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Thread: Favorite Quilting Book

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    Favorite Quilting Book

    I am totally new to this hobby and would like to have a book with the very basics, a quilter's "bible" so to speak. What would you all recommend?

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    My first one was "Lap Quilting" by Georgia Bonesteel, that was because I started with hand quilting. There are so many books and it really depends on what you plan to do. Good luck. One book does seem to lead to another quickly.

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    Basically..what I'm wanting is something with terminology etc. When I say I'm new, I mean I'm green as grass

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    Check out youtube, there is so much on quilting.
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    True, just looking for a book I can sit outside and read or take with me or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyboo1 View Post
    I am totally new to this hobby and would like to have a book with the very basics, a quilter's "bible" so to speak. What would you all recommend?

    1001 Patchwork Designs by Maggie Malone. You can buy a used one on Amazon.
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    The Ultimate Quilting Book, by: Maggi Gordon. It is a mixture of ideas, patterns, tips and history. I enjoy it for reading as well as patterns and templates etc

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    I love "Qiilting for Dummies". Its one of the dummy books and I always refer to it. A good teacher and basic.

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    There are several that might be helpful to you.

    The Quilter's Complete Guide by Fons and Porter
    Patchwork Made Easy, 2nd edition, by Jean Wells
    The Art of Classic Quiltmaking by Harriet Hargrove and Sharyn Craig
    Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! by Laura Nownes and Diana McClun
    Your First Quilt Book ( Or It Should Be!) by Carol Doak

    All of these have basic terminology, getting started choosing fabrics, techniques, and patterns. Some of them are more involved than others and some are older, with fewer color pictures, but they all deal with rotary cutters and the newer methods. I have (or had) all of these books, and I would probably recommend the one by Jean Wells or the Fons and Porter one. Good luck!

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    My first book was called " Your first quilt book ( or it should be) by I think Carol Doaks has a red cover
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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