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Thread: Quilt book dilemma

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    Junior Member Judy_M's Avatar
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    I am a new quilter. I ordered a book from a book club I belong to.

    501 RotaryCut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins. It has color pictures, templates and six different finished sizes for each block.

    You have to figure out how much fabric you would need, and how to put the quilt blocks together. Would this be difficult? I don't know if I should send it back or keep it and use it after I have made a few quilts. The price of the book was $13.00

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    $13 isn't much for 501 patterns. I"ll bet that you'll use it again. If not, sell it here, on Amazon, on Ebay, or Half.com.

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    I have that book...it's a good resource!

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    I have that book and paid double for it. I think you should keep it for your collection. It is a great book.

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    I would get a book more dedicated for beginers and save that one for later. Once you learn how to assemble blocks you will understand the book. My mom gave me that book and I use it all the time. Give yourself time to learn more.

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    Thank everyone for their input. I will keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy_M
    I am a new quilter. I ordered a book from a book club I belong to.

    501 RotaryCut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins. It has color pictures, templates and six different finished sizes for each block.

    You have to figure out how much fabric you would need, and how to put the quilt blocks together. Would this be difficult? I don't know if I should send it back or keep it and use it after I have made a few quilts. The price of the book was $13.00
    My sister has this book and it has been used by both of us. You can figure how much fabric is needed for a whole quilt by finding out how many square inches of the fabric is in one block and then just multiply. I would hang onto a book that was only $13.00. That is a good deal.

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    I started with "Quilts, Quilts. Quilts" but there are lots of wonderful books out there. Each one has a different focus.

    Just like a fabric stash - there will be a book stash at some point.

    ...and yes, the 501 blocks is a great resource.

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    You got a good deal on the book.

    I have the It's Okay if You Sit on my Quilt book. That explains a lot, and might be a help as you start.

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    I have that book also, keep it, you will be glad lyou did as you gain more knowledge!!

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