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    Junior Member GiddyUpGo's Avatar
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    My mom sent me an Amazon.com gift card for my birthday ... $25 value. I was wondering, does anyone have a suggestion for a book (or two)? Something in your quilting library that you refer to all the time, or something that has a lot of helpful tips and tricks, or maybe just something with some really fabulous patterns (bearing in mind of course that I am still a beginner!). Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyUpGo
    My mom sent me an Amazon.com gift card for my birthday ... $25 value. I was wondering, does anyone have a suggestion for a book (or two)? Something in your quilting library that you refer to all the time, or something that has a lot of helpful tips and tricks, or maybe just something with some really fabulous patterns (bearing in mind of course that I am still a beginner!). Thank you!!
    Are you able to add about 55 dollars to that $25 you could get yourself a kindle for $79. And then you can download tons of free books. I love my kindle and won't trade it for anything.
    I am into the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. There are 4 books in the series.
    I know that there are quilting books on the site. Good luck in whatever you decide to buy with your Gift Card and Happy Birthday to you. :)

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    I buy all my books used from Alibris.com now. I do check the Amazon site for reviews of books I might find. I would use the $25.00 for something else, the kindle idea is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyUpGo
    My mom sent me an Amazon.com gift card for my birthday ... $25 value. I was wondering, does anyone have a suggestion for a book (or two)? Something in your quilting library that you refer to all the time, or something that has a lot of helpful tips and tricks, or maybe just something with some really fabulous patterns (bearing in mind of course that I am still a beginner!). Thank you!!
    What is your favorite type of quilting? Or do you prefer to read? I think you could find a nice book in that price range. Did you mention to your Mom about a certain book? Maybe that is why she sent you the gift certificate? Be sure and let us know what you decide on..happy stitchin' or errr reading... crafty_linda_b

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    If you love Bargello, a lot of us have the book Twist & Turn Bargello. It is the only book I have EVER bought that I wanted to make 90% of the quilts. I got two done, FIVE more to get done. Time is a wasting.... Have fun !!!
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    You could always get some fabric. i love books but love fabric more. i would use it to get some fabric if there is no specific book you are looking at. as for a good book. i would suggest a paper piecing book by carol doak. she is really good at teaching it. and most of her patterns are wonderful to make.

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    What about a book like: Borders The Basics and Beyond byJill Reber? It will come in handy if you ever do a round robin or row robin. Or even if you are just putting a border on a quilt you are making.

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    Complete Guide to Quilting by Better Homes & Gardens .. my children got me this book for Christmas a few years ago and I have just about worn out the pages. YOu won't believe all the information in this book!!

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    I just bought that book Maniacquilter from Amazon and plan on doing a few of those twist and turn quilts myself. Nice price for the book too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyUpGo
    My mom sent me an Amazon.com gift card for my birthday ... $25 value. I was wondering, does anyone have a suggestion for a book (or two)? Something in your quilting library that you refer to all the time, or something that has a lot of helpful tips and tricks, or maybe just something with some really fabulous patterns (bearing in mind of course that I am still a beginner!). Thank you!!
    Are you able to add about 55 dollars to that $25 you could get yourself a kindle for $79. And then you can download tons of free books. I love my kindle and won't trade it for anything.
    I am into the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. There are 4 books in the series.
    I know that there are quilting books on the site. Good luck in whatever you decide to buy with your Gift Card and Happy Birthday to you. :)
    Free books? I haven't looked too deeply into Kindle or Nook, but most books are far from free.

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    for a beginner , I love my "Idiots Guide to Quilting"

    But dont forget... Amazon has lots of other things besides just books..... Look around.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Are you able to add about 55 dollars to that $25 you could get yourself a kindle for $79. And then you can download tons of free books. I love my kindle and won't trade it for anything.
    Thanks for the suggestion! I actually already have a Kindle and I love mine, too. I don't really know where to get free books though ... I know they have classics on Amazon for free or for just a dollar or two and have downloaded a few of them. I read a lot of the urban fantasy type stuff too (love the Mercy Thompson series!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    Complete Guide to Quilting by Better Homes & Gardens .. my children got me this book for Christmas a few years ago and I have just about worn out the pages. YOu won't believe all the information in this book!!
    I wholeheartedly agree - if you were stranded on an island with some thread, fabric and a handcrank machine AND this book you could teach yourself to do anything. I gave my fabric friend one last christmas and she agrees it is the best go to book on the market!

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    I would suggest getting "A Quilter's Diary" I am going to make a Diary quilt from it. It has really cute patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyUpGo
    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Are you able to add about 55 dollars to that $25 you could get yourself a kindle for $79. And then you can download tons of free books. I love my kindle and won't trade it for anything.
    Thanks for the suggestion! I actually already have a Kindle and I love mine, too. I don't really know where to get free books though ... I know they have classics on Amazon for free or for just a dollar or two and have downloaded a few of them. I read a lot of the urban fantasy type stuff too (love the Mercy Thompson series!)
    I have downloaded tons of free ebooks.... just google free ebook.... all the classics are free... and many others..

    favorite" haunts " is http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    http://www.rocketdownload.com/query....reader+torrent

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    It isn't a book, but what I currently want is a curve master foot.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ARTN2GQ4YRVE77

    For books, I want this art quilting book
    http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Arts-...552907&sr=1-17

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I am looking for a book this time ... I tend to prefer to buy fabric from the big fabric stores or in person, unless I'm looking for something really specific. I think I will take a look at the BH&G book for a start. Thanks again!

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