Quilting Books

From beginner to advanced, fancy to scrap-saving—expand your quilting repertoire.

February 20, 2024

March 16 is National Quilting Day!

From beginner to advanced, fancy to scrap-saving—expand your quilting repertoire.

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In this list:

Beginner and Simple Quilting

Simply Triangles by Barbara H Cline

Simply Triangles
11 Deceptively Easy Quilts Featuring Stars, Daisies & Pinwheels

Barbara H Cline

This project book by renowned quilter Barbara Cline features 11 stunning quilts in varying shapes and sizes. She shows you straightforward techniques to make complex-looking designs by combining simple shapes—triangles, trapezoids, diamonds. Plus, you’ll discover how to use color and value to make these quilts glow. Includes skill-building techniques from strip piecing to Y-seams.

T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy by Martha DeLeonardis

T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy

Martha DeLeonardis

T-shirt quilts are easy to make. Martha has mastered the art of stabilizing fabrics to make the quilt top into straight lines. She then uses a ‘Comparative Quilt Design Chart’ to show how to arrange blocks of various sizes into a visually pleasing whole. Use Martha’s finished quilts as jumping-off points to design your own quilt”–Provided by publisher

Hexagons Made Easy by Jen Eskridge

Hexagons Made Easy
Machine Techniques For Exceptional Quilts

Jen Eskridge

Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more–without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqued onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt. Select from 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes, from large quilts to pillows, wall hangings, table runners, pot holders, and more Stitch hexagons easily and accurately by machine; learn a handy way to make hexagons of any size Find patterns for 18 different 15″ x 15″ blocks that showcase hexagons, plus numerous motifs for quilting the designs.

Quilt Giving by Deborah Fisher

Quilt Giving
19 Simple Quilt Patterns To Make And Give

Deborah Fisher

Creating a quilt is always a gift–in finding the time to enjoy your hobby, and in giving away your finished piece. In the pages of Quilt Giving, you’ll find nineteen quilts that make perfect presents for yourself or someone else.

Star Quilts by Mary Knapp

Star Quilts
35 Blocks, 5 Projects: Easy No-Math Drafting Technique

Mary Knapp

Create striking star blocks accurately at any size using this unique grid system—just connect the dots! No math, no complex calculations. Try one of author Mary Knapp’s projects to learn her grid method using basic tools like a ruler and a protractor. Choose from dozens of her star block designs to mix and match for any project. You’ll be amazed at how easy it can be to draft and resize your own blocks and make your next quilt totally star-studded! Includes great tips for fabric selection, making templates, as well as cutting and piecing techniques.

Sew, Slice, Spin & Sash by Theresa Ward

Sew, Slice, Spin & Sash
Quick And Easy Strip-Pieced Quilts

Theresa Ward

Do you have hours rather than weeks to work on a quilt? Theresa Ward has the solution! Discover how to use precuts from your local quilt shop or fabric from your stash to create quick and easy quilts that look fantastic with Theresa’s unique sew, slice, spin, and sash technique. One simple technique and 11 projects that are fun for everyone; projects include patterns that are perfect for precuts Piece most quilt tops in just a few hours–ideal when you need a quick gift Start with precut strips or cut strips of any width from your stash for endless possibilities.


Quilting With Scraps

Scraptherapy Cut The Scraps! by Joan Ford

Scraptherapy Cut The Scraps!
7 Steps To Quilting Your Way Through Your Stash

Joan Ford

All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy, Ford’s feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric ? from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps ? and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories. In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size ? quite literally ? and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more.

Addicted To Scraps by Bonnie Hunter

Addicted To Scraps
12 Vibrant Quilt Projects

Bonnie Hunter

Forever change the way you look at scraps! Quiltmaker columnist, and esteemed teacher Bonnie K. Hunter shares 12 large, multicolored scrap quilt patterns in her signature style. Learn how to sew leftover strips into usable fabric that’s readily available for projects with Bonnie’s easy-to-use Scrap User’s System. This complete guide to scrap quilting includes full-size templates, 2 paper-piecing patterns, and a full chapter on quiltmaking basics for scrap addicts.

No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg

No Scrap Left Behind
16 Quilt Projects That Celebrate Scraps Of All Sizes

Amanda Jean Nyberg

Rescue your fabric scraps?even the smallest pieces?with 16 satisfying quilts and projects. Sew modern quilts for everyday use that will help you return to the roots of quiltmaking, with projects designed to help you use up every last scrap. Learn sorting and storage tips to help you plan your next quilt, with projects categorized by type of scrap?squares, strings, triangles, or little snippets. You’ll never look at scraps the same way again!


Inspiration and Patterns

Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined by Allie Aller

Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined
Fresh Techniques & Design

Allie Aller

Aller shows you how to get the look of stained glass on your quilt to help you expand your quilting repertoire. She shows you ways to add “leading” between with pieces without bias tape and includes variations to help you personalize your work. The projects include traditional, picture, and improvisational quilts.

Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes by Heather Black, Daisy Aschehoug

Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes
15 Dynamic Projects For All Skill Levels

Heather Black, Daisy Aschehoug

Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced.

130 Mini Quilt Blocks by Susan Briscoe

130 Mini Quilt Blocks
A Collection Of Exquisite Patchwork Blocks Using Ready-Made Fabric Bundles

Susan Briscoe

An extensive collection of mini quilt square patterns is designed to be incorporated into various assortments and styles–from Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs to Japanese taupe blocks and American country classics–in a guide complemented by accessible instructions.

Easy Batik Landscape Quilts by Patricia Brown

Easy Batik Landscape Quilts

Patricia Brown

Enhance your home’s decor in a snap with these super-easy landscape quilts. Use a simple pattern as a template, add dynamic batik fabrics, sew with a straight stitch, and voila! Magnificent landscape quilts made easy, made quick. Quilt designer Patricia Brown has created 20 very different landscape possibilities from one simple, adaptable pattern. Her free-form movement technique means every quilter will create a unique work of art. Patricia quilts her pieces by hand, but these elegant wallhanging designs call out for machine quilting, too.

The Quilted Home Handbook by Wendy Chow

The Quilted Home Handbook
Transform Your Space With The Art Of Quilting

Wendy Chow

Perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike, this quilting book features simple illustrations and easy-to-follow steps that teach you how to make 15+ beautiful quilt projects for around your home, including everything from placemats to a throw pillow to a matching bed quilt and pillow shams.

Urban Quilting by Wendy Chow

Urban Quilting

Wendy Chow

A comprehensive guide for both first-time quilters and those looking for a refresher course, Urban Quilting teaches you everything you need to know about this timeless craft. Each pattern contains instructions for three different quilt sizes, with designs that feature bold colors and geometric shapes that will stand out and look stunning in your home.

Kaffe Quilts Again by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Quilts Again
20 Favorite Quilts In New Colorways From Rowan

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett presents 20 all-new quilts. Now you can quilt your own heirloom with this richly illustrated how-to guide. Featuring an array of new fabrics and expanded colors, it provides complete instructions for creating 20 museum-quality quilts that will become family treasures.

Kaffe Fassett's Timeless Themes by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett’s Timeless Themes
23 New Quilts Inspired By Classic Patterns

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett needs no introduction–a master colorist and textile designer, Kaffe is known for legendary designs and fantastic quilts. And now he’s back with new images, new patterns, and a new look at his most storied designs. Timeless Themes explores the classic, bold patterns that we’ve come to know and love from Kaffe. Each chapter focuses on a pattern theme from the Kaffe Fassett Collective–whether stripes, circles, geometrics, and botanicals, or wild paisleys and retro zig zags. An archive of Kaffe’s photos, collected over the last 50 years, is presented alongside images of the fabrics they inspired.

Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms
Quilts And Other Works Celebrating Flowers

Kaffe Fassett

Renowned colour expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett explores flowers as a source of inspiration for patchwork and needlepoint in this new quilting guide and pattern collection. Along the way, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating design process–from mood boards and “sketching” with colour swatches to planning and sewing the quilts. While the focus is on patchwork and needle–point, the design and color ideas translate to many design disciplines and materials, including crafts, fiber arts, floral design and home decor. Accessible to all skill levels, the designs on each page will inspire you to see how much more colourful and alive your needlework, quilts and creative projects can be.

Weekend Quilting by Jemima Flendt

Weekend Quilting
Quilt And Unwind With Simple Designs To Sew In No Time

Jemima Flendt

Written for quilters of all skill levels, this easy-to-use guide features step-by-step directions for making 16 inspiring designs with 8 basic blocks and techniques, from Nine Patches and Pinwheels to applique and paper piecing. You’ll also find chapters on quiltmaking basics and finishing techniques as well as tips throughout on working with precuts, sewing on the bias, and adding a personalized touch to a finishing piece.

Lovely Landscape Quilts by Cathy Geier

Lovely Landscape Quilts
Using Strings And Scraps To Piece And Applique Scenic Quilts

Cathy Geier

Cathy Geier walks you through the process of creating amazing landscape quilts using simple techniques that anyone can try. Learn how to find inspiration and choose you fabrics, how to design and lay out your quilt, and how to use angles to create skies, water, hills and mountains. Learn tricks for embellishing your quilts with applique, marker and fabric to create shadows and highlights that will give your landscape quilts depth and perspective. Finally, learn the tips for finishing and quilting before trying any of the 15 beautiful projects designed by Cathy.

Walk by Jacquie Gering

Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot

Jacquie Gering

Free motion not for you? How about some ‘forward motion’ quilting with the walking foot? It’s time to get that walking foot out of the ditch, take it for a drive, and see what that baby can really do! Jacquie Gering will be your guide as you work your way from walking foot basics to intricate marked designs as you master machine quilting with your walking foot.

Constantinople Quilts by Tamsin Harvey

Constantinople Quilts
8 Stunning Applique Projects Inspired By Turkish Iznik Tiles

Tamsin Harvey

Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire. Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book’s exquisite fusible applique projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics?choosing the right fabric, thread, and needles for hand-stitched or machine applique. Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Harvey’s stunning master quilts. Location photography enhances 8 patterns that effortlessly go from ancient places to contemporary spaces.

60 Pieced Quilt Borders by Judy Laquidara

60 Pieced Quilt Borders
Mix & Match

Judy Laquidara

Make any of the 15 quilt centers, then mix and match as many of the 60 pieced borders to make a quilt of any size and design. Learn how to figure the number of blocks needed for any pieced border and how to visually balance multiple borders on any quilt.

Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott, Nicky Lintott

Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts
Designs To Make 20 Adorable Small-Scale Jelly Roll Quilts

Pam Lintott, Nicky Lintott

Learn how to make two different quilts using just one jelly roll- half the fabric; twice the inspiration! Each chapter features two quilt designs made from one jelly roll; using just twenty strips of fabric for one quilt and twenty strips of fabric for the other. Eighteen patterns included to help you make your fabric go further; and the finished quilts make great throws; lap quilts; wall hangings; cot quilts and play mats. Each project features color illustrations and a color photo of the finished product.

Kaffe Fassett Quilts by Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy

Kaffe Fassett Quilts
Shots And Stripes

Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy

Kaffee Fassett presents 24 quilt projects made with his solid-colored cotton fabrics and striped cotton fabrics

Happy Flower Quilts by Atsuko Matsuyama

Happy Flower Quilts
30 Colorful Quilts, Charming Bags & Cheerful Gifts

Atsuko Matsuyama

Happy Flower Quilts is the most colorful and cheerful collection of quilted projects around. Originally published in Japan, this book showcases master quilter and fabric designer Atsuko Matsuyama’s unique ability to combine bright colors and fun prints. Packed with over 30 projects, quilters will be inspired to create colorful and print rich quilts, bags and more. Step-by-step instructions are included for all projects.

Modern Memory Quilts by Suzanne Paquette

Modern Memory Quilts
A Handbook For Capturing Meaningful Moments – 12 Projects + The Stories That Inspired Them

Suzanne Paquette

Create modern heirloom quilts! 12 exciting designs for memory keeping, with the stories that inspired them. Learn tips for sewing with clothing to preserve the past and celebrate the future. Make gifts for children, honor a lost loved one, and celebrate your family’s legacy.

Modern Quilting Designs by Bethany Pease

Modern Quilting Designs
90+ Free-Motion Inspirations: Add Texture & Style To Your Next Quilt

Bethany Pease

Be fearless with your free-motion quilting! This intermediate-level guide is filled with 92 modern quilting designs for borders, blocks, and fillers—many are continuous-line. These fun, freeform shapes and lines give an imaginative spark to any quilt. Pebbles, waves, vines, and finials are just a few things that inspire Bethany Pease’s hip and doodly designs. Quilting diagrams show you how to put designs together for the best effect. Bethany runs a long-arm business and doodles every chance she gets. She’ll also show you how to spot interesting patterns wherever you look to translate into your quilting.

String Quilt Revival by Virginia Baker, Barbara Sanders

String Quilt Revival
A Fresh Approach For 13 Classic Designs

Virginia Baker, Barbara Sanders

Learn how to sew a variety of string quilt blocks by following clear step-by-step instructions, and discover a new type of foundation: no-show mesh stabilizer, which minimizes distortion of the blocks and doesn’t need to be removed. It’s a no-fuss approach to quilting that’s sure to become a favorite.

Denyse Schmidt by Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt
Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration

Denyse Schmidt

Modern reinterpretations of twenty traditional quilt designs, including basket weave, wagon wheel, and a Hawaiian-style applique, along with information on each one’s history, patterns, and an overview of technique.

Crazy Quilting Dazzling Diamond by Kathy Seaman Shaw

Crazy Quilting Dazzling Diamond
27 Embroidered & Embellished Blocks, 56 Full-Size Seam Designs

Kathy Seaman Shaw

Gather your fabrics� start your machines! The Dazzling Diamonds crazy-quilt pattern is ready for your creative interpretation. One block at a time, you’ll construct twenty-seven crazy-quilting diamonds on foundation-piecing templates. With photos and step-by-step instructions, you’ll have fun embroidering the seams and adding embellishments to your unique masterwork! This pattern comes complete with an embroidery stitch guide and full-size pattern pieces, plus examples of the finished quilt in two colorways.

Scrappy Firework Quilts by Edyta Sitar

Scrappy Firework Quilts

Edyta Sitar

Award winning, best-selling author and fabric designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares five of her favorite quilting techniques including how make 8 pointed stars, create a bulk-free binding, making and using strip panels and half square triangles, and her favorite fusible applique method … features 17 gorgeous projects including full-size bed quilts, throws, wall hangings and a sewing box to hold all of your favorite sewing tools.

Big-Print Patchwork by Sandy Turner

Big-Print Patchwork
Quilt Patterns For Large-Scale Prints

Sandy Turner

Love the fabric but not sure how to use it? Create one-of-a-kind quilts! Acclaimed teacher Sandy Turner shares her secrets for putting novelty, theme, and pictorial prints to use in spectacular fashion.

Modern Quilt Magic by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Modern Quilt Magic
5 Parlor Tricks To Expand Your Piecing Skills – 17 Captivating Projects

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Grow your cache of quilter’s tricks with 5 awe-inspiring patchwork techniques that are easier than you think! Learn a new piecing trick in just 15 minutes or less, and watch your skills soar to a whole new level. Say “presto!” with partial seams for both quilts and blocks, Y-seams, mini improv piecing, and free-form curves. Test your newfound skills with 17 projects, including full-size templates for bed quilts, pillows, and more.