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Old 06-11-2013, 07:46 PM
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If you were to give a beginning quilter one book to help her learn some of the tips and techniques involved in making a quilt, what book would you recommend?
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:12 PM
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"Quilting, The Complete Guide" by Darlene Zimmerman is a great book. It tells you about everything and how to do it. It's also a great reference guide.
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Quilts, Quilts, Quilts because that was my first!
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I like the dummy books.....Quilting for Dummies. Very basic and a good teacher
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:57 AM
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Egg Money Quilts by eleanor burns... various patterns and techniques and excellent instructions and pictures
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:04 AM
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Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting. I still look up things in this book.
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Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting. I still look up things in this book.
This is my favorite all purpose book too. Great photographs. Also there are plenty of free videos on line.
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Quilter's Academy Freshman Year: A Skill-Building Course in Quiltmaking
by Harriet Hargrave & Carrie Hargrave http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Acade...ilters+academy
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:24 AM
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I think I would want to know the style of quilts this person was attracted to, and get a beginners book featuring that style. I like contemporary quilts, so bought a book with some simple patterns that I really liked. Since then, I've gotten books that are more technical, but the book I ended up with was very basic and just what I needed to get going.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:43 PM
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Any "Quilt in a Day" book. Eleanor Burns is so good at teaching beginning quilters.
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