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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:

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

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


Book Giveaway

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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

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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  1. B. Milatz says:

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

  2. daharyn says:

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

  3. Samantha Abbott says:

    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.

  4. corgimas says:

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

  5. Rodi says:

    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 :)

  6. Jenn says:

    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!

  7. Ella says:

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

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

  9. Katie G. says:

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

  10. April says:

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

  11. Carolyn says:

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

  12. Carly says:

    This would be a great Christmas gift!

  13. Lois Baron says:

    Looks fabulous. Quilt on, baby!

  14. Andy says:

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

  15. Sara L. says:

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

  16. Amanda says:

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

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

  18. Jean Russell says:

    I almost bought this last weekend. Very interesting looking.

  19. Beth K says:

    Cool quilt ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Sizzle says:

    I’ve been day dreaming about learning to quilt!

  21. Mary Lou says:

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

  22. Lana says:

    I would LOVE that book!

  23. Irene Sun says:

    This book is great for new quilting projects !

  24. Lynne Cosmano says:

    ALWAYS looking for new inspiration for my fabric stash!!

  25. Jenny Welch says:

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

  26. Karine Lalonde says:

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

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

  28. Jess says:

    Those projects look lovely!

  29. Laura Century says:

    Can’t wait to use this book!!!!!!

  30. Kim Wildfong says:

    My wife would love it

  31. VeronicaMade says:

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

  32. Carolyn says:

    Looks fabulous! Count me in!

  33. Ann D says:

    The book is beautiful and the projects look like fun!

  34. Dipti says:

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

  35. SamanthaM says:

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

  36. Heather A says:

    looks like a great book!

  37. Alia says:

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

  38. Elaine says:

    I would love to win this book!! Beautiful.

  39. librarian92 says:

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

  40. Amy says:

    Looks amazing! Love the coasters!

  41. Saundra M says:

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

  42. Cheryl K says:

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

  43. Lilli says:

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

  44. Anita scholtens says:

    Need more projects and ideas for Christmas!

  45. Jan says:

    Winning this book would be so cool. Looks great!

  46. Marsha says:

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

  47. Therese says:

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

  48. Kunni Biener says:

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

  49. Megan says:

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

  50. Anne says:

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

  51. Denise says:

    Would love to use this as a jump start!

  52. Pat Kohoutek says:

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

  53. Ellen M. says:

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

  54. Cari says:

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

  55. Brianna S. says:

    Those are some beautiful projects!

  56. Charlotte says:

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

  57. Jamie says:

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

  58. Barb Potter says:

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

  59. sharon says:

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

    thanks

  60. Sheri Cadorette says:

    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!

  61. Sounds like the perfect introduction to quilting.

  62. Deanna says:

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

  63. Sarah G says:

    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!

  64. Robyn says:

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

  65. Margo says:

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

  66. Heather Nelson says:

    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.

  67. Liz K says:

    Ooh, awesome!

  68. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt!

  69. Agnes Niewiadomski says:

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

  70. Enid says:

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

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

  72. Katie Strong says:

    Exciting! Lovely photos and projects.

  73. Emily says:

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

  74. Kami says:

    Looks like some nice projects with big impact. Lovely!

  75. lesley says:

    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!

  76. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

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

  77. Elaine Smith says:

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

  78. mhaub says:

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

  79. Marsha says:

    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!

  80. Heather S says:

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

  81. Ellen ferone says:

    Lovely fresh ideas for some fall quilting.

  82. Sue Gribble says:

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

  83. Anjali says:

    Very cool book. Love the crooked squares!

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

  85. Jo Robertson says:

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

  86. Jenn R says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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

  88. shanna says:

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

  89. Kim McM says:

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

  90. Katrin says:

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

  91. Jodie R says:

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

  92. Tamie says:

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

  93. Angela says:

    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!

  94. Bailey says:

    What a great book to win!

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

  96. Allison C says:

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

  97. Stacey says:

    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.

  98. Joyce Mitchell says:

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

  99. Solange Myers says:

    Looks like an amazing book! Lots of great projects!

  100. Lynne Tilley says:

    I would love this book. Right up my alley

  101. vicki says:

    such a great skill builder with great project outcomes.

  102. Lisamarie says:

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

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

  104. Linda Armenti says:

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

  105. t says:

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

  106. Norah says:

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

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

  108. Megan Prossr says:

    Id love to learn how to quilt!!

  109. Kristin Campbell says:

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

  110. Andrea says:

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

  111. Fran says:

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

  112. Annelie says:

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

  113. Anna says:

    The projects in this book look fantastic!

  114. Xenia says:

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

  115. Luise Herrmann says:

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

  116. Tonya says:

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

  117. Paige Rundle says:

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

  118. MelodyJ says:

    The book seems fun.

  119. Jo says:

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

  120. Kamala says:

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  121. molek says:

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

  122. Pamela says:

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

  123. cynthia says:

    These look like very appealing patchwork projects!

  124. Lee says:

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

  125. roxanne reynolds says:

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

  126. thanks guys id love it!

  127. danielle says:

    these projects look amazing! thanks!!

  128. Michele Tinker says:

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

  129. Nancy Lewis says:

    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!!

  130. monica says:

    this book looks lovely!

  131. darlene macdonald says:

    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)

  132. DarkJediQueen says:

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

  133. wigglypup says:

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

  134. Rosalyn says:

    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.

  135. Sally says:

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

  136. Desire says:

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

  137. Sally O says:

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

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

  139. Angela says:

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

  140. Amanda says:

    I would love, love, love this book!

  141. Jo says:

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

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

  143. Suzy McQuown says:

    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!

  144. teri c says:

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

  145. Amy C says:

    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!

  146. Katherine says:

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

  147. coochmom says:

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

  148. Melinda says:

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

  149. 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!

  150. tiffany says:

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

  151. Meg says:

    This book looks awesome! I really hope I win!

  152. Maryanne says:

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

  153. Susan Mulder says:

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

  154. Rebecca says:

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

  155. Martha George says:

    Woo Hoo! I feel lucky!!!!

  156. susan says:

    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.

  157. Lauren says:

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

  158. Ali M says:

    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!

  159. anotheryarn says:

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

  160. Liz says:

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

  161. Martha Miller says:

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

  162. Lyndy Young says:

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

  163. Lisa says:

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

  164. Irene says:

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

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

  166. Caitlin T. says:

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

  167. Sonia says:

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

  168. Audrey says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  169. laurery says:

    Love this! These projects look great!

  170. Barbara says:

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

  171. Phoebe says:

    Am I too late? I’d love this!

  172. Stephanie F. says:

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

  173. Jen says:

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

  174. Jen says:

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

  175. Claire says:

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

  176. mamamajuly says:

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

  177. Jamie says:

    This looks like a great reference!

  178. Millie says:

    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!