Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Summer Book Club: Sew It! by Allison Nicoll


Welcome back to our 2014 Summer Book Club. Today, we are featuring Sew It! by Allison Nicoll of Quilting Mumma. Sew It! features sixteen different projects using all precut fabrics and it's also our July Book of the Month (which means its 20% OFF ALL month long). From jelly rolls to fat quarters, you'll find all kinds of simple, easy and kid-friendly projects. Allison is here on the Jolly Jabber to talk about her book and what she loves about it!



Q: What inspired you to write the book?
A: I wrote the book to inspire children to begin their own sewing journey. It's a way to share the joy of sewing with fun projects they will want to make. 

Q: What projects are included in Sew It?
A: There are 16 amazing projects in this book that are made using precuts. They are super affordable and easy to achieve.



Q: What is your favorite part of the book?
A: My favorite part of the book.... Oh, there are so many, I couldn't choose just one thing.. I love the fresh color palette and the photos, and diagrams are amazing too!

Q: What’s next for Allison Nicoll?
A: Well, I've started sketching ideas for book #2, so I am itching to get started on that. I will continue to teach my love of stitching to kids and adults alike, it's such a blessing to be able to share what you love with others. Check,out what I'm up to by heading to my Facebook page.


It's time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what projects you love to make with precuts. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting! 

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

I typically don't buy precuts because I'm never sure what I'm going to make with them-- sounds like this is just the book I need! Thanks for sharing! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

DebrafromMD said...

I love to make kids quilts with precuts.

Ellyn said...

precuts make me happy! I have made quilts, bags, lots of things with them. I teach teens and younger girls to sew & precuts are perfect for them. Thanks for the chance to win

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love to make mini quilts from the smaller precuts!

Marianne said...

Well so far I have only made one project with precut charm squares, a baby quilt! I loved the ease of already having the pieces cut!!

Monica said...

I like to make kid quilts with pre-cuts. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Billy'sgirl said...

I love pre-cuts. I've used jelly rolls to make Bargello style totes and lap quilts. I also use charm squares and layer cakes for quilts and bags- such a timesaver!

Gill said...

I like pre cuts for making quick baby quilts !!

Jennifer said...

Quilts, definitely!

Anita said...

I usually make quilts with precut fabric. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of a fun book.

carla said...

I like to use precuts for smaller quilts!!!!

Judy1522 said...

I like them for making quilts.

Becky said...

I use pre-cuts in quilts.

Christine M said...

I'm starting a little collection of precuts and have recently made a Granny Square quilt with a jelly roll. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Melanie said...

I tend to make quilts, but want to try making bags and pouches.

Allison Sews said...

I haven't used many precuts so I guess I need more ideas of what to do with them

Linda said...

HI,I make mostly Baby Charity Quilts and I love to use all Precuts,especially charm packs!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Becky S. said...

I love to use precuts to make quilts.

Anonymous said...

I love to add embellishments to little girl outfits with pre-cuts or jazz up a tote bag.

Sigi G said...

Love making Pinwheel blocks with Charm packs; and Jelly Rolls are my go to for bindings.

Debi Horne said...

TV quilts, pillows, bags, wall quilts and I use leftovers for regular quilts.

Anonymous said...

I love to make lap quilts for the kids in my extended family using precut fabrics. I chose a fairly simple pattern and the quilts sew up very quickly.
wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

jinsnapp said...

Quilts!

sewmissmouse said...

Quilts, bags & other crafts.

sewmissmouse said...

Quilts, bags & other crafts.

Kimberly said...

I'd make some quilts!

Nancy said...

Love Precuts! I'll like to make Quilts, Play Mats, and ruffle skirts for my Granddaughters~ Thanks for this weeks Book Preview!!

Huggs, Nancy

Sorcha girl said...

Quilts, placemats, table runners, and totes are projects I've made with precuts. My favorite precut is layer cake. Thanks for the book reviews...I'm learning about new designers.

Anita said...

I love to make charity quilts for the Children's Ward at my local hospital. Precuts are just perfect for that!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love to make quick baby quilts or lap quilts - precuts are great when I'm itching to sew a quick project!

delaineelliott said...

I love to use charm squares to make HSTs and use them to make table runners. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Kathy S. said...

I love to make quilts with precuts. Large quilts, small quilts -- I love them all. Thank you for the chance to win!

Patty said...

I use precuts to make quilts. Because they are so versatile, you can do most anything with them!

maudie said...

quilts quilts quilts, I love quilts!

Linda Cejnar said...

I like making star quilts with precuts. Ljbisme-at-msn-dot-com

fda84e44-8b88-11e3-add3-000bcdca4d7a said...


So many things are possible with the precuts - have collected quite a few different ones but unsure what to make with them - this book sounds like it has a lot of answers to that question... will out it on my wish list... great ideas to play with..
Thanks for the chance
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com



juliehallfeldhaus said...

I have used the charm packs to make baby quilts:)

Janie said...

I like to make Quillows with precuts The fabrics that are chosen for a specific bundle helps out a lot, because I would of never been able picked on my own.

Lee said...

I love precuts for fast and easy quilts! thanks!

Nancy said...

Quilts - because they're so fast to make up!

Lisa said...

My favorite is bags because there is always enough variety to make them look great!

Weatherbee ;) said...

There in lies my problem. I don't know what to do with my pre-cuts! I'm too anxious about having the perfect project or pattern planned, that I can't bring myself to cut into them. Help! As of now, I just admire them as they sit on a shelf...waiting for that perfect idea.

Sarina said...

Quilts! They're great for my 10 year old daughter who's getting into sewing with me- less cutting for me!

Kay said...

I love precuts because I always want the newest lines of fabrics & this is a way to use them without having to spend a lot of money. I like to make small quilts with them. This book would be great help in teaching my granddaughter to sew.

Sheri Bisbee said...

Only one project so far with precuts...a baby blanket. I am looking forward to many more projects.

Kathy said...

Cushion covers is my favorite thing to make! Thanks for the chance to win!

Santee Bobbie said...

Truth is I mostly make sewing room decorations with jelly rolls-they're so enticing to me. I do have a quilt picked out for 1 of my many rolls.

Joan H. said...

I like to use precuts for baby and children's quilts

tac73 said...

I love to make lap quilts from pre cuts. I couldn't believe how quickly it went together when I made the first one.

bdaiss said...

Quilts, bags, pillowcases...I'm always looking for fun precut projects. They're a great way to get a variety of fabrics for a smaller price! Thanks for the chance!

Pam said...

I love precuts!! I have made baby quilts, large quilts, zip bags, totes, and purses!! I love that you can get a scrappy look that is color coordinated. I went on a cruise in March and used a jelly roll for one quilt project and a layer cake for my second quilt project!

SSparks said...

I've made baby quilts with 5-inch squares. I alternate prints with a coordinating gingham, dot, or solid and layer it with a minky fabric. It's so cute, quick and soft.

Cecilia said...

I like to make children's' quilts, table toppers, and totes with precuts. Thanks for the giveaway.

OhioLori said...

Would love to have this book! Is already on my Wish List! :)

I love using Charm packs, great fro sooo many things..totes, baby blankets, larger quilts too..kitchen accessories..on & on. Have not used Jelly Rolls yet, and only a Layer Cake once so far.

ittehgaps said...

Love precuts. Use them whenever I can. Love having a little bit of each piece in a collection. Always looking for ideas to efficiently use precuts in a quilt. Cindy

Niki Estes said...

I am new to quilting and just learning. Precuts make it so easy to coordinate fabrics and just jump in and sew.

Jacqueline Frances said...

I make EPP hexagons with mini charm packs, table runners and tote bags with charm packs, jelly roll race quilts with jelly rolls and layer cake lemonade with layer cakes!!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

GO STARS! said...

I enjoy making baby quilts or lap quilts from precuts. It's a nice way to enjoy all of the fabrics from a line.

Anne D said...

Quilts and table runners. I love making these and precuts make it so easy. thanks for a great giveaway

SunflowerSkies said...

Any precuts for quilts are just great!

Carol Kuse said...

Any thing is great made with precuts.

Leslie Kohn said...

I like to use precuts for many of my kitchen accessories or small gifts that I make. I also have a charm pack that I am planning to use for a baby quilt.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Precuts are the best!!! Quilt, handbag, table runner - I'd make something delicious!!!

Patti said...

I have several precuts on my shelves right now! One is intended for a quilt as you go tote bag and the rest are all for quilts!

Amanda J said...

I'm new to sewing and am yet to use precuts. This book would be great for some ideas! I love looking at jellyrolls and charm packs, hopefully one day I'll work myself up to making quilts!

Donna W said...

Love to use precuts for wall-hangins ,tablerunners, and quilts. They work great for just about anything.

Sarah said...

I have never made anything from precuts before; I typically use scraps, and have been making my own "precuts" :) sarah@forrussia.org

Georgiakd said...

OMG...this contest is for me! I love books....I devour books! I actually wanted to be a librarian when I was a little girl. I hoard books, especially quilting books.....it's a combination of my two favorite things. If I won any of these books I would use it to inspire myself to make quilts, totes, mini quilts, pot holders, the list never ends. I am a book/quilting fanatic! And pre-cuts just make things easier :)

Katy

Debbie K said...

Cloth napkins are quick and easy to make with FQs!

KrisD said...

Precuts allow me to make quick gifts and there so many patterns out there now for precuts. Love your book reviews and would love to win one of them.

Scojean said...

The longer I piece the more uses I find for pre-cuts. They are so versatile, color coordinated, and save me a lot of time. I often sew strip sets then get creative. Many of my recent projects are original designs using pre-cuts. I just plain love them - in all shapes and sizes!

carolann said...

I like the bags! carolann427@aol.com

Country Girl said...

It's great that young people have a book to go to for sewing. My daughter didn't like so I hope that I can teach my grandchildren in the future. They are too young right now.

Karen said...

I love to make quilts with precuts. I have also made patchwork zippered pouches.

Anita said...

I love making quilts with pre-cuts. Jelly rolls and honeycombs are my favorites. I also like to make bags.

Josie McRazie said...

I don't buy a lot of precuts! I usually do yardage! I do love a good jelly roll every now and again!! I have a few patterns dog eared in my jelly roll bookS!! time to get sewing again!!

Asheligh said...

I haven't use precut fabrics yet, but I really want to make layer cake and jelly roll quilts

Katy Emanuel said...

I like precuts for childrens quilts.

Beth said...

Baby quilts made from charm squares are fun because I can indulge in just enough of a fabric line I like--kind of get it out of my system and then see what the next line I'll fall in love with turns out to be.

Carmen N said...

small quilts

Snow said...

Bags and mini quilts

Connie Rhea said...

I am inspired by seeing new ways to use colors together that I may have not thought of. I have always found it hard to coordinate colors and to try new schemes. Quilt
Books help me make better choices.