July 3, 2012

At Spring Market in May, I stopped by the Landauer booth to find out more information about one of their upcoming appliqué titles.

I happened to speak with the right person! The staff member in charge of digital marketing was thrilled at the prospect of sharing their appliqué titles with All About Appliqué and handed me a couple to peruse.

One of them was Janet Pittman‘s Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond. I sat down and looked all the way through through the book. It’s fantastic, and I was presented with a copy to take home in my suitcase. Thank you, Landauer!

Janet has really done a comprehensive job of presenting information about appliqué… several kinds. After a section on equipment and supplies, we’re on to the preparing, stitching, and embellishing! There’s paper-backed fusible-web, turned-edge with template and starch, turned-edge with freezer paper and glue, turned-edge with freezer paper on the wrong side and also the right side, faced appliqué, marked-line and thread-basted, you name it, Janet has covered it. And it’s all beautifully photographed and illustrated for you.

One of the really cool things about the book is that it’s spiral-bound inside a hardback cover so it lays flat. What a nice convenience.

The subtitle of the book is, “The Complete Guide to Successful Machine and Hand Techniques with Dozens of Designs to Mix and Match.” In addition to all that appliqué information, there are a bunch of projects with complete instructions. There’s even an index in this comprehensive resource.

If you’d like to win Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, please leave a comment here on the blog before 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7.

Please pay close attention to the following. There are always a few who don’t understand how to leave a comment.

If you receive this blog post in your email, replying to that email will not enter you in the drawing. You’ll need to click on the title of the post, which will take you to All About Appliqué on the internet. Scroll to the bottom and leave your comment there. Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only.

Good luck!



84 Responses to “Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond”

  1. Sally on July 3rd, 2012 9:09 am

    I love applique and am just starting to learn the differnt techniques. This book looks like just what I need!

  2. Kate on July 3rd, 2012 9:10 am

    Everything you need to know for any applique project in one place? That sounds like a “must have” book! Thanks for sharing it with us, and thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  3. Melody on July 3rd, 2012 9:22 am

    This book would be perfect since I am just learning how to do applique…..thanks for giving all of us a chance to win….

  4. mary on July 3rd, 2012 9:23 am

    Wow! If the book is as well thought out as the packaging (spiral binding) it is a WINNER! Can’t wait to see it.

  5. Carmen Wyant on July 3rd, 2012 9:24 am

    This looks like a fantastic resource, if I don’t win it, I’ll have to go buy one! And I love it when they spiral bind craft books, it makes it soo much easier to reference when working.

  6. Linda on July 3rd, 2012 9:24 am

    Oh MY! OH MY! I would absolutely LOVE to have this book. I have always had a mental block when it comes to applique. I did my very first on two of my blocks for the Red, Wite, & Blue hop. I think I am ready to move on to try it some more..( I have UFO’s that are not finished because there are parts that need to be appliqued.) This book would be fantastic! Thank you for sharing the book and for the chance to own my own copy!

  7. Jane Knoll-Tenney on July 3rd, 2012 9:34 am

    Oh, the book looks wonderful! I’m a fairly new quilter and have just taken a class in applique. What a great resource this would be! I love learning!! Thanks for the chance to maybe win this book.

  8. Kathy Lancaster on July 3rd, 2012 9:49 am

    I would love to win this book! I’m sure I could learn many new techniques from it.

  9. Sharon Decker on July 3rd, 2012 10:15 am

    That book looks remarkable. It is nice to find various techniques within one book. Feel free to send it my way!!!!

  10. Joan Rodriguez on July 3rd, 2012 10:16 am

    I like that Janet’s book shows all the different methods of appliqué in one handy book, and the spiral binding is very convenient. Winning it would be wonderful! :)

  11. Betsy on July 3rd, 2012 10:23 am

    I would love to win this book. appliquéing is my passion and I enjoy learning new techniques.

  12. Carol on July 3rd, 2012 10:35 am

    Just from seeing the cover, with the beautiful Iris and decorative stitching…I’ve so much to learn about applique! So glad to see the book is spiral bound…this makes it so much easier when working on projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Brenda Cornell on July 3rd, 2012 10:44 am

    Thanks for another great review of a book that looks like a wonderful resource. If I don’t win it, I may have to go purchase one.

  14. Kat on July 3rd, 2012 10:45 am

    This looks like a great book. I LOVE the spiral back that keeps it open at the right spot.

  15. Nancy on July 3rd, 2012 10:47 am

    I have their book “Thread: The Basics and Beyond.” It is wonderful. If i won this, I could have a matched pair!

  16. Kathy O in GA on July 3rd, 2012 10:49 am

    Applique is my favorite technique – I’d love to learn “beyond”! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  17. BarbR on July 3rd, 2012 11:01 am

    I am quite an applique nut so I’d love to add such a book to my stash. Any chance to learn different ways to applique is a wonderful chance. BarbR

  18. Diane Kennedy on July 3rd, 2012 11:04 am

    Ooh! What a great book to have! I love to make different kinds of appliqué and would love to look through this book for new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Connie on July 3rd, 2012 11:11 am

    Looks like a wonderful book and the spiral binding would really be nice. Thanks for a chance to win!

  20. Nancy on July 3rd, 2012 11:11 am

    This looks like one I would really enjoy owning.

  21. Sue on July 3rd, 2012 11:13 am

    Wow, this book looks fantastic! Wonderful to have a resource with all the techniques under one cover. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  22. Susan Abraham on July 3rd, 2012 11:28 am

    I really enjoy learning about all the different applique techniques. Thanks for sharing the information in the book!

  23. Patricia on July 3rd, 2012 11:35 am

    Looks like a great instruction book. I would love to learn more applique techniques. Thanks for sharing it.

  24. Loris Mills on July 3rd, 2012 11:51 am

    This looks like a wonderful book. I still have a lot to learn about applique! Thanks for the giveaway for a chance to win :-)

  25. Jenny Wallace on July 3rd, 2012 11:58 am

    Wow! I agree that if this book has all that is promised it would be a great resource. I have been needle turn appliquing for a while now but have developed arthritis in my wrist and fingers so I’m looking for a different way to do the applique. This book looks like it should give me some ideas.

  26. Diane on July 3rd, 2012 12:15 pm

    This book would be a great resource as I learn to applique. Thanks for the opportunity to add it to my library!

  27. Jennifer P on July 3rd, 2012 12:25 pm

    I’ve just about reached the end of my first applique project and have barely scratched the surface of how to handle so many of the tricky corners and layering. I’d love to win this great sounding book to guide me through the next applique journey. It has become a new passion for me.

  28. ritainalaska on July 3rd, 2012 12:38 pm

    this book is right down my alley! i love applique and need a [hmmpf] … little more info and instructions to make things look a little better. thanx for the opportunity to win a copy.

  29. Ruth B on July 3rd, 2012 12:55 pm

    This book sounds wonderful! I am addicted to applique and would love to read about new techniques!

  30. Kathi Ewen on July 3rd, 2012 1:10 pm

    Wow. This looks like a fabulous book. I’m partial to needle turn appliqué but find sometimes it doesn’t suit the project at hand. I’d love to win a copy of this book and have more methods at my disposal.

  31. G Britten on July 3rd, 2012 1:22 pm

    I love the pictures you posted on your website. I’m always looking for new applique projects and ways to hone my own skills.

  32. Mary Martin on July 3rd, 2012 1:47 pm

    I would LOVE to win this book! Crossing fingers and toes!

  33. Mary H. Reed on July 3rd, 2012 2:07 pm

    I have been doing needleturn applique for a number of years, but I find I can always learn new tricks from books recently published!

  34. Sandy S on July 3rd, 2012 2:10 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book to have and to hold :)

  35. Leslie G on July 3rd, 2012 2:16 pm

    I am a newbie to appliqué and would love to have a copy of this book. It looks like a great learning tool!!

  36. Edie on July 3rd, 2012 3:04 pm

    That iris is gorgeous and I would love to learn from this book!


  37. Nancy Brodeur on July 3rd, 2012 3:09 pm

    A friend had this book at a recent class. I looked it over and it is excellent. I would love to win it.

  38. Karin on July 3rd, 2012 3:32 pm

    Hey Kay, that book looks like just what I need to expand my horizons! Old Arthur pretty much prevents anymore hand sewing, but I enjoy doing machine applique & I’d love learning how to take it to the next level. I generally do blanket stitching, rarely zig-zag, and I’d like better results going around corners & curves!

    I love that the book lays flat – someone really smart must have thought that up!!

    Thanks for getting a give-away copy!!!

  39. Gwen Grooms on July 3rd, 2012 4:25 pm

    I LOVE to Applique on my machine. I love that the book lays flat and it looks like a good one for more and new type information I hope I win. thanks

  40. Sue on July 3rd, 2012 4:32 pm

    Looks like a lovely book ! And comprehensive, too. Thanks for sharing it with us !

  41. Caryn on July 3rd, 2012 5:26 pm

    It looks like a great book and looks very easy to use. It sounds like it would be great for beginners. Thanks for sharing this copy with us.

  42. sandy on July 3rd, 2012 5:31 pm

    I haven’t tried applique yet, but the book looks very interesting and would be very helpful. Thanks.

  43. gwen ziegler on July 3rd, 2012 5:55 pm

    OH Kay (o k) I would love love love to have this applique book. Thank you for your blog. I really enjoy it

  44. Sue on July 3rd, 2012 5:59 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win! Looks like a very useful book, full of techniques.

  45. Helen tidics on July 3rd, 2012 6:47 pm

    The book sounds great. It would be super to win.

  46. Sandy A in St. Louis on July 3rd, 2012 7:52 pm

    Wow this looks like a great book! I am still learning how to applique and have never been able to figure out which method would be best for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Mary on July 3rd, 2012 7:58 pm

    If it is anything like your books it must be a wonderful book and I love that it is spiral bound. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Angie in SoCal on July 3rd, 2012 8:01 pm

    I love applique and am testing all the methods now to see which one I like or am successful at best. This sounds just like the book I need. Thanks for the chance.

  49. Patricia Faye on July 3rd, 2012 8:24 pm

    I’m new to appliqué and would love to win your book. Thanks for the chance to possibly win! Keeping my fingers crossed & my toes ( oh no, not my eyes!)

  50. LJ on July 3rd, 2012 8:28 pm

    I’ve been doing some applique. This book looks like a great resource.

  51. Darlene Hissem on July 3rd, 2012 8:55 pm

    I love Applique and think this book would be a wonderful resource.

  52. Sharon Meyer on July 3rd, 2012 9:14 pm

    I do some machine applique, I am just starting to learn hand applique this book looks like it would be beneficial in this pursuit. Thank you for the chance to win.

  53. Chris on July 3rd, 2012 11:21 pm

    I certainly would love to read this book. My applique skillls are limited but I admire all the experts out ther.

  54. LeAnne L on July 4th, 2012 5:04 am

    I’m intrigued just by the cover and the decorative stitching she’s used to add a little flair to the applique edges.

  55. diane i on July 4th, 2012 6:02 am

    This book is ready to make me to a first applique. Such great style of book. So many styles of applique to teach how to do it so well.

  56. KCPD on July 4th, 2012 6:49 am

    I would love to win. Thanks for the great review.

  57. Toddy on July 4th, 2012 7:11 am

    This sounds like a must have book. I would really love to add to my library. Just the thought of several different methods of applique all in one book sound great. Hope to win.

  58. Applikaye on July 4th, 2012 7:27 am

    I always love books on appliqué and would love to win this one.

  59. Rita on July 4th, 2012 7:40 am

    I have a friend who is learning to needle turn applique, (which I don’t do!) I can’t help her much but this book would be a great resource and help to her. I love helping new quilters fall in love with the journey of quilting!
    Also very thankful for people who write such great books.

  60. Heather on July 4th, 2012 7:49 am

    This books looks fantastic. I have used several techniques mentioned in your blog, but I’m always having to hunt around to find the tutorials/information the next time I want it. To have it all in one place would be so handy!

  61. Amy Kemper on July 4th, 2012 8:16 am

    This looks like a great book. One that I would buy. I like that it is spiral bound.

  62. Joan Trautwein on July 4th, 2012 8:45 am

    Happy 4th of July! I think that I’ve tried all the different methods of applique and have tried any new one that has come around the corner for both machine and hand applique, since about 1980. Would love the new book to add to my library and see if I missed one to try and use. Thank you.

  63. Lee on July 4th, 2012 9:13 am

    This looks like a great book – I just started applique so I am sure it would use it a lot! thanks!

  64. Chris on July 4th, 2012 9:14 am

    I love the look of this book – and spiral bound is wonderful! thank you and happy 4th!

  65. Pam on July 4th, 2012 9:31 am

    I’m interested in learning how to appliqué but am looking for the right book as there are no appliqué classes in my area. This book looks like it fits the bill. Happy July 4th

  66. Kathleen C on July 4th, 2012 10:27 am

    I love everything about applique…but I certainly don’t know everything. Janet’s book looks packed full of techniques that would help me go ‘beyond the basics’.
    I always read your blog.Thanks for this giveaway and for the information on your blog.

  67. Eileen Keane on July 4th, 2012 3:48 pm

    Kay, thank you for having this giveaway! I love applique, pure and simple. There’s nothing about it I don’t like. I have so much to learn; I’m sure Janet’s book would go far in instructing me in techniques I don’t know.

  68. Martha C on July 4th, 2012 3:49 pm

    I have never got the hang of applique so would love to have a great book on the process.. have more time now for hand work so would be just the thing!!!

  69. Jan on July 4th, 2012 4:58 pm

    I love handwork and would like to improve my applique techniques.

  70. Paule-Marie on July 4th, 2012 7:08 pm

    I’m starting to hand applique again. This book looks like a good refresher course for me.

  71. Maureen on July 4th, 2012 7:09 pm

    Thank you so much Kay for the chance at winning this book. It sounds perfect & I can never learn enough about applique!

  72. Susan on July 5th, 2012 5:59 am

    Thanks so much for the chance to win such an informative book. It sounds like I will need to buy it if I can’t win it.! Thanks again

  73. Dee on July 5th, 2012 6:33 am

    Oh, this is would so perfect, the timing. I was asked to teach an applique class, which I only do freezer paper technique so this would be perfect for the class and to be able to show different possibilities.

  74. Maddie on July 5th, 2012 8:07 am

    I have been struggling to find an applique method to suit me for a while now. I would love to win this book. I have about 4 BOM’s that are applique that I am waiting to do! LOL

  75. Debby on July 5th, 2012 10:38 am

    After a 20 year hiatus I have recently returned to quilting, I would love this book to remind me of techniques I am sure to have forgotten! Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. Patty on July 5th, 2012 12:08 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book. I love to applique and can never have enough instructional resources. It looks like a great book!

  77. Marie Lehr on July 5th, 2012 5:03 pm

    I would love to win this book, I just love applique, I’m still learning the various types. Please put my name in the hat, I will keep my fingers crossed.

  78. Sue on July 5th, 2012 6:57 pm

    Looks like a comprehensive book for newbies and experienced appliquers as well.

  79. Kim West on July 6th, 2012 12:51 am

    What a nice giveaway! I am fairly new to applique so this book would be perfect for me. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  80. Shraon B on July 6th, 2012 8:09 am

    This would be a great book for a beginner like me. THANKS!

  81. Dearlena K on July 6th, 2012 10:14 am

    I would enjoy learning different kinds of appliqué’s. The mix and match designs are intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win such an artfully presented book on appliqué. Dearlena

  82. Teresa on July 7th, 2012 4:21 am

    Oh my goodness, I would love to have this book! Please count me in.

  83. Carole S. on July 7th, 2012 10:32 am

    I do hope you meant Saturday the 7th! I would love this book. I’m planning workshops for my guild, and I hope one of them will be all about applique. I’m sure I can learn a lot from this book that I could share with them!

  84. Carole S. on July 7th, 2012 10:32 am

    I do hope you meant Saturday the 7th! I would love this book. I’m planning workshops for my guild, and I hope one of them will be all about applique. I’m sure I can learn a lot from this book that I could share with them!