I am regularly asked by blog readers to suggest books that I feel are classic and timeless for quilting info. Below are the ones that are my “go to” quilt books for instructions, photos, and inspiration.

All are older books. I have used them hard. The bindings are long since broke and three now have spiral bindings because of that. But the information is timeless and helpful. Beginner quilter to expert, I really do recommend these books for a personal quilting library.

Quilting with Strips and Strings.
This one has simple blocks like log cabins to more complicated such as spider web. Lots of great drawings to help.
Quilts Quilts Quilts and Quilts Galore
These two books contain super simple instructions on basic piecing and cutting to putting a quilt in a frame for hand quilting. Great instructions and lots of photos.
Quilter's Complete Guide
This books covers color, cutting, sewing, various quilt blocks from super simple to complex, quilting and binding.

I encourage quilters to have a few books of their own that they will utilize. I know it can be hard to sift through all the beautiful book covers to find helpful and useful info, but take your time and find a few that will help you on your quilting journey.

Happy Stitching.

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Author: IndianaQuilter40

Made first quilt by myself in mid teens. Addicted to quilting. Love using simple quilt patterns and giving them a twist so they are my own....Live in central Indiana. Raised in Montana. Have traveled and worked all over US and in Germany. Certified medical coder, HIM manager, and medical record auditor. Married for 30+ years to a wonderful guy who likes my quilts. We have grown children and starting on grand-kids.

8 thoughts on “MY “GO TO” QUILTING BOOKS”

  1. Great post! I am growing my quilting library and these look like good suggestions. Thanks so much.

    1. I think having a personal “library” of quilt books each of us can use is important for ideas, directions, and inspiration. Happy quilting.

  2. Thank you for sharing these book titles. I have been looking for basic quilting books to give my niece for Christmas. After seeing this post, I got two of them ordered for her.

  3. I have these same books in my quilting library and absolutely love them. Thank you for recommending them to others.

    1. These books are some of my favorites too.

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