Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got Stash? 3-Yard Quilt Favorites Book Giveaway!

Awhile back I was scouring through Pinterest post and happened to see a really cute baby quilt.  I followed the link and discovered Fabric Café.  This was a fun surprise because they have some really cute kits for quick quilts and reasonably priced too.  As I was looking through the kits I found that most only required 3, one yard cuts of fabric.
Donna Robertson is the author and designer of 3-Yard Quilt Favorites.  She writes, " Whether you want to reduce your stash or purchase brand-new fabrics, there is no need to agonize over fabric selection and yardage requirements.  If you are out shopping and see a fabric you like, you will know you can finish a great quilt with 3, one yard cuts!"
Here is where I mention my two "girls" (DIL and youngest son's girlfriend) who are new quilters.  As all new quilters they find making fabric choices a tad overwhelming and want to make very simple quilts for gift giving family and friends.
As I'm reading through Donna's website and learn about her book and then I get really excited because how many one yard cuts of fabric had I built up in my own stash that are just lingering?  Oh yes, there was a time way before pre-cuts when we just bought fabrics as we "liked" them.  Tell me your not guilty of this as well?  A cute novelty here and there perhaps? 
I'm an experienced quilter and could likely look at the pictures of the quilts, do the math and make it my own...but what if I want to be lazy and just get it done quickly?  What about "my girls" who could use guidance and diagrams to follow?
So yep, bought one of Donna's books to share with "my girls."  The back of the book shows all the quilts they could whip up.

When I purchased my own copy,  Donna sent a spare to blog and giveaway.  I hope you will visit Fabric Café to see Donna's other books, fabrics, kits, free patterns etc.  Oh and Donna's blog can be found HERE.
To win your copy, simple leave a quick comment of some sort.  I'll announce winner Wednesday.


Gypsy Quilter said...

How very thoughtful of Donna to share an extra book. And how wonderful of you to share quilting with your 2 favorite girls. Thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for the site information - love it! And very sweet to share an extra book, what great quilts with just 3 yards. Always looking for quick quilts for charity.

carol fun said...

I hadn't seen this book before but what a clever idea. I may have a yard or two or three or a thousand tucked away in my stash - LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

on my way to her website. it sounds like a winner to me since I have lots of 1 yd. cuts in my stash. thanks for the chance to win!


Linda said...


belarmina said...

gracias por tu tiempo !!!
parece muy interesante el libro

Tired Teacher said...

These would make wonderful Quilts of Valor. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

Crickets Corner said...

I had never seen this book before but it looks like it would come in very handy and save me from worrying about what to do with those one yard cuts. Thanks for the link to Donna's site and blog and thank you both for the giveaway. Rina

Grandma M said...

What a great way to encourage new quilters. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ruth Kumet said...

Have a lot of one yard pieces that were too pretty to pass up. What a great book to use these pieces.

sherryberrybim said...

I've bought fabric and patterns from Donna. I would enjoy having this book.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This sounds like a great book! A great way to work down my stash. Thanks!

Sue said...

What a great book to use stash ! I like the idea.
I need some ideas for baby quilts too ;-)

Linda in CT said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

Cathy44647 said...

Awesome! SIMPLE is just what I want to concentrate on this year. After doing lots of scrappy quilts these past couple of years I'd love to do something other than a pillowcase or border with my yardage! So..... Please pick me! lol!

Carol said...

I had never been to her site. Very interesting!

Margaret said...

I love this idea - 3 fabrics, 1 quilt! I'm definitely going over to visit her site.

Sandy Johnson said...

What a great idea and I need an excuse to purchase more fabric. Out with the old using it up quickly and then out to buy new without feeling guilty!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...
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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a great site! Yes, I am guilty of buying a yard here and there, and would love to sew some up for quilts to share. Thanks for the chance!

Loris said...

What a great idea for easy starts! And a good way to use up some stashed fabrics.

scottylover said...

I have a nice collection of 1 yard cuts that I have been wanting to use up! This would be wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

Churn Dash said...

I bought some three yard selections from Fabric Cafe at the end of February. I got the other of her books, which Donna signed for me. I have already made one of the quilts, but have a few selections left! Maybe the pattern I want is in this book!


sandi s said...

This book sounds great. I like the idea of simpler fabric selections. Thank you for the giveaway! Hugs,

JudyCinNC said...

Oh Wow, when we went to the quilt show in Hampton Roads each year, Fabric Café booth was where I headed to buy her three-yard bundles. Made many of her patterns and now an entire book is wonderful. She sure knows how to coordinate the fabric she sells. Thank you Mary for the opportunity to win this. Judy C in NC

Karen in Kentucky said...

I have never heard of her, so I'll definitely be checking her out. Thank you for the giveaway!

Alesha Klein said...

Thank you for sharing the book. The book looks perfect to use up extra yardage that we seem to have tucked away.

Susan said...

What a treasure of a find!

koberg said...

Just love the 3 yard quilts - they go together so quick and make nice charity quilts or gifts.

momhooten said...

Three yards of fabric-got that covered, just need this book.

Deb said...

Looks like a very usable book!

jinsnapp said...

What a great idea! I've just started purchasing 1-yard cuts and this book sounds perfect, thanks!

Karen said...

I am not entering the drawing for the book as I have too much inspiration already. The book looks like it would give good inspiration for fabrics lingering on the shelves.....I have some of those bigger pieces.

VA said...

This looks like my kind of book! I certainly have enough yard cuts to whip up a quilt or two (or a hundred).

Marjorie Nath said...

Sounds like a good book for every level of quilter.

OhioLori said...

How cool to have Donna share an extra book with you! I would LOVE to win!! My 2 Daughters & I are learning to Quilt together...great fun...and this book would be Awesome help! Thanks for the chance! :)

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Kristy said...

What a fun idea! I make lots of Project Linus quilts and this book looks like a great way to use up my fabric stash just for that purpose. Thanks for telling us about her book and sharing the extra with us. K-

Quilttops said...

I like all the Fabric Cafe's patterns and fabric bundles. Would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sally K said...

I had heard of Fabric Cafe and the "3 yard" quilts but hadn't checked them out. Thanks for sharing the information and a chance to win the book. I'm headed to Fabric Cafe next to see what I can find to help me work with my stash. Thanks again!

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JoyceLM said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks.

Karen said...

Oh, yes, I am bursting at the seams with one yard cuts. Would love to use them up. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dianne said...

I had not heard of Donna or her book before, and I will be checking out her website, too. Ah, yes, the fabric hoarder in me has lots of those one yard pieces!

GranChris said...

This looks like it would be a good book to have on my shelf. Thanks for the review.

Kathy S. said...

I have a lot of fabrics that I bought at a garage sale. Most of them are in one yard cuts. This book would be a good match for that. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Smith said...

I haven't seen this book but I have seen Donna at a quilt show. Her patterns do look very beginner friendly! I'd love to win this to share with MY girls, 2 new daughters in love!

Donna said...

Interesting! I am off to check Donna's blog. Thanks for the information and giveaway opportunity.

Glenda in Florida said...

Last year I bought three one yard cuts, thinking they would make a cute little girl donation quilt. Sounds like I need one of these books to make that happen.

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea - I'm all in favour of making the fabric choosing simple!

Kris B said...

This is one book that would get a lot of use here. My stash (guilty as charged newbie) is ready to go! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

I still prefer to buy yardage rather then precuts. How much "yardage" is the question now. lol

Jean said...

This book would be a big help for two friend who want me to teach them how to quilt. I've got lots of one yard cuts.

Marie said...

That is a very nice site and thanks so much for the head up on it. I would dearly love to win a copy of her book and therebye reduce some of my fabric stash.
Would make wonderful donation quilts.

Marie said...

That is a very nice site and thanks so much for the head up on it. I would dearly love to win a copy of her book and therebye reduce some of my fabric stash.
Would make wonderful donation quilts.

kathy said...

I do lots of donation quilts and this would be perfect. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

Michele said...

Thank you for the great giveaway - need the inspiration for my fabric stash!!

Rilene said...

Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the opportunity.

Marge said...

Thank you for the giveaway, It is alway nice to find another blog and web site to research. Maybe my stash can be used a little more. I could use the space in my cupboard.
Thanks again, Marge

Jenn said...

Sooo glad I found Fabric Cafe at the Dallas Quilt Show last year....their patterns are so inspiring and wonderful to work with - now I'm addicted and spoiled! Thanks for the giveaway - enjoy~

Karen said...

I have not seen this book before. I will have to check it out. It looks like a good one.

Jen Barnard said...

This book sounds brilliant - I'm curious to see how just how many beautiful quilts can be made from only 3 fabrics.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

June said...

The book looks very interesting!! Three yards isn't a lot of fabric and I love small quilts.

Andrea York said...

This really looks very interesting. Even though I just started sewing/quilting a year ago, I have several one yard cuts of pretty fabrics that I wasn't sure what I"d make with them but were too pretty to leave in the store! This book would help me use them!

sherry said...

She was at a Sewing Expo once with her kits ( 3 yd cut and free pattern). I have made the topsy turvey one and the sew eZ one.

Laura Ferdal said...

I am new to quilting and could use a book like this!

Deb said...

This looks like a book I could use since I have such a large stash of fabrics that are NOT pre-cuts. Thanks for the chance!

Lynn said...

Great way to use up stash too.

annie said...

Sounds a great way to open up your storage for some new fabric! Just give fast & easy!

Kathy E. said...

Thank you for telling us about Fabric Café! I love the name and they do have the cutest patterns! I do have a small stash (compared to some huge ones I've seen), so any quilt that uses 3 yards of fabric is right up my alley!

Judy Allen said...

I have a substantial fabric stash. The book would give me the incentive to use some of the fabrics just waiting to be incorporated into a quilt.

Debbie said...

Would love to win the book as I have lots of yard pieces of fabric-thanks for the chance!

Janie said...

Thank for the chance at this giveaway. Your quilting is simply stunning.

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

I appreciate the chancs to win your giveaway.

Gayle said...

Sounds like a great book - we all like quilts that help use up our fabric stash like this, huh?

Debbie said...

I'm not familiar with her but the book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Debbie said...

I'm not familiar with her but the book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Sarah said...

Thank you so much!

Lori said...

how fun to have "your girls" interested in quilting. I was really shocked when my daughter decided she wanted to learned. She did not even like to sew. So we made a black with bright colors and lots of the cute m&m guys and gal. It turned out wonderful. Now she is so busy she has no time to sew, but she is getting fabrics for a quilt for when she can again. this one has jungle fabrics and tigers.

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