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All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool Easy-To-Follow Charts, Tables and Illustrations, Yardage Requirements, Cutting Instructions, Setting Secrets, Choosing ... Piecing Techniques, Number Conversions
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All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool Easy-To-Follow Charts, Tables and Illustrations, Yardage Requirements, Cutting Instructions, Setting Secrets, Choosing ... Piecing Techniques, Number Conversions [Spiral-bound]

Harriet Hargrave , Alex Anderson , Sharyn Craig , Liz Aneloski
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Book Description

October 1, 2004
Patchwork & Quilting. Find information fast in this convenient pocket-size reference guide. Easy-to-follow Charts, Tables & Illustrations. Yardage requirements. Cutting instructions. Setting Secrets. Choosing Supplies. Piecing Techniques. Number Conversions & More. Provides answers to quilters most frequently asked questions: How much fabric do I need? How many and what size blocks do I need to make a quilt the size I want? How do I figure the percentage to enlarge or reduce when photocopying? How do I cut bias binding? Which needle should I use? How do I sew a mitered border? And more! Makes it easy to find information fast! Convenient, pocket-size reference guide

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Review One of the 10 best-selling titles from for 2004.

Quilter's World The ultimate cheat sheet for the need-to-know information quilters use all the time. --Quilter's World

Quilters Newsletter Magazine Yardage charts, rotary-cutting measurements, piecing techniques, and much more good basic quiltmaking information is packed into this convenient little reference. --Quilters Newsletter Magazine

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 52 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing; 1st edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571202994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571202994
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.3 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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161 of 162 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i may be in love July 3, 2005
By E Rice
i have any number of wonderful books, and decades of wonderful magazines, on quilting. one magazine has printed wonderful articles for any number of mathamatical changes to block size, amounts needed, etc. but i'd have to have a truly massive data base to easily find all this incredibly useful information.

so, i bought the all-in-one quilters reference tool. it's the answer to my prayer. practically every question a quilter could ask about technical matters in making a quilt is here--and answered. want to enlarge a clock, it's there. want to know how many sashing strips--it's there. yardage questions, cutting questions, sewing questions, all there and answered. there are tables comparing battings, recommending thread and needle size combinations, use for needle types, diagonal measurements for squares.

this is a treasure every quilter could use. if you've been envious of the knitter's, crocheter's and weaver's quides another publishing house puts out, this is your solution.

and it's comb bound so you can flatten it out while you cut your blocks. perfect! and the pages are sturdy, so they will last a long time and take a lot of frantic turning without tearing. and the illustratons are very good, too.
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79 of 79 people found the following review helpful
I have owned this book for appoximately 4 months and during that time, it has not only saved my brain from the somewhat challenging calculations involved in quilting, but has helped many others shopping in fabric stores while I am there. I have shared this book with others while shopping (quilters tend to wonder aloud, hoping that someone is there to help) - and there I am with the perfect answers in this great book.

The book fits perfectly into my purse, and I NEVER leave it home. Benefits of this book have been listed in other reviews, but the one addition that I would like to note is the reference page that has standard sizes for mattresses, bedspreads, quilts, comforters, quilts with a pillow tuck, etc. This page has been used many many many times!

The information and layout found in this book far exceeds Quilter's Quick Reference Guide (That Patchwork Place), which I purchased first. Please do not waist your money on the Quilter's Quick Reference Guide. It is far to cryptic, and does not have the answers you need.

If you are a quilter, especially one that likes to create their own designs or change dimensions of projects, the All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool IS THE BOOK for you!
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cliff's Notes for quilters December 16, 2005
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Quilting requires that you oil-up your rusty math skills. If I want to expand this twin-size quilt to full-size, how many more blocks will I need? If I buy these cute 5" batik panels and I want to surround them with triangles, how big should I make the initial square? It's all too much for me, because I turn to quilting at the end of the day, when I want to turn OFF my analysis-mode.

This isn't an exciting little book, but it's a useful one. I guess it's the quilter's equivalent to the tables in the back of a good introductory cookbook, the ones that tell you how many tablespoons there are in a cup. You certainly won't get enthusiastic about it, but you'll be glad to have the reference when you need it! Need to figure out how much yardage you'll need for binding? Trying to figure out how many sashings you'll need for a quilt with 24 blocks? It's all in here.

Don't, however, assume that this little reference guide will teach you quilting basics. It's definitely a book of tables and charts, rather than an instruction manual. Yet, I think it's an inevitable -- and thankfully inexpensive -- book for you to have somewhere near your sewing machine.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quilting Essential February 18, 2006
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This little book has terrific information in an easy to follow format. Wire binding keeps the book flat and stiff pages stay put. I find myself using it for quilt planning, modifying, and finishing. A must have for any beginning or intermediate quilter.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your quilting library January 10, 2006
By Kitty
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Where have you been all my life? All the measurements you'll ever need in one tiny little book. Beautifully organized with a good table of contents and color coding, printed on heavy paper so it'll hold up to a lifetime of thumbing through, and spiral bound so it lays flat. Perfection.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All-in-one Quilter's Reference September 20, 2005
By M. Cole
Excellent reference guide for quilters of all experience levels! Highly recommended for beginners!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool August 9, 2005
This item is an excellent set of references for everyone including seasoned quilters. It is easy to use, very colorful, and printed on heavy cardboard. It lays flat when in use, and is stored in a heavy weight zip lock bag. I find the information timely and helpful.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super useful for any quilter January 9, 2007
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Terriffic info, easily understood, with helpful illustrations. The authors have organized their combined expertise so any question is readily answered. The spiral binding allows it to remain open and lie flat during use. Whether you are a new quilter who wants accurate information all in one place and close to hand, or an aspiring quilt designer puzzling your way through yardage requirements and layout options, you'll be glad you own this book.
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More About the Author

Harriet started quilting seriously in 1974, working alongside her mom. Her early quilting career included producing baby quilts for craft shows and teaching adult education classes. In 1981, harriet opened her quilt shop, Harriet's Treadle Arts. Her specialties at the time were free-motion embroidery, machine arts, and machine quilting. In 1982, Harriet attended one of Mary Ellen Hopkins's seminars. Mary Ellen's streamlined techniques and innovative design ideas led harriet to a new way of thinking, which caused her to give up the machine arts and to teach only quilting. Today, she is world renowned for being a true "mover and shaker" in the quilt world. In the late 1990s, she was voted one of the "88 Leaders of the Quilt World." Harriet created and inspired a whole new generation of machine quilters with her bestselling book Heirloom Machine Quilting, which has enjoyed 25 continuous years in print. She is also the author of Mastering Machine Appliqué and From Fiber to Fabric, and co-author of The Art of Classic Quiltmaking. Harriet and her daughter have been writing the Quilters Academy series - a skill-building course to teach precision piecing - since 2009. The fifth volume will be released December 2015. Harriet is responsible for a myriad of products pertaining to machine quilting, and she has developed batting with hobbs Bonded fibers and designed fabric for P&B Textiles. She is still actively teaching, concentrating on helping beginners get good basic skills under their belt. Visit Harriet's web site at

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