Must Have Quilting Resources

December 6, 2022

Must Have Quilting Resources

Hi, everyone. I’m Jenny of Fab Fabric Girl. I’m a quilt pattern designer and virtual assistant for quilt shops and fabric reps. Thank you to Elizabeth for having me here today to share some great quilty resources I’ve found on my quilting journey.  I’ve also reached out to a few quilty friends to share their favorites as well.  Be sure to keep reading for a FREE printable checklist!

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No Math Charts or Formulas

I found myself always googling “how many x” squares in a fat quarter” all of the time, so when I stumbled upon this handy book, I grabbed it. Included in the book:

  • Number of squares from fat quarters
  • Number of strips from fat quarters
  • Number of squares from specific fabric yardage
  • Half-square triangle blocks
  • Number of half-square triangles from specific fabric yardage
  • Quarter-square triangle blocks
  • Number of quarter-square triangles from specific fabric yardage
  • Setting blocks
  • Diagonal block measurements
  • Side setting triangle blocks
  • Corner setting triangle blocks
  • Reducing and enlarging blocks
  • Converting yards to inches and decimals
  • Standard mattress and quilt sizes
  • Formulas to determine yardage for backing and binding

All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool

This book is great to have on hand for tips and charts on cutting half square and quarter square triangles, cutting side and corner setting triangles, which needles to use, bed sizes vs. quilt sizes and more. The corner setting triangles chart was a lifesaver for me!

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

This complete quide to quilt making covers everything about quilting from picking a pattern and choosing fabrics to piecing, applique, assembly, drafting patterns and more!

Know Your Needles

Have you ever wondered which needle is best for your project? This guide reviews 30 of the most widely used hand and machine needles.  It’s also pocket sized at 4” x 6” to fit in your sewing bag for on the go.

Encyclopedia Pieced Quilt Patterns

You’ll surely find some quilt inspiration with this amazing resource that features over 4,000 full color and line drawing quilt blocks.  If you use EQ8 (Electric Quilt) there is a software version of this book, BlockBase+ which can be used in conjunction with EQ8.  

Half Square Triangle Quilt Block Design Deck

Discover various blocks and stunning secondary patterns with 100 double-sided cards, 2” x 2”, in black, white, light gray, and dark gray. Endless options, unlimited possibilities! 

Quilt Builder Card Decks

Get both sets for 80 quilt block cards. Combine different cards to create your own sampler quilt.  These cards are really fun for quilt retreats and quilt guilds as well.

I have done some very basic free-motion quilting, but I’d love to work on it more.  My quilty friend, Joanne has taught herself some gorgeous free motion quilting skills by following tutorials from the following books and highly recommends them:

Free-Motion Combinations

Step-by-Step Texture Quilting: 65 New Free-Motion & Walking-Foot Designs

Quilting Is My Therapy

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What’s your favorite quilty resource?  





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