There are so many quilt books, it can easily lead to decision paralysis. I am sharing my favorite books both tried and true as well as books on my to-do list.
1.Quilters Patch Book by Edyta Sitar. 2021 was a busy year for me in terms of both quilting and life changes (we moved states). Normally I have one long term quilting project for the year. I have done a Christmas sampler quilt and an embroidery panel quilt. In 2022 I would like to get back to this long-term project and this may just be the ticket! I have had this book for a year and it’s right up my alley of seasonal quilt love.
2. Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt This was the Christmas sampler I did about three years ago. I was not sure if sewing tiny pieces was going to be my thing. But I loved this quilt so much that I thought I had to at least try. There are forty-two blocks in two sizes, 6″ and 12″, with fourteen different quilts and a few quilty projects. I broke my forty-two blocks down into weeks and made one-three a week. It is still one of my most treasured quilts.
3. Witch’s Night Out by It’s Sew Emma This quilt has been on my list since the book came out. I finally bought it early this year on a flash sale but didn’t quite get to it. This is another quilt in the runner for my long-term project. The pattern is just fantastic with its block variety and its look will change depending what fabrics you choose.
4. Tabletastic 2 Quilt Book by Antler Quilt Designs I have not made a table runner ever but I love the idea of quick projects and hand-made gifts for birthdays and Christmas. It is a tall order to have a stack of quilts ready to gift but a table runner is a fast make. So why not have a stash of these ready for the perfect gift?
5. Walk: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering I was making quite a few quilts a month and my long-arm costs were adding up. Still though, I wanted my quilts to be quilted nicely. It caused me to search for books on quilting and I found Walk. I ended up quilting all of my quilts myself for the next year. It is that good. Jacquie goes through every step of learning to quilt your own quilts on your domestic machine. It has all the tips and tricks and includes quite a few designs. This is the perfect gift for a quilter wanting more than straight lines. It is also a great gift for the quilter who usually sends things out. What can be more fun than adding another quilty skill?
6.Walk 2.0 More Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering Just when I thought there weren’t any more quilting designs, Jacquie Gering came up with Walk2.0. It is filled with lots more quilting eye candy. There are countless designs along with variations of each one. From modern to new takes on traditional quilting patterns, Jacquie takes a walking foot to new levels. And Yes, I have this one too and have used it many times!