Category Archives: Book Reviews

Explanations for “Free Quilt Book!”

Some readers have had difficulty finding where the “free” part is on the site I sent you to. Here is the explanation I’ve been sending everyone who has written to me: When you click on my “click here” link in the review below, you are taken to The Book Depository page featuring the book. Under …

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Free Quilt Book!

Recently, Munaiba Khan of the Sew Journal blog shared a wonderful find with a group of us. I have her permission to pass it on to you as well. Here is what Munaiba shared: The Book Depository currently has thousands of free eBooks for downloading. One of them is a marvellous book from 1915 called …

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Book Review: Quilts on the Double by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe

Quilts on the Double: Dozens of Easy Strip-Pieced Designs This is a very good book for beginners to learn strip piecing. Experienced strippers will enjoy this particular technique. Strip piecing is often thought of as just that – using strips to make quilts. However, this book includes 4 easy ways to make strip pieced triangles. …

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Book Review: Quilted Landscapes by Joan Blalock

This is an older book, having been published in 1996, but no less valuable for being so. The directions for creating your own landscapes are complete with ample illustrations. It includes 6 patterns, also with complete directions, for making 5 of Joan’s landscapes. This is a good book for beginners in landscape quilting and it …

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Book Review: “Troy Truck Explores Maui” by Julyn Watkins

This is obviously not a quilt book but Julyn Watkins is a quilter. Some of her quilts can be seen and purchased on my other website, Quilts for Sale. Troy Truck Explores Maui is absolutely perfect for the 3 to 8 age group! Julyn writes in a rhyme which is fun to read and has …

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Book Review: Dolls and Dresses to Appliqué

Dolls & Dresses to Appliquéis another wonderful book by Kay Mackenzie that you will want to add to your collection, own, and use! This one will be fun for all quilters and for the children in their lives, too. Can’t you just imagine the fun of choosing fabrics for their clothes and creating many different …

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Book Review: Creative Scraps – Quilting With Bits and Pieces – Editors: Jeanne Stauffer & Sandra Hatch

The subtitle of this book is 67 Beautiful Quilts to Enjoy and that says it all. The book includes complete directions and templates and beautiful full colour, full page photos for each quilt. There are lots of wonderful patterns to choose from for adults and some for children as well. Imagine working your way through …

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Book Review: Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

This is a story of the friendship between two women, 86 year old Hennie Comfort who is known for her story telling, and Nit Spindle, married at 17 and a newcomer to Middle Swan Colorado. The year is 1936 when the Great Depression has made life very difficult. Nit notices the “Prayers for Sale” sign …

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Making a Baby Quilt – Step 4: Layering and Satin Stitching

I am using the Betty Cotton method of quilting first and sewing the blocks together last. This particular method is from her second book for use with already made quilt blocks. Here are two of my appliqué blocks layered. After layering them, I sewed a loose satin stitch around the raw edges of the appliqués. …

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Making a Baby Quilt – Step 3: Appliqué Block #3,4,5,6

This is one of three blocks I’ve just completed for the baby quilt I’m making using the great appliqué patterns in Kay’s book. Since the dog is a Scottie, I decided to use a plaid fabric for his bow. On all three of four, the outlines are only roughly cut at the moment. As mentioned …

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