Favorite Needle Arts Books

I love to read and have been an avid book reader all my life. About the only thing I'm not inclined to read are romances. I much prefer to be surprised by the outcome.

My most cherished memory is when my brother and I lived with our paternal grandparents in North Hollywood. We lived walking distance from a library and I spent many, many happy hours there. When my grandmother couldn't find me across the street at my best girl friend's home, she knew where next to look.

Selecting a link will search for the best prices available. The following list of books is comprised of books I currently have and like or books fellow sewists have recommended to me but I haven't yet read. This list is loosely grouped into the various needle arts and then by author's surname.

Author Title


Singer Sewing Reference Library:
101 Sewing Secrets
Sewing for the Home
Holiday Projects
Sewing Projects for the Home
Quick and Easy Decorating Projects
Decorative Machine Stitching
Carr, Roberta C. Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing
Moyes, Patricia Sewing Basics
Parker, Julie All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook
All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook (Book & Samples of Cloth)
All About Silk: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook
All About Wool: Fabric Dictionary and Swatchbook
Shaeffer, Claire B. Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide
Complete Book of Sewing Shortcuts
Couture Sewing Techniques
High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets
Sew Any Fabric
Zieman, Nancy 501 Sewing Hints


Singer Sewing Reference Library:
Quilt Projects by Machine
Quilted Projects & Garments
Burns, Eleanor Quilt in a Day (Series)
Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt in a Day
Craig, Sharyn Squier Setting Solutions
Craig, Sharyn Squier Twist 'N Turn: A Fun Way to Frame Quilt Blocks
Hellaby, Karin Sew a Row Quilts
Linker, Sue Sunbonnet Sue: All Through the Year
Scott, Helen R. Bonnet Girls: Patterns of the Past
Sundermann, Terrell Pieced Roman Shades
Terrece, Beesley & Boerens, Trice Fun With Sunbonnet Sue

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