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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Best Book

When I was at retreat a few weeks ago, I showed several of my table-mates a book that I brought with me. It is a probably the one book that I have used most since I started quilting. I take it with me for reference when I sew away from home and think I might have questions, and when I am in my sewing room, it sits in the drawer just under my left arm. I pull it out and reference it all the time, especially for binding (this is the most used page in the book for me, by far!). 
It is spiral bound (magnificent), and is laminated so you can write on it with a dry erase marker, especially helpful on the pages that have little worksheet/calculation areas. 
My mom gave it to me for Christmas the first year I was quilting and I just googled it and can't find it anywhere on the web for sale. If you see one in your local quilt shop, I highly suggest picking up a copy for yourself or a new quilter in your life. It's official title is Quilters Q&A - Answers to your most important quilting questions, by Thistledown & Co. 

In the event of a fire in my house, I would definitely grab this book! What about you? Which quilting book could you not live without, either because of its inspiration or practical application? 

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

That book looks awesome!! I would probably have to save my binder that has cheat sheets for most of that stuff and different handouts from Shop Hops and BOMs that I have gotten. I use those sheets for blocks occasionally. I don't think that I could pick just one of my books to take! lol