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From: JoanieB
Date: 03-21-2006, 02:35 PM (1 of 7)
Does anyone know of a good book of quilting patterns for hand quilting? Or maybe a good source for ordering quilting stencils? Any help is appreciated.

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User: JoanieB
Member since: 01-28-2005
Total posts: 68
From: StitchNTime
Date: 03-21-2006, 10:10 PM (2 of 7)
I'm not really sure about a book, but this is a gold mine of a site with many patterns. Quilter's Cache (

I've made several with good results without any problem following the directions.

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 25:1
User: StitchNTime
Member since: 03-14-2006
Total posts: 90
From: beachgirl
Date: 03-21-2006, 11:54 PM (3 of 7)
Joanie B, Quilt shops have quilting stencils,patterns & there's a package of stencils that are stitchable by Hari Walner, You don't sew through the paper but stitch in the channel. I've never used this but did pick some up years ago. Walmart did carry them, not sure now. I think I got some stencils at a Ben Franklin one time also. Are they still in business ? Jo Anns has stencils plus some stuff to design your own also some templates on a chain that you can mark around. Most quilting books has patterns you can trace off or take to your printer to copy. The super Wal-Marts has a lot of quilting books. The library has lots also. There are lots on the internet as well. Have a lot of fun looking & chooseing what you'd like. There's lots out there to choose from.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-22-2006, 07:14 AM (4 of 7)
I generally quilt by machine and have found quilting designs by googling for "continuous line patterns". Sometimes they are appropriate for both machine and hand quilting. Here are some sites that I have found and may be of interest to you. Otherwise if you search for "hand quilting patterns" or "hand quilting stencils" you may find something more useful.

Hope these help.

free patterns

to purchase
Some books (
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User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
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From: donna7138
Date: 03-25-2006, 09:47 AM (5 of 7)
first time here was wondering if any one as any free snowman patterens
User: donna7138
Member since: 03-25-2006
Total posts: 1
From: beachgirl
Date: 03-25-2006, 01:22 PM (6 of 7)
I don't have a snowman quilting pattern but you can trace one from a coloring book or anything that has one in it. I'm sure you have thought of that already though. Maybe even a redwork transfer of a snowman you could copy.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-25-2006, 03:54 PM (7 of 7)
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