Sunday, January 15, 2012

ABC of Quilting Post # 12

Today's topic is

Lots more : Extensive resource of Quilting books, magazines, online tutorials and patterns

Here I'll list 5 each of my favorite Quilting Books, Magazines and Patterns,and 10 of my favorite online Quilt Tutorials

Also there's something special that will make quilting easier and beautiful for you at the end of the post...

My Top 5 favorite Books

#1 : A Practical Guide to Patchwork

Quilting Basics with Modern Flair

  • 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates
  • Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful.
  • Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block.
  • Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish.
  • Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods.

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new "go-to" book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own.

#2 : Block Party - The Modern Quilting Bee

The quilting bee gets a modern makeover

* From the creators of popular blog,
* Let go of "the rules" with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects
* The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding
* Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters

In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long "virtual" quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own signature style. Best of all, with this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy collaborating with other fabric lovers around the world.

#3 : Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration

Brighten up any room with fun, contemporary, and functional projects exploding with sensational color! Fresh Quilting presents 21 brilliant designs featuring quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky’s intoxicating colors and unexpected palettes.
Learn to create beautiful and lively pieces for you and your home—from modern quilts and fun pillows to flirty bags and scarves. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh Quilting includes a detailed section of techniques from basic piecing, cutting, and measuring methods to more advanced techniques such as inserting zippers into pillow backs and using bias binding to finish a quilt. Throughout Fresh Quilting, Malka will teach you how to adventurously and confidently mix colors and prints. You’ll be inspired to infuse your own brilliant palettes into each project and discover just how irresistible and beautiful contemporary quilting can be!

#4 : Modern Mix

A printed fabric is eye-catching, but when it's paired with the right solid, the result can be truly brilliant. This how-to book features 16 projects with a contemporary style that exemplify the dynamic partnership of large-scale prints and bright solids. With pages of fabulous ideas, all the information needed on integrating fabrics and even a chapter on quilt making basics, The Modern Mix is a must-have addition to your sewing library.

#5 : Modern Log Cabin Quilting

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting—an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square—is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be.

In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting!

My Top 5 Favorite Quilting Magazines

#4 : Stitch

My Top 5 Favorite Patterns

Top 10 Favorite Online Tutorials

#6 : Circle Quilt by Bijou Lovely Part 1 & Part 2

I love all these Books, Magazines and Patterns and I hope you love them too...

There's something else that can help you make quilt with little effort... 

A Mystery Block of the Month Program! You can get a Mystery BOM kit from Fat Quarter Shop... (Their new BOM is going to be really pretty... I am thinking of signing up and making a quilt for myself... The fabric is so beautiful! Its Bonnie and Camille's Vintage Modern Collection)

and here's a look at the beautiful irresistible fabric!

Fallen in love? I have... Go book your finishing kit right now...


Please link up your tutorials, books and patterns in the linky here...


  1. Very cool post Shruti! I've pinned a couple of those books for future reference. Though I don't really like following patterns I can really respect those who write and produce them! And I'm pretty proud of my fellow bee member - Elizabeth Dackson - making your list here. :)

  2. Great, interesting post. Thanks for all the books.


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