Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt – Signed Book Giveaway

I mentioned in last weeks “Quilt Market” post that I would be doing a book giveaway this week.  Well, here it is, just as promised – “Sew Serendipity” by Kay Whitt.
One of the first people my mom and I met at International Quilt Market was author and pattern designer, Kay Whitt.  We just happened upon her booth where she was sharing her gorgeous pattern designs, her wonderful book and was sporting the most adorable dress that you can see in the picture above (made from one of her own patterns).  And as I mentioned before, she was a true ray of sunshine.  So warm and friendly and more than happy to help an aspiring pattern designer with the ins and outs of the industry.
Later that day, Kay was doing a book signing for her book, “Sew Serendipity” and I received a signed copy of the book from her publicist.  Would I love to add this book to my stash? Well, absolutely!  But I have quite a few sewing books and I decided that the book would be better in the hands of one of you.  So that leads us to our giveaway.

Today I’m giving away a signed copy of Kay Whitt’s “Sew Serendipity” sewing book.  Now even though I am giving this away, I had to take a peak inside to make sure you all would really like it.  And guess what?  It’s a total winner!  This book is geared towards women’s clothing and has many great skirt, tunic, dress, and coat patterns.  But it was the coat patterns that really won me over.

Oh, how I love this coat.  Love, love, love.  It’s just so sweet and feminine without being over the top.  I’m always thinking of children’s clothing, so I could totally see something like this on my little girls as well as myself.

I thought this one was really hip and fun with this modern fabric.  But it could also be toned down in a more subdued fabric.  This shape would be really figure flattering on lots of different body types.

And I just can’t stop looking at this one!  So classic, yet modern – just my style.  If any of you win this book and would like to make this for me, I would gladly take it off your hands.  Just kidding, but isn’t it adorable?

The book contains tons of illustrations throughout that makes it very easy to understand.  Kay does all the illustrations herself, which are just awesome.  I also love some of the other earlier chapters about getting a truly custom fit as well as her sewing tips and tools of the trade.

If you have ever been interested in sewing for yourself or another woman in your life, you are going to want this book.  So here’s how to win………..

Three ways to enter.  You may enter up to three times total.  Please leave a comment for each entry.
1) Leave a comment.  You can say whatever you would like. (1 entry)
2) Follow The Cottage Home Blog. (1 entry)
3) Become a fan of The Cottage Mama on Facebook (click HERE to do so). (1 entry)

Giveaway will be open until Friday, May 27, 2011 at midnight (CST).

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  1. Thank you for the giveaway…I hope you are having a lovely and hopefully relaxing day!

  2. I am also a good old follower!

  3. And a facebook fan (Thouraya Battye)…over and out!

  4. wow, another giveaway in the midst of the SMS giveaway day! I’d love to win

  5. I’ve been following you…and i would totally love to win this book!!!

  6. Ahhh! I would love to win this amazing book!!! Thank you! 🙂

  7. Blog follower!!! 🙂

  8. Facebook fan!

  9. I love Kay Whitt, and this book has been on my list for a bit!

  10. Follow your blog everyday! LOVE IT!

  11. I’m a blog follower as well!

  12. What a great giveaway! I’ve had my eye on this book for a while but just haven’t bought it yet. Thanks for hosting!

  13. I’m a follower of your blog

  14. I like you on facebook as well!

  15. What a lovely looking book. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  16. I’m a follower 🙂

  17. And I like you on Facebook 🙂

  18. Those coats are beautiful, would love to win and actually sew something for myself!

  19. I am a long time follower of your lovely blog!

  20. Also a Facebook friend!!

  21. How fun! I’d love to win! Thank you for the chance.

  22. I follow your blog on google reader.

  23. exciting giveaway!Thank you!

  24. I follow this blog

  25. fan on fb!

  26. That book looks awesome! I also LOVE those coats! 🙂

  27. I am also a facebook fan of yours!

  28. Ooooh, I have this book from the library and I would LOVE my own copy!!

    I am a recent follower and I have “liked” you on FB!!

    Many thanks for a great giveaway!!

    S x

  29. lovely book – thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I have been eyeing this book for some time! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  31. I am a happy follower of the blog 🙂

  32. I am a follower 🙂

  33. Oh, I hope I win. I have been admiring this book for a while.

  34. I am a follower of your blog

  35. I liked you on facebook

  36. This book would be the perfect piece to start my new sewing/crafting room! I’d love to win it!

  37. And I follow you on Facebook 🙂

  38. I don’t know why I didn’t before, but I just formally followed your blog via Google. 🙂

  39. Such a splendid book! Thanks for sharing and offering us all this chance 🙂

  40. And I have followed you on FB for several months now. 🙂

  41. This is such a cool book. I know a couple of people who could use it, along with myself!

  42. I am a facebook fan – that’s how I found out about this generous giveaway!

  43. I would love this book. I really need to do more sewing for me and not just for Reese!

  44. This looks like such a fun book, love the outerwear! I’m dying to try my hand at some clothes so this would be perfect!
    [email protected]

  45. Already a follower of your blog 🙂

  46. Already a FB fan 🙂

  47. Love, love, love Kaye! Would love to win this book!

  48. what a lovely book, count me in, Tone

  49. I am a follower, Tone

  50. I would love to read every single word and drool over every single pattern! Please enter me. Thank You,Beth N. ([email protected])

  51. I just saw this book on PBS with the “Sewing with Nancy”!

  52. I follow you on google reader

  53. I like you on fb 😉

  54. What a neat looking book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jberkom (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. Thank you for sharing your Quilt Market experience with us!! This is a book every sewing mom should have. With Kay Whitt’s ideas, we finally have inspiration to sew for ourselves!

    Love reading your blog posts!!!!!!
    [email protected]

  56. Thanks for the great giveaway! It looks like a wonderful book.

  57. I have been following your blog for awhile now on facebook.

  58. I also follow you through blogger.

  59. That books looks really great!

  60. I’m already a follower 🙂

  61. and I like you on facebook!

  62. Awesome! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  63. I follow your blog!

  64. I “like” you on Facebook!

  65. I’d LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance!

  66. I am an old follower of your blog, always love your content

  67. I follow your blog!

  68. found you on facebook, absolutely ‘like’

  69. I love this book and would love to have my own copy, thanks for the giveaway!

  70. I follow you through google reader.

    Check out my giveaway at

  71. I LOVE your site and your great ideas and projects. Thanks for the opportunity to get a great book. 🙂

  72. I “like” you on facebook.

    Check out my giveaway at

  73. I would love a copy of Sew Serendipity, expecially signed! Thanks.

    Check out my giveaway at

  74. love it. would love to add it to my collection and sew some things for myself for a change!

  75. i follow your blog!!

  76. I am a faithful follower ! Thanks for the chance to get this adorable book 🙂

  77. I’ve followed Serendipity’s website, and what a thrill it must have been for you to meet the creator. Please enter me in the book giveaway.

  78. Great giveaway!

  79. I follow your blog.

  80. I have already “liked” you on Facebook.

  81. That book looks very interesting – I’ll bet the young ladies I help with sewing projects at our church would love it!

  82. I am a follower and really enjoy your blog!

  83. The book looks great!

  84. That looks like a great book to win! hanks for the giveaway!

  85. I love your blog, I have been following you for awhile now.

  86. I’d love a copy of that lovely book! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  87. And I’m already a follower of your blog! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  88. What a beautiful book!

  89. I follow your blog.

  90. I am a facebook fan.

  91. Nice looking book!! 🙂

  92. I follow you. 🙂

  93. I “like” your facebook page.

  94. I already “follow” your blog, but hadn’t realised I could follow it officially!! Hooray! So that’s done.
    I already follow you on FB, so that’s done.
    All I need to do now is leave a comment here… oh wait… hooray, that’s done too

    Wonderful, wonderful giveaway, thank you. I’ll now throw myself at the mercy of the random number generator…

  95. And a second comment, for my second entry

    Do I leave a 3rd comment here or on FB? Im confused!!
    I will anyway…

  96. … and you can delete it if need be!!

    Btw, my 1st entry has come up as ‘me’, not ‘Debby B’ for some reason!!

  97. This looks like such a great resource to have…Lots of illustrations is what I need.

  98. I follow the blog! it’s one of my sites I visit daily!

  99. I like on FB!!

  100. Those coats are amazing, I’ve loved coats forever, but they are hard to wear in AZ. This would be a lovely treat.

  101. I also am a follower!

  102. What a lovely giveaway! Crossing my fingers…

  103. I follow your blog!

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  105. i follow your blog! This looks like a lovely book!

  106. This book is on my shortlist! Thank you for the giveaway!

  107. I really would love to try one of those coat patterns for my lovely college daughter. She would look so chic.

  108. I’m a follower.

  109. I am in!

  110. I am also a blog follower (love it, too).

  111. I’m a facebook friend, too.

  112. I’m a fan on FB.

  113. Love your site and I have gotten many good Ideas from your post. Thank you so much

  114. I am a folower of you blog [email protected]

  115. I also liked your FB page thanks! [email protected]

  116. It was that last coat pattern that sold me on the book, too. I wish i could just get my hands on that exact fabric!! But every thing is so cute! How generous of you to give it away!!!

  117. Oh I would love to have this book! I’m starting to make clothing for all of my family and I want some cute patterns for me and those coats are super cute!

  118. I follow your blog!

  119. I also follow on facebook

  120. I love following your blog!

  121. I follow on Facebook as well.

  122. Those coats are AMAZING!! Wow, what an artist 🙂

  123. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while! Thanks for all the good sewing tips on your blog too!
    -Laura ([email protected])

  124. I’m a follower on FB now. 🙂
    -Laura ([email protected])

  125. Now “officially” following your blog too!
    -Laura ([email protected])

  126. Just recently found your site – very inspriational… makes me feel more courageous about trying to sew clothes for myself:)

  127. official blog follower now too:) and facebook fan. whooot!

  128. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. I love your blog!

  129. yay! thanks for offering this. love the mod jacket

  130. This is so exciting! Hope I win!


  131. I follow Cottage Home blog!


  132. oh, and i’ve been following your blog for a spell. love it!

  133. and i now follow you on fb too. thanks again for hosting this.

  134. Love your blog and what a stunning book!

  135. And I’m a follower 🙂

  136. LOVE this give away. “Sew” many fun hours of projects.

  137. I am a new seamstress and would love to have some more ideas and patterns to work with. Sewing is my new favorite distraction and this would keep me busy for hours!!!!

  138. I’d love this book!

  139. I follow your blog.


  140. I’m a fan on fb!

  141. I’ve been wanting that book … the projects are so fun and have such a unique twist!

  142. I’m already a follower of The Cottage Home.

  143. I liked The Cottage Mama on facebook.

  144. I would love to win this book, as I have a new 6 month old son but can’t quite fit back into my clothes. I am working on that, but would love to make myself some things. Thank you for a truly wonderful giveaway.

  145. I am a follower:)

  146. Hi!

  147. I’m a follower!

  148. And I’m a facebook fan!

  149. LOVE this book! I’d like a second copy to gift 🙂 mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  150. Loyal follower 🙂 mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  151. LIke you on FB, too! Promise I’m not the crazy stalker-type 🙂 mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  152. I am a follower

  153. I love the coats in the book! Since we just moved to an area that has very cold winters, I could definitely use the patterns to make some nice warm coats.

  154. Looks like a fun book!

  155. I follow 🙂

  156. I read you on Google everyday! I’m addicted to your awesomeness!

  157. I love the same coat you do; great giveaway! And thanks for the chance.

  158. Would love to make those coats for my two grown daughters – we all follow your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  159. I would love to win this book!!

  160. Love that outfit Ms Whitt is wearing in the picture of her holding the book! Hope the book is that cute!

  161. Just became a facebook fan!

  162. I’m now following your blog.

  163. love love your ideas and the way you use fabric!!
    [email protected]

  164. i am already a follower! 🙂

  165. Anonymous says

    I love your coats!!! I follow your blog and you on Facebook. I would love to own your book!!! If I had known the opportunities of writing books, designing patterns and working with wonderful fabrics was an option, I would have been right there with you at the Salt Lake City show. What wonderful talent and a wonderful job!

  166. How exciting, I just discovered your wonderful blog today AND you are having a give away of something I am coveting!

  167. Nice blog, thanks for the giveaway!

  168. Wow, what a book, I Love that first Coat too!!! Thank~you so much for a Fabulous Give Away!!


  169. I do follow your Blog!!

    Thanks, Nancy

  170. I like and follow you on FB!!


  171. Nice blog, thanks for the giveaway!

  172. I follow your blog!

  173. I like you on facebook!

  174. and, um, I would love to win this book! I check it out from the library, and don’t want to give it back!

  175. What a great giveaway!!

  176. I follow your blog using goggle reader

  177. And I am of course your facebook fan!

  178. I love books and this one looks great!

  179. and I follow your blog

  180. and I am following you on facebook as well

  181. Wow, Lindsay! I see you already have 162 entries for this give-away! Well, I will enter with this comment: That lady looks like YOU made that dress that she is wearing. It’s just your style/creation! 🙂 Sadly, I am NOT a seamstress… BUT, if I won this book, I would gift it to my cousin, Sandra, who has been a wonderful seamstress her whole life. I’m sure she would enjoy seeing these patterns. So please enter me in your give-away. Thank you!
    Best regards,

  182. Anonymous says

    What a wonderful giveaway!
    [email protected]

  183. Anonymous says

    and I follow you on FB =)
    [email protected]

  184. what an awesome giveaway!

  185. i follow you through bloglines 🙂

  186. and i liked cottage mama on FB.

  187. Would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  188. Blog follower

  189. Facebook fan.

  190. Oh my gosh, my daughter would LOVE this book!!!

  191. I liked the Cottage Home on facebook! 🙂

  192. I just found your blog but am now a follower and I will be watching daily for new posts!

  193. This sounds like a great book!
    Thank you!
    [email protected]

  194. I am a new follower!
    [email protected]

  195. What a great book! Would love a copy.
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  196. I am a follower!

  197. Anonymous says

    I’ve been meaning to try more sewing for myself. This book would be a great help! sarah AT vraeden DOT com

  198. What a lovely book. Thank you for sharing! sarah AT

  199. Fabulousness!

    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney @g mail .c om

  200. What beautiful coats! This would be so much fun to have. I think I would make everything in it.

  201. Hy! I am your follower here and on facebook, I hope I win! Grettings from Croatia, lovely country with beautiful sea!

  202. What an awesome prize! I’m so glad to have found your blog. I would’ve signed up to follow anyway!

    Looking forward to reading more and using your tutorials. Thank for the great photos of the IQS. Those booths are stunning.

  203. I am so happy to have found your blog! I can’t wait to try out some of your tutorials. I found you from Sew Serendipity’s FB page. I really would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance.

  204. I am a new blog follower!! Can’t wait to check out more of your blog!

  205. Facebook follower!

  206. Anonymous says

    What beautiful clothes, I need a wardrobe update!
    Thanks for a chance to win! Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  207. Anonymous says

    I am a new follower, but I have you on my Google Reader. Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  208. Anonymous says

    I liked you on facebook! Evelene S
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  209. I’ve recently starting sewing clothing for myself. This book would be awesome!

    [email protected]

  210. Anonymous says

    Hi Lindsay,

    Just wanted to let you know I’ve been a follower for a year now. I look forward to all your posts.

    [email protected]

  211. Anonymous says

    Ok last one. I’m also a long time facebook friend and stay up to date with all your facebook posts!

    Thank you again for sharing this book!

    [email protected]

  212. Wonderful giveaway I would love it! Thanks!

  213. I follow The Cottage Home!!

  214. Hi there. Thanks for the opportunity
    I am [email protected]

  215. I become a Cottage Follower
    I am [email protected]

  216. I become a Fb fan
    I am [email protected]

  217. Anonymous says

    That looks like a fantastic read, I’d love to see more from it :o)

    I’m also now following you here and on Facebook, although blogger is refusing to link this post to my account!

    Katy, the (dot) littlest (dot) thistle (at) gmail (dot) com

  218. Anonymous says

    I would love this book, especially because I need some new dresses for work.
    [email protected]

  219. Anonymous says

    I am a follower.
    [email protected]

  220. Anonymous says

    I would love to win!

    [email protected]

  221. Anonymous says

    Im also an email subscriber!

    [email protected]

  222. Anonymous says

    So love your blog!! Just recently found it!!
    schneider710 at yahoo dot com

  223. Anonymous says

    I’m a follower.
    schneider710 at yahoo dot com

  224. Anonymous says

    I’m a fb fan!
    schneider710 at yahoo dot com

  225. what a perfect giveaway for summer! Thanks so much!

  226. follow on gfc

  227. like on fb under nicole h/blesstheirheartsmom

  228. Wow, I think it is a wonderful book. Many people want to have that. I´ve never sewn something for me. If I could win that book, I would give a try

  229. I am already a follower

  230. and just like you on FB

  231. I’m an avid follower love that you’re sharing all your Quilt Market experiences!!

    Kris [email protected]

  232. Hy! I’m your follower here and on Facebook. I like your blog very much. Grettings from Croatia, small but beautiful country!

  233. This book is lovely. Fingers crossed I win.

  234. I am a fb follower.

  235. Thank you for the giveaway!

  236. I would love to win this book!

    [email protected]

    Not sure why I’m having to post as anonymous, blogger seems to be having trouble with the comment boxes today.

  237. I follow you using FeedDemon.

  238. I just found your site, and here I am entering the giveaway! I really like that book! Thanks.

  239. Anonymous says

    thanks for the great give away! this is just what i need to get up the courage to sew something just for me! right now everything i make is for the little one. [email protected]

  240. I have drooled over this book for a long time…a signed copy would be even better!ronimunoz(at) sbcglobal (dot)net

  241. i also follow your blog : )
    ronimunoz(at) sbcglobal (dot)net

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  244. Looks like this book is full of fun projects!

  245. I subscribe to your blog!

  246. I follow you on facebook too!

  247. Would love to win!

  248. Following you on facebook

  249. Following your blog

  250. Thank you so much for offering the book giveaway!! I love Sew Serendipity patterns.

  251. Christy Coy says

    I’m dying to get that book… please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for the chance! 🙂

    Christy Coy
    christy -at- coypond -dot- net

  252. Love your blog and would love this book. Her skirts are so fun and would make a great addition to my summer wardrobe…

  253. I love these designs and so many others that she makes!

  254. I have wanted that book for a long time…great give away!

  255. I follow your blog!

  256. I follow you on Facebook too!

  257. Would be nice to make something for myself every now and then…

  258. I follow you blog too!

  259. I am also a fan on FB…

  260. Love the book! I would love to make the Mod Jacket.

  261. I’m a follower!

  262. I’m a FB fan!

  263. Samantha says

    I would love to win the book! I especially would like to make myself a coat… that would be perfect!

  264. Samantha says

    I’m also a follower of your lovely blog!

  265. Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been drooling over some of Kay’s patterns for a while.

  266. what a beautiful book….I love the look of the coat in the last photo 🙂

  267. I love your blog!!

  268. Kay Whitt is so precious! I love her style, even thought she’s probably about 30 years younger than I am. I’ve been sewing clothes for myself and my family since the early 60’s and some of the styles in Kay’s book are very familiar!