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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is a must-have for a sewing lover’s craft library. This comprehensive book covers all you need to know for hand or machine sewing, including techniques such as appliqué, embroidery, quilting, dyeing, and printing. The book is filled with over 150 sewing projects (including a few no-sew ones too) pulled from the Martha archives. For me, having all these beautiful projects in one book just makes me so happy! It’s inspiration each time I turn the page. (I’ve already placed a bookmark for the drawstring pants pattern — hello PJ’s!) A lot of the projects also give you the chance to recycle by using up your fabric scraps, old clothing (great used menswear projects), and old sweaters. The book also comes with a CD which includes printable clothing patterns and templates. Mother’s Day is a little over a month away, but I already know that my mom would be thrilled to get this book.
Msbook Applique
Learn or refine your crafting skills with beautiful photos and step-by-step illustrations such as this photo from the appliqué lesson.
Check out some of my favorite projects, get a free project download, and enter the book giveaway after the jump!


Msbook Board Coasters
Ribbon Striped Bulletin Board and Oilcloth Cutout Coasters
Msbook Bunnies Babyshoes
Menswear Bunnies and Felted Baby Shoes
Msbook Sheets Cattoy
Appliqué Duvet Cover with Pillowcases and Catnip Fish on a Pole
Tomatopincushion Martha
Heirloom-Tomato Pincushions
These sewing-box staples are just as sweet as garden-grown tomatoes, and you don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy them. Sew up this heirloom-tomato pincushion that’s a special project excerpt from this book!
Download the PDF (Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. See directions on downloading PDFs.)
NY Book Launch
NY Crafters! Join Martha in New York City for Stitch Fest celebrating the launch of this new book. The $30 admission to STitch Fest includes your own copy of this new book, plus cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The evening will showcase a wide array of projects from the book. Buy your tickets online at Ticketweb.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of the book, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, April 5, 2010. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!
Update 4/5: Thanks everyone for entering! This giveaway is now closed.


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  1. jalphaiv says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! Please pick me to win…I am a beginner sewer and this book would help out immensely as well as save me lots of internet searching time. There are a ton of great tutorials and info to help but having it all in this beautiful book would be awesome!

  2. alszoo says:

    I need more sewing books! I love them!

  3. Carla says:

    Oh, I would so love this book. The pictures alone are beautiful and inspiring. And we could all use a good encyclopedia, especially by the guru herself, Martha!

  4. djshank says:

    I haven’t brought my sewing machine out of the closet for a year and I need a surge of inspiration! It’s a GREAT thing!

  5. Megan D. says:

    This would be an excellent birthday present for my mom. She’s a great seamstress, but having a book full of ideas would be wonderful (especially now that she’s got grandbabies to sew and craft for).

  6. Chérie says:

    This book would join the other Martha books on my shelf and hopefully inspire me to start working with fabric again! It’s been too long. :)

  7. Maureclaire says:

    Soooo, this book would be a match made in heaven for me !!!

  8. justthelittlethings.com says:

    Oh how I wish I lived near NYC to attend this amazing event! I have had my eye on this book since I first heard about it! Being a beginner sewer, I would love to have my own copy with this amazing book as my reference guide! I’m sure it’ll inspire me to progress with my sewing and improve my very limited basic skills! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Donaville says:

    i heart martha stewart. she makes things look so effortless and a book like this on my bookshelf would look just dandy … though i’d likely have it out and open on my coffee table more so than on my bookshelf =)

  10. lucimama.livejournal.com says:

    Nobody does tutorials like Martha (-s staff!), so this would be one of those references that never goes out of style, even if specific patterns eventually get dated.
    I would LOVE to win this for my bookshelf!

  11. Lysianna says:

    I love Martha Stewart! I know this book will be wonderful & helpful.

  12. Danna says:

    I have always loved the crafts Martha does, so I’d love this book!
    Thanks,
    Danna

  13. Pam says:

    What and awesome book~ The projects look so great!

  14. tinker says:

    Would love this book. I’m just happy that I finally figured out how to leave a comment.

  15. Lora says:

    I have a sewing machine, and have made a number of things that I’m excited about before they begin to fall apart. I’d love to have a reference I could study that would help me make durable pieces, inspire me to try new projects, and generally expand my knowledge of fabric crafts

  16. Bonney says:

    I saw this book on Martha’s show today and it looks like a book that everyone will want to have on their shelf. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!

  17. Arisa says:

    Being crafty and artistic are things I have made a life of! In all my years as an artist I have avoided all sewing, fiber and and fabric crafts… mostly because of lack of knowledge. This great book would help me make the leap into fiber art!!! I’m ready! I’ll put it to good use, I promise! ;)

  18. Rapist wit says:

    I love Martha, and as a lesser craftie, I could always use her sage advice and beautiful aesthetic in my home.

  19. bettyandjune says:

    writers need a dictionary
    bakers and cooks need cookbooks
    Crafters NEED martha. I don’t yet have martha and recognize the error of my ways, maybe Craftzine can help me.

  20. holycrow says:

    I would love to learn more about sewing. There is a lonely sewing machine in my closet who would like to come out and play.

  21. Salihan Laugesen says:

    I need as much help as possible with my sewing. I’ve only been taught bits and pieces over the years and would really love to learn it properly. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  22. sj2 says:

    This book looks awesome! I don’t have any sewing books and would really like to learn how to do more than make pillows.

  23. cygnetsmall.wordpress.com says:

    Who wouldn’t want a brand new Martha sewing book?! I’ve seen a few reviews of this book and it looks like fun. Always nice to have new inspiration and ideas.

  24. Emma Hall says:

    oh yesss pleaseeeee! miss martha just is the best, isn’t she?

  25. Malea says:

    My 11 year old son is quite the crafter and improving his skills steadily. However, the addition of this book to our library would help him out tremendously!
    We often craft together and would love a “go to” source like this book.
    Malea

  26. quack1015 says:

    i used to be a big hand-sewer, but that’s fallen by the wayside lately. a book like this would provide some excellent inspiration!

  27. Kendy aka MissMuffcake says:

    I want to learn how to sew!

  28. BrooklynCraft says:

    I need this book to show me how to follow patterns and sew a little neater. I have never followed a book or a pattern and I think of anyone in the world it’s Martha who can help me!
    And I just really really want a copy! It is so pretty!

  29. willowwolfe says:

    What I love most about everything that Martha Stewart does, is she expands the imagination with crafts and items we THOUGHT we knew! She then makes it all seem SO simple and gives instructions to prove it!
    I look forward to reading this, Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, to open new doors to creativity!!

  30. Juline says:

    I would love to own this book. I work nights and have been unable to find a beginning sewing class that fits into my work schedule, so I’ve been teaching myself to sew. Doable, but a book like this would help tremendously, and I’m confident there are many, many projects in this book that would appeal to me.

  31. Alli says:

    I would love a copy of this book! Aaah, go Martha!~

  32. Melanie says:

    I’m tall and have a hard time finding clothes, so I started making my own…custom fit is always great!
    Would *love* this book so I can get better and make more complicated things.

  33. Robyn Krafterson says:

    I don’t an an all-around go to book for all things fabric. I have a bunch of crochet books, but none that include sewing and other stitching techniques. My place could use some decorating, since our walls are still pretty bare after living here for a year and a half.

  34. Jen says:

    I just started sewing again and I have realized that I know the basics… and that is pretty much it. Would love to have a Martha book for inspiration and instructions to different avenues of using fabric!

  35. Grrrl1der says:

    I set an alarm in my calendar to stop somewhere to purchase this book today, but I decided to add it to my Amazon cart instead. I haven’t placed the order yet and saw your tweet for the giveaway. I would LOVE to win this book instead and save the money for supplies to make more projects! Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. zwetschgen says:

    Oh gosh, what a great resource! I don’t have a whole lot of free time, so it’d be wonderful to have so many things compiled in one lovely book.

  37. isfive says:

    oh, i love this book. i’m working on improving my sewing, and while the book would make a great gift, the projects would make hundreds of great gifts! and i’m especially intrigued by recycling scraps and old clothing into projects.

  38. kyshakitty says:

    I am and on again off again sewer and major crafter. I bought the other book and love it. I would really like to get into sewing more and this would help alot.

  39. Betsy says:

    it’s as simple as that! Passion!
    I am in love with creating new a fun projects for my family, friends and if I have time, myself.
    I’m always longing for new inspirations and I feel this book would do just that and then some!
    I would be tickled pink to have this beautiful book by the queen of the craft, Martha Stewart. :)

  40. Chrissy B says:

    I would love to have this book so I may make every project it contains….twice! I love the Martha Stewart photos and instructions. They’re beautiful and very clear.

  41. Mighty Jenn says:

    I would love to win the new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts because I’m a sewer with no projects on the go right now. Martha books are always so inspirational.

  42. jjzach says:

    I’m drooling over this book and would love to peruse the pages and be inspired by Martha’s crafty wisdom. I just know there will be a wonderful range of ideas and inspiration that can’t be found in other craft books.

  43. jenniferofthejungle says:

    Yes, NEED. I am getting my first sewing machine this summer and this would be the perfect way for me to get some sewing skills.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Jen

  44. nikkiinstitches.wordpress.com says:

    Who wouldn’t want it? Page after page of inspiration?? Pick me please!!

  45. Meg Hopper Psy.D. says:

    I have her other book, the Encyclopedia of Crafts, and I loved it! I am new at sewing but Martha always the cutest projects so I would love to own this book!

  46. scriptrix says:

    Though I have had basic sewing skills since my teens, my interest in sewing has recently grown. Sewing has become a matter of community: I open my windows to the Texas-warm spring air, set out tea and bread, and wait for my friends to arrive. We put our sewing machines on the kitchen table, and talk through our plans for weddings, children, and gardens as we learn how to make better hems, sharper pleats, and more lovely quilts.

  47. jumpyjodes says:

    i absolutely need this book!
    i have grand ambition, and little know how.
    oh martha, how you could help me so!

  48. jana-weekend-vintage.myopenid.com says:

    Can you ever get enough books?
    Jana

  49. rerondes says:

    fantasmic giveaway! looking forward to checking this tomb out!

  50. MA says:

    MArtha always has such fun projects and, because I’m a total bookaholic, this one would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  51. Lindsay says:

    Looks like a great book. I hope I get to see more of it!

  52. rerondes says:

    Looks like a fabulous tomb to add to the collection! Great giveaway and great features!

  53. kshort says:

    Martha Stewart is like the Chuck Noris of the craft world.
    “Superman wheres Chuck Norris pajamas, but Martha Stewart made them, by hand.”
    re: http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/node/147

  54. crafteevivi says:

    Honestly, it had me at “patterns and templates”, but my daughter squealed louder than me when she saw Martha. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. ;)

  55. Sandra says:

    This year I am trying to make more gifts than I buy, so this would be a perfect resource. Plus, who wouldn’t want a cd of patterns?

  56. aldin124 says:

    Who wouldn’t love this book?! I’m embarrassed to say that I grew up w/ a seamstress mother and I still can’t sew well but everyone expects me to! I’m hoping this will help me keep my 2010 goal of making ALL my gifts too!

  57. Abigail Martin says:

    What a beautiful book! It looks full of projects I’d like to try.

  58. kraftymunchkin says:

    I need this book. A lot. I am broke, and so I make all of my gifts for people, and I’m running out of ideas! Help me, Martha Stewart! You’re my only hope!

  59. lonelypetunia says:

    I watch Martha’s show and I have a subscription to MS Living (that’s set to expire any day now), but I don’t actually own ANY of her books! As a crafter and hoarder of sewing, knitting, and craft books, I’d love to add this book to my library of inspiration!
    Btw, am I supposed to be writing an essay on why y’all should select me as one of the 3 lucky recipients or is this giveaway simply a random selection? :)
    Cheers!

  60. Maria McGill says:

    I would love to own a copy of this book! I just borrowed it from the library and it’s wonderful!

  61. PinkBird says:

    Lovely! I can’t wait to check out this crafty book! And a CD of patterns and templates?!? Amazing!

  62. Susan R says:

    Hello,
    I would be so, so appreciative to win this book. I love to make things and this book looks like it will have so many great ideas and creative projects. I have loved reading Martha’s magazine over the years which is always chock full of great ideas.
    Plus, I think I really need to make those menswear bunnies.

  63. mandrina says:

    I ineed help with my fabric scraps and my stash. I love martha’s stuff in general.

  64. Carlene says:

    Me =
    - Recently purchased big New House with extra bedroom for Craft/Art studio – Check!
    - Just finishing the painting and setting up of Craft/Art studio – Check!
    - Recently oggled this book at big chain bookstore wishing to own it – Check!
    - Too house-poor to afford such a luxury. – CHECK!
    Please pick me! Martha is my crafting Goddess I pray to when in need of help and inspiration – I so need the tips and love big crafting books!
    : )

  65. tnbn says:

    I simply must make some of the heirloom tomato pincushions! I have been trying to get started quilting, and a friend of mine has taken to the craft like a fish to water. I need some motivation to get moving, and catch up to her. I love the detail and precision that Martha brings to everything that she does, and the illustrations are informative and easy to follow, as well as being beautiful. I would get a lot out of this book… making new bedroom decorations for my daughter, new dresses for her… the ideas just need that little spark to get going!

  66. Lisa says:

    Now that I am a mom of 16M old twin boys I have more inspiration and confidence than I’ve ever had for sewing and handcrafts. I’d also be sharing the book with my girlfriends who always cheer me on to make new things!

  67. jane valadez says:

    sewing and crafts are my life! I am a local san antonio fashion designer, and am always looking for crafty things to make or tips love love love craft and sewing books! I am self taught so these things are how I learn It’s an amazing way of life. :)
    i would be appreciative If I did win this book. good luck to everyone! thank you for your time :)
    Jane valadez

  68. anna.hattendorf says:

    Crafting and sewing is a major part of my life. I have discovered a passion and want to learn as much as I can in order to pass the wonders of the craft world on to my daughter. My mother got me interested, as did her mother, but I want to up the ante and teach my little girl when she is ready how amazing it feels to make something rather than purchase what everyone else can. It would be an honor to receive this book and pass on the legacy of craft. Thank you. P.S. I am big fan.

  69. phroggio says:

    I love Martha’s books, and this one looks great!.

  70. keeneon.wordpress.com says:

    My cats are making me type this because they say they need those catnip fish!

  71. ruffruby says:

    New to sewing, I am discovering the the wonderous ways of my tenderly worn, hand-me-down machine. Who know it would make me so happy happy happy! Let Martha lead me to the good good good things!

  72. maffei says:

    Although I am guaranteed to buy this book, might as well give it a shot to win it!

  73. christine says:

    I love to do crafts–all the time and as much as possible. I am just finishing a master’s degree and will finally have all the time in the world to pursue this hobby in coming weeks. This book would be a great jump start! The photographs from this book are so beautiful and I can already imagine my summer filled with these fantastic projects! I will be a very happy and crafty Brooklynite thanks to this book! I hope to win!
    Christine

  74. christine says:

    I love to do crafty fabric projects and grab one whenever I can. This book would be great inspiration and I can already envision my summer filling up with these beautiful projects! Please send me this book so I can obsess over every page and soak up the crafty glory that is Martha!

  75. longlifelove says:

    I was looking at this book in Border’s just the other day and have thought about it ever since! I would love to own this book! Such a wide and wonderful collection of sewing crafts.

  76. jerricurrl.livejournal.com says:

    I’d love to add this book to my small but growing craft library.

  77. Rachel Ann says:

    Wow – I usually love Martha Stewart’s craft kits, supplies, and patterns, and I love sewing. I would absolutely love to have a copy of this book!

  78. and she knits! says:

    As a former costumer, I have a LOT of unused fabric sitting around. This looks like just the thing to get me sewing again!
    That, and I just found out I’m pregnant with my first child. I have a whole nursery to outfit in the coming months and I know Martha will have some excellent ideas for me!
    Theresa W
    Los Angeles

  79. dawneileen says:

    I knit, but I have not sewn since I was a teenager. I desperately want to get back into it, & Martha would be the perfect guide.

  80. Chickpea says:

    After drooling over all the awesome crafts on Craftzine.com, I decided to challenge myself to a craft a month. I’m 4 crafts in and realize, I have NO idea what I’m doing. I really could use an encyclopedia type reference on basics (especially in sewing). Each time I use the internet to look up instructions, I find myself hopelessly distracted.
    This book would be a big help on my personal challenge.
    All the best,
    Chickpea in Brooklyn

  81. Natalya says:

    Awesome book and giveaway.
    Just discovered sewing and would like to expand my sewing library.
    librik@yahoo.com

  82. junie12e says:

    Love Martha Stewart, books, sewing, and crafts! A free Martha Stewart book on sewing and crafts would be heavenly! Thank you for a great giveaway!

  83. Sursi says:

    and small craft lovers too. I like hand sewing and making small projects, but still like to know good technique and want to do things properly. This book will help me do all of that.

  84. firstthingsfirst.myopenid.com says:

    This book sounds just perfect for a novice sewer like me!

  85. sarahdjones says:

    I spend HOURS browsing through craftzine’s blog. I spend HOURS sitting on the floor of ANY book store I walk into perusing through the craft books, new ones, old ones, ones I already have even! I would LOVE martha’s new book to use her ideas and mold a few of them into my own. That’s the best thing about books: that you use their ideas AND you get to come up with your own!

  86. Jennifer Ladd says:

    I’m a huge Martha Stewart fan! I’d love to try out the projects in this book!

  87. rationalself says:

    I have loved Martha since I was seven years old and watching her show every morning of my summer break. Everything she does comes out perfectly, from blueberry scones to this book! I would love to have a copy!

  88. mylifewithmoxie.wordpress.com says:

    I love trying new things and learning the best way to do them. This book looks like it has it all!

  89. Annie says:

    I would love a book like this! As an art therapist in training, I have been trying to learn as many arts and crafts techniques as I can, so I can better help all of my clients and their differing interests. Unfortunately, I’m just not that good at sewing. Having such neat inspiration as this book has would definitely spur on my desire to get better! So many pretty projects!

  90. camelama says:

    Just think of all the Christmas presents I could make – for years to come! I’d love this book.

  91. CrissyH says:

    I’m still very much a beginner and I see this book being a great learning tool. Even if I don’t win, I still see this being a part of my personal library!

  92. angelamwallace says:

    Sewing and fabric crafts are my favorite and Martha my idol. I’ll own this book one way or another!

  93. I carry a log--yes. Is it funny to you? says:

    I love Martha Stewart, and this book looks amazing for a sewer who has basic skills but is looking to go further – just the point I’m at!

  94. TsipaKay says:

    I would like to win this book because I love to learn new crafts…I’ve been eyeing applique for a while but haven’t dived in. Also, I’m getting married this summer and Martha has helped me decide on many a nuptial-related craft! Plus, winning books is just rad. Thanks!

  95. mama4jc says:

    Martha came out w/ a sewing encyclopedia?! Sounds good to me! :)

  96. zuliblu says:

    I have several of Martha’s books, and I just love to browse through them over and over again. They always inspire me to make something especially when I am not feeling the Crafting/Sewing/Gardening/Cooking Mojo on that day. I would Love to win this book, I know someday I’ll win something if I keep trying, but this would be my #1 choice of prizes!!

  97. suealex says:

    This book looks like a perfect go-to volume for finding a quick project when I only have a bit of time, or a long-term project when I have a bit more breathing room. It’s got a craft for all times! With two little kids craft-blocking me, this would be a handy book to have.

  98. summerbreeze says:

    For as long as I can remember I’ve been doing arts and crafts of all sorts. Every year I pick a new technique/craft to take up and learn… this year my new craft is sewing! This book would be a huge help and inspiration as I get started!

  99. drainl says:

    Cool! I just ordered a new serger so hopefully I could find a few new projects in this book to try. Thanks!

  100. drainl says:

    Cool! I just ordered a new serger so hopefully I could find a few new projects in this book to try. Thanks!

  101. Pulltaffy says:

    An Encyclopedia of Sewing? Oh I would be *all over* that!

  102. themodernhome.com says:

    This book would be great – fresh inspiration and easy to follow directions!

  103. Steel City Knitter says:

    I direct an inner city mentoring program for teen girls. Teaching them skills like sewing and cooking is a big part of my curriculum. This book would be an awesome resource for working with my girls!!

  104. artteach7 says:

    Oh, lovely! As a beginning sewer/craftsperson, a current design student and a mom of two littles, I so want this book. I have been drooling over it in the stores. This would be such a great birthday present for me (next week!) Oh, the craftiness! Woot, me!

  105. mamasue says:

    I would like to give this book to my daughter. She has always been very artistic but recently, she has taken up sewing. She has two one year old twins to sew for – so, having this book would be a great help.

  106. Meghan Thimjon says:

    I would love to win one of these books. I always love to learn something new and there seem to be a ton in there to do! Fun!

  107. bloogle says:

    My gf is just starting out doing some sewing projects, this would be a great starter for her.

  108. Amy says:

    I would love to get this book. I’m still a sewing newbie and would love to be inspired by the ideas from the book. I like the ideas of being able to use up fabric scraps for projects and recycling old clothes into new things. This book looks like a lot of fun!

  109. eahess06 says:

    I would love to have this book because I’m just starting to sew on my first machine and I still have so much to learn

  110. eahess06 says:

    I would love to have this book because I just started to sew and I still have a lot to learn

  111. kafinated says:

    why wouldn’t i like this book?!?! it’s MARTHA! plus, i can throw out the folder of tear outs from her magazine i’ve kept for project to do…

  112. Tammy says:

    I got my first sewing machine more than a year ago and haven’t had much chance to use it. My husband and I just bought a house and I will get to have my own craft room (yay!), and I would love to have this book to inspire me in my new space.
    Thank you for the givewaway!

  113. wendycopley.myopenid.com says:

    Well, I love Martha’s staff, I guess. Her books are so wonderful. I’d love a copy to use as a reference and as inspiration.

  114. scatterpig says:

    I would so love to win this book because a. it looks awesome & b. I never win competitions :)

  115. amgspot says:

    my craftlab really needs a martha stewart book that is a proper collection of her lovely projects! it would be a good thing!

  116. jessntx2001 says:

    This book is the answer to my prayers. I’m always wanting to try new sewing projects that I haven’t done before. This would help me so much.

  117. erincloos1 says:

    I’m new at sewing and other crafts but I’m learning and loving it as I go! I would love the book so I can better my craft skills and what better teacher than Martha!

  118. erincloos1 says:

    I am a beginner at the art of crafting but I love it so much. I would love this book because who could teach you better that Martha!

  119. Caroline says:

    I’m going to try to win this book, because otherwise I’ll buy it, and I don’t need to be spending any money right now.

  120. Natalia says:

    As part of my new “Stop Spending Money” routine this year, I’ve begun to dust off my sewing machine and my sewing skills in order to make more of the items around my house rather than purchase them.
    This book would be a great resource for me to learn new techniques as well as learn fun new projects that I am so excited to try!

  121. ThreeInaRow says:

    I would love to pour through the pages of this book–colorful crafting makes me happy!

  122. Juell says:

    I’d love this book! I’m a total beginner, but these kinds of inspirations and ideas motivate me to try new things.

  123. leoniebelize says:

    Its refreshing every time I open a book of crafts,
    tutorials and techniques. Each time I learn something
    new I am so inspired by all the possibilities. I am truly
    a fan of the DIY community and Martha Stewart is beyond genuis.
    I would love to have her book and continue to make new things
    with the stuff I already have. Please, please, please consider me!!!
    Thank You

  124. natura artis magistra says:

    omg, who wouldn’t want this book? as a beginner, i need it. as a fan of martha stewart, i want it! =) either way, i win! lol …

  125. eleska says:

    When I saw this book review, I tryed to find out where to buy it… I absolutely adore all people who can create from almost each and every material nice and useful things and at the very moment I’m trying the same with my sewing machine. To get this book will be one on my firts steps to become happiest crafty girl in the middle of the Europe.
    (please accept my poor english :o) I’ll try to be better by reading Craftzine and possibly that particular book :o)
    Good luck to all competitors..

  126. schmoomom says:

    I have a sewing machine in the corner for the past 2 years and I haven’t touched it! My husband got it for me cause he knew I wanted one, and I’ve been too scared to start it up. I need Martha’s guidance to teach me, or at least inspire me. I really really want to use it, I just have NO idea how.

  127. Judy LeVang says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! I think my first project will be to make the applique duvet cover, and then some roman shades to match. Hope I win!
    Judy

  128. bytesizedpieces.wordpress.com says:

    I’ve been crafting a lot, but I haven’t done much with fabric yet as I didn’t know where to start. This book would be the perfect opportunity to finally start sewing, learn lots of new techniques and make all those lovely projects.

  129. honeygod says:

    …is what i have been rediscovering.
    we all need to take a moment to rest and reflect and stop rushing around…
    crafting is so wonderfully slow and empowering in this world of speed and consumerism and just buying stuff…

  130. 7YaksDesign says:

    I am completely self-taught when it comes to sewing and I find Martha’s instructions to be easy and understandable so this book would be a must-have for me! I’d like to explore more projects with sewing and would love to be able to work through this book!

  131. keleldu says:

    Martha publication have amazing photos. The colors and contrasts are inspiring unto themselves. This book would be a great muse to my sewing.

  132. mub says:

    I’d love to win this simply for the inspiration it would provide!

  133. amhv says:

    To have this book as a first source of information on how to do a certain craft or technique would be wonderful. Sometimes the sheer amount of information and “how tos” posted on-line overwhelms me. If I had this book I would have a starting place right in front of me. I could actually do the project/craft instead of spending time trying to find or determine which “how-tos” work for me.

  134. Elena's Custom Designs says:

    I love love love Martha! I’d love to win this book so I could do some of its projects together with my mom. She made me the crafty girl I am today :)

  135. Creative Overflow says:

    Fabulous , Fabulous , Fabulous
    I just love Martha Stewart & all her ideas , from Home ideas , to wedding ideas to Food Ideas , she is a wealth of information and any one will be blessed to receive this Fantastic book with so many inspirational ideas… I would be over the Moon if I received this Encyclopedia , as I live on a small island and there is nothing around me but water , so I could have a new projects to work on & stay out of my mans hair , so he would really Be thrilled aswell…
    & I could make such beautiful gifts for everyone , just love the Baby Mary Jane Shoes…

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  137. sneezerville.wordpress.com says:

    i know that it is cheesy, but i love the craft things in martha’s magazines and to have them all in one book… awesome!
    so please pick me!!!

  138. kmcmoobud says:

    Sewing + Book = True Love

  139. sarchix says:

    Wow, what a great book! I think this would be good for both myself and my 10 year old daughter who is just starting to sew.

  140. shescrafty29 says:

    Honestly I would like to put an Etsy shop up and having a resource where I can just get information at a drop of a hat would be so helpful. Personally I love Martha’s style, use of color, techniques and ideas. In addition, Martha’s books offer tons of inspirational pictures in a quality packaged book. I expect that this book will offer a wealth of information just like her first.

  141. shescrafty29 says:

    Honestly I would like to put an Etsy shop up and having a resource where I can just get information at a drop of a hat would be so helpful. Personally I love Martha’s style, use of color, techniques and ideas. In addition, Martha’s books offer tons of inspirational pictures in a quality packaged book. I expect that this book will offer a wealth of information just like her first.

  142. littlekimmy1148 says:

    I would LOVE this book!! I sew gifts for my friends all the time, and this would give me tons of awesome ideas!!!

  143. Samanta says:

    I want this book because a) Martha (and her team) have very good taste, so the projects must be gorgeous and b) because buying it here in Brazil would be expensive. Don’t make me spend stash money, please!

  144. kiram says:

    What great projects! I have a sewing machine at home collecting dust because I don’t have any cool projects to do. I would love this book and utilize it.

  145. serenajasmine says:

    I loooove craft reference books and Martha Stewart. She is pretty much my hero and I love her style!

  146. biene says:

    Well, looking at all those comments, this book will be hard to win. Nonetheless, I would love to win this book! I recently discovered her craft encyclopedia which is beautiful and has so many awesome projects. I am sure this book is just the thing for a beginner like me. I started knitting and crocheting 2 years ago and am now trying to teach myself how to sew. So this book would be an immense help!

  147. runa says:

    Every girl should have this book, have lately started sewing at home and I spend alot on long phone calls with my mom and surfing the internet figuring out where I’m going wrong. A book like this would really help and especially now when I’m putting things together for my younger sister who’s soon going to be a mom….winning this book would be wonderful!

  148. Jennifer says:

    I’ve wanted this book for so long! It would be such a great reference to have around.

  149. amyreed says:

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease pick me! :-)
    I’m self-taught and still have a lot to learn. Now I’m teaching my little ones how to sew and I think this book would be a great guide. Love you, Martha!!! cheers.

  150. off jumps jack says:

    I love crafting reference books- the projects you’ve shown look great, and I’d love to learn more about them so I can riff on them in my own style.

  151. Becky Bilyeu says:

    Oh pick me..I just got my new viking E-20 machine and am learning how to sew and would love to have this wonderful book full of tips and ideas to help me out! Thanks for the contest!

  152. Tessa McKinley says:

    I’d love to have this book because while I have a fair bit of experience crocheting, knitting, and doing other crafts, I’m still a bit of a novice when it comes to sewing, so I can use all the help that I can get! I love doing all things crafty, especially when it comes to repurposing other materials, and would LOVE to see what Martha recommends!
    thanks!

  153. ozark_faerie says:

    I would love to have this for my collection. I have always admired Martha Stewart. People give her way to much slack she is just a creative lady with an attitude and she to me helped bring craft-y back. I would love to see what neat things she has in her book!

  154. Kathryn says:

    I am in the process of teaching myself how to sew, knit and crochet. It all started when I got my first sewing machine three years ago for my 21st birthday. I feel like I have so much left to learn! I will be getting married this summer and I would love to have a book like this to reference. It would be such a helpful tool for a newlywed!

  155. Enjulee says:

    I reference Martha Stewart for a lot of her great craft and sewing ideas. This book would be a great add to my craft and sewing bookshelf!

  156. julie329.vox.com says:

    I’m still a beginning sewer and can use some more help. Also, my husband really really wants me to get rid of my stacks and stacks of MSLiving magazines. The book could get me one step closer to letting them go.

  157. pinkpresent says:

    LOVE the encyclopedia of craft book. it is a great reference. cant wait to get the newest installment of martha’s encyclopedias

  158. Jenny says:

    I would love love love to have this book! I’ve drooled over it a lot of times at the bookstore or browsing amazon. I love sewing but my technique leaves something to be desired… I think this book would really help! Plus I love having more and more books (I blame it on my working in a library, my husband just blames it on my craft obsessed brain – haha!) Who wouldn’t love to have a little more Martha in their home??

  159. connieb401 says:

    I haven’t done much sewing for such a long time…this book would be great to get me back into it. I love the way that Martha’s books are clearly laid out, it’s eyecandy just to look through them. It would also be really cool to win something!!! :-)

  160. mcmartiank says:

    I would love this book! I am a longtime fan of Martha and I love making my own everything. A sewing encyclopedia would be immensely helpful in continuing my quest to make my own clothes.

  161. KOKO says:

    I retired 2 yrs ago to take care of my mom. She’s gone now, and I’m trying to find my life loves again. Crafts continue to draw me. I would love to win this book and get started on some projects. Thanks!

  162. Bluejayjen says:

    I am a big fan of Martha’s projects so this book would be a great addition to my library, right there with my Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts. This book would be inspiration to sew more for myself and for gifts.

  163. Arisa says:

    Not that anyone is asking my opinion, but I hope YOU win the book. :)

  164. planetjune says:

    I think this would be a great inspiration book and enncourage me to try more, different, sewing projects.

  165. the yam puff says:

    Amazon has been trying to push this one on me in their recommendations and I have resisted. I mean – Martha is crafty but a seamstress? But your post and pictures convinced me – oilcloth cutout coasters and catnip fishing pole?! Gimme Gimme!

  166. ~Heather says:

    Well, let’s face it Martha’s pretty thorough with techniques and projects. I’m already looking forward to making that wonderful bunny out of a men’s shirt – just have to find the perfect color! ~H

  167. Farrah Field says:

    Please pick me to receive this book. It will change my life.

  168. pigeon-toed says:

    I would love this book! Having just graduated from a fibers program, I think it would be the perfect push to get me out of the now-what-slump!

  169. RobotFieldDay says:

    I’d love to win one of those copies because I lurve Martha and have my first sewing class this Saturday!

  170. sheed-o Hooshmand says:

    After receiving Joan Gorman’s “Stitch Village”, it’s been none stop “OH what can i do with this random pile of paper/fabric/recycled stuff/everything”
    It’s like a gate-way drug, And Martha Stewart is the pusher. Bad analogy? I’m sure there are crafters out there who would agree. What I’m trying to say is… thank you Craftzine, i’m addicted, and i want more!!

  171. Beesknees says:

    I love the heirloom tomato pincushions…I want this book b/c all of my friends make fun of Martha Stewart and I’d like to proudly display her book on my coffee table so people can see that she’s actually quite talented. Perhaps I’d win her some fans.

  172. Beesknees says:

    I love the heirloom tomato pincushions…I want this book b/c all of my friends make fun of Martha Stewart and I’d like to proudly display her book on my coffee table so people can see that she’s actually quite talented. Perhaps I’d win her some fans.

  173. liberrian says:

    I would love this book. I’m in the process of sorting through my fabric stash and old-clothes-which-should-be-made-new-clothes stash and I need some ideas. And some new techniques would be nice too!

  174. cyrillka says:

    What a helpful addition to any library this would be!

  175. stacyamble says:

    I lost my job last week due to “downsizing” and now I am on unemployment and feeling really unproductive. I really want to do something that I have always wanted to do now that I have the free time to do it. Well, I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I have done a couple small projects and would really love to start doing more. This book would be so great, because it has the templates in it which means I don’t have to purchase those expensive patterns.
    I love Martha and most days are inspired by her for my meals, and would love to try her sewing projects.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  176. Meigling says:

    Oh, this would be EPIC. I just got laid off (yay, economy!) and I’d love to have a new use my free time. I’m also planning a wedding, and could use some Martha help with ideas for sewing projects for that. I’ve been coveting this book, so winning would be amazing.

  177. Kathi Kraftyzales says:

    I would love this book for summer with my granddaughters. They come for a month of sewing, crafting, swimming lessons, tea parties, and library visits. This would be a great source of inspiration for their sewing projects.
    They are Girl Scouts and carry these projects back home for their badges, and to inspire others in their troop.

  178. ali says:

    The book looks amazing and I’d love to win a copy. I’m already loving the Encyclopedia of Crafts!

  179. Bridgette Meinhold says:

    My mom taught me to sew when I was young, but then I moved away and lost use of the sewing machine. Now that I have a home of my own, I want to be able to take care of my own clothes, rework them and make things for around the house. Having the Martha bible of sewing on hand would help remind me how to sew again.

  180. teresita says:

    This book looks great, full of interesting content.I would love to have it!Good luck everyone.

  181. Madelyn says:

    I would love to win this book! I can always use a great new source for how-to’s.

  182. Jessica says:

    I am DYING for this book! I am just beginning my craft journey and think it would be a fab addition to my sewing/crafting library!

  183. peanutbudder says:

    In the last 3 years, sewing has changed my life. It has given me focus, direction, and new goals in my life I never thought I would have. Coming from a life of bad decisions and terrible mistakes, sewing has become a haven of self worth and personal achievements I never thought a woman like me would ever get the chance to have. I have SEW much to learn yet, though. Being unable to afford schooling leaves me with no option but to teach myself. My new husband’s factory closed last May, and he is still unemployed, so a sewing book is unfortunately, not on the list of things we can afford right now.
    I love Martha and I love this website! I have learned a TONNE from both of you already. Thanks sew much for being awesome!

  184. Dorion says:

    Sewing has become my hobby of choice lately, and I could really use some good information. I’d love to have this book!

  185. challenge the legends- says:

    I’ve only been knitting/sewing/dressmaking for 4 months but i’ve followed Martha on TV for muchhh longer. The first thing I’d make is the catnip pole! I’ve always loved the way her projects have so much heart in them they’re relevant to almost everyone.

  186. Amy Simmons says:

    I’d love to win this book. I’m still a beginner sewer, but as with most other things I’m an adventurous beginner – I mean, what’s the worst that can happen, right?
    I’d love to win this so I can work on some of Martha’s fun projects! (Seriously, how does she make it look so easy?!)

  187. Aimee says:

    …over that applique duvet cover, the adorable shoes, the catnip fish…
    I’d be delighted to have this book. Just the spring jumpstart my sewing needs!

  188. Lindsey says:

    The projects look absolutely adorable!! I love sewing and need a book like this to teach me more!!

  189. nuwala says:

    Oh, would love to win this book – all the fun stuff to do!

  190. Amoula says:

    The book seems really nice. The MS web site is nice and has a lot of projects, but a book (with all the patterns) that you can just take to bed is a great source of inspiration. I would love to have it!!!

  191. Katie says:

    Oh! I need this book- I have a sewing machine but I’m clueless and Martha can help!

  192. Elisha says:

    My beloved grandma just died on March 12th. She was the lady who taught me how to knit, sew clothing, quilt… and we did numerous other crafts together including making Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations. She’s the only grandmother I had, and who I went to for help on my confusing projects. In fact, she’s the one the entire town went to for help with projects– she owned a knit shop in the 70s and 80s, and worked at a local sewing shop in the 80s and 90s, before becoming THE WalMart fabric section lady for our local WalMart.
    Anyway, she LOVED Martha Stewart; she recorded her shows on VCR and later Tivo, subscribed to Living. Since I no longer have my precious gramma to help me with my crafts, I’d love Martha’s book… maybe then I can begin to use up the miles of fabric and pounds of yarn I recently inherited.

  193. cinderellen says:

    Oh how I love beautiful craft books. So inspiring.

  194. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Entering the giveaway for Kira Sinclair

  195. MoCraft says:

    Dear CRAFT staff,
    My name is Morgan and I am doing a year of service through Americorps Vista at a non-profit arts organization. I graduated with a fiber arts degree last Spring and have been working with youth ever since. My dream is to open a community-based arts organization to low-income and at-risk youth in an effort to empower them through the creation of crafts and practical goods.
    I have always admired Martha’s ability to clearly explain projects and would like to use this book as a tool to create lesson plans and projects for the kids. Instead of keeping the book for my personal copy I would like to keep it out as a resource. I grew up in a low-income household and spent my childhood creating crafts and teaching others how they could too. Please consider giving a copy to me so I can make some of Martha’s beautiful creations and expand that knowledge to others.
    Good luck to everyone else entering and have a great day Craft Community!
    Thank you, Morgan

  196. 3 to get ready says:

    Finally — some fabulous ideas to help me use up my stash!! What a great giveaway; thank you!

  197. Jennifer K says:

    I love the photos in this book! They look so enticing!

  198. Jennifer K says:

    I love the photographs in this book, they make the projects looks so enticing.

  199. jenna says:

    oh, how i would love to win this book! those tomato pincushions are totally awesome. i really have been getting into sewing and fabric love lately. i have finished a few simple projects and mended some items, but i have two big goals for the year: 1) make a quilt, and 2) sew a shirt for myself. this book would really help!

  200. PenguinBot says:

    I’d love to have this book! The pictures are so gorgeous!

  201. Luler says:

    I am a new mom and am very much looking forward to teaching my daughter Neko how to sew. I’m always surprised how many of my peers don’t know their way around a sewing machine *or* a needle and thread. I’m hoping to buck that trend.
    Thanks much for the consideration! Juniper

  202. comma_police says:

    I have been working on teaching myself to sew, and it’s been slow going. This book would be a great resource.

  203. mamarog says:

    Although I would love to win this book…(I have never really won any contests), I see that there are many deserving people who have posted comments as to why they would like to win. (I would not like to have to make that choice.)
    Anyway, I am an empty nester who has been sewing and crafting for years. I am self employed and my business emphasis has always been to promote woman artisans/crafters in there entrepreneurial endeavors.
    My grandmother bought me my first sewing machine when I was 12 and she taught me all the sewing basics. She was actually a college graduate from Pratt back in the days when women barely made it through high school. She was definitely a pioneer in her time.
    I think about her often and how (in maybe a small way) she has helped woman with there ambitions while also being a role model to me. My grandmother was born in 1890.

  204. shawdraw says:

    My collection is sadly dated. Martha’s book would be both useful AND eye-candy. A perfect combination!

  205. glimmeringangel says:

    I’ve been trying to decide what my husband should get me for mother’s day. This is one of the top of the list, I want to become very adept at creating home decor. I wouldn’t mind winning the book, then he could get me the cooking stuff I need.

  206. potionmistress5 says:

    I have Martha’s previous encyclopedia, and was a little disappointed- I’d love to have this one to complete the set! This probably makes up for the deficiencies of the other!

  207. jarmel says:

    basically i sign on to the internet to look at the craftzine blog and submit essays to martha stewart, trying to get tickets to her show for me and my grandma.
    since my grandama is in love with martha, i promise to share this book with her…if im lucky enough to get it.
    i guess since im always jealous of her countless amounts of martha stewart magazines that i would feel real awesome bringing something this cool to our weekly craft table.
    !!!!!!!iiiiiii!!!!!!!

  208. MaryB says:

    I used to sew in high school – several, several moons ago! – and actually made the dress I wore to graduation. Unfortunately I haven’t done much of anything since then, but I just got a new sewing machine for Christmas so this year I’m determined to rediscover my inner Martha!

  209. peechfish says:

    Martha is my idol…

  210. hardrockcrossing says:

    i’m a graduate student and am busy a lot. i like to spend my down time being crafty and make things. would love to have a new book with new ideas for making new things :)

  211. Megan says:

    I just bought my first sewing machine and I’m ready for good project. This book would help so much!

  212. hardrockcrossing says:

    i’m a graduate student and am busy a lot. i like to spend my down time being crafty and make things. would love to have a new book with new ideas for making new things :)

  213. hardrockcrossing says:

    i’m a graduate student and am busy a lot. i like to spend my down time being crafty and make things. would love to have a new book with new ideas for making new things :)

  214. littlepiglet says:

    For many years now I have referred to Martha Stewart as “Aunt” Martha. I have learned so much from her shows and magazines that I almost feel as though she were a family member. A really smart one ;).

  215. gwen says:

    because that last crafts book she did was so boffo.

  216. starling25.livejournal.com says:

    I’m a new sewist (sewer?), so I can use the inspiration and the tips! Plus, just seeing that appliqued duvet cover tells me I need this book, because I’ve been trying to figure out how to do that myself, using fabrics I fall in love with daily, it seems!

  217. Kaeka says:

    I just finished remodeling my studio/craft room complete with shelving and *labeled* storage boxes so I can find anything in a jiffy. And I can now access my sewing machine in under 3 minutes! I’m a novice at sewing and have been looking for a good book to start with and would love to get started with Martha!

  218. kat says:

    I just got my first sewing machine and teaching myself to sew. Having this book would help greatly.

  219. Notthecoolmom says:

    I would love this book, but I’m pretty much on the novice side of sewing, but I really want to move more towards the middle. I don’t need to make a living off of it, but I’d love to at least make a dress.

  220. sarah says:

    I bought a sewing machine some time ago, but haven’t been using it. I think this book would give me the extra inspiration I need to get started!

  221. rachael1723.myopenid.com says:

    Pretty much live for this kind of thing — I’m an art teacher and work with kids at housing projects in the summer…sewing is such a fun, affordable skill.
    BIG HEARTS!
    RR

  222. teriyakibroth says:

    I have a beautiful teal sewing machine I bought from a local charity that is just begging to be used. That lovely book would be just the excuse I need to play with it.

  223. Beckysews says:

    I love all things Martha! I love learning new things and this book would be a wonderful reference!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  224. amylou61 says:

    We gave our oldest daughter a sewing machine for her birthday a few weeks ago, and she has been teaching herself to sew. She would LOVE to have this book, as she is looking for sewing projects, instruction, and ideas.

  225. JessRoseG says:

    I have a sewing diva in me who is longing to be set free! Save her, Martha!

  226. norarachel says:

    I would love this book so that I can make one of those tomato pin cushions. My mom had one when I was a kid and I was crazy for it.

  227. Lindsay says:

    For the last 7 years I have been focusing on going to school and haven’t allowed myself to work on anything else, especially crafty things. Finally, I am graduating this May with my masters degree! I don’t know what I’m going to do with my extra time! I bet Martha has some ideas. :) What a great way to kick off my first summer of NO SCHOOL!!!!

  228. stblaize says:

    We are starting a Sew-Op Co-op in my town. The co-op will be have tools and a library and volunteers to help people with projects. My mother, who is 70 and recently retired, said she wants to volunteer with me. While she hasn’t worked with fabric that much recently, she qualified as a Master Embroiderer in the late 1970s. She told me she wants to make new friends and have creative interactions, especially with younger people or sewing new-comers.
    I am looking forward to helping out with my mom.
    The Sew-Op needs books for its library. This would be a great addition.

  229. domesticday.wordpress.com says:

    OMG i would love/need this book im obsessed with martha stewart craftyness and i sew like 3 hours a day what better way to mix my favorite things! plus what a great ultime resources.

  230. jdoan says:

    I absolutely adore Martha Stewart! Since I’m a beginner sewer, I would love to use this book for tips on techniques, projects, and inspiration. I’ll probably buy this book anyways!

  231. M & Co - Around the house says:

    I’m a huge fan of Martha’s show, and love sewing, so this book would be the ultimate craft book for me :-)

  232. M & Co - Around the house says:

    I’m a huge fan of Martha’s show, and love sewing, so this book would be the ultimate craft book for me :-)

  233. tishous says:

    I am a Martha junkie and was beyond excited when I saw that this book was coming out, since I was a tad disappointed by the lack of needle crafts in the Craft Encyclopedia…but it makes sense now!

  234. bttn says:

    I’d love to win this book!

  235. crafty1900 says:

    It would be fun to learn some new crafts!

  236. astcetc snafu says:

    This looks awesome. Just what I need to kickstart my return to sewing.

  237. lookoutkitty says:

    I’ve been practicing for carrying the book with a 10 pound bag of potatoes. I’m ready!
    I could really use the book! I have lots of thread, fabric, two sewing machines, a serger and no know-how.
    If I can’t win the book, I’ll have to keep taking it out from the library :(

  238. Kacy says:

    I LOVE Martha, and these project are oh-so-cute. I’ve just started sewing with my mother’s hand-me-down old sewing machine. I think this book would provide some inspirational projects to make use of my “new” machine.

  239. rosebanana says:

    In two words: Menswear Bunnies.
    To elaborate: I am an avid crafter, always on the look out for source material and inspiration. I beseech you to please help me find a way to reduce my embarrassingly large mountain of fabric scraps and ribbon remainders. I know that Martha would approve of my wish for clutter reduction through the creation of an army of menswear bunnies.

  240. mindy says:

    This book looks amazing! I’m crafty and would love to have some new inspiration.

  241. Susanna says:

    Gotta winnow out my stash! Moving soon, and fabric’s heavy…

  242. amber mac says:

    I have been wanting to hone my skills and this book can help me do it!

  243. Sally says:

    Saw Martha’s show and this book is a must for everyone! Thank you for the give-away.

  244. mikki says:

    hello there! i would love and appreciate this book. i am a low income crafty mama and i try to sew as many things in my daily life as possible to stretch the dollars. i don’t always have the extra income to purchase wonderful sewing books so i often have to improvise and make up my own patterns sometimes with disastrous results. the photos from this book look absolutely divine and i promise to sew them all. in fact! if i win the book i will start a blog and i will personally make every pattern in the book and document my attempts! thank you so much for giving us all this opportunity!

  245. libbyko says:

    Martha books are fantastic! I swear by them. Plus, this book would be a great summer projects starter.

  246. LisaMarie says:

    I love Martha’s books. She makes me want to make things.

  247. marci_jo says:

    I would like a nice sewing reference book, I don’t have one in my collection.

  248. IrishMcc says:

    Everyone seems to have a wonderful reason to get this book, and I’m not sure if I can top it…but let see…
    I’m recently unemployed, let go from a horrible office job, but I’m going back to school, and @ 35 that is a challenge. With a BA in Studio Arts I’ve had a lovely aray of office jobs, having this book is inspiration…I need inspiration to get my butt in gear. I’ve never given up on my love of crafts…and would love this book.
    But I wouldn’t looovvvve this book, not in a weird way. :-P
    Good luck to everyone! Keeping making & crafting.

  249. maxabelle says:

    It looks like I may have to bring my machine out of the attic for this one!

  250. schizicb says:

    Books and sewing, yay! I bought a sewing machine a year ago and all I’ve used it for was sewing paper. Something doesn’t seem right here. I need some new projects to make.

  251. Sassy Priscilla says:

    I sure would love this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  252. shrielenee says:

    I would really adore this book. I’m a beginning sewer but have been crafting my little heart out for several years. I’m about to become the editor of a home website and this would be GREATLY helpful in improving my skills! Love Martha!

  253. kellirdan says:

    O my goodness there are so many people who want this book. And wow – I want it just as badly! :)
    I think that this book would resolve my biggest crafting problem – lots of unfinished projects! Martha would give it to me step by step so that I wouldn’t be making it up as I go and end up at a loss!
    I’d love the book! Thank you for the opportunity and I hope that it goes to a very deserving individual (if not me)!

  254. Sarah says:

    Wow, that looks fantastic! Martha always has such inspiring books. I’d love to add it to my collection.

  255. Mrs. P says:

    I can already tell this will be a much-used and shared resource!

  256. Mrs. P says:

    I can already tell this will be a much-used and shared resource!!

  257. Sara L. says:

    Wow, this looks like a great resource! I hope you pick me!

  258. kelisabeth says:

    ooOOOOooo, this practically has my name all over it. I currently design patterns for my own upcycled gear (mostly men’s shirts into dresses and tops) but I’d love new inspirations! pick me! :)

  259. stacyinindy says:

    I would love this book because I loooove to craft, almost anything. And want to hone my sewing skills. And I love Martha’s crafts!

  260. bunnygirl42 says:

    I’ve not been well for a long time and I’m finally starting to get my crafting mojo back, and something like this would really help!

  261. craftymommy says:

    it never hurts to have books from craft gurus in your private library. Having the ability to look up help in a “how to” book can mean the difference between creating a piece of junk or a piece of art!

  262. chris says:

    Would I like to win Martha’s latest encyclopedia ? The answer is Yes !!!! Martha and her talented team of designers and crafts people do an amazing job of enabling the every day crafts person to create beautiful finished products . I would be honored to receive her latest book . Thanks for the opportunity .

  263. carrauntoohil says:

    I would love to have this book because it’s soooo handy to have a hardcopy reference. I use the internet a lot, but without a computer in my sewing room, I need to print out everything. Besides, Martha’s projects are great!

  264. christyanthemum says:

    I would LOVE this book! But, I NEED this book because I recently moved cross-country to start over in California (from Upstate NY). I had to leave behind my entire stash of craft supplies and books, which is a tragic fate, indeed. I’ve just started gathering up new scraps and papers and fabrics and ideas…and what I need most is an excellent reference book, an all-in-one how-to companion! Please pick me! ;)

  265. Erica says:

    Oh my goodness, I would just LOVE to have this book.
    I’m currently an undergrad student studying for a semester in glorious Mérida, Mexico. And, while it IS glorious, I am feeling myself getting rather anxious to return home, for all my hobby supplies! As I’ve been abroad, I’ve grown increasingly aware of what I value in life and what I am passionate about. A couple of those things, I’ve learned, are my joy for learning new skills (and sharing them) and my passion for making all sorts of things by hand.
    To be honest, I haven’t sewn since middle school Home Ec class, and I could use a lot of help. I’ve been collecting patterns and project ideas for the past few months, waiting until I get back home to tackle them. And visiting so many artisans markets here–with the Mayan women with their wares spread on blankets on the ground, working on embroidering huipiles–just makes me all the more wistful. With the help of this book–and my mom’s fuzzy knowledge on sewing–I will have even more projects to work on and great how-tos to show me the ropes. My sisters have always said that I must aspire to be the next Martha Stewart, so, needless to say, this poor college student would love, love, love to be chosen for this book. :)

  266. galexandrias says:

    I would love this book! Simply, I have a sewing machine that’s been sitting around getting dusty for the past five years…maybe used it a total of 10 times. I’ve recently become inspired to start using some of the fabric I’ve collected over the years and learn to sew more than just a hem! This book would be a great dose of inspiration for me to get my crafting butt into gear. And that duvet cover looks divine, I’m tired of the same ol’ plain jane, overpriced ones in the store. I’m ready to get creative! :oD

  267. wendylou says:

    I would LOVE this book! Martha’s always got great projects and advice. Pick me! I’m swell.

  268. sumimac says:

    It looks great. I would love to have this book.

  269. sumimac says:

    I’d love to have this book.

  270. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Entering for Kristen Materne.

  271. lilymarie88 says:

    Martha Stewart is a wonderful guru! I am so inspired by her, and I would be very grateful to have this book.
    I’ve always been extremely passionate about making things since I was a little girl. My grandmother recently gave me her old SINGER (my 1st sewing machine) and I’m excited to get started on new creative projects. I enjoy all sorts of crafts, especially if it involves upcycling found materials. Crafting has become much more than a hobby for me. It is therapeutic and helps me relax. I feel happy when I’m crafting for the people I love. I dream of making a living off of my crafts one day. And, lastly, I treasure the handmade process, and the simple bliss of expressing myself. That is why I would love to learn and use the valuable techniques that Martha has to offer in her craft encyclopedia.

  272. David says:

    I would so love to have this book! I’m always amazed by Martha!

  273. moreena tiede says:

    I’ve promised my older daughter that we’ll learn to sew together this summer. Machine is bought, and the girls has drawn up design plans already. I’m quaking in my boots, but I’m pretty sure Martha won’t steer us wrong.

  274. Heather Jane says:

    I exercised great restraint in walking out of the fabric store without this book over the weekend. I really, really, really wanted to bring it home.

  275. sarakate says:

    This would be the perfect companion to my copy of Martha’s “Encyclopedia of Crafts”! Plus, I always love the idea of adding another book to my shelf.

  276. Melisa Taylor says:

    I would love to win! I am kind of a terrible sewer and I’m hoping this book will help me with that. I have only successfully sewn ugly catnip toys and ugly doggie bandanas! Help!
    I have been known to forget to stuff a toy before sewing it all up, then I have to rip it, stuff it and say it had “surgery” or call it “franken-mouse”. The animals still love their stuff, even if it is ugly to me!
    Thanks!
    Melisa :)

  277. Melisa Taylor says:

    let’s try this again.
    I would LOVE to win this book, as all I have been successful at making is ugly dog toys, cat toys and bad doggie bandanas for my great dane. I have learned alot from Martha’s baking books, so I am sure she can teach me to sew better! I’m betting she remembers to stuff hers before sewing them together! LOL I have had to rip them and stuff them, then re-sew them can call the toy “franken-mouse” because of the stitches. They look terrible!
    I keep buying fabrics I love in hopes to actually learn this stuff!

  278. Marisa Peters says:

    This would be wonderful to have for making Christmas presents! Yes, I am starting early, but that is because I need all of the time I can get. It’s interesting that there are patterns I can print out from the disc.
    I hope everyone has a great day!

  279. amanda says:

    I would love this because I try to sew but I have no idea what I am doing.

  280. Indiepindie says:

    I would love to win this book!
    I have not been sewing for years, but about half a year ago I started doing some needlework again, and I am loving it. I am doing it in between my classes at school. This book would be a perfect addition, since I have almost no books on the topic yet (just using things I have known from childhood).

  281. terra says:

    I would love to own this book for those late nights of no sleep! Thanks for the awesome give away.