Projects from Books, Mags and Patterns

I love buying and reading quilting books, mags and patterns almost as much as quilting and blogging. I suspect that many quilters have more quilting books, magazines and patterns in their quilting studio libraries that most quilt shops. I know that I probably do!

I thought that it might be interesting to highlight some of the books, mags, patterns and courses that I've used and the projects that they helped create. I will attempt :-) to organise them by alphabetical order, with links to the publishers as well as the related post.

Resources are in alphabetical order:

Crafted Appliqué

Appliqué Inside the Lines: 12 Quilt Projects to Embroider and Appliqué
by Carol Armstrong

Beginner's Guide to Freestyle Embroidery
by Christina Marsh

Crafted Appliqué by Lara Buccella
  • I've read the book, and although I haven't completed any of Lara's projects, I used her Crafted Appliqué technique. It's wonderful. Read the book and find out what the fuss is about!

Dream Landscapes
by Rose Hughes

Exploring Textile Arts published in 2002 by the Editors of Creative Publishing (there is an updated version)

Fox in a Box Pattern
Fox in a Box Pattern by Row House Creations
  • It made a beautiful quilt - I would consider the pattern to be at an intermediate level.

Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 
by Lori Kennedy

with Christina Cameli on Craftsy

by Cyndi McChesney
  • Cyndi is a wonderful teacher and her book is really informative and excellent. I'm working on my first panel but there will be many more eventually!
    Fun with Panels


Happy Villages
by Karen Eckmeier

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene Magazine
  • I made my own version of the Charley Harper Quilt. by by Melissa Lunden (it's featured on the cover of the magazine, at the bottom right).

Little Gems, 15 paper-pieced miniature quilts
by Connie Kauffman

  • It's a great paper piecing book of miniature quilts. The designs are really different and a joy to quilt. I made the Spinner pattern and want to make many more.

Made by Marney Patterns
by Mary Hertel

Make Modern Magazine, Issue 22 
  • Epic Bow Tie Quilt by Jen Van Orman is on the cover of Issue 22. It's a great modern quilting magazine that is only available 
    digitally. I wrote quite a few posts (it took me a while to make 😊)  Here are the links to the first and last posts.

  • Great book that gives the history of Molas, great examples as well as instructions on making them. I shared this book during the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop\

by Kathy Brown
  • A lovely book that is only available digitally (unless you get a used copy somewhere). I made the Take 5 Loves Coffee Milk pattern. Here is the last and first posts that I wrote about the project.

Ribbon Wreath Table Topper ePattern

by Mary Hickey
Available by ePattern or in the book Comfort and Joy - 14 Quilts for Christmas

Finishing up Winter Quilts, January 15, 2014

Quilt-Lovers' Favorites, Vol. 4 

by Better Homes and Gardens (2004)
Pattern: "Heaven's Stairway"

Quilter's Home: Winter

by Lois Krushina Fletcher, published by Martingale
Project: "Winter Vacancy" wall hanging, made up of two paper pieced blocks - the snow covered birdhouse and the cardinal.
  • This made my favourite winter wall hanging, with the cardinal and winter bird house.

Set the Table: 11 Designer Patterns for Table Runners

  • Set the Table published by Martingale
    Set the Table,
    A wonderful book with great modern table runners. I love the free-motion quilting in the project photos.

Take Four Placemat Pattern 
by Cary Flanagan
  • A lovely pattern that is perfect for people who can't make 4 of exactly the same thing!

Terrific T-Shirt Quilts 
by Karen M. Burns
  • A very informative book full of great ideas as well as technical information. I couldn't have done the Great Hockey Jersey Quilt without it. It also helped me with my second t-shirt quilt.
with Ali Manning
  • Host of the Hand Made Book Club, Ali has a YouTube channel that offers free book tutorials. She also offers Challenges a few times a year that are inexpensive and well worth taking. The instruction videos are first rate.


  1. Is the cardinal & birdhouse pattern still available?

    1. Hi Anne, yes, the cardinal and birdhouse pattern was taken from the book, The Quilter's Home: Winter by Lois Krushina Fletcher, published by Martingale. The project is the "Winter Vacancy" wall hanging. Here is the original post: and here is the link to the book.
      It's only available in E-book. I'll add this one to my page. Thanks. Enjoy!


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