Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Preview of Patchwork Sassaman Style & Giveaway


Let me give you a preview of what Patchwork Sassaman Style is all about and why it will revolutionize how you quilt with Personality Prints (or designer collections).

Jane calls each quilt pattern a recipe because it is a guideline on how to create the quilt but is open for you to add and delete as you like. For example, you can add several different fabrics or additional sashing and borders or appliques to corners, etc.

I’ll use the example of Mirrored Triangles. Would you believe that these 3 are the same recipe? They look so different!

Recipe 14

Each of these quilts uses only 3 different fabrics. Jane shows you how to select fabrics and how to cut them to get the desired results. Sewing it is so simple since it is only half-square triangles! That’s why these 20 recipes are for beginners to advanced quilters.

What I like best about Jane’s quilts in this book is that I can hardly see where the seam lines are! It all blends together and looks like a whole cloth quilt sometimes! You get huge graphic impact with minimal fabric as well as minimal simple piecing.  It’ll have you thinking about designing quilts in a brand new way!  The methods are adaptable to many different fabric collections that you probably already have in your stash…beautiful fabrics that you collected but weren’t sure how to cut them. Don’t we all have some of those?



This week’s giveaway is a Sassaman mousepad! Comment below by April 17 and we’ll select a winner at random. Jane’s silk scarf is almost ready to put on our websites. The design that you voted as the winner is my favorite so stay tuned to see the winner! Comment and tell us what other products you’d like to see in ‘Sassaman Style’!

Winner of last week’s Purse pattern is Patty Ashworth! Please contact me and let me know your mailing address (linda@dragonthreads.com)


  1. thanks for the giveaway!


  2. Ooh please pick me, I just spent 3 days with Jane last week at a workshop here in Australia, I miss all those beautiful pieces of her work already!

  3. What a pretty mousepad! Would I dare to use it or should I frame it? If I won this I would actually give it to a girl I work with who loves butterflies. She deserves to have something nice given to her as she is always helpful and very sweet to everyone.

  4. I'm not sure what else to add besides the normal books, patterns, etc - perhaps notecards?
    I absolutely need a new mousepad so put my name in the drawing please. Thanks for the book preview and chance at the giveaway.

  5. I love the primrose variation version!
    Can I join in the giveaway from the UK please???

  6. I love the shape of the mousepad! (And teh colors and teh butterflies!) I woild love to see Jane's design's in a throw pillow, and umbrella, a laptop protector, and a reader cover!
    Karen T.

  7. Beautiful mousepad. Please don't pick me, but I wanted to let you know that I added your giveaway to my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html I hope that is ok.


  8. mousepad is beautiful & I need a new one! Love the 3 quilts

  9. Oooh, I love it! It reminds me of the Vera designs. I could use a new designer style mousepad!!! Thanks! debgiro at wildblue dot net

  10. That's a lot prettier than the mousepad I'm currently using.

  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.