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Thread: Kindle and quilting books

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    Kindle and quilting books

    I just found a book, Sweet Celebrations compiled by Lissa Alexander (highlights Moda bake shoppe designers) and I can order it using my Kindle. Has anyone downloaded a book like this on their Kindle? Just wondering how it compares to the actual book 'in hand'.

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    I really like my kindle but I prefer technical books in hand. I can lay them down for 15 to 20 min and come right back to the place I stopped without having to reopen the book and finding my page again. That's just me, I also take the quilt books I really like into our local office supply store and have them turned into spiral binding, so they will lay flat.

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    I like books i read on the kindle. I prefer to have actual hard copies when having quilt book.
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    I have downloaded several quilting books. If the book has patterns or templates you can print I would go hard copy. Otherwise go for it.

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    I do both. I prefer neither as. I find they are both very good. From kindle can print patterns off directly. I love the way you leave kindle it st witches of. Put always on the last page you were on. Books close up and have to go searching. Also kindle books are cheaper and can have 2 for every paper copy. I'm as made about books as fabric .
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    I like to read stories on my kindle, but my quilt books are all paper. I want that book in all it's glorious color, and on my bookshelf! Sometimes I will get a free sample of a quilt book on my kindle, though, and then decide if I want to buy it in paper form.

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    I like quilt books in paper, too. Almost bought a Kindle version of a quilt book on mastering colors, but luckily realized (duh) that it would be useless in black and white! The free samples on Kindle do help to decide on eventual real book purchases, though.
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    i prefer quilt books and magazines on paper.
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    I have an IPAD and a Kindle and HAD TO HAVE a quilting book one Sunday night (you know how that is!). I had previously downloaded a book of quilting designs to my IPAD, and even though the quilting designs were just line drawings, the book downloaded in color. When I downloaded the new book, however, it downloaded in B&W. You could not figure anything out from the illustrations because of the small size and the lack of color. I wound up rebuying the hardcopy version.

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    I prefer printed quilt books so I can photo copy the pattern and write on it which fabrics I am using and where and make notes in case I use the pattern again.

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    I have an iPad and have d/l apps for every book reader and d/l all my magazines on them now. I like it that way and as far as being able to use it my iPad will go back to where I left off in a magazine. I can easily just lay it and use the instructions to projects or print it out for a particular project if I want to.

    Saves me from having so many magazines or books in the house.
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    Strange regarding iPad. I have the II and III iPad and they always d/l in color. Another reason I like it on my iPad is magazines always have online links for freebies or videos showing techniques talked about in these magazines and all I do is click on it and it starts playing instantly. No need to go online and search for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    I prefer printed quilt books so I can photo copy the pattern and write on it which fabrics I am using and where and make notes in case I use the pattern again.
    Most book readers and iPad allow you to highlight info or jot down notes so for me no need to make photo copies and write on it. I just take my iPad with me.
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    This may be a silly question, but how do you get your patterns from your I pad to print? I have a Android tablet, but I do not have a wireless printer,and have been under the impression that I could not print

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    I really like my kindle but I prefer technical books in hand. I can lay them down for 15 to 20 min and come right back to the place I stopped without having to reopen the book and finding my page again. That's just me, I also take the quilt books I really like into our local office supply store and have them turned into spiral binding, so they will lay flat.
    I prefer "real" books too and I too take mine to be spiraled...so much easier to work with a flat book. And with book I can make notes if necessary.....don't know if can be done electronically...sure it can be, but easier for me to grab pencil and just jot.

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    I read books on my Kindle all the time but I have yet to buy a quilting book ...
    tried some cookbooks before and found they were harder to use, and thought quilt books may be the same ... I'm sticking with hard copies, I want to enjoy them in full size & color !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 05-01-2013 at 08:08 AM.

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