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    Hello! Nice to meet you all. I'm a mostly self-taught quilter, and I've been learning for about three years now. I came here because I need advice on my current quilt before I keep working on it - where would be the best place to post those questions? Thanks!

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    • KPH
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      Welcome from Sunny Florida.

    • Bibbit
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      Thanks so much!

    • Hillbillyhike
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      Welcome from BC, Canada!

    I am a true newbie--. I have a question about fabric I have a room full of fabric from all sorts of planned projects. My quilting instructor said I could only quilt with known 100% cotton fabric. Why? I have many, many stacks of poly blends. Why would they work?

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      They can work but will not hold up like 100% cotton. Poly has a tendency to pill with use.

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        Hi, I am new to this forum but have quilted for years! It was a blast attending a MSQ retreat in 2019. It was the best time ever even though I went with women I knew for a few months. Jenny and her crew couldn't have made it better. I hope to get back! May things open up soon. Oh... I'm the Greater Cincinnati area.

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          I am new to this forum, but have loved MSQC for years.
          My first quilt was a Double Wedding Ring for my daughter's wedding (no one told me they were difficult to make, so I just forged ahead). That was over 25 years ago. I've made several since then and tons of other quilts (I volunteer for Quilts for Kids in Sacramento).

          All of you that have wanted to make a Double Wedding Ring, but never had the nerve or time, nows a great time since you're stuck at home.

          I have a little hint that makes the pieced arc so much easier. I've always used the template I bought for that first quilt (sorry, don't remember the brand). I liked the pieced arcs, but sooo many little pieces. I then started to sew jelly roll strips (for my template it took 5), laid the arc across the strip, and cut it out. You can get lots of them from one strip set. They are not exactly the shape of the traditional ones, but when the quilt's all done, it's not really noticeable.

          This saves a lot of time, cutting, and frustration trying to get that perfect arc.

          Concentrating on mask making right now, but on to more quilts in the future.

          Stay safe everyone.

          KCama

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          • Hillbillyhike
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            Welcome from BC, Canada! Sounds like you are a very experienced quilter!!

          KCama.....hello and welcome to the forum from Michigan! So happy you’ve joined us!
          💫 Anita......Star lover❣️

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            Hi everyone, I'm new to quilting, I have sewn several years ago, but have always wanted to quilt. I'm in the process of picking a machine. I want a good one, because one of the reasons I quit sewing was always so frustrated with my machine. I'm sure I will be asking a million questions. It will be good to know all of you!!!

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            • Hillbillyhike
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              Hello! Welcome from BC, Canada! I don't know much about machines but someone here will be happy to help you. This is a wonderful group.

            • Mimi_Howard
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              Hello and welcome from So. California. Either start a new post or join in on one of the daily chats and start asking. There are a lot of experienced quilters here and a variety of machines owned... sure they can help you.

            Hello-I am new to quilting. Looking for some tips on QAYG lattice - attaching rows. I understand how to attach each square to make a row but am unsure how to attach rows together. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you. (from Surrey, BC Canada)

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            • KPH
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              Hi and welcome to the forum.


              Here's a youtube from the Gourmet Quilter about joining QAYG rows. It's the method I use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji8BLS2rNHA

              There are a lot of lattice quilts out there, so I'm not sure which pattern you're using. I hope the you tube will help you on your journey.
              Last edited by KPH; January 8, 2021, 07:01 PM.

            • Hillbillyhike
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              Welcome from BC, Canada! You and I are practically neighbours! ! I also live in the Greater Vancouver area. Thisnis a wonderful quilting community with amazing people. Lots of help here. Unfortunately my quilting experience isn't as great. I am also looking for the answer to your question as I will be making a bed quilt on my domestic machine...sometime, lol. When I get the nerve up. ☺

            Hi, my name is Gail. I live in Mid Michigan. I have been popping into groups and chats but have not previously introduced myself. (just like me to barge right in!) I am recently (Dec 2018) married for the second time after raising my kids as a single mother and being single for over 30 years - yikes. I have sewn on and off since childhood but have never been skilled or creative. Turns out, tools matter, and my husband bought me a decent machine that has made it all more fun. I have done several quilt tops, none are ever going to be award winners but it has been fun and it's been especially nice making them for my grandchildren. I have enjoyed lurking on the forums and have already joined a couple of groups.

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            • KPH
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              Welcome! Good tools make the difference! Sound like you've found the right place to be.

            • Hillbillyhike
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              Welcome Gail! We like bargers, lol.

            Hello everyone,
            I'm new here, and I have been quilting since October 2005.
            I have only completed 3 lap size quilts (1 was actually a crib quilt, and was my first ever quilt).

            I have done MANY (more than I can even begin to count) smaller projects from coasters & mug
            rugs, to table runners and wallhangings for swaps in other groups over the years.

            I live in Englewood, CO with my wonderful husband. We have been together for 20 years and
            married for 17 of those years. Between us we had 3 daughters (1 for me and 2 for him). we lost
            the oldest girl in November 2019 to heart failure. We have 1 grandson Zack who is 5-1/2 and in
            Kindergarten and has Autism.

            All my sewing of the past 9-10 months has been making masks for family members and myself.
            But I have a MASSIVE stash of fabric and personally need to downsize a lot of it, but it is so much
            of a mess that I just can't seem to get it done.

            I look forward to chatting and sharing with you all.

            Louise

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            • Monique
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              Welcome from Canada.

            • CarlieBlilie
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              Welcome from Minnesota! Glad you joined us.

            • ktdid
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              Been there many times!, welcome from Oklahoma, I'm sorry for your loss. Your not alone with a large stash!

            I am new never having done a forum before wish me luck in navigating this. And thank you for having me.

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            • Rob the HOAQ
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              Welcome aboard from Indiana. I might suggest (just a suggestion) that you might want to change your user name and not use your email, but that's just me.

              Rob

            • Maria Sews
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              Welcome from Alberta, Canada. I agree with Rob's suggestion. Your email is probably not the best choice to use for your user name.

            • CarlieBlilie
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              Welcome from Minnesota!

            Hey everyone, newbie here from St. Louis! My name is Abbie, it's good to be here

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            • Hillbillyhike
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              Welcome from BC, Canada

            • CarlieBlilie
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              Welcome from Minnesota!

            Hi! New today but not new to quilting. I saw this forum while researching laser lights for my sewing machine. Up until recently I have had access to a long arm quilter but now will have to use my machine. Wondering if anyone has used a laser for guiding stencils or free motion and any recommendations for a light. Thanks everyone.

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              Hi Everyone,
              My name is Jacquie and I am new to the MSQC Forum, but have been quilting for a long time. I live in North Carolina.

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                Hello Jacquie, welcome to the forum from Michigan. Hope you enjoy and let us know what you’re up to ❣️🧵
                💫 Anita......Star lover❣️

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