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Thread: Rec me a book, please! Or, y'know, several...

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    Junior Member kuseta's Avatar
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    I have 2 series of books I go back to constantly. Around the Block by Judy Hopkins. 2 other books in her series. They have rotary cutting instructions for over 200 traditional blocks in each book in multiple sizes. The other series is Block Magic and Block Magic Too by Nancy Johnson Srebro. Again, they are rotary cut blocks in multiple sizes, but the blocks are pictorial, like people, vehicles, flowers, bears, school and other buildings, etc. Plus she has quilt patterns in the back.
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    I've been quilting less than 2 years and my "go to" book is Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting. It includes chapters on tools and supplies, fabric/color, planning the blocks, planning the top, cutting, hand/machine piecing, hand/machine quilting, binding/finishing and specialty techniques. There are many detailed photos as well. It really has been a very helpful resource for me.

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    For traditional blocks -

    My two go-to books are Ginny Beyer's, "The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters" and Maggie Malone's, "5,500 Quilt Block Designs". I like the way that they're separated into 4-patch, 9-patch, etc. and they're where I go when I'm looking for inspiration for new quilts. Both are a bit beyond the very basic but offer endless inspiration.

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    One that my husband purchased for me when I first started was by Better HOmes and Gardens... "Beginners Guide to Quilting!". I also purchased one called the quilting bible...these two breaks things down really simple and easy to understand. Also, I joined "Crafters Choice" Book club, they have good prices and always and abundance of quiling books and guides.

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    I agree with the others that Eleanor Burns books are great. I even record all her tv programs. I watch them over and over. I learn so much this way. Might give that a thought.
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    I did't read your post carefully....you already have how-to's. Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott has a nice variety of patterns with good instructions and illustrations....Quilt With Confidence by Nancy Zieman is good....mostly, I buy magazines that have patterns that interest me.

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