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    Hello to all you quilters out there!

    Hello from me and I hope to hear from you with ideas and tips on quilting. I am new to quilting and scared to death when it comes to cutting some nice fabric I bought..( I have over 50 different yards and still dont know where to start! ) I just keep measuring and looking at MSQC tutorials to get ideas....I must have some sort of phobia on cutting fabric...Anyone else?

    :icon_hi: ( Have you sewn something today?)

    Cindy R.

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    Re: Hello to all you quilters out there!

    Welcome!! I also hate cutting into fresh yardage, but once I do whatever I make comes out so pretty!! Just do it....measure twice cut once...but CUT!!!! You won't regret it...and you can't take a nap with yardage.....so make a quilt....then you can have all that wonderful fabric on your bed or sofa instead of on a shelf!!
    Michele

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      Re: Hello to all you quilters out there!

      Thank you! I think I am going to start with making my owne jelly rolls fromt he yardages I have and do a fence rail, simple, easy and fast.

      can you tell me, do you HAVE to prewash all the fabric? I find it easier to cut and work with when its fresh off the bolt...prewashing doesnt make it easy to handle...not to mention ironing!

      Cant I just wash in cold water after making the quilt top all sewn together, air or low tumble it then iron it before attaching the fill and back?

      Thank you!
      :icon_hi: ( Have you sewn something today?)

      Cindy R.

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        Re: Hello to all you quilters out there!

        The old "pre-wash vs. no-wash" decision.

        I am a no-wash quilter. I only wash my quilt after it is layered, quilted, and bound. I only pre-wash when I'm making clothes.

        The only steadfast rule is to NEVER pre-wash your pre-cuts. If you are going to wash then only wash yardages before you cut them.
        Michele

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          Re: Hello to all you quilters out there!

          I am a no-washer too. AND i agree about cutting into stash but once i cut the big piece into little small pieces and sew them all back together to make a new big piece they are so much more fun!!
          Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
          hugs, Suzi
          http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
          it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

          GOD Bless America

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            Re: Hello to all you quilters out there!

            Thanks Ladies! This is good to know....And helps as I just did about 50 strips in 4 different yardages....

            :icon_hi: ( Have you sewn something today?)

            Cindy R.

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