Zakka 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please

So excited to finally share about this ‘officially’!  I know many of you have been involved in the buzz on flickr.

I am thrilled that we are doing another round of the Zakka Along.    Last year was a success as we stitched through the book Zakka Style and many of you wanted to do it again.

We’re doing it again, yay!

This year we will be stitching through Ayumi Takahashi’s new release, Patchwork Please.

This book is ADORABLE.    If you follow along with Ayumi’s blog Pink Penguin, then you know what a unique and whimsical sense of style she has.

Her book directly reflects that in every way.   The projects are delightful and her fabric choices are inspiring.

We are going to have a blast and I’m grateful to have Debbie from A Quilter’s Table as my partner in crime this year!

Ayumi helped to pull together 19 of her blogging friends to host the stops on the sew along.

Our contributors this year are:

Jennifer Mathis, Ellison Lane Quilts


We are set to start on Monday June 3rd and the sew along will continue for 19 weeks through each project in the book.

The book wasn’t set to release until April 9th, but it was released early and is shipping now.

Book Details:

Patchwork, Please by Ayumi Takahashi

Published by Interweave/F+W Media, Inc, the list price is $22.95


• Interweave


We’re still ironing out a few details, so I will share more info as we get closer to the sew along.

Things will run very much like last year.    One of the weekly contributors will share their take on a project each Monday along with any tips or tricks they have to help you.

We will then work to sew up our project that week and will link up anytime between Monday and the following Sunday.    A winner will be announced the following  Monday along with the new weeks project.

I am floored at the response I have had from sponsors.  The list is growing each day for the prizes to be given away each week.

Here are some of the lovely businesses that have joined on, in no particular order.



If you haven’t joined in the flickr group, be sure to go and do that.  It’s a great place to ask questions and to meet new people!

You can also grab a button below to share the news of the sew along.

Over the next month I’ll share sourcing ideas for buying your supplies and more details on the sew along dates.

I also have a copy of Patchwork Please to giveaway! 

Giveaway is closed, thank you to all who entered!  Winner announced here.

The book will ship directly from Interweave and is only open to US readers.  I’m sorry International readers 🙁

Just leave a comment below and I’ll choose a winner on Friday, April 5th.

Talk soon! Lindsey

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  • Emily

    So looking forward to this after last years sew along!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Marie

    This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • farmquilter

    This looks to be another fabulous sew along! Thank you for the great giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • I’m new to your blog and sew excited to see the projects. You’ve peaked my interest about Patchwork Please. I’d love to try the project on the front cover. Thanks for an opportunity to see the projects done by other bloggers. Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Higginbotham

    Sounds like fun! I look forward to trying to follow along and keep up!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Elwell

    Great book. Would love to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • I have already received my (preordered) book a few days ago but would love to win one to send to my niece. The projects look like so much fun. I can’t wait to get started.ReplyCancel

  • kimthmsn

    So excited! I had my fingers and toes crossed hoping that this was going to happen! Woohoo! I’m so in and can’t wait to get started! Thanks Linds, it’s going to be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Gigi W

    I love Ayumi’s blog and I’ve been waiting for this book. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to be a part of this sew-along!ReplyCancel

  • Looks like it will be a fun sew along!ReplyCancel

  • What fun! I’d LOVE to win this book! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • catskillquilter

    Looks like a great book, and it will be fun to sew along this time!ReplyCancel

  • MaryB

    The book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea C L

    would love to be able to sew along!ReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait for my book to come – hurry up Amazon xxxReplyCancel

  • Christina

    I cannot wait! This is sew exciting! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Marla

    I’m planning on sewing along. Last year was lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • lynn

    i’m gonna try to sew along this time! thanksReplyCancel

  • Beth

    I do love her style!ReplyCancel

  • It will be an interesting book. Hugs AlessandraReplyCancel

  • karriesmith

    I am so joining up RIGHT NOW!!! I would LOVE to win a copy!! Thank you so much 😉ReplyCancel

  • I missed out on the last sew a long.. can’t wait for this one! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ummmm….So all I can say is, is that you are wonderful and I love Debbie too! Crossing my fingers…ReplyCancel

  • Paula

    The projects are so cuteReplyCancel

  • Judy Forkner

    I’d love to win the book & sew along!ReplyCancel

  • Terry

    Thank you for the giveaway, and I can’t wait for the sew along to begin!ReplyCancel

  • auntiethesis

    I’d love to have a copy of the book; the sew-along looks like sew much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo

    Loved the projects I saw last year. Hoping I can join in this time. Thanks for the chance to win the book.ReplyCancel

  • I got mine in the mail from Amazon last week and read it cover to cover. Ayumi did a great job and the projects are really neat. I can’t wait to start the sew-along 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Zakka QAL was a lot of fun last time so this should be too.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Greve

    Can’t wait! This will be my first sew along!ReplyCancel

  • I own Zakka Style already and I would love love love a copy of this second book so I can stitch along this time aroundReplyCancel

  • Allison C

    This book looks like a blast!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    I was excited about this, but even more so after I had a chance to flip through your copy of the book at Sew South. Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win this and I can’t wait until the sew along!ReplyCancel

  • (I think Leila grows ‘orchids’ not ‘orchards’)….. It looks like a great book and a fun sew-along! Looking forward to joining in again!ReplyCancel

  • Silvana Pereira Coutinho

    Can’t wait to have this book and I hope that I will have time to sew at least some projects from this book! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much! The book is in my cart but I’m putting off getting it until closer to the start date, Im really looking forward to some of the projects I’ve seen pictures of so far!ReplyCancel

  • I am really excited, I just placed my order at Amazon.. Last yr Zakka was my SAL with a fun and great supportive group;..ReplyCancel

  • What fun!! Looking forward to your sew along!ReplyCancel

  • Zakka items are so much fun! It’ll be a great sew-along!ReplyCancel

  • Yay! I want in on the fun!! I was just about to order the book on amazon, but hey, maybe i’ll win it!! Thanks so much Lindsey.ReplyCancel

  • ylmommyx4

    I just received my book and hope I can play along too. If I win you can draw another winner.ReplyCancel

  • This is going to be great! Love her fun style!ReplyCancel

  • I’d love a copy of this book!! Looking forward to the sew.a.long as well & hope to make a few of the darling handmades as well!!ReplyCancel

  • How exciting, Lindsey! What a fun book. Look forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Tamie

    I missed the first sew along. This book looks like it will be fun. Thanks for all your work to put this together.ReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • This sounds like another fun sew-along. I hope I can join in this time around. 🙂 Thanks Lindsey for hosting!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    I love patchwork, even though it is fussy. The sew along sounds fun. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Amy C

    Yay I can’t wait to start!! I loved the first book and managed 16 of the projects and I’ve made many of those two or three times since so this is exciting!!! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • I’m so looking forward to sewing along! Can’t wait to look at the book!ReplyCancel

  • Ohh looks fun!!! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • kimberlee

    I’m new to Ayumi, so I am interested in seeing her style this zakka round. Thx for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Alizabeth Dively

    This book looks like so much fun and would be a great way to improve on my sewing skills.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica P

    A sew along would be a perfect way to start learning to sew/quilt. I am excited to see whats next and to learn from some of the best 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ramona M.

    This book looks like a ton of fun and I am off work in the summer so I will have time to sew a long. I can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • This book looks so fantastic! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    Ooh, this looks like so much fun! If I don’t win, I’ll be placing my order this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Yay! Another zakka sew along!ReplyCancel

  • farmquilter

    Great projects in this book!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book!!ReplyCancel

  • This sounds like a great sew along! Zakka is so much fun to make.ReplyCancel

  • ellen t

    I’ve been a fan of Ayumi’s blog for a few years since I saw her fabric basket tote. Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Bearpawquilter

    This sounds like fun! I’m the winner, please! NReplyCancel

  • Just recently found this through pinterest! i think I will try it out! I want to win toooooo 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Sounds like fun! I think I might join in to help my sewing skills.ReplyCancel

  • I definitely will grab the button. Thanks for setting it all up!!ReplyCancel

  • Very excited about this!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Morton

    How cooool!!! This book looks like so much fun!! & Easy enough for a semi-new quilter!! YAY!!! Soooo excited already!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christine Slaughter

    How exciting! I can’t wait for this sew along, since I missed the first one!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve been tempted by this book and then learn of the sew along. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and buy the darn book! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan V.

    Been so looking forward to this book coming out–thanks for the chance to win it!ReplyCancel

  • Looks sew fun! Thanks for the chance to win … 🙂 PatReplyCancel

  • Dell

    Can not wait for this to start. Thanks for setting up another book sew along. I know this takes a lot of time and effort.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I would love to win this book and join the sew along!ReplyCancel

  • I am so excited for this sew along!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kammarmeyer

    Loved last years thanks for doing another one!!ReplyCancel

  • I would definitely love to win a copy of this book! I have it on my Amazon wish list and I’m just waiting for payday to roll around so that I can order it. One of my summer goals is to be able to participate in this sew-alongReplyCancel

  • Rebecca T

    Love this book! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Greene

    I had such a great time in the first round – I would love to participate again! Thanks for the great giveaway chance and all your hard work in organizing this fun event!!ReplyCancel

  • thinking of joining in this time, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I love the last stitch a long! Can’t wait for this one!ReplyCancel

  • Gina

    The projects in this book are right up my alley. Adorably fun; great gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Amy C

    I can’t wait to start!! Yay 🙂 Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • This is exciting! I hope I win.ReplyCancel

  • I cannot wait to check out the book. All the projects look incredible. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jake

    Thank you so much for the chance to win! I love Ayumi and all her craftiness and her fabric….oh sweet heavens, her ability to patchwork is breathtaking! I’ve got my copy, it arrived Monday! I’m loving it! But what a nice gift a winning copy would make!
    I’ve joined the Zakka Along and can’t wait!
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely thing!ReplyCancel

  • Houseofduke1

    This book looks awesome! I could hardly wait for it to be released.ReplyCancel

  • amandak@whatthebobbin

    This book is on my wishlist. Nice giveaway.

  • peggy hendrick

    Will have to start working on increasing my “stash” so that I can sew some of the projects in the book!ReplyCancel

  • JoNell

    Really looks like fun. Woold love to have the book.ReplyCancel

  • I am all ready for the sew along but still need the book!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda in Florida

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I’ll be following along with the sew along.ReplyCancel

  • Anya

    Oh goodness – I’m so excited about this book. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey, I have traveled over here from the very talented Ayumi’s site. Isn’t her new book fabulous. As Ayumi knows, I have sewn for decades, but have yet to do any paper piecing. Perhaps I will finally do some experimenting with the help of the lovely book.

    I think I will also be visiting here again. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Looking forward to this book, a fresh appoach to sewing up projects!

  • This has been in my wishlist for a while, would be so sweet to get a copy!ReplyCancel

  • Jen C.

    Thank you for having a giveaway! This looks like a great book.ReplyCancel

  • Looking forward to this book. Looks like lots of fun and refreshing projects. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!ReplyCancel

  • venus

    I just love Ayumi’s projects! Would be tickled pink to have her book.ReplyCancel

  • rikki

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia

    Thanks for the Giveaway. I would love to win this awesome bookReplyCancel

  • I enjoyed seeing all the projects the last go around and would love to join in! Winning the book would be icing on the cake!ReplyCancel

  • looks like a fabulous book!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia F

    I just started sewing and this looks like fun! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • This book looks like so much fun! Would love to win it!ReplyCancel

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  • Debbie

    Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Suvarna

    I would like to get a copy….. My friend has one and I envy her alot, because all the projects are awesome and what to try them soon. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Oh this book is on top of my MUST get list! I would love a chance to win and can’t wait for the sew along!

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  • Dorothy

    What a delightful book! I would love a chance to win a copy. Such great projects.ReplyCancel

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  • Pat S

    I’ve been waiting for the release of this book! Wonderful designs!ReplyCancel

  • This book looks so fun. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Good luck with the sew along.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    I have been looking forward to this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!!ReplyCancel

  • What a fantastic book. I would live the chance to win it.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Blissenbach

    It looks great, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’ve fallen into a bit of a sewing rut, but this book looks like the one to help get me out of it. Ayumi’s projects are absolutely charming!ReplyCancel

  • Pat V.

    I love Ayumi’s style. I’ve never done this type of quilt along, it would be fun to try!ReplyCancel

  • Merrilee

    Not sure if you’ve picked the winner already but LOVE Ayumi and love the opportunity to win!! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Thanks for the give away! I’d love to try these new patterns!ReplyCancel

  • I didn’t participate in the last sew along, but I am eager to be a part of the next one.,ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Ban

    Hi Lindsey! I’m hoping to do the Zakka Along this year! I’ve missed seeing you at AMQG meetings.ReplyCancel

  • Patti

    The book is VERY appealing!ReplyCancel

  • kimiki

    The inspiration from your book is great, I want to learn more about zakka projects. Thank you for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • I would love to win this book!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Ooh! This will be such fun! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie T

    Anything patchwork is for me. I would love to win this book! Looks wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Cath T

    Looks like a charming book full of fun projects. Seems like there will be projects good for a beginner like me to practice on.ReplyCancel

  • debv

    Thanks for showing pics of the projects. Apple coasters are cute, but love the flowered quilt. It would be great to own this book. Thanks for the giveawayReplyCancel

  • Jan

    I’d love to win a copy of this book. There are many projects I’d like to make for myself and for gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Williams

    I’m so excited for the sew along! I loved looking through all of the photos last year of everything people were making.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    I would love a copy of this book. Her tutorials are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • This book is a must have! Thank you so much for the chance to win!


  • Wish I had BOTH books!!!!! Would love to join in the sew along.ReplyCancel

  • Patty H

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looks like a lot of fun.ReplyCancel

  • I can only imagine the beautiful things waiting inside her book! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    I can’t wait to see the book. It looks like fun.ReplyCancel

  • liz f

    The sewalong sounds so fun! And I can’t wait to see the book!ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    I love the fun zakka style!ReplyCancel

  • Jean

    What a beautiful book! I look forward to the upcoming sew along. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Seltser

    I love Ayumi’s work and am planning to participate in the sew-along. I have seen some previews of the book and it looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer P

    Looking forward to the zakka along! Thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol in E TN

    I would “sew” love to win this book! Thank you for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Marjory W.

    I’m sure it would be fun to win this book. Love the bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Mangel

    Can’t wait to see what everyone makes! I’d love to win the book.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    It is so exciting to think of the great things I could make from this book. I hope I win.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Ayers

    I just love her work and would swoon for a copy of the new book!ReplyCancel

  • Ellee

    This is definitely a book I want to own!ReplyCancel

  • Am I too late? I am SO EXCITED for this book!ReplyCancel

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  • Debbie S

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • I would LOVE this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • Elizabeth Schiedel

    Thank you for the chance! Beautiful book!ReplyCancel

  • Karen H

    This is very exciting! I can’t wait to start the projects. Thank you very much for the opportunity to win this lovely book and fabric! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I just picked up my copy of the book today. Can’t wait to get started! 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Myrto Vlassopoulou

    I have been following Ayumi for quite a long time and I had preordered of course her lovely book. I have already made one pincushion and there are three more on the way out of Liberty’s scraps, for the first one I used some of the fabrics from her little shop!

  • Hi Lindsey, I’m interested in sew along (Patchwork Please!) that will start soon on Monday. However, I don’t see any html code to grab the button. Can I just grab (download) it and link the image to your blog? Thanks.ReplyCancel

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