Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 51 to 70 of 70

Thread: Where do you get your quilting books?

  1. #51
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    eastern Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,875
    I comb second hand shops and used book stores. Plus buying them fro ER Hamilton. They make lovely gifts for other quilters. Marvel

  2. #52
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    2,390
    That is my problem. Getting too many quilting books. There are dozens of projects in each book; times many books, times years and years of time. . . . .

  3. #53
    Senior Member dlf0122quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sun City, CA
    Posts
    503
    Try www.bookfinder4u.com. They do all the searching for you at 130 different sale sites for books and you can usually find them pretty reasonable. I use them a lot and I have over 650 quilt books.

  4. #54
    Senior Member momcpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    North Central West Virginia
    Posts
    666
    Amazon and sometimes Ebay have some deals.

  5. #55
    Super Member Rann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Valdosta GA
    Posts
    1,963
    I go to Better World Books, Alibris, and ebay and compare prices. Some of the older, out of print books are terribly expensive and there are some great books out there. My used bookstore sells hardback quilting books for $10. IMHO, I would love a good source for out of print books at reasonable prices.

  6. #56
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    NASHVILLE, TN
    Posts
    302
    Blog Entries
    1
    I don't know of a particular site that just sells quilting books like you describe. I'm like those who have already posted. I've gotten books at discounts from LQS (some LQS offer discount cards after you have bought so much at their shop), Amazon (new and used), Joann's, clearance at any store that had clearance craft books, Book Fairs such as the Green Valley Bookfair off Interstate 81 in Virginia, library sales, discount and used book stores, etc...I like your idea though, let us know as I will definitely check it out:)

  7. #57

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    292
    Found out something about myself and quilt books today. I was having a bad day, saw my Dr. And now he is talking surgery because he want me to lose 125 lbs. Made me feel really bad about myself so I went shopping. Couldn't find any fabric I liked at this craft store so I went to look at quilt books. I found that I wouldn't pay full price for a book unless it had at least 3 projects I really liked and I found out that the projects I liked were done in fabrics I liked. I was surprised cause I thought I was more creative than that, but here I was looking for projects because I liked the fabric not the pattern. No wonder I have only done appliques. Came home empty handed.

  8. #58

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    7
    Anyone who likes quilt books should also check out" Edward Hamilton Bookseller" . They have a flat shipping rate less than $4. The books can be a buy. I look every month or so. Frequently there are $30 range books for less than $10. Also I thought it would be a good place to order several if you were teaching a class!

  9. #59
    Senior Member kapatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    820
    Blog Entries
    1
    I borrow the book from the library or friend, and if I like it, I look for it on Ebay or on Amazon's sellers. If I can't find a good price for it, then I'll probably order it new from Amazon.

    I have to admit that I like to buy used more than I like to buy new. Many times, my used books look like they are new.

  10. #60
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,450
    Blog Entries
    20
    When you decide be sure to let us know. There a couple of out of print books I would love to have.

  11. #61
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Port Lavaca, TX
    Posts
    1,274
    Sure, Harry, I will ask - just tell us when!
    and
    For those of you quilters with duplicate books, or "extra" books - ask the library if they would like to have them!
    Because most quilt books are in "new" condition they like to add them to their shelves...at lest my library did!
    J

  12. #62
    Junior Member windycitygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Chicago,IL
    Posts
    190
    Harry: I personally do not know of a website dedicated to selling only used Quilting books, but if you buy them I'm sure you could do well with them here and as an indiviual on 1/2 Price books or as an Amazon seller and also E-Bay. Can you do some research on the titles to see what you have? My main concern is that the seller might have already taken out the "more profitable" titles and left you with a quanity of "less profitable" titles. If you are dealing with a reputable business person, they should give you a chance to look over the inventory. Also take in consideration the time and trips to the post office for books that may only sell for$3-$4. I did this ten years back with videos before DVDs were really popular.
    Jovi

  13. #63
    Senior Member gypsylady5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Leesburg, Florida
    Posts
    875
    I am selling mine on Amazon, but not getting good prices. I don't believe there is a site just for quilting books, but if you find out, let me know. I also have tons of quilting magazines to sell. Next option is to do my own website, but that takes a lot of time to promote, etc.

    Good luck and if you can buy right, do so. They will never go out of style or date.

  14. #64
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    St. Charles, Illinois
    Posts
    287
    I usually buy from LQS or borrow from the library. When I was at Mayo Clinic this past July, I went into an antique shop, near the back, I spotted an old cardboard dress box & inside were some quilt booklets, block patterns & actual quilting patterns from a farm woman from the 40's. What a find. I could only purchase a few since I only had alittle money with me, wasn't planning on buying anything. I just couldn't pass this up. Hopedully the rest of the patterns will be there this July & I can get the rest. The woman had actually kept whole cloth patterns that she had drawn on large pieces of paper.

  15. #65
    Super Member Mazda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    1,026
    Well, I am an Amazon person as well.

  16. #66

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    115
    you are very lucky, Sure wish I had that opportunity.

  17. #67

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    115
    I purchase most books thru Crafterschoice.com, or Connecting threads catalog. I hate to pay full price.

  18. #68
    Senior Member gypsylady5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Leesburg, Florida
    Posts
    875
    When I started collecting, I went through the Quilter's Bookclubs and bought a lot of books at full price. I would look for books at thrift shops and yard sales. I also bought on sale at Joann's. I had to have everything printed for awhile.

    Now, I buy online through Amazon or other auctions (not Ebay) and only at a great price. I buy very few now because I can get so many great patterns and things online. I also go to the library and see what they have there.

    Guess it is because I have so many books and magazines from my previous life. Now I want to sell them and make up my own designs using EQ....

  19. #69
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Grays River, WA.
    Posts
    203
    Thru the years quilting techniques have changed so much and although many patterns have been adapted from template to strip and rotary cutting I found I gave away many books that I no longer used.
    Many cities have quilt shows and lots of quilt books and years of Quilters Newsletters magazines etc. But knowing which books are good, meaning good directions and measurements that are true is difficult until one has some experience.
    I don't know of any quilting book site
    Half.com
    ebay.com will show lists of new and used but you can specify.
    Publishers may be the way to go and contact them. Depends on what you wish to do?
    Good starter books, etc.?
    Good Luck

  20. #70
    Junior Member harryb1834's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Kingston, MA.
    Posts
    164
    Blog Entries
    4
    I just want to say thanks for the responses and want to give you a little update. I am going forward with the quilting book website. It is definitely a lot of work. I have only input about a hundred titles so far and I would guess we have about 900 to 1000 more to go. I named the site www.discountquiltbooks.com. Right now my kitchen looks like a library. I would expect it will take at least a month to input all the info. I will post an update when it is up and running.

    Thanks to all who have posted so far.
    Harry Barnett

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.