applique Giveaways Playful Petals

Let’s Talk Applique + Giveaway!


I haven’t talked about my book a lot because, quite frankly, it makes me nervous to do so! =)  This was the last way I thought I might feel when at long last it is available to purchase.

I remember when I started the writing process, Chloe was starting 2nd grade, and I knew she would be almost done with 3rd grade when I would finally have a copy in my hands.  And now it’s here…and I didn’t realize I would feel anything other than excitement.  I didn’t realize how much I would feel like I am totally putting myself out there–makes me nervous! =)


Today, I thought I might share a bit about what led me to write a book about applique.

When I began making quilts about 15 years ago, I was drawn to applique right from the start.  This is the 2nd pieced quilt I made(the first was a ragtime quilt).

First Applique Quilt

My fabric choices sure have changed! =)  I continued making quilts for several years often incorporating applique into them.  When my oldest daughter Chloe came along, I veered off into appliqued clothing for a number of years when I started my children’s clothing business, Little Miss Shabby.

I started with simple applique pieces but quickly realized that I enjoyed designing more complex designs and custom pieces.

My custom work varied a lot–I did a lot of pieces for clients traveling to Disney who wanted something special for their daughter.  I think it’s important to note that these are not done using an embroidery machine!–They are all appliqued on my little old Bernina.  I drew up the design, hand cut all of the pieces, fused them into place and satin stitched around them using a tight zigzag stitch and then hand painted the faces.

Ariel Applique

Disney Custom

Sometimes a client would want a special character they were unable to find elsewhere:

Little Einsteins


Or sometimes, something for a themed event.

Fall Custom

Ballet custom

As much as I loved designing all sorts of custom clothing for my clients, the workload was a little bit intense at times and I stepped back from the business when my daughter Elonie was born.

At that time I realized that I hadn’t made a quilt for several years, and thought this would be a great project to keep me busy during those rare down times between keeping a home and caring for a 3 year old and a newborn.

I soon found out that my love of designing had me wanting to try my hand at designing quilts and pillows–often featuring applique.

Cathedral Window Birdie Pillow

Chirp Pillow


Cover Girl Pillow


Appliqued Hexagons
Appliqued Hexagons


Over the many years the one thing that I hear most often in regard to applique is “Applique!–Oh I could never do that!–it’s too hard.”  And I am always surprised by how many people are so intimidated by it!

So, I wanted to create a book that would give anyone the skills to start to applique with success.

One of the intimidating things about applique are all the different terms:  fusible web, raw edge, needle turn, freezer paper, add a seam allowance, reverse templates.  How does one begin to sift thru all the information?


Playful Petals focuses on just one shape and one type of applique.  It’s the quickest and most simple form of applique.

The book includes 9 quilts and 9 pillows.  Each quilt has an accompanying pillow made using the same block as the quilt.  That way you can try out and master the applique on a small project before jumping in to making a larger quilt.

Playful Petals

I love how the book turned out.  I think it’s a wonderful introduction to applique but it also includes a lot of great information for anyone wanting to improve on their applique skills.  The Stash imprint of C&T Publishing always does a wonderful job of photographing for the book and I especially love the eye candy!

And now onto the giveaway!


During my book proposal process, I had to make a couple samples of my proposed projects and submit them.  This little pillow was in my initial proposal but I ended up changing the design a bit for my book.

So, I am giving away the pillow cover as well as a copy of Playful Petals to one of you! =)  You’ll have the opportunity for 4 entries into my giveaway.

  1. Leave me a comment with your thoughts on applique for one entry.
  2. If you follow me on facebook, leave me a comment below letting me know for a 2nd entry.
  3. If you follow me on instagram, @lmshabby,  leave me a comment below letting me know for a 3rd entry.
  4. If you follow me via bloglovin’ or email subscription leave me a comment below letting me know for a 4th entry.

I’ll draw a winner sometime next week!

Comments are now Closed!

Playful Petals is now shipping to your quilt shops, and is available for pre-order on Amazon here, and is available for shipment right away from Fat Quarter Shop.

Comments (495)

  • I love appliqué. With it, the possibilities are endless! When I was little, I love stickers and collage for a quick embellishment and I think this is just the grown-up quilters’ version of that.

  • I follow you on facebook.

  • Gorgeous applique. Thank you for sharing.~

  • I enjoy following you on facebook.

  • I follow you on facebook and I follow your blog. I love all forms of applique, both hand and machine!

  • I receive your e-mail postings primarily because I am following your cross stitch block which I am enjoying. I love your applique work. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  • I love appliqué, and find that it is very helpful to know how to do it on machine and by hand.

  • I follow on Facebook.

  • I love the projects from your book. Thanks for the chance to win it and the pillow cover.

  • I follow on Bloglovin’.

  • I do not applique much. My Bernina Record 930 will not do a blanket stitch, so I have to use a couple passes of zigzag stitches to make it work. I love the look of applique projects though, so i might have to find a better way! Thanks for the chance!

  • I follow you on Facebook. :)

  • I “love” appliqué, it’s my absolute favorite form of quilting! I would tickled pink if I won your work or your book. I also, love your site!
    Helen in Montana

  • I was drawn to appliqué when I started quilting 3 years ago. Almost all of my quilts have appliqué somewhere on them. I don’t find it scary or intimidating at all.

  • I love applique and I add it to most of my quilts. Thanks for this great opportunity to win!

  • I follow you on bloglovin!

  • I am just learning applique and love it and desire to use it as my grandbabies grow up.

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  • Wow those are some awesome projects!

  • I already follow on bloglovin


  • I fall into all those doubting groups you mentioned! I love the way applique looks but have many insecurities about actually doing it!

  • I follow you on bloglovin

  • I’ve had an appliqué quilt on the go for about 7 years ; ) Not my best skill
    : /

  • I follow on IG

  • I am not much of an applique “r” but, 2 years ago I made a large quilt for my niece’s 15th birthday called 100 dresses.
    I adapted a mini pattern from mrs. moen and appliqued 100 dresses onto the quilt in 100 different fabrics. It is my favorite quilt of all time. I may need to try applique again

    see my quilt here, it was soo much fun to make and my niece can cuddle in it and tell how much I love her

  • I’ve only tried appliqué a few times and really enjoy it. Congrats on your book!!!

  • What I love about appliqué by hand is, once you have done the cutting etc. you can sit down and relax with needle and thread. If a project is big, I often put it down for a few weeks/months and then enjoy it even more when starting again.
    The projects in the book look lovely! Congratulations.

  • I follow you via email….thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

  • I am following you via facebook, liked it (-:
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Congratulations on the book.I love applique. I’ve done mostly machine applique using the technique that you use, but I’ve started working with hand applique and I’m loving that too. Thanks for the chance on your wonderful giveaway.

  • I LOVE appliqué! I make many seasonal wallhangings with appliqué, especially Fall. I’ve been swooning over your book since I first laid eyes on it!

  • Oh I would love to win a copy of this book. I adore applique, and much like you said have not really delved deep into the craft as I fear ‘it’s all quite difficult’… congratulations on a fantastic looking book!

  • I started following you on Instagram a couple days ago! I’m @messyjesse1 :)

  • I follow your blog via Bloglovin too, which is how I came to this post :)

  • I’m just starting applique myself and look forward to doing more as I really enjoy applique and the many things you can do with it. I also love flowers and the petals design is what I love about the flowers and how much you can do with it. Would love to win a copy of the book. Congratulations on the book. Also love your website and all the information you’ve given your readers.

  • I actually started with appliqué before quilting. Quilting is still intimidating for me and for whatever the combination of quilting and appliqué is downright frightful! Baby steps! Thanks for the chance!



  • I also follow on Instagram! (jshbattier31)

  • I also follow on Bloglovin!

  • HI,really like Applique! Such a nice change from other forms of quilting! Love all of your projects! Thanks for sharing!

  • And I follow on Facebook!

  • I like applique. It’s been awhile since I’ve done it but I’m working on a project right now that involves applique.

  • I like your FB page.

  • I follow on IG.

  • I love the look of applique, but am just learning to sew and have never tried it myself. Yours is beautiful!

    I follow you via email, and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks:)

  • I follow your blog with Bloglovin.

  • I have never done a full sized quilt using applique, but I enjoy making small runners and mini hangings. I usually do a raw edge if I know it won’t be washed much, if any. Your applique runner…. right from the beginning of your quilt making…. is done beautifully! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  • And I’m a happy follower! Thanks so much!

  • I adore applique! My favorite is fusible with a tiny zig-zag edge. I know it’s nuts, but I really enjoy zig zagging around all the edges. Thanks for the opportunity & congratulations again on your book. It looks awesome. Have a super day!

  • I love to combine patchwork and appliqué and have done so in 5 of our 10 grandchildren’s quilts. Time for a new project. I’d love to win, read and sew with your book. The pillow would be great inspiration. Good work Corey. Your girls will be very proud of their talented Momma!

  • I think adding applique to a pieced quilt really makes it extra special! Your work is beautiful and the book looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • If the applique is raw-edge, I’m brave enough to try it. When I have to iron it under (definitely won’t be trying needle turn!) I shy away. Your applique projects look so modern and fun! Nice job!

  • I love appliqué, been busy with dresdens lately.

  • I also follow you on bloglovin.

  • I am an email follower.

  • You truly are an artist. That custom appliqué is so creative. And your petal points are perfect!
    I see your book is due out on April 1. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it.

    • Oh. And I forgot to mention I follow you via email subscription.

  • Love your work. Can’t wait to see the book.

  • I am intimidated by most types of applique so winning this book would be awesome, I love your pillows! Thanks for the chance!

  • I adore appliqué and would love to make a quilt with petals on it but am always a bit nervous about stitching the edges to make it look professional rather than looking like my 5 year old did it!

  • I am a follower of your blog and I love all your creations!

  • I follow you on Bloglovin, thx a mil!

  • I love applique, I am trying out all the types to pick my favorite. Your cathedral windows pillows with the little birds is great, as well as the pumpkin clothing. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • I follow you on Facebook. (I can’t get instagram) crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • I follow you on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • I follow on bloglovin :)

  • I love the look of applique and have done just a very little. Your projects are all beautiful. I love the cathedral pillow with the little birds and the umbrella pillows.

  • Congratulations on your new book! The pictures you’ve shared so far are wonderul! And thank you for the giveaway.
    I’ve only done a couple applique pieces. They were very time consuming but the final product turned out great!

  • I follow you on bloglovin’

  • I follow you on instagram.

  • Congrats on your new book! I’ve done a little bit of applique and enjoyed some of it, but have been intimidated by others. So I’m excited to give this a try.

  • I liked you on Facebook. Cute pincushion.

  • I am following you on Facebook.

  • I follow you through the blogger dashboard.

  • I am also following you on Instagram.

  • I am not very good at applique but really like it. I have made a couple of quilt projects with applique. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

  • Corey – first of all let me say Congratulations on your book. It looks fantastic and I will look for it at my local quilt shop. I follow you on email and look forward to your blog postings. I think I started following you when I saw a link for your tree pillow (that is shown above) and I absolutely loved it! Yes, color and fabric choices do change over time. But your work has consistently been quality and I think that’s what makes people want to follow what you do. Keep up the good work.

  • I started learning quilt making last year, and I have been loving appliqué. I want to improve my skills, so I think I would learn a lot from your book.

  • I’ve been waiting for your new book. Have followed your blog for a good while. Thanks for all the inspirations!

  • I found your blog a few weeks ago and love your work. Appliqué is something I’m trying to learn — and you are inspiring me!

  • I found your blog a few weeks ago and love your work. Appliqué is something I’m trying to learn — and you are inspiring me!

  • I’m the person you wrote the book for! I love the look of applique, always have, but am SO intimidated by it. I think your book sounds perfect – especially since you offer the smaller projects to “practice” on before jumping in to something bigger. I hope I win… but even if I don’t, this book will end up on my shelves. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway.

  • I’m attempting my first mini 12″ x 12″ quilt using applique. It is very enjoyable, and I’m loving learning the process. Your book looks great…congrats!

  • I would love to learn appliqué…so your book would be perfect for me!

  • I follow on Instagram

  • I follow on Bloglovin

  • I love to do hand applique….its so relaxing to me! Great to have small projects that I can take along almost everywhere, and if I find myself restless/waiting, I can always do some stitching! I do however need to find a good replacement to the straw needles that I use…these aging eyes can’t for the life of me get those needles threaded! Love your designs, and I am sure your book will be very successful!

  • I am a facebook follower!

  • I subscribe to your blog through email, too! :)

  • I absolutely love appliques and have made only one quilt with turned applique which turned out beautifully and for moi! But I have also done quite a few raw edge applique for smaller projects and they turned out great… something I am vey proud of!!

  • following on bloglovin’

  • following on facebook

  • I am already following you on FB – thanks for an extra chance, the book looks amazing!!

  • I have done some appliqué and actually completed an elephant baby quilt. Since then, my appliqué projects have been small. You have such great appliqué designs, I might just try a larger quilt! Thank you for the opportunity for a free book and the cute pillow cover!

  • I follow you vain email subscription.

  • I am a new follower on IG – it is all new to me but I felt that I better get in on what’s happening eh? I am Winkowl.

  • I am following you via Bloglovin’ and email – I tell ya, I don’t miss a thing with you!!

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I love ALL applique! Anything that sits still long enough will get appliqued!

  • I follow you on facebook and on your blog; I’m working my way up to trying more applique! I’ve tried a couple of things – one finished and it was a gift, the other is not finished (I’m having issues) and is also supposed to be a gift……sooner or later

  • Congratulations on your beautiful book! I must say, applique intimidates me. I’ve tried many different ways, but always end up feeling like it isn’t as nice as I dream it will be. Yet I love appliqued quilts! One of these days I hope to become better at it.

  • I am a happy follower too. I love all the inspiration in your blog!

  • I follow you on Bloglovin’

  • I love needleturn applique–machine applique, not so much. Am hoping your new book will make a convert of me!
    I follow you on Bloglovin’.

  • I like applique. I dabble once in a while with freezer paper, paperpiecing then applique, arty applique and most recently glue stick applique. I love the look but think sometimes it won’t last as long if I don’t catch every single thread. I do love how you can embellish and go crazy with shapes and design you just can’t do with piecing.

  • I follow you on email subscription.

  • Love applique and your designs are so pretty. I do mine by hand.

  • I haven’t done much applique but you make me want to try! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • I follow you on email and Facebook.

  • I’ve just recently started doing applique on some wall hangings. I do enjoy it!

  • I liked your facebook page.

  • I love applique, it’s the most calming part of sewing.

  • I’ve been quilting for over 20 years but am just getting into combining applique with my piecing – and lovin’ how these are turning out! Why didn’t I do this sooner?

  • I follow you on FB. I don’t twitter…:)

  • I signed up to receive your emails.

  • I follow you on bloglovin. Looks like a wonderful book and thanks for sharing all the photos.

  • I love hand applique! Your book would be a nice addition to my library. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I follow you by email (don’t do FB or twitter). Your book looks great and would make a nice addition to my library. I do love hand applique!

  • Follow u on instagram

  • Follow u on Bloglovin

  • Love to appliqué and love handwork.

  • Follow u on Facebook

  • I love the look of applique but I haven’t done much!!

  • Email follower!

  • I follow you on Facebook

  • Until I had a granddaughter on the way, applique scared the beejeesus out of me! Then I did a few fun onsies. I’m drawn more and more to it and I’ve started a quilt that incorporates applique. I follow your lovely work via email.

  • I’m finally getting the knack of needleturn applique – there are so many possibilities to use it!!

  • I like to do raw edge applique with fusible Heat n Bond… then use machine blanket stitch around the edges.

    Your book looks so lovely!


  • Your book looks so beautiful and fresh. I would love a copy. I will order one if I don’t win one.

  • I follow you by email

  • I love applique on pieced quilts!

  • I am on your email list

  • I also follow on Feedly

  • I’ve loved appliqué since I was a child and my grandma would make funny little appliqués with her scraps. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Love to do quilts with flowers and also pictorial wall hangings. My bernina machine does great satin stich!

  • I follow on Facebook.

  • Love following on Bloglovin! Can’t wait for your posts.

  • Your applique is so colorful and lively!

  • Hi, I have been following your blog for quite some time and I LOVE everything you do :-) I am interested in applique but I’m one of those that are scared of it. I also follow you on Facebook

  • Love the aqua and red pillow. Sew cute! I’ve only done a bit of applique so far. I didn’t want to do fusible at first, because I’m a hand quilter, and you just can’t hand quilt thru that stuff easily. Now that I’m learning how to straight line quilt on the machine, I’m more interested in learning more about fusible and other types of applique. I’d love to have a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance.

  • I don’t FB or instagram. I follow you with my dashboard reader. I did sign up for bloglovin’ but, I don’t ever use it, since the dashboard still works.

  • I’m a newbie to all this but I have viewed so many blogs showcasing their applique work and it is amazing to see all the varieties and talents.

    I haven’t tried applique yet but have several projects waiting for me to get started. Confidence and knowing how to is the only thing preventing me from tackling the projects which one is the reindeer pillow you did.

  • I follow you on facebook.

  • I follow you via e-mail.

  • I do hand appliqué and love the process. I’m not as confident with machine appliqué and want to get more advice/instruction from your book as I think the durability will be greater for quilts.

  • I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for the 2nd chance to win your book and pillow cover

  • I now follow you on instagram

  • I follow you via email subscription. Love it! You inspire me with your creativity.

  • I have never tried applique, but I have seen several projects I’d like to have a go at. I think it’s a great idea to have a smaller project for each block design, it would make me much more likely to try it as I could make something much smaller and faster than a quilt to see if I liked it first. Is the giveaway open internationally? I’m in the UK.

  • I am a little uncomfortable with applique but these quilts are so beautiful I am willing to give it a try.

  • I haven’t done any appliqué, however, I’m a huge fan of cross stitch and embroidery. Another favorite hand-work project I adore, is making hexies, which your work is inspiring. Thanks for the chance!

  • I love to appliqué!

  • I follow you on FB.

  • I follow you via email.

  • I also follow you on IG.

  • I’m not exactly intimidated by applique, except maybe the thought of designing my own. My skills at it are average, and I’m OK with that. I’ve done more hand applique than machine applique so far.

  • I love my applique quilts, they show a different side to me and love using wool as it makes it more homey.

  • Congratulations on your book! I love the look of applique and I love doing it. I’ve tried several of the different ways but I think I like best to do needle turn applique and I do love the look of it also. I love the little birds you add to your projects!

  • I follow you on IG, too :)

  • Thanks for the chance to win this really cute pillow and copy of Playful Petals!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! :)

  • I follow you on FB!

  • I follow you via email!

  • Are the patterns in the book for all the pillows pictured? Just love them!

    I personally love to applique my machine over embroidered applique.

  • I follow you via email.

  • I follow via facebook.

  • I love the way applique looks but I’ve never done much of it. This book would be a great addition to help me learn how to do it!

  • I am a follower of your through facebook.

  • I am a follower of yours through instagram. Got to keep up with quiltystitches :)

  • I am a follower through Bloglovin!

  • Applique…well, I have been doing machine applique for years but I really want to learn how to do hand applique. For some reason I am quite intimidated by it. Not that my kids are teens and I have a bit more time, I am hoping to start…

  • I follow you via email.

  • I also follow you on face book..

  • ..and your blog via email notifications!

  • What a great idea for a book. I love applique.

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • I follow your blog thru bloglovin.

  • I follow you on Facebook!

  • The book looks fantastic. The quilts are gorgeous. I am intimidated by appliqué and the book would be great for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy and the gorgeous cushion.

  • I follow with bloglovin.

  • I am a new quilter and haven’t tried applique yet. I just purchased a kit for needle turn applique and can’t wait to start on it…I love handwork. I really want to try machine applique too….your beautiful projects are inspiring. Gorgeous pillow and congratulations on a wonderful book! Thank you for sharing!

  • Congratulations!!! Your book looks amazing! I just started doing appliqué and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to read your book! Thank you!!!!

  • I love applique!! It seems that I am always incorporating it into my projects in one way or another..I love to do small tedious work and very small applique is challenging, but I love challenges.

  • I follow you on face book as well.

  • I also keep in touch with your emails..

  • I love applique mixed with pieced blocks and some hand embroidery. That is what I’m attracted to. Your book looks terrific. I like the idea of trying the design on a pillow before you commit to a whole quilt.

  • I love applique. I think it’s cool how many different ways there are of doing it, that are all correct. I’m always learning new things and I really love the designs in your book.

  • I follow you via bloglovin and enjoy reading your blog.

  • I have to admit I don’t do a lot of appliqué, I mostly do ordinary piecing. But I do enjoy to slow down from time to time, with some needleturn. I really enjoy those projects!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Your applique designs are charming! My first quilt featured needle truned applique. I enjoy the technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I follow you by email.

  • I love doing simple needle turn applique. I would love to expand my horizons :) I love what you do :)

  • I like you on Face Book :)

  • I get your blog posts via email :)

  • I love applique. I’m not too crazy about the machine applique tho. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I also follow you by e-mail. Thanks again!

  • I’m part of the “afraid to do applique” camp, but the description of your book makes me want to try!

  • I also follow you on FB 😉

  • ..and I follow you on Instagram…

  • …and…yes….I am an email subscriber…yikes!!!

  • Wonderful, I love applique too. I haven’t done much, but I have started doing more with my machine both just sewing it and embroidery. I’d love to have a copy of your new book!

  • I follow you on Facebook too.

  • Love all your projects. I follow you on Facebook and get e-mail updates. I have done a little appliqué before, I am excited about your book!

  • AND I get your updates by e-mail. Love to see the things you do, so much fun, so little time!!

  • I love doing applique, both by hand and machine. Your appliqued items are beautiful!

  • I follow you via email.

  • I absolutely love appliqué! The possibilities are endless!

  • applique – I want to learn how to do it “properly” instead of double sided fusible web. not my strong point for sure. !

  • You are a very talented lady. I enjoy your quilts and patterns.

  • Applique is very new to me. I’ve only done it with 4 flowered cornerstones so far. I would love to learn how you do your BEAUTIFUL applique projects! Your “Playful Petals” book looks wonderful!

  • I have tried appliqué with folded under edges, I am planning on trying some with bondaweb and stitching the edges. It’s a technique that I find interesting but I like the maths involved in patchwork and focus more on that.

  • I follow you on bloglovin

  • Congratulations on your book! What an accomplishment that is.

    Appliqué is the type of quilting I have the least experience with and the only kind I’ve ever done is machine quilted appliqué. I like the versatility in terms of being able to use all kinds of shapes. In the future, I’d like to work up the nerve to try needle-turned appliqué.

  • I follow you by email and on Instagram. Your projects are all so beautiful.

  • I have started trying to teach myself English Paper Piecing. I really like the look of it.

  • I follow you on Instgram

    • I follow you on Bloglovin.

  • Corey,
    I am so excited that the books have shipped! It seems like forever ago since I ordered mine. I can’t wait to get the book, read it and start planning projects. From the pictures that I have seen I know that is going to be one of very favorite sewing books.

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I just love your applique projects! Your book is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to order it! Congrats!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  • I follow you on FB!!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  • I follow your blog via Bloglovin! I’m really enjoying it especially the cross stitching along!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  • I love doing machine applique……..what a great giveaway……

  • I like applique, but I hand stitch it rather than using my machine I have trouble keeping my stitches even when I machine applique.

  • I have been a follower of your blog for quite awhile thru email subscription……love reading your blog…..

  • Congratulations on your new book. How exciting. I mainly do button-hole applique but would really like to try doing some more needle turn.

  • I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now. I have you on my blog list. But I’ve just signed up for your email. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • I receive updates via email. I love applique. I love the look of it, the feel of it … it makes me happy. I really like what I see and hear about your book and what you’ve done. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  • Hi! I love applique. It lets the imagination run free. And if you’re good at art, you will be that much more great at applique. Thanks for this chance. And I am so in love with the pillow with the birdies on it.

  • I follow you on Facebook and E-Mail.

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • I’m not really good at appliqué by machine, much better by hand, but it is so time-consuming!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  • I follow you on Facebook.

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  • Whoops I almost forgot to leave a comment about reading and following your blog as well as the email. Same comments about applique. Such an art and can be intimidate but there are so many different methods that I know that most of us can do it (except needle-turning for me .. /shudder). Your work is so beautiful, though. Thanks for sharing.

  • I’ve done applique for years. I used to make appliqued sweat shirts for my boys and myself when they were little. At that time I sealed the edges with fabric paint. Then I did applique on table runners, monthly blocks to hang, and other small quilted projects, and did the buttonhole stitch around them. I need to learn machine applique, because I would love to do quilts with applique on them, and I love your quilts, so I would love your books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • I follow you by email.

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    • Follow you on Facebook!

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I too fell in love with appligue from the get-go. I can only hope to get as good as you. I have and embroidery machine but it needs some repair. I’m now using my new Brothers sewing and quilting to do embroidery on the applique. I follow you on Bloglovin and e-mail. Love all your work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I follow you on email. The first class I ever took had us do appliqué.

  • Love the pillow and would love to receive the book.

  • I follow you on Instagram

  • Love the projects! Fresh colors with classic shapes. Would love have this book.

  • I am struggling some what with my current hand appliqué blocks. I think I am gradually getting better. I hope so.
    Love your leaves and petals.

  • I have done just 1 or 2 small appliqué’s, but the last one really inspired me. I want to incorporate that more and more into my quilting, especially for personalizing quilts for family, or into handbags. I just need to read up on it some more, and watch more tutorials so I’ll learn a little bit. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • I follow you on Facebook

  • I follow you on email subscription, as well as through my Feedly

  • I follow you on Instagram now. Still learning the ins and outs of that! :) :)

  • I’ve done a few attempts with appliqué but I’m still not comfortable enough with making the shapes to attempt much.

  • I love machine applique — all sorts of techniques. Hand applique? Not so much.

  • I follow you by email.

  • ABOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, COREY! I am just trying to learn applique- (sigh)… I hope I am a fraction as good as you when I can get it accomplished! :)

  • I love the fresh flower look of your appliqué and would like to incorporate more into my wall hangings. This book appears to be a great resource to help with best practices. I follow you on Facebook and subscribe via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Keep up the nice and artistic work!

  • P.S> CONGRATS on your book, too!

  • Applique – hmmm….. I haven’t appliqued anything in a longgg time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I’m now following you on Facebook

  • I also follow you on bloglovin’

  • I’ve just started appliqué projects and am enjoying the challenge. I’d love to read how you do it. You picked a great shape.

  • I enjoy mostly appliqué easier ones since I’m new at it ;). It really make a cool great projects.
    Congrats on your book!!!

  • I enjoy following on fb!

  • I follow on email

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  • I love applique! It allows you to take something that is so plain and turn it in to something fun.

  • I follow you on Facebook.

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  • I also follow you on Instagram.

  • Congratulations on the book! I’m still trying to find the method of applique that works best for me. I think I have found it with back basting, but not too sure yet. I can’t do the machine applique with the zig zag because my machine doesn’t do that stitch well. I’ll keep trying, though, because it is so beautiful!

    Sandy A

  • I follow you on Facebook!

  • I follow your blog through Bloglovin’ too!

  • I did my first applique at Christmas time , and I love it. Your book looks super, and right what I am looking for. I dont want super hard projects rt away. Your pillow looks like it wouldn’t be hard for not having done a lot of applique.

  • I follow you by email.

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  • i could really use this book, thanks

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  • I tried my first appliqué project last year and was pleasantly surprised. It was not difficult and I really enjoyed it! Now I am wanting to try another project with appliqué… Just not sure what.

  • I follow you on Bloglovin.

  • I have only dabbled at applique but love it. I would love this book because I love all your projects. I look forward to trying some.

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I’ve done some applique but love the quilt/pillow idea. It looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win

  • I’m a follower on Facebook

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • I follow you by email.

  • I’m a follower on Instagram – I’m @sckett

  • I’m a newbie to applique. It looks like a lot of fun and I’m always looking for new techniques to try. Thanks!

  • I follow on IG @whatthebobbin

  • I follow on instagram

  • i follow by email subscription

  • I used to do quite a Bit of applique using dark colors. I really need to get back to it with my new modern fabric

  • I would like to learn more about applique. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful cover and your book, I love new books!

  • I never liked to do applique, but I have recently found some easier methods and there are a couple of the designs you have shown that really makes me get into it like right now. Look forward to all your emails, you certainly are talented

  • Wow, That book looks awesome and I would love to have it:) Congrats!!!

  • Wow! Gorgeous work! I haven’t really done much appliqué myself-it scares me for some reason-like FMQ does as well!

  • I follow you thru bloglovin

  • I started following you on fb

  • I have never tried appliqué (I know, get outta town!). It just looks a but tricky and that has put me off. I am sure if I had a crack at it though I would think “why did I wait so long?”!

  • Like you, I was drawn to applique pretty early on in the piece. By no means have I been sewing as long as you so my skills are still rather wanting, but I am getting there one quilt at a time. I like the meditative quality of applique as I’m concentrating on just one thing instead of on my littlel girl and the washing that needs to be done or folded and put away, or the grocery shopping list or the bills… know what I mean I am sure. Thank you for sharing!

  • I like your FB page

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  • Applique is my favorite. This book looks really great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I follow you on Instagram

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  • I follow you on boglovin’!

  • I haven’t appliqued in years and only then simple things. I am new to quiling and love the look you have created with your book! Your book is on my wish list!

  • I follow you on Facebook!

  • I have done needle turn applique but haven’t attempted machine applique. Your book looks like it would be helpful in getting me going on it.

  • I follow on Facebook.

  • Instagram follower under Chanzy01

  • I am a longtime Bloglovin follower.

  • I have only tried needle turned applique. Your book looks full of adorable ideas, maybe it will help me break out into more!

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • Book looks great! Congratulations

  • I follow your blog via Email notifications. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • I am just learning Applique! I am very slooow….and have only done a few very simole things…so far! lol Your book is amazing…love alllll the projects you shared here…soooo cute!! Would be thrilled to have your Pillow Cover & ‘specially the book!! :)

  • I follow thru Email :)

    • I follow thru Bloglovin too (hit Submit button too quick…sorry)

  • I’m not very familiar with applique so I would LOVE this book!! I know what it is, I just haven’t actually accomplished it yet.

  • I follow on FB-karrie smith

  • I follow on IG @karries3

  • I follow via email! thanks for the chance to win!

  • I’m one of those people who are intimidated by applique, but I don’t know why because it doesn’t sound that difficult! I love the giveaway pillow cover and could make a matching quilt with the amount of Vintage Modern scraps I have. :-)

  • I follow you via email. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • I follow you on Facebook. We were talking about your new book at my quilting group today — we’re looking forward to seeing it live.

  • I love applique and am always interested to find new techniques. Your book sounds like a sensible approach. Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  • I folloe you in facebook

  • I actually finished my first appliqué project tonight and I loved it! I thought it was going to be way harder so some reason; maybe because there are additional steps and materials I’m not too familiar with? I have been waiting for your book to come out for a while and would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sorry about the second post. I thought the first one was lost in cyberspace :). I follow you on Instagram as sewinlovequilting.

  • I also follow you on Bloglovin’!

  • After what seems like several hundred tries, I’m now following you on Instagram…

  • I like applique. I have never tried needleturn applique – I always fuse in place and either blanket stitch by hand or use a satin stitch on the machine.

  • I like applique but I need a lot more practice.

  • I am a BL follower.

  • I am a FB follower. Your work is BEAUTIFUL. I’m not there yet.

  • I love the look of applique but have yet to try it. Its on my To Do List.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • I love, love the look of appliqué. I’ve done some, but not much. Hop to get your book and try more!


  • Wishing you the best of wishes for the release of your first book, am looking forward to petals, (with a little trepidation to tell the truth sewing curves and perfect points is really scary for a newbie).

  • I follow u on FB.

  • I have your blog posts sent to my email.

  • It’s nice to see an e version. Thanks!

  • I follow you by email.

  • I haven’t done any applique, but would love to try it sometime.

  • I follow you on Bloglovin’.

  • I’ve done some hand appliqué, but haven’t finished the project. I plan to bring it on vacation with me and hope to make progress. I would love to learn to machine appliqué. The book looks lovely.

  • I follow lms on Facebook!

  • I follow lms on Instagram!

  • I follow Little Miss Shabby via Bloglovin!

    • I have just discovered you through Jenny Elefantz. She is one of my fav designers and now it looks like I have a new one to add to my fav designers list!!!! Love your work!!!!

  • I follow on facebook.

  • I have an appliqued quilt on bed now. I have a project going all the time.

  • Just a learner but your blog is such an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I forgot to mention that I am now following you through email subscription (I don’t do facebook or the others). :0)

  • I follow you via email subscription. I love your designs

  • I’m looking forward to learning how to do some applique. I love your designs and the possibilities are endless. How fun!

  • Hi there! I agree with you about the eye candy! Wow! I’m in awe of the beautiful projects you have created! I have a hankering to try applique. I hear people say its not as hard as you think, and I know I want to try it. Thanks for making an opportunity to win this fun giveaway! I would be honored to have this pillow in my house!

  • Your blog posts land in my email inbox every time you post! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • I love applique! I began adding applique to my quilts many years ago. My quilts are usually created with traditional blocks and the applique adds a finishing touch, as well as added dimension and interest. I have tried the satin stich when sewing applique, but my absolute favorite stitch for applique is the blanket stitch whether done by hand or by machine.

    Congratulations on your new book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  • I am like you and love to applique. I am very interested in your book becuase i have trouble with the needle turn and this will teach me other options that I know I will enjoy!

  • I subscribe to your blog…and might I say I love it!!

  • I follow you on Instagram too!!

  • I love appliqué work. Or rather I love other people’s appliqué work! It never seems to look as good when I do it! 😛 this book looks great, I’d love to master appliqué.

  • I am just getting ready to “really” try applique. I’m a bit nervous, but am jumping in with both feet…hoping for the best, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I normally do needle turn applique. I have recently started a quilt using fusible web, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for the giveaway. Your book looks amazing and fresh.

  • I appliqué a bit, I love the look of it.

  • I follow you on FB.

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  • Je vous suis par e-mail et j’ai été sur facebook mais avec le nom de mon marie Thirion René et j’ai mis une reaction de Marie-Claire

  • Oh, wow! Your book is full of inspiration. Can’t wait to get started on a few of these projects. I’m learning how to applique, finished a spring table runner – turned out pretty good, though obvious I need some more practice. :-)

  • I have done applique before, but it has been years and I would love to try again!
    Thank you for all the inspiration and the quilty stitches!!

  • I follow you and left a comment on facebook under Alexandra Dekerf.

  • I follow you on instagram under lifeonisland :)

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    I follow you via bloglovin’

  • Hi, I am somewhat afraid of applique. I have tried some very small projects and they have turned out okay so I don’t really know what I am afraid of! Perhaps it just looks intimidating. I think your book and the projects in it would help me to conquer that fear. I follow you through email and am trying to work through your counted cross stitch sampler. Still a bit behind but it is looking good!

  • I wanted to learn to applique for my bucket list but ended up falling in love with it! I keep a stash by my evening chair so while watching tv with hubby, I can keep my hands busy.

    But I am so impressed with all you’ve accomplished in your creative career so far! And all while raising children! We are so lucky that you are so generous with your talent!

    Walk tall and feel very proud of your wonderful book!! We are so happy for you!! Hugs, Deb

  • I found you by way of “The Crafty Quilter” and I must say I love your book. I hope to win but if I don’t, I’ll have to go buy it. I love applique and I guess I’d say it’s my favorite. Thank you for a
    chance to win.

  • I am just starting to do applique, and I love it! There are so many ways to do appilque that I still not sure which way is the easy and best looking! I would love to get your book and give your way a try! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • I do really like appliques. I do mostly machine but am willing to try it by hand. Beautiful Book. Thanks for sharing.

  • I follow on bloglovin. Enjoy reading your blog.

  • i would love to have this book! i do alot of quilts but not much applique, like u said, i feel intimadating, but i really want not to give up ! Good luck on your success. i will follow u on face book

  • I’m happy to say that I’m now following you on Facebook!

  • Funny but I used to do applique when I first learned quilting, although now I rarely do any. When I see your beautiful projects and others, it urges me to get back to applique once again.

  • I love sitting with my appliqué, often with a cat beside me, enjoying the peace of hand stitching. I am slowly improving my needle turn skills, and love the idea of cushions for each quilt in your book, to give a smaller project for practice. The book looks stunning!

  • I would like to learn to applique my few attempts with internet directions have been pitiful. I really think I need a hands on class to learn applique.

  • I’ve only appliqued a few things by machine, but I love doing the technique. Your book looks delightful. Thanks for having a lovely giveaway to celebrate it’s release.

  • I follow your by email.

  • I follow you on Facebook!

  • I follow you on Facebook!

  • I love applique, but I use it only occasionally and could use more inspiration.

  • Just found you via the Crafty Quilter. Love your patterns! Your book looks marvelous too!

  • I’m following you on Facebook now too!

  • I love the look of applique but I have to admit that I am intimidated by it. I would love to get your book and give it a shot though!

  • I follow on facebook!

  • I follow on instagram too!

  • And also through bloglovin’

  • I love applique on quilts, but I’m not very good at it myself.

  • I subscribe to your blog via Bloglines.

  • What a journey Corey! So lovely to see where you came from to where you are now. Loved seeing your new book….can’t wait to get my own copy…will be on the lookout! Sugary hugs xox :o)

  • I am, and have been a follower on FB for a long time!! Enjoy your posts! :o)

  • I also subscribe via Bloglovin’ <3

  • I am new to applique but slowly learning! You have lovely designs!

  • I am a follower w/ bloglovn

  • Congrats on the book! I have been following you for some time, and really look forward to each post! I follow with Bloglovin’.

  • I am new to applique, but would love to learn! Those cute little birds… Just adorable…

  • I love applique as it is SO versitileon whatever we create -quilts, clothing, cushions, bibs or bags, a little applique can jazz up any project. My favourite applique was a quilt for my daughter-in-law which had trailing vines and abundant flowers appliqued all around the border. It was the first quilt that I had really personalised and she loved it.

  • I really like applique, but I don’t use it often in my quilts. Your book just might be the inspiration I need.

  • I follow you on FB.

  • I also follow via e-mail.

  • Congratulations on your book, your work is beautiful!

  • I love applique, and your designs are so fun. Thanks for the chance.

  • I follow you on IG.

  • I follow your blog through Bloglovin.

  • Thanks for sharing your story with us! I’ve only ever really done fusible raw edge applique, so I’d love to learn more about other techniques!

  • I follow you via bloglovin.

  • I have done very little applique, not because I am uninterested, I just had never found a good entry project I guess. Something easy to follow but resulting in an attractive, modern, and unique finish… Congratulations on the book! I would love to thumb though it to find the entry project that I’ve been looking for.

  • Also I follow via bloglovin

  • And finally, I follow your instagram.

  • What a wonderful collections of colors and shapes, very appealing to the eye. Thank you for this opportunity, I am just a beginner but love your work.

  • My thoughts on applique — I think I prefer the look of hand applique, but it is just so time consuming! I love the speed of machine applique, and I do like the way it looks as well. I have a few projects that are hand applique that may never get done . . .

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    I can imagine how nervous you feel about having your book finished and out there, but just know that everything you put on your blog is beautiful. You do amazing work, and I’m sure your book is just as amazing. What a huge feat just to complete it! So impressive!

  • I have never tried applique even though I’ve been quilting for 25 years. It just looks so intimidating. However your book might be the thing to get me to change my mind. The pictures are so beautiful. I hope I’m the lucky recipient.

  • I also follow you by email subscription.

  • I’m totally scared of applique for anything that’s not getting hung on the wall! Still planning on figuring it out more though :)

  • I follow your blog via feedly, I hope that counts as via email. Thanks again!

  • I’ve done some applique, mostly fusible or hand blanket stitch on wool. Love the idea of making a pillow to try out the design. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I have attempted needle turn applique…I never mastered it, let alone finished a project using applique. I keep trying.

  • I follow you on bloglovin’.

  • I follow you via email. Love, love, love the petal quilts and pillows! Thanks for sharing your creative progression!

  • I just liked you on facebook.

  • I follow you with bloglovin

  • I have not done much applique. I would be what you call self-taught, never taken a class or had any instruction. It would be great to have a book like yours to help me learn.

  • I’ve always been afraid of appliqué for all the reasons you mentioned, but after getting your new book (yay, FQS!!) and devouring every page last night (and loving every minute of it) I am so excited to try it!! You explained it so clearly and it doesn’t sound like the impossible mountain I had made it out to be. So thank you!! I cannot wait to try some of the beautiful projects in there!!

  • I follow you on Facebook. :)

  • I follow you on Instagram. :)

  • I get your new posts by email. :)

  • I love your appliques! I would love to learn how to do it as well.

  • I love applique but have always been a little afraid to do any large projects. I am sure that your book would be a great tool for anyone like me interested in learning about applique.

  • I follow you by email.

  • I also follow you on Facebook.

  • I love appliqué! I love the way it looks, but also, I love the peaceful way I feel when I am sewing it. I use a lot of different methods depending on what kind of pattern I’m doing.

  • I have done a little applique and have enjoyed it. Would love to try my hand at those beautiful petals. Thanks for the chane to win.

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I follow your blog by email.

  • I love applique! It’s relaxing, it’s portable, it uses us scraps, and the results are often gorgeous – as your work demonstrates! I love your quilts and pillows. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for all the inspiration on your blog!

  • I’m a new follower on Bloglovin. Thanks for your inspiring blog!

  • I like you on Facebook! Thanks again!

  • i have wanted this book since i first heard about it. i do like applique alot i have been in a quilting funk lately, not wanting to quilt at all and this book would be just what i need to get those creative juices flowing again.

  • i am a happy follower via facebook

  • i like you on instagram

  • i follow on bloglovin

  • I follow you on FB :)

  • I follow you via bloglovin’

  • I have feared applique in the past.. have tried it and done somewhat well at it but it’s not my first choice — that being said, having a peek at your book has me feeling inspired to try again!

  • Im just starting applique. Your book looks wonderful.

    I follow you by email.

  • I love applique, I think it looks very nice. I always wanted to try it but I thought it was too difficult. With this book I’m sure I will learn it in no time ☺

  • I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, and Bloglovin’

  • I have not tried appliqué. Ive just start my first quilt and have found all the info very confusing. I much prefer books for reference. I would love to win your book. Your website is what inspired me to try my first quilt.

  • I’ve ordered my copy of the book and can’t wait! Now I’m looking forward to it even more! Loved the quilt-along a few months ago- rainbow rows.

  • Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I don’t appliqué often but think it would offer some options in my quilting.

  • I’m following you on FB.

  • Following on IG too.

  • And I’m following on BL.

  • I seldom appliqué bc the terms ARE overwhelming! I so agree! ….and then it’s so long between times that I appliqué, that I forget what I’ve learned.

  • I follow you on Facebook.

  • I follow you on Instagram.

  • I read your blog is bloglovin’.

  • I love to do applique. I just wish I had more time to do it!

  • I follow you on facebook! :-)

  • I follow you on instagram! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

  • […] off, I want to thank you all for all of the wonderful comments about my post last week!  I have really enjoyed reading your thoughts on applique–and you guys are all so kind!! […]

  • I love to applique! The book looks wonderful!

  • I have tried machine appliqué and even took a class at my local quilt shop but was not happy with my results and even became too stressed to go to the second class. Maybe I’m too much of a perfectionist. But I showed my husband how it’s supposed to be done and he just jumped in and did it!

  • I follow you on Facebook

  • I follow you by email.

  • I have been trying to get my nerve up to try some pedals.
    Maybe with this great book…
    ( fingers are crossed).

  • I’ve appliquéd before. Wish I had (make) time to do more.

  • I liked on FB

  • I seriously love both hand and machine applique and can’t wait to see your book!

  • I love appliqued quilts, though I’ve never done one. It’s on my “tackle” list this Spring!

  • I follow you on FB (Piroska B…)

  • I follow you on Bloglovin (Pippirose)

  • Applique does scare me, I need a little guidance.

  • I love to applique! And I’m always looking for new techniques and ideas for applique… so of course I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy of your book!!! Congratulations and thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  • I’m a follower via email subscription :)

  • Wow would love a chance at the book. I have not done applique yet have been quilting only 3 years. Have been trying new techs all the time, my next project is paper piecing. Wish me luck~

  • Congrats on the book!
    I love hand applique– yet to try machine applique, but as life is short, I probably will.

  • I follow you on Feedly

  • Oh I love the umbrellas. And the tree applique.
    I have done severalnappliques, Im finishing my antique apron quilt.mI also folliw you on Facebook.

  • I love applique! Not that I’ve done a ton of it, mind you. But I feel like applique gives you the opportunity to add embellishment to a project with such diverse shapes. I’m excited to check out your new book!

  • I’m a new IG follower of lmshabby (mel_lind)

  • Thanks for the chance to win. The book looks great.

  • I am not a fan of handwork but I have done a smidgen of machine appliqué. As a recent quilter I haven’t gotten around to include any in a quilt but it is on my things to try list. Your book looks lovely. Congrats!

  • I follow on Bloglovin.

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