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Thread: Quilting book you can't live without.

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    What is your "go to" favorite quilting book? Mine is Fons & Porter "Quilters Complete Guide."

    What is your favorite pattern book? The one you seem to make several patterns from? Mine is Eleanor Burns "Quilts Through the Seasons."

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    I have a ton of books, so you would think i'd already have done a tion of quilts....not so. But, I did pick up BH&G, 501 Quilt Blocks book at the Temple quilt show I recently attended!!! This will probably be it!!!

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    My own personal binder of quilt patterns... separately bought patterns and a few cut out from magazines!! I page through it so often!! Originally it was Joanne's quilt book which is a great reference when you are starting out

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    Wow! this is a hard question! I would have to say either of the "Material Obsession" books. I just love their whole theory and their patterns.

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    I have never bought a quilting book, nor have I ever bought a pattern. I don't get out much, lol.

    These days, everything is on the internet, so I'll spend my money on fabrics instead.

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    For me it's Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.

    Apart from supplying endless inspiration, the effort that must have gone into collecting and somehow organizing all these patterns just boggles my mind.

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    For reference purposes, I love "Quilter's Complete Guide" by Fons and Porter and "The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z" ... both are great! But when I just want to be inspired, I love books with just tons of quilt blocks in them. They don't have traditional step-by-step patterns, but can be easily done up with graph paper or a quilting software program, like Electric Quilt. The top ones I love are: "The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book" by Mary Ellen Hopkins, "849 Traditional Patchwork Patterns" by Susan Winter Mills, "5,500 Quilt Block Designs" by Maggie Malone, "Once More Around the Block" by Judy Hopkins, and "101 Nine Patch Quilts" by Marti Michell. I have over 100 quilt books and order most of them "used" through Amazon and I've never had a problem with any of the transactions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    What is your "go to" favorite quilting book? Mine is Fons & Porter "Quilters Complete Guide."
    That one's mine, too. Patterns, I have several old books with quilt blocks but I think I get the most inspiration from browsing online.

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    The Quilter's Catalog is a great reference book! It covers everything quilting, has bios and all types of subjects are covered not just beginning quilting etc. First quilt book I have read cover to cover.

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    I love "The Complete Guide to Quilting" BHG and "The Quilting Bibile" for how to..and a bunch of others too...

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    I have the Fons and Porter one and love looking through every now and than. Nice thing about it is that it is spiral bound. Not even sure if they are printed that way anymore.

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    I have to say I refer the my 501 Quilt Blocks by BH&G all the time. It's where I learned how to make the binding for quilts. A friend gave it to me as a gift when I helped her (well, I actually ended up doing it myself) make a fundraiser quilt for our local elementary school.But, I also like Eleanor Burns books.

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    I have too many favorites. Just about the time I think I have a favorite...I find another. I did find the trick to getting straight cuts out of the Fon's & Porter book though. That one technique is the building block of everything I quilt.

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    Quilt In A Day books are my collectors items.
    El Burns methods are fool proof and easy.
    I use Joanns coupons to buy them.

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    The internet :)

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    I've read suggestions to do that many times, but just started one.

    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    My own personal binder of quilt patterns... separately bought patterns and a few cut out from magazines!! I page through it so often!! Originally it was Joanne's quilt book which is a great reference when you are starting out

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    Thanks Charismah. I haven't seen one, I'll have to research it.

    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Wow! this is a hard question! I would have to say either of the "Material Obsession" books. I just love their whole theory and their patterns.

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