Win a copy of Strip-Smart Quilts!

This contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered!

Do you love working with strips and have a stash of strip samplers just waiting to be used? Then you’ll want to win a copy of this great book! We’ve got two copies of Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown to give away to two lucky winners.

Kathy’s book amazes me because she manages to take one ruler technique and make so many different looking quilts from it. And the patterns look easy and fun! I just love this Merry-Go-Round quilt…

…and the optical illusion in this Pick Up Sticks pattern is so mesmerizing…

Kathy uses a Creative Grids 90 degree Double Strip Ruler for her patterns, but she also tells you what other kinds of rulers can be used. (Our Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler is one we carry that would work.)

If you would like to win a copy of this book, leave a comment by Sunday, 8/21 (midnight PST) and tell us what your favorite new Connecting Threads fabric collection is. We’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday, 8/22.

Rules: No purchase necessary.  Must have a US mailing address to enter. One entry per person.  Must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win.


  1. Jill M - August 16, 2011

    Oh, I love the Whirlwind Romance! Very pretty!

  2. Rhonda Phillips - August 16, 2011

    Just got my new catalog yesterday! Love the new Whirlwind Romance collection in the Whisper palette. I love Connecting Threads fabric that is made in the USA!!!

  3. robin - August 16, 2011

    I like Sunny Day! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Melissa - August 16, 2011

    Hi Rhonda,
    I’m glad you love the new collection! I just want to clarify something though: Our fabric is not made in the USA, and it never has been. At one point we said it was “Grown in the U.S. Cotton”, which was true, but too many customers misunderstood this to mean “Made in the USA”, so we decided to drop that marketing message. It has never been printed in the U.S.–when we first started making our own fabric we tried to find U.S. fabric printers to no avail. Anyway, I just wanted you to know because it was never our intention to confuse our customers.

  5. Sharon - August 16, 2011

    Definitely Merry Mini’s. I’m getting in the mood for cooler weather!

  6. Jill - August 16, 2011

    I like the Merry Mini’s. So cute!

  7. chrissie - August 16, 2011

    i love the whirlwind romance in the blush colour way. soooooooo pretty!

  8. Laura E. - August 16, 2011

    Please enter me. I really like the Whirlwind Romance.

  9. Lisa - August 16, 2011

    I’m loving Spice Blossoms. Could this mean I’m ready for fall??

  10. Charlotte Amaro - August 16, 2011

    This would be a great book for me! Thanks for the chance to win one 🙂

  11. Tonya - August 16, 2011

    I like the Whirlwind Romance, and just plain white of course.

  12. Denise Hale - August 16, 2011

    I love Whirlwind Romance…..

  13. Cathy Koester - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms is great. Looking forward to fall.

  14. Diane Myers - August 16, 2011

    I have so many pre-cut strips already I would love to own one of these books!!

  15. Aili McKeen - August 16, 2011

    I love the patterns in My Little Farm, but the colors of Pineberry really fit my personality….I’ll go with PINEBERRY as my fav.

  16. Martha Paluses - August 16, 2011

    I LOVE the Peppermint Forest collection of fabric 🙂

  17. Mary White - August 16, 2011

    My newest favorite fabric line is Spice Blossoms! Love the autumn colors and its flannel….so warm and cozy looking!! Cant wait to get my hands on some!

  18. Brenda Schiesser - August 16, 2011

    I love Spice Blossoms… is beautiful!

  19. Annie H. - August 16, 2011

    Love the new Whirlwind Romance! Just purchased beautiful spools of thread and can’t wait to try them out! Love the varity of books, always something for everyone!

  20. Joanne Deschenes - August 16, 2011

    Unfortunately (?), your website calls me every week. I am intrigued by strip quilts. This may help satisfy my urge for strips, but will probably cause me to buy more fabric !!!

  21. Marilyn Vincent - August 16, 2011

    I would love to win a copy of Strip-Smart Quilts.

  22. Laurie Wyatt - August 16, 2011

    I have several jelly rolls and strip sets. I am intriqued by many strip patterns but haven’t tried any yet. The book looks great! Love your new fabric–keep up the good work!

  23. Kathy W. - August 16, 2011

    Peppermint Forest – love the colors! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  24. Janis T - August 16, 2011

    I like the Spice Blossoms-I’m starting to think about fall!

  25. Heather Chaulk - August 16, 2011

    I love the pick up sticks…I can’t imagine making a block like this!

  26. ellen k - August 16, 2011

    wow, the patterns just tease your brain! and I like the spice bloosom ,it just pops off the black!

  27. Char - August 16, 2011

    I absolutely love Ella’s Wishes!

  28. Judith Torphy - August 16, 2011

    I am so addicted to strips I can never stop buying them and getting patterns to use them.

  29. greg - August 16, 2011

    I like Spice Blossom!

  30. Patti - August 16, 2011

    I sure would love to win this! Thanks for the give-aways!

  31. Fredricka Brown - August 16, 2011

    major problem.. one of each. I like whisper palette of whirlwind romance and anything batik.

  32. Beth Price - August 16, 2011

    I love the Whirlwind Romance Whisper Palette. Absolutely beautiful!

  33. Heather P - August 16, 2011

    I love the Spice Blossoms collection!!

  34. Regina - August 16, 2011

    whirlwind romance is to die for!

  35. Annie Stensland - August 16, 2011

    Quiter’s Candy gets my vote – so many yummy choices to coordinate with my stash!

  36. Ginny Morris - August 16, 2011

    I like whirlwind romance’s whisper palette as well – actually was difficult to choose – love to work with strips!

  37. Moira McSpadden - August 16, 2011

    The sample quilts look great! Making the designs in teh book would be lots of fun. =)

  38. Jeanne - August 16, 2011

    Love Whirlwind Romance. Pretty.

  39. Betty Gracie - August 16, 2011

    Fabulous fabric

  40. Jacqueline - August 16, 2011

    I really like Spice Blossoms! =) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  41. Merrilee Gladkosky - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms! Here comes autumn in the beautiful array of colors and prints. I’d love to work with these.

  42. Patricia Cross - August 16, 2011

    I love the Midnight Garden collection!

  43. Mandy - August 16, 2011

    I LOVE Canning Day by Mamas Cotton!!!! I have SO many ideas for my next quilt!!!

  44. Linda Gordon - August 16, 2011

    I like Spice Blossoms the best, with Whirlwind Romance as a close second!

  45. LaDonna Speight - August 16, 2011

    I love the Bed and Breakfast!

  46. Carol - August 16, 2011

    Since I love all things fall, the spice blossoms is my favorite at the moment. I’d love the Strip Smart book!

  47. Tiffany - August 16, 2011

    Peppermint Forest! It is so bright and fun!

  48. elsa - August 16, 2011

    really like Ella’s Wishes ~ I’ve gotten fond of pinks again and this is just lovely as can be!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ and you have a catalog? how can I get one?

  49. PJ Dowell - August 16, 2011

    Would love to try some of these patterns they look so cheery and fun.

  50. Cindy - August 16, 2011

    I like the Whirlwind Romance collection. So soft and cheery.

  51. marsha evans - August 16, 2011

    Do I really have to choose!!! For now,,,After hours and Canning day. Love alllll of them!!

  52. Cherry - August 16, 2011

    I love Ella’s Wishes! I actually want to get the charm pack samples and make a baby quilt. I’ve never quilted before…

  53. April - August 16, 2011

    I love all your batiks, but I also fell in love with Winter Fun. I love the look of the handknits in a fabric form. They’ll make for cute stockings come Christmas time! Keep up the good work!

  54. Tracy Trimble - August 16, 2011

    They are all so beautiful, but I like Spice Blossoms the best.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  55. Joelle Lambert - August 16, 2011

    I have some strip that I need to do something with- this would be wonderful.

  56. Jaci Emerson - August 16, 2011

    I love the Spice Blossoms! They will make a wonderful fall quilt, without all the Halloween influence. Thanks!

  57. Jill Colegrove - August 16, 2011

    I just received the new brochure adn love the flannels!
    spice blossoms are gorgeous.Cannot wait to try them!

  58. Mary - August 16, 2011

    I LOVE strip piecing and this book looks fantastic and a must have! Sure would love to win

  59. Wieke - August 16, 2011

    My favorite is Peppermint Forest!

  60. Sherry W - August 16, 2011

    My favorite is Pineberry.

  61. Shari - August 16, 2011

    I love Spice Blossoms. The colors are beautiful. The book looks wonderful. I have some jelly rolls just waiting to be used. Fingers crossed!

  62. Kellie Shulruff - August 16, 2011

    I’m loving spice Blossoms too. Even though I live in the North West/Oregon…I am ready for fall and love ALL THE COLORS!!
    Thank you for your generous offer!
    Have a Blessed day
    Kellie Shulruff

  63. Liz - August 16, 2011

    I’m definitely a Spice Blossoms girl. Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Gayle L. - August 16, 2011

    I guess I will always be drawn to the “Sunny Day” collection since this is my nephew’s nickname and last name. I really do like the “Whirlwind Romance” in the Whisper color palette.

  65. Pat - August 16, 2011

    Peppermint Forest!!

  66. Robin Nalepa - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms makes such a striking quilt! I love how the black makes everything else pop!

  67. Mary Riedel - August 16, 2011

    All are wonderful. Around town is quite a happy collection. One of my favs. thank you.

  68. melissa - August 16, 2011

    I just love fall colors and Spice Blossoms has them all!

  69. Renee Miller - August 16, 2011

    I love the Spice Blossoms collection!

  70. Miriam Fiorin - August 16, 2011

    I love stripes and scraps quilts! Kiss from Italy

  71. Sue Goodin - August 16, 2011

    Wow I want to win. Love the photos

  72. Tanya - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms! Love the rich colors and softness of flannel.

  73. Ellen Olson-Sax - August 16, 2011

    pick me plz —- have a serious stash I need to turn into Project Linus blankets 🙂

  74. Amy - August 16, 2011

    If I HAD to pick a favorite fabric collection, it would probably Sunday Afternoon. Though Canning Collection and Ella’s Wishes are close behind. I’ve had a growing fondness for reproduction fabrics lately. VERY dangerous!! 🙂

  75. Katie - August 16, 2011

    It is a tie between Ella’s Wishes and Batik Paradise!

  76. Pat Bollman - August 16, 2011

    That’s an easy one- Batik Paradise.
    Pat B.

  77. Andrea Wagner - August 16, 2011

    I love the Whirlwind Romance Collection!!!

  78. Inez Mobley - August 16, 2011

    Oh, I just got the new catalog in the mail yesterday and even thou I’ve seen everything online I just loved looking through each and every page. It’s hard to pick, but I would have to go with the Spice Blossom collection.

  79. Carrie - August 16, 2011

    I love all the lines at connecting threads. Please done make me choose just one!!

  80. Raine Lampert - August 16, 2011

    I really am drawn to the Spice blossom set, I love the colors and the designs. Thanks for a great giveaway and ome fabuous new collections!

  81. Christine - August 16, 2011

    I like all of the new lines!

  82. Connie - August 16, 2011

    Love, love, love the new Spice Blossoms! And I would be delighted to win the Strip-Smarts book, too. 🙂

  83. Sue Anderson - August 16, 2011

    Please enter me. I love strip quilting!!

  84. Sarah W - August 16, 2011

    Winter Fun really caught my eye!

  85. Anne Wawrzyniak - August 16, 2011

    I REALLY need this book!

  86. Roz - August 16, 2011

    Really like working with precuts. Enjoy your website too.

  87. Pat V. - August 16, 2011

    I just love the color palette of Peppermint Forest!

  88. Maureen - August 16, 2011

    I love the spice blossoms! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  89. Dixie - August 16, 2011

    I like the Blush colorway of Whirlwind Romance– and I am not usually a “pink” person.

  90. Faye Bushey - August 16, 2011

    Just one favorite? Who’s kidding who here? Spice Blossom, Pineberry, Canterbury, Midnight Garden, Bed & Breakfast, and who can forget Quilter’s Candy and Batik Paradise!! Connecting Threads fabric is great and at wonderful, economy-busting prices to boot!

  91. RANCHMOM - August 16, 2011

    My favorite of your latest fabric lines is Spice blossoms, but I love most all of your lines I wish I could afford more of them all.

  92. grapenutquilter - August 16, 2011

    Just received my new catalog yesterday and I have some projects in mind for “Whirlwind Romance”. Love it and can always use more ideas! The book looks like it is full of ideas.

  93. Lila Helm - August 16, 2011

    Wow…I want to make all of them!

  94. Donna Bowen - August 16, 2011

    I adore the Birchtree Lane collection. It gives me the feeling of windows open to the fresh, country air. Ahhhh….
    I would love to redesign my bedroom around this collection. Good luck everyone!

  95. Connie White - August 16, 2011

    I received a new catalog in the mail yesterday and really love the two new fabric lines. Spice blossoms is an amazing collection of fall colors in flannels and I love the colors in the Whirlwind Romance collection. You are coming up with some fantastic new fabrics.
    I would love to win the book! I really like the patterns you showed in the photos!

  96. Cindy Frohrib - August 16, 2011

    I love the Spice Blossoms collection!!!!

  97. Dori Berry - August 16, 2011

    Quilters Candy for me!

  98. Liz McCarthy - August 16, 2011

    Love Whirlwind Romance

  99. Jennie Steward - August 16, 2011

    Love the Pineberry collection! Would look great in the Pick Up Sticks Pattern!!!!!

  100. Pat Semeraro - August 16, 2011

    Love Spice Blossoms! So ready for fall!

  101. Debbie O - August 16, 2011

    I have to say that my favorite collection is Spice Blossoms. I love the richness of the colors. Would love to make a quilt from it using a pattern from the book! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  102. Shirley Ingles - August 16, 2011

    I love the yummy colors of the Whirlwind Romance collection !! 🙂

  103. Bea Lee - August 16, 2011

    I love them all! in fact i just got a package from you TODAY, I’m washing the fabrics now.
    One line I really like was that AFTER dark or after hours line, that was a nice one, I also like the creepy crawlers for my kids, I like anything with BRIGHT colors.
    got your new catalog and I’m drooling over new fabrics already. would love to win this book 🙂

  104. Penny M - August 16, 2011

    Love strip quilt patterns and would love to own this book.

  105. Sheila Fernkoopf - August 16, 2011

    I can’t pick a favorite – I love all the batiks. And..and…they are all great fabrics. 🙂

  106. Kristie Layne - August 16, 2011

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now. My favorite new collection it…whirlwind romance!! I love it!!

  107. Leah - August 16, 2011

    Oh love the batiks… and those patterns are great.

  108. NHSOMND - August 16, 2011

    Oh, Oh, pick me! Pick me! I’ve been eyeing this book for a few weeks!

  109. Martha - August 16, 2011

    I’m torn between spice blossoms(which is my most favorite colored) and peppermint Forrest…but then if I had enough money…..just about everything you show would be at my house

  110. Suzy - August 16, 2011

    I love the new Spice Blossoms flannel collection. It makes me long for those crisp,sunny autumn days of raking leaves and picking the perfect pumpkin for Halloween!

  111. patricia - August 16, 2011

    I love strip quilts, so this book is right up my alley.

  112. Dana - August 16, 2011

    I like the soft colors in Whirlwind Romance, beautiful.

  113. Cat Lady - August 16, 2011

    I have fallen in love with “Spice Blossoms”! Those colors are definitely in my comfort zone.
    Just recently I was on line looking at Kathy Browns “Strip Smart Quilts” adding it to my wish list. Would sure love to win a copy of it.

  114. Mary Melino - August 16, 2011

    I like Birchtree Lane, the different hues go well together . . . .

  115. Nicki Nawrot - August 16, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway, I love the Bits and Bobbins line, and I also had a lot of fun on the fabric challenge voting, some of them are awesome!

  116. Kathy Biggs - August 16, 2011

    If you are going to make me choose one :-), then it has to be Whirlwind Romance Blush Palette.That collection would “strip” great!

  117. sheila van - August 16, 2011

    I love “spice blossoms”, getting ready for cooler weather.

  118. Lindsey Ray - August 16, 2011

    I love CT fabrics and have purchased many (understatement) collections. I like several of the newer lines, but am in the mood for fall, so will go with Spice Blossoms — especially since it’s flannel. Yum!

  119. Dorothy - August 16, 2011

    Would love this book. I have lots of jelly rolls waiting for a project to make.

  120. Amy C - August 16, 2011

    Around Town is my favorite. Like the bright colors!

  121. DeAnn Donarski - August 16, 2011

    I would love to have a copy of this book!

  122. DeAnn Donarski - August 16, 2011

    Forgot to say that I like the spice blossoms line!

  123. Jane - August 16, 2011

    Whirlwind Romance is awfully attractive. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  124. Colleen - August 16, 2011

    I just love Spice Blossom…reminds me of all that I love about Fall!

  125. Barb Colvin - August 16, 2011

    I like the blush palette of Whirlwind Romance!

  126. Sue K - August 16, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me. I love the patterns and colors!

  127. Shannon Wilson - August 16, 2011

    Peppermint Forrest, almost every pattern in the collection is wonderful!

  128. Sandy A - August 16, 2011

    I love Whirlwind Romance in the Blush palette! so pretty!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. Keri B - August 16, 2011

    Love the optical illusions! Thanks for the review!

  130. Rebecca - August 16, 2011

    This book would be awesome

  131. Janice Mc Laren - August 16, 2011

    I’m really liking the Whirlwind romance. Thanks

  132. Linda C - August 16, 2011

    I am falling in love with Whirlwind Romance line of fabric. Not sure if fabric would work with Strip-Smart Quilt book, but I love CT fabric and I love quilt books!

  133. Arielle F. - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms is absolutely wonderful. I love that you’re carrying flannel fabric now.

  134. Bonnie Blessing - August 16, 2011

    I really like the Whirlwind Romance Whisper Palette. Blue has always been my favorite color.

  135. Joyce A. Cameron - August 16, 2011

    Love them all, but Spice Blossoms is beautiful stuff.

  136. Lana Ebeling - August 16, 2011

    I love working with strips. The more ideas, the better!

  137. Nancy Nehez - August 16, 2011

    It’s hard to pick one favorite, but I would have to say Spice Blossoms…I just love Fall!

  138. Carol Vickers - August 16, 2011

    The colors of Pineberry are just beautiful – definitely my favorite!!!

  139. Eileen DiPietro - August 16, 2011

    Spice Blossoms, everything I love about the colors of my favorite season in a soft, snuggly flannel fabric, what more could I ask for?

  140. Gene Black - August 16, 2011

    My favorite is Whirlwind Romance Whisper.

  141. Jacqueline McNeill - August 16, 2011

    I really like the warmth of the Spice Blossoms fabric colors. Always like fabric lines that include a plaid. The quilts in the Strip Smart Quilt book look really different.
    Jacqueline McNeill

  142. Kayla P. - August 16, 2011

    It’s a toss up between Zippee and Peppermint Forrest. Both are so vibrant and fun! Fabric can be fun right 🙂

  143. Nancy Taylor - August 16, 2011

    The examples look great. My favorite new line is Whisper Palette of Whirlwund Romance

  144. Diane C - August 16, 2011

    I love them all! Can’t wait until I can order some of all of them.

  145. Patti - August 16, 2011

    I love the bed and breakfast fabric. So calming! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  146. Karen - August 16, 2011

    Love Pineberry…………

  147. Debbie Sherman - August 16, 2011

    Strip-Smart sounds like my kind of quilting ….

  148. JoAn GODFREY - August 16, 2011

    love those patterns. have a comparable ruler i think, if i can find it. ok, i am ready.

  149. Debbie Gallett - August 16, 2011

    I like Birch Tree Lane. I would love the book.

  150. Jackie Orton - August 17, 2011

    Gotta go with the Spice Blossoms! It looks like my favorite time of year!

  151. Chriss Moroe - August 17, 2011

    wow, what a great book… I have so many strips already cut, I would love this book

  152. Rita Phillippi - August 17, 2011

    I love the Spice Blossoms!

  153. Donna Sykes - August 17, 2011

    I love Spice Blossoms and Pineberry. Both are warm and cozy. I have a strip set just waiting to be used and this book looks great!

  154. Vicki Olmstead - August 17, 2011

    Spice Berry and Pineberry are my favorites. I love the warm and cozy and home look the have.

  155. Kathy Rutkosky - August 17, 2011

    Your soft and cuddly Sunny Day is perfect for baby quilts.

  156. Shirley Merrill - August 17, 2011

    Whirlwind Romance would be my choice. What a great book to add to my collection.

  157. DeAnn Ellis - August 17, 2011

    I love Birchtree Lane! Those colors just call to me!

  158. Dorothy I. Dishman - August 17, 2011

    This summer has been exciting with all the new fabric lines you have introduced. I like all of them but I’m most anxious to purchase the Christmas Mini’s… much potential & it will help use up my Christmas stash in new projects. Please enter me in the drawing for the book to use with all my strips. Thanks for the opportunity.

  159. Barbara - August 17, 2011

    Whirlwind Romance has my attention, specially the Three Quarter Bag. I do think that Ill send for

  160. Lori - August 17, 2011

    I would have to say anything Fall Colors is my favorite, so I love the Pineberries line.

  161. Kay - August 17, 2011

    Spice Blossoms is my favorite new collections. The colors are fabulous!

  162. Pearl Wieneke - August 17, 2011

    I love the whirlwind romance collection.

  163. Jeanne - August 17, 2011

    Do I have to pick one?????
    Whirlwind Romance blush palette and Spice Blossoms flannel both caught my eye in the new catalog. I still am attracted to Sunny Day flannel too, although that is not a new collection. Of course, I could look at the Paradise Batiks all day long but that also is an older collection but will always be at the top of my list for favorites. Thanks for the creating this contest.

  164. Agatha - August 17, 2011

    I love the Batik Paradise Collection. So many possibilities!!!

  165. Carol Martineau - August 17, 2011

    I just received my new catalog. I just love it wonderful fall colors…Happiness Always!

  166. Ginger - August 17, 2011

    Peppermint Forest is cute!

  167. Jane adams - August 17, 2011

    Love the Midnight Garden and Bed and Breakfast collections.

  168. Anna - August 17, 2011

    Oh golly, hands down, Whirlwind Romance in Whisper pallette. Love it, love it!

  169. Diane Butch - August 17, 2011

    Absolutely love the Pineberry Collection. The colors and print designs are everything I want in a design.

  170. Lynn - August 17, 2011

    Peppermint Forest is so cute. Would love to win the book and make a strip piece quilt from this collection.

  171. Sandy Todd - August 17, 2011

    I really, really love the Pineberry collection, particularly the Holiday Potpourri in evergreen. Thanks for the chance to win Kathy Brown’s book!

  172. Deborah Curington - August 18, 2011

    “Spice Blossom”~~add some spice to your life!!

  173. Tonya - August 18, 2011

    I love it all, make me a winner.

  174. Lisa Marie - August 18, 2011

    I love the Whirlwind Romance fabrics, especially in the Whisper pallette. Kathy’s book looks great too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  175. Lisa - August 18, 2011

    I love working with strips!! I’ve been looking at several books and this one looks amazing from the photos above. Will have to check it out!

  176. Marianne Brown - August 18, 2011

    I love the Birch Tree Lane collection. That lime green is so popular here in Panama with the ladies in my quilt class. They just buy me out all the time but they are just learning about brown and its uses. Not available here often. Wish you were closer because the selection here is pretty dim sometimes. But we soldier on, class by class, we a volunteer group, Hermanas de acochado de Volcan. Everyone loves to quilt here. Use your closeouts all the time. I can ship it and the women can afford it even with the shipping attached. Great place.

  177. jean - August 18, 2011

    I would love to win the strip smart quilts but do not have an american address live north of the border

  178. Barb - August 18, 2011

    I love the colors and patterns in Whrilwind Romance and would love to win!
    Even tho my email is Canadian I do have a U.S. mailing address…

  179. Karen - August 18, 2011

    I LOVE both Whirlwind Romance collections. Would really love to win “Strip Smart Quilts!
    Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  180. Michelle Kloeti - August 18, 2011

    I love It!!!! I just finished a competition with strips! didn’t place, but there is always next time. I would love to have this book. I never throw anything away. Even strings get put into a bag for dog beds!!

  181. Yolanda - August 18, 2011

    I love the Peppermint Frost collection. Non-traditional Christmas fabrics always catch my eye and my creativity.

  182. donna rosengarten - August 18, 2011

    That’s a tough choice to make, but I seem to lean to autumn type colors so I guess my choice would be Spice Blossoms would be number one. As for number two it’s a tossup between the other three. I LOVE them all!!

  183. Barb - August 18, 2011

    I love so many of the fabric collections right now, but if I have to pick a favorite it would be Spice Blossom. Those colors work so well in my home. The Strip Smart Quilt book looks wonderful.

  184. Sandy Bailey - August 18, 2011

    I love all your fabrics, but if I had to pick one it would be Sunny days collection.

  185. Susan - August 18, 2011

    There are so many pretty fabrics to choose from. I like Quilter’s Candy, Whirlwind Romance Blush Palette, Birchtree Lane, Canning Day… I could go on and on!

  186. connie s - August 18, 2011

    I love your fabrics. Great prices!!

  187. Helen - August 18, 2011

    Too many super collections – Ella’s Wishes, Birchtree Lane, Whirlwind Romance Blush

  188. Alyssa - August 18, 2011

    Can’t wait to start my Canning Day quilt!

  189. Jessica - August 18, 2011

    Birchtree Lane is my favorite

  190. Billie K - August 18, 2011

    Ohhhhhhh…love that book. I saw the one of the cover made up on a quilting blog.

  191. Joan H - August 18, 2011

    The Spice Blossom fabrics are so great! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  192. Nancy Perry - August 19, 2011

    I love the colors of Whirlwind Romance with their pinks and greens. Wouldn’t they be great in a strip quilt!!

  193. Vickie Peterson - August 19, 2011

    I love the peppermint forest! Love it!

  194. Nancy George - August 19, 2011

    I would love to add this book to my collection. I especially like Pick up Sticks. Thank you for the
    chance to win the book.

  195. Andrea - August 19, 2011

    I just love the new Spice Blossom line. I really wish you could choose flannel or cotton though.

  196. Lisa Timmer - August 19, 2011

    For me it’s a toss up between Spice Blossoms and Whirlwind Romance. There isnt a single print I don’t like out of the lot! For some fabric lines I think they are OK and then I look at the kits and then Im not entirely thrills. I like all 5 of the Spice kits. For the Romance line love, ove the Enchanted Evening Kit and the bag but I favor the Whisper line I think. Thanks so much, the book looks great!

  197. Pam Suther - August 19, 2011

    It’s gotta be Spice Blossoms-the flannel looks so rich! Would love to win the book-thanks for the opportunity to enter! PS I love your catalogs!

  198. Brenda - August 19, 2011

    Love all the strip sets the spice blossoms are my pick. Love making strip quilt the book would be a nice one to have.Thanks for all of your great fabrics I am never disapointed when I open a box from Connecting Threads.

  199. judy - August 20, 2011

    Looks like a wonderful book love working with strip sets of fabric.
    I ordered Farmers Wife Quilt today from Connecting Threads great service.

  200. Florence - August 20, 2011

    I like “around Town” !
    Thank you to propose a chance to win the book !

  201. Cindy - August 20, 2011

    Spice Blossoms are the best. Makes me feel like Fall is here. Love it.I need a a piece of pumpkin pie.

  202. Karen - August 20, 2011

    I love the new Whirlwind Romance in the blush palette. I is so delicate, really speaks to me.

  203. Linda Hughes - August 20, 2011

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite collection. I like Ella’s Wishes, Birchtree Lane, Whirlwind Romance right now but some of these are going out of stock so quickly I wont’ get a chance to buy any.
    Thanks for a chance at the give away.
    Linda H.

  204. Patsy Knight - August 21, 2011

    Great batiks! Love Spice Blossoms.

  205. Deryl Clear - August 21, 2011

    My favorite is Sunny Day! Wonderful collection.

  206. Natalya Hoak - August 21, 2011

    I love, love the Whirlwind Romance collection! How beautiful!

  207. Linda Robertson - August 21, 2011

    The Whirlwind Romance collection is one of the prettiest ones you have come out with. I only wish that you had the table runner in the pink as well as the modern. I would buy it in a heartbeat!!!!!