Books on Quilting


Quilting books offer an excellent medium with which you can add to or improve your quilting skills. Listed below are books that will amaze, inspire and stimulate your creativity and enhance your quilting experience!

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Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy.
  • 59 Outline Designs to Fill with Free-Motion Quilting
  • Tips for Longarm and Domestic Machines
Hello, rulerwork! Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda starts with how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting ruler to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to executing 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda's suggestions for filling in background space with free-motion quilting.

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Part Number: 1047826. Price: $19.95



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Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy.
  • 155 Mix & Match Designs
  • Bring 30 Fabulous Blocks to Life
  • Plus Plans for Sashing, Borders, Motifs & Allover Designs
Take the guesswork out of free-motion quilting with 155 fresh ideas, each handpicked for a specific space on a quilt. Popular author Amanda Murphy pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard's Path. Pick and choose elements for each chapter (borders, sashing, motifs, and more) for an artful finish! This must-have reference includes an inspiring gallery of quilts, expert advice on domestic and longarm quilting, and complete instructions for a table runner project to hone your skills.

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Part Number: 1045963. Price: $19.95



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Bargello Quilts with a Twist by Maggie Ball.

Explore the possibilities of the New Bargello Quilt Block

Bargello Quilts with a Twist presents an innovative alternative to traditional bargello quilting. Maggie Ball's versatile 16-piece Bargello block - constructed from only four sets of four strips - is quick and easy to piece. From there, you can manipulate the block to create an enormous variety of designs with flowing lines and interesting secondary patterns. Add sashing and/or turn the blocks for an on-point setting to generate even more unique quilts.

Bargello Quilts with a Twist features:
  • 16 projects ranging from a beginner lap quilt to a mega-block masterpiece
  • Clear step-by-step instructions and detailed photos
  • Advice on fabric selection, with special tips on color, value and scale
  • A wide variety of setting options to inspire creativity
  • End-of-chapter galleries depicting further examples of Bargello block quilts
  • Blank diagrams and charts to help quilters plan their own unique quilts


See what the "twist" in Bargello quilts is all about with this exciting new approach!

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Part Number: 1035852. Price: $24.99



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Quilts of a Winter Menagerie by Jason Yenter.

I like to start with a theme whenever I sit down to design a new collection of fabrics and quilts. When it comes to winter there are so many possibilities, but when I came across a bunch of pictures of animals in the snow, I knew just what I wanted to do.

My winter menagerie of frolicking animals takes place in a magical forest of beautiful trees and sparkling snow. I like to think of all the animals working together to prepare for a giant winter festival to be held on a crisp clear night with a sky full of bright stars.

The quilts in this book can be used to decorate your home for your own winter festival. Each one would make a dramatic wallhanging in a living or dining room. Create some matching pillows, placemats, or tablecloths, then invite some friends over to share the beauty of your home and the magic of the season.

Enjoy! - Jason Yenter

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Part Number: 1041423. Price: Was $14.95 - Now $7.48



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The Quilts of Atlantis by Jason Yenter.

I have always had a fascination with the legend of Atlantis. The first collection of fabrics I designed, in 1997, was called Atlantis - The Lost Fabrics, and now I have gone back to further explore this mysterious city.

This time around I wanted to focus on the sea life that may now inhabit the ruins of Atlantis. Fish, turtles, sharks, manta rays, jellyfish, and maybe even a mermaid or two. Bright colors glow next to rich blues, and graceful organic elements play off geometric angles.

I really enjoyed designing the quilts for this book. The quilts are a fun combination of kaleidoscopic elements, curves, and fabrics that have a beautiful glow. I hope you have fun with these new designs and feel free to make changes while creating your own legendary quilt.

Enjoy! - Jason Yenter


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Part Number: 1042709. Price: Was $15.99 - Now $8.00





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