Off the Bookshelf—”The Quilter’s Ultimate Visual Guide”

Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide

Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide,
by Ellen Pahl, Editor

I’ve owned this book since it’s first publication in 1997, when it was only available in hardback. I have to say I’ve never regretted the $35 I spent, as it’s saved me time and time again since then. From A to Z—Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking is the subtitle, and it absolutely doesn’t exaggerate. I’ve had bookmarks in the following pages that I use all the time since I bought it:

  • Page 90, Drafting
  • Page 200, Rotary Cutting Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles
  • Page 227, Setting Triangles
  • Page 251, Triangle Squares

I’ve used it countless times to quickly find out measurements for setting and piecing triangles, as well as quick look-ups of other things like marking, prairie points, appliqué, biscuit quilting and Seminole patchwork. It’s loaded with easy-to-understand instructions and pictures for all of it’s A to Z techniques, and it has an index to help you quickly find what you need. It’s the all-in-one reference that no quilter should be without!