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Old 01-05-2007, 08:22 AM
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I am new to this place so im not really sure how anything works yet. I was just curious if anyone knew of a good quilting book for beginners. any Ideas pleas let me know. Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:16 AM
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I went to the local library and took out several books titled quilting for beginners, One of my favorites is quilting for dummies...... I have bought a few mags but was not what I needed. My library also has mags to borrow. There are lots of books to buy, but this was the best way for me. good luck
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:47 PM
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Bjeiss, this is a topic that comes up, regularly - I recall asking the same question when I first started. Marianne Fons has a great book - Quilter's Complete Guide. Better Homes and Gardens has a good one (can't recall the name) and I like the Quilter's Complete Visual Guide - Ellen Pahl. Eleanor Burns has excellent books with good directions. Carol Doak has good books for paper piecing. A lot of people like her book, Your First Quilting Book (or it should be). If you run a search on Amazon they have the "listmania" lists off to the left where people have made recommendations. You can take a look at a few of them and see what books keep getting recommended, and why.

This is SUCH a fun and rewarding hobby and quilters are friendly and helpful.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:24 AM
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For a good general "how to" book, I recommend "The Quilters Complete Guide" by Fons and Porter.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:37 AM
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Welcome. I am new also. I hadn't even sewn till Oct. I went to the library and got alot of books. Everything I learned was from this site and books. I started with quilting for dummies. They have a lot of good ones out there. Good luck.
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