Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Win a copy of Kay Mackenzie’s new book

Hey! Love appliqué and want to win a great book? Today is your day! I have a copy of Kay Mackenzie’s new book, Scrap-Appliqué Playground: Turn Quilting Scraps into Fun Appliqué Fabrics to give away, courtesy of Martingale and That Patchwork Place.  


Kay has published numerous books and patterns, and you can see them all here. She started out as a hand appliquér, but now embraces machine appliqué methods, too. Kay blogs about applique at www.allaboutapplique.net. Her website is www.kaymackenzie.com.

If you’re like me, you have a big basket of scraps you can’t bear to throw away. In this book, Kay teaches you how to piece or fuse those treasured scraps together to make “fabric compositions” for applique pieces. Her methods, clearly explained and accompanied by color diagrams, include methods for fabric strips, for bits and pieces, crazy patch, and others. Then she shows you how to prepare your applique pieces, using “turn and press,” freezer paper templates, fusible interfacing, fusible-web templates, and bias-covered edges methods.

“Thank You, Teacher”
After that, Kay gives several methods for stitching the appliqué down using edge stitch or blanket stitch. All of the stitching in the book is done by machine, but if you prefer hand appliqué (like me) there’s no reason you can’t do it that way, too.
“Flower Patch”
You can practice all of Kay’s techniques by making one of eight sweet projects. Each includes step-by-step instructions, complete materials lists, and color diagrams.  

If you would like to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment after this post by 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 13. Make sure to leave an e-mail address or other way for me to reach you if you win. I’ll pull one name at random. Martingale is generously providing the book, and they will ship it to you. Sorry, this give-away is only for readers in the U.S. or Canada. 

Please note that your comment might not appear right away; I had to start moderating/approving comments after I got hit with a lot of Japanese porn spam!


Don’t forget that you have four more chances to win this book later this week:
Wednesday, June 13 • Erin Russek’s One Piece at a Time
Thursday, June 14 • Holly Mabutas’ Sprinkles of Thought
Friday, June 15 • SewCalGal
Saturday, June 16 • Kay Mackenzie, All About Appliqué

WE HAVE A WINNER! Joanna from New England has won the book. Thanks, everyone!

115 comments:

  1. How awesome! I would love to win the book, but #1 rarely gets chosen... Kim at peachquilting dot com

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  2. would love that book...love applique

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  3. Would love to win a copy of this book. I too like applique but have only used a freezer paper method and would be interested in learning other ways...thanks so much

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  4. I have lots of scraps from various projects and woul dlove a copy of this book so please enter me into the draw

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  5. Not sure I would need the projects... but the techniques are really prize!! Good luck to all!

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  6. Looks like a very fun book and I have plenty of scraps that could be put to good use!

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  7. Hello SBK! Looks like a book full of great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  8. Hi Susan,
    I love applique but have not done any in a while. Would love a copy, as the patterns look fun.

    Ruth Quinn
    ruthq@rogers.com

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  9. I would love to win! Thanks for this giveaway

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  10. I love the apple applique! thanks for the peek at the book and giveaway!

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  11. Love the book.Look forward to winning it.

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  12. Susan, I love your patterns and I love this book idea. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. Linda@thepatchworkpearl.com

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  13. What a great way to use up those little pieces! I would love to try out this book.

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  14. would love this book, as i'm overflowing my scrap bins and running out of room. thanks for the opportunity!

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  15. What a cute book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  16. Thank you for offering this book. It looks like a great way to experiment with a new method or two.

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  17. I would love to win! Thanks for this giveaway

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  18. I really appreciate a well written book that gives good instruction. This book appears to be one of them and I really want to win so I can try out her patterns.

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  19. I could really use this book. I received "millions" of scraps of beautiful fabric from my Mother.
    I feel blessed they were not thrown away as trash.
    Sally@GrannyBea.com
    Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  20. This book is on my list - it looks like SEW MUCH FUN. I am a newbie, but love handwork so that would be my preferred method.

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  21. THis looks like a great book. THanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I was just looking at this book online the other day and coveting it!(It's on my wish list!)

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  23. I've been following the posts about this book and it looks like such fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. The more I see of this book, the more I want to try the different techniques. The scrap basket calls!

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  25. I would love to win the book. It looks like a lot of fun projects. I also peeked through your blog. I really like your applique of the bird and its nest.

    Paule-Marie

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  26. Following the innovative projects from the book, hard to pick a fav.

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  27. Looks like some fun projects to try. I'm just learning applique and want to make some childrens charity quilts using applique

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  28. Love that apple from the book. All the project I have seen so far are really cute.

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  29. WOW! This is a great book ... would love to win it!

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  30. This is a great idea - visiting various blogs and getting inspired to work with scraps. It is perfect timing for me - working on using up pre-cut strips right now and ready to work with the other bins of odds and ends in a creative way. The book looks terrific.
    Jean

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  31. This is a great idea - visiting various blogs and getting inspired to work with scraps. It is perfect timing for me - working on using up pre-cut strips right now and ready to work with the other bins of odds and ends in a creative way. The book looks terrific.
    Jean

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  32. I would love to do more applique and would love to win this book...thanks for the giveaway

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  33. I love this idea...I posted a comment but don't think I did it right so if this is a dup, sorry. I am now trying to get rid of pre-cut strips in various ways...would love to tackle the odd scraps bin which is overflowing so these ideas are great. Plus I love discovering new blogs.

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  34. I love Kay's books, and she does such wonderful instructions in them. Would love a chance to win.

    Debbie

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  35. • • • I definitely have a ton of scraps to use up. I've even been known to save all those little dog ears. Just can't bear to throw it away. I'm thinking this book might come in handy. Thank you for sharing with us.

    And, I want to personally thank you for choosing my Masque as your favorite from the Weird Challenge. ;)

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  36. Enjoyed your take on Kay's book. Wish I had one...winning would be wonderful! :)

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  37. I just love the fresh look in this method of applique. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  38. This book looks awesome!!!! Yes, I do have small scraps in a few places, one large jar, a box, the bin under my sewing machine, everywhere!

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  39. Thank you for the chance to win Kay's book - I generally do traditional applique, so I'd love to add this modern spin to some quilts!
    Ksoppelt at aol dot com

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  40. Oh boy, this looks like fun. Yes, I have a ton of scraps!

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  41. I just love the fresh look of this method. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  42. I'd love to win this book to expand my applique horizons.

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  43. I just love the fresh look of this method. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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  44. One can never have too many ideas for using scraps! :D
    While I was stopping by your blog, I enjoyed viewing some of your work..LOVE the peacock!!!!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  45. Ì'd love to win a copy. Kay's work is so clear, colorful and delightful. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Such a cool book! I'm enjoying this tour and seeing the projects others have made from the book.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  47. What a wonderful book! Would love to win it, thanks!

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  48. Hi SBK, looking forward to seeing you in October. Patty Quilts by the Sea, seashore99@verizon.net

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  49. Love your work and the book looks so fun!

    jansturtevant@gmail.com

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  50. Looks like a lot of great projects. I just love applique. here's hoping...

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  51. I met Kay a couple of weeks ago at our guild quilt show. What a talented gal. Oh how I would love to have this book! Fingers crossed.

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  52. Thanks for the opportunity to win, I really enjoyed your comments about the book and surfing your blog. Have a great day. not sure if comment posted so here is another one
    Elizabeth
    whistlebet57@yahoo.com

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  53. I love applique and am working on a BOM quilt at the moment. Would love to learn more about using my scraps like Kay shows.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Oh, it looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I know I would enjoy this book and learning its methods. I love applique and always looking for new ideas.

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  56. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book. I love applique and scraps!! It's perfect!

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  57. Would love to win this book.
    Kathy Lancaster
    bobkat1896@sbcglobal.net

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  58. What a delightful book! I'd love to have a copy!

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  59. I need to check blogs more often. This book looks like so much fun!

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  60. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful new book.

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  61. Would so love to win this book!

    awalters_nc@yahoo.com

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  62. The more I see of this book, the more I want it. Pick me, pick me, pick me!!

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  63. Am new to machine applique (have not had an opportunity to enjoy a class or even start a project yet) and would love a new resource. Have a great day. Hope to use my GO to assist in the process. Sharon at sdickman@stx.rr.com

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  64. I need this book:) a sign on my quilt studio should read " danger scrap overload in progress" LOL!!
    Vickie.van@hotmail.com

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  65. It looks like agin book, thanks!

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  66. To cute! Looks like it would be a blast to work from.

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  67. Making fabric from scrapes then applique sounds like fun. Would love to win

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  68. Thanks to all involved for providing this giveaway. Appliqué is such a great TV time activity for me and I live th idea of using up more scraps.

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  69. I just love the designs I've seen and like the idea of using scraps of material I loved in the first place.

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  70. This looks like such a wonderful book and I'd love to win it!

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  71. The book looks interesting, I would be very happy to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

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  72. It would be so fun to have this book. I am new to applique. Thanks.

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  73. Thanks for sharing some of the ideas from this book. Would love to win it.

    rustyandduffy@earthlink.net

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  74. I love applique and this book looks wonderful!

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  75. Looks like a great book with fun applique projects. Would love to win it and learn how to do it.

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  76. This book looks very interesting - I am all about more applique methods, especially by machine!

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  77. Would love to have a copy thank you so much for the opportunity. Martha from minnesota

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  78. Looks like a great book with fun applique projects. Would love to win it and learn how to do it.

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  79. Love this technique and I have lots of scraps!

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  80. I love the projects that I have seen in the book. I would do by hand probably as that is what I prefer. Thanks for the change

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  81. Looks like a really cute book!

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  82. Would love a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  83. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter! I love quilting and the applique patters are so pretty. You can reach me through my blog or at kathush@catholicexchange.com

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  84. I would love to win a copy of this book. I've visited your great blog before.

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  85. Thank you for offering this book as a give-away and for featuring her book on your blog.

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  86. This book looks amazing. What fun ideas.

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  87. Wow! This looks like soooo much fun :D Thanks for hosting today's stop on the hop!!

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  88. I am finally getting over my fear of trying applique! WooHoo! I would love to own this book to learn more techniques and ideas! Thank you.

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  89. Hi Kay,
    What an exciting book and would love to win it. I love doing applique and from what I see you have some cute projects.

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  90. Learning to applique is on my "learning" list so would enjoy winning the book to start with fun projects. Thanks for that chance. p.s. I like your animal art quilt sequence. I went through the posts in sequence a few days ago.

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  91. Hi, the book looks very interesting and I love applique. Thanks for sharing

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  92. Thank you for the chance to win - I love the look of this book! Yikes about the spam....

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  93. Looks chock full of projects and ideas!! Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

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  94. I absolutely LOVE the apple to thank the teacher! I'd love to win the book so I could make that apple for my favorite teacher, my sister!

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  95. What a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway

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  96. I've been seriously drooling for this book so I can practice my handstitching in the "inbetween times" where I have a bit of time and fabric to fill.

    Edie

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  97. I've always enjoyed applique, I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  98. Not a blogger, just spend too much of my time reading everyone's blogs, now as to this book, it is a wonderful book, I love it, I want it, please, grin. Barbara in western NC

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  99. I saw a copy of this book at my Guild meeting last night. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  100. Kay's book looks like an amazing lot of fun!!! I love to applique in all its various forms, so I'm sure I will enjoy this book. I sure would love to win a copy :*)

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  101. Lovely looking book. Would really enjoy reading it.

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  102. This looks like a wonderful book that I would love to own! See 'about' in my profile for contact info. Thanks for a great giveaway Susan. :)

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  103. Please enter me in the drawing. I love the idea of this type of applique.
    quiltsetcetera.blogspot.com

    jean
    jazmn@comcast.net

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  104. I love the idea of this applique! Please enter me in the drawing for the book.
    quiltsetcetera.blogspot.com

    jazmn@comcast.net

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  105. Applique is my absolute favorite style of quilting and I would LOVE to have this book!!!!

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  106. Wonderful Applique in Mackenzie's new book. Would love to win a copy. Judith, Texas

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  107. This looks like a wonderful book! I can use all the help I can get when it comes to applique!

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  108. Throw away scraps?? Oh my, perish the thought!! Would love to learn other methods of playing in my scrap ROOM ... eeeeekkkkkkssssss ...
    Thanks for all your interesting posts!!
    Pam

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  109. I love this book. Would love to own it.
    Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  110. I really like your book. I would not mind winning it!! he he The appliques are just what I like and they are great.

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  111. This is a must have book.
    Thank you!
    quilter552001@yahoo.com

    Rosie

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  112. What a terrific prize! Would love to have the book!
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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