Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Back-to-school season means its time to hit the books. Craft books, that is! We love craft books for their inspiration, stunning photography and crisp, glossy pages. Hard covers or soft, we just love craft books, and we know you do, too!

All month long in September, our friends at Craft Buds will celebrate sewing, quilting and all kinds of craft books by shining the spotlight on new releases, interviewing authors and editors who make the magic happen and giving you a chance to win.

Blog Hop

Week One

Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two

Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Week Three

Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four

Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!

To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you’ve made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You’ll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.


1) One entry per person.

2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2012.

3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description.

No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways! We’ll also have expert Q-and-As to show you what it takes to write a craft book, from the initial idea to the layout, photography and the actual printed product.


To help kick off the Craft Book Month contest in style, Fat Quarter Shop is helping us celebrate with a big giveaway! One winner will take home a $100 gift certificate to shop for some new fabric, craft books and notions.

Ten winners will get a new craft book to help work out that creativity! This is the perfect excuse to make that project you’ve had your eye one, but haven’t carved out the time for.

Fat Quarter Shop is giving away 1 copy each of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink by Tula Pink, Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young, Skip the Borders by Julie Herman, Stop Go Quilt Sew by Angela Yosten and Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Craft Buds is giving away 1 copy each of Modern Basics by Amy Ellis, Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld, We Make Dolls! by Jenny Doh, New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry by Margot Potter and More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making by Chris Franchetti Michaels.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! The kickoff giveaway ends Wednesday, 9/5 at 11:59 ET, when we’ll randomly choose 11 winners. Good luck!

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I’ve already got my project more than halfway done and I can’t wait to share it with you! I also can’t wait to see what everyone else makes!

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28 Responses to Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

  1. Debbe says:

    I love to look at craft books, but the last project I made from one was several years ago. All this online stuff has totally spoiled me.

  2. jessica says:

    currently a book that catches my eye is one that has great tutorials on learning to quilt as i am still new

  3. jessica says:

    i did this- well im following in ‘my yahoo’

  4. Flying Blind says:

    Great idea, I better dust down some inspiration!

  5. katy says:

    How lovely. I’ve been drooling over that Tula Pink book. I’ll wait and see if I’m lucky enough to win before I add it to my birthday wishlist.

  6. Cal says:

    The last book to really catch my attention and that made me bookmark several projects was Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair by Kajsa Wikman. Really nice projects that made me want to quilt/sew/create away.

  7. Heather says:

    Quilt books are the ones that most grab my attention.

  8. Angie C says:

    Love quilt books! They can be almost as addicting as fabric 🙂

  9. Kaitlin M says:

    Colourful projects and clear instructions are usually what attracts me to craft books

  10. I LOVE buying craft books! I’m always looking for inspiration everywhere I go. I’ve found some great bags that I’ve made. I also like stuffed animals etc… Books that catch my eye have projects that I don’t want to figure out how to do myself.

    What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Lisa says:

    The Tula Pink boom has definitely caught my eye!! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  12. jmniffer says:

    Quilting books are what catches my eye. The most recent one I’ve looked through is Sunday Morning Quilts. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  13. sandy says:

    I look at mostly quilting magazines but the last book I looked at and got ideas from was Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan and crochet books. I mostly look at books that are ease in understanding and the best tutorials. BUT since I have found blogs, I don’t buy as many books.

    Thank you

  14. Anita says:

    Right now I’m loving the Zakka book, lots of great crafts and projects in there.

  15. CeLynn says:

    What a Sweet Giveaway! I simply can not pick just one craft book,the most recent one is the Zakka book,which my sis gave me while on vacation 🙂

  16. Susan says:

    Pincushions, definitely! Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like an interesting month ahead.

  17. Rachelle says:

    I love looking at quilting books, have a few including Tula Pink’s one in my library.

  18. Gene Black says:

    Projects that seem to say “you can do this, it is easy” catch my eye!

  19. VickiT says:

    I love almost any craft type book as long as it involves fabric. I’ve always loved doing almost all crafts and have tried most of them as well. Currently however, I’m most interested in books with sewing for babies since I have a Granddaughter that is 6 months old and also a Grandson who turns 1 yr old today. Most books I’m buying right now are quilting books though, usually I tend to buy magazines but when buying books for quilting I like those with smaller projects like table runners and quilted gifts that are useful to a person.

  20. Deb H. says:

    Right now, the book that I love the most is Zakka Style. I have made quite a few of the projects in there and I love them.

  21. Snoodles says:

    Wonderful hop – this is going to have me so distracted from my “real” job….you know, the one that helps put food on the table? LOL

  22. Kritta22 says:

    I lve my modern blocks book. Use it like every week!!

  23. Andrea says:

    I like to look at things I would actually use in my house. I’m not interested (for the most part) in things that are on the shelf just to look at.

  24. Mara says:

    I always like a book with lots of colorful pictures and an easy to read supply list.

  25. donna altieri says:

    normally i like embroidery books but now i’m totally in love with anything quilting, especially modern quilts.

  26. Zuzan Sampson says:

    Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda & Cheryl is amazing I have it as have Modern Basics by Amy. On my wishlist are Tula Pink’s book, Skip the Borders…
    Fantastic Giveaway looking forward to cheerleading…

  27. Linda Meyers Gabbard says:

    Colorful projects

  28. Lisa Cox says:

    The pictures tend to catch my eye the most, especially pictures of quilts or home decor crafts.

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