Plano Learns: Quilting
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Plano Learns: Quilting

The interest in quilting is back, and the books and guides are better than ever. Check out some of the latest books and resources we have added to the Plano Public Library collection to help you start (and finish!) a quilt.


Modern Landscape Quilts by Donna McLeod Print Book
Illustrated step-by-step instructions and skill-building patchwork piecing methods, along with a detailed guide on how to construct a quilt from start to finish, make it a perfect all-in-one reference book for confident beginners and beyond.

Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy by Sara Larson Buscaglia Print Book
Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy explores natural dyeing methods and details the process of creating a quilt from scratch. With an emphasis on the slow and intentional aspects of hand stitching, Buscaglia’s quilts are artful and satisfying to create. By focusing on select dye plants and recipes, which are all ideal for cotton and linen specifically, Buscaglia teaches the reader how to achieve consistent and beautiful results using traditional handwork techniques.

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt: a How-To Book for All you Need to Know by Pat Sloan Print Book
Pat’s easy-to-follow instructions and more than 140 clear how-to photos make it fun to start, stitch, and finish nine classic blocks and nine simple quilt projects–even if you’re an absolute beginner. Learn the basics, from selecting notions and cutting fabric to machine sewing to quilting and binding, all from a skilled instructor with a warm, patient teaching style.

Quilt As-You-Go for Scrap Lovers: 12 Fun Projects by Judy Gauthier Print Book
Quilt as-you-go is the ultimate DIY sewing technique used to help make quilts uniquely your own. Along with the QAYG technique, there are color and piecing strategies and 12 fun projects included for quilters to utilize for making sensational scrappy quilts.

Quilt Your Own Adventure by Amanda Carye Print Book
Unlike a traditional book of quilt patterns, this book does not prescribe a design. Instead, Quilt Your Own Adventure gives you a range of block options that all work together so that you can pick and choose and mix and match those blocks to create your own unique design. The book encourages and supports you, the quilter, as you explore designing your own pattern, providing all the tedious legwork (a.k.a. the math) so that you can focus on creating a final design that is all your own.

Radiant Blocks for Endless Quilts: Designing with New York Beauties by Linda Hahn Print Book
A compact but hardworking guide to using New York Beauty blocks is new ways for endless possibilities, this must-have book features 13 stunning quilt designs using just three to four New York Beauty blocks in different ways.

Hand-Stitched Quilts by Carolyn Forster Print Book
Slow stitching and mindful crafting is more popular than ever, and with just a few notions you can peacefully create a stunning 27-block quilt entirely by hand, in your own time and at your own pace.

Quilting with Curves: 20 Geometric Projects by Daisy Aschehoug Print Book
This selection of 20 beautiful projects includes curved patchwork techniques, from basic to complex. This book is essential for anyone wishing to experiment with both curved piecing and modern quilt design.

The Ultimate Quilt Finishing Guide: Batting, Backing, Binding & 100+ Borders by Harriet Hargrave Print Book
A complete reference to all aspects of finishing your quilt. From adding borders, to choosing your batting, and then binding up your finished quilt, you will find all the information you need in this easy-to-use guide.


Digital magazines available through the Libby app explore a variety of quilting techniques and styles.

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