Thursday, January 11, 2007

Quilting Books

Given my large collection of quilting books (130 plus), you would probably guess that I'm not that selective. No, it's really because there is a quilt or two in each book that I really want to do! Except for applique, there are no reference books here because I use the internet for that. Everybody's list would vary, of course. For instance, some folks pay others to quilt their quilts, so may not want something that helps you quilt on your machine. If I had to cut back to only 20 quilting books, these are the ones I would keep. Most are chosen either for a technique or for a multitude of traditional patterns. Most of these books are currently in print or easily available via online used sources. I have not found an online source for Delightful Applique (Update: Here is a link:

In no particular order:
  • 400 Quilt Blocks by Linda Causee (cutting directions for 6, 9 and 12 inch blocks)
  • Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson
  • 101 Nine Patch Quilts by Judy Martin
  • The Border Workbook by Janet Kime (really, any good border book, there are several)
  • Fat Quarter Friendly by Mariann Fons
  • Thimbleberries Book of Quilts by Lynette Jensen
  • Divide and Conquer by Nancy Smith
  • Applique 12 Easy Ways by Elly Sienkiewicz
  • Show Me How To Machine Quilt by Kathy Sandbach
  • Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts by Leisure Arts
  • Our Best Seasonal Quilts by Fons and Porter
  • Quick Quilts from Your Scrap Bag by Leisure Arts
  • Hawaiian Applique by Vicki Fleming
  • Rotary Roundup by Judy Martin
  • Block Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro
  • 505 Quilt Blocks by Better Homes & Gardens (resizable blocks, both pieced and applique)
  • Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts by Pam Bono
  • Wild Goose Chase Quilts by Eleanor Burns
  • Log Cabin Quilts by Eleanor Burns (her method is now widely demonstrated on the internet).
  • Delightful Applique (Piece O Cake Designs - resizeable applique motifs).
For other crafts, I don't actually have all that many books.

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