Beautiful blocks alert! A peek at Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns

As promised, we’re continuing to share with you books from Stitch Publications, now distributed by Martingale. Today we’re taking a peek into Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns—but you may not have seen traditional beauties quite like this before!

Yoko Saito's Traditional Block Patterns

Did you know that famed Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito was first inspired to quilt after seeing antique quilts during a visit to the United States? You can see the influence of American quiltmaking in this stunning volume, featuring 66 of Ms. Saito’s favorite block designs. Her approach to color—so unique that it has its own name, “taupe color”—relies on subtle hues and tints that bring a soft and dreamy neutral color palette to life.

From Yoko Saito's Traditional Block Patterns

Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns includes three main sections to inspire your creativity. First, the Shape patterns: Drunkard’s Path, Nine Patch, Log Cabin, hexagons, and triangle blocks, along with 10 projects to make, such as this gorgeous Grandmother’s Flower Garden Handbag:

Grandmother's Flower Garden Handbag

Next, the Object patterns: star, basket, house, floral, and tree blocks that will take your breath away. One of our favorite projects from this section (13 projects in all) is the Spool Cabinet Wall Hanging—a must-sew for anyone with a quilting space, big or small!

Spool Cabinet Wall Hanging

Yoko SaitoThe final section includes step-by-step lessons for Ms. Saito’s approach to sewing and pressing, along with her picks for essential quilting notions and tools. She hand pieces everything she makes, and you’ll get her helpful tips for precise stitching.

Of course, you can choose to sew by machine, but take a look at this video of Yoko Saito sewing a Log Cabin block by hand at Fall Quilt Market—her speed and precision are mesmerizing!

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The simple tools she uses really speed things along—just watching her makes us want to try her technique. She makes it look so easy!

Projects in the book range from a bag that features one block:

Washington Evergreen Bag
Washington Evergreen Handbag

To a spectacular sampler quilt that features 30 blocks.

Sampler Quilt
Thirty blocks plus a stunning appliquéd border (full-sized pattern sheets included)

Yoko Saito's Traditional Block PatternsWe’re giving away a copy of Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns to one lucky winner today! To enter the giveaway, tell us in the comments:

How friendly are you with handwork?

  • I love handwork—it’s my favorite part of making things.
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Feeling inspired to play the Yoko Saito way? Order your copy of Yoko Saito’s Traditional Block Patterns at our website, ShopMartingale. And stay tuned for more peeks of Stitch Publications books coming soon!


443 Comments

  • I would love to win her book. I always have a quilt on my hand quilting frame. Like Yoko I love hand work and until about 10 years ago I made all my quilts by hand piecing and hand quilting. I have even put the binding of quilts on by hand. This book looks lovely and would love to win it. I know longer do all my quilts by hand but I still do some of them that way.

    Karen on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and in the process of making crazy quilt hearts for family members.

    —Jackie Stevens on January 15, 2018
  • The only hand sewing that I do now is sewing down binding, but my Bernina and I could whip out these blocks!

    —Carol Nelms on January 15, 2018
  • I do hand quilt but I prefer to machine stitch the blocks. My machine and I are best buds!

    —Reba on January 15, 2018
  • I would sew these blocks on my sewing machine as my hands don’t feel things as they should. I like the blocks in this book.

    —Peggy Tush on January 15, 2018
  • I love and appreciate the beauty and precision of hand work.

    —Amy W on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy sewing on my machines, but find hand work far more pleasurable and relaxing. Traditional blocks are my favorites, and the color selection of these quilts is Heavenly. Such glorious art!

    —Deb Smith on January 15, 2018
  • I have at least one handwork project on the go at any one time. My quilting journey began with handwork. Then the wonders of the machine came along with its speed. As the years pass I am returning to handwork more and more. It is the journey that I enjoy. When life stresses me I quickly pick up my handwork for solace. Thank you for offering such a wonderful publication of such a renown quilter.

    —Audrey on January 15, 2018
  • I do love handwork and always have a project nearby. I machine piece my quilts, but would love to try to hand piece. Ms. Saito’s book is beautiful and I would love to own it!

    —Nancy on January 15, 2018
  • i really love handwork and always have some sort of handwork project going. this is one beautiful book. LOVE her fabric choices and the projects look wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Mary

    —Mary Kastner on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork-there is always something nearby. Currently working on a hexie GFG and about to start my first millefiori. Looking forward to advancing my skills in that. This book is one I’d like to have in my collection. He work is beautiful and the colorway is so soothing. I am a great fan of the sampler!!

    —Carlene Jewett on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork. I love to watch it all come together and it looks so good afterwards.

    —Joanne O'Neal on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. I usually work on something every night.

    —Kaye Walker on January 15, 2018
  • Hand embroidery is the first needlework/craft I learned, almost 60 years ago, from my mom. It has led to a lifetime of sewing/quilting and crafting. Miss Saito’s color palette and special touches in her quilting are delightful!

    —Mary Silkowski on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, but I’ve been thinking of getting handpiecing going for times when it’s not convenient or possible to use my machine. I would love to try Yokohama Saito’s work. So beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

    —Joy Dickson on January 15, 2018
  • While I do most of my piecing by machine, I also have at least one hand project in process. One? Let’s see, I am currently in the middle of handpiecing a Dear Jane, and have several EPP projects in the works, from hexagons to the new Brimfield block. And several hand applique projects. I just love quilting! I also love daiwabos and Yoko Saito’s projects. Would really like to win the book!! Otherwise, I will have to buy it. LOL

    —Susanne Hilton on January 15, 2018
  • Usually, the only hand-sewing projects I do is mending … how boring! I have admired Yoko Saito’s talent for several years, even have one of her books. The Sample Quilt is inspiring, so this just might be something new that I’ll be trying this year. Can you hear my sewing machine weeping!

    —Esther on January 15, 2018
  • My roots were with scissors, templates, and hand piecing. Although I have turned to faster methods, I still love a good hand project to take on trips or to work on while watching television.

    —Chris Pocock on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is soothing to the soul. I really enjoy Yoko’s work as her color choices are particularly beautiful. Thank you for sharing her inspiration!

    —Loris Mills on January 15, 2018
  • While I do hand work where called for, I really like to use my machine and get the project done so I can get on to the next one.

    —Lynne Gould on January 15, 2018
  • Wow what beautiful book. I love handwork, it is restful as well as portable. Right now Iam working on a queen size cathedral window quilt. Not a quick project but a fulfilling one

    —Shirley Phillips on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Marti Morgan on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work but I wish I was better at it. I have seen samples of hand work that is amazing especially from girls long ago who were taught sewing and homemaking. My wish is to do better and I will with practice.

    —Judy Berna on January 15, 2018
  • I would LOVE to win this book!! I absolutely love handwork, I do lots of applique and don’t really care for the sewing machine. I could applique all day long. I also love doing paper piecing as I am currently making a lap quilt of hexagons for the end of my bed in the Miss Scarlet line of reds and taupes.

    If I don’t win I will have to buy this book, but I would rather WIN it! She is so talented and have envied her work before.

    —Connie Kline on January 15, 2018
  • Absolutely love handwork. Have been a hand stitcher in many mediums since I was in my teens and now I’m a senior citizen. The most beautiful applique quilts I see at quilts shows are always those done by hand. Can’t wait to see her book in person.

    —pamela green on January 15, 2018
  • Her designs are amazing! I love the color palette! Stunning!

    —Lynn Johnson on January 15, 2018
  • I do enjoy handwork. If it involves creating with fabric, I enjoy it. Love her work!!

    —Kris on January 15, 2018
  • I’m not very good with hand stitching, but after watching her in the video I’d like to do more and become better at it. Her quilting is absolutely beautiful.

    —Lynne Kubik on January 15, 2018
  • Love this book and would love to win it. The subdued colors are beautiful. I would like to improve my hand piecing and making the sampler quilt would certainly give me lots of practice.

    —Ann Rose on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and always have a portable project going! Yoko Saito’s work is amazing!

    —Ginger Marshall on January 15, 2018
  • I feel every hand stitch is an heirloom. Handwork is a part of the person. This book must be filled with awesome beauty. I would love to embrace the experience.

    —Andrea on January 15, 2018
  • I love doing handiwork such as hand embroidery and always have at least 2 different projects going on at once. 😊

    —Melody Gould on January 15, 2018
  • I do some handwork, but mostly machine piecing when I have time. Love the colors in this book.

    —Peggy on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, wool work, hand quilting, and embroidery. It is the work I can take to groups and work on plus it offers a calming affect. Thank you for this give-away.

    —Dottie Alexander on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. I find it calming in a busy world. Love the peaceful colors she uses.

    —Barbara D on January 15, 2018
  • I really enjoy handwork! It is relaxing, mobile and it gives me a little more control on my stitching. Awesome book–thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on January 15, 2018
  • English paper piecing and hand piecing are my go to favorites for evenings in front of the TV. I am always looking for ways to improve my hand piecing.

    —Sheila Bird on January 15, 2018
  • My first quilt was completely hand sewn as required by my teacher. Now I use a machine for most of my quilting. But i’d love to take a closer look at this book.

    —DM Diana on January 15, 2018
  • Learning more each year about by trying patterns with handwork. Am still slow but my technique is improving. Still love whizzing blocks through my machine on a daily basis.

    —Amy Cofer on January 15, 2018
  • I love EPP and hand applique. Always have something in progress.

    —Donna Olson on January 15, 2018
  • I usually have some handwork on the go as well as a few machine piecing projects. Occasionally I combine them.

    —Pat on January 15, 2018
  • I like having handwork around for “on the go” projects. We have a twice weekly commitment that I always take hand wok to. Like to keep me hands busy. Yooko’s colors are beautiful, restful.

    —Mami B on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy some handwork, but for the most part the machine is my best friend.

    —jo on January 15, 2018
  • What a beautiful book. Her work is so beautiful and the colors she uses are so soothing. I do enjoy handwork. I usually have some project going all the time when I feel like holding a needle. Otherwise I am at me sewing machine stitching up some thing

    —Robin on January 15, 2018
  • I’ve done a bit of handwork, but mainly use my sewing machine on my wall hangings and small quilts. I would love to learn Yoko’s technique for doing her amazing handwork on quilts and purses. Yoko has such a gift with her color and fabric selections, I’d be thrilled to win her book! Thank you for this opportunity!

    —Debra on January 15, 2018
  • I always have hand sewing projects bagged to take with me on trips and while waiting. I accomplish so much while riding in a car. At home I relax by doing handwork in the evenings under a bright lamp near my favorite cushioned chair; in daylight hours I sew by machine near a clear window.

    —Marty on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork, but would probably do the blocks by machine!

    —Shari Kersey on January 15, 2018
  • Even though I do a good amount to machine piecing and appliquing, I really enjoy hand work as I can take it with me wherever I go or while watching tv. I have a basket with my hand piecing project in it next to my chair. I love the accuracy and organic look you can achieve with hand piecing, appliqué and embroidery. This book and it’s projects look beautiful.

    —Anne on January 15, 2018
  • Another stunning book by Yoko! She so inspires me with her precision designs and color palette. I have always wanted to make a "Taupe" quilt and the one here with the applique border looks like it might be the one!

    —Cathy on January 15, 2018
  • I like to do some handwork, but most of my quilting is by machine.

    —Louise on January 15, 2018
  • I really love her work and books. I actually like both hand and machine piecing. I would also love to learn how she color plans. The Hexagon purse is calling to me! Looks like a fabulous book!

    —Sheri Bennett on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, thanks for a chance to win the book

    —Anne on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds! When I saw this post I thought of my friend who does some amazing work!

    —Vicky on January 15, 2018
  • I usually have a wool handwork project ready to pick up. These blocks I would machine piece.

    —Louise Warren on January 15, 2018
  • Amazing video. I love handwork. It is sooooo relaxing. Wonderful therapy to sit down with needle and thread and create beautiful quilt blocks.

    Judy on January 15, 2018
  • I always have at least one handiwork project nearby, while also having a seeing machine ready and waiting. It’s all good! Doesn’t this look like a wonderful book!

    —Ann P on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork…I keep a project packed and ready to go on road trip and another by my chair to work on while “watching” TV. Projects help keep my fingers moving.

    —Shelby on January 15, 2018
  • I always have some kind of hand work by my side as I watch TV in the evenings.

    —Kathie L on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Anne L. Rightler on January 15, 2018
  • I am fascinated by watching her piece by hand. I enjoy English paper piecing, but otherwise I have never done any handpiecing. I would love to win this book.

    —Linda on January 15, 2018
  • Stunning work! I love her sense of tranquility in her work. Would love to win her book. I’m one with my machine, but now that I am retired and have time, I don’t mind hand work as much as I used to.

    —Linda Ahn on January 15, 2018
  • Would love to learn more from her. Her video is amazing!! Handiwork helps me loss weight!!!! Her work is stunning!

    —Debra Waldrop on January 15, 2018
  • I prefer my machine.

    —AS on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and always have a project near by. When I had hip replacement surgery handwork was so helpful in making the time go faster while healing. When I first saw her work I knew it was for me. The colors and simple blocks what’s not to love!

    —Karen H on January 15, 2018
  • I do hand piecing if it is better for a particular block. Most of my handwork is embroidery. It was a pleasure to see Saito-san in Houston. I have most of her books, but not this one. Her designs and handwork are awesome!

    —Mona on January 15, 2018
  • I’m a hand stitching addict! Yoko is amazing–love everything she does!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on January 15, 2018
  • Wow, loved this video! I have never seen a thumb cutter, she is truly a Master of handpiecing. It is something i have not done much of and very much want to learn and do more of. Love her quilts and adore her colors. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and usually have a project in progress. I also love my machine.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on January 15, 2018
  • I do enjoy handwork. I will listen to a book, tv or music and do it.

    —Rita Long on January 15, 2018
  • For many years all I did was machine sew, now my new interest is hand work. I just completed my first embroidery piece and want to continue! I have always wanted to make a hand pieced quilt… does it take a long time??

    Marni Robins on January 15, 2018
  • I thoroughly enjoy handwork. I always have something to work on by hand. Seeing Yolo Saito’s book makes me want to try piecing beautiful blocks. Her colors are wonderful.

    —Lynda Malloy on January 15, 2018
  • First let me say what a wonderful book. Her use of color is awesome. I do love handwork. I piece by machine but I love to sit and hand quilt. It is a totally different experience.

    —Kay Menefee on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and always have a project nearby!

    —Karen Seitz on January 15, 2018
  • I have to say that "Me and my machine" fits my situation but those blocks would still be spectacular machine quilted!

    —Barbara Duval on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually finish a project with handwork. But I do enjoy the process of putting pieces together by machine.

    —Cindy French on January 15, 2018
  • I am so interested in the hand piecing aspect of this publication. I am a machine piecing person, but I am often looking for hand projects to take along with me on trips. I’d love to explore these blocks and this concept to expand and personalize my quilting journey!

    —Jean Berger on January 15, 2018
  • I love seeing others’ handwork. I don’t think I have the time right now to do handwork but maybe soon i can work on projects like this.

    —carol on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and always have a project nearby, especially to grab-and-go when I hit the road. Also, though, my machine and I are best friends for all of my piecing and quilting. My handwork is usually embroidery. Yoko Saito’s work is absolutely beautiful. Her choice of colors really sets her apart.

    —Karen on January 15, 2018
  • I like handwork and usually have something on hand to hand stich

    —Joel Sellers on January 15, 2018
  • I absolutely LOVE handwork, and always have a hand project in hand. I deliberately started a cathedral window quilt- just to have something portable for car trips. I have loved Yoko Saito’s patterns and bought 2 of her previous books; but I didn’t know she was a hand piecer–now I love her even more.

    —Cathy Morrison on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is usually for my small projects. I don’t usually do much handwork on my large quilts other than the tag!

    —Kathy Kranenburg on January 15, 2018
  • I don’t do a lot of handwork. I’m always trying something new on my machine though. I’m particularly interested in quilt-as-you-go blocks like the ones shown on the cover of this book.

    —Geri on January 15, 2018
  • I use my machine to sew almost everything these days. I’ve handquilted a few quilts in the past.

    —Margaret Andolshek on January 15, 2018
  • This is a stunning book. I’m not sure if I would use my machine or sew them by hand. When I started quilting, everything was done by hand and it’s very relaxing to do that. But that machine makes things go so fast!!

    —Marilyn Rose on January 15, 2018
  • She always has beautiful work, but I would do everything by machine. I appreciate handwork, but have a hard time doing it.

    —Caryn on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is so soothing. I watched the log cabin block video and really learned some things about stitching. I would love to have this book. Her fabrics are wonderful.

    —Becky DuBose on January 15, 2018
  • I always have hand work close to me. I like to put some type of hand stitching in every quilt/project, that strengthens the connection to my work.

    —Cindy Griffin Malone on January 15, 2018
  • Yoko Saito’s work is so beautiful! Her use of color is inspiring. I would love to win a copy of her book. I always have a counted cross stitch project and knitting at hand, but prefer to machine piece my quilting projects.

    —Katherine Morvay on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is so satisfying and a way to slow down in this fast paced world! It’s also a way to carry on traditions my grandmothers’ taught me. Yoko Saito is inspiring!
    ,

    —Judy Stamm on January 15, 2018
  • This book is exceptional, would be the book by my side forever. Love to hand sew just get lost in it, however my Buddy (Bernina) calls to me every now and then.
    Yoko’s work and colors are so soothing.

    Thanks

    —Marilyn on January 15, 2018
  • I love Yoko Saito’s books. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win this book. So far I have only used my machine, but would like to try some handwork. I just recently received "Japanese Taupe Color Theory" and am learning a lot!

    —Ann Brassell on January 15, 2018
  • Yoko Saito is amazing! I have long admired her work; I am half Japanese myself and Japanese textiles are so unique and beautiful. This would be a wonderful book to have and tackle that gorgeous quilt – it is a very calming quilt to look at.

    —Jane Gehring on January 15, 2018
  • I’m new to quilting but I’m hooked! I haven’t tried hand work yet but winning this book would give me the nudge to try it.
    Thank you for this giveaway and the opportunity to win.

    —Kathleen Ross on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy hand work and I’m starting to do more and more of it. Love wool appliqué and I’m getting
    into cotton appliqué now, also. Her work is just beautiful and I love her color pallet! I would love to win this book!

    —Linda Haley on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and always have a project but use a sewing machine more often. The book is lovely!

    —Stephanie L. on January 15, 2018
  • What beautiful work! Wish I was good at hand work, but I am best with my machine. These would be wonderful projects to do by machine–love the style.

    —Pam Blake on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. It is my favorite part of quilting. This is a beautiful book. Would love so much to win. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at this lovely book.

    —Lin H on January 15, 2018
  • I do love handwork and usually have a project or two to take on car trips. I usually piece by machine and get satisfaction from that type of sewing as well. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. Jan D

    —Jan Dudley on January 15, 2018
  • When you stitch by hand you have control over the piece and the points come together so much more accurately. I love hand piecing. It goes faster than you think!

    —Anne G on January 15, 2018
  • I love to hand sew but also love to machine piece. Love her style and colors

    —Pam Peel on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy both hand and machine sewing, starting hand stitching English Paper Pieced 1″ hexagons to see if I could do stitches small enough to have qualified for fine sewing in the 1800s. I can!

    —Margery on January 15, 2018
  • I like a little bit of both, but I prefer to machine piece my blocks.

    —Casey Longenecker on January 15, 2018
  • I keep a go bag with a hand project going but mine aren’t as beautiful as these.

    —Christi on January 15, 2018
  • I use my machine by day and do handwork by night (while watching TV). My husband calls it our "quality time".

    —Judy Purcell on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy hand quilting and would love to try a different type of handwork in the hopes it comes out almost as good as her work does.

    —Loretta McDonald on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine! I would love to learn about her hand stitching! Since I learned of her I am fascinated and want to learn more. Also love her way of using color.

    —Carol B on January 15, 2018
  • I love Yoko’s soft color palette, it speaks to my heart in a warm and gentle way. I love handwork, wool, embroidery and cross stitching, pretty much anything that involves needle and thread. Keeping my hands busy makes me happy.

    —Jolene Sorenson on January 15, 2018
  • I have loved her work from the first time I saw it. Her muted color pallette is amazing.
    I do both machine and hand piecing depending on the project. When I hand piece a quilt I also hand quilt it.

    —Clare Gilliland on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork! As a substitute teacher, I always keep some with me for times when I have a prep class period with no actual prep to do. Thanks for featuring this artist today. I have had two separate people recently tell me that they think I would enjoy getting to know more about her because the colors I tend to prefer also run in the muted ranges, so I thought it was a lovely coincidence to see this pop up on my Facebook feed this morning! 🙂

    —Janice Black on January 15, 2018
  • I truly enjoy hand piecing and usually have a hand project going. It’s a good thing to enjoy during television watching because it keeps me ou5 of the snacks! I also do quite a bit of machine piecing as well. This book looks like a wonderful book!

    —Loretta Watrrman on January 15, 2018
  • as long as there’s fusable available, I love applique!

    —Betty Dix on January 15, 2018
  • I love her purses and quilt but my machine is my best bud. I don’t do make handwork.

    —Mindy Wolfe on January 15, 2018
  • The only handwork I do is binding a quilt. The video of Yoko Saito showing how she handsews is amazing! 🙂

    —Rose on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand quilting but I machine piece.

    —Lenora Hinman on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work. Always have one on hand for long drives or watching tv or just to calm the day. Love Yoko Saito!!! Wish I could have gone to quilt market when she was there to see her work in person. Have several books and plan to make something soon. This book is awesome!!!

    —Ruth Keimel on January 15, 2018
  • I always have handwork on the go -embroidery and applique – but my piecing is all on the machine.

    —Gloria on January 15, 2018
  • Yoko Saito’s work is masterful. I’d love to win a copy of her book as her work is so beautiful and there is much to learn from her.

    —Susan Stanton on January 15, 2018
  • What lovely work! I have always found handwork very relaxing, do all of my quilt bindings by hand. I do use my sewing machine alot, but I do some hand sewing, and also hand embroidery.

    —Cynthia Fedak on January 15, 2018
  • True work of art. Would love to learn hand piecing! Thank you for sharing.

    —Jane on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand sewing–but I also use a machine.

    —susan on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. I take handwork projects with me to appointments, etc. Thank you for the chance at this beautiful giveaway. I love her work.

    —Janie M on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork! I usually have a handwork project and a piecing project going at the same time!

    —Wanda on January 15, 2018
  • I love Yoko’s designs and projects. So happy to be able to do the ones I like on my machine.

    —Nancy S on January 15, 2018
  • the Older I get, the more I appreciate the portability of hand sewing projects!

    —Angie on January 15, 2018
  • Depends on my mood. I enjoy quilting but I also enjoy a variety of handwork techniques, too.

    —Diana O on January 15, 2018
  • I luv handwork…it’s one of my favorites when making things. Thank you for this chance to win this awesome book…ideal for my book collection!

    —Virgi on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork as it is simply great to do on road trips when in the car for long periods of time. Would love to win this book to be inspired with new designs and techniques.

    —SherryG on January 15, 2018
  • I usually piece by machine, but I also enjoy when it comes to binding by hand. I love Ms. Saito’s work and already have some of her books at home.

    Maja on January 15, 2018
  • I would be doing it by machine, not handwork. It looks like a wonderful book.

    —beth d. on January 15, 2018
  • I always have some handwork on the go, whether as an easy take-along on road trips or to do at Applique Group. I also like to machine piece, but nothing can beat applique for that unique touch.

    Irene Dewar on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy both hand work and machine piecing. Her work is exquisite!

    —Diane on January 15, 2018
  • I do both handwork and machine work. I would love to give this a try. So beautiful!

    —Patti k on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is my therapy. I love all kinds: quilting, piecing, embroidery, crochet, etc. It puts me in my happy zen place. Nothing is more calming.

    —Becky Hooper on January 15, 2018
  • I do my piecing by machine but always have an embroidery project I am working on also. I love everything made by Ms. Saito. Her work is beyond beautiful!

    —Wendy on January 15, 2018
  • Have seen her work and books before, and would love to have time for more hand work. Mostly use the machine but do enjoy a bit of handwork.

    —Vickie Keith on January 15, 2018
  • My sewing machine is my best buddy!

    —Hildy on January 15, 2018
  • I always have a handwork project nearby. Love Yoko Sato’s work.

    —Marilyn Fite on January 15, 2018
  • I love doing handwork; these designs are inspirational!

    —Mary Lou on January 15, 2018
  • Loving her color choices! Looking forward to trying her designs!

    —Carol H on January 15, 2018
  • These blocks are stunning! She makes it look so easy! I enjoy handwork and have thought about handpiecing a quilt but have been nervous to try it — would love to try this handpiecing method!

    —Marilyn Beyer on January 15, 2018
  • I would love to win this book–beautiful.

    I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. Actually I always have handwork going–I’m not good at just sitting.

    Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    —Verna Thomas on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy machine work best but I do enjoy working with wool by hand. Some patchwork just has to be done by hand for us to really appreciate the design.

    —Linda Lawson on January 15, 2018
  • Mi máquina y yo somos los mejores amigos, así que seré un genio batiendo los bloques en este libro a máquina. También tengo algo de costura a mano: algún pequeño y fácil proyecto de bordado.

    Translation: My machine and I are best friends, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine. I also have some sewing on hand: some small and easy embroidery projects.

    —Margarita on January 15, 2018
  • I love doing handwork while watching tv at night, and of course on frequent trips "coast to coast". I generally piece by machine, so learning her hand technique would be a bonus. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book!

    —Kathy O in GA/AZ on January 15, 2018
  • I do love handwork. I do a lot on my machine but handwork is my favorite. There is something so soothing about taking the time and being meaningful in the construction.

    —Robyn Brown on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is my favorite part of sewing whether it’s quilting, sewing on a binding, Wool applique or repairing clothes. I love this book! Yoko Saito s patterns, as well as her color choices are wonderful!

    —Teresa on January 15, 2018
  • I LOVE Yoko’s designs. I always have a handwork project nearby to work on when I have a few spare minutes. This book looks fabulous!

    —Cathy on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. It’s my favorite time of making things.

    —Ofilia Harner on January 15, 2018
  • ⭐️Really a beautiful book!
    Love my machine but like to add details
    By hand🎀

    —Gail Randall on January 15, 2018
  • I see by hand or machine – love it all!

    —Kathy on January 15, 2018
  • That video was amazing! I haven’t done handwork in years, and that was primarily cross-stitch. I was afraid of hand-piecing, but now I am inspired to give it a try.

    —Teresa on January 15, 2018
  • Her designs are so peaceful and calming. I love doing handwork! I generally have some I’m working on while I watch tv.

    —Judy on January 15, 2018
  • This book is of ‘drool’ quality. I love the fabrics she used and the sampler quilt is stunning. Daiwabo is very nice to work with and I have a small stash of it that could be used to make some of these projects.

    I would love to win a copy too!

    Peg

    —Peg Parsons on January 15, 2018
  • I absolutely love handwork and have always a little project in my bag.

    Martina on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork but I make most of my quilts by machine now. I would love to win this book. I would probably do some of the blocks by hand and some by machine.

    —Judy Jones on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. I can stitch any place! Yoko’s work is exquisite.

    —Karen Weidler on January 15, 2018
  • I still love to do hand stitching, and usually have some by my favorite chair. Especially on these ridiculously cold Iowa winter nights! I have been following Ms. Saito’s work and am excited to try her patterns.

    —Denise Wood on January 15, 2018
  • Hand piece and also hand quilt, and every project something to learn. Book shows such luv for traditions and would sew luv to become lucky winner to keep on learning, thanks sew for sharing her most amazing stitches and works!

    —Joane on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, especially appliqué. I also love my machine. And I love Yoko❤️

    —Madeline Trainor on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. It is so calm.
    This is a beautiful book I would love to own.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Ginny Leber on January 15, 2018
  • I always have handwork ready to go–can’t sit still for a minute if my hands are idle! I would LOVE to have this book. Her colors are so beautiful and subtle and inspiring.

    Lisa G Boyer on January 15, 2018
  • I love doing handiwork. I also love Yoko’s designs and color palate. Thanks for the chance of winning this wonderful book.

    —Denise norton on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy both handwork and machine work. Handwork is nice for take-along projects, but machine work is what takes up most of my time. There something about cloth in hand that is so peaceful.

    Suzanne Kolais on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    —Melissa L. on January 15, 2018
  • My machine and I are best friends.

    —Judy on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork used to be my best friend but lately my machine has been my workhorse! The patterns here are gorgeous and would love to incorporate them into my quilting in the future!

    —Anne Roza on January 15, 2018
  • sew much to make, sew little time! I used to do lots of handwork but over the years have spent more time using my machine. I would love to get back into handwork again though and this book would definitely inspire me to do that!!! thank you for the opportunity to win it!

    Diane Hinton on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, second to quilting. When I want a break from machine sewing I have some needle work to do.

    —Judy W. on January 15, 2018
  • Beautiful new book there.
    When I am traveling hand sewing is what I enjoy and if I am home then I am best friends with my sewing machine.

    —Johanna on January 15, 2018
  • My machine and I are a good team! These quilts are just awesome and would love the chance to make some – even tho it would be by machine. Her work is absolutely phenomenal.

    —Kathy L on January 15, 2018
  • I have always liked the Japanese color pallet in quilting. I love handiwork and sewing with my machine. Love the book!

    —janiej on January 15, 2018
  • I am a machine quilter, but wanting to get better at hand work. The project selections in this book are beautiful, and I’d love to win book. Thanks for the chance.

    —Mary Messersmith on January 15, 2018
  • I love her color palette-so calming! I love my machine for straight piecing-so fast but I also enjoy handwork with curved piecing and applique. I also do a lot of English Paper piecing as carry along projects.

    —Debbie on January 15, 2018
  • I have her book about color selection and just love it. This would be a great companion book. I enjoy doing handwork, but never make the time for it. Watching the video did make me want to put a pile of scraps by my TV chair to see if I can recreate her style.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    —Carol W on January 15, 2018
  • I like machine sewing/quilting, but also like applique. Never learned embroidery, but have friends who do tradeoffs on projects. I do their applique because they find it tedious, and they do hand embroidery for me. Aren’t friends awesome?

    —Sharon K on January 15, 2018
  • It’s me no my machine but I love the challenge of these blocks in small sizes

    —Barbara on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and freqently have a project nearby. I find it incredibly soothing and therapeutic. If only I had more time…….

    Jody M on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. I also keep a project in a basket so I can easily pick it up for long car rides or a long wait somewhere.

    —Debbie B. on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, it’s my favorite part of making things. I never use a machine for any of my quilts.

    —Suzanne Bingley on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork as it is so relaxing AND it keeps me from snacking!! i like to add some hand stitched blocks or highlights to my machine quilted projects.

    —Judy Anderson on January 15, 2018
  • What a fresh look! Love the subtle colors papered with traditional designs.

    —Joani Kinney on January 15, 2018
  • I do enjoy handwork, tho I tend to reserve it for the summer months, as it’s ideal to take with me on our travels in the caravan. Easy to pick up and put down, and it takes up very little of the extremely limited storage space.

    —Denise Hair on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy hand work, but I am best buds with my sewing machine. I have to plan for hand work and make it easily accessible, or I will go to my machine.

    Chris on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I"ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine—-although I do enjoy handwork, too.

    —Linda M DiVall on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and always have a project close at hand. I would love to win this book. It looks like a "must have".

    —Lynette Wilson on January 15, 2018
  • How can you have "handmade" without hands? I greatly enjoy hand work of any kind (except dusting and dish washing). What can we do with a "needle" and "thread" today?

    —Whiskers on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and have a project going most of the time. Yoko Saito’s work is so precise; I doubt I’ll ever get to that level no matter how long I sew.

    —Sandy May on January 15, 2018
  • I use a machine, but now am venturing into hand quilting

    —Sandi Kelly on January 15, 2018
  • Though I enjoy hand quilting, have not done much other handwork. That book is beautiful. I saw her exhibit in Houston;awesome! Would love to have the book.

    —Eileen on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, but due to hand issues, can’t do much at one time any more, so I try to recreate handwork by machine.

    I love Yoko Saito’s books, even just to look through, so thanks for this awesome giveaway and I really hope I win!

    —susan on January 15, 2018
  • I love needlework as much as quilting. Always have some crosstitch, needlepoint, knitting and quilting in progress. This is a magnificent book and I would love it. Thanks for the chance.

    —amy f on January 15, 2018
  • I do love my machine, but I do enjoy doing handwork with wool and
    I am enjoying English paper piecing

    —Susan Hillier on January 15, 2018
  • I LOVE handwork! Doing it while wrapped in a cozy throw with a cup of coffee and a good movie… aaaahhhhh!

    —Jo Anne on January 15, 2018
  • I have been quilting by hand for close to 30 years. Love Appliqué it is one of those things once you start Appliquéing you want to Appliqué somthing on every project.

    —Sharon on January 15, 2018
  • I love the palette of these quilts – all those beautiful taupes and beiges – but I am definitely handwork phobic – me and my machine though are joined at the pedal!

    —Susan on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork of all kinds, they are so portable and easy to work on while watching TV with the family.
    P.S. I also really like Yoko’s designs.

    —Joyce Scanes on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork and I go together like pins and a cushion ! I love to hand piece blocks and do needleturn applique. This book has some lovely inspiring designs that would be suitable for any colorway. Yoko Saito’s taupe color selections give such a soft gentle "homey" feel to the projects.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book !

    —Peggy on January 15, 2018
  • I love piecing with my machine, but adding hand embroidery and quilting stitches brings out a whole different character in the quilt!

    —Amy on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy both hand work and my machine, depending on the project being worked. Yoko Saito’s “Traditional Block Patterns” looks like a beautiful book.

    —Marilynn on January 15, 2018
  • I find handwork to be very relaxing. This book looks beautiful.

    —stitchinmom on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work and try to keep something on hand all the time. but i piece by machine, do embroidery and wool work by hand. thanks.

    —Sherry J on January 15, 2018
  • I love the palette, but I sure do love machine piecing, etc. If I won, I’d give the book to my friend Yoshi, who grew up in Tokyo.

    —Sharon on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work. I carry some project with me all the time to work on whenever I get a few spare minutes.

    —Judy Maggio on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork with some project always at hand but my sewing machine gives me many hours of pleasure as well. I just like working with fabrics and threads.

    —Kerry Grose on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work. I always have an applique project on the go, as well as a hand quilting piece. This books looks like one that i would love to browse.

    —Brenda C on January 15, 2018
  • I am a maker, I make things. I love my machine for sewing and piecing but I love handwork for the soothing rhythm and connection to the Threads and textiles. I always have some of each ongoing. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than the texture of hand sewn seams and quilting. This book looks incredible.

    —Leslee Shepler on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork but don’t always manage to have something handy to work on. I resolve to organize a handwork project so that I don’t have to wait until I have a binding ready to sew on, in order to have a handwork project to play with!

    —Carol Johnson on January 15, 2018
  • I love the look of hand work but my machine and I are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Carol Gearey on January 15, 2018
  • As much as I enjoy my machine, I have always had a hand project going as well. Love Yoko Saito’s work. Everything she does is beautiful.

    —Shellie Purcell on January 15, 2018
  • I’m definitely a machine quilter, but would try hand-piecing. Her blocks are amazing.

    —Anita on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!
    I wish I did more handwork-I can embroider well but hand piecing and quilting have not been my forte. Too little time. 🙂

    —Erika W on January 15, 2018
  • I started stitching everything by hand, then went to machine stitching and now I do both. I find hand-sewing to be calming and meditative.

    —Beth on January 15, 2018
  • I do enjoy handwork and usually have a project by my chair to work on in the evenings. If nothing else, I always have embroidery blocks to do. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful book. I would love to know more about the colors she uses and see beautiful examples.

    —Sheila Fernkopf on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork! I also do things by machine – may do it both ways!

    —Diane Acosta on January 15, 2018
  • I much prefer traditional hand work. I feel more of a connection to what I am working on as I do it by hand.

    —Sara Bates on January 15, 2018
  • Well, I am on nonspeaking terms with my machine and only hand piece. I lIke it that way, too! These blocks and quilts are spectacular.

    Oh boy, we’ve all been there, Pam! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Pam Lam on January 15, 2018
  • I get tired of handwork easily, but I do like to do it for short spurts. I would have to say me and my machine are definitely buds.

    —Kim Brownell on January 15, 2018
  • Oh what another absolutely wonderful book featuring the beautiful and amazing work of Yoko Saito. I have been following her for a number of years now. I just love my hand sewing, needleturn applique and am working on her quiltmania houses quilt at the moment.

    —Vicki williams on January 15, 2018
  • Hand work is great because quite often it can be mobile, going along for satisfying moments in a otherwise busy life. I absolutely love the colors in this book.

    —Annie Christie on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and try to always have a project on hand. Beautiful book. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Marsha Telian on January 15, 2018
  • This is my most favorite designer. I’m better with my machine but would love to improve my handwork. I’ve been waiting for this book. It’s beautiful.

    —Robin Crittenden on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork but also enjoy machine piecing. These are so beautiful, though, I think they would inspire me to do some handwork!

    —Diana Steverson on January 15, 2018
  • I would love to win the book. I haven’t been quilting as much lately and I’m sure this would give me inspiration

    —Rosslyn Gale on January 15, 2018
  • At present handwork has been my favoured stitching. I love the delicate work by Yoko Saito – I am making her propeller bag at present. Yoko is a magnificent quilter giving us amazing patterns, books and fabrics.
    I was incredibly lucky to visit her store in Japan last November. My husband worked out how to get there by train and patiently waited while I shopped! 😍

    —Jeni on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. Currently I have my "One Thousand Pyramids" quilt handy that I continue working on!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Karen Sebor – Chardon

    Karen Sebor on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work but don’t always have a project ready to work on by hand. I would like to get myself better organized so I do have a hand project or two available at all times!

    —Dottie Macomber on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork but do a lot of machine piecing.

    —Lesley on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and like my quilting project, I usually have multiple projects in progress. Gorgeous book, thanks for the chance to win!

    —Janice on January 15, 2018
  • Hi!
    Thank you for the chance to win Yoko Saito’s
    book! I buy Lucien fabric quite often. I love it so much.
    I do Hand-work; mainly needle-turn appliqué.
    I Have always wanted to learn Hand-Piecing.
    I piece on a 70 Yr old Featherweight and get
    perfect 1/4 inch seams.
    Thank you from Texas,
    Mary

    —Mary T Salmon on January 15, 2018
  • Mainly machine quilter but, can handle hand work when necessary

    —Rand Case on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have something on hand to pick up in the odd moment, but I also enjoy using my machine. I enjoy the subtlety of these colours.

    —Susan on January 15, 2018
  • What beautiful projects in this book and I love the Japanese taupes! Although Yoko Saito’s hand piecing video is inspiring, I think I would stick to sewing these blocks with my machine.

    —Diane on January 15, 2018
  • Me encanta coser a mano y sobre todo costura japonesa.

    Translation: I love sewing by hand and especially Japanese sewing.

    —ADELA C ROMERO GARCIA on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork—it’s very satisfying to have it right there in your hands. I machine piece too but I like the variety of handwork, and I’ve been dying to own this Yoko Saito book!

    —Martha Dzioba on January 15, 2018
  • Me gusta muchísimo coser a mano!!!

    Translation: I really like sewing by hand!!!

    —ADELA C ROMERO GARCIA on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    —Nancy N on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work, and prefer to hand-quilt my pieces. Have done some small hand applique pieces, but so far have machine pieced my large quilts. The designs and color in her books are breathtaking.

    —Janet G on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork and it is my favorite thing. Unfortunately I have severe arthritis from s bad hand injury so I must limit my work to small sessions but with time I still get things done!

    —Pat Hale on January 15, 2018
  • I lo ve handwork, and need it to maintain my hands agile.Now starting again after broken wrist, a good but still painful exercise. Sure it will be easier in a month

    —Els Van nespen on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, so calming to do. Love the ring cutter too.

    —Janet Cribb on January 15, 2018
  • My machine is my friend. And my eyeglasses are my constant companion. Hand sewing–not so much anymore.

    —Dixie on January 15, 2018
  • I’m friendly with handwork, but would like to improve my skills in that area!! Beautiful book! I’d love to win!

    —Irene Chandler on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork it’s definately one of my favorite things and I can work on it anywhere I go. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.

    —Melissa Massey on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand piecing. Daniela

    —daniela on January 15, 2018
  • The extent of my handwork is sewing down the back of the binding, and hand quilting. I am amazed at the speed at which Yoko can hand piece, and have admired her beautifully designed quilt projects for several years.

    —B J Kinney on January 15, 2018
  • I always carry some handwork when I travel.

    —Stella Liwanpo on January 15, 2018
  • My routine is machine during the day, and handwork in the evenings. I love it all!

    —Ruth on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork!! and am quite good at it if I do say so myself. To the point friends frequently bring me items to hand finish.

    Have seen some of her work, watched the video (in awe!!) and would love to win the book.

    Thanks for making such a generous offer!

    —Denise on January 15, 2018
  • I always have some kind of hand sewing ready, but my work sure doesn’t look like Miss Saito’s!

    —Penny on January 15, 2018
  • I am much better with machine stitching, so I will love piecing the blocks with my machine. I would enjoy making the blocks in this book.

    —Deborah B. on January 15, 2018
  • I usually have some type of handwork nearby, but I still love my machine as well. Beautiful Book. Thanks for the draw.

    —Edith Gorzo on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and always have a handwork project to work on in the evenings.

    —Jackie Trembley on January 15, 2018
  • Tthis book is in my wish list, lol. I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    Nita on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand work and always have several projects going. I also love machine piecing.b

    —Cindy Strauss on January 15, 2018
  • Love handwork, and always have a "to go" bag to grab as I leave — just in case I’ll have a few minutes to indulge! This looks like a wonderful book!

    —Ginger on January 15, 2018
  • Yoko Saito is one of my favorite quilt designers. Her designs and color combinations are so serene. She speaks to my soul with her quilts. I love hand applique and would love to do that border applique. It is beautiful!

    —Janet T on January 15, 2018
  • I have just gotten back into quilting after a long break. I am relearning piecing and enjoy this so much. I used to do applique and loved it. It provided me with a calm, peaceful mind set. I am looking forward to renew my joy of hand stitching again. This book would be a real treasure to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Lynn Darcy on January 15, 2018
  • I’m mesmerized by Saito’s palette. I would love to receive this book and learn all of her techniques. Yes, I do get satisfaction from hand sewing but I love my machine for all the piecing that I do.

    Kathy Martello on January 15, 2018
  • I use a combination of machine piecing and hand quilting. I love the hand work and even though I’m a little slow it is always so satisfying. I’ve always loved Yoko Saito’s beautiful work – there’s definitely a place in my sewing room for her book!

    —Margaret Fox on January 15, 2018
  • I live Yoko Saito’s work and would love to win the book. I do both hand and machine piecing and applique.

    —Barbara Bennett on January 15, 2018
  • Love the color palette and size of the blocks!

    —Susan on January 15, 2018
  • Hand piecing is something I should love but don’t. But her color palette. I’m there!

    —Patricia Hersl on January 15, 2018
  • The book looks beautiful! so much talent. If I dared tried any of the techniques it would have to be by machine, unfortunately my hands have gotten too old for handwork.

    —Maire on January 15, 2018
  • I would love to win. I love the colors she chooses. I would never finish a quilt if I had to hand stitch and quilt it. I’ll stick with my machine for most my sewing.

    —Janice Mc Laren on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.
    LOVE the look of this book! Most of my hand sewing is cross stitch. But that is because when quilting I find the work is too heavy. These look nice and small and manageable! Thanks for the chance. =)

    —Debby S. on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork – it is my favourite part of making things!
    This book is absolutely fantastic, thank you for the giveaway!
    Tatiana

    Tatiana Kishchinskaya on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork! I usually have at least one hand-sewing project going at a time, and one ready for an on-the-go grab.

    Kris Van Allen on January 15, 2018
  • I originally learned to piece by hand, a million years ago, with templates and eye-balled quarter inch seam allowances. I’ve worked on my skills over the years … but increasing arthritis has me saving my hand work for either very complex blocks (like Mariner’s Compass) or very small blocks (6″ or less in size).

    🙂 Linda

    —linda on January 15, 2018
  • I always have a handsewing project in the works. I pull it out at night while I’m watching tv and always have it with me when I’m out and about, in case there’s a moment to get in a few stitches!

    —Kate Sullivan on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork-its my favorite part of making things! I try to put some handwork in every quilt I make & I love hand embroidery!

    —Susan Spiers on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork! My newest machine has free motion quilting ability but i find it scary and too rushed. I don’t need to make more than a few quilts every year!

    —Selina on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy my handwork in applique and embroidery. Might have to try my hand at quilting.

    —Kathleen McQuiggin on January 15, 2018
  • My sewing machine and I are best buds!

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand piecing. Wool, cotton, whatever. Only use my machine when truly necessary! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Betty Anderson on January 15, 2018
  • Although I do about 99% of my sewing with a machine, I still enjoy a small hand sewing project from time to time.

    —Joan K on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand stitching whether piecing, quilting or embroidering. Ms. Saito is such an inspiration!

    —Rosemary on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a handsewing project nearby. Love to have something to work for on when I’m waiting for my kids.

    —Jen on January 15, 2018
  • I have never hand pieced a block and I prefer to machine piece. I do some hand embroidery and hexie sewing. I have two Yoko Saito books and would love to add this one to my library. I recently ordered some fabrics for projects from my Yoko Saito books.

    —MoeWest on January 15, 2018
  • I would rather hand quilt, piece or applique than machine sew or long arm. I think hand piecing and hand quilting are becoming a lost art. I would love to win her book and learn her techniques.

    —Debbie Abell on January 15, 2018
  • I can totally appreciate handwork but I mostly piece by machine.

    —Rebecca K on January 15, 2018
  • I love to do both handwork and machine. I always have 2 or 3 projects going and at least one of those are hand work. I can take it with me where ever I go!

    —Connie Thomas on January 15, 2018
  • I am best buds with my machine. I am trying to do some English Paper Piecing but am more apt to use my machine. I am kinda all thumbs when it comes to hand piecing. I saw Yoko Saito’s exhibit in Houston and her quilts are just stunning. She is an inspiration.

    —Nancy Bart on January 15, 2018
  • I have been hand piecing for about 30 years and love the portability of hand work. I admire this beautiful work by this very talented lady and would love to try some of her patterns.

    —Margaret McIntosh on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. And her subtle colors are inspirational.

    —Martha Resotko on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    —Janet Koutlagas on January 15, 2018
  • I’m sorry, but I don’t like handwork! I cannot sit still to do it! I love my machine and it loves me!

    —Danette Roundy on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork. There is always a project next to my chair. This quilt is amazing! Would love a copy of the book.

    —Terri on January 15, 2018
  • I can do it by hand sometimes better sometimes not as much..

    —Karen on January 15, 2018
  • Like my machine for quick and easy, but would love to learn more about handwork. This book looks amazing and I really like the colors she uses and love the sampler.

    —Berta on January 15, 2018
  • Most of my projects are hand stitched and hand quilted . I enjoy stitching while watching TV and it is also portable when stitching with friends. That book is stunning.

    —Ondrea on January 15, 2018
  • I like handwork for portability and find it a very meditative activity.

    —Elrid Johnson on January 15, 2018
  • Handwork is portable and meditative.

    —Elrid Johnson on January 15, 2018
  • I love the shape of the purse and her colors are so calming. I prefer to sew by machine, but occasionally do hand work. I need speed! Thanks.

    —Maryellen on January 15, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine.

    —Denise Campbell on January 15, 2018
  • Although I enjoy small handwork projects, I would probably use my machine! A beautiful book!

    —Virginia in AK on January 15, 2018
  • I enjoy hand work…cross stitch and hand piecing quilts. This book would be such an inspiration for more hand work. I have a couple of books by Yoko….I would be very pleased to add more of her beautiful ideas to the collection. Thank you!

    —Katherine Hanson on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork, great for relaxation, I always try to have something to take along when I travel \

    —ELIZAJANE on January 15, 2018
  • I am not a hand quilter although I had hand quilted many quilts in the past. Right now I’m piecing the quilts on my home sewing machine but have a long arm quilting machine that I’m trying to get started quilting on.

    —Arlena Hickman on January 15, 2018
  • I’m a hand quilter and embroiderer and sometimes hand applique… but I NEVER hand piece. Yoko’s designs are beautiful!

    —Marianne on January 15, 2018
  • I love watching her hands and never tire of her designs. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    —JoJo Hall on January 15, 2018
  • I love handwork of all kinds and always have one going. I love Ms. Saito’s work it is very inspirational.

    —Susan Lira on January 15, 2018
  • I love doing handwork for at least a few minutes everyday. It calms me and is quite meditative, I think. Yoko is one of my favourites but I have only one book by her and would like to win one 🙂

    —Vidya on January 15, 2018
  • I love hand sewing, but as I am self taught I’m sure I still have a lot to learn.

    —Kendra on January 15, 2018
  • I love the blocks and the colors used for these blocks! I have never hand pieced before but would love to learn.

    Barbara Barthle on January 16, 2018
  • What beautiful quilt blocks, purses, etc. I especially love the colors that she used.

    Linda Sutliff on January 16, 2018
  • I enjoy embroidery.. but this looks lovely and may be answer to my downsizing dilemma. Living in under 600 sq ft requires one to give up larger sewing equipment/space. Hand piecing quilts….. would fit this space and still let you enjoy hobby and living area. Love her taupes too!

    —A Martin on January 16, 2018
  • The colors and blocks are unlike anything I’ve seen before. The purses are masterpieces of handwork.

    —Mary M. on January 16, 2018
  • I love quilting and handwork. Beautiful book!

    —Jacqueline Pounds Celestine on January 16, 2018
  • Most of my handiwork is on quilt bindings, but I do enjoy it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the lovely book.

    —Sandy Rizzo on January 16, 2018
  • Always have some handwork nearby in my home or in the car. Have made taupe quilt in the past. Would love tis book.

    —Judy Gallman on January 16, 2018
  • I love the delicate look of her quilting and her subtle color choices. Would love to try some patterns.

    —Marlene Barz on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork and find it very therapeutic Would love to own this beautiful book!

    —Daria on January 16, 2018
  • Handwork is my favorite part of quilting!

    —Patti Tarallo on January 16, 2018
  • I LOVE handwork! I always have some type of handwork right next to my chair (and in my bag as a "to go" project!) Gorgeous book – would love to make everything in it!

    —Celene on January 16, 2018
  • I just love handwork. I usually have several projects going and one or two will be handwork projects. I find it’s so easy to just pick it up and work on wither it’s 20 minutes or several hours. It does fill a need for me.

    —Karen on January 16, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine! But I do many supplement hand works in alot of my projects that compliment the project very nicely as well!

    Anita Jackson on January 16, 2018
  • I have just begun to do some english paper piecing and love it though I am a quilter who prefers the sewing maching. EPP is a great travel ready project I can take to work or anywhere.

    —Karen Cheney on January 16, 2018
  • Although my arthritis sends me to a machine for the quilting stage, I love handwork–picture e icing, applause, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, knitting. I can do that in company or watching entertainment.

    —Betty nelson on January 16, 2018
  • This machine changed piecing to picture e icing and applique to applause. See why I prefer handwork?

    —Betty nelson on January 16, 2018
  • I have admired Ms.Saito’s work for a long time. I especially like her taupe colorways. I really enjoy handwork and always have at least one project going all the time. Would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Christine on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork and i find it the most enjoyable and relaxing part of any project.

    —Regina Harris on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork! I try to do some everyday! Yoko’s book is beautiful!! Thank you so much for the video! Fantastic!🙂

    —Pam on January 16, 2018
  • I enjoy hand sewing- need to make more time for it! Would love this book!!

    —carol mandel on January 16, 2018
  • I like handwork but I must admit that have used my sewing machine more lately. Maybe it is time for me to try handwork again. There are some beautiful projects in this book I would like to try.

    —Jean N. on January 16, 2018
  • I sew every day whether by machine or hand. i love quilting and garment sewing. I find it very relaxing and enjoyable to work on a project. I would love to win this wonderful book.

    —Deb key on January 16, 2018
  • Love handwork. Carry it with me when I travel and when I sit at home.
    Have my kit and bag at my side always.

    —Georgia on January 16, 2018
  • I have been very fortunate to meet Yoko Saito several times (once in Tokyo and twice at Houston). Love her work! Have not ventured into Hand piecing, but would love her book to start me off on the right path :).

    —Theresa McLeod on January 16, 2018
  • Love her work, this book should be wonderful! I love hand work!

    —beverley baggett on January 16, 2018
  • I love hand work. I am currently working on a Grandmother’s Garden quilt.

    —Sandy on January 16, 2018
  • Right now I am taking my vacations, and have always a handwork currently by my side waiting to be done, I advance a little every day.

    —celine on January 16, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork. It is relaxing and something nice always evolves

    Marywallis Soetebier on January 16, 2018
  • I started my quilting adventure only machine stitching and find that I am moving toards more and more hand stitching. I love basting and stiitching hexie quilts and organic cotton hand sewn clothing.

    —Carolyn Koehn on January 16, 2018
  • This book looks amazing. I have a number of her books and enjoy looking at them over and over again. I enjoy both hand and machine piecing.

    —Colleen on January 16, 2018
  • I have loved hand sewing since I was 10 years old when my paternal grandmother taught me to embroidery on an original "flour sack." I am now 86 years old and I still love it. Turned to quilting in the late 1950s and did all my quilting by hand.

    Her use of the various shades of taupe, and occasional other colors, blend well together and make something so beautiful that it takes your breath away. The lady is a genius!

    I’m not a genius but it makes me want to try to see if I can make something attractive out of a color I’ve always considered "dull."

    Betty I Ray on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork and have at least 3 projects going at all times. They are easy to take with you while you wait for appointments. It’s amazing how much you can get done in a doctor’s office. To me, handwork is very relaxing, I love my sewing machine, but with handwork there is no matching corners or doing an exact 1/4″ seam. The book looks so interesting with such beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —connie b on January 16, 2018
  • I have been doing everything with a machine, including binding. But now learning how to hand stitch binding and handing around with quilters who do hand work, so think that is in my future! Thank you for the chance.

    —June on January 16, 2018
  • I love both machine and handwork. I loved Yoko Sito’s quilts at the Houston Quilt show this year. Her display was amazing. This book looks wonderful, would be one I use often.

    —Darliss Peabody on January 16, 2018
  • My first ever quilt was hand sewn. Then I started machine sewing the quilts. After seeing this video, I would like to try hand sewing again!

    —Yvonne Westwood on January 16, 2018
  • Yoko Saito’s work has always been so calming to me. I love her use of muted colors. Her designs are just breathtaking. I do enjoy hand work and make sure I have something to work on while traveling or at home w/down time.

    —Annette F. on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork. It is a favorite part of my day. It calms me down and centers my thoughts around the positive.

    Janey Cook on January 16, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. I love the serenity of the colors in Ms. Saito’s work.

    —Camille on January 16, 2018
  • I love handwork. It’s nice to be able to make something without the fuss of having to set up the sewing machine!

    —Jacqueline de Vos on January 16, 2018
  • Handwork is my favorite and most satisfying type of sewing. Saito’s work is soooooo impressive!

    —M. E. Worthen on January 17, 2018
  • I do some handwork, mostly appliqué. I would love to learn from her book’

    —Carol white on January 17, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Alexandra on January 17, 2018
  • I love all types of sewing and I always have a hand work project ready for me to pick up and take along to appointments. Applique and embroidery usually. I would love to own her book.

    —Paula on January 17, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.

    —Theresa on January 17, 2018
  • I love handwork, especially blackwork. I fell in love with taupe fabric and Japanese quilting at a Paducah show, and make sure I see the beautiful subtle quilts each year in Paducah. I’m almost embarrassed at the number of rulers and tools I’ve purchased when I see how simple her tools are to achieve such beautiful patterns .

    —Jerry Church on January 17, 2018
  • Hand work makes your project portable. More can be accomplished in small time slots like waiting in a dr’s office or children’s sports. Sewing on an airplane reduces my stress, gets a project done, and makes time fly! I would enjoy this book because her work is so classy using relaxing colors and would work in anyone’s decorating style. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Janet Reynolds on January 17, 2018
  • Handwork soothes my soul. It’s my way of relaxing, meditating and healing my tired brain 💜

    —Sharon Wynne on January 17, 2018
  • I can’t leave the house without handwork … no matter where I’m going I take my "travel bag" that always contains a project in progress. You never know when you’ll have a few minutes to stitch. I can be needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroidery, hand-piecing quilt blocks … it varies. It would like leaving home without my purse!!

    —Linda H on January 17, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork but have never done my piecing that way. The quilts are stunning and I’d love to make the spool cabinet.

    —Becky on January 17, 2018
  • Somewhere between best buds with my machine and learning to enjoy handwork. So impressed with the beautiful stitching of Yoko Saito.

    —Becky Marzano on January 17, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Maria on January 17, 2018
  • Love the handwork parts, piecing mostly by machine, but I also applique by hand, some quilting by hand, and of course binding by hand.

    —Sharon Schipper on January 17, 2018
  • I love handwork, it really is my favorite! I take it every where I can to keep busy!

    —Mindy on January 17, 2018
  • I love hand work and have three different projects going right now!

    —Linda on January 17, 2018
  • I love hand work and always have one project on the go when I can take with me everywhere I go

    —Kasia Shegedin on January 17, 2018
  • Love the colors in all the pictures 😍

    —Vicki cole on January 18, 2018
  • I have a hand pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden quit which I also hand quilted. I love the hand quilting but usually do machine quilting. I would love to win this book. Thank you.

    —JoAnne Shull on January 18, 2018
  • I love handiwork. It is my favorite part of a project.

    —Janice Hixon on January 18, 2018
  • I do like to embroider and I did one quilt with embroidered blocks in red work. I have started another with 3 embroidered scenes.

    —Barb on January 18, 2018
  • That video is amazing, watching her work is so inspiring for me to give it a go myself. I do handstitch, and also love my machine as well. I am keen to make some intricate small blocks for a wedding Quilt for my niece and these taupe shades will suit perfectly.

    —Christine Jasper on January 18, 2018
  • I enjoy both machine and handwork. I mostly machine piece my blocks, but enjoy some hand quilting on my quilts. This books looks amazing and would love to win. Thank you x

    Paula Tidman on January 18, 2018
  • I love the taupe. NeutralS in her projects are definitely an inspiration. I am a flight attendant so I carry handwork all the time. I would love a copy of this book. Happy stitching!

    —Sandra Smith on January 19, 2018
  • Handwork is a new skill for me, and I am enjoying it. This book and it’s author are such an inspiration. I would love to just sit and review it over and over while enjoying a cup.

    —Sam on January 19, 2018
  • I love my Bernina, but handquilting is a close second. Currently I am handpiecing a grandmothers flower garden. The book is absolutely breathtaking. I would love to have it.

    —Alice on January 19, 2018
  • I would really like to be good at handwork because you can always take it with you and it is so beautiful. I have a lot of learning to do.

    —Janice on January 19, 2018
  • All of the above!☺️
    What a beautiful book of projects! The difficulty will be in choosing which one to do first.

    —Karen on January 19, 2018
  • I would love her book for inspiration and reference. I would use my sewing machine to sew, tho. Her taup colors are wonderful and timeless.

    —Terri McGreer on January 19, 2018
  • I would really enjoy this’s book. From the purses to the gorgeous full size quilt. I also I enjoy hand piecing and appliqué! Yoko work is outstanding !!

    —Sherry Brown on January 19, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds, so I’ll be a whiz whipping up the blocks in this book by machine!

    —Cindy Whitsett on January 19, 2018
  • I occasionally do hand work but do most piecing on the sewing machine. Beautiful book!!!

    —Cindy K on January 19, 2018
  • I love doing handwork and Yoko Saito’s handwork is so inspiring that many quilters will want to try her traditional block patterns and style.

    —Barbaraben on January 19, 2018
  • I mostly machine piece, but love hand-piecing, too. I don’t do as much hand work as I used to, but still enjoy it.

    —Glenna Pocock on January 19, 2018
  • I love hand work and usually have at least one project ready to work on. After watching the video, I am in awe of Ms. Saito’s work. What a valuable resource her book would be.

    —Cindy on January 19, 2018
  • I love handwork! I always have a project to work on when I sit down at night.

    —Janna Lee on January 19, 2018
  • Loved the video of the log cabin – but I’m still going to say My machine and I are buddies for the blocks LOL
    BUT the hexagon bag is VERY appealing.

    Carolyn R on January 19, 2018
  • My usual colorways are bright and rich tones. It would be so much fun to make the switch to these beautiful neutrals.

    —Kathy Hawkes on January 19, 2018
  • I find her work fascinating. Love the colors and her style. Like the way idea of taking work to do on the go.

    —Rose Landon on January 19, 2018
  • I love handsewing and am improving my handwuilting each week with lots of practice. The video was amazing and inspiring and I would love this book for my Quilting Library! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Donna Siller on January 19, 2018
  • I use my machine for most of my quilts but always add some hand work to it .. it’s that personal touch. The book looks great .. it will have to go on my wish list.

    —Mary on January 19, 2018
  • I love her quilts and projects, especially her color choices. My projects are made on the machine. H-a-n-d is a four letter word for me, as my hands don’t work like they used to. Love and appreciate it, but just can’t do it. Love this book!

    —Karen B. on January 19, 2018
  • I adore handwork, especially when I travel.

    —Wendy Snyder on January 19, 2018
  • I do most of my piecing by machine, but I also do hand stitching projects. Love this book.

    —Patti K on January 19, 2018
  • Love the quilts in this book. Especially like the spool cabinet.

    —Sylvia on January 19, 2018
  • I’ve done handwork but prefer to use my machine.

    —Carol Bakaj on January 19, 2018
  • Yoko never ceases to amaze me. I am an avid follower of hers. Her skill is what I aim for. I love handwork, applique nearly everyday (needleturn) and although I now am trying to learn machine quilting (someone needs to invent a machine that doesn’t make noise!), I will always prefer handquilting. So even if I don’t win this book, I will certainly purchase one this year. Thank you, Yoko, and thank you Martingale!!

    —Annette Johnston on January 19, 2018
  • I love handwork! It’s that extra special touch that finishes off a lovely piece and turns it into dazzling! The book would be a treasured edition to own.
    Thank you!!

    —Meg Matsaganis on January 19, 2018
  • The only handwork that I do is binding.

    —Judith on January 19, 2018
  • I am a machine quilter, however after watching Yoko Saito’s video I think I will give hand piecing a try. Very inspiring. I wonder where one would find her thumb cutter and thimble?

    —Anne on January 19, 2018
  • It’s the color … or lack thereof…that I ADORE about this quilt artist. I’m in love with her neutral color schemes!

    —S haddad on January 19, 2018
  • Hand work is very relaxing for me and I enjoy it.
    I have been of fan of Yoko’s designs and would love
    to have this book.

    —Dorothy M on January 19, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and wish I would make more time for it.

    —Joye on January 19, 2018
  • I love handwork….mainly needle turn applique…and I usually have a project or two waiting in the wings. I love the book.

    —Sue on January 19, 2018
  • Love handwork, this book and her work is amazing.

    —Kim Mueller on January 19, 2018
  • My first stitching experience was handwork, taught by my grandmother.it gas a special place in my heart and still gives me a feeling of peacefulness.I am looking forward to teaching my granddaughter who at 5 is already showing an interest. I would love to win this book!

    Suzanne on January 19, 2018
  • Beautiful colors and patterns!

    —Jen on January 19, 2018
  • Handwork is comforting and I often use it when I need precise sewing. Yoko Saito’s work inspires me and I’ve been collecting taupe bits for a while. I would love to have this book.

    —Michelle on January 19, 2018
  • I always have some hand stitching project to work on be it hand quilting, needle turn applique, or embroidery. I certainly have admired Yoko Saito ever since I first saw her distinctive work. This book would be most coveted! Thanks for the chance!

    —Marie Eddins on January 19, 2018
  • Look at all those fun, quirky patterns and ideas. Which would I choose fist?

    —Mary Smith on January 19, 2018
  • I’ve always got a handwork project to work on, especially for in the evenings. I also love piecing with my machine, but there is something calming about working on a project by hand.

    —Nicole M on January 19, 2018
  • What i love about handquilting blocks is the portability and being able to have a small piece to tuck in your bag when you have a spare moment to work on it.

    —Gail M on January 19, 2018
  • I would love to win a copy of this to give to my sister, as I already have it. I love Yoko Saito’s work and I am excited that Martingale is distributing these books, as I am wanting her companion book to this one.

    —Glenna D. on January 19, 2018
  • I love handwork. It’s my favorite part of making things.

    —Teri on January 19, 2018
  • Beautiful and precision handwork! Yoko Saito’s work is remarkable!

    —Chris on January 19, 2018
  • Love handwork. Currently working on EPP

    —Susan MacLeod on January 19, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby. Her use on variations of just taupe are astonishing.

    —debby on January 19, 2018
  • I have done more hand work in last 3 years & usually have a hand work project going to work on while watching TV with hubby in evening.

    —Lynne on January 19, 2018
  • I am fine with hand work, albeit a bit slower now with arthritis. I would love to win Yoko Saito’s book.

    Susan Lewis on January 19, 2018
  • I spend an hour or two each evening to do handwork. I find it a great way to relax at the end of the day.

    —Cheri B on January 19, 2018
  • When I was young my mom would give me needlework projects because I wouldn’t nap like my siblings. I feel so blessed that she helped me have a constructive gift to be clam and create. Her video is inspirational. Cant wait to copy her sytle..

    What a wonderful story about your mom, Mary, thank you for sharing it! –Jenny

    —Mary Saputo on January 19, 2018
  • I hand sew quilt bindings, otherwise I love my sewing machine.

    —Judy B on January 19, 2018
  • I love hand sewing. I find it incredibly relaxing.

    —Karen on January 19, 2018
  • Me and my machine are best buds but I do enjoy some hand work!

    —Kris B on January 19, 2018
  • Machine work and hand work each have their place in the things I do.

    —Sally on January 19, 2018
  • I am getting much better at handwork. I so love looking at her patterns and only drteam I could do as well. Due to a hand issue, I have a hard time sewing for long periods with thread and needle but I am re-learning embroidery and it is helping.

    —Nancy Eriksen on January 19, 2018
  • I always have a hand project going to keep me busy in the evenings. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. I love all the projects. The colors of fabric used are amazing.

    —Renea on January 19, 2018
  • would love to win Yoko’s book. I very much enjoy doing all sorts of handwork but have not tried any of her designs. Love the taupe fabrics that she uses, so soft looking, sure hope to be a winner.

    Leona P. on January 19, 2018
  • I didn’t learn as a child so I’m not as confident as some but I do enjoy it and feel very proud when I finish a project. This book looks like pure inspiration!

    —Welton Renee on January 19, 2018
  • This book looks so yummy. I enjoy hand work now because I feel I have the time.

    —Roxanne on January 19, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a project handy.

    —Stephanie Woodward on January 19, 2018
  • I love doing handwork but due to time restraints I don’t get to do as much as I’d like to. I would probably do more machine work on these blocks.

    —Laurie Anders on January 19, 2018
  • I love handwork! Absolutely relaxing!

    —Louise on January 19, 2018
  • I love the colours Yoko uses and would love to try all the patterns.

    20th January 2018

    —Nola v.d.Watt on January 20, 2018
  • I love this book and wouldn’t mind winning it. Though not a hand sewer, I believe I could accomplish the same thing with my machine. Or at least try.
    dquilterguy48329 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    —Darrell H on January 20, 2018
  • I love hand piecing.

    —Marcia on January 20, 2018
  • I love to do hand work during my daughter’s swim practice.

    —Nn on January 20, 2018
  • I love hand stitching. There’s something really relaxing about it I also love Yoko Saito’s work. Would love to win this book.

    Christine Charlebois on January 20, 2018
  • I have fallen in love with EPP. I am still machine sewing quilts, but it is nice to have a hand sewing project going also. Love her taupes!

    —Nancy A on January 20, 2018
  • I do some handwork and enjoyed seeing Yoko Saito’s hand sewing technique. I would probably try it but for the most part I would do the piecing on my machine.

    —Judy on January 20, 2018
  • I love handwork; thank you for such a generous giveaway.

    —bookboxer on January 20, 2018
  • I like handwork.

    —Elizabeth Olson on January 20, 2018
  • I like handwork and usually have more than one project going at a time. I’m in love with Yoko’s work and designs!

    —Cathy Wilson on January 20, 2018
  • I don’t have this book "yet". However, I do have all of Yoko’s previous books. Can’t wait to get this book. I prefer and work over machine stitching.

    —Phyllis Kundrick on January 20, 2018
  • I haven’t done any hand piecing but have a few patterns that would need to be pieced by hand and definitely something I want to try!

    —Rosalie on January 21, 2018
  • The video was amazing

    —Rosalie on January 21, 2018
  • I enjoy handwork and usually have a hand-sewing project nearby.
    I do some kind of handwork most evenings.

    —nancy seitz on January 21, 2018
  • I love handwork and usually have a project nearby. 🙂 I LOVE these colors, the patterns and the overall completed look of the projects, each one is uniquely beautiful! I am so encouraged by this article & video. I’ve just taken my first quilting class, trying to use my Mom’s stash, which part of was left to me. I made my very first quilting project 36 years ago…all by hand, as Mom & my sister spent many hours at the hospital during my Dad’s cancer–he lost that battle all too quickly. But I keep looking at those beautiful pieces and thinking, "Oh, I only hand quilted that…" This is changing my perspecitve!! Thank you!

    —Julie on January 21, 2018
  • I would love to win this book. I enjoy hand sewing in the form of EPP and hand sticking the front of my quilt bindings. But I’ve never done hand piecing or quilting before and would love to learn.

    —Lauren on January 21, 2018
  • The majority of my handwork is embroidery and some hand appliqué. I would be interested in the way she hand pieces, but most likely would use my sewing machine.

    —Connie on January 22, 2018
  • not very interested in hand work but I can clearly see this book is beautiful.

    —Karen on January 22, 2018

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