Scrappy Bits Appliqué Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Today, we are joined by Shannon Brinkley — Designer, Quilter, Blogger and new Author of the recently released Scrappy Bits Appliqué. We simply adore her techniques and are thrilled that she leaned so heavily on Pellon® products to create her gorgeous designs.

About Shannon: (adapted from her blog)
Shannon Brinkley is a teacher turned quilter and designer. She designs modern quilting patterns using traditional quilting techniques as well as raw-edge appliqué techniques that she has developed and written about in her book Scrappy Bits Appliqué, available now!

She nests in the lovely Austin, Texas with her wonderful husband and son. She spends her time sewing, quilting, knitting, reading, writing, cooking, yoga-ing, teaching, and enjoying time with her favorite people.

Find Shannon online: BlogFacebookInstagramPinterestTwitterFlickr

And with that… Welcome to Day 2 of the Scrappy Bits Appliqué Blog Tour!!


My name is Shannon Brinkley, and I am super excited to share with you about my new book, Scrappy Bits Appliqué. In my book I teach my super fast and easy techniques for raw-edge appliqué. You can use scraps from your stash or start with pieces of larger fabric and cut them down to little “bits” to create a really unique and interesting texture. You can design your own “Scrappy Bits” quilt (I show you how!) or use one of the 8 original quilt projects included in the book.

Around the World Quilt - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon BrinkleyLike my Around the World Quilt…

Tamed Fox Quilt - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon Brinkleyor my sweet Tamed Fox Quilt…

Fallen Leaves Quilted Throw Pillows - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon Brinkleyor these fast and fun Fallen Leaves Quilted Throw Pillows!

The process is made all the easier by Pellon®’s wonderful products. I used their 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®, which made fusing the collaged fabrics a breeze! And their 910 Fusible Featherweight interfacing is the perfect foundation for the appliqué piece. In the book, I also share a super fast piecing shortcut using Pellon®’s 820 Quilter’s Grid™ fusible interfacing!

To learn more about my book and see more of my quilts, visit my blog,, or check out the Scrappy Bits Applique book trailer!


Shannon has ever so kindly offered up a copy of her book to one lucky winner! To enter to win, tell us which design from those pictured above you’re most excited about making:). Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm on Friday, August 15. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday, August 16. Good luck!!


Congratulations to Emma!! She was our 28th commenter:). Thanks so much to everyone who entered and don’t forget to order your very own copy of Scrappy Bits Appliqué! It’s an awesome book!!


Thanks so much Shannon! I’m personally VERY excited about trying out your technique to make my daughter a quilt — now I just have to decide whether it’ll be the Tamed Fox (pictured above) or something like the Oh Deer or Brontosaurus that you have displayed in the Gallery section of the book! SO much fun:).

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Don’t miss the rest of the stops on the book tour — Shannon pulled together an incredibly talented group of designers to share her book!

8/12: C&T Publishing Blog
8/13: Pellon
8/14: I’m a Ginger Monkey
8/15: Quilter’s Newsletter Blog
8/16: Sew Mama Sew
8/17: Casey York
8/18: Generation Q
8/20: Going Home to Roost
8/21: Bottle Tree


47 thoughts on “Scrappy Bits Appliqué Blog Tour & Giveaway!

  1. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the opportunity… This book looks great! I love all of the projects I’ve seen from it, but the map one might be the first I’d tackle! Or maybe the fix… Or the deer… I just love them all, okay;)

  2. sharon says:

    I will make the leaf pillows. they would look especially nice in my family room in fall colors.
    I also love the tree quilt I have seem in scrappy bits around the internet

  3. duchick says:

    Oooh, I love the Fallen Leaves project. This is perfect for the upcoming season and I need new pillows for my family room!

  4. Pam S says:

    I love the Around the World quilt. It’s a beautiful piece of art that could be hung in any setting – home or office. And picking the fabrics would be such fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Pat T. says:

    Oh!… That wonderful map is first!
    (Then, either the sweet Fox or the Brontosaurus!)
    Congratulations on a great-looking, creative book!
    Pat T.

  6. Kathleen Fraser says:

    It is impossible to pick, but if I must I admit I am kind of obsessed with the map. Absolutely amazing and nothing I have ever seen before in a quilt. BRAVO!

  7. Lyn Smith says:

    I think I’ll be doing more than one. Love the map of the world. We do a lot of travelling so it would look great on the wall. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  8. Jill Knight says:

    I would definitely make the brontosaurus. My son and his wife are expecting twin boys. It would be perfect for them.

  9. Simone de Klerk says:

    Around the world is definitely my favorite. What a challenge and such great projects! Congratulations, Shannon on such an amazing book!

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