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    I remember the coloring books from the 1940s through the 1960s - where the drawings were relatively simple and could be copied for applique very easily.

    When I looked for "easy" coloring books recently, I didn't see any that were like that. I found "Barbie," and some other character ones with many lines on the page - and the "lesson" type things for elementary grades.

    Where should I be looking?

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    I really like the Dover books, beautiful,(they are online) most are not simple. Occasionally I run across one at Dollar General, I look everytime I go in there. Happy hunting.

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    Try googling color pages. I remember finding some that were pretty simple and were free to print off.

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    I found a wonderful book at a garage sale for a dollar and it has full page pictures of anything to do with cartoon characters, like tweety, sylvester, etc. can make copies if anyone needs some. I have a new printer. yahoo. I cannot remember what all is in there but lots of characters. I bought it to use to embroider some on a denim shirt for my mom. I have one and she loved it. Happy quilting.

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    The Target dollar deals usually has simple coloring pages, garage sales, flea markets and the dollar stores have been my best places to look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I remember the coloring books from the 1940s through the 1960s - where the drawings were relatively simple and could be copied for applique very easily.

    When I looked for "easy" coloring books recently, I didn't see any that were like that. I found "Barbie," and some other character ones with many lines on the page - and the "lesson" type things for elementary grades.

    Where should I be looking?
    I haven't looked in a long time because I have a small stack of coloring books so don't need any + all the small children I knew aren't small any more. But, way back when ... there were books made for little children, kind of "starter" coloring books, simple designs of toys for example. I wonder if they are still around. I'll ask my daughter who works at Borders Books if the little kids' book section has coloring books.

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    The children's section of Borders or Barnes and Noble should have a good selection. The dollar stores are a great place to look. Check out the "Aunt Marthas" iron on patterns, too. I have found those at Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, Michaels, Hancock Fabrics and Wal-Mart. There is a great school supply store called The School Box - maybe a little pricey, but worth checking if there is one in your area.

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    try this site:
    http://coloringbookfun.com
    Simple patterns, great for applique.

    or use www.dogpile.com to search for "print coloring book" to find other sites.

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    yes, coloring books makes great patterns

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    I have my old coloring book from I think 1948, nice big pictures and cute. If you are looking for something in particular, PM me and I'll see if I have and can scan for you. Carol

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