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Thread: Would recommend this book to any beginners.

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    Junior Member Barbara T's Avatar
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    For my first full size quilt (78”x94”) I chose Lynne Edwards’ ‘New Sampler Quilt Book’.
    I would really recommend this book to any beginner quilter, as a full size quilt can be very daunting. It took me a little over fifteen months, but I never felt overwhelmed at any stage, because everything is explained so clearly. She never assumes you already know how to do things.
    There are twenty different blocks, each fully explained with diagrams, gradually teaching you new techniques. There are over twenty full sized photographs of the quilt made by herself and her students, so along with her suggestions for fabrics, you can see how different combinations work, and have the confidence to choose your own.
    She explains how to quilt as you go, so making a block up at a time, I took the plunge and (after hearing how so many board members love the experience) decided to hand quilt it. I would never have attempted to hand quilt a full size quilt, but single blocks I enjoyed. Even when they were all joined, and I added the border and then had that to quilt, it wasn’t so bad, as it was always at the edge.
    Thanks for looking.

    A close up, I found I loved Celtic applique.
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    That is stunning!

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    Beautiful quit...Im inspired to purchase and try it!!Thanks Barbara!

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    WOW and a first timer !!! Your colors are GREAT - the quilt top is amazing :thumbup: Thanks for recommending the book - your work is the best reference :thumbup:

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    Amazing work!

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    It is awesome work. To think that you challenged yourself each step of the way and now this beautiful quilt will always be a reminder of things you can accomplish : )
    It is beautiful.

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    Thanks for the info and the picture of that beautiful quilt!!! When do we get past "beginner" stage? I've been sewing and quilting seems like all my life (learned at age 3) and I still consider myself a beginner because there's so many blocks, techniques, and styles I haven't even tried yet. Sampler quilts are so much fun because you can try so many different blocks without committing to making a whole quilt out of a block that you might not enjoy.

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    Gorgeous!

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    What an awesome sampler quilt!! Good job :D:D:D

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    Beautiful :!:

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    Beautiful quilt..........thank you for sharing!

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    Beautiful thanks for sharing.

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    Whoaaaaaaa that's gorgeous!!! :D:D:D
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Well, my goodness...that is absolutely beautiful!

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    Wow--wow---WOW!! That's a work of art.

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    Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing. I'm not always a fan of sampler quilts but I love this one and if I ever decided to make one, I would use the book you've recommended.

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    I am a little bit passed the beginner stage but I have never done anything this beautiful! And I want to buy the book and do exactly what you have done!

    Thank you for being an inspiration to us all!

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    Great job, beautiful

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    Fabulous!!! That's your first full size? My....
    Thanks for the tip. You know, I think Fons and Porter put out a similar 'teach as you go' kinda of sampler quilt/learn how to quilt book. Heck, I probably have it somewhere. !!!

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    Fabulous!

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    Your quilt is beautiful and I love your fabric/color choices. I am a beginner quilter and your quilt provides a huge recommendation for the book. Thanks for sharing your photo and book recommendation!

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    OMG! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Fabulous! Awesome! Stunning!

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    Very nice..

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    Wow, that is beautiful and I really like the celtic applique too.

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    What an awesome quilt. I love the colors and your quilting is great. Thanks for sharing.

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