February 1, 2013

For those who were fans of our December featured book by Janice Vaine, I have another one of her titles!

A is for Appliqué!

Thank you, Landauer, for sending this very lovely book.

For hand appliqué, Janice uses a form of back-basting preparation that she calls “Perfect Placement.” Her method and her stitching information is thoroughly explained and handsomely illustrated with great big graphics… you can’t miss it, every stitch!

She also includes a comprehensive guide to the basics of embroidery and embellishment, with an entire collection of alphabet blocks to practice on.

To see more, go to the book’s page on the Landauer site and click on the tab “Look Inside” about halfway down the page to watch a lovely video.

If you’d like to win Appliqué and Embroidery Fundamentals, please leave a comment by 7:00 p.m. California time on Wednesday, February 6. Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only.

Important note: I always get a few who reply to their email feed. This won’t get you in the drawing. Click on the title of the post and that’ll take you to to blog on the internet. You can leave your comment there, at the bottom of the post.

Good luck!
By Kay Mackenzie


66 Responses to “Appliqué & Embroidery Fundamentals”

  1. Dot on February 1st, 2013 10:31 am

    I ordered the December book for our guild library. It would be fun to win this one!

    Enjoyed seeing you at Road.

  2. Deb L on February 1st, 2013 10:55 am

    I would love to win this.

  3. Diane on February 1st, 2013 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to add this to my library. I am a newbie at needle turn so this would be e great resource.

  4. Linda Carhill on February 1st, 2013 1:05 pm

    This looks like a wonderful book to add to my applique library!

  5. Betsy on February 1st, 2013 3:30 pm

    I would so love this book Kay. Thank you for the chance.

  6. Kathleen Connors on February 1st, 2013 4:16 pm

    I’d love to work on projects from this book, with lovely patterns and clear directions. The alphabet blocks are a new idea. And I need help with my embroidery! Thanks very much.

  7. Lori Ginsberg on February 1st, 2013 4:39 pm

    What a lovely book. Monogrammed pillows come to mind :) Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. Sandy A in St. Louis on February 1st, 2013 5:10 pm

    I need all the help I can get when it comes to applique! This would be a welcome addition to my library!

  9. Kim Q on February 1st, 2013 5:52 pm

    Beautiful book…thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Faye Gaudet on February 1st, 2013 6:02 pm

    I would so love to win this book. My “Balloons Over the Mountains” was my first attempt at applique, It came out nice, but I have a lot to learn!!

  11. Lynn D in NC on February 2nd, 2013 4:07 am

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I love applique, so trying something new is right up my alley.

  12. Wanda on February 2nd, 2013 4:55 am

    This looks interesting. I’m always open to new ways to applique.

  13. Sue on February 2nd, 2013 5:45 am

    Pick me! Pick me! Looks like another great book, thank you for the chance to win.
    Sue in Florida

  14. Lynn S on February 2nd, 2013 6:18 am

    I so love to add embroidery to my applique! This would be a wonderful book for new patterns and ideas. Thank you for providing the review too!

  15. Chris W on February 2nd, 2013 6:54 am

    I went to the site and looked inside the book. They show some very nice flower ideas along with the applique. Need to add this book to my libary!!

  16. Donna A on February 2nd, 2013 7:32 am

    I’ve tried the back basting method and found it very helpful in keeping applique in the correct place, but I think everyone can use more help…..I know I can! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  17. Elizabeth Ostapchuk on February 2nd, 2013 9:24 am

    I absolutely love appliqué and would like to know more about embellishment.

  18. Judy k galligan on February 2nd, 2013 9:28 am

    Thank you for offering a gift, I very much would love to win the book, appliqué is one of my favorites…

  19. Vickie Adkins on February 2nd, 2013 9:33 am

    This is so exciting, I have been looking for a book with embroidery and applique in it. I love to do applique and want to learn more about embroidery. This book would be a wonderful help. I hadn’t seen her first book but now I will look for it. Thank you so much for offering this chance to win her book.

  20. Heather on February 2nd, 2013 9:39 am

    Oh my goodness! I need this book! I have 5 wedding presents to make this year and I could make some amazing gifts using that book!

  21. Jennifer P on February 2nd, 2013 9:45 am

    After thinking of applique as the “A” word for a long time, I fell in love with it on a recent project. I’d love to win this book! thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Dee on February 2nd, 2013 9:52 am

    Looks like a wonderful book – I especially like the letter appliques. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. Beth Strand on February 2nd, 2013 9:55 am

    That looks wonderful! I have to admit that my embroidery does need some help!

  24. Nancy in Newport on February 2nd, 2013 9:57 am

    I’m new to applique and would love to have this book to help me along. Thank you for offering all of us the chance to win a copy.

  25. Vickie Snyder on February 2nd, 2013 10:14 am

    Of all the quilting possibilities to create something of beauty, applique is my favorite. The florals with alphabet letters in this book are beautiful. Thanks for all the information on applique as well as the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

  26. Lisa Ostergren on February 2nd, 2013 10:21 am

    I would love to win. I have been a bit intimidated to start.

  27. Janis on February 2nd, 2013 10:23 am

    Thank you for always sharing such inspiring and informative books! Would love a copy.

  28. Sandra on February 2nd, 2013 10:46 am

    Always love your review of new books. Looks like an amazing applique book! Got my fingers crossed to win it!!

  29. Kathy O in GA on February 2nd, 2013 10:46 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful applique book! I can see many monograms in my future! The floral letters are gorgeous.

  30. gab on February 2nd, 2013 11:17 am

    Lovely projects. I would love to see how the author makes them.

  31. Barbara on February 2nd, 2013 11:21 am

    The book looks great!!! Mthanks for the chance to win it!

  32. Karen P on February 2nd, 2013 11:30 am

    This book is just what I need to motivate me to jump into more applique! I’ve taken a class at my LQS and I’m ready for more. The alphabet patterns would be great for making gifts.

  33. Beth Freeman on February 2nd, 2013 12:13 pm

    I always am looking to learn more re: applique and embroidery. It would be wonderful to win this book!

  34. Sandra V on February 2nd, 2013 12:23 pm

    This book looks like it would be a tremendous help. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Jane Knoll-Tenney on February 2nd, 2013 1:13 pm

    Oh, I would so love to win this book. The video was awesome and the pages of the book were so detailed and helpful to a novice wanting to learn both applique and embroidery….thank you.

  36. Diane R on February 2nd, 2013 1:23 pm

    Another great book from Janice! She is so inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Teresa on February 2nd, 2013 1:39 pm

    A beutiful book that I would love to have! Thank you for the peek inside.

  38. Carol Schlabach on February 2nd, 2013 1:40 pm

    This looks like a terrific book. Please include.my name for the drawing. I love your blog.

  39. Kathy Lancaster on February 2nd, 2013 1:52 pm

    Beautiful book. Love to win.

  40. Sharon Lichter on February 2nd, 2013 2:22 pm

    This is a beautiful book. I would love to win it. Thank you.

  41. Shirley on February 2nd, 2013 3:19 pm

    Fantastic projects-would love to win a copy.

  42. Susan718 on February 2nd, 2013 4:34 pm

    I would love to have this beautiful book. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!!!

  43. Polly Hada on February 2nd, 2013 5:21 pm

    Well, I think you’ve introduced me to the book that would make me break my vow to not start another applique project. The alphabet blocks are “to die for.”!!!! Thank you Kay

  44. Maureen on February 2nd, 2013 6:28 pm

    Ahhhhh, another fabulous book! Thanks so much Kay for a chance at the give-away! I can never learn enough about applique.

  45. Ruth Anne Shorter on February 2nd, 2013 7:00 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful offer! I would love this technique.

  46. Paule-Marie on February 2nd, 2013 7:26 pm

    Looks like a great book. I have tried back-basting and liked it. Would love to have more information.

  47. Rhonda Desgranges on February 2nd, 2013 8:19 pm

    Applique & Embroidery are two of my favorite projects. I have had 2 strokes, and use my stitching as physical therapy. I would love
    to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win!


  48. Nellie on February 3rd, 2013 5:19 am

    I would love to learn the techniques that Janice demonstrates in this book. As some of us still have slow dial-up internet service (even in this day and age), I am unable to download the video. However, from your description of the contents, this book would be of real interest to me. Hope I get lucky. Thank you.

  49. Susan on February 3rd, 2013 5:42 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book. I have only been “A”ing for a short time now and all resources are a welcome addition to my book shelves.

  50. Beth Q on February 3rd, 2013 6:03 am

    I’ve tried hand applique a few times. I never seem to achieve a finish that I am happy with. I could use some help!

  51. Linda James on February 3rd, 2013 6:18 am

    This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  52. Karen on February 3rd, 2013 9:28 am

    Just started needleturn yesterday and this book would be great resource for me.

  53. Angie in SoCal on February 3rd, 2013 4:05 pm

    That looks like such a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance.

  54. Donna Fuqua on February 3rd, 2013 7:10 pm

    I am so in love with applique. This book would be a wonderful addition to my library. I would love to read and soak up all of the knowledge inside! I’m always looking for new and exciting books and projects. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy.

  55. Vivian on February 4th, 2013 5:57 am

    This would be something I would need and use often. Thank you.

  56. Barbara on February 4th, 2013 6:18 am

    Every applique artist does things just a little different. I’d love to learn how Jan does her beautiful techniques. Thanks for the head’s up on her new book!

  57. Estie on February 4th, 2013 8:34 am

    I love the pages that you showed from Jan’s book and would love to win it! Thanks!

  58. Karen on February 4th, 2013 10:03 am

    What a beautiful book. I would love to own it.

  59. Patty on February 4th, 2013 11:03 am

    What a great book – and, of course, I would love to win it!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  60. Vivian on February 5th, 2013 4:24 am

    This looks interesting, particularly since it says she also covers ribbon embroidery which is something I want to try. Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!

  61. Joan in MS on February 6th, 2013 6:31 am

    Looks like a great basic book to have. I would love to try the techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Ronnie in NV on February 6th, 2013 7:28 am

    This sounds like so much fun. Please put my name in the hat for a chance to win.

  63. Susan on February 6th, 2013 10:56 am

    I’d love to win a copy of this book. It looks great!

    Also, I love the photos you posted of the “Once is Enough” quilt. I’d love to know just how many hours that one took! :)

  64. Cleta Berryhill on February 6th, 2013 11:20 am

    I’d love to win this book

  65. Linda Jeter on February 6th, 2013 6:31 pm

    Great Book,, with pages and all..woo hoo..would love to win it!!

  66. Barbara on February 26th, 2013 12:19 pm

    At long last, I had a chance to actually sit down and read this book while waiting in the Dr’s office. For once, I’m glad they took so long to see me! What a great book. I can’t wait to get home and pick up needle and thread to try some of these techniques! Thank you Kay!