gem that I have made is a Trip Around the World from 99 1″- cut squares; there is twice as much fabric on the back of the little quilt than what shows on the front! The entire little quilt, including 2 borders and binding, is 9″ x 10″.
    My first date with my husband was for hot fudge sundaes & coffee, Thanksgiving, 1990. I took the littlest Trip Around the World quilt with me to explain who I am. We have now been married for 21 years and Jim says the Little Gem was what cinched our relationship in his mind. (Ask about the fuss involved when I mentioned that I was going to donate the Trip quilt for a silent auction; he hadn’t shared its pivotal point in our relationship to me before.)
    I won The jackpot!! Always in stitches, Paulette J (aka pj stitches!)

    —pj on February 10, 2015
  • I made a quilted pin for Easter. It was a 2″x2″ bunny.

    —Pattejo on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilts that I have made are mug rugs and postcards. The postcards were done with pictures of the beautiful landscapes of WA state printed on fabric and framed with fabrics to match. I loved doing them and would love to try some of these little gems too.

    —Annette on February 10, 2015
  • What a fun looking book!! I’ve made name tags and postcards, and pincushions and all sorts of little things with my scraps. I love to play in them. LOL Thanks for the chance!

    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts on February 10, 2015
  • II make table toppers. Have started one of the small quilts but not finished. This is the way to try a block without committing to a large quit.

    —Betty Gebhardt on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem that I have made is a wall hanging for Christmas. Thanks!

    —Delaine on February 10, 2015
  • 3″ paper pieced ships

    —Marsha on February 10, 2015
  • The smaller the better!!! Bring on the little quilts. I have made postcards for swaps and table toppers.

    —Regina Scott Brooks on February 10, 2015
  • These tiny quilts are beautiful! My smallest project has been fabric postcards.

    —Debbie on February 10, 2015
  • From the scraps of several quilts and seeing projects, I made a small Fall Wall Hanging, with paper pieced leaves, and pieced blocks, with the words "An Autumn Welcome" First one I had ever done combining Paper piecing and quilt piecing… It turned out gorgeous!. Then I did a small teacup and saucer to hand up above the coffee pot in my kitchen,,, I can’t wait to try some of Connie’s Lil Gems… So excited…

    —Jan Ward on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt is a doll quilt but also made paper pieced hot pads, does that count.

    —Myra Sattler on February 10, 2015
  • I have never made a small quilt- just started last year- the piecing process has always made me shudder- so would turn away- have one would love to try and the patterns you show are ones that I might try- thanks for the oppertunity to try it.

    Martha Hood on February 10, 2015
  • I love mini quilts….and paper piecing makes them so perfect!! Definitely would like to try some of these.

    —Linda on February 10, 2015
  • Mug rugs are the smallest I’ve made to date. These gems look awesome!

    —Pat V. on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest "little gem" I’ve ever made is made from three six inch paper pieced blocks, which I framed. This is a wonderful giveaway and I’ve got lots of fabric stashed away for sewing! I’ve got my fingers crossed!!
    I can’t wait to try your minis.

    —Kathy on February 10, 2015
  • A long time ago I made a quilt for a doll house…it was 2″ x 2″. It was a wall hanging. Fun…now I’m making little "penny" purses for a couple little girls for valentines day…great scrape user uppers.

    —Barbara Dolan on February 10, 2015
  • I just completed a "mini" that was 16×24 with strip piecing and applique! Fun to play with colors and finish it in a snap!

    —Bev C on February 10, 2015
  • The book sounds great. My smallest paper pieced projects have been making mug rugs as placemats for my granddaughters play kitchen. They are just the right size for the little dishes. Would love to win this book, the stand and the foundation papers.

    —Cheri Williams on February 10, 2015
  • I made what I call a micro mini years ago, 12 one inch blocks with 1/4 inch sashing, and 1/2 inch border, before I ever heard of paper piecing. Sized up to 4 by 6 inches finished. There is something about the mini quilts that melt your heart.

    —Gwen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest ones so far are 12 x 14 and 13 x 15 approximately. They are called doll quilts but look really nice on the walls. I have not paper pieced a small quilt but the book has given me some ideas. I have paper pieced quilts just had not thought about making some paper pieced mini quilts. Oh dear I can see another project to let out to play.

    —Sandy H on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve never attempted paper piecing, but always wanted to give it a go. I really like the "Cotton Candy" in the "Little gems" book. Connie Kaufman may inspire me to try it. Would love to win the quilt stand and book…so if I was chosen as the random winner, I’d try it! Who ksi may enjoy it and become a paper piecer!:)

    —Jeanette on February 10, 2015
  • I used to subscribe to Miniature Quilts magazine and made a tiny quilt from one of their issues a few years ago. It measures only 7″ X 6 1/2″, but has 100s of little pieces in it! It is one of my favorite quilts and would look great displayed in a quilt stand.

    —Vicki Sprain on February 10, 2015
  • Have just started making miniatures in past year. Have made a heart & most recently a turkey in tessellating blocks. I plan to make lots more miniature
    blocks. Little Gems will be the perfect book for me to make more.

    —Flo B. on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest littlegem I have ever made was a fall hanging to welcome fall.
    Your hangers are so beautiful, and would have been ideal to put my gem on, for my side table. Your book looks like it would be fun. Thanks.

    —Karen B on February 10, 2015
  • I make quilted postcards to send for birthday cards. Friends and family love them!

    —JoAnne T. on February 10, 2015
  • I made a doll size quilt for the American Girl’s doll. It was 3″ by 3″ and one of my favorite "little gems" – thanks for the opportunity to win! I’m inspired to keep ever scrap to turn it into these gems.

    —Amy Losordo on February 10, 2015
  • Hi,

    The smallest gem that I have made was a doll quilt for my daughter that matched the quilt that I had made for her. It was fun watching her put her doll to bed with her own special quilt. I have lots and lots of small scraps- I hate to throw any scrap away – to I would love to win this book!

    Dotti Mondoux on February 10, 2015
  • I made a flag wall hanging or table topper 19 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches from paper pieced 6 inch and 3 inch courthouse step blocks. I used star buttons to quilt it. I just love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Pam Schwarze on February 10, 2015
  • I made a group project that was a wall hanging………….was so little….

    anna brown on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest thing I’ve ever made is a stuffed baby toy. My scraps have to be pretty small for me to throw them away!

    —Gail on February 10, 2015
  • Once upon a time I was insane. Or so my friends said, when I made a legitimate cathedral window quiltlet that measured 3×5″ finished. The 12 little squares in the center of the windows were cut about 5/8″ square, as I remember. Somehow that quiltlet has disappeared in the mass/mess of my sewing room. I wish I could find it once again!

    —Marilyn on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a baby quilt from some really cool fabric and it turned out exquisite! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Deb Berkebile on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have made is a mug rug and coffee cozy.

    —Sandy K on February 10, 2015
  • Thank you for the chance of winning a copy of this new book. Sounds like a winner to me. I’ll look for it in my local shop. Thanks again

    —Michele Gailey on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several table runners, pot holders and mug rugs. I love the quilt holder the minis are on.

    —Vicki H on February 10, 2015
  • Would love this stand and book! The smallest I have made is a doll quilt, but have been saving corners from Flying Geese to utilize somehow – someday

    —Suzanne on February 10, 2015
  • I made a 12in block into an 18 inch mini quilt. I’m thinking of turning it into a cushion cover now.

    —Jen B on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I ever made was a doll quilt made for my niece from 2″ squares.

    —Sue H on February 10, 2015
  • One of my first paper pieced projects was a little "gem" I made for a dear friend of mine for her birthday…in 1998.
    I made up my own design using 4 small log cabins surrounded by 32 flying geese and two small borders. It measures 7 1/2″ square. I made it to fit a miniature, handmade, wooden quilt frame her dad made. She still tells me how much she loves it some sixteen years later!
    I would very much enjoy making some of the "Little Gems" in Connie Kauffman’s new book.

    —Chris Hudson on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have made upis a doll quilt. But I think that is about to change because I love the miniature quilts featured here

    —Dorothy thornton on February 10, 2015
  • I made a zoo animal themed small baby quilt for my new grandson. He loved it and carries it around as his blanket. He’s now 2 years old and the quilt is still holding up well. I am new to quilting but love it! The quilt was the 3rd one I had made. I have now made 6 quilts. I want to try the mini ones. They are adorable!

    —Dorothy Mullins on February 10, 2015
  • table toppers

    —debbie pete on February 10, 2015
  • I have a number of mug rugs that I’ve made. They are a great way to try out something new.

    Cindy on February 10, 2015
  • I made a valentine card to stand up on a small picture frame stand. It was the first time I tried applique. I still get it out in February.

    —Grace on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest project I have ever made are placemats. I have purchased kits to do English paper piecing for small quilts but haven’t tried it yet.

    —Frances Claassens on February 10, 2015
  • I have yet to make small pieces, but I have been cutting up 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ square of some of my scraps to do postage stamp quilts. I would love to win this book and do some of the small quilts. What great gift ideas! Please pick me!

    —Stephanie on February 10, 2015
  • Good Afternoon,
    The smallest quilt I made was a tiny yo-yo quilt for a bear family’s baby’s bear, baby bear. Make sense? I made smaller than dime size yo yo’s, 8 yo yo’s x 10 yo yo’s, approximately 5.5 by 6.5 inches! I made it over 25 yrs ago and I still love it! Thank you, Linda

    —Linda S on February 10, 2015
  • 30 x 30 was my first ‘smaller’ one. Then I did sweatshirt fronts that turned out well. It is fun using up the scraps.

    —Robbie on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is 15″ by 15″, which I display on a small hanger. It was not paper pieced, and I would love to try making the little quilts shown in "Little Gems". These little gems are wonderful! I also like making placemats for all the seasons.

    —Eileen Heinze on February 10, 2015
  • I just finished a sampler quilt of 12 3 inch blocks which finished out about 12 x 15 with borders. I used the scraps from my quilt shop’s block of the month program (various star blocks) to recreate each months block in a 3 inch version. Quite a fun challenge for me and I am really pleased with the result. The best part is it is done and hanging up already while I finish my larger quilt. I will keep it on the wall behind my sewing machine as a reminder "I can do this!".

    —Loretta on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is a wall hanging. The quilts featured look like they would be so fun to make and display.

    —Judy on February 10, 2015
  • I made a small wall hanging for my guild’s challenge project and won 1st place! It was a rooster holding a bouquet of flowers, with a black and white checkered border.

    —Therese on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several 12×12 seasonal quilts as gifts for a friend who has a table top quilt frame. I’ve also made several pieced Christmas ornaments that were big hits as gifts. I would love to have my own table top quilt frame … it’s hard sometimes to give away some of the best 12×12 designs. I’ve also made several pieced Christmas ornaments that were big hits as gifts.

    —Kristine Sveinson on February 10, 2015
  • doll quilts

    —Becky Whitehead on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest little quilt I ever made was a 5″ square tree of life. those pieces were tiny! Wish I had thought about paper foundation piecing when I made it. Would love to have Connie’s book for guidance and the Ackfeld frame to display my new creations.

    —Nancy N on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made is 4″ by 24″. I love the quilts in this book and would truly enjoy making one of my own ‘Little Gems’.

    —Joan Sawyer on February 10, 2015
  • I participated in a 4″ block swap some years ago, and it was great fun. I’ve also made coasters about the same size.

    —Sally on February 10, 2015
  • The ‘Littlest Gem’ I’ve made, was a Sampler quilt with twelve 2 inch blocks.
    All hand-pieced and hand quilted.
    The dimensions of the quilt is 12 x 15 inches

    —Bridget Fletcher on February 10, 2015
  • Paper pieced mug-rugs for Christmas gifts, about 7 by 7 inches.

    —Heidi Reed on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest piece I ever made was a flying geese mini quilt where the geese measured 1/2″ by 1/4″. The finished quilt measured 3 1/2″ sq. I really like the challenge of doing the little ones and seeing the results.

    —Grams on February 10, 2015
  • I’m working on a miniature paper-pieced wall hanging from a class taught at my guild by a local quilter. I think it finishes to about 12×12.

    —Annie on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a post card and a 12″ little block so far. I really like the table top block stands and the book featured looks like it has a lot of great blocks to fit it. Yes, what a gem!

    —Karen L. on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest mini quilt I’ve done was a 3″ square, using my Bluebonnet applique pattern, doing a raw edge applique of a bluebonnet in washed out blue denim on a darker blue denim background and a binding in a tiny bluebonnet print cotton.

    —Elizabeth schnelle on February 10, 2015
  • I have several in the 1 foot square range. My favorite is the tiny baskets set on point.

    —Judy Morin on February 10, 2015
  • I’m in the process of making mug rugs right now. They’re not near as intricate as the ones Connie has made.

    —LeAnne L on February 10, 2015
  • Guess my smallest little gem would have been paper pieced quilt blocks for pins for presents for quilting friends.

    —Lillian on February 10, 2015
  • I made miniature quilt blocks for name tags in our guild. Would love to win. Thanks

    —Kalynn on February 10, 2015
  • My local library has a wonderful doll house in the children’s area. One day while my granddaughter’s were playing with the house they noticed the beds did not have any quilts. We went home that same day and made three little quilts for the beds. When we took the quilts to the library and told them we wanted to donate the quilts for the doll house they were very surprised and happy. My granddaughter’s were also happy playing with the quilts and doll house.

    —Wendi M on February 10, 2015
  • I made a small quilt for a children’s book, Tortilla Soup, and used it to illustrate when I read them the book. It was part of a school arts program to introduce quilting to elementary students. This was after seeing and taking a class from Sally Collins.

    —Pam Duren on February 10, 2015
  • I enjoy making table runners, but the smallest gems I’ve made are coffie cozies and mug rugs

    —Shawna on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve created some mug rugs with scraps and had a lot of fun with those. But I LOVE these ‘little gems’ and would feel extremely lucky to win a copy of this book. I want to make the blue flying geese one, the red/black and white one, the Spring one called Cotton Candy……..heck, I want to make them all!!!!!

    —Jonnie in SC on February 10, 2015
  • I love making small quilts. I started with baby quilts and table toppers, and moved on to wall hangings. In fact, I have only made two full-size quilts. I love them because they go quickly and I can comfortably quilt them myself on my home machine.

    —Diana Steverson on February 10, 2015
  • I haven’t made anything little, but I have a friend who makes things for me!! I have only just got the hang of paper piecing so very much at the learning stage, thanks for the chance.

    —Sunnybec on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve been making mug rugs! Non-quilters don’t seem to know what they are, but tell me they do use them on their workplace. I like making them to use up scraps and it’s great practice or warm up for larger FMQing and binding projects to come. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing. I’ve got just the place to put one of the projects described in this post!

    —June on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made was 6 by 9 inches. It was made from tiny 4 patches and some embroidery. I have done some paper piecing for blocks in the Farmer’s Wife quilt. They were 6 inch blocks. I would love to try some of the blocks in the book. I have also paper pieced some 4 in log cabin blocks.

    —Maureen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt was a table topper about 8 inches by 10 inches. It was a small kit that I purchased at a quilt show. It was done with wool in the apple core template so I did it all by hand.
    This was my first project working with wool and I am hooked!
    I just completed a Judy Neimeyer class to learn how to paper piece and I just can’t believe what a difference it makes in my blocks! Now I am continually searching for more paper piecing patterns, please, please let me win this book!

    —Sherry Bellack on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gem was a chicken pincushion made from mini log cabin blocks. Fun, quick and easy to make and I love seeing it on my sewing table. Thanks for the chance to win the prizes above.

    —Jeanne on February 10, 2015
  • I love making little Gem projects. Number of mug rugs, several table toppers, wall hanging, along with baby quilts and even larger. Thanks for the fun time.

    —Jenelle Boxberger on February 10, 2015
  • So far, the littlest quilts I’ve made are wallhangings. The smallest of those is about 18″ x 30″. That one is a Santa Stars wallhanging. The Santas are star-shaped and fused onto the background. I haven’t tried paper piecing…yet.

    Stacy Christopherson on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made a number of doll quilts, Anne also tried my hand at fabric cards / postcards. I love a little project.

    —Karen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest, non paper-pieced quilt I have made measures 5 1/2″ square. It is made of 7/8″ HST’s which were trimmings from another project. From these HST’s I made 4 pinwheel blocks, each measuring
    1 3/4″ square. I then used sashing (cut 5/8″ wide) to separate the pinwheels. Adding a border and binding brought it’s finished size to
    5 1/2″ square. I use it as a mat under a small glass votive holder.

    —Patricia Smith on February 10, 2015
  • I made paper pieced miniature quilt blocks to give as "Viewer’s Choice" Awards at my quilt guild’s quilt show. I have also made miniature quilt block Christmas tree ornaments and package tie-ons.

    —Freda Hocking on February 10, 2015
  • A baby quilt. But I would like to try doing the small quilts.

    —Susan Henry on February 10, 2015
  • I made a mini Amish square in a square, hand quilted it, it’s about 8×8″ Would love to win this give-away!

    —jean on February 10, 2015
  • Love the little quilts. I have made a few. The most recent was a challenge quilt for my guild. 17 inches square. One of my favorite quilts.

    Love the stand!

    —Bonnie Baker Lippincott on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest "gem" is a guild name tag I made for my friend Marilyn – and now she’s President of the guild!

    —Sue Laughton on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have ever made is a tablerunner. As for piecing, I am currently making 3 1/2″ blocks which sets a record for the smallest pieces I have worked with. I so want one of these stands for my coffee table; then I will have good reason to make "little gems". Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Nancy on February 10, 2015
  • One of my first quilts was a small 18″x 12″ appliqué with a tree and a snowman and beads quilted on it for snowflakes. It was a magazine pattern.

    —Madeline Trainor on February 10, 2015
  • i really enjoy making fabric postcards to send for special occasions!

    Mary on Lake Pulaski on February 10, 2015
  • I love the little gems! I have not attempted to make anything that small yet, but I am working on a small dresden plate wall hanging a bit larger. What fun!

    —Carol K on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest gems, so far, are the 4-1/2″ blocks for my Dear Jane Quilt. I really enjoy working with these and especially enjoy the paper piecing as you can use much smaller pieces and end up with a very complicated design. Would love to do a whole series of miniature quilts so that each month would have a different quilt on display

    —Kerry Grose on February 10, 2015
  • With several quilted blocks I made decades ago that need a ‘purpose’, they could be used to make Little Gems for my granddaughters. : )

    —DebbieLynn on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several sets of place mats and have been wanting to make some mini-quilts. I learned foundation piecing and would love to do some of Connie’s quilts.

    —Lynda Nunez on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gem was a baby quilt, actually a couple of them!

    —Sandi on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several 12″ hang-ups and love doing them. Paper piecing is also something I enjoy doing. I love the addition of rick-rack to a quilt top. Just amazing.

    —Gloria on February 10, 2015
  • My first little gem was a log cabin doll quilt made in 1985 out of Christmas colors. I have it out on my coffee table every Christmas. My latest gems are 12×12 calendar mini quilts… So far I have made about 20 of them. I also have the Jo Morton patterns that I would like to try with Civil War prints. Little quilts are a great boost to the "completion meter" especially after I have spent months on a large quilt. Thank you for the new book!

    —Sally on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest was either a coaster or a name tag. My guild encourages all members to wear quilted name tags and I’ve pieced several. They’re so much fun to make and so quick to finish! Love the idea of 12″ quilts and the little stand!

    —Kearstie Grenier on February 10, 2015
  • A table topper is my smallest gem.

    Lisa Garrett on February 10, 2015
  • A 4″ square Double Wedding Ring. Years ago. Now work on larger minis.

    —Cindy McDermott on February 10, 2015
  • Quilted holiday ornaments, quilted postcards for all reasons, office cubicle decorations. I challenge myself to do a complex design in small. Absolutely fascinated with 3″ pineapple blocks, with varying designs based on color placement, set 4×4 or 4×6.

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!

    —Ginger on February 10, 2015
  • I have loved the look of miniature quilts forever, but I’ve never been brave enough to try one. I’m also a bit scared of paper piecing to be truthful :\

    I’m going through a 1930s repro phase at the moment and the picture of Connie Kauffman’s ‘Cotton Candy’ made me gasp 😀 Soooo pretty!!!

    I really should put my big girl panties on and give it a go, what’s the worst thing that can happen? A Potholder?? LOL!

    Thanks for the inspiration Connie!!

    —Kayt Deans on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several "little" quilts. Last year I used up scraps from a quilt I made my daughter, and made two quilts around 18″ X 22″. They were different designs, but both made with little half square triangles. These were the pieces cut off from making flying geese. One was a chevron pattern, and the other was concentric squares. Last month I made two little quilts from my practice free motion quilting. Once again they were about 18 x 22. They make beautiful little display quilts. My granddaughters like to play with them when they are here. This book sounds like one I would really like, and the stand is just precious.

    —Ruthie on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several small quilts as table toppers. I am just getting into some paper piecing with a pickle dish design.

    —Jeanne J. on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made a miniature quilt made up of squares but nothing as detailed as Connie’s Little Gems. I love her fabric choices and her resulting quilts are amazing!

    —Linda Webster on February 10, 2015
  • Love the quilts! I agree–these little quilts are a great use for those little scraps. The smallest one I’ve made is an 8″x10″ miniature made of leftover half-square triangles.

    —Lorraine on February 10, 2015
  • I made a 4″ X 5″ quilt for a mini quilt stand. Love it. I learned the hard way that I should have paper pieced it.

    —Carol on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I have made is a 4 inch wild and goosey mug rug.Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Mandy Laseter on February 10, 2015
  • I love paper piecing, the small are being able to made has been 10 inches, but I do love bigger too. It is ver addictive and fun. Looking forward to get the book. Thank you for the new book.

    Matilde e valle on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a few mug rugs for my aunts and several table toppers for same aunts and cousins. I enjoy making the smaller sizes because I can machine quilt them easier and I can hand quilt if I want and not have to have large quilt frame. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Mary Meche on February 10, 2015
  • my littlest one candle mat I made awhile ago, also a doll blankie

    —Flor Chavarria on February 10, 2015
  • Smallest quilt made was for barbie doll, granddaughter a matching one.love to see this book and giveaway

    —Konnie Osborne on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I have done is 12″. They are fun to make and more fun to display.

    —Karen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilts I’ve ever made are mug rugs, of which I’ve made several 🙂

    —Cynthia M on February 10, 2015
  • The little gem that I made is a feathered star that is 24 x 24. Someone at inspiration club talked me into entering it in a local quilt show and to my surprise I won best pieced small quilt. I love Connie’s new book. Good job.

    —Gloria on February 10, 2015
  • I make wall quilts and table runners all the time-love having little projects to keep me busy

    —valerie csmith on February 10, 2015
  • I love the mini quilts. I have made several "season" ones. This all look so much more interesting. These would be such a joy to do. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    LaVonne Crouse

    —LaVonne Crouse on February 10, 2015
  • It has been a while since I have made something "little" but I think the smallest patchwork thing I have done was a patchwork hot pad. With my children raised and in homes of their own I have wanted to get back to the hot pads, and almost everything Kitcheny to give to all my girls (duaghters & daughters-in-law) things that they might need.

    —Sherie on February 10, 2015
  • The first quilt I made was a very small wall quilt with a quilted motiv in the middle.

    Anne Marie Grefsrud on February 10, 2015
  • I made 18 preemie quilts so far to donate. That’s the smallest I’ve ever made.

    —Jodi Breese on February 10, 2015
  • I made many little valentines this year with only scraps. I embroidered some flowers, hearts and balloons on them . They are ready to be mailed to some old and new friends and my mom too!

    —Mary Thomas on February 10, 2015
  • the smalest were post cards and inchies 🙂

    —Helen on February 10, 2015
  • My only little gem so far is a "school house" wall hanging at about 12×12. I can’t wait to try one smaller…looks like so much fun!

    —Teresa on February 10, 2015
  • I made a small round table topper (like for a round side table) with matching coasters for a wedding gift.

    —Janet on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I made was a 2 inch x 3 inch breast cancer ribbon quilt. The next would be a 4″ square mug rug of a turkey with tiny Dresden plates for a tail. I have several other small appliqued wall hangings. I just finished a 9 inch square wall hanging with 4 paper pieced hearts for Valentine’s Day. My sister and niece give me their scraps so I always have a variety of scraps to work with.

    —Julie B on February 10, 2015
  • Doll Quilts are my favorite minis. Thanks.

    —Mom C on February 10, 2015
  • I made a miniature quilt for my sister to hang under a shelf in her bathroom. Machine pieced and quilted, the finished size was about 10×14. I never attempted another! Currently trying my first paper piecing project, learning from on-line videos. Loving the results so far!

    —Jane on February 10, 2015
  • I have my children’s blankets and a lot of other lap quilts. It would be so nice to display one of my children’s quilt.

    —Gayle Bang on February 10, 2015
  • I made a Halloween little quilt for a stand similar to this one. I love being able to decorate all around the house. And I LOVE your books!

    —Melanie on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was a 1″ paper pieced square that I did in a class with George Siciliano. My eyes aren’t good enough for that! I also made some "Inchies" from the book of the same name. That was fun.

    —Mary Ann Fogleman on February 10, 2015
  • My little gem was my first paper pieced mini wall hanging that was designed by Connie Kauffman, the one who taught me to quilt. 🙂
    I love all of the designs in her new book.

    —Diane on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gems I have made are post cards and name tags.

    —Beverly Lusk on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest paper pieced gem as 1.5 X 2.5 Pink Ribbon pin. It was pieced on 2 sections then sewn together for pin top, quilted and bound. First was for friend who is breast cancer survivor and second was included in Relay for Life raffle basket. That’s for the chance to win a copy of this interesting book.

    —Sue R. on February 10, 2015
  • My first little gem was a Christmas "twister" wreath. I love seeing it every year in my dining room. I would love to make more little gems for each month of the year!

    —Susi on February 10, 2015
  • I quilt pillows and the smallest quilt has been a baby quilt. Thanks for yet another great giveaway. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again.

    debbie on February 10, 2015
  • Just finished a class in making miniatures. Finished two 3 inch blocks & one 2 inch block. All were machine pieced. Plan to make a few more & frame my miniature treasures.

    —Amy Cofer on February 10, 2015
  • I like to make quilted notebooks.

    tammie schaffer on February 10, 2015
  • Have made many postcards and potholders, but haven’t made any for display. Love these, especially the plaid w/buttons! AWESOME idea! Thanks for sharing.

    —tracydvr on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I ever made was a 12 x 12 paper pieced block. My passion is working on small scrappy quilts. I absolutely love the little gems in the book and I hope I am the lucky person to win the book :o)

    —Nancy Opsteen on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem I’ve made was a 12″x12″ wall hanging that I gave to my sister-in-law for Christmas. It didn’t take long!

    —Virginia in AK on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest paper pieced project was a series of 2″ finished pineapple blocks. I took each 2″ block and mounted on the front of a blank card and hand lettered a quote all the way around the block in calligraphy.

    —Sheryl on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I have made is big enough for your house key with a little flah light – just right for that walk around the neghborhood!

    —Carolyn D'Annolfo on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest gems have been mug mats. Looks like a great book!

    —Marjory W on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I made was a paper pieced lone star quilt. Paper piecing made for great accuracy. I would love to have this book.

    Kim Conner on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest quilt I’ve made is about 16 by 20 – and was NOT paper pieced. Just oodles of tiny triangles sewn together. So much fun. Would love to make a smaller one, and paper piecing is so fun!

    —Joy Bradley on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest little gem was a 5″x5″ mug rug (actually 2 of them) reduced to 1/4 size to match the 10″x10″ block in a lap quilt I made for a donation. I liked using matching fabrics and it was ok to have less fabric to put into the "pieces" bins. I rarely throw out even very little pieces. I recently did a project using 1″ squares of nearly every fabric in my stash, and have had creative fun with threads and dog ears stitched between 2 layers of tulle or other semi-sheer fabric. "Playing with Plaids" is so creative! Just what I need, another use for my husbands old plaid flannel shirts!!

    —Jane on February 10, 2015
  • I have not tried paper piecing yet, but would love to try it!!

    —Laura siemms on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest that I have done was 9 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. It was made from the scraps of a quilt that our group did as a going away gift for a fellow quilter who was moving. A lovely little keepsake for those ladies who put the quilt together. I have always wanted to try doing postcards but have not gotten to that point yet.

    —Faith on February 10, 2015
  • Smallest items have been Christmas ornaments. Before I retired I made 60 per year for the staff, trustees, and volunteers.

    —Nann on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem I made was a Christmas Wallhanging that was paper pieced. It was about 18 inches square. This book looks great and I would love to try Connie’s patterns. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Cecilia on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem was a 6 inch square that became a Linus quilt. A gal in our sewing group gave each of us a small pink piece of material with cupcakes on it to somehow become a quilt block. She put them all together and it was the most precious Linus quilt I have ever seen.

    —cheryl murphy on February 10, 2015
  • I enjoy making small quilts. I’ve made 3 that were about 20″ square. One was a Carol Doak pattern and 2 were George Siciliano patterns. One of which contained 1000 pieces. Hard to know exactly how to display them for greatest effect. These stands would really highlight them. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of them.

    —Wendy A on February 10, 2015
  • I love the samples you show above from your book. Lately I have really been getting into making "mini" quilt—and love it!!

    —Verna on February 10, 2015
  • My finest "Little Gem" was a wall hanging that I made from the scraps given me by a member of my quilt guild. She had made a quilt that included lots of flying geese made with the sew,flip, and trim method, and she had loads of very small triangles left over. It made a fabulous wall quilt….one of my favorites.

    —Lynn Miller on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest I’ve done was a mug rug, using 3/4″ by 2″ Dresden plate pieces. I’m looking forward to seeing this book! I’ve never tried paper piecing. Thanks

    —Maryellen on February 10, 2015
  • The is really cute. Maybe as a new quilter I could actually get one done.

    —Patty Wood on February 10, 2015
  • I haven’t paper pieced for some time and have the 12×12 frame and would love to make some of your very cute patterns and who doesn’t have lots of fabric. Thank you for give away! ☆☆☆

    —Shirley Thompson on February 10, 2015
  • I haven"t tried mini quilting yet but am looking forward to it.

    —Linclare on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I’ve made was a mug rug for my DH for his birthday; he collects fountain pens, so I made a mug rug out of some fountain pen novelty fabric. I have this lovely Ackfeld stand, and am always looking for more patterns I can use it with. This book will DEFINITELY be in my quilter’s library, whether I win or not!

    —AnnieH on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I ever made was paper-pieced and finished at 6 x 9 inches. I made 6 little log cabin blocks. It was fun to make. I’ve since made postcards, and several arty little compositions with scraps. My favorite little gems to make are doll quilts, and I’m now making some for premature babies and early demise babies at a local hospital’s neonatal unit.

    Sharon on February 10, 2015
  • A coaster is probably the smallest "quilt" I’ve ever made.

    —Sarah on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I ever made was a 5×7 wall hanging of a jack o lantern! My birthday is on HALLOWEEN so when I saw it in a quilting magazine, I knew I had to make it. I have made several for special friends and one for each of my daughters.

    —Ginger Billingsley on February 10, 2015
  • I am a real scrap saver, and I have used them for many small projects, such as pot holders, table runners, etc.

    —Pat on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest was 21″ x 26″, half-scale Road to Bali. Small quilt matching our bed quilt so the cats could lay in the sun and still protect the dresser.

    Winks Krislen Horlings on February 10, 2015
  • Two years ago, a group of ladies that I quilt with made 12 ea 12″ square mini quilts. One for each month. It was a lot of fun.

    Sheila on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gems have been mug rugs made for my friends.
    Whenever they use them I am there with them in spirit.

    —Mary on February 10, 2015
  • I like to make fabric postcards of place I visit using various techniques that I might want to explore further.

    —Regina Harris on February 10, 2015
  • Just made my first little quilt. It is 16″ x 18″. It was so much fun to make.

    —Nancy Stansbury on February 10, 2015
  • I have wanted to do a small quilt for a very long time and I have the scraps to prove it!! Thank you for your kind generosity.

    —Anne Esteve on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a postcard or two and a few 12″ wall pieces…. but I adore the quilting in this book and love those stands….. Great choices!!!!

    —Tonie Peterson on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest quilt was a small appliquéd heart quilt for my mother in law. She strung a little clothes line above her kitchen cabinets and several of us made her a mini quilt.i don’t know the exact dimensions bit I would guess approx. 6″x8″.

    —Renee Welton on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest little gem I’ve ever made is a scrappy mug rug. I use it every time I’m in my sewing room. I was just fiddling around with my new machine one day and used up some favorite scraps, along with some fancy stitches and it turned out so cute!

    —Kathy E. on February 10, 2015
  • I have made placemats, table toppers, and small wall hangings. I’d love to give these "little gems" a try too!

    —Judy F on February 10, 2015
  • I believe one of the most satisfying and touching small quilts I have ever created was a wall hanging for a special educator. My friend, Lisa, has a special needs son and she commissioned a wall hanging of tulips in pots which I paper pieced and it was approx. 8″ wide and 18″ long. It was meant to represent the blossoming of Lisa’s son under the tutelage of this special teacher.

    —Allison Wade on February 10, 2015
  • A luggage tag

    —Pat Smith on February 10, 2015
  • I guess the tiniest little gem I have made is a one inch paper pieced santa face. It was small. Other than that I love making small quilts, under 30×30.

    Colleen Taylor on February 10, 2015
  • I have made some small wall quilts but the smallest items were mug rugs as stocking stuffers for the entire family.

    —Joan H. on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest gem I have made is a Guild name tag, but I love mini.

    —Jacquie Billot on February 10, 2015
  • These quilts are amazing. I have never tried them, and I look forward to making them.

    —MaryJo on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is a table topper about 14″ square which was for Easter – it has four quadrants with sashing to make a cross, each quadrant had an egg appliqued that I made from narrow strips on the diagonal. I discovered it recently and used it last Easter for the first time in many many years. I have just started being very attracted to miniature quilts and so the timing of Little Gems is perfect for me. The stand is beautiful too and what a lovely way to display a miniature quilt.
    Pauline

    —Pauline on February 10, 2015
  • I am a newbie and my first project was a small "little gem" fall wall hanging. I am learning to do paper piecing and love it.

    —Angelia L. on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made several potholder sized "kitchen quilts" out of 1″ finished squares, but nothing paper pieced yet. This looks like a fun book!

    —Gee Hubbard on February 10, 2015
  • Loving that book, would love to do everyone of them. Where can I buy this book if I don’t win. lol Thanks

    —Marge on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I have made is about 10 x 11. It’s a paper pieced fantasy flower and I have it in my sewing area to inspire me. I’ve also made a few doll quilts.

    —Fran on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest was the first quilt I ever made – a 12″ x 12″ using several flannel cat prints that I gave my sister for Christmas. She refused to acknowledge that it was a quilt because it was so small. So I took a class, got some books, and have been quilting ever since. 🙂

    —Loretta on February 10, 2015
  • my smallest was a hot pad

    —BJ on February 10, 2015
  • Amazing idea! I love all these Little Gems! I love to use these mini quilts to various things from a lamp rug to a toothbrush rug. My husband even loves my minis to use as a Gun Rug. He has over sensitive hearing since a brain stroke last year so we use little quilts to help cushion the sound when setting anything down on the counter. I’d love to have that wonderful hanger to display my latest creation on. Thanks for this sweet opportunity.

    —Michele Cais on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made a few doll quilts with and for my daughter. I like this size so I can try out new techniques!

    —Sarah J. on February 10, 2015
  • Crazy me. My first pattern was for a 3″ bear claw so I made a toddler bed quilt with all those tiny pieces. Ugh. Pretty though.

    —terri on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a wall hanging, but I would love to make a quilt from Little Gems. They are all so beautiful! I would also love to win an Ackfield wire hanger. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

    —Lk smith on February 10, 2015
  • I made a wall quilt, about 12″ x 12″. I chose purples, a color i rarely use, and it turned out to be one of my favorites. Small quilts are absolutely my favorite. You get to try color combinations and techniques that would be overwhelming if you thought you had to make a full-sized quilt with them.

    —Carole S. on February 10, 2015
  • i like to appliqué small quilts for each season and display on a nice stand like you have. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —Molly Alaria on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gems were postcards. My most detailed gem was a small banner for a door. I love paper piecing, and the projects in Little Gems book are beautiful!

    —Barb on February 10, 2015
  • on my bucket list!

    —Diane on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest gem was a 12 X 12 patriotic quilt with wool stars that I machine appliqued with wool thread. I was able to use left over fabric from a wall hanging that was also patriotic. I love them both and use them from Memorial Day through Labor Day. I have also made a 12 X 12 Valentine quilt using left over 2 1/2″ squares. It is a great way to use up scraps. As I am new to paper piecing, I think this would be a great way to boost my practice and still have some fun quilt to display or give a way. Thank you for the give away.

    —Deb Kienow on February 10, 2015
  • I have never made a paper pieced "little gem" but have pieced together mug rugs and pot holders. I would love to win this book to learn how to make " little gems" and the neat stand for display. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    —Lu on February 10, 2015
  • the smallest quilt I remember making is a Barbie quilt, shades of pink with white.. lace for a ruffle.. the recipient loved it

    —Carol on February 10, 2015
  • Littlest "Little Gem" would have been placemats..which were cute but super repetitive! This book looks adorable and I definitely am a hoarder of scraps! Putting it on my "too get" wish list! Like soon! Thank you so much for the give-away!

    —Lynette W. on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a potholder.

    —anita on February 10, 2015
  • Table topper…. these look like fun!

    —Beulah Koen on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made several over the years, but my favorite was a little quilt of 12 little basket blocks. Looking forward to reading your new book.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful gift.

    —Nancy Smith on February 10, 2015
  • I made a Carpenter’s Wheel that finished 4″ square just last month. I’ve been exploring mini quilts since September and I am enjoying the challenge.

    Tammy on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest item I’ve made was a set of coffee cup placemats, about 4×6.

    —Karen Cohn on February 10, 2015
  • I have made a few 12″ quilts for my Mom’s apartment door and for my Mother-in-laws nursing home door. I could use some expert advise on making them. Plus, I have an interest in learning paper piecing as I have not tried doing that technique. I would love to use up some small fabric scraps. Thank you for such an opportunity!

    —Pam Blake on February 10, 2015
  • I have made mug rugs, but this book….. WOW!!

    —Shirley Jobson on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little quilt I have made was a paper-pieced American flag that I wore as a pin right after 9-11 happened. I have a thing for little quilts, what can I say??
    Thanks,
    nettiecrain@live.com

    Annette Crain on February 10, 2015
  • LOVE miniature quilts and have the scraps and patterns to make paper-pieced ones but haven’t gotten that far down on my to-do list!

    —Pam on February 10, 2015
  • I made a small wallhanging for my cubicle out of moda candy but I would like to change it with the season Since I dont have a window. Very cute book.

    —Diane I on February 10, 2015
  • The littlest gem I have ever made were a group of mug mats. I made them for everyone last Christmas. I bought a mini table size quilt pattern at festival this year

    cathy dewoody on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I made was a small bowtie wallhanging.

    Karen O'Connell on February 10, 2015
  • the smallest I have made is the size of an artist trading card or 2.5″ x 3.5″

    —Janet Hartje on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several of the 12 x 12 size for the table top hanger but have given them all away as gifts. The recipients have loved them. I am hoping to make one for myself in the near future. This Little Gems book has a lot of cute patterns I would really like to try!

    —Kori on February 10, 2015
  • I made one with over 30 small samples into 2″x3″ quilt, it hangs on the clothes line as part of another quilt with Sunbonnet Sue.

    —Linda Christianson on February 10, 2015
  • mug rugs are my littlest gems! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Kim on February 10, 2015
  • I love to make little things. In 1994, on a whim, A friend and I made a small quilt. We found the pattern in a magazine, and decided at that moment we would make it. We chose the fabrics, cut fabrics, and I stitched it all together. (My friend assisted in choosing, cutting and ironing.) It is a scrappy 9-patch of Bear Paws with the little claws being only 1/2″ square each, without paper piecing.
    It measures 13″ square with three borders then ending in Prairie Points.
    We made this small quilt between 11pm and 3am! Named "Raw Nerves" it has been proudly hanging on my family room wall ever since that night.

    —Marie C. on February 10, 2015
  • My littlest Gem was a small lap throw , maybe even smaller! For my niece from her graduation gown! I quilted in her year too! So I guess maybe it’d be a wall hanging!

    —Anita Carol Gambrell on February 10, 2015
  • The best little gem I have made was a halloween block from "love of quilting" magazine. It was my first attempt at a project from the magazine. The pattern was from the Quilted Bear. Still display it every year.

    —Pamela Hale on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest little project I made was a doll quilt about 12 " square that fit into a small doll’s cradle.It was a gift to my little granddaughter.

    —Jackie Wisherd on February 10, 2015
  • I made a bunch of little 5-6″ quilt blocks from "350 quilt Blocks." Being new to the patchwork idea, I liked it because I used only little scraps of fabric- that way I didn’t feel bad when I messed up!

    —Roberta Kennedy on February 10, 2015
  • Table topper

    —lawana on February 10, 2015
  • A miniature labyrinth quilt which would look beautiful on the little rack

    —Bunny on February 10, 2015
  • I made a wonderful baby quilt.. my niece just loved it…

    —Sandy on February 10, 2015
  • Love all these little quilts. Would live to win. Can put this little display hanger in my dental operatory for my patients to enjoy

    —Cheryl Hank on February 10, 2015
  • I made a little scene of Colorado mountains to hang beside my desk at work to remind me of my favorite place to be! I can look at it every day and dream a little.

    —Robin M on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several name tags …that’s about the extent of my mini quilts. I’d love to win the new book and have inspiration to complete more. Thanks for a chance to win !!

    —Diana Tatro on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is an 8 x 10 landscape of a sunset for a color and design class I took at my LQS.

    —Elaine Phillips on February 10, 2015
  • A postcard is the smallest little gem I have made.

    —Carrie on February 10, 2015
  • I have made several small quilts, doll sized as in 20-24 inches, a couple miniatures 12 inches squares, but I have not paper pieced for that size, hmmm! Thanks Kathy in Colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on February 10, 2015
  • I love paper piecing. My corners come out where they should. I have some patterns for quilts about 3″x5″, but I haven’t made any of them yet. The smallest quilt I’ve finished is about 8″x10″

    —Sharon H on February 10, 2015
  • mini doll size wall quilt consisting of nine appliqués hearts for my mother in law.

    —Patricia Runge on February 10, 2015
  • My 7 and 10 year old nieces were visiting and we made little quilted hang tag ornaments for their grandmother and mother with fussy cut scraps of birdhouse fabric. The girls were so excited that they asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. I was so happy to introduce them to sewing at a young age, because its a hobby that has brought me so much happiness!

    —Karin E on February 10, 2015
  • I paper pieced a small pillow at Christmas that was 12″ and contained 4 blocks of flowers. I really enjoy the accuracy paper piecing affords. Can’t wait to get this book!

    —Cindy McVey on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made an 8″ x 10″ reverse applique wall hanging, and another wall hanging of 1 1/2″ pinwheels – they were the off-cuts from making other blocks and I couldn’t throw them out! I quite like tiny piecing and plan to do more! It would be lovely to win this little quilt rack. Thank you!

    —Paula on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest items I quilted were Christmas ornaments. They were adorable. Small diamond shapes w/a ribbon hanger. I also made mini mittens ornaments that I could put a gift card or money in and then hang in the tree. I would love to make mini quilts and display them on the appropriate stand. These were two ways to use some of my scraps. Looking forward to more patterns. Thank you.

    —Joyce on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest ones I’ve made were quilted artist trading cards – ATCs – 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. – which I traded!

    —Jane on February 10, 2015
  • I’m still a beginner and would love to make my first one. What an awesome drawing!

    —Tammy on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve made a table topper … but am VERY anxious to go smaller. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    —Pat O on February 10, 2015
  • I just made some Valentine postcards and sent them off to friends! What a great book. I have added it to my wish list.

    —Nancy on February 10, 2015
  • I’m still new at it but I am trying some miniature blocks to … we’ll see.

    —Connie German on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest piece that I have done is a doll quilt for my daughter many many years ago. I have never done any paper piecing but it is on my list of things to try this year!

    —Marsha T on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" I have made was a pair of pot holders. I would love to learn to paper piece.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the book and miniature quilt stand.

    —Sherrie H. on February 10, 2015
  • The smallest quilt was a christmas wal hanger in hexagon, but i have a lot of new things to do, reading all the comments above

    —Corrie Boersma on February 10, 2015
  • Love cream fabrics which results in lots of scraps – my smallest "quilt" is currently only about 5″ square and is a log cabin design – who knows what it will end up as?

    love the quilt stand – so far not seen in this part of Australia

    cheers

    —Norma Dix on February 10, 2015
  • paper pieced ornaments

    —Sue Goodin on February 10, 2015
  • I’m just finishing 5 Valentine mug rugs! I’ve made 3 inch square Christmas tags.

    —Pam Reim on February 10, 2015
  • The tiniest little gem I’ve ever made was a paper-pieced name tag for the 1st quilt guild I joined. I was fairly new to quilting and didn’t even know what paper-piecing was! I really enjoy it now and have made several other larger paper-pieced projects.

    —Suzanne Beringer on February 10, 2015
  • I have made quite a few wall hangings…. From 12″ x12″ to 48×48

    —Jeannine on February 10, 2015
  • I made a Christmas wall quilt top. I still have to sandwich it and quilt it. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

    —Connie Cain on February 10, 2015
  • I have made lots of postcards in the past. Not hard but takes patience.

    —Chris on February 10, 2015
  • I’ve never tried small quilts but would like to

    —Brenda Sutton on February 10, 2015
  • My smallest make was a gift tag, but I love the idea of a slightly bigger little gem to be displayed on one of these hangers – I have never seen them here in the U.K. so I will be keeping my eyes open when I visit the states next year.

    —Karen on February 11, 2015
  • My first small quilts were made for a quilt swap. Its a way of working I really enjoy.

    —Teresa on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made so far is a microwave bowl holder, and having made about 400 so far have done a lot of free motion practice. Would love to win this group to get me started on these lovely little gems!

    —Suzanprincess on February 11, 2015
  • A little doll quilt made from 2inch colored squares cut into triangles and paired up with black triangles to make pinwheels. It really turned out very cute.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on February 11, 2015
  • i have made several small paper pieced wall hangings and love the perfect points you get. The first PP project was a 1 inch half square triangle border. It was on the cover of Fons & Porter magazine and I didn’t realize it was a mini until I started. The 2nd project was a Feathered Star and my latest is a 5 1/2″ square for our presidents quilt. It’s so tiny!

    —Katy on February 11, 2015
  • I recently designed a paper-pieced mug mat for a team exchange! So much fun and the accuracy is unbelievable! Great technique!

    Carol Connolly-Ethier on February 11, 2015
  • I haven’t completed a little quilt yet. I’m currently starting a chicken wall quilt.

    —Carla S on February 11, 2015
  • My mom had a tiny wooden quilt rack she had bought at a craft show. I made two tiny quilts to fit it, one for Christmas (from Christmas scraps) and one for everyday (from miscellaneous scraps). The quilts are about 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

    —Sue Johnson on February 11, 2015
  • A number of years ago, I made a mini. It is a nine-patch, within a nine patch. The finished squares are 1/4″. It is 8″ square and I use it as a table mat. This was before paper piecing, and it was challenging.

    —Irene on February 11, 2015
  • The "Littlest Gem" that I have ever made, was a postcard to try some new technique without a lot of investment. Make great secret sister gifts…

    —Denise L. on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest I have made was a mug rug : 7×9 inches. I have sent it to a friend las t week because her birthday will be next 14 th of february. Thanks for the chance to win if it’s open to international readers .

    —isa13 on February 11, 2015
  • I think my smallest bound quilt is 6 inches square and has a 3 or 3.5 inch square in a square pattern in the center…. with borders and a little applique. The little stand would be a perfect accent… for a small quilt!

    —Beth-near Washington DC on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve done some small paper-pieced "inserts" as parts of a larger quilt block, but never done just a small piece on its own. I think it would be fun to make a small treasure to display – what a great idea for scraps!

    —Leah Whitcomb on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest quilted item I have made was a topper for the back of the commode. It was difficult at best and was one of my very first projects when I started quilting 2 yrs ago. I even free motion quilted it on my machine, doesn’t look too bad for my first try. Since then, I have learned better ways, but can always use more ideas and help.

    —Laurie Travis on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest gem was a table runner. It is in my hope chest as a reminder of the very first quilt I made and the lessons I took from a sweet woman in Kouts, Indiana. I love the art of quilting and am so excited about Connie’s new release . She does an amazing job.

    —Lorie Oldham on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest item I have ever made was a potholder using fabric folded then pressed in a pineapple square pattern. It was the very first item I ever made! I had the quilting bug after that! I enjoy making smaller projects since you can start and finish them in a weekend. I’m currently incorporating my machinery embroidery to make seasonal wall hangings. I would love to have one of these quilt stands and a copy of Connie’s new book.

    —Darlene L, on February 11, 2015
  • Mini squares to make mugrugs. Need more practice doing tiny things.

    Sharon on February 11, 2015
  • My very first quilt was a little gem. It was a halloween wall hanging that I designed myself and I was hooked lol. I am still new to quilting but I do prefer doing wall hangings and smaller quilts rather then the regular sized quilts. Anyhoo, quilting has stolen my heart and I shall forever be better for it!

    —Donna Contreras on February 11, 2015
  • My first little gem was a post card that I mailed to Australia. My friend there was amazed that it made it through the postal system without being damaged. 🙂 I have also made small 10 inch wall hangings to decorate my attic room as well. They are awesome because they can be a on the go project if they are hand pieced.

    —genny on February 11, 2015
  • i love the new 2 1/2″ squares that are out there and I’ve made a tiny twister quilt and a doll size quilt! I save all my extra pieces and make crazy quilts with the pieces and lots of scrappy quilts! This book looks way fun! Can’t wait to try some of these patterns!

    —Danette Roundy on February 11, 2015
  • a red and white 9″ quilt with 1″ blocks. A challenge to myself, looks like these would be a lot easier!

    —Linda Ross on February 11, 2015
  • Oh, do I ever have the perfect place for that little stand. And, I am a pp lover. Perfect for me.

    Cynthia on February 11, 2015
  • I started a miniature paper pieced Wall Hanging of a teapot and teacups. I got the teapot done abd decided to stop there. So many tiny pieces!

    —Darcey Tredway on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest I have pieced is a 5″ paper pieced log cabin star quilt that my husband referred to as a "pot holder".

    —Rose Kniffen on February 11, 2015
  • Wonderful little quilts. I enjoy paper piecing and my smallest block so far is 2 inches. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Marilyn on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest thing I have made was some pieced Christmas tree ornaments.

    —Pat Shores on February 11, 2015
  • I love making little quilts. Last year, I made a small quilt (6×7) each month, that I could mail to my elderly mother back in England; she loves them and has them all on her mantelpiece to show to her friends who call. I chose seasonal themes and I mixed up the techniques: piecing, appliqué, embroidery. Now, of course, I want to make more thismyear, too.

    —Jean on February 11, 2015
  • Just a Baby Quilt!! S o not that tiny.But the Little Gems are very interesting.

    —Linda Morgan on February 11, 2015
  • I made a small paper pieced snowflake little quilt. It’s about 6 inches and I found the pattern online.

    —Patty Blanton on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest "Little Gem" I’ve made finished at 10″ x 12″. The wonky log cabin blocks finished at 2 1/2″. It was paper-pieced from scraps mostly in yellows and blacks. I surrounded the 12 tiny blocks with a black inner border, a tiny yellow middle border, and a bit wider black outer border. It has corner pockets to insert a dowel for hanging. It is called Playful Log Cabin and is done in the fields and furrows setting. I then quilted it by stitching in the ditch. It is now displayed on a tiny quilt rack in my doll corner. Love it!

    —Lana Frazier on February 11, 2015
  • Little quilts are fun and easy to store. I have made several and have them displayed all around the house:)

    —Susan Mortimore on February 11, 2015
  • smallest I’ve made is a table topper but I absolutely love these little gems. Definitely getting this book!

    —Kim on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve only made king size quilts so far but found a wall hanging in a quilt magazine just yesterday that I want to make.

    —Shelia on February 11, 2015
  • My most involved Little Gem was 17×17 and had 1473 pieces. It was a test of my ability but I did it. I love it, it hangs proudly in my home.

    —connie b on February 11, 2015
  • I love making postcards. They’re great for trying out new techniques.

    —Peggy A. on February 11, 2015
  • My first ‘little gem’ was a quilted sleeping bag I made for my daughter’s favourite doll when she was little, and it was also my first hand quilting project. Now I belong to a quilt guild that has an annual challenge, and the final quilt has to incorporate a small quantity of a certain fabric and must conform with a given theme. These quilts are 12 inches square, and are lots of fun to work on! The most recent one (I finished it on Friday) had to incorporate nothing but black and white fabrics, so I created a cow. I really enjoy making these small quilts and would love to display them on a mini-rack like the ones Connie uses!

    —Beth on February 11, 2015
  • I love paper piecing and have made pot holder gems to use up small bits of fabric. I put them in with gifts as a special little extra.

    —Patricia MacDonald on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve made one doll quilt that was 18 X 22. It was a lot of fun to make.

    —Deborah Fowler on February 11, 2015
  • YThe smallest gem I have made was a wall hanging.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on February 11, 2015
  • I have made several small doll quilts and also a sampler that hangs on a small frame in my living room. I love small projects because I get instant gratification. I put them in between the big quilts I make so I have something to go to when the big ones start feeling overwhelming as it gives me other fabrics and colors to work with for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely prizes!

    —Janet Arnett on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest gem for me would be pieced Christmas ornaments, specifically Santas. The next would be fireplace mantle runners- Christmas, Easter and Autumn.

    —Linda on February 11, 2015
  • I made a trapunto table topper that is 19 inches square. First time with trapunto and last. But have been thinking about doing smaller quilts for wall and/or using a quilt table stand. Would just love to win the book so I could play more! Paper foundation is the way to go for the smaller quilts I have planned. Can’t imagine doing them any other way.

    —Karen on February 11, 2015
  • I love art quilts but making one is intimidating to me. When I learned to make fabric postcards and artist trading cards, I was hooked! Love the "Little Gems" projects – thanks for this opportunity to win.

    —Donna V. on February 11, 2015
  • I made a small quilt from a John Flynn precut kit a few years ago. I’d love to try another and the book looks amazing.

    —Jan Wolfgram on February 11, 2015
  • I made a small art quilt for my dad using an old photo of a tree in autumn that he had taken many years ago. I used the confetti technique for the leaves with batik fabrics.

    —Pam on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest quilt was 5×5″. Love the quilt racks.

    —Judy Allen on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest *little Gem* I’ve ever made was a doll quilt. I do want to try even smaller projects though as I love anything that I can make in miniature. :o)

    —Cheryl Rich on February 11, 2015
  • I always enjoy your books and will be on the lookout for this in the store. The quilts I have made from your other books have been really fun to make. Thanks for sharing your talents. Charlotte

    —Charlotte Schafer on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest quilt is a miniature double wedding ring that fits in an 8×10 frame. I’ve made several small ones for the wonderful Ackfeld table top frames – they make great gifts. Give one frame and you can keep on giving small quilts for all occasions.

    —Mona on February 11, 2015
  • What cute minis. These would make great use of leftover fabric from a bigger project.

    D George on February 11, 2015
  • Smallest quilt mug rug. Love the stand.

    Caroline Rohrer on February 11, 2015
  • Smallest quilt was a quilted picture frame for a gift.

    —Diane on February 11, 2015
  • Those frames are AWESOME! I’ve made all of the above except the postcard, but I’m sure I have enough scraps to do so!

    —Rosemary on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest quilt was a little mini I made for my aunt and she loved it.

    —Joan on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made measured 21cm x 32cm

    —Robyn on February 11, 2015
  • I have made 3″x3″ name badges for my quilt guild. But I have also made an Eye Candy quilt in a workshop with Melody Crust. That one was about 2″x3″.

    —Donna Tomlinson on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is a mini Halloween quilt in the hour glass design.
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    —Susan K. on February 11, 2015
  • I love doing minis.

    —Sue Pithet on February 11, 2015
  • Smallest quilt I made was a postcard for my grandson.. It was lots of fun!

    —Melanie on February 11, 2015
  • My first little gems were a set of place mats – first quilted item as well as my first small quilt. I love seeing them on the table when we have company and get lots of comments,

    —Lesley Moore on February 11, 2015
  • Omg I just love these little gems. I just made a mug rug for my son that has a skull and bones with a big red rose as the center. I would love to have the little gems to make something for mysekf. They would bring me so much joy sitting on my desk at work!

    —Kiska on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest little gems have been mug rugs. Love that book and the hanger and would LOVE to have them!

    —barbara blair on February 11, 2015
  • The littlest "quilts" I ever made were postcards for the soldiers. I made a few for Halloween, made with small cut outs of black cats, bats, pumpkins and scarecrows and ghosts, and then again for Christmas, using pieces of Christmas trees, Santa’s, gifts and snowmen. Each postcard had a note on the back thanking the soldiers for their service and to have a nice Christmas.

    —Peg Sullinger on February 11, 2015
  • I made a quilted Christmas ornament as my first little gem…and I admire it every holiday season!

    —gailanne on February 11, 2015
  • I have created pot holders and several doll quilts but never with paper piecing. I would love to add this book to my library and try some new projects. I love the look of these mini quilts and the stands makes them easy to display. I would love one to decorate my office desk!

    —Terri Lyn Gardner on February 11, 2015
  • Smallest blocks with the most pieces were baskets I made for a tiny quilt. The blocks were about 3-1/2 inches, which sounds big until you count the pieces and each basket block has 50-60 pieces, many seams less than 1/4 inch long! Such fun. I am doing a hexagon quilt now, english paper pieced, with 5/16 inch hexagons. LIttle is FUN!

    —Annie on February 11, 2015
  • 9 blocks 2.5X2.5 Christmas mini

    —carolyn montgomery on February 11, 2015
  • I have made small fan with paper piecing but never a finished quilt. Hoping to make one when I win the stand.

    —Marilyn Zearbaugh on February 11, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have accomplished is a boarder of 1″ squares for a snowman cross stitch measuring 11 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, finished in 2009! I would love to make some more as it turned out so cute.

    —Tracy-Lee Harwood on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve made several mug rugs and coasters. Love the little quilts and the hanger for them:)

    Julie on February 11, 2015
  • i made quilts for my daughters doll houses.

    —Sherry Kennard on February 11, 2015
  • I made a quilted postcard once. I love the little quilts but haven’t made many. Would love to win!

    —Barbara Lanning on February 11, 2015
  • enjoy any quilting wool and fabric. Small quilts so enjoyable especially to have hanging.

    —Joanie owen on February 11, 2015
  • I have never paper pieced, and I have never made a mini quilt, just quilted potholders so far.

    —Dawn Jones on February 11, 2015
  • The little gems I’ve made are tiny needle books that finish at about 1.5″ wide by 2″ high. Thanks for the give away and the chance to win.

    Super Mom - No Cape! on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve never paper pieced anything small, but now would be a great time to start!

    —Wendy on February 11, 2015
  • My lil’ gems…have to be a couple Mug Rugs, and a doll quilt. This book looks Awesome…the mini’s are soooo pretty too!

    —Lori Morton on February 11, 2015
  • My friend has been inspiring me. She has did postcards while we were traveling in Alaska last summer. She started teaching me how to do paper piecing and the patterns in this book look perfect for me to continue learning. She also showed me how to embed circles in fabric and I have been using her technique to frame cross stitch ornaments I make. they are about 3″ in diameter, finished. Smallest sewing I’ve ever done!

    —Susan on February 11, 2015
  • My ‘Tinier in Texas’ dollhouse quilt fits a bed that is 4″ x 6″ x 1-1/2″ – and was a challenge to make! Thank heavens for FINE SILK THREAD! It greatly reduces the ‘bulk’ of normal thread in seams, so piecing looks as good as ‘real life’! ;D

    —Linda on February 11, 2015
  • My smallest quilt was a bow tie quilt.

    —Jen on February 11, 2015
  • I made a 12″ Lonestar Block. I love thes new minis.

    —Nancy Richwine on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve made doll quilts and small wall hanging. I love miniatures. They are an inexpensive way to experiment with different pattern. You don’t use a lot of fabric but you can learn many different quilt blocks and techniques.

    —Marguerite Namdar on February 11, 2015
  • I made a tiny (about 2″ square) pincushion, with a fussy-cut 8-pointed star.

    —Carol W on February 11, 2015
  • I had to do a repair job on a quilt that I had given to my youngest daughter….when I was done she said she liked the scraps that I had used and if I could make a mini quilt for her with the rest…..this morning I started sewing together the scraps for a "Little Bit of Love Log Cabin" mini for her and have 17 blocks sewn so far….now to figure how I want the layout to go…straight or on point….

    —Darlene Krystal on February 11, 2015
  • love to make the 12 inch quilts. These would be so nice to display!!!

    —Traci Lowman on February 12, 2015
  • I love to make greeting cards with fabric and card stock.

    —Gina on February 12, 2015
  • the smallest was a get well post card for my granddaughter. It was paper pieced.

    —sonia on February 12, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made are monthly calendar blocks by Probabilities. They are each 18″ x 28″ that included piecing, applique, quilting and French binding. 12 of them and I loved making them so much I made a set for a friend.

    —Nancy Bemis on February 12, 2015
  • My first was a place mat that I pieced from the corners cut off blocks from a full size quilt. It turned out uneven and still waits to be quilted, but I haven’t given up. I still save scraps because I love a good challenge!

    —Cheryl on February 12, 2015
  • My littlest gem is a 12 inch mini quilt that I made – and remade, and remade – this past week. The first version was SO bad that I simply called it "WHOOPS!" and hung it on the wall while I referred to it and tried to make a better one. The idea of paper piecing (which I have not yet mastered) and having no mistakes is extremely attractive to me. Those tiny squares that finished at 1/2 inch are still not right!

    —Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) on February 12, 2015
  • The smallest quilt that I’ve ever made was about 12″, and was a goofy jack-o-lantern that I’ve been hanging on my front door in October for the kids that come around for treats. I love the small size and it was fun to be able to do one so quickly, as they are a nice size for a little gift or to have in an entryway or other room to perk it up. I’d love to win one of the "Little Gems" books and a stand!

    —Mary Gillette on February 12, 2015
  • I made paper pieced coasters for gifts one year and they were lots of fun.

    Deb@asimplelife Quilts on February 12, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I’ve made is an appliqued artist’s trading card. Then I made another 🙂 Once you start small, it’s hard to stop! These look so fun!

    —Lizzie on February 12, 2015
  • What a cute little quilt in blacks and reds. I’ve made little postcards. I’ve made a stole for a priest with 3″ log cabins. But the one I like best is a bear’s paw quilt that measured 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″. It often hangs in my little quilt gallery in the hallway to my studio.

    Bonnie in Va on February 12, 2015
  • I have made quite a few baby quilts and a wall hanging. I would love to make these "little gems". Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Pam on February 12, 2015
  • My smallest is 15 x 17. It hangs on the wall in my kitchen.

    —Theresa on February 12, 2015
  • My favorite small piece is 6 1/4″x7 1/2″foundation pieced patriotic quilt.
    This book looks fun and the tabletop hanger would be handy.
    Little quilts are so satisfying because you can try a different pattern but still find a space to hang it!!

    —Norma on February 12, 2015
  • I’ve made a quilty postcard once, love these little gem quilts.

    —Mara on February 12, 2015
  • I made a postcard quilt. I was on a quilting cruise. Our teachers asked each person in the group to make a postcard quilt that reflected the state you came from, or your favorite quilt block. It was fun to view the variety of cards made.

    —georgene batz on February 12, 2015
  • I think the smallest ‘quilty’ item I’ve ever made would be a small stocking ornament. A little bigger, I’ve made baby doll quilts.

    Judy Garling on February 12, 2015
  • When I was 8 my Grandmother showed me how to quilt by hand so I made Blanket for my Barbie doll. I wish I still had it!

    —Debra Caldwell on February 12, 2015
  • I made a baby quilt for my first grandchild and everyone after that

    —Tamara Lawson on February 12, 2015
  • I’ve only hand pieced one twin sized quilt in my teen years, but never paper pieced. I love the mini quilts shown and would love the opportunity to try them. Thanks for the giveaway

    Cindy on February 12, 2015
  • Doll quilt! Actually the only quilt I’ve ever finished is a doll quilt lol.

    —Kristine on February 12, 2015
  • A wallhanging is the smallest quilted piece I’ve ever made. I’ve made a ton of baby quilts. Seems like every month or two, I’m making another one!

    —Karen Pollard on February 13, 2015
  • I would love to make some of these little gems~! thank you!

    —Lee on February 13, 2015
  • My only experience with little quilts is mug rugs, although I do have the patterns from Sewing with Nancy for 12 months of little quilts to put on a miniature quilt stand (which I haven’t started yet!!).

    —Susan Meredith on February 13, 2015
  • I made a mini wall quilt featuring an antique black sewing machine which was done in felt. It was a perfect gift for mom’s sewing room.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on February 13, 2015
  • I made a mini Amish style wall hanging that was about 10 inches square. I’ve never paper pieced but you do need to be very accurate the smaller a project is, as not hitting the points is more obvious. I’ve always wanted a table top stand so this would be great to win.

    —Linda on February 13, 2015
  • The last small project I made was 12, 2 inch squares in light, tan checks, 2 inch border and a ribbon stitched on top as an inside border and tied in a bow at one corner. It is sitting on a side table with my father’s eye glasses (he’s deceased). It is just in the right spot!

    I would love the book and if I can’t win, I will certainly purchase it.

    I have purchased Ackfield hangers before and I love them!

    Camilla Hunter on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve ever made was a postcard size, made with 1/2″ half square triangles from scraps. My mother has it hanging by her desk and when anyone comments on it, and they DO marvel at the tiny size, she assures them that it is a one-of-a-kind, I’ll probably never make another that small. But I AM intrigued by Connie’s "Little Gems" and am eager to make more in the 12″ size – I still have lots of scraps!

    —Glenna D. on February 13, 2015
  • a baby quilt

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest little gem I’ve made is a door hanging for Thanksgiving. I would love to wwin so I could display a little gem inside the home.

    —Jane S on February 13, 2015
  • I never thought I would get so much pleasure out of creating small quilts for wall hangings, character shaped quiltings like Santas, snowmen and owls!

    —Alfreda R. on February 13, 2015
  • I made a six inch square Qzark Mountain hand pieced, hand quilted piece for the last quilt show. I need an Ackfeld holder for it so I will order it right now!

    —Mary Smrcka on February 13, 2015
  • the smallest quilty project I’ve ever done? That would be the birthday card for mt mom one year when I found myself with a ton of snippets and little money. Fun to do and she loved it!

    —ckachel on February 13, 2015
  • This inspires me to learn a new technique and to make a mini!

    —Adele on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest was a 6″x 8″ quilt for a teddy bear , just pieced . Paper piecing sounds so much more accurate , I’m giving it a try .Thanks

    —Margaret on February 13, 2015
  • I’ve paper pieced a name tag for my quilting group, and also made fabric postcards to be sent to ovarian cancer patients. I’ve also made some paper pieced miniature quilts – many small pieces of fabric used!

    —Susan T. on February 13, 2015
  • So far the smallest quilt I’ve completed is a baby quilt. I’ve got the top done for a table runner, but haven’t done the quilting and binding yet.

    Laura B on February 13, 2015
  • Since I have never made a table runner, etc. I would have to say that a baby quilt would be the smallest quilt I’ve every made.

    —Sherril M. on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made is doll quilts (about 12 x 18) for my daughter

    —Carolyn on February 13, 2015
  • Oh these little quilts are wonderful and the stands are great. The littlest gem I have made was a snowman table topper to hold a Christmas candle.

    —Lori Smanski on February 13, 2015
  • Little gems is a beautiful book !! ❤️
    I’ve made little doll quilts for my grandchildren , but the smallest I’ve made are little 2 " square quilt blocks, that make wonderful little pins to wear

    —Sharyn McPherson on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest was a Halloween Art Quilt that resembles a theater house. With a witch, cat, skeletons and atrim of hanging spiders. Thanks for a chance to win such a great prize!! And Happy Valentines Day!!!!

    —Nettez on February 13, 2015
  • I love scraps and minis! I have made a log cabin that is about 8×10 and several more. I love them and I sure need a cute little rack to hang them on!

    —Brenda Hulsey on February 13, 2015
  • For the holidays, I made a small (6×6) paper-pieced Christmas present that was part of a group raffle. Each member–using the same background solid–made a block then we drew names and the winner got all 6 blocks to make into a project of her own choosing. I wasn’t the lucky winner, but making the small block was a new adventure that I’m sure to repeat.
    Thanks for the chance to win your book!

    —Donna on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest would have to be coasters. Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.

    —Donna W on February 13, 2015
  • The littlest gem I ever made was my name tag for a quilt club I belonged to! It was made in the shape iof a flower with the Dresden Plate! I just bought myself an Ackfield stand, and was looking for projects to do that didn’t require appliqué! I hope I win this book!

    —Jan on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest quilted thing I’ve ever made has been a mug rug. I’ve always admired minis and would like to try one but have always been a little nervous about how the end product would turn out. This book would be a great way to get over that fear. Thank you.

    —Libby on February 13, 2015
  • I made several quilts from the "Little Quilts" books-around 12″ and not nearly as small pieces as these. I love paper piecing, and these are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kathleen T on February 13, 2015
  • The littlest "GEM" that I ever made was a coaster for my kitchen. It was when I first started and I love it with all the mistakes and seams that do not line up. It’s priceless.

    —Virginia Bronner on February 13, 2015
  • Well, the smallest I usually go is MugRugs. There have been a lot of those. I must make the Playing with Plaid little quilt. I have some homespun fabric I have been saving and they would look great on a little quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

    —CindyM in Oregon on February 13, 2015
  • Back in the 80’s Keepsake Quilting offered samples of all their fabric that season in pieces about 2 in sq–you could get 1.75 square from most pieces. I divided them into dark and light and made a 14×12 inch little quilt by paper piecing called Keepsake Goslings (Flying Geese Block)and then used the mediums with black half square triangles to make a tiny quilt called Keepsake Star (Variable Star block). I would love to win this give-away especially the quilt stand but also the book since my new space confines me to only small quilts.

    —SSQuilter on February 13, 2015
  • The littlest gems I’ve made have been potholders.

    —teri on February 13, 2015
  • The little gems I’ve made are 8×8 potholders and minis. Love to hang them on my wall.

    —Donna on February 13, 2015
  • Love these "Little Gems". Small and paper piecing combination can’t be beat!

    —joanne on February 13, 2015
  • I have made a doll quilt and mug rugs. Would love to learn to do some of the highlighted gems for display. Clever way to decorate.

    —Rena Compaan on February 13, 2015
  • My favorite little gems to create are mug rugs. I’ve combined quilting with embroidery with applique with scrappy and with test patterns. Love doing little pieces of art.

    —Sandy Navas on February 13, 2015
  • My littlest gem is a pincushion I made when I realized I hated picking my pins out of the plastic box I always kept them in.

    —Carol on February 13, 2015
  • I’ve made mug rugs but would love to make a tiny hanging quilt.

    —Cindy S on February 13, 2015
  • I have paper pieced flowers that 3″ square. I put the flower in a quilt that designed to go with the flowers Pat Atkinson Pulaski NY

    —Pat Atkinson on February 13, 2015
  • i have made foundation pieced mug rugs. Other samm items have been pot holders, a redwood wall hanging and numerous table toppers. Paper piecing is on my to-do list.

    —Carolyn Kitterer on February 13, 2015
  • I have been making little, pieced and appliqued mug rugs, which are about the smallest quilts I’ve ever made. Such fun! Great way to play with color and patterns.

    —Beth T. on February 13, 2015
  • So far I’ve made a 30 x 30 wall quilt as the smallest thing I made but I would love to try some of these gems out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

    —Tabitha Keener on February 13, 2015
  • My littlest gem…a pin cushion. Would love to try a 12×12 accent piece.

    —Sue Sharp on February 13, 2015
  • My smallest project was a 2-inch square paper foundation pieced log cabin block which became my quilt guild nametag.

    —JLouise on February 13, 2015
  • My guild is having a miniature challenge. I’ve made 2 so far. Great way to use scraps and fast too!

    —Dorothy B on February 13, 2015
  • My smallest has been postcards – at least 200 of them. Paper piecing is fun too though. Would love to win.

    gail myr on February 13, 2015
  • Before I heard about paper piecing, I made 12 minis, the largest about 4″x6″ for my sister-in-law, who collects miniatures of furniture and such. I thought she needed quilts to complete the stories. Would love to try paper piecing. It’s got to be easier than what I did.

    —Linda on February 13, 2015
  • dollhoue quilts are a wonderful pastime!

    —BarbK on February 13, 2015
  • Hi there,
    I made a miniature doll bed quilt using 1/2″ sided hexagons, all by hand! I forgot to take a picture of it, and the owner is long gone from my social circle.
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

    Come check out my blog:
    http://www.quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.com

    Jacqueline VH on February 13, 2015
  • I have made miniature quilts, mostly about 6 – 8 inches by 8 – 10 inches. Love your "little gems"!

    —Barb on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest quilted items I’ve made are a couple of mug rugs. They were fun to stitch. Actually, I don’t know why I haven’t made more – small things really are quick to make!

    —Mary on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" that I have made is a paper pieced pin cushion from a pattern that I received at last years’ Quilters Day Out. I also paper piece a lot of my quilt labels.

    Cheryl Guthrie

    —Cheryl Guthrie on February 13, 2015
  • I have only made small squares from scraps–they measure 6″total.
    Would love to try these smaller finished projects! I have saved all my
    scraps and they are cut and waiting.

    Cathy Slabaugh on February 13, 2015
  • I paper pieced a band conductor that was 8 1/2″ X 12″. I made it as a gift for my son’s high school band director. We matted and framed it for him so he could hang it in his office.

    —Cathy K. on February 13, 2015
  • My littlest gem was an appliqué 3D nametag for my quilt quild.

    —Mary Ann on February 13, 2015
  • My smallest gem is christmas ornaments.

    —Emily C on February 13, 2015
  • Our quilting group had a challenge where each of us submitted a block for the theme. Although they were not quilts by themselves, the process was the same.

    —Mimi F. on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest "little Gem" I’ve made was a quilted coat for a Paddington style Bear I made for a friend. Her daughter had lost her original so she asked me to make one, turned out pretty darn cute =)

    —Janet G on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest item I’ve stitched is a fabric postcard. It was fun to make but I did not want to mail it.

    —Kristi on February 13, 2015
  • The smallest I’ve done is a mug rug. It would be fun try something out of the Little Gems book.

    —Peggy C on February 13, 2015
  • I love working with miniatures, my smallest project so far is still a wip – ¼" hexagons but the the patterns in Connie’s book, Little Gems are delightful & really caught my attention, if I am unfortunate & don’t win, I will have to buy a copy!! Thanks Martingale & Ackfeld Manufacturing for the giveaway.

    —Lynn Wakeham on February 13, 2015
  • My smallest -but not p.p.- was a Cathedral Window that I made into a pincushion as I decided that a quilt was out of the question. This was when I first started quilting way back in the 70’s. Next was a doll size quilt from the trimmed triangles from binding strips off a larger quit.

    —Shirley on February 13, 2015
  • I have made a few fabric postcards.

    —Jo Anne on February 13, 2015
  • I have not made any small quilts but have looked at the special quilt hangers to display these little gems! I am interested in making small ‘quilt of the the month’ theme quilts, displaying a different quilt each month.

    —Betty on February 14, 2015
  • The quilts are darling and what a nice stand! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I paper pieced tulips to use in a vest that I wear.

    —Cynthia on February 14, 2015
  • I made a very tiny, paper pieced quilt of lilies and people are amazed at how small it is. Thank goodness for paper piecing. There would be no other way to make it. I love the quilts in the new book and have always wanted a stand to hang the little ones in my entry. I have the space reserved just for that! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Deborah Fields on February 14, 2015
  • The littlest gem I ever made was about 8 x8in. I took the little fabric samples Keepsake Quilting used to send a boxful with club membership. I made 12 of them, one for each of my quilting class members when I first learned to quilt. In the border, I wrote with a pigma pen. "When this you see, remember me". I would love to have that little stand so I would have a good excuse for making another 12 for my house, one for each month, since I like to change decorations seasonally.

    —Madeline on February 14, 2015
  • I made a set of 12 monthly calendar blocks.

    —Nancy Bemis on February 14, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have on my mini quilt wall is a snowman that measures 5 x 10 inches. It’s so stinking cute I keep it up year round. Thanks for the giveaway! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

    —Jacklynn Grimm on February 14, 2015
  • Paper pieced ornament

    —Linda on February 14, 2015
  • Love miniature paper piecing – my smallest so far is about 12″ diameter. This looks like a great book!

    —Kathy on February 14, 2015
  • "Little gems" are my favorite size of quilt to make. The smallest would probably be a 6″ square complete with appliqued snowman that hangs on Acfeld’s 6″ table top stand. Love Ackfeld’s stands as much as I love making "little gems" to go on them.

    Cindy A. on February 14, 2015
  • The smallest "little gem" that I have made is a doll quilt I made for my mother.

    —Darrell Hardenburg on February 14, 2015
  • I hae not done my "little gem" yet. I am new to quilting and have made a table runner . I have trying to decide if I should make mug rugs or these adorable table art work. Those holders are amazing.

    —Gladys Chase on February 14, 2015
  • I have made several "little gems" using paper piecing for postcards and mug rugs. Great giveaway. Thanks!

    —Elizabeth S on February 14, 2015
  • I make a lot of mug mats, they are ‘little gems’ that are great gifts. I have the Martingale book, "101 Fabulous Small Quilts." I am almost finished with my 3rd (!) button quilt, plus other pages marked for the future. LOVE small projects! Paper foundation is one of my favorite piecing techniques.

    —Gina M on February 14, 2015
  • I have used 1 inch squares to make heart quilts – lots of red/pink hues. Turned out cute! I’d love to do more.

    —Mary on February 14, 2015
  • I admit I have not make any little gems yet. It is so on my to-do list and I really enjoy paper piecing. When you stop and think about it… it is a perfect combination.

    —Joyce on February 15, 2015
  • Connie makes the best paper piece patterns and the directions are easy to follow.
    Gloria

    Gloria on February 15, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made was a 12 x 16″ wall quilt.

    —C Niemantsverdriet on February 15, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made was with an old flour sack and wound up approximately 10 x 16. It’s hanging on our bathroom wall.

    —Janie on February 15, 2015
  • I can’t wait to get Connies new book. Love it. The smallest quilts I’ve ever made were Christmas tree ornaments. I love miniatures. I know Connie personally and she is a delight.

    —Deanna Smart on February 15, 2015
  • My minis are mug rugs. I made 20 last summer for a family reunion, all with the same fabrics, but again all slightly different. Embroidered the year my town, and my initials. Family loved them and I didn’t get one ……. better luck next year I hope. I also do seasonal mug rugs for all my girlfriends and in place of birthday cards. They are great little experiments and you can practice all kinds of stitches and piecing and appliqueing. Just love them …..

    —Debi Sexsmith on February 15, 2015
  • I love making scrappy quilts. Piecing with little pieces could be much easier with Connies’ techniques. I have always found instructions in any of Connie’s books very accurate so this one has to go on the "I want" list.

    —karen Stutzman on February 16, 2015
  • I am in the process of making a Celtic cross – about 14 x 14 for my son. Same technique as the Hawaiian quilts or blocks. It is fun and interesting. Keeps my attention.

    —Claire on February 16, 2015
  • I have made several baby quilts (to give to a homeless shelter) and lap robes for those in the Medilodge here in my hometown. I don’t go much smaller than that-I don’t like tiny pieces to work with.

    —Karen Funk on February 16, 2015
  • A hotpad

    —Carmen N on February 16, 2015
  • Wow, what a great group of little quilts! Generally, I’m lucky if I like 2 or 3 samples in a book, but I like them all in Connie’s book! Thus far, I’ve only attempted pieced Christmas ornaments, and am signed up to take a class at a local quilt show. With these under my belt, I’m ready to tackle something more challenging. Lead on Connie, can’t wait till the book comes out (or I win!).

    —Linda on February 16, 2015
  • I’ve made dollhouse quilts and mug rugs, or coasters. I love making mini things and using up scraps and this book looks awesome! I really hope I win and I thank you for the great giveaway!

    —susan on February 16, 2015
  • The smallest pieces I have ever made are several 10 x 10 blocks (all hand-pieced) for a unfinished quilt.

    —Debora on February 16, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I have made is a 18″ x 24″ wallhanging.

    —Ellee on February 16, 2015
  • The smallest quilt I’ve made was a paper pieced Santa for a holiday pot holder. My friend hates to use it so displays it each year at Christmas in her kitchen.

    Sheilah on February 17, 2015
  • I love making small paper pieced wall hangings for different seasons and holidays. Great selection of projects in this book. My smallest project was 8×10. Love scrappy projects.

    —Ginette C on February 17, 2015

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