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Old 05-21-2012, 12:35 PM
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I'm looking for a book that shows me how to properly cut fabric, attach pieces, read patterns, etc. I guess I'm seeking a quilting bible! Do you have any recommendations? I see many online but not very many reviews.


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Old 05-21-2012, 12:44 PM
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Quilts Through The Seasons by Elinor Burns is Good. It gives step by step instructions. I got mine from Amazon, very reasonable.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:46 PM
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A book that has it all in one place is Quilting for Dummies. I got a copy from my local library before buying one. I still refer back to it from time to time. The Dummies series is great for any activity and anyone.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:15 PM
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This book will guide you from beginning to complete project. http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Compl...sr=1-1-catcorr and you can get it pretty cheap.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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'The Big Book of Quilting'- Everything you need to create beautiful quilts, decorative accessories, apparel and more Edited by Cassia B. Farkas ---588 pages of everything a person needs to know to create a quilt! i've been grabbing this book for 10 years- when i need help with doing the math, figuring out how to set a block---what ever i need help to figure out- this is the book i find the answer in. was $24.95 at Joannes, 10 years ago...was originally published in 1988- it is a timeless resource!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:31 PM
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These are my two favorite inspiration books. I have made several quilts from them and find the directions great. Material Obsession and Material Obsession 2.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:50 PM
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Quilt with Confidence by Nancy Zieman. It is on Amazon.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:15 PM
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Quilter's Academy Vol. 1, Freshman Year: A Skill-Building Course in Quiltmaking by Harriet Hargrave
This is the first of a series, but it gives you all the basics.

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:18 PM
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"Quilters Complete Guide" by Fons and Porter is my favorite how to book. It seems to cover anything I have a question about. I have had it for a long time and it has really given me good information. I have "Quilting for Dummies" but don't use it for looking up information.
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My favorite go to book is, it has everything from math to cutting to traditional to applique, very good reference book
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