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    Favorite Quilting Book

    I don't know if a thread like this has been made yet, or at least recently. But I figure why not?

    What is your favorite quilting book?

    Whether it is because of the beautiful patterns, fanciful quilting designs, or the helpful instruction? What makes it your favorite?

    My favorite is "Victory Quilts" by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day). It was the first quilt book I ever bought and I still love it to this day. This book includes patterns from the 1940s/ World War II era. This is my favorite era and I love learning about this part of history so it fits me perfectly. The instruction is also very easy to understand.

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    Don't have a favourite - love them all.

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    I tend to buy a lot of charm square packs. So my favorite book series is the nickel quilts made with all 5 inch squares. I only have the first two books but would like them all. Here is the link: http://www.patspeth.com/nickelquilts.html

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    I personally love anything with the star of Bethlehem in it and pinwheels.

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    I bought this book in the 70's. "American Quilts and How They Grew" by Carter Houck & Myron Miller. It has pictures of antique quilts in museums, and the patterns to make them. Not sure if you can even get it anymore. Also The Little Brown Wren.

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    I have way too many books to really have a favorite...I love them all...but I am especially inspired when I look through the books I have by Kim Diehl...maybe next year I will make something from one of them!

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    I also have too many to pick a favorite. I tend to lean towards any book with less pieces, fast and easy.
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    I have alot of Eleanor Burns books. She is the best. My favorite is Stars Across America.

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    Oh my gosh, what a question!! I have so many favorites. One I turn to frequently is the Quilting Source book and Big Book of Best Loved Quilt patterns. But, I love them all!!!!
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    I make alot of baby quilts, I use quilt books by Ursula Riekes. I have 3 of her books. Fast and easy.
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    My favorite is "A Slice of Christmas" by Piece O' Cake. I would love to have a hard copy; mine is a digital download.

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    I am a sucker for anything by Terry Atkinson. Her patterns are spot on, she gives multiple sizes and they always LOOK hard but are easy piecing!
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    It's funny I have favorites in which the photography makes me warm and fuzzy, how I'd like to make all those quilts and then I have the ones that have helped me with my quilting like: "Eleanor Burns Log Cabin Quilts" and "Quilting for Dumbies". :0)

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    My favorites Material Obsession and Material Obsession 2. I have made several quilts from them. The progress from easy to difficult. Otherwise, most of my inspiration comes from the QB.
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    The one I ordered and haven't received yet. Anticipation is everything.

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    I too enjoy and read all my quilt books several times a year, regardless of if I've made something from them.
    I do love the Quiltmaker's Gift
    http://www.quiltmakersgift.com/about/index.htm
    and now there are patterns for all the quilts available too. Don't have those so no opinion there.

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    In Love with Quilts cuz I sold the folk quilt w schoolhouse blocks to the editor when I was an antique dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    The one I ordered and haven't received yet. Anticipation is everything.
    LOL, love this answer Dunster.

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    How can I choose just one-? I have several faves~
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    Too many to count!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    I have alot of Eleanor Burns books. She is the best. My favorite is Stars Across America.
    I agree -- the Stars Across America has so many hints. My first EB book was the Log Cabin book and I still look it up.

    And then there are the books of blocks -- ideas waiting to happen.. OK -- too many to count.

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    Like many of you, there are SO many to choose from! I DO like The Quiltmaker's Gift and its sequel, The Quiltmaker's Journey. I also have one volume of Quilts from The Quiltmaker's Gift.

    Just for quilting history, I like The Mountain Artisans Quilting Book by Alfred Allan Lewis. It was published in 1973 and has lots of history and information...and the work is hand-done! This book was given to me by a friend who got it at a rummage sale for next-to-nothing. She herself doesn't quilt, but knew I would appreciate the workmanship presented in these pages.
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