1, 2, 3 Quilt CVR

As a crafter who has only dipped her toe into the world of quilting, I was excited to see this book land on my desk the other day. 1, 2, 3 Quilt, by Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread, is a collection of 24 projects that are designed to hone your quilting skills. The chapters are organized by shape, “the essential design element of any quilt,” Baker writes.

The combination of gorgeous photography and spot-on fabric colors/patterns makes every project appealing. Take a look:

Quarter Circle Coasters1

From the Circles chapter: These bright and cheerful Quarter-Circle Coasters can be crafted in under an hour.

Squares Chapter Openerrev

From the Squares chapter: the Game Mat (front left), the Pixel Pouch (front right) and the Lopsided Squares Quilt (behind).

Book Giveaway

We are giving away 3 copies of 1, 2, 3 Quilt! For a chance to win, just comment on this blog post between 8am Pacific on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 7:59am Pacific on Friday, Nov. 8. We will randomly select the winners.

Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

  • http://gravatar.com/bmilatz B. Milatz

    Wow, I am new to quilting, but what i can see from the cover of the book is awesome.

  • http://gravatar.com/daharyn daharyn

    This seems like just the book to help me get started quilting!

  • Samantha Abbott

    My Omie quilts. She’s become a pretty modern knitter, but this looks perfect to update her quilting ha! Maybe we will make something from it together.

  • http://www.windsweptkites.com corgimas

    I hope i win this…..there are more and more quilt work designs being use in the kitebuilding world (where i come from!).

  • Rodi

    I’ve been “working” on a quilt for a few years now… I wonder if this book would help me get it out of my head and into my car :)

  • Jenn

    This book would be perfect! I love to quilt but don’t have too much time for it, so smaller projects are ideal and would give me a lot of creative freedom. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  • Ella

    She rocks! I’ve got this book on my Christmas wish list!

  • http://madfabriholic.wordpress.com madfabriholic

    I love to piece but need to hone my actual quilting skills… I bet this book would be a huge help!

  • Katie G.

    Would love to add to my quilting skills with this book’s help!

  • April

    I would love to win this book, it looks fabulous! I haven’t tried quilting yet, but I love crafts and making gifts.

  • Carolyn

    I’d love this book, never quilted but I am very interested.

  • Carly

    This would be a great Christmas gift!

  • http://gravatar.com/loisbaron Lois Baron

    Looks fabulous. Quilt on, baby!

  • Andy

    I am interested in modern quilting. I would love to win this book

  • Sara L.

    Looks like a great book! I would love to win one.

  • Amanda

    I’m in! I am wanting to do more quilting. Thanks!

  • https://plus.google.com/115655474561366000563 Gigi Weinberg

    I’ve been eyeing this book for awhile now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jean Russell

    I almost bought this last weekend. Very interesting looking.

  • Beth K

    Cool quilt ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://sizzlesays.wordpress.com/ Sizzle

    I’ve been day dreaming about learning to quilt!

  • Mary Lou

    This looks likes like a great book for those new to quilting AND those looking for ideas for quick projects.

  • Lana

    I would LOVE that book!

  • http://irenethefairy.blogspot.com Irene Sun

    This book is great for new quilting projects !

  • http://gravatar.com/haywardhomestead Gothmom

    looks awesome!

  • Lynne Cosmano

    ALWAYS looking for new inspiration for my fabric stash!!

  • https://plus.google.com/111721739136957924117 Jenny Welch

    I’ve just begun to branch out to quilting! This would be a great starting point. Thanks for the chance :)

  • Karine Lalonde

    I’d LOVE to have a copy of this book!

  • https://plus.google.com/114698429061604846577 Karine Lalonde

    I could keep this for myself or give it to my sister as a gift! Either way this would be awesome to have!

  • Jess

    Those projects look lovely!

  • Laura Century

    Can’t wait to use this book!!!!!!

  • Kim Wildfong

    My wife would love it

  • http://veronicamade.wordpress.com VeronicaMade

    Wow, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book! I love this author.

  • Carolyn

    Looks fabulous! Count me in!

  • Ann D

    The book is beautiful and the projects look like fun!

  • Dipti

    A perfect gift for my mom ! Hope I get this one :)

  • SamanthaM

    I am so excited for this book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • Heather A

    looks like a great book!

  • Alia

    I think this is the craft I still need to learn. The projects look great. I wish I could sew…

  • Elaine

    I would love to win this book!! Beautiful.

  • http://division92lfl.wordpress.com librarian92

    Oh yeah, this is definitely the next skill I need to work on!

  • Amy

    Looks amazing! Love the coasters!

  • http://gravatar.com/sandym204 Saundra M

    I am just learning to quilt, this would be great.

  • Cheryl K

    A great book for all quilters! Perfect gift for my daughter:)

  • Lilli

    Would love to win a copy of this book, looks great.

  • Anita scholtens

    Need more projects and ideas for Christmas!

  • Jan

    Winning this book would be so cool. Looks great!

  • Marsha

    One can never have too many quilting books, how beautiful. Thanks for the chance

  • Therese

    Wonderful! I have the 1,2,3 Sew book, and I absolutely love it, it would be awesome to have this book too!

  • Kunni Biener

    I love the flip and quilt technique and am thinking it is time to branch out……

  • Megan

    I am new to quilting, this book looks very helpful. It might be nice to make something other than strip quilts.

  • http://gravatar.com/storiesandfaith Anne

    I’m a novice quilter, but I’d love to try the squares quilt!

  • Denise

    Would love to use this as a jump start!

  • http://Makezine.co Pat Kohoutek

    This is my first foray into Blogs! I would love this book!

  • Ellen M.

    I’m a relatively new quilter and I would love some more guidance and inspiration. Many thanks for the chance!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/twinharts Cari

    Excellent looking book! Maybe it would motivate me to finish that quilt I started last year…

  • Brianna S.

    Those are some beautiful projects!

  • Charlotte

    Book looks amazing, and I’m now very tempted by this and the “1,2,3 Sew!”

  • http://gravatar.com/healingtouchacupuncture Jamie

    I’m new to quilting. This would be an awesome book to help me on my path.

  • Barb Potter

    Even I could do these projects and actually get them done! Colorful and just plain pretty.

  • sharon

    i would love to have this book! looks like great projects and very doable, not to be confused with that pile of unfinished projects :)


  • Sheri Cadorette

    Wow! I would love this book! My grandmother taught me how to hand quilt 40 years ago. I am just learning the basics for machine quilting now. This looks like it could help me with the transition! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • https://www.facebook.com/gloria.kreiner Gloria Garcia Kreiner

    Sounds like the perfect introduction to quilting.

  • Deanna

    that looks like a lovely book, since i’m just starting it would be a great addition to my library.

  • Sarah G

    I’ve taken one quilting class and while I feel confident I can complete the small project from memory, doing so from a written source is intimidating. I’ve got a stack of my boys’ old jeans that I want to make into quilts for them when they head off to college but I need something that tells me how to do something amazing with it, and in simple terms that I can actually understand. LOL!

  • Robyn

    I’ve been wanting to start quilting for a while now, but it’s always seemed so intimidating!

  • Margo

    What a fun looking book! I really like those coasters.

  • Heather Nelson

    I love patterns and quilting has always been something that I have been interested. That and flag making. Thank you, for keeping the domestic arts alive by documenting and sharing how to learn new skills and improving old ones.

  • Liz K

    Ooh, awesome!

  • https://www.facebook.com/brynnie.marie Brynn Phillips

    I have always wanted to learn how to quilt!

  • Agnes Niewiadomski

    I hope us Canadians are eligible for your give-a-way :) I have a serious fabric stash, and have done almost no quilting. Sigh.

  • http://www.kineticshift.com Enid

    It looks like this book has some great skill-building projects for any sewer.

  • http://www.beautifullysewn.com BeautifullySewn

    I’d love to dig into this, the projects look like great skill builders!

  • Katie Strong

    Exciting! Lovely photos and projects.

  • Emily

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now. Would love a copy!

  • Kami

    Looks like some nice projects with big impact. Lovely!

  • lesley

    i would love to win this….i am new to crafting and sewing but am still interested in learning to quilt!! i just pin away with the hope of figuring it all out soon!

  • Lauren aka Giddy99

    I especially love the hand-quilted quilt on the cover!

  • Elaine Smith

    The photography looks beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing the book.

  • http://walkingwithfeathers.wordpress.com mhaub

    Would absolutely love to win – ELB is one of my faves!

  • http://www.first-things-first.net Marsha

    I’m a longtime reader of the Long Thread but haven’t yet managed to try my hand at quilting. Perhaps this book will inspire me to get started!

  • http://kaizenfashionproject.blogspot.com Heather S

    This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ellen ferone

    Lovely fresh ideas for some fall quilting.

  • Sue Gribble

    Love modern quilts and patchwork projects so this book would be very welcome in my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  • http://Princessaggie.com Anjali

    Very cool book. Love the crooked squares!

  • https://plus.google.com/110628394491952824730 susie robison

    Ooooo – I LOVE Ellen’s fabrics and I’m sure I’ll love the book, too! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • https://thejoyofthehousetomyself.wordpress.com/ Jo Robertson

    I would love a copy of this! Thanks for the chance!

  • Jenn R

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • http://CraftDaily nadina m williams

    I cant wait to get this book. I’m just starting to quilt. Hope you pick me. Thanks

  • shanna

    I am so nervous to take the first steps to start quilting but I really want to learn.

  • Kim McM

    I really like the modern interpretation of a craft that’s been around for centuries. The Lopsided Squares quilt is gorgeous.

  • Katrin

    the book looks awesome! thanks for the giveaway, i need to learn more about quilting :O)

  • Jodie R

    looks like a great book, I would like to make some of these things as gifts.

  • Tamie

    This book would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Angela

    As a recent quilting convert, the prospect of a full quilt tends to be a little daunting, so these smaller, quicker-turnaround projects look refreshing and fun. I might actually finish something!

  • Bailey

    What a great book to win!

  • http://www.missourimel.com Melissa Miller

    I’m always up for something that provides project ideas.

  • Allison C

    This book looks cool and I really want to make those coasters!

  • Stacey

    I’d love to win this book. I’m a huge fan of her 1 2 3 Sew book with awesome photos and easy to follow instructions.

  • Joyce Mitchell

    I love quilt books – thanks for the chance to win.

  • Solange Myers

    Looks like an amazing book! Lots of great projects!

  • Lynne Tilley

    I would love this book. Right up my alley

  • vicki

    such a great skill builder with great project outcomes.

  • Lisamarie

    I love the scrappiness of the quilts shown. I’m a scrap keeper and would like to put my scraps to good use

  • http://homespunluxe.com Chelsea Duncan

    I love the modern aesthetic in so many of the more recent quilting books. Modern Lig Cabin Quilting is another favorite!

  • Linda Armenti

    I love her fresh modern style! I’m in!

  • http://www.northernex.blogspot.co.il t

    i love the the combination betwing the modern and the vintage… i wish i wold win it!

  • http://gravatar.com/norah1210 Norah

    This book has been on my wish list for Xmas. I hope I could win it, crossing fingers!

  • http://www.thatsinglespark.com Blaise Hart-Schmidt

    I hope I win! I’d love some new ideas to improve my quilting skills!

  • Megan Prossr

    Id love to learn how to quilt!!

  • Kristin Campbell

    What a great book. I really want to try my hand at the lopsided quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Andrea

    I love love love the pics. Anxious to try some of the projects myself!

  • Fran

    I love Ellen’s fabrics & her book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Annelie

    This books looks like its just filled with inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Anna

    The projects in this book look fantastic!

  • http://owlyhandmade.blogspot.ru/ Xenia

    I would be happy to have such a great book, thank you for a chance to win!

  • Luise Herrmann

    Ellen’s books are fantastic an so are all her projects! Would love to win that book!

  • http://thecraftymummy.com Tonya

    Oh I love her blog so I’m sure her book would be just as wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  • Paige Rundle

    I could truly sink my teeth into this book! I would definitely start the coasters first as they would make gorgeous Christmas gifts!

  • MelodyJ

    The book seems fun.

  • http://gravatar.com/mrsunclefuzzy Jo

    Looks like a great book to learn from and I need all the help learning that I can get.

  • Kamala

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  • http://molek1943.wordpress.com molek

    Great book!! Thank you for a chance to win!!

  • Pamela

    A Book of Quilting projects, what more could a book loving quilter want.

  • cynthia

    These look like very appealing patchwork projects!

  • Lee

    I love the coasters! Looks like a wonderful book – Thank you~!

  • roxanne reynolds

    i read The Long Thread every day and would LOVE a copy of her book.

  • https://www.facebook.com/angela.mcwhorter3 Angela Hillier

    thanks guys id love it!

  • http://gravatar.com/danielleshannon18 danielle

    these projects look amazing! thanks!!

  • Michele Tinker

    Beautiful projects! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the chance – :-)

  • Nancy Lewis

    I would love to have this book. I am new to quilting, and wish I had paid better attention to the members in my family that did quilt and are no longer with us. TIA!!

  • monica

    this book looks lovely!

  • darlene macdonald

    I’m totally new to quilting trying to be brave and just do the FMQ on my quilt for my MIL. Thanks for the giveaway! Whoever receives it will love it :0)

  • DarkJediQueen

    I love this book so much. I’ve seen the projects and would love a copy

  • http://gravatar.com/wigglypup wigglypup

    Looks like a great book! Love the coasters. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Rosalyn

    I so would love to win this. There are exciting things to make and since I am a busy little elf
    making all my own Christmas gifts, this book would be such a help and inspiration…how does it get any better than that.

  • http://virtuallysally.wordpress.com Sally

    What a delight it would be to win such a glorious book. Ive got my fingers and toes crossed.

  • Desire

    Cute! Those look like simple enough projects for me to do.

  • Sally O

    Love to win this book as a Christmas gift to me!

  • https://www.facebook.com/rdheicher Rachel Heicher

    I love it! This book has been on my wishlist since before it came out. ;)rd

  • http://www.marangstudios.etsy.com Angela

    So many great projects in this book, it would help me use up some of my stash! Fingers crossed!

  • Amanda

    I would love, love, love this book!

  • Jo

    My quilting skills are lacking! I would love this book to help me improve my skills with fun projects

  • http://theamiadbunch.wordpress.com theamiadbunch

    I love Ellen’s blog, and the projects in this book look fantastic!

  • Suzy McQuown

    The lopsided quilt has my name all over it, I love everything about it! I’d love to win and thank you for the opportunity!

  • teri c

    This book looks like it has lots of fun ideas for projects that don’t take forever.

  • Amy C

    Ooo yummy square in square in square quilt!! And hand stitching – I need all the encouragement I can get and that is inspirational! Yummy giveaway!

  • http://www.creatingthroughlife.com Katherine

    This looks like a well done book. I would really like to learn how to quilt.

  • http://gravatar.com/coochmom coochmom

    I would love to win this book… what a great present to me that would be!

  • Melinda

    Maybe I can finally learn to quilt — I find it completely intimidating, but the book looks like it has some fun and uncomplicated projects.

  • http://gravatar.com/everywherefromhere JoeWadlington

    I got a lotta love and a lotta fabric but no money, whew! I need to get quilting before Christmas rings it’s merry self in. Help me out!

  • http://mmztmitchell.com tiffany

    Oh how I would LOVE to win this book for an early birthday present!! :)

  • Meg

    This book looks awesome! I really hope I win!

  • Maryanne

    I’ve just started quilting. This book looks like great inspiration!

  • http://www.susanmulder.wordpress.com Susan Mulder

    I would love to learn how to make that amazing quilt!!

  • Rebecca

    That is such a neat looking book, I love those coasters!

  • Martha George

    Woo Hoo! I feel lucky!!!!

  • susan

    I have been working on a queen size quilt for many years and I still need assistance in how to quilt it. I don’t have a lobg arm and I would like to do it myself, this book looks like it can provide new ideas and information. Thanks for bringing this book to”our” attention-it is a real find.

  • Lauren

    I love this book and am excited to have a chance to win!

  • http://www.alimakes.blogspot.com Ali M

    Oh thank you so much! I haven’t seen this book before, and I love some of the projects I’ve seen in it, thank you for the giveaway!

  • anotheryarn

    I’m looking forward to browsing/reading this book. It would be awesome if it were my copy and not the library’s.

  • http://realfoodnw.com Liz

    My goal this winter is to start and finish my first quilt. This book would be super helpful!

  • Martha Miller

    What a great opportunity! I’ve been wanting to delve into quilting, and this looks perfect! Thanks for the chance.

  • Lyndy Young

    I love Ellen’s blog and fabrics and would love to be the proud owner of her books as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Lisa

    This book would make a great addition to a quilter’s library! Love the modern designs!

  • Irene

    I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher and this book looks perfect for teaching beginning quilting construction techniques. Nice job.

  • http://asalinhadacostura.blogspot.pt/ Maria Ana Castro

    I love everything that relates to tissue. This will represent more adventures and happiness.

  • http://www.saltyoat.com Caitlin T.

    Ellen’s new book looks amazing! I particularly want to try out her clamshell pillow pattern.

  • Sonia

    I’m not new to quilting, but I always appreciate new quilting books!

  • Audrey

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  • http://porcupinestew.blogspot.com laurery

    Love this! These projects look great!

  • Barbara

    I have 123Sew… I can only imagine the inspiration 123Quilt would give! Thanks!

  • Phoebe

    Am I too late? I’d love this!

  • Stephanie F.

    I am not a quilter, but I have been reading quilting blogs lately and thinking this book just might push me over the edge :)

  • Jen

    Oh, Ellen is the best! I need one of these for Grammy! And that fabric…love it!

  • Jen

    Looks like a nice blend of old school skills w contemporary design. Love it!

  • http://www.needlebook.ca Claire

    So inspiring! I love this fresh take on simple geometric quilts.

  • http://gravatar.com/mamamajuly mamamajuly

    Nice projects! This could get me quilting – I’ve been wanting to for years.

  • Jamie

    This looks like a great reference!

  • http://ramblingcreations.org Millie

    This book looks awesome. I am currently making her circular quilt that she shared on sewmamasew.com…I love it, such a neat idea. I can’t wait to see what her other ideas are in the book!