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Thread: recommendation for a quilt book

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    Ok. I am working on building a basket of quilt supplies for someone who is just starting quilting and thank you for all your ideas in an earlier post.. Now if you could choose only one or two quilt how-to books to have, which would it be? Thank you
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    My first quilting book was by Fons & Porter. I still have it. The name is "Quilters Complete Guide."

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    Carol Doaks- Your first Quilt Book ( or it should be) it has a red cover :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    My first quilting book was by Fons & Porter. I still have it. The name is "Quilters Complete Guide."

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    Ditto! Clean, concise directions.

    You might also add in a list of links to helpful pages such as

    Quilterscache.com and

    http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbys...ke_a_quilt.htm

    Just two of many.:)

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    "Quilting for Dummies" if she's just starting. Covers everything from fabric, thread and needle choices, seaming, batting, quilting. I picked it up about a year or so after I started quilting and found easier ways to do stuff and bad habits that I aquired that I didn't know were bad habits.

    After that - a book with several easy patterns in it. Perhaps a Log Cabin book as there are so many different ways to put the same block together. Also teaches pretty elementary piecing that given the right color choices/placement can still have that WOW effect.

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    What a great present!

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    Quilts, Quilts, Quilts The Complete Guide to Quilt Making

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    Alex Andersons book for new quilters is so easy my 11yo grand. understood it. I am not sure of the name but they just redid it and brought it back out due to requests.

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    I agree, the Fons & Porter book is excellent. Nancy Zieman's bvook is also great for a beginner.

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    Better Homes and Gardents complete guide to quilting. I has many pictures and gives several ways to do the same thing. I have been quilting for 3 years and just went back to it today for find out how to do scalloped borders.

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