Win Stash Happy Applique: 25 fresh projects for fabric lovers

Stash Happy Applique

Stash Happy Applique

If you’ve been crafting for a while, you probably find yourself with a stash of smaller pieces of fabric in your collection.  If you’re anything like me, you aren’t exactly sure what to do with them. They aren’t really big enough to make something out of.  However, there’s no way I would throw perfectly good fabric away either.  What ends up happening in my house is that I end up with a large collection of small scraps of fabric that I am going to use *some day*. Unfortunately, some day doesn’t actually end up happening very quickly.

Stash Happy: Applique: 25 Fresh Projects for Fabric Lovers by Cynthia Shaffer is just the book for all of the fabric collectors out there. This applique book features twenty five different projects that you can create using those smaller scraps of fabric.   Some of these projects feature store bought items or on hand items that you embellish with applique like an adorable pair of Mary Jane shoes.  However, there are also quite a number of applique projects that you will create totally from scratch like a portable tic-tac-toe game that your kids will definitely enjoy. You’ll use a variety of applique techniques in these projects including reverse applique, trapunto, needle-turn applique, and free-motion quilting.

If you’re not familiar with applique, don’t let that stop you. Stash Happy Applique begins with an introduction to applique and a look at the basics you’ll need to know.  All of the templates you’ll need to create these projects are in the back of the book for you to copy. Each applique project includes two supplies lists. The first supply list is a *from your stash* list of things you should already have.  The second supply list is a *gather* list of supplies you may need to purchase from the store.  Either way, if you don’t have items on your *from your stash* list, you can always purchase them as well.  Each step necessary to complete the project is explained step by step and is accompanied by pictures to make the process easier. There are also a variety of photographs of the finished project alone and as you might use it or display it in your home. The photographs really make these projects easy to tackle even if you are a beginner.

Stash Happy Applique features a wide variety of crafts including cafe curtains, lampshade, baby ensemble, doll, skirt, apron set and more.   I love that there are projects that let me upcycle items I already have like curtains, a trenchcoat or a tote bag. This is a great, eco-friendly craft project idea to breathe new life into items.  The book contains crafts for beginners like a paisley brooch as well as projects for advanced crafters like drawstring bags and hoop art. If you’re looking for new craft inspiration, you need to pick up a copy and get to work.

One of my readers will win their own copy of Stash Happy Applique.

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Article first published as Book Review: Stash Happy Applique: 25 Fresh Projects for Fabric Lovers by Cynthia Shaffer on Blogcritics.


  1. Jessica P says:
    I have always been interested in Applique. I do a ton of quilting and this would be so cool to be able to add to it!
  2. Tricia Martin says:
    I would love to win this for my Aunt. She's so creative and crafty that she'd love this! =)
  3. danielle hall says:
    i would love to learn how to do this :)
  4. I would like to win because I'm always looking for fun new projects to work on
  5. I entered to win 1000 Places to See Before You Die
  6. Shannon Baas says:
    I would like this for my friend.
  7. I've just started learning about applique work and this book looks awesome. I think it would be a great book to have.
  8. I want to try applique.melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com
  9. because i love trying new crafts!
  10. I have been quilting for a few years and applique is my big passion currently, so this book would be fun.
  11. Stephanie Hungerford says:
    I love making clothing with applique for my nieces and nephews. I also make toys and quilts for the them as well. I love having help and being creative this is really fun
  12. Stephanie Hungerford says:
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  13. Vivien L says:
    I have so many little pieces of fabric left over from big projects and would like more ideas on how to use them up!
  14. Melissa S says:
    would love to start a new craft project
  15. tracy webb says:
    I love to craft, need some new ideas
  16. Gracellen Bonilla says:
    Because I've wanted to learn a new craft for a while but was fresh out of ideas.  This looks like a lot of fun!
    I love my embroidery/sewing machine and I've never tried applique - it would be something totally new.
  18. I would like to try this myself. Thanks for the giveaway.
  19. this would be fun to DIY with my family.
  20. Sounds like some fun designs to make some pillow covers!
  21. susan hartman says:
    I love crafting
  22. Erika P. says:
    I'd like to win for the kids at church who meet on the weekends to make crafts.
  23. Erika P. says:
    I entered the Molecule Clothes giveaway.
  24. DAMIAN JARREAU says:
    I would like to win this for my mom because she is into crafting
  25. Val Pearson says:
    I would love to win because I have never used Applique before and can't wait to try it.
  26. Daniel M says:
    for me mom who's now retired and loves crafts and wants more project ideas
  27. I would give this to my sister-in-law who would love it!
  28. Alexandra Roach says:
    My mom would love this. She's very crafty
  29. I'd like to win so I can learn how to  make an apron set for my daughter and I
  30. I entered the Molecule clothes giveaway
  31. Laurie Emerson says:
    I would love to win this as I use appliques on quilts and clothing.

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