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Happy Endings
Finishing the Edges of Your Quilt (Revised Edition)
This is my first book and it gives you choices for the last strp in finishing your quilt. Learn how to finish your quilt without binding, how to use the quilt backing to finish the edges, how to make and apply binding, and how to create special effects with cording, ruflles, or prairie points.

 

Baltimore Blocks for Beginners
Join Mimi Dietrich on a creative journey into Baltimore album quilting! Rely on the teaching expertise of this best-selling author and acclaimed appliqué artist as you create your first beautiful Baltimore block.

 

A Quilter's Diary
Written in Stitches
I made my first Quilter's Diary for my granddaughter Julia- each block tells her something about me! Start your personal story using two dozen themes and more than 150 quilt block designs. Make a quilt for yourself- or for someone special in your life!

 

Mimi Dietrich's Favorite Applique Quilts
In my house, this book is nicknamed "Mimi's Greatest Hits"! It contains my favorite quilts from my last 20 years of writing quilt books- all updated with new fabrics, fresh colors, and great settings. Some of the quilts are in out-of-print books and have been unavailable for awhile. And there's even a few new quilts!

 

Baltimore Basics
Album Quilts from Start to Finish
I've been teaching Baltimore Album classes in my hometown of Baltimore for more than 20 years! This book is a start-to-finish course using a variety of applique techniques. My favorite parts of the book are the 12 lessons and the assortment of block-setting options. Once you start, I hope you will love these quilts as much as I do!

 

Easy Applique Samplers
20 Designs to Mix and Match
Sample a variety of Mimi's favorite applique techniques in this pattern-packed book! Discover tips for stitching perfect points and curves with hand applique and for achieving a hand-sewn look with fusible and machine applique. Mimi designed the Easy Applique Samplers as small projects that will be fun to teach as workshops. Choose from 20 colorful patterns that coordinate with three different borders. The directions are clear and easy to follow- as you read you will feel like Mimi is right there with you!

 

Growing Up with Quilts
15 Projects For Babies To Teens
Whatever their ages - all kids love quilts! Mimi and Sally Schneider have compiled this collection of fun and fast quilts for children of all ages - from crib to college!

 

Pink Ribbon Quilts
A Book Because of Breast Cancer
I am a breast cancer survivor and I wrote this book to celebrate my five year anniversary! It contains eleven bright, cheerful, and hopeful projects to inspire you to make a small quilt for a friend.

 

Bed and Breakfast Quilts
With Rise and Shine Recipes
Discover the pleasures of a bed-and-breakfast getaway in the perfect location - your own home! Mimi's collection of full-size quilts and delicious breakfast recipes will inspire you to make one of the 14 bed-size quilts. There's also dozens of decorating ideas in the beautiful color photographs.

 

Basic Quiltmaking Techniques for Hand Applique
I just love to applique! This book has projects designed with a fun approach for beginners. Easy and successful techniques include using freezer paper, thread basting, glue basting and starch preparation.

 

Basic Quiltmaking Techniques for Borders and Binding
Smooth borders and bindings make a quilt look great. This book includes my favorite techniques and hints for making and applying basic borders and bindings.

 

Quilts: An American Legacy
This is the sequel to Quilts from the Smithsonian. It contains great photos, historical information, patterns and new quilts adapted from twelve more of the museum's quilts.

 

Quilts from the Smithsonian
12 Designs Inspired by the Textile Collection of the National Museum of American History
I was very fortunate to see many of the quilts in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. This book contains great photos, historical information, patterns and new quilts adapted from twelve of the museum's quilts.

 

The Easy Art of Applique
Techniques for Hand, Machine, and Fusible Applique
Sometimes quilters refer to applique as 'The A Word' but Roxi Eppler and I think applique is easy and fun. I wrote the hand applique part of the book and Roxi wrote the machine applique directions. The colorful patterns included in the book can be used with either technique.

 

Baltimore Bouquets
Patterns and Techniques for Dimensional Applique
Because I live in Baltimore and teach Baltimore Applique classes, this is one of my favorite books! It contains 20 patterns and 2 borders for little quilts using dimensional applique techniques.

 

Handmade Quilts
I wrote this book because I really love to do hand stitching. It includes directions for hand piecing, applique, embroidery, and hand quilting. I'm sorry to say that this book is no longer in print.

 

Happy Endings
Finishing the Edges of Your Quilt (Revised Edition)
This is my first book and it gives you choices for the last step in finishing your quilt. Learn how to finish your quilt without binding, how to use the quilt backing to finish the edges, how to make and apply binding, and how to create special effects with cording, ruffles, or prairie points.

The 2003 Revised Edition includes new sections on borders, quilt backings, batting and hanging sleeves. The instructions have been rewritten in step-by-step form and new, colorful samples illustrate bright Happy Endings throughout this best-selling book.