Top 12 of 2012 — and a Giveaway!

I don’t know about you – but I love all of the ‘Best of’ round-ups that happen at the end of every year.

As we say goodbye to 2012  – I couldn’t help but wonder what our own 12 best selling* books and/or products would be…

Queue Adrianne, our resident database expert, and in true countdown fashion, starting from number 12…

Number 12: Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts by Rayna Gillman

Create Your Own Free Form Quilts

Number 11: Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop

Sweet Celebrations from the Moda Bake Shop

Number 10: Start Quilting with Alex Anderson 3rd Edition

Start Quilting with Alex Anderson

Number 9: Bags the Modern Classics by Sue Kim

Bags the Modern Classics

Number 8: Simply Triangles by Barbara Cline

Simply Triangles

Number 7: Kim Schaefer’s Skinny Quilts

Kim Schaefer's Skinny Quilts

Number 6: Quilters Freezer Paper Sheets

Quilters Freezer Paper Sheets

Number 5: Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman Hale

Zakka Style

Number 4: Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters

Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters

Number 3: Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper

Carol Doak's Foundation Paper

Number 2: Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison

Sunday Morning Quilts

And the No. 1 selling item of the year 2012 is…..

Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper !!!

Lesley Riley's TAP Transfer Artist Paper

Thank you to everyone who made 2012 a wonderful year for the C&T family! From our beloved consumers for whom we create these books and products to our most wonderful authors without whom none of this would be possible!

*What’s with the *? Well, the auditor in me (former life!) can’t help but footnote this and tell you that these items include those released IN the year 2012 AND prior to the year 2012 – so keep in mind that some of these items have only been out in the world for 6 months! Also, we are counting these in terms of units sold, not dollars, so it doesn’t matter if something is priced at $1.00 or $1,000 – same same for our purposes… whew… my inner auditor feels much better.

The giveaway – To enter to win a package of Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper, leave a comment here telling us if you are a lover of year-end lists!  Deadline to enter is 02/11/13.  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 this product. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will be invited to choose any of the books from this list and will receive the e-book version!

2/22/13 UPDATE:  Shirley is our winnner – c0ngratulations!

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84 Comments

  1. lyn Lewis
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow what a fabulous selection of books listed here………….my wish list grows ever longer lol
    TAP certainly does seem to be a great medium to work with too..

  2. Inger Martinson
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see that others too have appreciated the books that have had an impact on you!

  3. Posted February 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I do like the year-end list of books. With it, we won’t miss any great publications. Thank you for your giveaways, too. We do love them!

  4. Susan
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    At the end of the year I like to review what I’ve accomplished. Then I can make a list of what I want to accomplish in the new year. This past year I found myself focusing on soft curved piecing again. Surprise! One of the books (by Rayna Gillman) I poured over made your list.

  5. Cindy
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Now that is something to try – have used photo transfer paper for photos of our trips to “snapshots” on our travel trailers quilt – sleeping with memories.

  6. Victoria Peabody
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What a great list you made for 2012 year. I haven’t been quilting that long but I concur with the comment left by Virginia…”It is fun to see the changes over time. This list gives an idea of where a lot of the interest lies now and what other quilters are doing”.

  7. CRISTINA
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m one of those who bought no.4 “Free Motion Quilting” but I’d like no. 2 too, no. 1, no. 2, no.3 ……..

  8. Susan
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I like end of the year lists, especially (for me) finishes!!! Great books and products on your list – I can see why they are on the list!

  9. Susan McClure
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I do love end of the year lists. They show me where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing all year long. Also they give me direction for the new year.

  10. Lisa Marie
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I think the lists are an interesting summary of the year’s events and trends.

  11. Barbara Pricola
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I am newly returning to quilting, and I love the year end lists. They show me the best pics for me to invest in.

  12. Lori Kay
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I have two of your top 12 items! Love it!

  13. Virginia
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Because I have been in the quilting world so many years it is fun to see the changes over time. This list gives an idea of where a lot of the interest lies now and what other quilters are doing.

  14. Nikki Haley
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I am a list maker.I have never done a year end list.Good idea.
    I would love to win the giveaway…

  15. Sandry
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Yeah, I like to make lists. I especially like to read year-end lists!

  16. E
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Doesn’t everyone love year-end lists?

  17. Myra Mae McFarland
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I must, must win the lottery. I want every item on that list. LOL

  18. Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I just made the list on my Blog,, I put just Quilts but I should put more of the crafts I do and decorating too..

  19. Tamie
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Such fun! Thank you for the opportunity to try the transfer paper!

  20. Marti Meadows
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I am not a list maker

  21. Kathy
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Yes, I do like year end lists.

  22. Cindy Norton
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I am very interested in the artist paper – never used anything like it and would love to give it a try.

  23. Dianne
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Some on this list that I own and LOVE and some that I really must take a closer look at. Would love to give the TAP a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. Posted February 5, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I’m definitely a fan of year end lists. And, loved yours.
    And, I sure hope some of these get nominated to the 2012 Golden Quilter Awards too! http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-golden-quilter-awards-nominations.html

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  25. Donna
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I always like to see what kind of year end lists that people come up with. Some are silly but they are all fun. This one is fun and useful. I see a couple of things I have and a couple I want!

  26. Linda E in AZ
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I’m more a beginning of the year list person although I use such a list to get my thinking organized, not necessarily as a check-off list.

  27. Posted February 4, 2013 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I DO love “end of the year” lists! Not only are they just generally fun, but they are really inspiring to me in my own desires to “do more this year.” I hope to do my own list at the end of 2013 because I’ve finally had time to actually DO stuff (I drastically reduced my work hours…) and am excited to be sewing A LOT again! :)

  28. Susan S
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I am not a lover of year end lists–too many items are left off.

  29. Diane K
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I do love EOY lists, especially when I find so many of the books I’ve used on the list! I’m looking forward next years list.

  30. Glenna in TX
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    What great fun, to see some of my favorite books on your best of 2012 list.

  31. Posted February 2, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I do love end-of-year lists, even Dave Letterman’s nightly Top Ten lists. Love TAP paper and have used it quite a lot.

  32. Posted February 2, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I am a list maker during the year but not so much at the end of the year.
    But I like to read others lists. Lists do not ramble but get to the point. And you can hide meanings from others in lists. The words are written but maybe only you can understand the meaning. Like ” Make the quilt for H” You know what quilt it is and who H is no one else can exactly know what you mean.

  33. Lisa C
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    I love lists of every sort… but end of the year lists are special!

  34. Posted February 2, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    It’s interesting to learn which books have been the most wanted by the majority!

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