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Thread: Survey what are your favorite quilting books?

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    So, what are all of you're favorite quilting books?
    Inquiring mind/s want to know.
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    The quilting sourcebook, great for names etc..

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    any quilt in a day books by eleanor burns

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    Thimbleberries:)

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    do I have to pick a favorite - I love all of my books - but specifically it would depend on what quilting mode I was in at the time...right now I am so into applique so my fav book is applique quilt revival and blacka nd white quilts...

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    I like the better homes and gardens all about quilting book :D

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    Any books by Design Originals are great - lots of easy projects!

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    Quilter's Complete Guide by Fons and Porter

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    Hard to choose just one, but I find the ones I use most often as a reference are QUILTS! QUILTS! QUILTS! and QUILT! QUILTS! AND MORE QUILTS! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. All of the other books I thumb through for inspiration. I love them all. Really like 101 FABULOUS ROTARY-CUT QUILTS by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J Martin. Then Mary Ellen Hopkins' IT'S OKAY IF YOU SIT ON MY QUILT BOOK is great for reference.

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    in addition to the quilting sourcebook, I thought of more books :wink:
    Yes, I have quilts! Quilts!! and more Quilts!!! is a good book. I also really like Quilting for Dummies by Cheryl Fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    Quilter's Complete Guide by Fons and Porter
    This is my favorite also. Gives me all the info I need.

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    I have more books and magazines on quilting than will ever use.
    But the easiest and best are Quilt in a Day. Her instructions are always the quickest and easiest to do. My best quilts are using her books.

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    I echo Cathe and Littlehud

    Quilter's Complete Guide by Fons and Porter

    It has great instructions for so many things. I have a sticky note on the page where they do bias binding.

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    Oh my gosh I couldn't pick just one....or even 10....I like them all!.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Hard to choose just one, but I find the ones I use most often as a reference are QUILTS! QUILTS! QUILTS! and QUILT! QUILTS! AND MORE QUILTS! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. All of the other books I thumb through for inspiration. I love them all. Really like 101 FABULOUS ROTARY-CUT QUILTS by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J Martin. Then Mary Ellen Hopkins' IT'S OKAY IF YOU SIT ON MY QUILT BOOK is great for reference.
    I also like all the above.

    I also like PATTERN PLAY by Doreen Speckman.

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    I love quilting books, magazines, brochures and can't get enough LOL....choosing just one is next to impossible for me. If I were stranded on a desert island with my supplies and could take just one book, it'd have to be Applique Quilt Revival: Updated Patterns from the 30s by Nancy Mahoney. It combines two of my favorites (for the moment) applique and 30s reproductions and it is absolute eye candy.

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    Doreen was a dear. I have her Travels with Peaky and Spike.

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    I'm with gcathie, I love all my books and am always looking for more. I re-read all my mags. over and over.

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    My favourite was published in 1949. "The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting" by Marguerite Ickis. A great reference book that's interesting to read.

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    Picking one book would be like picking just one fabric. I like them all and I have more than my share. I'm always checking the used book store or even antique stores if I see they have books.
    One I do reference alot is the Fons and Porter book. It is full of basic information on setting squares and triangles, borders and bindings.
    What more can I say, they are all good, depending on my mood, the time of day or what is going on in my life.

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    I am a quilting book addict. I have vol.1 thru 8 of Better homes and Gardens Quilt Lovers Favorites. Several from House of White Birtches with Sandra Hatch editor. I just love them. I know I will never make all the quilts but they are sure fun to read and look to inspire Me.
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