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I want to start quilting, tips?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by that_crazy_lady, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok my GGrandmother quilted, my GGGrany {who I did get to meet [​IMG] } and both my Grandma's can. I have wanted to quilt forever, but never have. the GGs have now past, and my Grandmas are not the best teacher for this sort of thing. they will tell me any thing I ask, but sewing is there alone time.

    Quilting can be as smiple or complex as you want to make it. is that right?
    I could cut little 4"x4" blocks, sew them together, choose a backing, and filler/liner. sew the back to the top, over lapping the top a little, then quilt by hand with a quilting ring right?

    I helped with a quilt in 4-h years ago. I know about pressing folds. I would being doing this all by hand. I want to keep things sweet and smiple [​IMG]

    is there any tip you all have? have I petty much got it?
    is there a smiple quilting pattern, not blocks, but the quilting it's self?

    Thanks
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Try paper-piecing, its super easy and kinda fun, you sew straight through the paper, then pull it off when you're done. It makes perfect blocks really easy even with a complicated pattern.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/

    I think I got most of my patterns from that site.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Run away as quickly as possible!!! If you don't you will become a Fabric-aholic like the rest of us!! Trust me there is no cure. None whatsoever. PLUS!! All the quilters on here are enablers and will not help you quit your addiction. RUN RUN NOW!!






    Ok if you decided not to run. Check out this site. http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystempf.html I love strip piecing! Extreemly easy. Unlike Sky, I find paper piecing difficult. It never comes out the same for me! We've got a whole Quilting/Sewing thread around here somewhere. Right now I think most folks are busy finishing up on Holiday gifts
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I started out because my hubby, SpeckledRoo, wanted to learn to quilt. We both had family-made quilts in our collection. I took a beginner's quilting class at an adult education night class at the high school and from then on, learned on my own. I never quilted with a machine and just this year started to learn to piece with one when the BYC staff bought me one as a gift. So, for over 20 years, I've hand pieced and hand quilted everything.
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Taking a class at a local quilt shop can be very helpful. If you have cable or satellite, you can watch Quilt in a Day with Eleanor Burns or the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting. Both of those shows have very good idea for beginners.
     
  6. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, I'm not going anywhere. I think I'm made to be a quilter and a scrapbooker, I hate to toss stuff out. my family teases me about being a grandma at heart, already I kint and crochet. thank you all so much.
     
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    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Here's the quilting thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=105929
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    usually spend good deal of time over there, but like I said earlier we are all working on "stuff" right now. Usually there are few different Swaps going on each month for blocks, strips, or just fabric itself.

    It's addicting!! But you already know that, it's in your blood.
     
  9. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oohhh, are you going to do the mystery quilt from that site? I think I feel the urge to have another finished quilt top that takes me years to actually turn into a completed quilt. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:ALREADY knit and crochet! [​IMG] is that for old granny's only? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I've been knitting since I was 5! [​IMG]
     

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