Geared for Guys Blog Hop and Giveaway

Last November I had the crazy idea that I would make a quilt for my husband. I thought I would line the back in fleece or something cozy and make the front some sort of “man design”. I had no idea where to even start. And every idea I came up with, my husband nixed. So…he got no quilt for Christmas. Designing a quilt for a man is hard.

That’s why when Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies emailed me about her new book, Geared for Guys, I was pretty excited! (And it also features John Adams of Quilt Dad Quilts…man = true “man quilt” expert, right?) If Emily’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably from her super popular fabric lines, Going Coastal and Hall of Fame. Well she has a new collection debuting this weekend at Quilt Market called Shore Thing. Looks like another winner that pairs perfectly with Going Coastal. And would work great in a man-quilt!

Back to the book though. Geared for Guys has 8 quilt patterns, all designed with men in mind. I like that there are patterns for all different types of guy…the preppy guy (Ivy League quilt pattern):

The rugged guy (Helix quilt pattern):

The alternative guy (Odd Ball quilt pattern – this one would be perfect for my guy, and not just because of the pattern name! ;)):

The quilts use a lot of solids in neutral and blenders which I think makes for more manly quilts.

Now for the giveaway! (I told you earlier this week it was Christmas in May around here.) Just leave a comment and one of you will win a copy of the book. If you’ve made a man quilt, I’d love to hear about it. If you’ve tried and failed, I’d love to hear about that too! I’m sure there are some funny stories out there. I will pick a winner Tuesday evening. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

The winner is #191, Fran Daoust. Fran said “My daughter made a quilt for my husband. it does have flowers and leaves but he loves it because she made it. I am planning on making some manly quilts with wool.”

Congratulations Fran! I will email you for your address. Thanks for commenting everyone!

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    I never made a quilt for a guy (you can’t count my 2 and 4 year old sons ;o)) and I must confess I feel a bit intriqued. That’s why I’d love to win this book: to finally get me started! Thanks for the giveaway, Faith!

  2. 2

    says

    I’m currently in the process of making a man quilt, using grey, blue and red and a geometric pattern, very manly. So far I’m liking what I see of the Geared for Guys quilt patterns, they look graphic and striking.

  3. 3

    says

    I’ve still got a man quilt to make. I’m owing a quilt to my DH, everyone has already got a quilt of their own save him, so it’s time.
    I’ve tried to put fabrics together for a man quilt a few times, but the patterns always are “un-manly” – I even had troubles selecting the fabrics for my sons’ quilts.

  4. 5

    Carrie says

    Years back I crocheted a huge work in burgundies and greys for my husband… haven’t found anything since then to make for my husband or sons, so this book is looking very helpful.

  5. 7

    Lee Ann says

    The very first quilt I made for a guy was a lap quilt using a fence rail pattern for my dad. He loves the color bright red so I used 6 different red or red/white fabrics. It was one of my first quilts, so it is full of imperfections, but my dad loves it and uses it still. Thanks for the chance of winning Emily’s book.

  6. 8

    robin says

    Quilting for a man is HARD! I could usefor a book of inspiration! Thanks for chance to win this one!

  7. 9

    Rebecca L. says

    This is so exciting! These quilting books will help with my quilts for sons and nephews goal. Nieces and sisters were so easy!

  8. 10

    Mhairi says

    I have never made a quilt for a man specifically but I love to make quilts with the browns and colours that would appeal to anyone.
    I love the idea of this book, there are so many amazing quilts that I have seen on this blog hop.

  9. 11

    says

    I’m loving some of these quilts for me lol My dad might deserve a quilt though, as he’s just presented me with a ticket to the olympics and paid my travel and accommodation down there…

  10. 12

    Pam says

    I also have found making a quilt for my husband challenging, and so haven’t yet done one. A book like this could be the solution.

  11. 13

    says

    Love all of these. Its so hard sometimes trying to find a pattern which would mix well with a guy, but I think you’ve filled the bill.

  12. 14

    says

    I have made my husband and my FIL both quilts. I made them out of coffee themed fabric – because they are coffee snobs!

    THanks for the giveaway!

  13. 15

    Carol says

    Perfect timing! Great idea for a book and I could so use this book in my life right now…my son and 2 nephews are graduating this month. I don’t think they would mind a belated graduation gift if it was something as grand as a Guy Quilt. :D

  14. 16

    Ann says

    I made my older son a quilt using terry Mangat’s Rio Grande line so that’s kinda cheating. It has rafting, hiking, biking, fishing stuff going on all things my guy loves. It’s a well loved quilt but like I said cheating. Made one for my younger son called “American Beauty”, which used red rose fabric, blacks a creams. I nuked the roses called it “Canadian Brawn” and thought myself clever. Daughters have a plethora of quilts. But my “date”, “the boyfriend”, father of my children, husband of many years????? Nada, zip, nuthin”….this book better do the trick. My mind is not getting more agile as I age and he’s wise to my ways. Thanks for the chance to win Faith.

  15. 17

    Catherine says

    I have a husband and 3 sons so I would love to have a book to give me ideas for them all. I’m having a go at designing one for my youngest sons birthday next Saturday. I’m hoping he’ll like it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. 18

    Fran says

    I’ve been wanting to make a quilt for my brother for a while now & my experience has been frustrating – he likes the quilts I’ve made for other people but kept rejecting my ideas for him, saying that they were “too girly” or “too pretty”. This book looks like a godsend & the quilts are amazing & suitably masculine. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. 19

    Sharon says

    With a husband and 2 fast growing sons I know this book would have perfect quilt patterns for them. I love the helix quilt, and as for the odd ball one, that would suit all 3 males in my family lol!

  18. 20

    says

    I made my husband a quilt of wonky crosses using the Reunion fabric from sweetwater. He likes it alot, but isnt reallly wanting to “use” it. Its so cool, i may hang it up in our living room :)

  19. 21

    says

    Hi Faith,
    I’ve been making quilts for charities, and most of the quilts donated are ‘pretty’ ones. The organiser (Jan) is very grateful for everything that she receives, but she has said that a lot of the homeless people are men and boys, and she would love to have some quilts geared toward the males. I was given a huge amount of fabric by a lady who used to make her husbands’s shirts, so I have all this tartan flannelette – perfect for blokes quilts! Simple patterns such as Chinese Coins, rail fence, etc. are all suited to tartan (plaid) fabrics.

  20. 22

    Lindsey F. says

    I have not made a man quilt but love the inspiration I am getting from the sneak peaks from this book. Odd ball looks like a lot of fun!

  21. 23

    Nicole says

    I made a brown and black and beige turning twenty for my Dad that turned out very well. It was hard to part with! I’d love to make another manly quilt and that odd-ball looks great.

  22. 24

    Fran M says

    I love this!! Often I have wanted to make a quilt for a man but have felt quite stumped by floral fabrics and calicos. Duh. So I was thinking – should I make a quilt out of steel wool or something?
    Great ideas here. Love the quilts. Steel wool not necessary. what a relief.

  23. 25

    Char says

    LOVE that Odd Ball quilt which I could envision as a man quilt, baby quilt, kid quilt, etc. depending on the fabric. This looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

  24. 26

    says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I made a quilt for my husband before we were married. It was a queen size and I just kept it simple with greens and blues and a big rail pattern.

  25. 27

    Heidi says

    I have never made a quilt for just a man before. Would love to though! Never thought of doing it to be honest. This book would be just the thing to get me started. Thanks for the chance.

  26. 28

    Merran says

    I could have done with this book when looking for a quilt to make for my daughters boyfriend. Luckily David Butler brought out his curious nature target pattern and I used that but now I want to make another……

  27. 30

    Diane W says

    The only guy quilts I’ve made have been for my two nephews when they were born. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. 31

    pam says

    what a cool idea for a book! seems like when i’ve made guy quilts, all you change up is the fabric choices. the quilts you showed look awesome! thanks for a fun giveaway :D

  29. 32

    says

    I made a quilt for a guy friend who got married. It was a jean quilt with red corduroy and a black & red backing.

  30. 33

    SewLindaAnn says

    I made a quilt for my son. It helped to get him involved in picking the fabrics. Once he got over being in a quilt shop he pulled more bolts than I ever did!

  31. 34

    says

    I’ve made quilts for grandsons with sports themes, pirate themes, repurposed denim…..but now that they’re growing up, it’s time for more sophistication. This book would be perfect.

  32. 35

    says

    I haven’t tried making a quilt or my husband… though I would like to. My recent quilt top was citrus colours with pink and He really likes it – yes – pink! The only time he seems to use quilts is when he is very hung over and feeling sorry for himself!

  33. 36

    Ellen H says

    I haven’t tried for a man quilt yet, but I really like the Ivy league pattern, it looks like a good place to start!

  34. 37

    LauraC says

    I’m in the process of making a T-shirt quilt for my DH out of his running shirts. I’ m still at the prep stage ironing Pellon to the shirts which is mind numbingly boring. I keep stopping to do other projects that I find more enjoyable.

  35. 38

    says

    I’ve been waiting for ages to make a quilt for my brother, so this book has appeared at just the right time. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win a copy.

  36. 39

    Donna Joy says

    I have made blue jean quilts or guys, after all they like blue jeans. So hard to find a design for guys. This book is just great as I am tired of cutting up blue jeans.

  37. 40

    paula says

    I made a quilt for my boyfriend…I had to, really, because he gifted me a brand new Janome 6600 for Christmas!! He is a rugged individualist who lives life his way in a small post and beam home on 18 acres! So the quilt I made him was a traditional 9 patch using all types of small striped and plaid cottons set on the diagonal! Thanks for a chance to win this book – it looks fantastic!

  38. 41

    Rachel O. says

    Oh man, this book would be perfect. I have more guy friends than girl friends and never know what to make them for Christmas other than food. I NEED HELP!

  39. 42

    Betty Burton says

    Saw the Odd Ball quilt and immediately thought of my son-in-law’s bald head. Perfect pattern for him.

  40. 43

    VickiT says

    I had to laugh when you talked about wanting to make a quilt for your husband and couldn’t settle on the right pattern. That’s exactly what I’ve done for the past couple of years myself.

    This book is one I must have considering that I have 4 grown sons and, of course, my husband I would like to make quilts for.

  41. 44

    says

    Love that Hexi Quilt pattern – guys would love it! I have tried to make a quilt for my adult son, but he has visions of flowers and foofoo-iness trapped in his wee little head and always says, “No, thanks, Mom.” Maybe I will surprise him for Christmas and just make him one. I think he’d love the Hexi Quilt.

  42. 45

    Wendy Close says

    I can always use a new quilt book. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Wendy

  43. 47

    says

    HI there, the more I see ya’ll reviewing the book and the pics the more I want it! I’ve made a couple of man/teen quilts. One was a Dallas Cowboys throw and one was a twin size large zig zag. I need more ideas cause I have more men to make quilts for!!

    Francine

  44. 48

    says

    the ‘man quilt’ i made for my son is a rag quilt with both sides minky–one side brown, the other white. BORING! And really, at this point it’s not even soft anymore after so many washings. I need to make him one before he goes off to college! The Helix pattern is manly and interesting–I’d like to try making it!

  45. 49

    says

    I have never finished a quilt for my man. I bought fabric for one but I never even cut into it. Wow that is sad to admit. Maybe it is time! I just need a little inspiration. And time.

  46. 50

    Miranda says

    The manly quilt I’ve made for my husband was very basic, and HE picked out the fabric!

  47. 53

    Suzanne says

    My husband wears (and collects) Hawaiian shirts so doing a quilt for him was easy…I used super large floral in a dark, saturated blue and purple (no white) and blues as the other colors – very successful….looks like a large Hawaiian shirt…

  48. 54

    Katelyn says

    I have been looking for a man quilt design for me and my boyfriends new apartment. However I have never come across one we both liked. If I like it I get the “it’s good” which mean , no. Help!

  49. 55

    Bridget says

    Oh how perfect, my Husband is graduating from graduate school and I have been thinking about giving him a quilt…hope to win, thanks for the giveaway!

  50. 56

    Amy says

    I need this book! I am a single mom to a ‘boy’ who has a closet and roomful of alien, cowboy and little fishies quilts. Unfortunately for me, he’s getting too big for these novelty quilts and now wants something more grown up. I will still need to find a home for that frog fabric but I’m sure I’ll figure that one out on my own.

  51. 57

    Peggy A. says

    Was trying a man quilt using homespun but wasn’t loving it. Decided I would try Parson Gray’s Curious Nature line. This book would REALLY help.

  52. 58

    Ceil says

    I made a “man” quilt for my grandson with construction vehicle fabrics and a flannel backing. He loved it. The pattern was just rectangles, however, so it was only the fabric that gave it that manly look! Now that he’s older, I’d like to make another more challenging one for him and would love to win!

  53. 59

    Katie says

    I’m in desperate need of ideas for a man quilt! My best friend is trying to make one for her nephews and I’m struggling with patterns and color combinations that feel manly! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  54. 60

    says

    I’ve only made one quilt that was really a “guy” quilt — it was a brick design in plaids with dark green as the constant. I tied it rather than quilt — with a green and brick-red mix. It did end up looking rather manly. Gave it to my very ill brother who was in a nursing home. It disappeared shortly afterward — knowing him, someone probably said, “Nice quilt.” And he said, “You like it? Take it.” Things never mattered to him as much as people did. I’m hoping the quilt has found a good home with someone who remembers my brother as fondly as we do.

    I should add — LOVE this book. If I don’t win one, I’m definitely buying it. Oddball is my favorite, too.

  55. 61

    Margaret says

    I made quilts for four guys last year. Two of them used an outdoors fabric line and a panel with moose. The other two were two shades of blue. Not very imaginative or particularly pretty/handsome but they were ok. Would love to win this book. It is on my Amazon wish list.

  56. 63

    LC says

    My husband has been after me to make him a quilt for so long, that I think he’d settle for pink appliqued flowers at this point.

  57. 64

    Judy says

    Oh, I really need this book, because I have all boys and have such a problem finding patterns that they like. Please pick me!

  58. 65

    says

    I can’t wait to see what you make for your guy!!! I made my husband an Edmonton Oilers (his favorite hockey team) quilt. It was suppose to be a couch quilt but it actually fits a queen size bed!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  59. 66

    says

    I did make my son a quilt but the colors he chose weren’t ‘manly’ at all!
    He likes the artist Louise Bourgeois and asked for an interpretation of one of her quilts. It really turned out nice! It’s a really light pink, bright yellow and cream ~ all linen. He’s an art student, really into color and strong in his manliness!

  60. 67

    Sharon T says

    I’ve made several “man” quilts for my grandsons using clear colors and traditional designs similar to what Red Pepper does. Like you, I love Odd Ball!

  61. 68

    Becky Greene says

    I have three males that I should make quilts for, so this is a contest that I need to win :-) Thanks for the peek inside the great book!

  62. 71

    christie m says

    My husband wants a quilt that he can “use” but hates everything I suggest. r really want to make one just for him and I could really use the inspiration in this new book. Thank-you for the chance to win!

  63. 72

    Tiffany says

    I haven’t seen that helix quilt yet. It is AWESOME! I might actually have to make it for myself…
    I’ve never made a quilt exclusively for a guy, although I always thought Elizabeth Hartman’s Tokyo Subway Map quilt would be perfect for my traffic engineer husband who took me to Hong Kong a few years ago… But like your husband, he nixed that idea. I think he really just didn’t want me buying any more fabric! ;). I’ll get him someday.

  64. 73

    Sue Calverley says

    The first man quilt I made was a double sized rainbow coloured quilt for my son going to university, he still has it on his bed 8 years later. I then made another quilt again using 4 inch squares in black and White, my son and his wife decorated their bedroom in black and White! Since then I have used old blue checked shirts, supplemented from Kim Porter, Worn and washed, making one for my husband and daughters partner. My husband has his on his boat, to keep him warm at night! Oh I nearly forgot a red, black and White quilt for my nephew, it was a black and White batik charm pack.

  65. 74

    Elaine M says

    Best “young” man quilt I made was “A pool of water”. All fabrics blended, blues, aquas, greens and teals. For a friend of my son’s who is a big water polo player. Gave it as a college going away gift. Thanks for having a giveaway.

  66. 75

    says

    I’ve only made quilts for little men – my nephews! Spiderman and the likes. Can’t go wrong with Marvel comics or rag quilts!

  67. 76

    Jenny says

    I’ve not made a man quilt, but I am preparing to do two boy quilts in the near future! I have liked everything I’ve seen from this book, and I would love to have it! Thanks!

  68. 77

    Kate E. says

    I’d love to make a husband a quilt, but have the same problem you were running into. This looks like a great book!

  69. 78

    Carolyn says

    I just made a quilt for my nephew who just graduated from college with an Ag degree of old jeans (cut into actual quilting squares), flannel shirts from flannel shirts from his farmer/rancher dad and grandpa, one of his own, and even one from my dad who died 15 years ago. For sashing I used the colors of the university. Backed it with fleece (and just a flannel batting). It is one heavy quilt, more traditional than my usual, but quite beautiful.

  70. 80

    says

    I totally agree, man quilts are the hardest to get ideas for. So many fabric lines are not geared towards the male ego. Not many men want to claim a quilt covered in floral patterns! I have made two man quilts in the last couple of years. One recently for a high school graduation gift. I used David Butler’s Parson Gray Curious Nature. I purchased a pattern off Etsy called Big and Tall. I love this line and hope he soon comes out with many more options. You can copy and paste the following into your browser to see my Curious Nature quilt:
    http://oxfordimpressions.blogspot.com/2012/04/canons-graduation-quilt-in-david.html
    The other man quilt I made was for my FIL. I used Jenean Morrison’s Moondance and made up my pattern as I went along. You can copy and past the following into your browser to see it:
    http://oxfordimpressions.blogspot.com/2010/11/pappaw-gets-his-own-quilt.html
    I would love to be the winner of this giveway. I have many more man quilts to create and need some serious inspiration !!!
    Thanks for hosting !

  71. 82

    Sandra says

    Have wanted to make some manly quilts, but I’m a beginner so I haven’t gotten that far yet!

  72. 83

    says

    This would be a fab book to have! I’ve had a run on male quilts this year, one for my dad turning 70 and 2 nephews turning 18! They are definitely harder to make for. Thank heavens for wonderful inspiration in blogland! Jxo

  73. 84

    Lisa Marie says

    This past Christmas I made a Harley-Davidson themed quilt for my brother in-law. It was for my sister too, but was mostly his request. I used a simple scrappy pattern and chose fabrics that were not flowery or feminine. It was a big hit!

  74. 86

    Amy B says

    I’ve made baby boy quilts, but not a man/guy quilt yet. Hoping to make one for my hubby for Xmas!!

  75. 87

    says

    It took a long time for me to make a quilt for my husband. One of the problems was that he wanted a Mariner’s Compass quilt. Yikes! I never made such a complicated quilt and I was intimidated. I even told him that he needed to take me to Paducah to buy the fabrics and that he had to pick them out thinking he wouldn’t be up for that. Not! So off we went. Starting that quilt was the reason I started blogging, to kind of mark my progress. It is now on the header of my blog!

    Since then, I also made my Happy Camper quilt for a very dear friend.

  76. 88

    says

    I’m in a house FULL of guys! I’ve got 2 teenage boys, a hubby, and a new baby girl. I’ve done allot of ‘girly’ sewing in preparation for my daughter, now my boys are DEF due for quilts. I especially LOVE the ‘GAMER” quilt;-) Thanks for the chance to win, Faith!!!

  77. 89

    Katrin says

    I let my husband pick the fabric for his quilt. Now I am living with a Spiderman quilt on my couch… Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. 90

    Denise J. says

    I have 3 boys so it was a challenge to find a quilt pattern that they might like, but I succeeded. Would love to win a copy of the book.

  79. 91

    Kelly Irene says

    I tried to make a man/woman quilt by using blue and gray sashing with my floral fabrics but it is still “my” quilt :) I would love to make something from this book for my hubby!

  80. 92

    says

    Yep, I have done a man quilt: 70 circles and I believe it is loved and in use! But it is nowhere near the awesoem quilts in this book… Thanks for a chance – and Oddball would be my first choice, too

  81. 93

    Isobel h says

    I’ve just made my brother a quilt in a fence rail- four strips, two outer ones with orange marbly fabric and the two inside strips quite scrappy with different types of Batiks in purples, greens, blues and oranges. I edged it with a khaki fabric that pulled the whole thing together.

    Overall it’s very graphic and gives an orange feel- his favourite colour is orange, so I hope the colours travel well from a grey London to a very sunny South Africa! He hasn’t seen it yet…

    I think this book looks wonderful- would love to make something for my husband (who loves looking at different quilts) from it.

    Love your blog!

  82. 94

    says

    Man quilts are always tricky. I try to start with fabrics and keep it simple – fabrics that have texture instead of a recognizable print, not too many colours – and then I pick a design, also simple, not too many curves or fancy decorative touches. Neutrals and darker colours, straight lines, and nothing girly! My dad loved the one I made for him for Christmas.

  83. 95

    says

    Thanks for the great giveaway! The only ‘guy’ quilts I have made are for my three boys, and they a fairly easy to sew for, since they like novelty prints. I’ve made a poison arrow frog quilt, cowboy quilt, and hungry catterpillar quilt for them.

  84. 98

    Anda says

    I would like to make my brother a quilt from my dad’s beloved shirts. Our dear dad passed away 3 years ago and time has not helped much in our loss. awolk at rogers dot com

  85. 99

    says

    I made one quilt for our boy when he left for college. MY solution to making it a ‘man’ quilt: use camo! LOL. I’ve fallen in love with the quilts I’ve seen from this book. In fact, switchback just might make its way to our bed! Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat!

  86. 100

    says

    I made a man quilt for my fireman son and even backed it with a Pottery Barn fire truck sheet. He says it is the hit of the fire house

  87. 101

    Mary says

    I have not made a “man” quilt yet, but I would love to make one for my son. I’ve made quilts for many family members. He wants to know where his quilt is? Maybe from this book….. Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

  88. 102

    says

    My hubby is a submariner so I made him a stack and whack background is shades of blue the appliqued a submarine on it. I even added mariners compasses to each corner. He loves it!

  89. 105

    amye says

    LOVE the preppy guy quilt. my husband is FAR from preppy…he leans more toward hippie, but he wears argyle socks to work everyday, so this would fit him well!

  90. 106

    Carol says

    I made a quilt for my teenage son to take to university. It was one of the first quilts I have made and it is very busy but colourful. I used lots of blues, greens and black. I’m going to make him another one for his bed at home but I think I’ll use solids only and make it much plainer.Thank you for the chance to win the book. It looks like it will be a great source of inspiration!

  91. 107

    Cathy A says

    I bought car fabric 2 years ago to make a man quilt for the Mister but need some inspiration on which way to go with it. An idea book would be great!

  92. 108

    Laurie says

    I’ve never made a man quilt but I love the Odd Ball quilt and we could both live with that in the house!

  93. 110

    says

    Wow! This is such a perfect opportunity! My only son has recently asked for a quilt for his new home and I’ve been racking my brain with color schemes and design ideas for him so this book ‘popping up’ is ideal! I would love the chance to win it – thank you!!!

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    Gunilla says

    Haven’t made a quilt for a guy yet, but this bookwould surely help! Thanks for the giveaway- the book looks great!

  95. 112

    says

    a husband and three sons.. and no men quilts! I really would like to make my oldest a quilt since he left home this year for university but he thinks quilts are girly.. it doesn’t help that I’m only a beginner! LOL Thansk for the give-away!

  96. 113

    says

    I would love to make a manly quilt for some of the wonderful men in my life. My hubs who puts up with the scraps and mess. My brother who loves to cuddle up with quilts. My dad the ever present & looking out for you guy. And for the cutie boy on the way – he will get all the manly men quilts he wants!

  97. 114

    says

    I would love this book!! I started to make Union Jack blocks for my husband a few days before his birthday, foolishly thinking I would have whole quilt top of these amazing blocks for him but in the end I made one and presented that to him promising to complete it…it is now nearly the end of May – he’s never gonna get that quilt, is he?? Poor guy.

  98. 115

    says

    My very first quilt was for my darling deary. It was a challenge to make a man quilt. Choosing the right fabrics and all. No florals, modern, and the right colors. Oh gosh, thats a tough one. I allowed a little bit of input from my main squeeze, but then just went with my own gut feelings. Here is a link to my hubby’s quilt: http://modernamish.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-1st-quilt_01.html
    It turns out, he loves it, but wishes it were longer so that it would reach form his neck to toes. Maybe next time:D

  99. 116

    Hueisei says

    I’d love to win. I wanna make a quilt for my hubby and son. Thanks for the chance to win.

  100. 117

    says

    Well, I have attempted this man qulit thing a few times actually and everytime I am not completely satisfied. Well I lied, I made one for my dad and it was perfect. But I was refering to making one for my hubby. I have made about five different blankets for him and I feel that I am jinxed because they all have turned out not so perfectly awesome. I think it is because everytime I was trying too hard. I need to not care so much but he is super special and I wanted them to be perfect :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

  101. 118

    Sherri says

    I would love this one! Two men in my life, a 6 year old and my husband. I have made quilts for my girls, but I think they fell left out. Thanks!

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    says

    I haven’t made one yet, but my husband did pick out some Alexander Henry dragon fabric last month that I’m trying to figure out how to turn into something we can both like. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    jmniffer says

    I am pretty new to quilting. After a couple of girly quilts for myself and Mom I am ready to try my hand at quilts for my husband and grown sons. This book looks perfect for something like that. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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    MarciaW says

    I want to make a quilt for my brother and another for my uncle. I’ve been stuck as to the quilt design and pattern = nothing done. There are guy quilts in this book that would work which is why I want to win a copy.

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    Jan says

    My “man quilt” was all flannel squares- dark colors, not a flower or pastel in sight, collected a couple of summers ago on a tour of the Western US. Lots to choose from across the quilt stores of Utah, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico!

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    says

    I made my dad a beautiful blue, green, and tan quilt out of a “Love of Quilting” magazine with fish and tackle and seaweed quilted on it.

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    Yvonne beyer says

    Amazing quilts! I would love a cy of this book to try my hand at some of these designs. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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    ann says

    I like that helix one! I have 3 boys well 4 cause you should count my husband so I need some guy quilt ideas.

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    Annie says

    Wow! Oddball looks perfect for my teen grandson who is next in line for a quilt from me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book, it looks great!

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    Judy says

    Sounds like a very interesting book with lots of great ideas. I just finished a quilt for my teenage grandson with different size squares, strips, rectangle with computer related fabric.

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    says

    I made my Father-in-Law a family tree quilt, with the whole family on it. I now have a couple more babies to add though, need to get it back to him.

    I love Odd Ball, that is just the sort of thing my hubby would like. We met studying Industrial Design at University, and he is very much a minimalist.

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    Megan L says

    I made a mini quilt for my friend Will! It was a Q-code (you know, those square bar codes for smart phones?), and it lead to a link I created of a picture that holds some significance for us!

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    says

    I’ve made “guy” quilts for my husband and my son in law. They were great and loved what I’d made. I’ve also made some for my grand son’s, of course, if Grandma made it, they loved them.

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    says

    I’d love to win this book. I made a quilt for my 26 year old son last Christmas in blues and browns…very nice. He loved it!

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    Kathie says

    I have the fabric for my “man” quilt but not quite sure what to do yet. This book would really help :-).

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    Laura T says

    I have yet to make a “man” quilt, but I’d like to make one for my dad, and this book is providing some great inspiration. It’d be great to win it!

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    mary c says

    I love to make quilts for my guys. I have done a Green Bay Packer themed one for my husband and an outdoor themed one for my son. This book looks like it has some good ideas for the other men in my family.

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    Logan says

    With an amazing husband and three awesome sons, this would be perfect for me to find the right patterns for some great quilts!

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    Lee says

    I have only made baby man quilts :) and now I have two boys graduating and need to update and make some big men quilt! thanks for the reivew and giveaway.

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    says

    Ah, I have he same problem!! Tried designing it but it didn’t go… I think this book has some great manly designs – fabulous! Thaks for the chance to win!

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    Rhonda says

    I’ve made plenty of baby boy quilts if that qualifies as a “man quilt”. Thanks for chance to win this great book!

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    Janet says

    Wow, great giveaway. I’ve tried coming up with something for my son but never had the right one come along. This sounds like he answer to my problem.

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    Susan says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I always on the look out for a new pattern – it’s time I made my sons another quilt!

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    says

    I just bought a whole bunch of Shore Things fabrics and I think my husband and son need new quilts – I hope I win!

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    Jen B says

    My hubby’s not too picky, when I get around to making a quilt for him he’ll be happy as long as it’s long enough to cover him from shoulders to toes!

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    says

    My man loves the quilt I made him for Christmas: a string quilt in greens and blues with a red-orange tying it all together that I straight-line quilted. Then again, he loves all the quilts I make, whether or not they’re for him. He’s sweet to me.

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    maria do carmo pezzuto says

    Olá,todas as colchas que eu faço mais séria eu pergunto se meu marido quer,ele recusa,ainda não é a minha ele diz.Quando eu fiz uma para meu sobrinho que foi morar no Chile,meu marido quis ;não posso essa É de sobrinho,porquê essa?Por que é mais grossa e maior.NÃO.Fis a colcha com retalhos de moletom e acolchoei com três camadas de feltro e forro de flanela,ficou um forno.Agora (é quase inverno aqui no Brasil)eu comprei alguns quilos de moletom para fazer uma para meu marido.Se eu ganhar este livro eu não vou precisar fazer uma colcha comum,não é?Muito obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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    Gina f. says

    Man quilts are definitely hard! I made a quilt for my oldest son for Christmas and am still trying to come up with a design for my youngest son . This book looks great!!

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    Ella says

    I need to make a real man quilt for my fiance. He has one of my first lap quilts (which he uses) but I didn’t really know what I was doing yet when I made it.

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    says

    Yay!! I unfortunately had the same thing happen at my house. Every idea I came up with, my husband grimaced at. So his ‘man’ quilt has been put on the back burner. I agree, man quilts are hard!!

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    Sara says

    I just made a man quilt for my fiance using Basic Grey fabrics. It turned out great.

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    says

    I’m a bit of a control freak and really only make quilts for myself – whether they go to other people or not. What’s that saying “love me, love my quilt?”

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    Jill says

    Maybe if I made him a quilt he wouldn’t complain so much about how much I spend on quilting ;).

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    Laura G says

    Yes, I made a man quilt for my 89 year Dad. I made him a quit because after I made a quilt for my Mom, he said to her that he hoped I would make a quilt for him -although he never told me that directly because he would never want me to think I had to make him a quilt, In any event, I made him a blue flannel quilt for Christmas and he loved it. He took it up with him to their bedroom and now he uses it every day and really loves it. That makes me very happy because he has always been very good to me and it was nice to make something that he really loves, thank you for the contest.

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    Robyn says

    I have a 12 year old son who would love for me to make him a “Man ” quilt. Glad someone has designed some quilts for our men. Will have to find the book (if I don’t win one) and see what else Emily has designed.

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    Kristin H says

    I love the odd ball quilt! I made a quilt for my dad for Christmas…mostly solid with just a bit of print fabric tossed in. It was inspired by the fact that I was given some fabric that just screamed “dad” in a kind of never-quite-left-the-seventies sort of way.

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    Margaret says

    What a marvelous book! All of Emily’s other designs are wonderful and I love John Q Adams’ designs as well, so I’m excited to get my hands on this book. If I don’t win a copy, I will surely be purchasing one! :) Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.

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    Gabi says

    I made my husband a quilt several years ago. It had lots of earthy stripes and plaids and he LOVES his quilt! It is getting worn out now, though, so he needs a new one.

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    Angie says

    My hubby keeps asking…”when are you going to make a quilt for me?”. This might help! Thanks :)

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    kimberlee says

    I want to make a quilt for my brother but couldn’t find a great pattern/fabric combination. I hope I’m lucky, I like the argyle pattern at the top. :)

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    says

    I’m so new to quilting, i haven’t made a guy quilt.. yet.

    I’d love to make any of those (for myself or a guy!)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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    says

    While there is no man in my life currently, I did make a georgeous grey and black and white quilt for a fella a few years back for Christmas. When I presented it to him I told him its name, Stars over Hermosa (where he was living and I was visiting). He promptly said, “no, I think its name is Stars over the Black Hills”. Go figure that I’m not seeing a man that would change the name of a quilt given to him!

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    nicole w says

    I only have boys in my family so, this would be perfect! I love all the wonderful designs!

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    Barbara says

    I’m making quilts for all the “girls” in my family, but feel like the “boys” are left out. I’m not even sure they’d appreciate a quilt, but I’d love to make some for them, anyway. I found a really cute All Star Sneaker pattern in the latest Quiltmaker magazine, but it’s paper pieced, and looks difficult. The quilts in this book look masculine but doable. I love the Odd Ball pattern!

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    Kim T says

    I would love to try some of these patterns in this book. I just made a quilt for my brother, but it took me quite a while to find a pattern and fabric that seemed to work for a manly quilt.

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    says

    My hubby is asking me to make him a quilt for the sofa. I’m always delaying the start of this project because I’m lack of ideas. I can easily project quilts for babys o or girls, but for adult men I have no idea ;D.
    So I will keep my fingers crossed to grab this wonderful book.
    Thank you so much for this chance to win :)

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    says

    I just finished a flannel rag quilt for my husband.. but one day when I find fabric/pattern that’s just right for him I plan on making him a quilt!

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    says

    I am in the process of finishing up a man quilt. Its car themed (the guy is a mechanic). I used t-shirts with the Ducati and Viper logos on it and made a checkered flag in the center, then surrounded it with a blue solid and a black and white newsprint featuring vintage car adds. This was difficult for me, I just couldn’t get into it. It’s just not pretty!!

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    says

    The last quilt I made was actually a “man quilt”. Solids in “man colors” really set it apart from my typical quilts.

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    Jaime says

    I have produced two quilts for men. I made a jean quilt that was well received and another that I fear will never be truly loved. I would love love love a copy of this book as I have seen at least four designs I would like to make (one that I would like to make for myself! I hope that isn’t odd, but I think the Helix pattern is just fantastic) and I haven’t even been able to see a copy yet. Anyway, pick me please!

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    Marcelle says

    I think this is just the book I’ve been waiting for! Have been looking for good man quilts for the longest time so can’t wait to see all the patterns. My husbands already keen on those giant diamonds!

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    Diann Cornell says

    No man quilt yet, but I have three grown sons (not to mention a husband!) so maybe it’s about time.

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    dkb says

    My 2nd quilt was one for my husband. It’s a cross pattern in denyse Schmidt greenfield hill

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    says

    I would just love to win this book! I use blue and white when I make quilts for men, unless they had another priority. Works good.

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    Kenna says

    I’m working on a “man quilt” now for my little dude…with David butler’s line and so far so good….but there are a LOT of men in my life!

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    says

    I have never made a guy quilt…unless you count the quilts for my grandsons. But they are boyish, not manly. I would love to make the odd ball quilt. Love that one.

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    Elle says

    I have so many guys in my family and as I am starting to really focus on quilting I am having a hard time coming up with what will fit them. This book is so exciting!

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    says

    I made a quilt for my boyfriend…blue, green and red, all dark and toned down. Some patterned, some plain. Then I embroidered a few attributes of who he is on some of the solid greens. He loved it and started using it right away. Unfortunately we found that it’s too hot here for the thick batting and flannel that I used. :/ we’re married now so he doesn’t use it anymore, but maybe I’ll hang it on the wall some day…

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    Laureen says

    Ooh, it looks like that book has some great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    says

    I would love to win this awesome book. I have made a ‘guy’ quilt using plain homespuns. But I would really like to do a modern ‘guy’ quilt now.

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    says

    I’ve never made a quilt for a man, but my friend and I are embarking on a joint quilt for our guy friend who is finally getting married! I just hope he likes it… and his future wife too!

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    becky says

    Oohh, this book would be perfect for me! The ivy league quilt has my brotber written alllllll over it lol! Thanks for offering! :)

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    Fran Daoust says

    My daughter made a quilt for my husband. it does have flowers and leaves but he loves it because she made it. I am planning on making some manly quilts with wool.

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    says

    I have the back fabric for a quilt for my man, I bought it in Sedona on a vacation this past fall. My husband picked it out and some great fat quarters he liked but I am struggling to come up with a design. I was thinking lone star but I am currently working on a baby quilt lone star and not sure I am up to a queen size in this challenging pattern! Guys quilts ARE hard! I promise to put this book to good use if I happen to luck out and win it! :)

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    Tamie says

    I haven’t made a quilt for a guy but my husband keeps asking me where his is.

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    says

    I made a ‘man-quilt’ for my son with blue, green, and gray chevrons. Then I made another one for my husband with some VW busses, and lots of red, blue, yellow, gray, and orange. Turns out my husband likes the chevrons more, so I guess I’ll make him another one similar to my sons!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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    says

    I’ve never yet tried to make a quilt specifically for a guy – usually I make them for couples. I suppose my Modern Rail Fence could qualify as a ‘guy’ quilt, as well as both Double Irish Chains I’ve made?

    Thanks for the giveaway! *crosses fingers*

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    says

    What a fab giveaway! I am planning to make my lovely man a quilt but its so hard to pick fabrics that are not girly! This book would make him v.happy! haha x

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    Helen S says

    I love the spiral one – only made a few quilts and they’ve all been pretty ‘girly’ but the manly colour ways are great.

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    says

    I’ve made quilts for my dad and brother-in-law so far — one was a drunkards’ path quilt, and the other was the big owl from Dare to be Square. :) I just love the patterns in this book; thanks for the chance to win!

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    lisam says

    I’d like to make a man friendly quilt for our master bedroom, so I look forward to seeing this book.

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    Becky says

    I’ve never made a “man-quilt”, but I really like that Ivy League quilt. I would love to win that book! :)

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    jackie says

    I’ve made a number of quilts for guys. I try making them with larger blocks and avoid the usual, pink and flowery fabric. I’ve used a lot of Japanese men’s Yukata fabric that has bold prints and tends to the blue, grey, green. The new books looks great lots of fun quilts that really could be used for anyone, lots of fun patterns!

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    Faye says

    I did make a quilt for my husband’s and my bed as a gift to my husband. It is not particularly manly, but not too girly either, and I think he likes it. (Well, he’d better — it was the first quilt I made and it is Queen sized… and I quilted it myself on my very small sewing machine!!!). That said, it would be fun to make him one that is a little more geared towards him, style-wise, now that I know a little bit more about what I’m doing!

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    says

    I made my husband a ‘man quilt’ a few Christmasses ago!! It is made from dark coloured flannels, all very subdued and of course manly!! But it is huge…. and consequently very heavy!! So it stays folded up most of the time, except when the dog tries to make a bed on it! I suppose I really do need a new quilt for my sweetheart…..so please include me in your giveaway!!

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    kate says

    I really REALLY love the Ivy League quilt. I’ve got to think of someone to make it for!

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    Liberty says

    I have never made a man quilt. Maybe if I win the book I can try! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jill says

    I have never made a man quilt, but I have 4 boyz between 16 and 24, thinking maybe I should. Not sure they are ready for a full out log cabin being as they are all kinda hip.lol
    Thanks for the chance!

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    Katie says

    In the process of trying to make a man quilt. This book could the needed thing.

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    LisaS says

    I have seen a bunch of patterns from this book that I am itching to make! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    says

    I’ve never yet made a man-quilt but I’ve been saving my husband’s dress shirts as he wears them out for about a decade now, thinking one day they’d make a great quilt. I think I have about enough material to make a kind size quilt, (including backing!) and I’m hoping to start it this year. I love the Helix pattern and could see making it with his shirts: background all his solids and the stripe out of all his checked shirts.

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    Brynn says

    I’m about to get started on my first man quilt. His focus fabric of choice? The whales from Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie. It should be interesting.

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    says

    I bought some plaid flannels for a guy quilt and plan on doing large blocks of each fabric – we’ll see how it comes out! Thanks!

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    Tricia says

    My family is all guys, so I need this book! I am making a quilt for my dad out of fishing and outdoorsy prints. It is alternating snowball and nine patch blocks. I hope he likes it!

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    Jo Ann Mcqueen says

    I made a “man-quilt” for my son-in-law who is in the Navy. He is an avid golfer and really missed those golf courses when he was on deployment. So I made him a simple block quilt using a green flannel with a golf motif, alternating with recycled denin pieces I collected. When he got home, my daughter gave it to him and he was thrilled. Now he has his own snuggle quilt and doesn’t make my daughter share her “sock monkey” quilt. Peace in the family!

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    heidi says

    I made my dad a flannel “man quilt” for Christmas this year. I don’t think it was very manly though. I used a combination of Grinch flannel and red/green plaid flannel in various rectangle shapes. I think my parents only put the quilt out when I come to visit. :)

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    says

    Ooh, count me in!

    My husband’s man quilt is in progress. The top is done and I’m so psyched that it turned out as I imagined it. Now I need to actually make a back and decide how to quilt it…

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    says

    This looks like a great addition to any library! I so often just do simple patchwork for guys – I’m looking forward to branching out!

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    Sharon says

    I would love to have that book — husband, two sons, three grandsons probably each need a quilt — i’m guessing.

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    says

    I’d really love to attempt my first “man” quilt as a Father’s Day gift this year, so the book would be great timing. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    says

    I’m working on my first man quilt right now! It’s for my brother for his birthday and let’s just say…NEON.

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    Andrea says

    My husband has nixed many ideas so I haven’t attempted anything yet. He may acutally go for the ivy league argyle pattern – thanks for the chance to win!

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    says

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! I would love to make a quilt for my 17 year old son. I do not want to make a traditional block, using dark colors. I want it to look hip and cool, not old-fashioned! I have made quilts for men, using traditional patterns, but with solid colors. They look nice, but these are so much fun!

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    Kristen Sanderson says

    I have been looking for a “man pattern” for awhile now. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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    Sandy N. says

    I’ve made a few “man quilts” before but none are as cool as the ones I’ve seen in this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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    Jeanne Henderson says

    This is a great idea. My quilts are mainly girly or flowery and I would love some new ideas for my boys.