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Books - 19th Century
These books provide a sampling of the beautiful quilts that were created in the 19th Century. Prepare to be inspired!

Seasons Remembered
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Using the traditional red and green coloration of the 1840s, Seasons Remembered, designed by Jane Davis, features the fine buttonhole stitch applique that 19th Century women used to showcase their needle skills. There are 12 stunning, traditional applique designs (suitable for 18" blocks) in this spectacular series, plus a finishing pattern that includes the leaf border. Full-sized patterns, plus instructions for both traditional and fusible web methods of applique are included. Author: Patti-Ann Publications; softcover pattern pack

Price: $24.95    

4 x 5 Inch Quilt Block Anthology
This book gives you classic quilt blocks in unexpected an unexpected shape--4" x 5". There are 182 blocks from simple to intricate. You'll learn how to assemble your blocks into a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt. Tips and guidelines for a block exchange is also included. Authors: Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig; Martingale Press; 208 pages; softcover.

Price: $29.99    

Caring for Your Quilts
Should you quilt the top that you found at the estate sale? Is it possible to get that nasty stain out of your favorite quilt? Hallye Bone of St. Louis, Missouri answers these questions and more. She packs a wealth of information on how to care for your beloved textiles into this handy little volume. You'll find tips on storing, laundering, airing and displaying your quilts. Hallye tells how to make much-needed repairs on worn binding, applique and pieced areas, even on holes that go completely through the quilt. Whether you're a quilter or a collector, you'll want this book at your fingertips.

Price: $9.99    

Civil War Legacies III
Capture the beauty of Civil War-era quilts. Using reproduction fabrics you can immerse yourself in a bygone era and create your own piece of Americana. There are 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for even your smallest scraps. Close-up photos bring the details into crystal clear focus. Patterns are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds and special gifts. Author: Carol Hopkins; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Civil War Sewing Circle
Here is a combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits from the Civil War era. Patterned after quilts made during that time period, this collection is ideal for 19th Century reproduction fabrics. Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, a pincushion, sewing box and needle case. Learn how women's efforts during the Civil War led to increased civil and political involvement among women. Historical photos and excerpts from letters to and from soldiers during the Civil War are also included.

Price: $24.99    

Classic and Heirloom Quilts
Stitch your quilting legacy with love, in celebration of quilters of our past. There are eight 1800s-inspired quilts in three size options, including mini, lap and queen. Author: Betsy Chutchian, It's Sew Emma; 45 pages; softcover.

Price: $19.95    

I Love Churn Dashes
Showcase your favorite fabrics in quilts tailor-made for solids, brights, florals and more. This book features basic to intricate Churn Dash designs in quilts ranging from lap to bed size. There are 15 projects in all, in a variety of shapes and styles. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Here's a 21st century twist on 19th Century favorites. Six pieced and applique quilts inspired by timeless 19th-century designs are included in this book. Patterns include a Harrison Rose design, a strip quilt and Snowball block. Handy how-to instructions for needle-turn, raw-edge and wool applique give you the basics to successfully complete the projects. Author: Dawn Heese; Kansas City Star Books; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    

Jane Austen Quilts
In 1811, Jane Austen wrote that she had spent entirely too much money on fabric. Every quilter can relate to that. Austen fan and avid quilter Karen Gloeggler went to England to see the only quilt known to have been made by the novelist, then designed a quilt inspired by it and created other quilts representing each of Jane's six books. Author: Karen Gloeggler; American Quilter's Society; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.95    

Jo's Little Favorites II
Designed by Jo Morton, there are 15 little quilts in this collection, all made with 19th Century era reproduction fabric. You'll love sewing and displaying them in your home. Precise patchwork sewing instructions are included, along with instructions for how to quilt each eye-catching project. Author: Jo Morton; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    
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