Sunday, December 9, 2018

Strip Quilt Secrets

I might have mentioned a time or two thousand that I wrote another book. I don't think I ever explained why I wrote another book though...

I have had a wonderful couple of years traveling and teaching from my first book Scrap Quilt Secrets. It's been a joy and a pleasure to visit so many guilds with my trunk show and teaching workshops. And just like with my first book, this book is a result of the questions and comments I was hearing time and again. Comments like...

  • What is a scrap?
  • How do you sort your scraps?
  • What system do you use to organize your fabric scraps/strips/pre-cuts?
  • How do you come up with your ideas?
  • Why do you use a particular technique/method?

Since Scrap Quilt Secrets was a design based book that explored how I combine my stash/scraps into fun quilts, I felt that I needed to focus on techniques I use most often. I think the quilts in both books reflect my personal style which is often referred to as "happy scrappy."

Strip Quilt Secrets is a technique workbook that explores 5 methods I use for my strips/stash/scraps. The thing I like most about the book (besides the quilts!) is the Index that is a quick reference for strip sizes. Have a collection of strips? Just go to the index to see which quilts utilize that size strip.

What happens next?

To celebrate the release of the new book, I'll be doing a giveaway on Instagram soon. Follow me there at dianedknott, I'll have a post on the C&T blog this month. I'll also feature each of the quilts (and techniques) here on this blog throughout the next month. I'm considering doing a blog hop as well. If you would be interested in participating in a blog hop by hosting a stop, please let me know and I'll send you all of the information (including a copy of the new book!) Spaces are limited so reply soon if you are interested.

I sure hope you will enjoy this new book as much as I enjoyed making these quilts and sharing them with you. It's a long and complicated process to turn quilts into a book, and it's not for the faint of heart, but I do hope you find some treasures that you can't resist stitching.

Are a member of guild? Would you like for me to visit your group? Please let me know ASAP. My schedule is filling fast! I'm booking dates through 2020 at this point.

Hugs and quilts!


  1. I got the book last week and absolutely love it! There are already a couple quilts I’m going to HAVE to make in the new year!

  2. I have your book on my Amazon wish list! Not buying anything for myself before Christmas though.:)


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