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Thread: What quilting book have you added to your library recently?

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    I just received '501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks' by Judy Hopkins (not to be
    confused with 501 Quilt Blocks by Better Homes and Gardens - ask how I
    know LOL) and 'Sew One and You're Done' by Evelyn Sloppy. Both highly
    recommended.
    The first one has all the blocks you can imagine in every size you need.
    I know there's quilterscache but this book has different blocks and easy
    to browse. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. ;-)
    The 'Sew One and You're Done' - they have some nice blocks and as the
    title suggests you make one block and you have a quilt. The size of the
    block varies from 45" to 56". Some look complicated but are quite easy.
    I think I'm really going to enjoy both books as they both have lots of stars
    which I am into right now. If you don't have these books, check them out
    at your library if you can. I think they are worth it.

    How about you? Any new books? Maybe we can keep this thread going to
    add our newly acquired books.

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    received yesterday "The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting" by Linda Taylor
    this been on my list for a while so I deceide to go for it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    I just received '501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks' by Judy Hopkins (not to be
    confused with 501 Quilt Blocks by Better Homes and Gardens - ask how I
    know LOL) and 'Sew One and You're Done' by Evelyn Sloppy. Both highly
    recommended.
    The first one has all the blocks you can imagine in every size you need.
    I know there's quilterscache but this book has different blocks and easy
    to browse. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. ;-)
    The 'Sew One and You're Done' - they have some nice blocks and as the
    title suggests you make one block and you have a quilt. The size of the
    block varies from 45" to 56". Some look complicated but are quite easy.
    I think I'm really going to enjoy both books as they both have lots of stars
    which I am into right now. If you don't have these books, check them out
    at your library if you can. I think they are worth it.

    How about you? Any new books? Maybe we can keep this thread going to
    add our newly acquired books.
    I love this book, it combines three books in one.

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    EasyPeezy, those are both excellent books. I've had them in my collection for a year and enjoy browsing thru them all the time. I also highly recommend them.
    I haven't bought any new books lately with money being tight. Thankfully there's plenty of free patterns for me to choose from.

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    I just bought Judy Martin's new book on Log Cabins b/c I'm making 3 for my boys and want them to all look different.
    I also bought Barbara Brackman's book on antique fabric b/c the 3 Log Cabins are being made with all antique cottons.
    I love Barbara B's quilt history books. Fascinating reading!! :D

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    I recently picked up a couple of Judy Martin's books.
    Log cabins, Piece and Play, Cookies and Quilts. I would like to add Stellar quilts to the collection soon too

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    Our county library has their book sale this Saturday. DD and I went yesterday and helped set up for several hours. When all was said and done, we helpers got first choice of the books to buy. I found three quilt books:

    More Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel-$2.00

    Best-Selling Bazaar Patchwork from Oxmoor House- $2.00

    and my favorite; Better Homes & Gardens 101 full-size Quilt Blocks and Borders (with the templates)-$2.00

    I'm a happy camper. :lol:

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    Recently I bought 2 books on color analysis, and a small portable color wheel. I am going to start teaching quilting, and I haven't taken a color class, so am learning it this way.

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    Today I bought Stack-n-Whackipedia by Bethany S. Reynolds.
    Only looked at it briefly but I had to come on here to see what was going on! LOL

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    quilting for busy boomers,awesome book

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    I just got 8 quilt magazines at the library for $1, I don't normally collect books, per se.

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    I just ordered some magazines from the classifieds here! Havent got them yet, but they were cheap, and it will be nice to have some "new" ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Our county library has their book sale this Saturday. DD and I went yesterday and helped set up for several hours. When all was said and done, we helpers got first choice of the books to buy. I found three quilt books:

    More Lap Quilting by Georgia Bonesteel-$2.00

    Best-Selling Bazaar Patchwork from Oxmoor House- $2.00

    and my favorite; Better Homes & Gardens 101 full-size Quilt Blocks and Borders (with the templates)-$2.00

    I'm a happy camper. :lol:
    Georgia Bonesteel really got me hooked on quilting!! I love her books :D

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    can anyone tell me if there are books only for charm packs or 1 for jelly rolls, etc.?

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    I just picked up Adoration Quilts by Rachel W.N. Brown. As soon as I saw it I had to have it :)
    http://www.amazon.com/Adoration-Quil.../dp/1564776700

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    My hubby bought me Better Homes and Gardens "Complete Guide to Quilting" It has EVERYTHING. I call it my bible. All the pages are laminated, easy to read, everything you ever asked about quilting!! I would recommend this to anyone...it's fabulous (price not bad either 32.00) You would need 10 books to cover what's in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    received yesterday "The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting" by Linda Taylor
    this been on my list for a while so I deceide to go for it :P
    I'd love to read your review on this book.

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    I just got Great American Quilts book 9. About 9 months ago there was a posting of a "Yin Yang" quilt that the poster's late mother had made. I loved it and asked her about the pattern. She was able to tell me who the designer was. I contacted the designer and she only offered the instructions in workshops and classes in the Pacific Northwest but told me another quilter had also created this same design and published the pattern in this book. I bought it used on line the shipping cost as much as the book but it still only cost me $7 even with the shipping. That is about what I would pay for a stand alone pattern. Which is good because it is the only pattern in the book I really like. So yet another quilt to add to the "bucket list". :lol:

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    I added a Hawaiian Applique book and just finished my first Hawaiian needleturn 18" block. Bought several FQ to continue working through the book. It has the mini patterns as well as the larger ones, and lots of leaf patterns as well. I am starting to learn the joy of hand sewing as it gives me 'quiet time'.

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    I've added a LOT lately but mostly through purchasing used ones. The only one that was purchased new has been Carol Doak's Mariners Compass Stars.
    Used: Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Stars, The Civil War Diary Quilt both bought at a wonderfully reduced price from a friend. And I got fabric for the first one--all the state flowers in fabric. With the second one I got a whole bag of CW fats.

    Also used: Quick Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter, Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks, Patchwork Minus the Mathwork, Thimbleberries Pint Size Traditions, 3x5 1/2=Quilts, American Patchwork Quilts, Candy Coated Christmas, Circle of Love Companion Book, 7-8 Lay Them Straight, Garden Glory, Sunshine and Shadows, Firm Foundations, Quick Watercolor Quilts, More Fat Quarter Quilts, Kansas City Scrapbook, Stir Crazy, Royal Stars of the States, and 54 quilt magazines. All of these were bought at a garage sale yesterday for only $25!

    These were just this week's purchases. Yes, I'm an addict. I may go back to that garage sale today.

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    I bought these in the last few months:

    1. 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone
    2. 365 Foundation Quilt Block by Linda Causee
    3. Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin
    4. Scraps by Judy Martin

    I will buy Bonnie Hunter's books this month but they will be for a gift. I buy her books as soon as they are available!

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    eightylady, for charms and/or jelly rolls, take a look at:

    Jelly Roll Quilts
    Layer Cake, Jelly Roll, and Charm Quilts

    both by the Lintott women. I love both books.

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    I went back to the garage sale and to another one. Today I got;
    A Quilter's Christmas, by Marti Mitchell
    Two Color Quilts, Better Homes and Garden
    The Practical Encyclopedia of Quilting & Quilt Design, by Isabel Stanley and Jenny Watson
    Acorn Hollow, by Nancy Halversen
    Collections One, by G. Kimmel, L. Brannock, J. Patek
    Patchwork and Quilting, Applique, and Rug Making all Better Homes and Gardens books
    And lastly, The Quilted Garden by Jane A. Sassaman
    All for only $10.50

    And I forgot that while at the Carol Doak workshop I bought her 40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks for $5 from the lady right next to me. I guess she wasn't enjoying paper-piecing as much as I was. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bought these in the last few months:

    1. 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone
    2. 365 Foundation Quilt Block by Linda Causee
    3. Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin
    4. Scraps by Judy Martin

    I will buy Bonnie Hunter's books this month but they will be for a gift. I buy her books as soon as they are available!
    Oh, how I would love to find some Judy Martin books. So far my garage sales, Goodwill, estate sales, etc haven't had any.

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    OK< are you ready? Remember I just went to the Paducah quilt show and went to the AQS "Hurt Book Sale" so these were either 5 or 6 dollars each.

    6 books on medium and short arm quilting (patterns)
    Quilted Elegance and Folded Fabrics by Rami Kim
    Stellar Journeys (mariner's compass type)
    Bear's Paw, new quilts from an old favorite
    A Floral Affair

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