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  • An Invitation to Quilting
  • CHAPTER 1: Planning Your Quilt
  • CHAPTER 2: How to Make Your Quilt
  • CHAPTER 3: The Quilt's Design and Its Parts
  • CHAPTER 4: Patterns and How to Use Them
  • CHAPTER 5: Borders
  • CHAPTER 6: Quilting
  • CHAPTER 7: Tufting
  • CHAPTER 8: Other Uses for Quilting
  • CHAPTER 9: Unusual Quilts
  • CHAPTER 10: Collecting Quilts as a Hobby
  • CHAPTER 11: Famous American Quilts and How to Draft Their Patterns
  • CHAPTER 12: The Story of Quilt Making
  • Index of Quilt Designs

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Title: The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting
Author/Designer: Marguerite Ickis
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1980(first published in 1949 by Greystone Press)
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc., NY
Language: English
Page Count: 276
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 5/8" x 7"
ISBN: 0486205827

SUMMARY- I found this book interesting because its primary focus was on applique quilts, instead of patchwork. There may be thousands of books with indepth applique blocks - I'm still trying to figure that out, because they certainly weren't in my mom's personal library of quilting books. I was able to acquire a copy of this book from (one of my favorite go to's for out of print books). I found the chapters on borders and quilting especially interesting, even if they weren't as long or involved as books dedicated to the subjects. Overall it was a very interesting read, if rather dated now. I'm glad I got a chance to review it.