Best quilting books for beginners


When quilting, you are likely to hear many terms thrown around but it can sometimes be difficult to know what they mean or which is best for you. I will be giving my top quilting book suggestions for beginners who want to quilt but not necessarily to become quilt masters.

My quilting book recommendations

The Quilter’s Apprentice by Nancy Zieman and Judy Dunn

This book is a must-have for any new quilter.

The Quilter’s Treasure Box by Nancy Zieman and Judy Dunn

This book has lots of tips and tricks that will help you to learn the ropes when quilting.

The Modern Quilt Workshop by Barbara Brackman

This book has a good mixture of tips and techniques for new quilters. Sewing is often intimidating for beginners. There is such a variety of terminology and jargon used when talking about sewing that it can be difficult to get your head around all of it. This guide will give you some practical sewing tips to make your sewing experience less daunting.

The Sewing Machine Handbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing by Michael S. Kiel

This is an essential sewing book for beginners. Michael has simplified the sewing machine into easy-to-follow steps, so whether you are a beginner or an advanced sewer you will get lots of useful tips and tricks in this book.

The Fabric Bible: More than 1,200 Fabrics, Fabrics for All Quilting Purposes by Amy Herzog

This book has over 1,200 patterns and instructions for sewing with hundreds of fabric choices.

The Modern Quilter’s Handbook by Kathy A. Martin

This is an all-in-one guide to all aspects of quilting including cutting, designing, making, sewing, and finishing techniques.

The Sewing Guide by Barbara Brackman

This is an invaluable resource of all sewing and quilting terminology. It’s a must-have for any quilter’s library.

Sewing Made Easy – A Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing by Kathy A. Martin

If you’ve never sewn before this is the perfect place to start. This book takes you through the basic elements of sewing and shows you how to use them to get the job done.

BASICS – A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing by Barbara Brackman

If you’ve never sewn before then this is an essential guide for you to get your head around the basics of sewing.

And what are your favorite quilting books?

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