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    I was thinking about asking for a couple of quilting books for Christmas but being new I don't know of a whole lot of good quilting books. I like the Schnibbles times 2 one. What ones would you recommend for a beginner?

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    Any of Eleanor Burns books are great

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    any of the eleanor burns books...she is awesome...the best I have seen so far.
    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    I was thinking about asking for a couple of quilting books for Christmas but being new I don't know of a whole lot of good quilting books. I like the Schnibbles times 2 one. What ones would you recommend for a beginner?

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    I love,love,LOVE Carol Doak. Her book "Your First Quilt Book, Or It Should Be" was my first quilt book and I learned a lot from it and continue to refer it for quick tips. Also her PP books are awesome if you are into that.

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    yes, I used the one too and still do!

    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    I love,love,LOVE Carol Doak. Her book "Your First Quilt Book, Or It Should Be" was my first quilt book and I learned a lot from it and continue to refer it for quick tips. Also her PP books are awesome if you are into that.

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    Jenny Beyer has some fantastic books. The best overall newbie book I have ever had is Better Homes and Gardens "Complete Guide to Quilting.

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    I was sitting here thinking about what a good book would be for you to buy when it suddenly occured to me that maybe visiting the local library to review a few books before you buy might make better sense. Or a trip to your local quilt store to see what is on the walls you love.

    Yes, the first book I ever used was the original quilt in a day log cabin. Back then calicos were mostly what we used. And yes it was a good way to learn. But, if you look around there might be something you like better. Quilting has changed so much that the new gereration of quilter's have made it fun and wonderful.

    There is no rule that says you can't start out with applique first. Or how about one of those art quilts. The point being, look around and see what you like and start there. Why not?

    Oh one more thing. If you can see your way clear to do it, take a class. There are begining classes at the quilt stores and sometimes though the community services or schools. A teacher is a good thing to help you get a foot up quick.

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    Well, if you are going to be doing freemotion quilting on your machine, I would recommend either of Diane Gaudynski's books. She is so easy to understand.

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    If you know what type books you'd like to have, go to Amazon books & type in quilting.You can see pics,pages & reviews.
    The library is a good starting place.Trust me, your taste,interests will change as you grow & learn as a quilter.A couple basic books should be all you need before you choose them covering different quilt types,such as PP,applique etc.There are a gazillion specialty quilt books out there.

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    I agree with justme2 - going to a book store and looking through the books is a great way to go... then I'd check to see if the library has it and if they do, cross it off your list since you can borrow it from them! Amazon also has a preview area.

    Too bad you don't live closer to me - our library still has lots of books that they are selling for next to nothing! There are too many titles to list separately.

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