October 5, 2016

A New Spin on Drunkard's Path Blog Hop & Giveaway!


Here we are on the 10th day of the blog tour celebrating John Kubiniec’s new book, A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path from C & T Publishing.


It is a pleasure to be included in the blog tour and an honor to have had John include the From Marti Michell Large Drunkard’s Path template set (Product # 8024) as a recommended tool.


(If you are inspired to try John’s quilts with smaller blocks, we also have another template set (Product # 8960) that includes both the more traditional 3- and 4-inch units.)

If I count correctly, I’m the 17th person to enthusiastically recommend that you add this book to your quilt library now! Because I was lucky enough to receive a review copy, I can assure you that the book includes all of the necessary prerequisites to make you want a copy of your own:

    • 12 inspiring and innovative quilts inspired by the classic Drunkard’s Path block including multiple color options.

    • Step-by-step illustrated instructions.

    • Tips on fabric selection.

    • Sage advice on “Quiltmaking in a Busy World”

    • Not to mention, all of the quality you’ve grown to expect in a C&T publication!

The only thing that could improve this book would be an ”instant face-time button” so you could enjoy John’s warm personality and humor!

Here are the quilts that called out to me, begging to be made. I might change my mind on the order in which I would start, but I think it would be Bowties, Nightfall, Beach Balls, Deco Blue, Abstract and Shaken Not Stirred, the cover quilt. Oh wait, I have to add Peacock Alley, Checkerboard and Tile Floor, too!

If you use our templates to make the quilts in John's book, you'll also get bonus quilt patterns in the template booklet, like one of our favorites, Asian Roundabout:



You could win a copy of John's book
and a set of the Drunkard's Path templates!


 The contest is now closed. Thanks, everyone, for commenting!
Donna W. has won John's giveaway and Donna Cutting has won ours.


C & T and John are giving away a copy of A New Spin on Drunkard's Path and a set of the large From Marti Michell Drunkard's Path templates. To enter the giveaway, just comment below and tell us what your favorite From Marti Michell tool is, or if there is a tool we don't have that you want us to develop. Winners will be selected by a random picker on October 10.

BONUS!
We'll be picking a second comment to win a set of the small Drunkard's Path templates, too!

Hop over to these blogs for more chances to win!

September 26, 2016
Jenifer Dick   www.42quilts.com
September 27, 2016
Heather Kojan http://www.heatherkojan.com  
September 28, 2016
McCall’s Quilting  http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/                        
September 29, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 1, 2016         
Kathy Patterson  http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com
October 2, 2016
October 3, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com
October 4, 2016
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog
October 5, 2016
😊 You are here!  Marti Michell http://frommartimichell.blogspot.com
October 6, 2016
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com
October 7, 2016

57 comments:

  1. I have most of your template sets and some of your "one size" templates too. My favorite tool might be the mitering ruler, or the corner trimmer

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  3. I attended a mystery quilt retreat and one of the participants brought a new ruler that you had a hand in designing. It had a non slip finish that was true lay amazing. Not my favorite yet, but it's destined to be as soon as I add it to my collection.

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  4. I'm probably one of few people who haven't used one of your rulers, but that doesn't mean I don't want to try. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, I really want to win John's book and your rulers.

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    3. When I click your name, it goes to Google+, and we don't have a Google+ account, so I'm guessing that's why we can't see your email address. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for letting us know. :)

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    1. I love using the fusible tape for piecing batting together, too. :)

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  10. Your drunkard path templates will be my favorite if I win them! Hoping to try some of his cool designs!

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  11. Love your "My Favorite Hexagon Ruler"!! Love the various sizes on one template! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :)

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  12. I am interested in dresden quilts, so the Perfect Patchwork Template-Dresden Plates, looks like something I really need for that. Looks like a great book! Thank you, Susan

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  13. Love marti's templates. Thank you. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. My favorite is the Corner Trimmer and my second favorite is the Kalido-Ruler. I use them both. Thanks for the chance. Rina edrin1932 at gmail dot com

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  15. I have your winding ways templates. They work great! ndfromsd atgmaildotcom

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  16. I love the template sets we are using for the farmers wife quilt! krg6510@yahoo .com

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    1. Glad to hear it! Are you following Gnome Angel's Marti Michell Mini Quilt Mania blog hop, for more patterns (free!) to make using the same templates used for the Farmer's Wife blocks? You can start hopping here -- http://www.gnomeangel.com/thanks-bunch-marti-michell-mini-quilt/

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  17. This is definitely a book I want to own so I can talk myself into practicing more curved sewing! It's not my favorite, but those quilts shown in the hop are calling to me and I want to improve. I don't have any Marti Michell tools, so I can't choose a favorite.

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  18. right now I am using the Kaleido Ruler so that is definitely my favorite

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  19. I love every one of your template sets. I checked to see if I have this one and I do. I will have to get this cool book to experiment further with this template set.

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  21. I like the 60 degree triangle ruler. Use it all the time.

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  22. I use the corner trimmer all the time. Future, not sure, I need to buy Vol 5 of Marti's and then several sets. That's on my Christmas list.

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  23. I don't have any drunkard's path templates. thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I don't have a 60-degree Corner Trimmer. I see you carry them.

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  25. I own template sets A & B, The Flying Geese Ruler, & others Love the accuracy. I don't have the Drunkard's Path templates, so I'd be very excited to win one of those & I'd like to win John's book to try out some of his patterns!

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  26. I don't have any of your products yet, but I'd have to say that the first one I would try are the Drunkard's Path templates that go with this gorgeous book that I hope to win. Drunkard's Path blocks excite me.

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  27. I haven't used any of your tools yet.
    Would like to get more confident in curved piecing, guess the only thing that has to be done is practice, practice and practice.

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  29. I don't have any of our template sets yet, but they look like great tools! Perfect curves start with accurate cutting! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. I have several of your rulers. The one I've probably used the most is the 60 degree triangle ruler. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and a set of your rulers!

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  31. I love all your rulers but especially log cabin.

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    1. We're all a little partial to the Log Cabin rulers, too, it's my favorite quilt design.

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  32. I've got your Kaleido ruler and love it

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  33. The corner trimmer saves time and frustration so it's a favourite!

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  34. I made a block of the month quilt with your templates, but can't remember which ones they were. I did appreciate how precise it made my piecing. Am looking forward to trying the templates for the quilts in this book, looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  35. I love your sixty degree triangle ruler. So easy to use.

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  37. Love your templates. I have 2 sets for quilt kits you did several years ago. I know these will be just as great.

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  39. I'm fairly new to quilting and I've never used any of your templates, but I've been wanting to try them. This would be a great opportunity!

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  42. Although I have used your templates, I do not have a favorite one yet. The small Drunkard's Path template sounds interesting.

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  43. I love my 60 degree triangle ruler. One day I hope to make a wedding ring quilt. I know I would like using the set of rulers for that block.

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  46. Thanks everyone for your comments. We loved reading them all and appreciate that so many of you are template friendly! We promised to remove email addresses from comments that contained them, but we couldn't figure out how to do it! So we have deleted those comments. Thanks for reading my blog.

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