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Giving Thanks for Quilts, Quilters, and So Much More (Hurry! Giveaway, too!)

Don’t you just LOVE this time of year?

Autumn: my favorite season!

More autumn splendor, courtesy of Chris Porter

I know that this is a very busy week for our readers here in the States as we prepare for that quintessential American autumn holiday: Thanksgiving!

“We Give Thanks” (30″ x 30″) by Charlotte Warr Andersen. Available as a pattern from JWD Publishing. Details at the end of this post.

With that in mind, I’ll simply tell you how grateful we are for your continuing support of See How We Sew. We’re just six months past our 100,000th view, and we’re already inching up on another very impressive milestone…all thanks to you.

Submit your comment by 10 pm (PST) Thanksgiving night and be eligible to win!

As a way of saying thanks–and to help you get ready for the late November/December whirlwind to come–this week we’re giving away a copy of a book filled with lovely holiday projects, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays by John V. Adams (aka Quilt Dad). Published by our friends at Lark Crafts, this book includes 30+ seasonal (Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) projects, ranging from smaller goodies–pillows, gift bags and tags, ornaments, tablerunners and placemats, stuffed toys, and more–to wallhangings, baby and lap quilts, and even a few bed-sized quilts. Here’s just a sampling of the fun and easy projects tucked in its pages.

Read Between the Lines Pillow, made by Kelly Lautenbach, for Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Gift Card Givers, made by Mo Bedell, for Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. These make great tree ornaments, too!

Modern Heirloom Quilt, 70″ x 80″, made by John Q. Adams, for Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. Fun and easy!

To be eligible for the random drawing, just submit a brief comment telling us what you are most thankful for in your quilting life. In order to get the book in the winner’s hands ASAP (so the stitching can begin!), please post your comment by 10 pm PST, Thursday evening, 11/22 (yep! that’s Turkey Day) and I’ll announce the winner in my post this Friday.

Reminds me: we’ve got a winner for the autographed copy of my new book, Cuddle Me Quick, co-authored with my dear friend, Christine Porter, and that winner is Beth B. Beth, please email your snail-mail address to, and I’ll get your book out to you right away.

Before I sign off, here’s the link for the lovely Thanksgiving pattern shown above. This colorful wall quilt, designed by Charlotte Warr Andersen, includes a full-scale drawing with color-keyed layout hints, descriptive fabric requirements, and clearly-written instructions.

That’s it for now. Have a safe and joyous holiday, and–if you have a moment–slip in a moment of stitching or two! See you Friday.

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