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Thread: Favorite quilting book?

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    Power Poster
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    Nov 2009
    West Roxbury, Ma
    Quilters Complete Guide by Fons and Porter. Bought it many years ago (1993) and still sometimes refer to it today.

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    I can only pick one? "Big Book of Scrap Quilts", Oxmoor House. I'm happy if there is one quilt in a book that I really want to make. I have about 6 from this one that are on my list.
    I second that. It's my favorite one too.

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    OK, thanks to all my 'enabler' friends here, to START, I ordered Eileen Wright's Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts, and Quiltmaking by Hand by Jinny Beyer and I got them in the mail today. Wanted to let you all know how wonderful these two books are.

    The bargello quilt book has the 'infamous' Surf Song pattern, plus many other really neat-o bargello patterns. The instructions are step-by-step and it has lots of beautiful pictures. Makes the bargello not as scary as I thought. Great book!

    Quiltmaking by Hand has more of a traditional feel to it, and with lots of pictures and wonderful teaching. This is a pretty big book, with 260+ pages. It's a wonderful 'teaching/reference' book for your library. Makes me want to try something I never thought I would try - hand piecing!

    I'd HIGHLY recommend both of these books.

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    Super Member Sweeterthanwine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky13
    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Fons and Porter "Complete Guide to Quilting". My very first book ever purchased many years ago and still a great go to.
    Me too!!
    Me three!!

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