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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 6 Chanukah special: St. Louis Star book 40% OFF!

Well we are getting closer to the end of this special. Be sure to comment everyday to be eligible for the drawing on Tuesday (after day 8). On Monday, the 8th day I will announce what the prize is.

Today I want to give you a sneak peek at my new book Kaleidostars published by AQS coming out in February. Most of you who know me, know that I love fussy cutting fabric and this book is all about that and more. If you read my St. Louis Stars book you will know that I give step-by-step precise instructions that make piecing easy. This book included instructions about fussy cutting but all of the quilts in it did not use that technique. (Click on the captions under my images to go to my website.)

St. Louis Stars

In my new book, I show how to use symmetrical fabrics to create quilts that will amaze your friends. These quilts look hard but are actually not as hard as you think. The block is an 8-Point star (different than my St. Louis Star block) that has no "y" seams and is pieced in sections.

The cover quilt I called Mardi Gras. I used Paula Nadelstern's Palindromes collection to fussy-cut. Here is an image of the Kaleidostar block using a Timeless Treasures fabric. I selectively cut two sets of 4 exact repeats and alternated the cuts in the diamonds. This book shows you how to get perfectly exact repeats every time! I have been teaching this workshop for a little over a year now and everyone that has taken my workshop is amazed how great their blocks are. Some of them were beginning quilters! I will be teaching this workshop in Paducah, KY at the AQS show in April and will be doing book signings that week, so I hope some of you will sign up for one of my workshops and come to my book signings that week. I don't know the schedule yet, but will get it to you as soon as I find out.

The book will be out in February but can be pre-ordered on my website. Watch my blog for more sneak peeks of quilts in the book!

For today's special, you can purchase my St. Louis Star book for 40% off. That's only $14.97. This is for today only. This book will give you an idea of what to expect in my newest book, plus you will get a precursor to how to fussy-cut fabrics and will have you coming back in February to purchase my new book!

Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom so you can be in the drawing on Tuesday. If you have left a comment each day you will have 8 chances to win. I need your email address too or I won't be able to contact you if you win.

As always: Do what you love and love what you do. Thank you for reading. Toby Lischko


Grandma said...

I would love to win the book, it looks wonderful.

scottylover said...

Can''t wait to see the new book. I have seen several quilts made with the St. Louis star pattern and love them.

Sandy A
scotty4me39 (at)

ledamewood said...

Your book looks very enticing, I may just have to make a purchase. Love the front cover.
ledamewood at

Crickets Corner said...

I am so looking forward to the new book. Wish I had known you were having a sale on St. Louis Star book as I just ordered it at the beginning of the week at a much higher price, dang it! Rina

Allison CB said...

Love the block! Book looks great!

Sheepish said...

You're giving us lots of inspiration for snowed in Winter days. Glo

Mary LeNoble Bondra said...

Amazing patterns & love your blog, unfortunately just recently discovered it. Lived in Columbia, MO for years but have just recently moved to FL. Bad timing.