Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Just For You Book & GIVEAWAY : :

Long ago I was invited to contribute a project for the new book Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers: 24 Simply Stylish Projects by authors Sarah Markos and Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield of SewCanShe. Over the years the SewCanShe blog has so kindly featured many of my own tutorials and I was thrilled to have been asked. To celebrate it's release there's a fun blog hop happening all month long, featuring all the book contributors, including a sneak peek of each project, with lots of chances to win your very own copy of Just for You! This is my very first book contribution, so it's all very exciting!

Just For You book & GIVEAWAY!

The book is a collection of "selfish sewing" projects from bags & totes to skirts & tops to scarves & aprons and more, all designed by many of your favorite bloggers! The projects are arranged into twelve chapters, one chapter for each month, so you can sew along with the book throughout the year. In October, you'll find my project for a Pretty Pocket Apron!

A Just For You book!

This apron is made using just five fat quarters of fabric, a denim linen, my favorite English Garden Serene print by Bari J, Art Gallery Fabrics Flumes in Citron and PE solid Nocturnal, with several scrappy bits for the colorful pocket applique!

Apron 1

Today, Stash Books is offering a copy of Just For You to one of my readers!

JustForYoucover

Enter to win!  

Here's how,  

1. Simply leave a comment here under this post! (one entry)
2. My followers get a second entry whether you follow here, on Instagram or Facebook! Just let me know by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do so, I've added sharing as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry

That’s 3 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, November 24th! The winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog. 


* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment. U.S. winner will receive a hard cover book, International winner will receive the eBook version! 

In addition to this chance to win, Caroline is also giving away Just For You plus fabric for four projects! Enter HERE and be sure to click through the blog hop to see the other project previews from the book!

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From 339 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #159 --   * Linda Nelson
*  Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly!   

350 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first book project!

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  2. I follow you on Instagram too.

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  3. I'm glad that finally there's on the market such book! I will gladly sew something just for me:)

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  4. Absolutely, positively so proud of your accomplishments. Would love the book.

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  5. This book looks like it has such fun projects!

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  6. It's exciting that you are part of the book! Congratulations!

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  7. Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Congrats on the new book! I'd love the chance to win this book and try the projects. I follow you on Facebook and love your work. Thanks for this opportunity!!

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  9. How adorable and thank you for the opportunity to wind this book. Love your work Maureen.

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  10. That apron is so much fun! What a great project.

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  11. And I follow you on Instagram and Facebook.

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  12. just posted on facebook as well. thank you Maureen

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  13. Congratulations on your book entry!

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  14. I've been following you on FB for a long time. I never tire of your creations.

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  15. "Spreading the word" by sharing on FB.

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  16. I would love to have this book. Looks full of neat ideas.

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  17. A very cute apron. I love it. Congratulations

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  18. I have been following on FB for a while :)

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  19. Pinned on pinterest on my giveaways folder

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  20. Darling apron and it looks like a fun book!
    Jane @ Handiworking

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  21. I follow you on Facebook and Instagram

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  22. Congrats on your book! Looks like it has some great projects!

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  23. I follow you on Facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin.

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  24. Congratulations - this looks a great book!

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  25. I follow you here and on facebook!

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  26. Follow you on FB and instagram

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  27. I need to do some selfish sewing this holiday. Love the apron!

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  28. Looks like a book I'd really like to have!

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  29. Cute way to show of pretty fabric!

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  30. And I'm already following on FB

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  31. Book looks amaˆng! And, congratulations on your award at Houston Market!

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  32. What a wonderful book! Congratulations to you, and to me if I win!

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  33. Congratulations on your first book contribution! I hope there are more to follow - I love craft books and your projects :-) And thanks for another chance to win!

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  34. I love aprons -- I may need to sew this one up for ME :-)

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  35. I've pinned this post to my crafty giveaways Pinterest board.

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  36. I follow you on fb and by e-mail.

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  37. Really liking the applique, and wondering if I could use old denim instead of denim linen. Congrats on your apron being published in the book, Maureen.

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  38. I'm a follower on FB and by blog.

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  39. I'm a follower, and I'm sharing on facebook

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  40. this looks like an awesome book - thanks for sharing

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  41. i follow MCH in every way possible!

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  42. i shared on pinterest

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385178595225/

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  43. Great projects! I think this might by my favorite apron ever.

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  44. would love this book, and the apron looks fun to make.

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  45. This book looks great. lots of fun projects!

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  46. Love the large pockets on the apron. I'm a huge fan of pockets. Looks like a fun book.

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  47. Congrats on your first book publishing. You are just growing as a quilter. This book looks like a lot of great projects.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I would love this book! Great projects!

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  49. Looks like a great book! Would love to have it.

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  50. Way to go Maureen!! You are certainly a most talented girl! Glad you are my cousin.

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  51. Maureen,
    With as hard as you are working you need to reap some recognition & a few stars in your crown! I follow you on FB & this book is sure to delight. I am an "apron wearer" & love the pretty pocket one.
    With this being said, it is now time for you to have "A MAUREEN DAY OFF TO RENEW YOUR SOUL, HEART, & IMMUNE SYSTEM!!" HA HA for the immune system but believe me, a cancer patient trying to survive, it is important!

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  52. What a fun book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  53. wow!!! this books sounds awesome!!! I'd love to win it!!!!!

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  54. I love the apron, would love to have this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  55. I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  56. I shared on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com https://www.facebook.com/debra.neiman.1/posts/580998262001748

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  57. I follow you via Bloglovin' :)

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  58. I shared this giveaway on Pinterest :)

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  59. I follow you by email newsletter and on FB.

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  60. This book looks like it has fun projects!

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  61. "Just For You" looks like a nice book. The Foxy phone sleeve is very cute.

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  62. Congratulations on your first published pattern in a book - you are having quite a year!!
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  63. I follow MCH on Facebook and blog via email.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  64. I will share the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  65. I guess we should all take time to sew for ourselves every once in a while. Maybe not this close to Christmas though!

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  66. Love this book and can't wait to start to make some projects for me! have also liked you on facebook.
    Karen
    kazfal@homail.com

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  67. That Book Looks Fantastic!!!!!!! I Hope I win!
    www.diaryofanovicequilter.blogspot.com

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  68. I Shared this giveaway on my Blog.... Diary of a Novice Quilter
    www.diaryofanovicequilter.blogspot.com

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  69. I am hoping to win a copy of this book, it looks great! Have a wonderful day!
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  70. I am subscribed to our a Blog and get your emails, but I also follow via Instagram (cher277)
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  71. I shared via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/406379566350592714/
    dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  72. YaY! for you on your first book contribution! Congratulations :)

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  73. Looks like a lovely book with some neat patterns! Congrats on being included!

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  74. I follow you on FB Maureen! Thank you for this great giveaway! :)

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  75. I tweeted your giveaway! Here it is... https://twitter.com/Dulcikate/status/535154383130877952

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  76. Congrats on your first book project! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  77. Following you on facebook and by email
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  78. Awesome looking book! I hope I win!

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  79. I do follow you on Facebook as Anita Carol Gambrell & Instagram as gator1378

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  80. shared on facebook! Thanks again :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  81. I shared this awesome giveaway on my Facebook page! Anita Carol Gambrell

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  82. What a wonderful idea for a book. I love this apron, so pretty yet functional. I love to feel feminine when I am cooking.

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  83. I shared this great give a way on FB

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  84. Reading your post made me realize that I haven't sewn anything for myself in almost a year. It's definitely my turn. Thanks for the nudge.

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  85. I follow you on facebook and your blog on feedly. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. Cute apron. I'd love to win the book!

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  87. Congrats on your entry in Just for you. Cute apron. I like an apron with big pockets. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  88. I Tweeted about the giveaway@lfrobom.

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  89. This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks!

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  90. I follow your blog on Feedly. Love it!

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  91. Too cool! Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win. vickise at gmail dot com

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  92. I follow you via email. Thanks again for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  93. Wonderful... I can't wait to see inside this book!

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  94. I do follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin!

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  95. This book looks great!! Thanks!!

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  96. Such a cool giveaway..so much fun in those pages...TY

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  97. Hi Maureen, Cute cute apron! I know I'll love the pattern and well I just need one to wear. So the first one will be just for me.
    The book is on my wishlist too:)

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  98. Maureen I follow you on Bloglovin and by email.

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  99. Book looks fabulous!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  100. I follow your blog.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  101. I think I need to do more selfish sewing. The apron looks great. Would love to see some of these tutorials and suggestions.

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  102. I could look stylish while I'm cooking with that apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. Maureen, you always surprise me with your creative ideas! There simply is no end (I hope)!

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  104. I follow you via email and bloglovin.

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  105. SHARED GIVEAWAY http://www.pinterest.com/pin/187110559493618644/

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  107. FOLLOW YOU ON FB !
    (username is lindadouglas35)
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  108. HI, book looks neat! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  109. I follow on bloglovin, IG, and FB

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  110. I share with my FB friends and sewing buddys

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  111. Love the Apron!
    I follow you on instagram!

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  112. Congratulations on your book! I love the apron!

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  113. Well done to you for having your first book project in this publication :)

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  114. I follow you on FB & on Instagram. :)

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  115. I follow you on here, Instagram and FB :)

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  116. Love the apron! So excited for you! :)

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  117. Would love a copy of the book. Your apron looks great!

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  118. I follow your blog. Enjoy it very much.

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  119. Congrats! Love your apron.
    jchiagan at yahoo.com

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  120. I Follow you on FB.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  121. I can't wait to see more of this book.

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  122. I'm one of your long time followers.

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  123. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. quiltwoman0@gmail.com

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  124. I follow on Facebook Judith Martinez

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