It seems I keep finding great craft books at thrift stores that are just too neat to pass up! Like "Introducing Patchwork" by Alice Timmins, from 1968:
With great patterns and photos inside:
And "The Applique Book" by Charlotte Patera, from 1974:
More great patterns and ideas inside of this one, and a color picture of nearly every one:
Since I am rather challenged (to say the least) in the fabric crafts department, these are probably destined for the shop.