1. 101 Full-Size Quilt Blocks & Borders by Better Homes & Gardens; 1998, 216p. Over 5,000 interchangeable quilting combinations are featured in this instructive craft book. Blocks and borders make up 101 designs and 28 projects divided into chapters of Floral, Country and Traditional, Americana, and Just for Fun. Computerized schematics of each block show various bed-size configurations. 100 full-color photos. 280 color illustrations. (Hardcover over spiral binding makes pages open easily) List was $34.95 $15.95
1a. 24 Floral Blocks to Piece: Including Full-size Patterns by Trice Boerens; American School of Needlework; 2006, 48p. Complete, step-by-step instructions and full-size templates are included for 24 flowers, including posies, roses, petunias and more. Twenty of the blocks are 9" square; four are vertical-block patterns to add a bit of variety. Flowers are: Rosy Lady; Posy on Point; Starflower; Primrose; Cross bloom; Tulip Patch; Garden Bright; Blue Star; Log Cabin Rose; Proud Petunia; Pink Nosegay; Purple Splendor; Spring Daffodil; Posy with Points; Hexagon Trio; Golden Trio; Sunny flower; Leafy bloom; Love Flower; Pink Lily; coneflower; cup of Gold; Climbing Roses; & Spring Bloom. $11.50
2a. 45 Quilt Blocks: Flowers; A new collection of designs by Trice Boerens; Sterling Publishing Company; 2010, 96p. Looking for new quilt block designs? Here are dozens of flower blocks to use for any reason, any season, however you please! From Alpine Poppy, Blue Bonnet and Calla Lilies, to Poinsettia, Rose of Sharon, Sweet Pea and Water Lily, each of the designs in Trice Boerens’ 45 Quilt Blocks: Flowers includes:
• a photo of the finished block (blocks range in sizes from 6" square to 9" square, plus a few rectangles)
• a list of fabrics and materials needed
• detailed step-by-step instructions with corresponding diagrams
Whimsical illustrations throughout might just inspire you to turn these blocks into a passion flower purse, a folding screen divider covered in hollyhocks, a bedspread bordered in gerber daisies and so much more! $12.50
3. 101 Log Cabin Blocks published by DRG; House of White Birches; 2010, 112p. Everyone who loves Log Cabin blocks will love owning this book! Not only does it include the traditional Log Cabin block (in four sizes), it takes the Log Cabin out of the past and into a new creative realm of innovative block design. Includes new blocks where the logs become flowers, houses, hearts and even animals.
- Uses foundation method for piecing for exact cutting of any weird shapes or tedious matching of points.
- Uses stitch-and-flip-open technique where all you have to do is stitch on the line.
- Includes instructions for planning and finishing quilts using Log Cabin blocks. $12.00
3a. 101 Log Cabin Blocks; with Full-size Patterns for Foundation Piecing by Linda Causee; American School of Needlework; 1997; 116p. Not only does this book include the traditional Log Cabin block (in four sizes), it takes the Log Cabin out of the past and into a new creative realm of innovative block design. Included are new blocks that become flowers, houses, hearts, and even animals. Instructions for planning and finishing quilts using Log Cabin blocks are included. $12.00
8. A Quilter's Ark; More than 50 Designs for Foundation Piecing by Margaret Rolfe; That Patchwork Place; 1997, 112p. Create a menagerie of quilted critters using foundation-pieced block designs! With foundation piecing, you can stitch even the tiniest pieces of these 4" x 4" bird and animal blocks with ease and accuracy. Simply trace a design onto your foundation, add oversized pieces of fabric, and sew on the straight lines with your machine.
•Choose from more than 50 blocks, from panda, giraffe, and rhinoceros to a lion, flamingo, toucan, hippo, koala, parrot, and elephant
•Combine any number of blocks to make small or large theme quilts, or piece your blocks into clothing and other projects
•Complete instructions, patterns for four quilts, and a special ark block are included. $15.00
10. The Art of Classic Quiltmaking by Harriet Hargrave & Sharyn Craig; C & T Publishing; 2000, 240p. Everything is covered for creating blocks by piecing using templates, fast piecing, and paper piecing techniques. Each project has multiple techniques covered, so you have directions for your favorite method of quilting! Loaded with the information you need to make traditional quilts, including:
•selecting and caring for fabric
•Choosing equipment and supplies
•deciding on quilting designs
•selecting the piecing technique that ensures the best result
Includes a visually stunning selection of over 80 full-color quilt photos.
Step-by-step exercises contain technique variations, hints, and helpful illustrations.
11. Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Judith Banker Montano; C & T Publishing; 1993, 120p. “The Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery” is a vibrant, colourful book which introduces eleven international teachers and is filled with a wide array of patterns and designs. A must for the needle worker and quilter (or anyone who appreciates art and colour). $9.00
12. Bonnet Girls; Patterns of the Past by Helen R. Scott; Collector Books; 2000, 112p. Bonnets evoke the mystique of a bygone day. If you cherished paper dolls as a child, these charming quilt block designs will bring back delightful memories. Choose from 15 Bonnet Girls, their children, men folk, and pets and create a family. Depict movement and different scenes by simply changing the positions of bonnets, arms, hands, and legs. More than 30 props - hats, parasols, flowers, animals, and background settings - are interchangeable. Add lace, ribbons, beads, cords, and tassels for a sparkling finish. Lend a sense of weather by quilting wind, raindrops, snowflakes, or clouds. Included are more than a dozen background quilting designs - all suited for traditional applique, redwork, and embroidery. $14.00
13. Butterflies & Blooms: Designs for Applique and Quilting by Carol Armstrong; C & T Publishing; 2002, 96p. Join applique artist Carol Armstrong for a creative look at the world of nature. Carol shares new designs for flowers and "friends" - the wonderful bugs and beasties that bring a garden to life. You'll want to make every one of these irresistible projects! 9 quilt projects with complete instructions; 24 wildflower patterns, plus 18 insects, frogs, and more, for a total of 42 hand applique designs; Unique background quilting designs enhance your applique work, creating shades and textures; How tos for Carol's lightbox applique technique, a no-template method suitable for beginners as well as pros. $17.50
15. Cat’s Meow: Purr-fect Quilts for Cat Lovers by Janet Kime; That Patchwork Place; 2004-(10th Anniversary Special Edition), 127p. Ten years later, quilters who fancy felines still love The Cat's Meow! This special 10th anniversary edition features Janet Kime's popular litter of cat quilt patterns, plus one dog quilt. Now in full color! Nineteen adorable projects include "Cowboy Cats," "Santa Claws Is Coming to Town," and "Fish Dreams". Use easy rotary cutting, speed piecing, and appliqué. Creative fabric choices range from snappy polka dots and plaids to dreamy pastels and lace. Patterns include: Plaid Cats; Susan’s Cats; MomCats; Santa Claws Is Coming to Town; Stealth; Checkers; Four Brown Cats; Jazz Cats; White Ties and Tails; Kittleson’s Cats; The Motley Crew; Firehouse Dogs; Puss in Bonnets; A Tale of Three Kitties; Sampler Cats; Kelvie’s Kitties; Fish Dreams; Puss in the Center & Cowboy Cats. $18.00
20. A Child’s Garden of Quilts by Christal Carter; That Patchwork Place; 1994, 88p. Choose from 13 designs, including Mother Goose's Garden, Bundle of Joy, Humpty Dumpty, the Three Little Kittens, Courageous Lion, Terrific Tiger, Honey Bear, Toytime Teddy, Stop and Go, The Old Oak Tree Cat-o-lantern, Guardian Angel, & Christmas Nativity. Full-size patterns, block templates and easy-to-follow instructions Add clever applique and embroidery embellishments for a special personalized touch. THE QUILTS IN THIS BOOK ARE ALL MADE FROM LOG CABIN PIECING. $20.00
25. Country Ribbon Crafts: Delightful Projects Using Easy Techniques by Cookie Lyday; Sterling Pub., 142p. (Out of print) (Projects include Floral Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Wedding Accessories; Garden Accessories; Country Christmas & Home Decor) $3.50
28. Creative Log Cabin Projects by Sandra Hatch; 1995, 24p. 10 Beautiful ProjectsYou’ll Love to Stitch. Patterns include: Miniature Log Cabin Variation 11” x 15 ½”; Baby’s First Christmas Stocking; Maine Pine Christmas Tree Skirt; Denim Pocket Bag; Things Aren’t Always Black & White 35” x 35”; Log Cain Seat Cover; Bedside Picket Holders; Log Cabin on the Prairie pillow or photo album 12” x 12”; Picture-Perfect Pillow 1 ½” square. $9.50
40. Easy Mix & Match Machine Paper Piecing; 70 Quilt blocks for foundation piecing by Carol Doak; That Patchwork Place; 1995; 95p. Make a variety of geometric, floral and picture patch-work blocks in just minutes without templates and without marking fabric. Paper-piecing by machine and stitch extremely accurate patchwork with Carol’s easy step-by-step directions. Combine these blocks with those from Carol’s other books for unlimited design choices. Select from 15 new quilt patterns in a variety of sizes. Choose whimsical or elegant designs. Carol’s tips and tricks-of-the-trade make paper piecing easy for quilters of all skill levels. (out of print) $17.00
50. Easy Paper Pieced Keepsake Quilts; 72 new blocks including the alphabet by Carol Doak; Martingale; 1995; 95p. Choose from geometrics, flowers, hearts, baskets, trees, pictures, Christmas, and many other beautiful blocks. (Most blocks finish to 4 inch squares.) Accurately piece a quilt block in minutes! Carol Doak is known for her innovative, easy, accurate technique of foundation pieced blocks. She presents forty-six block designs and 17 quilt plans provide all the information you need to stitch a special keepsake. The blocks can be used to personalize quilts with monograms or other lettering using the alphabet block patterns provided. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Easy to make for quilters of any skill level! Simply sew a straight line on your machine. The foundation provides a stable base for all types of fabrics and makes it a breeze to get sharp points on even the tiniest of pieces. Use your scraps. There are also ideas for using the block designs to make easy, small gifts, such as Christmas ornaments or framed picture blocks included.
Quilt layouts include: Calendar Quilt; Welcome Quilt; Sampler Quilt; Our World at Peace; Sunrise Service; Tulip Time; Hearts & Flowers; Wedding Song; With Love; American as Apple Pie; Smooth Sailing; Peace & Love; Forest of Flowers; School Days; Autumn Leaves; Santa Claus is Coming to Town; Oh Christmas Tree. (Out of Print) $14.00
51. Easy Stash Quilts (with CD) by Carol Doak; Martingale; 1999, 111p. Is your fabric collection collecting dust? Here's the perfect excuse to use it---and add to it! Learn to use your stash fabrics to create wonderfully dramatic quilts that are surprisingly easy to make. Each quilt recipe is based on simple squares, rectangles, and triangles. With your stash, dazzling one-of-a-kind results are guaranteed every time! Learn how with: 15 quilt patterns (7 using traditional machine piecing and 8 using machine paper piecing), ranging from wall hangings to bed quilts. Easy-to-follow lessons on grouping your stash fabrics by color, value, and texture. Step-by-step sections on rotary cutting, machine piecing, paper piecing, and finishing. Free bonus video CD-ROM included. Watch as Carol walks you step by step through her unique Easy Stash Quilts Technique. (minor shelf wear to shinny cover) $18.75
52. Even More Quilts For Baby; Easy as ABC by Ursula Reikes; Martingale; 2000, 79p. Combine traditional block designs with fun, colorful prints to create quick quilts for baby. Patterns that are so simple, even beginners can stitch up a quilts top in an afternoon or evening – no previous quilting experience required. Includes …
• Step-by-step direction for 20 cuddly baby quilts, each shown in two unique colorways – ideal for quilters with little time to spare.
• Popular traditional patterns that are easy, fast & fun to stitch
• Rotary-cutting guidelines, speedy piecing techniques, & complete finishing instructions for each project $16.00
53. Everyday Angels in Extraordinary Quilts by Mary Lou Weidman; That Patchwork Place; 1998, 96p.
Step-by-step guidance for choosing themes and developing stories
Ideas for using creative embellishments, letters, and borders
Twenty-five templates, including angel wings, halos, faces, and bodies
Spectacular photos of more than 50 quilts, along with their makers’ stories
Use seasons, cultural themes, family traditions, friends, pets, or simply portray a memory to share with someone you love. Whether your angels are folksy, humble, wild, or spunky, they’ll be thankful you captured their kindness in their very own quilt! $13.00
54. Fabulous Flower Quits by Bea Yurkerwich; Chitra; 2004, 32p. Make any of these eight beautiful quilts and create a year-round garden in your home. Using what Bea Yurkerwich calls "Gentle Geometrics", Bea designed these colorful quilts so they are easy to piece. From a distance flowers, leaves and stems appear to be rendered with subtle curves although they are composed of the straight sides of adjoining squares, triangles, rectangles and diamonds. Individual blocks are perfect for pillow tops and wallhangings. Patterns include: Tulip Whirl; Golden Sunflowers (on front cover hanging on chair); Dancing flowers and pinwheels; Star Magnolia; Friendship Star Flower (on front cover); Pinwheel Garden; Iris Garden; and Circle of Tulips. $13.00
56. Fantasy Flowers: Pieced Flowers for Quilters by Doreen Cronkite Burband, Barbara Weiland (Editor); That Patchwork Place; 1992, 80p. Lots of pretty flower blocks – all pieced (no applique!) as well as ideas for setting them into pretty floral wall hangings. There are 14 different flower blocks including Bachelor Buttons, Chrysanthemum, Columbine, Daffodil, Daisy, Day Lily, Impatiens, Iris, Pansy, Poinsettia, Primrose, Rose, Sunflower, Tulip. (ISBN 1564770028 softcover) $13.00
57. Favorite Appliqué Patterns; Country Critters; Vol.6 (Favorite Appliqué Patterns From the Old Country Store) Designs by Cheryl A Benner, Text by Rachel T Pellman; 1993. Each of these books contains an assortment of 26 appliqué patterns for making quilts. Here are the most requested traditional designs. There patterns are also adaptations of old favorites as well as new designs. The patterns are presented in actual size. The pages in the books are folded in so as to fold out and double in their size to make tracing easy. Listed with each pattern are its fabric requirements, as well as a drawing of the finished patch. Complete instructions are included in each book. Patterns: Bessie; Porky the Pig; Country Horse; Barn and Silo; Curious Bunnies; Mama Sheep & Lamb; Hungry Raccoon; Big Tractor; Morning Cal “rooster”; Mouse ‘n Cheese; Shy Turtle; goose ‘n Clover; Mouser Cats; Rover; Bucky Beaver; Milking Time “cow”; Picket Fence; Baby bunny; Mama Duck; Little Ducklings Follow; Playful Kitty; Nuts about Nuts “squirrel”; Feathered Friends; Wheat Sheaf; Chester “pig”; good Night Owls. Large-sized softcover (measuring 12" high and 9-3/4" wide, spiral bound) (used; plastic spiral binding has a few broken links) $13.50
58. Favorite Little Christmas Quilts from the Editors of Miniature Quilt Magazine; Chitra Publications; 2001, 32p. From Santa to mittens to snowman to classic traditional designs, you will receive 14 little holiday quilts from across the U.S. and as far away as the Netherlands for this delightful book. With these quick and easy patterns you'll want to spread the Christmas cheer to all of your family members and friends. 'Tis the season to join in the fun”. (Out of Print & hard to find) $20.00
58a. Floral Quilts from Grandma’s Cupboard by Michelle Blackhurst; Leisure Arts; 2003, 112p. These 8 modern quilts hold little secrets straight from Grandma's cupboard -- vintage feedsack scraps! Stitched alongside beautiful reproduction fabrics, the antique textiles take shape as pieced patches and lovely appliqués. (ISBN 1-57486-342-8 softcover) $12.00
58b. Focus on Batiks: Traditional Quilts in Fun Fabrics by Jasn Bode Smiley; C & T Publishing; 2004; 96p. Expert quilter Jan Bode Smiley sets off dramatic batiks with traditional patterns for delightful quilts that take on such themes as Salt Water Taffy, Malaysian Marketplace, and Cosmic Carousel. Eight quilt projects mix batiks and commercial fabrics with simple piecing, paper piecing, or appliqué. Tips and advice for making the best use of batiks in quilts will inspire new and more experienced quilters alike. For crafters desiring to create their own unique batiks, instructions are provided for creating these beautiful fabrics in the comfort of their own home.
• 8 quilt projects mix batiks and commercial fabrics with simple piecing, paper piecing, or appliqué
• Tips and advice for making the best use of batiks in your quilts
• Learn to batik your own fabric at home with Jan’s easy techniques
• Plus a gallery of vibrant batik quilts, along with construction diagrams to inspire you
62. Friendship Blocks: New Settings for Sentimental Favorites by Marge Edie; That Patchwork Place; 2001, 80p. Pay tribute to special people and events with these all-new twists on traditional friendship blocks! With these commemorative quilts, you'll find the perfect way to honor important moments. Find a variety of new patterns for your next friendship quilt –four blocks and 10 quilts include designs appropriate for wedding, graduation or a new home. Gather expert tips for creating attractive lettering, designing dynamic sashings, and framing signatures with hand or machine quilting. Get inspired to set up your own friendship-block exchanges. The quilts in this book are composed of four different signature blocks, which are arranged in a variety of ways. For practical purposes, all the blocks finish to 4 ½” square (5” unfinished). Block patterns include: Rail Fence; Nine Patch Variation; Snowball; & Diagonal Strip. Quilt patterns include: Track and Trail 32 ½” x 46 ½”; Blue Suede 32 ½” square; Nineties Quilt Memories 56 ¼” x 78 ¾”; Mother Goose and Friends 24” x 30”; Quilting Friends 56 ¾” x 69 ½”; Mosaic 20 ½” x 32 ½”; Focus 29 ½” x 36 ½”; Wordsmiths 20 ¼” x 26 ¼”; Nauti-Thoughts 24 ¾” x 47 ¼”; Whirling Ribbons 41 5/8” x 57 7/8”. $12.00
63. Friendship Quilt Collection: Keepsake Quilts for Cherished Occasions by Debbie Mumm; Mumm’s the Word; 36p. Celebrate life’s cherished moments with treasured quilts, handmade and heartfelt by you. Included among the 13 keepsake projects are wallhangings, pillows, lap-and full-sized quilts. This pattern booklet includes the following: Something borrowed, something blue (elegant, keepsake wedding quilt); Log Cabin Pillow; Next Door Neighbor; Hankie Sachet; From My Heart; Anniversary Quilt; Baby Quilt; Little Log Cabins, Kid’s Corner Quilt; Pillowcase; Angel Sachets; Bon Voyage. $10.00
68. Grandmothers Garden Quilt by Eleanor Burns & Patricia Knoechel; Quilt in a Day Series; 1999, 226p. In Grandmother's Garden Quilt Eleanor Burns updates a stunning 1928 Nancy Page quilt design with easy applique methods, and introduces her new "Anniversary Floral" fabric line from Benartex. Patterns include a twenty block basket quilt with applique flowers, five wallhanging designs, and a pansy pin. Finishing instructions include lattice and solid block techniques. Patterns include: Crocus, Fuchsia, Rose, Harebell, Poppy, Pansy, Trillium, Bleeding Heart, Tiger Lily, Japanese Balloon Flower, Canterbury Bells, Shooting Star, Jonquil, Bluet, Morning Glory, Tulip, Zinnia, One Block Wallhanging, Four Easy Baskets Wallhanging, Small Basket Wallhanging, Salvage Sally Wallhanging, French Bouquest Wallhanging, Patty's Flowers Pot Wallhanging. (some damage to cover where label was removed & cover corner bent during shipping) $17.00