New Release! Mini-Mosaic Quilts … And a Giveaway!

Slightly intimidated by mini quilts? Then you haven’t tried Paula Doyle’s latest technique! Mini-Mosaic Quilts is one of our latest releases and it’s our pleasure to offer you a chance to win a copy!

Mini Mosaic Quilt by Paula Doyle for C&T Books

Instead of using just plain old squares, Paula employs the fat quarter-friendly technique of fusing squares to a grid before stitching a step further by using strip piecing to make pieced blocks!

Mini Mosaic Quilt by Paula Doyle for C&T Books

She shows you how to make more than 30 different blocks with this technique—an easy way to get small-scale, intricate-looking blocks!

 

Mini Mosaic Quilt by Paula Doyle for C&T Books

Paula provides tips for cutting the pieces efficiently, which she calls “fabric scrimping.” Don’t you just love that term?

Mini Mosaic Quilt by Paula Doyle for C&T Books

The book includes 14 different types of projects, including placemats, table runners, pillows, a wallet, a great laptop/tote bag, and of course, miniature quilts! There’s even a pullout with 1″ and  1 1/2″ grids to make this technique even easier.

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of Mini-Mosaic Quilts, leave a comment here telling us if you have ever made a mini quilt! Deadline to enter is 9/21/12.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.

9/27/12 UPDATE: Margaret Griffiths is our winner – congratulations!

 

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98 Comments

  1. Donata Pfisterer
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Having so little time to sew these would be perfect

  2. Rhonda
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    No I’ve never made one but this looks like a very interesting book; thanks

  3. Dorothy Grady
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I’m going to my first class for mini quilts next week. We are going to make mini quilts for the Alzheimer’s charity drive. Would love to win this book for ideas and for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Ruth Voelker
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Probably twenty years ago I made two mini quilts for my sisters. They were fused applique garden and farmyard themed. My fascination with minis has been renewed and I’m eager to make more.

  5. Jean Gerretsen
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I have never made a mini quilt, but that is on my someday list.

  6. Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I made many mini quilts for competitions, gift giving or just a form of personal journal

  7. Marylou
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    I did make a miniature many moons ago. Would like to try this technique.

  8. Kathy
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I have not made a mini quilt but wouldn’t mind giving one a try!

  9. Mary Mac
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I have made mini quilt ornaments only.

  10. Candy
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’ve never made a mini quilt. How wonderful are these ideas!

  11. Posted September 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I have not completed a mini quilt but this technique sounds really good and I am sure it will be easier to do with the book as a guide. Thanks for the chance to enter the draw.

  12. Michele J. Rousseau
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I have only done one true mini – but this looks interesting!

  13. Kathy S
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Quite a few years ago I thought that mini quilts would allow me to try many different designs in a much short time . But , at least for me, mini’s seemed to take as much time as much larger quilts. I have since gone to making wall quilts which I find more fun and less stressful.

  14. Lauren aka Giddy99
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve not made a mini quilt yet, but it’s on my To Do list!

  15. Patricia Hersl
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    I did take a miniature class once and found it not my thing. That was years ago. Now I’ve aged and so tired of seeing “Easy” in a title. My fondness is back and my skills have improved since then. Looking forward to this!

  16. Mary Davidson
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never sewn a mini quilt, but would love to try one! I’ll be at a weekend retreat in early November, and would love to try out your technique!

  17. Anne Nicholson
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I did make a mini quilt about 3 years ago and really enjoyed the process. More are certainly on my ‘to-do’ list. This book would help with the inspiration!

  18. Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    The closest thing to a mini-quilt I’ve yet made was a dye-painted rendition of an old, broken-down and rusted truck sitting in a lush, green field in Hana, Maui, Hawaii. It’s only 12″ inches square. But I did have the pleasure of knowing Jessie Harrison, from my Canyon Quilter’s guild here in San Diego. Jessie won many AQS and IQA First Prizes for her unbelievable miniature quilts: so intricate.
    I hope I win this quilt, as I am planning to mosaic (tile) a stair riser in my bedroom and can make a small quilt to display near it, with this easy-sounding technique! Please pick me!

  19. Margaret
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I have made one mini quilt and was amazed at how difficult it was to be accurate! Am eager to see this new technique.

  20. Svanhild
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ve only made small quilts,, but not really mini’s with tiny blocks.. Perhaps if someone can teach a simple method… Looks like a lovely book.

  21. Shelley
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I have made 3 mini quilts and am very intrigued to learn of a new method!

  22. Donna Lindner
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    This is the perfect time of year to learn something new.

  23. Nancy Myers
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I made a miniature quilt long ago. I used it as a potholder. It was simply squares, not as lovely as these pictured in the book! A new technique may surely have me making a few minis.

  24. Linda Biedermann
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I made a mini quilt using paper piecing. Would like to see this technique.

  25. Sonya Wood
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Love making minis :)

  26. Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I’ve made one mimi quilt it was a log cabin quilt. I had fun making the 8″x12″ quilt. It had 20 blocks in it. Sorry to say I gave it away to a charity auction. Every since I have won’t to do more of them. This book sounds like it would be a must have.

  27. nicole ehrlich
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    While I’ve never made a true miniature quilt, I’ve always wanted to. I love little quilted items!

  28. Kathy Johanson
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    looks like wonderful fun! can’t wait to try it!

  29. Paula Bray
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I have made a mini quilt, but never tried this technique, always willing to learn new ways

  30. Vicki Sprain
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Yes, I have made a number of mini quilts! By using precise piecing techniques in order to make them, the quality of my piecing any size quilt has greatly improved! The quilts in this new book are eye candy, to be sure! Love the sampler quilt!

  31. Kathy M Boice
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I have made several little quilts but no mini’s. I was fearful of the tiny blocks. This book looks like the tool I need to get started! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  32. Nancy B from Many LA
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Have never done a mini – yet!

  33. Meredith Miller
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    I haven’t made a mini-quilt yet, but I just got a small pieces book from the library, and it looks very, very interesting! Having a book of my own with some additional techniques would be great! :)

  34. Peggy St George
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    I have never made a mini quilt…but it looks intriguing…the book looks fabulous.

  35. LindaLou
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I have never made a mini quilt…but just looking at the beautiful cover of this new book inspires me to do just that!

  36. Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I have never tried it. I mostly make bed sized quilts.

  37. Lucy
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I haven’t made a miniquilt yet, but have thought about it and the pictures in this post make me want to try soon.

  38. Karen
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Ready to try the challenge of making a mini sized quilt! Would LOVE to try some of these little beauties out!

  39. Kerrie
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    I’ve made two little paper-pieced quilts for a friend. I just love the look of miniature quilts, so delicate and sweet.

  40. Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    I have tried a few, but this technique looks amazing!

  41. Debbie Rockel
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    When I purchased my GO! Baby fabric cutter, there was a pattern included and I made that. It was a very cute mini!

  42. Judi
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I love miniatures that would be a great book to have. Thanks for the giveaway .

  43. Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I have made small quilts but never a Mini quilt. As slow as I am maybe a Mini Quilt should be my next quilt to make.

  44. Debra Mack
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I have never pieced a mini quilt, but I would love to learn, This technique sounds promising. Thank you Sew Peacefully

  45. karen
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    I did a paper pieced 14″ log cabin mini, using batik fabrics in various shades of greens and purples. Turned out to be the most beautiful,but most exasperating fun I’ve ever had in doing a log cabin..lol.

  46. Margaret Griffiths
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    I tried but it looked more like an improve quilt. I really like the look of a mini quilt.

  47. Valerie Messina
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I love mini quilts! (ok, I love all miniatures!) But I have always been intimidated by making a mini quilt, so I would love to win this book and try my hand at making one – or a dozen!

  48. Jennifer
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I have made mini quilts. Actually I prefer them since I am easily distracted. Need to get through the project quickly or I get bored with it…the 60×60 quilt in my bedroom that still needs quilting 2 years later is proof positive of that!

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