New Release! In Love with Squares & Rectangles … And a Giveaway!

In Love with Sqaures & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios published by C&T

In Love with Square & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios is filled with batiks and solids and proves that it’s ‘all about the fabric’!

Most fabric lovers will agree that sewing basic patterns with straight lines is the quickest (and possibly the most satisfying) way to get to a finished quilt.

In Love with Sqaures & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios published by C&T

Squares and rectangles are not just for beginners! With no-fuss piecing, you are free to explore all kinds of exciting possiblilities with different colors, fabrics, and layouts.

In Love with Sqaures & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios published by C&T

You will love how easy it is to customize these quilts and make them reflect your personal style.

In Love with Sqaures & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios published by C&T

The book includes 10 fun quilt projects that include the yardage and cutting requirements for multiple sizes.

In Love with Sqaures & Rectangles by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke from Blue Underground Studios published by C&T

This book teaches you how to alter a pattern for a completely different look by resizing the blocks, trying different settings, or changing the color palette.

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of  In Love with Squares and Rectangles, leave a comment here telling us if you have ever customized a pattern for a different look!  Deadline to enter is 03/28/13.  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 book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version!

3/29/13 UPDATE: Elaine is our winner – congratulations!

 

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114 Comments

  1. Liz Berg
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Looks like lots of fun projects!

  2. Lee
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I am a newer quilter so usually I follow the pattern! thanks!

  3. Laura G.
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I have not changed a pattern yet. I’m newer to quilting and not as brave as I could be.

  4. Posted March 24, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Yes, customizing patterns to fit my stash fabric is pretty common. Or just taking pattern elements I like and use them in a different way. Thanks so much – the book looks intriguing to use for these last minute quilts.

  5. Debbie Gallett
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a great book. I would love some pointers on customizing a quilt.

  6. Posted March 23, 2013 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    I’d always change design and colors,making my one of kind I’d never follow the rule.” Making it fun exciting!”

  7. Ellee
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Love, love, love to customize! Every quilt gets improved.

  8. Debbie
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Being new to quilting I have only visualized changes in my mind! I think this book would be helpful! Thanks

  9. lyn lewis
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I tend to alter a pattern somehow, that way it seems more my own.
    But it could be because Im abit undisciplined? lol

  10. Lori Crawford
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    I love customizing quilt patterns to my own needs. It gives them my own touch somehow.

  11. Lori Crawford
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I have customized many of patterns. Thats what I love about quilting. It is endless. You can make 1000 quilts and none of them will be the same.

  12. Monica Bissen
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I have customized a pattern and squares and rectangles are the easiest to customize a pattern.

  13. Kat Scott
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I love making small changes to a pattern to personalize it. The book looks like a great resource. Thanks for a chance to win.

  14. Shirley
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    I am quite new at quilting, but I do change elements in art projects and other sewing projects to personalize it, and accomplish my own vision. this book looks like a lot of fun!

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