Some quilt books are useful over and over, for years and years.
Do you dread the words “quilt as desired”? Here’s help! 501 Quilting Motifs is a collection of quilting designs from more than 25 years of Quiltmaker magazine. The designs are indexed by size and style so you can easily find what you need. Flowers, vines, children’s themes, feathers, seasons, and more are included. Helpful diagrams for combining designs guide the beginner, and make projects easier for the more experienced. Use the designs as shown, or use them for inspirations. You’ll refer to this book often.
Brandywine Designs Clip Art for Quilters includes over 75 designs that you can freely use for a variety of projects. Embroidery, redwork, applique, labels, and stencils are just some of the uses. Flowers, animals, hearts, baskets, and more! Since they are drawn in the same style, combining several into one project will create a cohesive look. Combine, separate, or use just the way they are.
If you ever feel like you want to go one step further with your quilts, Embellishment Potpourri will give you the confidence to do so. Techniques are covered with fabric, thread, beads, and more. Plus there are instructions for two quick and easy fabric embellishment projects so you can “get your feet wet”!
Do you know any quilter that does not have scraps? We all have them! And they just grow and grow! Never fear, Scrap Assassin Saves the Day! Instructions are included for four quilts – and yardage is given just in case you don’t want to use scraps. You can make these over and over again as each bundle of scraps will give you a different look. Plus you get the added bonus of using at least SOME of your scraps – that makes room for more new fabric!
If you are looking for a few books to start your quilting library, these might be the ones to choose. But don’t stop here – check out the rest of the books in our quilting book section.