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Date: 7/19/14 4:49 PM

I've got all of the free classes offered by Craftsy, but I think I'd still like a book. Something fairly comprehensive, but written at a grade schooler level for adults.

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Date: 7/19/14 5:00 PM

I like Your First Quilt Book (or it should be) by Carol Doak
http://www.amazon.com/Your-First-Quilt-Book-should/dp/1564771989

Easy to read and lots of illustrations.

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Date: 7/19/14 7:13 PM

Better homes and gardens complete guide to quilting. I still ref that book all the time, covers all topics, with lots of detailed pictures. My recommendation for beginners who want a book they can also use later

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Date: 7/19/14 7:14 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Better-Homes-Gardens-Step---Step/dp/0696218569/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1405811654&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=better+homes+and+gardens+quilt

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Date: 7/19/14 8:00 PM

Fons and Porters how to quilting book has been my go to for years - I think mine is actually falling apart lol

fons and porter quilters guide book

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Date: 7/20/14 2:45 AM

I agree with Brotherlover! I have the Fons & Porter book as well, but my new quilters at the shop always seemed to choose the BH&G one. Great book for the price point & you will not out grow it a month or two. It is still my go to reference book!

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Date: 7/20/14 7:53 AM

The quilt university series is good too, I have vol 4. Although I agree with madhateress one of my first books was the carol Doak one.
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Date: 7/20/14 9:40 AM

The first quilt book and the BH&G one is in my wish list at Amazon. I think I will get those through the library first.

I found a simple one in a Rebecca Rupp book yesterday and thought I would start with that one. I've got 4 squares made from the free 2012 quilt block of the month by Craftsy, but even that seemed a little too much for me at times.

If I could just understand the simplicity of very simple piecing, how the backing, and binding could be done, hand quilting, machine quilting, or taking it to someone first, and then play around with the squares themselves, my mind would not see the whole thing as too much, and I could at least begin.

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Date: 7/20/14 12:39 PM

Padme,

You might find this free Craftsy class very helpful.

http://www.craftsy.com/class/piece-patch-quilt-quiltmaking-skills/369?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-qbb&_ctp=369,3

It helped me (who has never quilted before) to get the whole picture. Simple Piecing, backing, binding, hard quilting, machine quilting etc..

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Date: 7/20/14 6:36 PM

My all time favorite book is The Art of Classic Quiltmaking By Harriet Hargrave. I will also add my endorsement for the Fons and Porter Guide as well.

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