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Giveaway! The Quilting Answer Book!

Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask by
Barbara Weiland Talbert

  • Perplexed about piecing?
  • Baffled by binding?
  • Curious about cutting?

With answers to more than 200 of your quilting questions, this handy little reference will earn a permanent place in your sewing room. Stitchers of all levels will turn to it again and again for sensible solutions to difficult problems and step-by-step instructions for tricky techniques. Barbara Weiland Talbert covers cutting, piecing, applique work, borders, binding, equipment, materials, and much more. From quick-cutting geometric shapes to coaxing the wrinkles out of polyester batting, here is the best quilting advice on the block.

How to get this book? Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite reference book!

Hurry, this giveaway ends Friday, Dec 17, 2010!

19 Comments on this Post

OOhh… favorite reference book? That’s tough – as I have gotten so “google” based for all my questions, quilting and cooking and life in general. I do like my Gardening Encyclopedia, but do not have a go-to reference for quilting.

Regina wrote these words on Dec 13 10 at 4:54 pm

I have just recently discovered Quilter’s Academy Vol I & II by Harriet& Carrie Hargrave-great books. However, this little gem you posted is superb to have at your machine because it is Compact and is simple to use with a wealth of INFO. I bought Quilting ANswer book for my girlfriend as it is a must to have by your machine for a QUICK reference guide. I would love to have another one for gift giving for my other quilting friends. I have one by my sewing machine too.

Marlene wrote these words on Dec 13 10 at 6:10 pm

I love the Big Book of Quilting by Michele Morrow Harer… It has very good pictures and easy to follow instructions

Kaarin wrote these words on Dec 13 10 at 6:22 pm

I don’t have a quilting reference book. I do have alot of quilt books and am good at following directions. It would be lovely to have The Quilting Book on hand as a reference when needed, though! Thank you sew much for the chance to win!!!

Patricia S wrote these words on Dec 14 10 at 12:22 am

I only have one reference book, called Lap Quilting. Have lots of magazine and use videos on QNNTV. Would love to have the reference book

Magaret Henderson wrote these words on Dec 14 10 at 10:44 am

Besides the Bible as the best reference book and as a new quilter I cut my teeth on “The quilters ultimate visual guide” by Ellen Pahl but to be honest there are so many good ones but now that I am weaned off milk I am ready for solids and would love to win your book hugs and happy quilting from marianne in south africa

marianne leeson wrote these words on Dec 14 10 at 11:42 am

I would love to have a copy of your book. I am always having to look through a million different sources to find one simple technique I need to complete a quilt. It would be soooo handy to have a complete guide sitting by my machine to grab when I am perplexed. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Judy Clayton wrote these words on Dec 14 10 at 1:00 pm

I think my favorite general reference book is an unabridged dictionary! I don’t have a favorite quilting reference – I have a whole bookshelf full of quilting books and magazines. I would love to have one place to look up quilting information – and quilting books are very hard to come by here in Israel! I would love to win this book!

Elana Schachter wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 10:31 am

My absoulte favorite reference book is the Complete Guide to Quilting by Better Homes & Gardens. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone back to this book to check something or just because my brain wasn’t working properly and I’d forgotten how to do something, even though I had done it hundreds of times in the past – LOL!

Rita Sheloff wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 11:09 am

I have seen the reference book by Fons & Porter and it looks good, but I think this one in the Q & A format would be really nice. Thanks for all your information and a contest now and then just makes it more exiting!

Lynn Gates wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 12:10 pm

Fons & Porter’s Quilters Encyclopedia. Still go to when I get stuck, after 16 years!

mary perkins wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 12:23 pm

Fons & Porters Quilting encyclopedia

mary perkins wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 12:23 pm

When I took my first quilting class we were required to purchase “More Quilts for Baby, Easy as ABC” by Ursula Reikes. It has all the basics and refer back to that book often.

CathyAnderson wrote these words on Dec 15 10 at 4:59 pm

My favorite reference “book” are the many wonderful and generous quilters that are always hanging out at my local quilt shop. I can ask anyone of them a question and they riddle of an answer that just about beats any answer in a real book. But, what puts these wonderful women (and Steve too) over the top past the book is that they always show me HOW to do it step by step in terms I can understand and I get a sweet smile and possibly a hub at the end of the demonstration. Get THAT from a book!!!

Sandi Palmer wrote these words on Dec 16 10 at 7:51 pm

oops….I get a HUG at the end of the demonstration…no clue what a hub is! lol

Sandi Palmer wrote these words on Dec 16 10 at 7:53 pm

I do not own a basic techniques book so this would be great to win.

Marcia W. wrote these words on Dec 17 10 at 12:23 pm

Well, after just signing my wife up to QNNtv & Quilters Club of America
as part of her Christmas present, and browsing through all of that, AND
being a quilting widower, plus, usually having to watch 30/60 minutes of
quilt shows EVERY Saturday morning while drinking my surviors’ quota of
coffee, I NEED some answers so I can sound like I’m talking
intelligently…and this book looks like it’s JUST WHAT I NEED!!


Jimmy wrote these words on Dec 18 10 at 1:42 pm

The internet is my all-time favorite reference, but for an actual turn-the-pages book, it’s gotta be The Border Workbook. I’m often stumped on the perfect border for my quilts, and this book is a great inspiration, complete with directions. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheila P wrote these words on Dec 22 10 at 4:14 pm

Mine changes with what ever I am thinking about. This week it is…..Starmaker Design Concepts using the Starmaker 5, Starmaker 6, and Starmaker 8. By Kaye Wood Found the answer I was looking for…And also found the answer to a binding question on a Hexagon…I have not finished…

Joyce Shellito wrote these words on Dec 22 10 at 9:24 pm

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