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Thread: Best Starter Book for Quilters

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    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
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    Best Starter Book for Quilters

    My niece is rearing to start quilting. What does everyone recommend as "the best" starter book? I had a MiL who lent me books, patterns and suggestions. Then Eleanor Burns and her strip quilting books became my guide. What do YOU recommend?
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    My go to book is Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting. Joann's usually have. Of course there are always a ton of video's and other information on line.

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    Fons & Porter's Complete Guide to Quilting is good. Also one called Your First Quilt Book - Or It Should Be, by Carol Doak. And Alex Anderson's books are great.
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    can't vouch for anyone else but this has been my most used book in the last 10 years, great for beginners
    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide...homes+quilting

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    I used Alex Andersons books to start. they are great

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    I love "Quilting for Dummies". Basic and elementary. I use it often

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    Someone told me that the series Quilters Acadamy by Harriet Hargrave is wonderful. Volume one would be for beginers
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    The Singer book on beginning quilting is a good one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
    Fons & Porter's Complete Guide to Quilting is good. Also one called Your First Quilt Book - Or It Should Be, by Carol Doak. And Alex Anderson's books are great.
    All of these are good! See if you can look through them before buying. You might find one of them is better for you than the others.

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    Harriet Hargrave's Quilter's Academy Vol. 1, Freshman Year: A Skill-Building Course in Quiltmaking
    http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Acade...ilters+academy
    This is the first in a series of 4.
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