THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS (in my personal library)

It’s fun to have some books or magazines on hand for those days you are struggling to get moving on a project, or are sick, or are just to tired to do any actual sewing.

I am always on the look out for books or magazines that have good patterns or ideas I can use to make a quilt. I encourage you to purchase a few books for your own personal library that you can use the patterns, or that inspire your quilting journey. Here are three of my favorite quilting books.

Books to inspire and encourage:

The Thimbleberries Guide For Weekend Quilters - great photos and easy to follow directions.
Great photos, and easy to follow directions. And if the project takes longer than the weekend, no problem.

The Thimbleberries Guide For Weekend Quilters by Lynette Jensen. A nice book and while I have not made a complete quilt from it, I have used pieces of several quilts to make other quilts. It’s fine to do that – I do not have to use an entire pattern and neither do you. Pick and choose what you like.

Back to Square One - One of my all time favorite quilt books.  Lots of ideas, photos, and directions.
One of my all times favorite quilt books – lots of ideas. Great photos and directions.

Back to Square One by Nancy Martin – I have used a couple patterns in this book and been very satisfied with the photos and directions. I love the versatility and infinite amount of ways there are to make a quilt from triangles, and this book covers many of them.

Classic English Medallion Style Quilts - a really nice book with good photos and directions.
Really nice book with good photos and directions.

Classic English Medallion Style Quilts by Bettina Havig. This is a wonderful resource for those of us who like old time English quilts – they have a look and style all their own.  This book contains greatl ideas, photos, and patterns.  I have not made an entire quilt for any of the patterns yet, but I have used parts in quilts of my own. My bucket list has two quilts from here to make before I die.

Magazines I subscribe to:

Obviously there are many quilting magazines available here in the USA and around the world. I have simply chosen these two as to subscribe to:

To see posts on my previous blog about favorite quilting books, see here:

Drawing of needle, thread, and spool.

Leave a comment —- So fellow quilters, what are some of your favorite quilt books or magazines? Why?

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.

2 thoughts on “THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS (in my personal library)”

  1. i am not new but not an experienced quilter and i want to add a few basic quilting books to help me learn. thank you for showing a few of your favorite quilting books on the blog.

    i have been reading your old quilting blog for several years. the new blog is better and i am so happy to have found it too. lots of info between the 2 blogs for encouragement and learning.

    can’t wait to see what your next project is.

    1. Hi Sammie,

      I am so glad you are finding the blogs an encouragement on your quilting journey. Visit often or subscribe.

      It has taken me a long time to build a personal quilt book library – there’s so many quilting books and magazines to pick from that it can be daunting to narrow down to what is useful to me (or you) personally.

      Stay well during this time of sickness and have fun quilting.


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