The Modern Appliqué Workbook!

Have you ever tried appliqué and been frustrated by it and the results you got? Well, Jenifer Dick, author of The Modern Appliqué Workbook was too. But she kept at it and found a method that she loves and that works for her. Now, she is sharing that method with everyone! I think it is fantastic that Jenifer starts out her book by telling that story.  I bet a lot of people can relate to her experience.

This book is packed with thorough explanations and lots of detail.  Jenifer doesn’t just tell you what tools to use, she explains why. The book also includes lots of options and great discussions of threads and stitches and lots more.

And the projects are great! Most of them are fairly small, which I think is perfect for a book like this where you are trying new techniques.  Reading the book had me itching to set aside my current projects and try one of hers, but I’m being good… for now.

But look, this little Fish quilt even has bias appliqué!  Sigh…

Another of my favorites from the book is this Kisses quilt.  Such a perfect baby quilt, but I can also imagine making a smaller mini quilt from the block.

Jenifer and Stash Books are giving away a copy of the book (international entries are welcome, but an international winner will receive an e-book)!  So, leave a comment here by February 21 and I’ll pick a random winner.  Please don’t forget to include your email address.  You can’t win if I can’t find you!

Visit Jenifer at 42quilts.com and visit the others on the blog tour for more about the book and more chances to win!  If you can’t wait, you can order an autographed copy of the book here or a regular copy here.  Good luck!

Feb. 10: Bonnie Hunter www.quiltville.blogspot.com
Feb. 11: Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com
Feb. 12: Angela Walters www.quiltingismytherapy.com/my-blog
Feb. 13: Debbie Grifka www.debbiegrifka.com
Feb. 14: Tammie Schaffer www.craftytammie.com
Feb. 17: Casey York www.studioloblog.wordpress.com
Feb. 18: Deb Rowden www.debrowden.blogspot.com
Feb. 19: Melissa Thompson Maher @ Generation Q magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/ 
Feb. 20: Shea Henderson www.emptybobbinsewing.com
Feb. 21: Diane Harris @ Quiltmaker Magazine http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/
85 Comments
  • SEW RED HOT
    Posted at 00:36h, 27 February Reply

    I'd love to learn a great method for applique. I have had too many bad experiences! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karrie S
    Posted at 18:08h, 21 February Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would love a copy of this book to learn how to applique! ksmith8@emich.edu

  • Ellee
    Posted at 11:23h, 21 February Reply

    I'm eager to learn new techniques from Jenifer's book. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  • Pattie Crum
    Posted at 21:26h, 20 February Reply

    I need to do more applique, this might get me motivated.

  • quiltonia
    Posted at 17:43h, 20 February Reply

    This is a "have 2 have" book so thanks for the drawing.

  • DanaK ~ WaterPenny
    Posted at 15:28h, 20 February Reply

    Oh, I'll definitely have to check this out. thanks for sharing!

  • Diane
    Posted at 04:36h, 20 February Reply

    I'm trying to learn how to appliqué and this book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • Sandra Cooper
    Posted at 23:42h, 19 February Reply

    I would love to have some more instruction on applique. I can relate to the frustration part of the story!

  • Amy
    Posted at 22:21h, 19 February Reply

    Just LOVE the modern quilt movement and would really enjoy seeing the applique in this book. Thanks for sharing your blog…always like to see what everyone is doing.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 19:41h, 19 February Reply

    I am really having fun on this blog hop finding all new inspiration from this book! Fingers crossed! Comlisajohnson(at)gmail.com great review!

  • Alicia
    Posted at 13:21h, 19 February Reply

    Love the fishy quilt and its quilting.

  • DebraKay Neiman
    Posted at 06:28h, 19 February Reply

    I am teaching myself to applique. I would love a copy of this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • roberta mill
    Posted at 19:09h, 18 February Reply

    I love a chance to win! I keep thinking about an applique project and then I move on to a piecing project. Thanks!

  • nicolesender
    Posted at 08:21h, 18 February Reply

    I would love to win this book. I need to improve my applique technique!

  • Susan Stanton
    Posted at 22:41h, 17 February Reply

    What a nice review of the book. I'm like you, I want to put everything down and start an applique project.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com

  • Donna
    Posted at 21:27h, 17 February Reply

    Would love to learn a new technique that seems so versatile! Have seen such lovely appliqued pieces, but never had gotten the courage to really "go for it!".

  • Deborah
    Posted at 19:45h, 17 February Reply

    I want to do this! I feel I've mastered piecing and now I want to tackle applique. I hope I win!!

  • Doc S
    Posted at 19:19h, 17 February Reply

    I feel spring coming with these lovely examples. Wow!

  • mjb
    Posted at 17:05h, 17 February Reply

    I love that kiss quilt

  • Lo
    Posted at 15:24h, 17 February Reply

    I'm just beginning to explore modern appliqué, and this book would be a great help. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Barb and Sharon
    Posted at 05:14h, 17 February Reply

    I'd love to learn an easier way to appliqué!
    Barb@Witsend

  • Suze
    Posted at 03:17h, 17 February Reply

    This looks like a fantastic book – thanks for a chance to win what appears to be an innovative book!

  • AMM
    Posted at 02:13h, 17 February Reply

    I have not tried appliqué but would love to. This looks like it would be a great resource.

  • Terry H.
    Posted at 21:22h, 15 February Reply

    I love the fish quilt. Love Jennifer and all she does. Winning this book would be fun. Thanks for being part of this blog hop.

  • Allison C
    Posted at 19:53h, 15 February Reply

    This looks like such a fun book!

  • Jo
    Posted at 19:06h, 15 February Reply

    The more I see of this book, the more I would love a copy! Thanks for the chance.

  • Sherry VF
    Posted at 14:38h, 15 February Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have Jenifer's applique book. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  • Ali
    Posted at 05:54h, 15 February Reply

    I am so nervous about applique! Not for wall quilts, but to use in real life? I'd love this book!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 04:44h, 15 February Reply

    I love applique, always looking for new ideas…count me in…Thanks!

  • Lynn
    Posted at 03:24h, 15 February Reply

    I need major help with applique since I have started my dear jane and have never done applique before!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 03:13h, 15 February Reply

    Loving this book and the ideas in it. Please put me on the giveaway list!

  • scottylover
    Posted at 02:58h, 15 February Reply

    This book looks intriguing! Please count me in!
    Sandy A

  • Deb
    Posted at 01:59h, 15 February Reply

    Can't wait to see this book! Thanks-
    Deb

  • Ginger
    Posted at 22:39h, 14 February Reply

    This book looks great! Can't wait to see it in person

  • Newbie Jen
    Posted at 19:47h, 14 February Reply

    This book looks fantastic. I really enjoyed her previous books too. I can't wait to see what else this one has in it.

  • Elisa
    Posted at 18:45h, 14 February Reply

    I would really like to get my hands on this book. It's great to learn new ways of doing something.

  • Jean
    Posted at 16:38h, 14 February Reply

    Sew much to learn, thanks for sharing

  • Beth
    Posted at 15:35h, 14 February Reply

    This looks like a really fun book. And it's not often remarked upon, but I think Jennifer has a great sense of color–I get a lot of inspiration from the color choices in her projects.

  • SIMPLESEW
    Posted at 12:47h, 14 February Reply

    I need this book for the modern touch…… Stop by my blog and share a love story and read others.. Happy Valentines..

  • Pam Schoessow
    Posted at 11:33h, 14 February Reply

    I love appliqué and I would live this book!

  • Tabitha Keener
    Posted at 08:44h, 14 February Reply

    Count me in, I really want this book! I love what I've seen so far, and I need schooled! 🙂 Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  • Ellee
    Posted at 06:21h, 14 February Reply

    My applique needs all the help it can get. This book would be of great benefit for sure. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  • Tami C
    Posted at 06:21h, 14 February Reply

    I love the look of applique so much and I'd love how to do it. I'm still a beginner and have just tried a little. Would love to win Jenifer's book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Hitch and Thread
    Posted at 06:05h, 14 February Reply

    I love applique but could do with some pointers.

  • Joni
    Posted at 03:59h, 14 February Reply

    I could really use Jenifer's book. Applique and I have never had a good project outcome! Thank you for the opp!

  • Love
    Posted at 02:42h, 14 February Reply

    Thanks–would love to learn an easy way to do it. It seems like such a challenge!

  • A-Squared
    Posted at 01:50h, 14 February Reply

    Love the modern approach to appliqué. Looking forward to trying some of the techniques and designs.

  • Shar
    Posted at 01:46h, 14 February Reply

    This looks like a great book. I have to do a quilt like this! sharshawns2(at)gmail(dot)com It is also in my profile.

  • tracy_a
    Posted at 01:04h, 14 February Reply

    This looks like something I could really use – I'd love to see it in person!

  • Angelina S.
    Posted at 00:27h, 14 February Reply

    Color me intrigued!

    figure8angel AT gmail DOT com

  • Parthena's Creative Life
    Posted at 00:19h, 14 February Reply

    I would love this book! How cool! parthena@wollen.com

  • Afquilt
    Posted at 23:15h, 13 February Reply

    Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  • Cat Lady
    Posted at 23:02h, 13 February Reply

    You are right, the Kisses quilt is adorable. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

  • Beth Buning
    Posted at 22:51h, 13 February Reply

    The little fish quilt is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Beth – betheab199@gmail.com

  • Purl Buttons
    Posted at 22:50h, 13 February Reply

    Delightful! I can't wait to get a copy of this book. It is calling out to me!

  • Gill
    Posted at 21:44h, 13 February Reply

    I love the kisses quilt and the cover quilt too!

  • the running hare
    Posted at 21:36h, 13 February Reply

    I haven't tried applique yet, so need something to get me inspired!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 21:34h, 13 February Reply

    What a fun fun book and I'm loving this blog tour! Thanks for the chance!
    lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (Dot) Com

  • Melissa Gerber
    Posted at 20:55h, 13 February Reply

    What a fun book! I love the fishes quilt.

  • snausages22
    Posted at 20:48h, 13 February Reply

    Hi there!
    Please enter me in your giveaway for this fantastic book!
    Thanks,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  • Sarah
    Posted at 20:40h, 13 February Reply

    I love your quilts (I made a quilt with crow silhouettes using your Traffic Pattern quilt pattern) because I love scenes in quilts. And you have many! This book looks like pictures can be made easier and I have another quilt project in mind!

  • Lisa E
    Posted at 20:21h, 13 February Reply

    I have a love/hate relationship with applique. This book looks like it could be a big help. Thanks!

  • Tamie
    Posted at 19:41h, 13 February Reply

    I think this book would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  • Little Island Quilting
    Posted at 19:15h, 13 February Reply

    Ooooh, I went and checked her blog out and then discovered that you were the creator of the rather fabulous flowers in glass vase appliqué quilt. Very impressed I was 🙂

  • Rhonda Davis
    Posted at 19:03h, 13 February Reply

    I could use this book about now! I'm fascinated with applique and hexies…they play so well together. Thanks for the chance to win Jenifer's new book!

  • Janet M
    Posted at 18:39h, 13 February Reply

    I'm in love with the "Kisses" quilt! I like what I've seen so far from this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Kathie
    Posted at 18:37h, 13 February Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book . . . it's just what I need right now :-)!

  • barbara woods
    Posted at 18:36h, 13 February Reply

    would love to win , thanks

  • Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
    Posted at 17:53h, 13 February Reply

    Oh something to make this easier. . I can't wait to see it. Thanks for being part of this awesome line up.

  • DebraKay Neiman
    Posted at 17:06h, 13 February Reply

    Bias Applique … I have to have a copy of this book, thanks for the chance to win…new follower. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 17:00h, 13 February Reply

    Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shawn Klinkner
    Posted at 15:41h, 13 February Reply

    This seems like a fantastic resource for those wanting to learn applique. I am excited to check it out!

  • Pam
    Posted at 15:25h, 13 February Reply

    This is a great book. I like doing the blog tour it lets me find all the wonderful blogs out there

  • MJ
    Posted at 15:20h, 13 February Reply

    Great book, thank for doing the giveaway. I do traditional applique, need lots of time, this looks lovely, a fresh take and new skills.

  • JoyceLM
    Posted at 15:13h, 13 February Reply

    I'd love to win this book – my 2014 goal is learn machine applique. Thanks.

  • Anna
    Posted at 14:13h, 13 February Reply

    I really like the look of this book! I'm probably going to have to buy it if I don't win 🙂

    (If I commented twice could you delete one? My iPad glitched Out and the comment I had half written up disappeared… Not sure if it posted or is just gone! Thanks :))

  • carrie
    Posted at 13:55h, 13 February Reply

    This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brenda
    Posted at 13:50h, 13 February Reply

    thanks for the chance to win!

  • delaineelliott
    Posted at 13:48h, 13 February Reply

    Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks.

  • Jennifer Fullerton
    Posted at 13:43h, 13 February Reply

    I just heard about this book yesterday. It sound so interesting. I'd love to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  • sandi
    Posted at 13:35h, 13 February Reply

    I am learning applique' and this book would be a great help. I really like her fish quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Tonya Stewart
    Posted at 13:35h, 13 February Reply

    I would love to win this book …I really could use some cool ideas and this book looks like it fits the bill! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  • Ethne
    Posted at 13:19h, 13 February Reply

    I love a modern twist on applique – especially quick fused applique pieces
    Doubly applicable as I'm playing with some reverse applique projects at the minute

  • Gina S.
    Posted at 12:58h, 13 February Reply

    This looks like it would be lots of fun!

  • Aureas Kitchen
    Posted at 12:32h, 13 February Reply

    i love appliqué, so I would be grateful to try some modern appliqué.

    Thanks

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