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Thread: Your Top Three Favorite Quilting Books

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    Super Member jillaine's Avatar
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    I'm in a "top-ten" (or five or three or one...) mood these days.

    Today I'd like to hear what your top three favorite quilting books are. And if you can't keep it to three, don't let the limit stop you! ;-) The point here is to compile a list of favorites.

    -- Jillaine

    Mine are:

    1. Singer's _Quilted Projects & Garments_. (http://alturl.com/2hydx) This was a great book for me as a beginner and I have made the Shadowed Square Lap Quilt MANY times in a variety of fabrics. The book teaches basics, offers a variety of squares-- has a sampler quilt-- and uses lovely fabrics.

    2. Jane Hall & Dixie Haywood, _Firm Foundations_. (http://alturl.com/of2ew). This is the book that introduced me (unsuccessfully) to paper-piecing (or what they call foundation piecing). I love the variety of blocks, and the collection of quilt samples is inspiring.

    3. Debbie Caffrey, _Another Can of Worms_. (http://alturl.com/krmyz). Great technique, great instruction, great fabric and examples. Variety.

    Honorable mention goes to Rebecca Wat, _Fantastic Fabric Folding_ (http://alturl.com/ur42u), from which I've made no quilt, though I have made a few of the sample pieces. It's inspirational.

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    It's Okay to Sit on My Quilt!

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    I love the ABC Tumbling Blocks by Marci Baker. It's how to make tumbling blocks WITHOUT y-seams (http://www.amazon.com/ABC-3-D-Tumbli.../dp/0965143961).

    Also her Oh My Stars. Same idea, no y-seams (http://www.amazon.com/Marci-Bakers-O...d_bxgy_b_img_b)

    And Boo Davis' It's Okay to be Square. She's made very cool designs without triangles/diamonds/etc (http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Square-Qu...9259540&sr=1-1)

    Amazon links since they're easy to find, not because I'm telling you to buy them ;)

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    I will have to check these out.

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    Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!

    It's Okay to Sit on My Quilt by Mary Ellen Hopkins

    Pattern Play (I think ) by Doreen Speckman

    I've actually READ most of these three books.

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    1. Quick Quilts from your Scrap Bag-Leisure Arts
    2. Anything by Judy Martin
    3. Quilting 101 by Singer

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    Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts by Judy Martin
    501 Quilt Blocks by Better Home and Gardens
    Quick Method Quilts by Leisure Arts

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    Wow, a well read group here!

    I love the Leisure Arts books,
    Mary Ellen books
    OBW (right now is my fav)

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    "Big Book of Scrap Quilts" - Oxmoor House - I want to make about 10 quilts in here
    "Doubledipity: More Serendipity Quilts" by Sara Nephew. If you do OBW, you need this quilt to use up all those leftover hexes.
    "The Border Workbook" by Jane Kime pieced borders & how to fit them to YOUR quilt.

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    Square in a square (and all things) Jodi Barrows
    Quick Trick Quilts by Billie Lauder
    French Braid Quilts by Jane Miller
    And my favorite: all the quilters here that I have "borrowed" ideas from.

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