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    Hello

    I am a new quilter any advice greatly appreciated 😀

    #2
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    Hello and welcome from Missouri. My advice is for you to watch Jenny's tutorials and visit the forum often so we can get to know you.
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    Scottie Mom Barb

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      #3
      Re: Hello

      Hi and welcome from Wisconsin! Idk how much of a beginner you are. One suggestion would be that once you choose a pattern, make a sample block to see how you like it and see how it is all fitting together. If you are satisfied then cut out the rest of your pieces. If you cut all your fabric and change your mind after making that first block, you probably will have to start over with new fabric. And with the cost of fabric you don't want to waste alot if you can help it! If you have more specific questions please ask.

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        #4
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        Hi KLH,

        Welcome to the forum! Good advice so far... If you have a local quilt store near by, see if they have classes and sign up for one.

        Second piece of advice, if you're like me at all, invest in a seam ripper that's really comfortable to your hand. There are some days, I spend a lot of time rippin'. Once you find one you really like, buy several, because I'm convinced those things have legs and run away when you're not looking. ;-)
        Katrina
        “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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          #5
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          I second the seam ripper advice that Katrina gave. I reach for that little fat handle one more than any of the other. I started with smaller projects... tree skirt, place mats, pot holders, baby quilts.. and still haven't used a solid fabric for the backs of quilts, a pattern will help disguise the "oops" moments in the quilting. I prefer an "open toe" walking foot, so much easier to see where you are as you quilt or put the binding on.

          Welcome to the forum

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            #6
            Re: Hello

            Hi, and welcome from Connecticut!
            I second all the other advice you've already received, especially regarding the tutorials and starting with small projects. Check out the "Show and Tell" section of this forum for some great inspiration.
            In addition to a seam ripper, the other tools I use most are my cutting mat, rotary cutter, and 6" x 24" ruler. Check out YouTube videos for how to use them most effectively.
            Mostly, have fun! If it becomes a chore or you are getting frustrated, that's the time to walk away for a few minutes, hours, or even a day or two. Yes, the more you practice, the better you'll get; just remember, it's supposed to be an enjoyable experience! Please check in with us and let us know how you're doing - you'll get lots of support and ideas here.

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              #7
              Re: Hello

              Welcome! Hello from Colorado!
              I am pretty new too.

              The biggest thing for me was learning to always square those blocks.
              Many tutorials don't tell what size to square to.
              I find this site very helpful.
              http://www.mywebquilter.com/index.aspx

              Tons of great tools and info there.

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                #8
                Re: Hello

                Welcome from Northeast Ohio! My best advice would be not to tackle too many projects to start, especially around the holidays. I had too many projects last year during the holiday season, once it was over I didn't want to quilt for a couple of months.

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                  #9
                  Re: Hello

                  Tape this above your sewing machine

                  Finished is better than perfect and you are your own worst critic.
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                    #10
                    Re: Hello

                    Hello and welcome from New Jersey.
                    Barbara :icon_bigsmile:

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