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The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Here is the best available book on quilt making — a complete, easy-to-follow guide that shows you how to make beautiful, useful quilts that you will be proud to own and display. Even if you are a beginner, you will soon find yourself quilting like an expert by following these clearly drawn patterns, photographs, and step-by-step instructions.
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1959 by Dover Publications
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Sep 15, 2012 Ami rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Thought it would be interesting to pick up some quilt books after reading Decorating Eggs Exquisite Designs with Wax Dye and being inspired not to sew, but to use the designs on pysanky or perhaps something else. I didn't really find anything that made me want to jump up and divide up an egg, but some of them were interesting enough to want to draw in my journal for future reference.

The best part of the book, by far, is the quote prior to the introduction:

"How much piecin' a quilt is like li
Great book for sourcing traditional American quilt patterns! Chapter 4 "Patterns And How To Use Them" presents many traditional quilts along with history and background about the particular pattern or how the quilt was traditionally made. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to showing over 150 traditional blocks organized by similar style (stars, nine patch, etc...). Very interesting to see what the "names" of each block were as recorded in this 1949 volume, as sometimes the same blocks se ...more
Catherine Woodman
I made my first quilt from this book--start to finish, I taught myself--not well, and taking classes late taught me tons more, but this is the book that began it all
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