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Thread: What is your favorite quilting book and why?

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    Junior Member harryb1834's Avatar
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    If you had to pick just one quilting book to keep, what would it be and why that book?

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    I'd pick "It's OK To Sit On My Quilt" by Mary Ellen Hopkins. That is the book that kick started my quilting.

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    I can't just pick one! Well maybe "The Big Book of Scrap Quilts".
    And my newest favorite: "Setting Solutions"
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    I dont know,but I sure do like Nickel quilts by Pat Speth

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    I like the book Quick Quilts from your Scrap Bag. I have made about 5 quilts from that particular book. I love looking at the pages and and design will catch my attention and I will look at it for awhile and then one day it just hits me to start working on it.

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    I just cannot pick a favorite, in fact, QB and other online sites have taken the place of books. My favorite genre is scrap quilts.

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    Tradiition With A Twist and the reason being is traditional quilts with a twist!

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    Oh, I have no idea. I think I buy books just to set in the closet. I have soooooo many and can't choose just one.

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    I am a fairly new quilter....2 years...and I find that I don't need books. This board and the internet are really all I need....which is a shame, because I am the librarian for my quilting guild. I bring home 5 books a month to review, but I have yet to use any of them for my quilting. I must not be alone, because many of the books I review have not been checked out for 5 or ten years. Our library has probably 500 books, and maybe ten get checked out each month, not counting the five I check out and review. New books are added all the time, and they just sit. Sad, really....

    ...but it is so easy to find what I want on my computer, quicker too.

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    I could never pick one... I don't buy many, but I do have a long list on hold at the library. I love to see and read about all of the new styles, techniques, etc... :D:D:D

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    oooh...hard question! I can't really pick a favorite, either...If I could, then Amazon would not be getting so much of my money every time I think I need a new book! :P I must say I do find myself referring to All About Quilting from A to Z, as the name implies it has some great tips about a little bit of everything. Since I am fairly new to fmq, the other book I really love is Show Me How to Machine Quilt...I have several books on the subject, but this one just really "clicks" with me!

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    "5,500 Quilt Block Designs", by Maggie Malone. When I need an idea it is a great starting place. (You do have to figure out the math yourself.)

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    I have lots of books and couldn't pick a favorite...they all have something inspirational....if not I get rid of it

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    Any of my Paper Piecing books...So many PP's it's always hard to decide what to do.

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    It would be hard to pick a favorite. It's like asking which is your favorite chocolate. Love them all.
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    El Burns, Still Stripping.
    But any of her sampler books are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb
    "5,500 Quilt Block Designs", by Maggie Malone. When I need an idea it is a great starting place. (You do have to figure out the math yourself.)
    Yep, that's my choice also

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    One I would love is something from Bonnie Hunter.

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    I have lots of favorites but I would recomend Eleanor Burns(Quilt in a Day) or Atkinson Designs (Terry Atkinson). Both authors are very concise and easy to follow. I always have great results with their patterns!

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    Better Homes and Gardens quilting guide, always end up refering back to that book for a lot of things

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    I love them all. I like sampler books and small blocks. Lori Smith is one of my favorites. Also anything with quilting motifs.

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    Any of the Kim Diehl books. She has a nice variety of patterns using both piecing and applique. Most of them can be adapted to any size.

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