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Thread: Hand Quilting Book?

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    What would be a good book to get to learn to hand quilt? I am wanting to give it a try but I don't have anyone to teach me so I have to learn from books.

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    I learned from books. I like "That Perfect Stitch" by Roxanne McElroy. Ami Simms also has a good book on it, and Rodale Press has a very comprehensive book.

    But, you could probably search You Tube and find videos to show you how, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland
    I learned from books. I like "That Perfect Stitch" by Roxanne McElroy. Ami Simms also has a good book on it, and Rodale Press has a very comprehensive book.

    But, you could probably search You Tube and find videos to show you how, too.
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    My favourite book is "The Essential Quilter" by Barbara Chainey. I also like Roxanne McElroy's book (great information about fabric, battings, threads etc.!).
    You can also look for "Fine Hand Quilting" by Diana Leone & Cindy Walter or "Winning Stitches" by Elsie M. Campbell.

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    I also have The Essential Quilter and love this book. Lots of great pictures and ideas as well as patterns for quilting designs.

    I am self taught as well but did not find books of much use to me because I do not quilt like all the books instruct. I use my index fingernail and thumb fingernail to push the needle through. Practice doing it is what helped me more then anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmg
    What would be a good book to get to learn to hand quilt? I am wanting to give it a try but I don't have anyone to teach me so I have to learn from books.

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    I use one book called "The Quilting Answer Book" by Barbara Weiland Talbert that I got off of ebay. Its been great since I didnt have a clue where to start and nobody to really ask.

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    I dont even use a quilting frame or thimble..I use the top of my dining room table with roll up clips to keep the quilt neat and tidy while I work
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I also have The Essential Quilter and love this book. Lots of great pictures and ideas as well as patterns for quilting designs.

    I am self taught as well but did not find books of much use to me because I do not quilt like all the books instruct. I use my index fingernail and thumb fingernail to push the needle through. Practice doing it is what helped me more then anything.

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    I too learned from an Ammi Simms book. I read several books and hers was by far the easiest to follow.

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    "How to Learn to Hand Quilt in a Day" (and practice for the rest of your life) by Nancy Brenan-Daniels.

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