How to Quilt Books

how to quilt books

sewing bookI believe most of us crafters can’t resist a good book, they are a great source of new ideas and I just love adding how to quilt books to my collection!

Things have come a long way since the book in the image was published in 1921. Thousands have been published since then and I’ve put together a list of my top 5 favorite quilting books.




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Free Quilt Patterns to Print

free quilting patterns to print

free quilting patterns to printThere are thousands of quilting patterns available on the Internet, but it’s not so easy to find free quilt patterns to print.

I decided to have an in-depth look over at, part of a group of websites that offer free patterns for most crafts.



First Impressions

free quilt patterns to printWhen first landing on the start page you are faced with a “pattern search” in the middle and a “join” form to the right. If you do a search and try to download the pattern you’ll be prompted to join.  The navigation is well laid out with the patterns in sections:

  • Applique Quilting
  • Babies & Kids Quilt
  • Easy Quilting for Beginners
  • Quilted Accessories
  • Quilted Clothing
  • Quilted Home Decor
  • Special Occasion Quilting
  • Quilt Glossary
  • Free-Quilting Ideas Blog

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Fons Porter Free Patterns

Fons Porter free patterns

fons porter free patternsUPDATED – no longer free but still some great patterns

If you’ve been quilting even for a short time then you’ve probably heard of Fons and Porter and their fab quilting magazine. They also have a website chock full of information and today I’m going to have a look at the selection of Fons Porter Patterns.  First though, let’s have  a brief look at the Fons Porter history and how they got to where they are today.

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