Win “Mini Patchwork Projects”

Mini Patchwork Projects by Beth Studley - Review on

When F+W Media asked me if I would like to review “Mini Patchwork Projects” by Beth Study I was excited. But when they said I could also give one of my readers a chance to win a copy I was sold. This great little book contains 6 really fabulous and super useful sewing projects that are perfect for every skill set. I really love the the book is really clear and easy to follow and you’re not swamped with a whole lot of supporting information to get lost in. The projects are really relevant and make the book a great gift idea for someone you know who sews, or to keep on hand to help when you’re looking for last minute gift ideas.  

Mini Patchwork Projects by Beth Studley - Review on

I really love that the book is so bright and contemporary. I love that it’s been shot with a semi-vintage vibe, but feels like you’re totally getting a peak into someone’s cherished creative space. I’m really addicted to needle books at the moment and so I’m crushing on the hexagon needle case in Mini Patchwork Projects. I just need to carve out some time to make myself one! None of the projects are super labor intensive which is something that I, as a time poor person, really loves.

CLOSED: If you’d like to win a copy of Mini Patchwork Projects simply leave a comment on this post telling me what types of mini projects you like to make for gifts or for yourself. Entries close Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 8pm AEST (Sydney time). Competition is open internationally.

WINNER: Ali, who left the comment “I love giving pixie baskets and pin cushions!”

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter!


If you would like to purchase your own copy of Mini Patchwork Projects you can find it in the following places: Amazon | Book Depository | Interweave Store

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  1. Valerie September 28, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I like to make coasters and mug rugs. Made a lot of quilts and now like making smaller projects.

  2. leanne September 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I love making mini quilts, cushions and needlebooks – thanks for the chance to win this sweet book !!

  3. Alicia September 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I would like to try my hand at making mini zip pouches!

  4. Terri September 27, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Pin cushions and tote bags seem to be my “go to” gift idea lately. I would love to see some fresh ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Antigone September 27, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Pin cushions, cushion covers, tote bags, you name it, I love the lot!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book, it looks great….

  6. Mary Jane September 27, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I am totally smitten with needle books right now and am always looking for a new one to try, it sojnds as if this book is the perfect place to find a new pattern.

  7. Kathy Luehrs September 27, 2016 at 12:16 am

    tissue cases, pot holders, microwave bowl holders

  8. Ayda Algin September 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I loveto make totebags for little girls. I can sew it non stop:)

  9. Ayda - cafenohut September 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I loveto make totebags for little girls. I can sew it non stop:)

  10. DeborahGun September 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I tend to make cushion covers, and the occasional bag, but this book looks full of great ideas!

  11. louveau huguette September 26, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    moi je prefere les petits quilts de poupées,plus les piques epingles
    mervi huguette

  12. Yarnchick September 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I am new to patchworking as I have only ever really been into woollen crafts such as crocheting, but I am obsessed with mini hexagons in a rainbow of colours. I would like to make a needle case using mini hexagons. Thank you.

  13. Judy September 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Pincushions and needle books come in handy for everyone – combined with hexies and bright colours – oh the heart is racing just thinking about the possiblities.

  14. Susan September 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Mini quilts, pouches, coin purse, pin cushions anything that’s quick to make really.

  15. Swapna September 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Those fabric bowls and pincushions seem like ideal hostess gifts or for when you’re meeting fellow crafters and would like to give them something.

  16. Ellen Follett September 26, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I love to make pin cushions. Our guild always seems to have a pin cushion swap and I love to experiment.

  17. Glenys O'Shea September 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I have made seven lovely baskets for my friends and everyone loves them. They are quick and easy and once finished are something to be proud of. Thanks for everything and I’d love to win a copy of the book.

  18. Jessie September 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Recently I have made a few mini pin cushions in plastic lids which were quick and fun to make!

  19. Zenna September 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love making zip pouches and tote bags. You can use up scraps, orphan blocks, they are easy to personalise and customise for gifts and are quick and practical.

  20. Mary September 26, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I make pincushions and tiny pieced quilts, sometimes for gifts and sometimes for me. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  21. Sandy Norman September 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I love and collect handmade pincushions.. so a sewer can never have enough of them in the sewing room. This book looks so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Mary Hope Watters September 26, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I love all things mini but especiallly quilt blocks!! I love the bright colors in her patterns. Ithink it would be nice to make my friends pin cushions for Christmas gifts this year!

  23. Ali September 26, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I love giving pixie baskets and pin cushions!

  24. Kelly B September 26, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I want to make sweet little pin cushions for all my sewing friends!

  25. Sharon Cummings September 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Im a sucker for cute pin cushions, weather they are to be used or for decorating.

  26. Sue September 26, 2016 at 7:57 am

    i enjoy being able to give hand made gifts if at all possible, so love small project ideas. I would love to get some new inspiration.

  27. Kathleen Ross September 26, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I have made pot holders, zip pouches, mug rugs, and pillow cases. I enjoy receiving and giving hand made items therefore I hope I win Mini Patchwork Projects . I need some fresh ideas so thank you for the chance to win.

  28. Laura September 26, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I like to make pouches and coasters/mug rugs and small covered books as small projects. These are useful and always very well received. They are also a way to try new techniques.

  29. Kate September 26, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I so need to make some of those little fabric bowls – as usual my favourite thing is the last new idea seen, these bowls are it!

  30. Leisa September 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I would love to make mini quilts, totes and wall hangings! 💛

  31. Mary September 25, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I love to make pin cushions, I give them has gifts.

  32. Jenny S September 25, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Id love to make some cute cushions for myself and for gifts!

  33. Lara Motta September 25, 2016 at 7:41 am

    My favourite little sewn gift is a little sewing kit complete with needles, thread, a tiny pair of scissors, some buttons and a few safety pins. Think the hotel sewing kit only way cuter!

  34. Valerie September 25, 2016 at 4:43 am

    I love the look of the projects you showed–I’d love to have more go to pincushion patterns to make and give.

  35. Katie Lamphere September 25, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Mini quilts, pincushions, mug rugs, oh my!

  36. Jean September 25, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Mini wall hanging, purses and baskets. This looks like a book I could Use!

  37. Jen September 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Definitely a pincushion is always high on my list, but love making babies bibs and Christmas stockings and ….

  38. Kirsty September 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I love making zipper pouches and bags ☺

  39. Sue H September 24, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I like making pincushion/pillows and small zipper pouches as gifts for my friends. I know they will love them since I usually start by making one for me, then sharing more with my friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Pamela Dorman September 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Love making small quilted articles and this book looks fab, is it on the market in Australia yet?

  41. Kellie Warren September 24, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I have been making and collecting pincushions for some time now, but recently my husband just built me a beautiful new sewing studio. Its not large but its lovely. I dont have a single thing to hang on the walls yet. I would like to make some mini quilts and also some mini blocks to frame and do an entire wall of those. I think it would be precious. Its funny that in all my quilting I have never once made a mini. Am i alone there?

  42. Mary Lou P. September 24, 2016 at 6:47 am

    My go to quick projects are generally mug rugs, journal covers and tea bag cozy. It would be great to Have more options!

  43. Carol Marcellus September 24, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Love all those cute, cute projects

  44. Julie September 24, 2016 at 4:28 am

    I’m a pincushon and needlebook girl. Looks like a lovely book.

  45. Jeifner September 24, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Pincushions and needle books are my fave

  46. Jenni September 24, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I’d love to try making the little fabric bowls pictured. So handy for keeping little things contained on my desk! Thanks!

  47. Kathryn Romans September 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Cute little book. I like to make mug rugs, zipper pouches and pot holders.

  48. Jenny Hubbard September 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I love the bright colors in the book samples. What a great way to introduce new techniques.

  49. Caitlin September 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Those projects look too cute! Depending on the person and their interests, I like to make everything from zipper bags to pin cushions!

  50. Theresa mcfarling September 23, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I like to make mini quilts as mug rugs, for color throughout the house 😃

  51. Kathy E. September 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    My favorite sewing projects to make for friends are personalized mug rugs and mini quilts using their favorite colors. I love making them and they are always appreciated and shown off! I wish I had sewing friends too.

  52. Laura September 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    For sewing friends, I like to make pin cushions and needlebooks. For babies, ring teethers are perfect. And zippy pouches or simple tote bags for anyone!

  53. Tami Collett September 23, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I enjoy making lots of mini things- mug rugs, pin cushions, zip bags.

  54. Sally September 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I really like making dolls as gifts. Last year for my kids teachers I made them mug rugs.

  55. Sue Greene September 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Zippy bags! Pin cushions! Mini quilts!

  56. Melissa Marco September 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I’ve only ever made a couple of mini gifts but a sweet dolls dress was my fav. I’d love some more ideas though!

  57. Athena Andrzejewski September 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    We are currently in shopping for a new house so lately I’ve been sewing mini quilts and doing mini swaps so that I can have a mini quilt wall in my new sewing room. I also really want to make myself some nice pin cushions to replace the store bought generic tomato I have now.

  58. Pam Clark September 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Right now I’m trying to make me a mini quilt wall. I want my sewing room to be pretty and soothing to be in instead of having fabric laying everywhere and plain walls. I also love making pin cushions for others. Who doesn’t need a cute pin cushion????

  59. Kelly Lenza September 23, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve never made a mini as a gift before – my sewn gifts all tend to be ginormous and take forever. I’d love to learn mini projects that would be easy to make !

  60. Michelle M September 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Potholders and mug rugs, though I’m thinking about some bags this year.

  61. Patty D September 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Bags of all sizes are my goto gift

  62. Bridget September 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I love making bags and table top quilts.

  63. Heidi September 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Little zippy bags are great little gifts I’ve been making but definitely need to try some new things now.

  64. Ruth September 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I like to make potholders. Small pockety bags, and pouches for (eye) glasses.

  65. Karen Davis September 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I love to make pincushions and mug mats for gifts.

  66. Katie September 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I’m planning to make a few pin cushions and zip pouches to give to friends 🙂

  67. Barb P September 23, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I love little gift pouches to whip up and fill with goodies.

  68. Nella September 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I love making bibs.

  69. Frania September 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I love making pin cushions and mini quilts! This looks like a great book for me! 😆 I would love to win! 💕

  70. Pam September 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I like to make kitchen towels,mailer pouches and small baskets as quick little presents.

  71. Gill September 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    This looks a great book!
    I love making mini quilts and pincushions

  72. Melissa September 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I love to make mini quilts, quilted pillows, and pincushions. This book looks super cute and fun! 🙂

  73. Rebecca K. September 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I love to make whatever I think would best suit the recipient – so placemats, pouches, coasters, pincushions, needlebooks, mug rugs, mini quilts, bags, anything I can! I love to make and gift!

  74. Jantine Urban September 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I love making pouches, draw string bags and pin cushions as presents…

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  75. Angela Purrenhage September 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    It seems I make a lot of pouches and pincushions as my quick go to gifts.

  76. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen September 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I made zipper pouches as fast gifts.

  77. Geri VanVliet September 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Yo Yo”s made into paperweights. Great for holding down fabric pieces. Or thread catchers.

  78. Katrina September 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I love to make small purses, pencilcases and my favorite go to for a child’s present is a cushion. Thank you for a great opportunity

  79. Sarah Goer September 23, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I like to make mini mini quilts as well as zipper and drawstring bags as gifts. I recently decided I need to make myself and my kids some pincushions. That flower pincushion is adorable!

  80. JessZ September 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I love to make pouches, coasters, and pincushions.

  81. Andrea September 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Such a lovely book. Hard to choose but i would make vintage style aprons for christmas gifts.

  82. Judy Echeagaray September 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I love to make small gifts like quilted bookmarks, fabric postcards, or small bags and pouches, this book looks perfect for ideas and inspiration!!!

  83. Rachel September 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I love to make aprons and bags as quick patchwork gifts

  84. Ruth September 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    A girl can never have too many bags so they are a regular quick sew gift for me. This book looks adorable, thanks for the chance to win!