Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Review - The Quilter's Applique Workshop - and giveaway!

*the giveaway is now closed*

I'm so pleased today to share a fabulous book coming out by Kevin Kosbab, The Quilter's Applique Workshop.



Kevin has covered every last detail of multiple applique techniques and tools in this book.  If you have ever wanted to try applique, this is a perfect starting point.  In particular he discusses raw edge applique, fusible applique and needle turn applique.  There are a lot of step by step instructions for each section, making this book perfect for beginnings and intermediate level alike. Kevin also discusses a number of different fabrics that he uses in the process including silks, cottons and felted wool.  That was very interesting for me to see given that I've mainly worked with cotton applique until now.



The book itself is arranged by style of applique with multiple projects for each type.  Kevin makes use of modern and traditional techniques and tools.  I'm particularly intrigued by the glue basting he does for needle turn applique.  I've been seeing more and more people using this and I know that I need to get on the band wagon!


My personal favorite project from the book is the China Cupboard Wall Quilt.  It uses raw edge applique technique and I'm pretty sure it might be perfect for my dining room.  I already own half of the fabrics! lol  It will definitely be a jumping off point for me and whatever I end up doing.  Thanks for the inspiration Kevin!



The book is full of projects any kind of applique enthusiast.  And Kevin does a great job holding your hand through any tricky parts.  Interested?!

Leave a comment below for a chance win a copy of the book here (US only please - sorry!)

*congratulations to the winner, pickles quilting!*

Follow along on the book tour for more insights into the book and chances to win a copy of the book!

Kevin is also running a grand prize giveaway on his blog so hop over there for a chance to win a signed copy of the book, a stack of his other applique patterns and his DVD.




  • February 20: Kevin Kosbab, Feed Dog





  • February 21: Angela Pingel, Cut to Pieces





  • February 22: Sew Mama Sew





  • February 24: Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios





  • February 25: Generation Q





  • February 26: Heather Kosbab, Happy Appliquer





  • February 27: Diane Gilleland, CraftyPod





  • February 28: Quilting Daily




  • 100 comments:

    1. This looks like a great book..thanks for the chance :)

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    2. Looks like a great book. Appliqué is on my todo list.

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    3. Thanks for a chance to win what sounds like a great book!

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    4. Thanks for your kind review--I'm so glad you liked the book! How funny that you've got a head start from your stash for China Cupboard.

      Obviously don't enter me into the giveaway. ;-)

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    5. Thanks for the giveaway! I really need to work on my applique skills.

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    6. Applique with non-cotton fabrics sounds especially interesting -- I've never tried anything like that. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    7. Enjoyed your review. Just the book I need to improve my appliqué techniques. Thanks for the chance to win

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    8. Wonderful book! I can't wait to read it. Appliques are my favorite!

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    9. I like that it seems to be machine applique - right up my alley.

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    10. Looks like a great book--and a good place to pick up some applique tips!

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    11. Looks like a great book! I've been quilting for a year but have been scared of applique although I love all the cute applique quilts I keep seeing.

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    12. I have just started my first applique project and I think I have bitten off more than I can chew! This book sounds right up my alley.

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    13. I've got a huge stack of Dresden plates that need to be appliquéd. I could totally use some help!

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    14. This sounds like a great resource! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    15. Thank you for the chance. I generally appliqué so I'm always looking for new sources of inspiration.

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    16. This book seems to be full of eye-catching quilts. I can hardly wait to read it and learn from Kevin. I'm such a beginner with appliqué, so I need lots of visuals to learn from.

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    17. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    18. My 2014 quilting goal is to learn machine applique, so this new book is perfect for me - thanks.

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    19. I always like applique books - everyone has a slightly different technique.

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    20. Sounds like a great book, Angela!

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    21. I love it. I've never been motivated to try appliqué but this book has really piqued my interest. My sister is a huge atomic dish ware fan and that quilt would be perfect for her.

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    22. This would be a great book for me...I've been wanting to try appliqué.

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    23. What a fun book! I would be thrilled to win it! Thank you for the great give away :)

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    24. Exciting! I've got a big applique project in the planning stages, but I'm pretty new to the technique. I'm totally into new sources for helping it not be a disaster. :)

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    25. I have always loved applique. This looks like a great new source of inspiration.

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    26. Working on my applique skills. Looks like a great skill builder book. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    27. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize! ;)

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    28. I love applique! Thanks for a chance to win such a great book.

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    29. This book looms super.
      Thanks for the preview.

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    30. The book looks like a great addition to my applique library, would love to try some of the patterns out.

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    31. I hope I win it! I'd love to learn these new techniques.

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    32. Great review, thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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    33. I haven't felt inspired to do applique yet. This book may be just what I need!

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    34. Good review. I think I want this book on my bookshelf! It sounds as if it covers the gamut and would appeal to the beginner and the old hand alike.

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    35. I would love to own this book. Nice review Thanks for sharing.

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    36. Love to applique and would love to win this book.
      robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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    37. This looks just like the book I need we are doing a project with applique and I have not done much so I am very new with it. Thanks for a great chance to win.

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    38. I am sorry to say that anybody who is counting on an international audience should be willing to spend a few more dollars for international winners!
      Myrto

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    39. Looks like just the book I need. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

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    40. I always like learning new applique techniques and this looks like a good source. Thanks for the review.

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    41. This is exactly the kind of book I need to do applique the way that works best for me. I would love to win the book.

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    42. I would love to learn appliqué and this looks like a great opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    43. What a great looking book!!! Would love it!

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    44. Usually appliqué doesn't do much for me, but I'm really loving theses designs.

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    45. Usually appliqué doesn't do much for me, but I'm really loving theses designs.

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    46. THANKS FOR SHARING!

      cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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    47. yes! I want to have my hand held while I expand into applique

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    48. Love appliqué, and I could use a refresher.

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    49. Thanks for sharing; I'm always wanted to learn new things.

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    50. A new point of view is always welcome.

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    51. Applique gives a lot of freedom in design possibilities. Kevin's book would be a welcome addition to anyone's library...especially mine! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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    52. I am always looking for an applique book that provide excellent picture as well as great instruction with the modern twist.

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    53. This looks like a fabulous book! Step by step pics make all the difference in learning a new technique!

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    54. I have just added applique to my quilts and other crafting project and would love to see the resources available to perfect this lovely endeavor -- I'm happy with my progress too - Thanks #!}

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    55. I love applique.I like how Kevin has brought applique into modern quilting with this book.

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    56. Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win

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    57. I love the China Cupboard Wall Quilt and the Pillows. I would love this book to help me get into applique!

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    58. Oh how wonderful, learning how to applique is on my to do list for this year. Thanks for an awesome chance.

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    59. Yes, I would love to win this book because I am definitely an applique enthusiast.

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    60. I would love to have a copy! Count me in! I love what I've seen so far, thanks for the giveaway!


      tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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    61. I've been ill and ignoring my crafty update emails but thought to ck this one on the all-seasons pillowcase appliqué. SO glad I did! It'd be gravy if I won the book .. I already downloaded the PDF just to have a starting point. Thanks for the chance!

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    62. I'm just learning applique techniques, so this would be a great book to have! Thanks for the giveaway.
      yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com

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    63. I need this book. I need to learn ways to appliqué because I want to do a Sunbonnet Sue quilt.

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    64. Love applique! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    65. I would love this - there is so much to learn about applique!

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    66. Striking appliqué designs and projects! I would love to win this book!

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    67. I really want to try applique in 2014. Thanks for the chance to win a book that could REALLY help my initial attempts, lol.

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    68. His book looks really interesting and his quilts are beautiful! Would love to try his techniques! It would be awesome to win! Thanks!

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    69. Just the book I need to improve my applique skills. Thanks for the chance.

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    70. I haven't tried any applique but I'd like to, and this sounds like a great place to start. Thanks!

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    71. Love applique, but tire of standard cut and iron on as a staple... would love to learn some new techniques!

      As a side note, your link to his site is missing a d... maybe someone noted that already... adding him to the feedly now!

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    72. I have always been drawn to applique and this book looks like a good one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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    73. What an interesting-looking book - would love to delve further into applique - thanks for the chance to win!

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    74. Great books with great designs! Thank you for this great giveaway!

      Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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    75. I love this giveaway and applique! Croos my fingers....

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    76. Oh my! That China Hutch patten is awesome!! I would definitely make that.

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      1. Beautiful! I need help with my appliquè! I need to get myself a copy!

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    77. Love to applique thanks for the chance

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    78. What fun! I would love the chance to win!

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    79. I love the quilt on the cover of the book.

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    80. I'm so happy to learn about so many sewing blogs thru this promo. Thanks for sharing.

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    81. I'm so happy to learn about so many sewing blogs thru this promo. Thanks for sharing.

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    82. I love mid century modern so mixing it with quilting and I'm in heaven!!

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    83. Thanks for chance to win. I'm just learning about applique.

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    84. This looks like just the thing to get me over my applique anxiety.

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    85. This would be a great book to have in my sewing library! (a/k/a a shelf in my sewing closet)

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    86. I would love to have this book in my collection! There are so many lovely designs in this book.

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    87. I have tried one piece of appliqué and know I need some help. This would be perfect.

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    88. The leaf pillows would be fun to make. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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    89. Looks like a fun book--love the look of applique!

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    90. The projects look really intriguing and I'm definitely applique-challenged. Cool book!

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    91. I really need to get over my fear of appliqué. Thanks for the sneak peak.

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    92. I definitely need some help when it comes to applique. I'd love to win this book.

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    93. Am I too late? I'd love a copy of this book-thanks for the opportunity!!
      mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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