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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique' Projects for Everyday Living

Kim Diehl is an amazing quilter, quilt designer, teacher, author and fabric designer.  Her latest book "Simple Appeal" is now a very popular book that can be found in quilt shops.  And, I'm excited to share insights about this book today, as well as host a giveaway where you could win a copy of this amazing book, packed with wonderful designs, oodles of tips and fun.

Simple Appeal shares 14 new designs by Kim, along with her time saving tips, to create simple yet beautiful quilts that are comfy and also heartwarming decorator items.

Projects range in size for a super cute patty cake pincushion to table toppers, lap quits, wall quilts, and a bed quilt.

Techniques covered in this book include traditional patchwork, invisible machine applique', as well as wool applique' on cotton backgrounds.

All of the designs come with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.

Designs include a combination of traditional piecing and machine applique.

It is easy to fall in love with Kim's designs, use of colors and fabrics.  They always create stunning quilts, which can easily become heirloom quilts.

You should be able to check out this book at your favorite quilt shop, but if not do let them know you'd like them to carry it.  It is also available online from Martingale, as well as Amazon.

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Did I Mention A Giveaway ?

One lucky follower of SewCalGal will win a copy of Simple Appeal.  SewCalGal will ship this book directly to the winner, but due to my limited expenses, I can only offer this giveaway to those that live in the US.   Please complete the rafflecopter form below to enter.  The winner will be randomly selected, by the random number generator feature in rafflecopter and announced on this post on Saturday, November lst. I'll also send an email to the winner, whereby they will have three days to claim the prize or another name will be selected.

Don't forget to check my page where I share insights on contests and giveaways to learn about other opportunities to win prizes.  

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