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    A big Decision for me to learn to Quilt

    I watched the News program regarding Missouri Star Quilt Company last night on the news. I have always been a garment sewer, however, I no longer need an extensive wardrobe and making things for myself to hang in the closet seems pointless at this junction in my life.

    I have always avoided learning to quilt because 1) I do not like handwork; 2) I prefer to finish projects not spend the rest of eternity working on one; 3) I've heard so many confusing comments about how to quilt that I found it all confusing. The program last night showed me that you can make quilts without feeling guilty about not being a purist. I am not a purist, I love to sew and I love to learn. I want to make quilts that people will use, not pack away as some item to be revered. Quilts to me should be useful, attractive and colorful. I want to have fun and learn and share what I learn. I'm excited to join this forum and hope to learn from the experience.

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    Welcome to the forum! I hope you find many friends here. I believe we all share your attitude. We, however, are addicted to quilting. You may soon be, too!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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      Welcome to the forum. There are so many knowledgeable people on here if you need help. Just have fun with it!
      :icon_wave: Linda
      "Home is where they love you"

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        Welcome to the forum These wonderful ladies and gentlemen have a wonder wealth of knowledge to share. I have sewn since I was a little girl, the two biggest general sewing differences I have found between garment making and quilts is the seam difference - quilting only uses a 1/4" vs the 5/8" and backstitching - because a seam will be covered with another seam, quilting almost never requires backstitching. I can't tell you how many times I would backstitch on piecing a quilt just out of the sheer habit of backstitching - I finally did manage to break that habit. Have fun learning a new addictive hobby

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          Welcome from a fellow Washingtonian!!! I am in Tacoma...where are you?
          pat.

          No rain....no rainbows!


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          If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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            Welcome to the forum! We're so glad you found us!

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              #7
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              Welcome to the forums Nancy. Enjoy and learn, it is a lot of fun.

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                #8
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                Welcome from Florida!
                Donna

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                  Welcome from MO! I started as a garment seamstress and when I aged and gained weight and grew lumpy.....well, fitting was more of an issue. Quilts fit every body and every shape! I love piecing and find such joy creating again! Nothing is better than the hum of a sewing machine........in my opinion!

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                    Welcome! from what I've learned of the denizens of this site, you'll fit right in.
                    Dorothy in Denver
                    Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.
                    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
                    -Leonard Cohen

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                      Welcome from another Washington member! Lots of great advise on this site. I hope you have fun here.
                      April

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                        #12
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                        Welcome! I'm a newbie to quilting too (have sewn many garments though) - love how Jenny's tutes make all of us feel like we are capable of producing a beautiful quilt to be loved by someone

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                          Welcome from Louisiana.
                          Peggy:icon_hug:

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                            #14
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                            Welcome to the forum! Be sure to check out Jenny's tutorials, either here on the MSQC site or on YouTube. They're great!
                            *~* Myrna *~*
                            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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                              Well to the forum from S.E. Louisiana.

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