Member since 4/20/05
Date: 1/25/12 11:03 AM
I've been a garment sewer for almost 40 years. I took my first quilting class about 1 1/2 years ago and have made 2 quilts in addition to my class quilt. I'd like to purchase a comprehensive book for quilting, much like the Reader's Digest Complete guide to Sewing for garment sewers. Any recommendations?
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|sarah in nyc
New York USA
Member since 1/8/05
Date: 1/25/12 1:23 PM
Robbie fanning wrote a really wonderful book in I think the 1980's.
there is also a skinny but terrific book written by laurie Swim from Nova Scotia. that's the book that got me going. It's a skinny book but it teachers a huge amount.
sarah in nyc
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 1/25/12 2:04 PM
Here are some that are in my own wishlist on Amazon.
Quilter's Complete Guide -- Marianne Fons and Liz Porter
Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting
Quilter's Ultimate Visual Guide from A to Z Ellen Pahl
Quilter's Academy Vol 1 Freshman Year - Harriet Hargrave
That may get you started! I really want the Harriet Hargrave series. While they are different volumes, and lessons, I think they could be bound in a spiral or two.
Otherwise, right now, I have started with Nancy Zieman's Quilting with Confidence. Not a huge book, but it does cover everything pretty well.
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Member since 12/15/02
Date: 1/25/12 2:44 PM
Here are a few of my favs
Quilting for Dummies
complete Guide to Quilting
guide to Machine quilitng
Member since 8/13/11
Date: 2/3/12 12:11 PM
Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide has helped me with every part of quilting. Easy to read and understand.
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 2/3/12 12:58 PM
I second Fons and Porter - Quilter's Complete Guide. It's my go-to book.
Happy Quilting, Jane
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Member since 11/29/11
Date: 2/19/12 9:57 PM
Just read this, and decided to put my 2 cents in---I got Freshman Year by Harriet Hargrave and LOVE IT!!! I have done the first project, and now on to the first full quilt project. I have quilted before, but mostly an apparel and misc sewer. I feel like I am getting an excellent start with the freshman book. My fantasy goal is to finish this book this year. Love adding and subtracting from my
Amazon cart several times a week--excellent pasttime as long as you don't push the final button!