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    First Quilt Ever! And lessons learned from it.

    So ladies here it is. Please don't judge to harshly. I personally would have chosen a color other than the bright teal blue however it is what DSD wanted. Lessons Learned.
    1-Always BUY all the fabric needed in one trip. No matter how generous a person seems do not use someones extra stash. There will not be enough and you will be screwed!
    2-Never trust store bought bias tape. While this was the EXACT color I wanted/needed. ⅔ 's through the binding they had slpiced to pieces together wrong side together so more than mid way thru I have a huge bias seam that now flips to the wrong side. Very unattractive.
    3-Measure twice cut once!
    4-Never cut fabric when tired
    5-Avoid fabrics that have a definete up and down.
    6-Have two rolls of thread on hand,just in case
    7-Cutting to needs to be correct height. Not bar height kitchen table.
    8-Have a plan/pattern. No more flying by the seat of my pants!
    Okay now to clean up this mess. And onto the self binding recieving blankets!
    quilt.JPG
    Dayna

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    Dayna, I love your first quilt! It is amazing how much stuff we learn while quilting, isn't it? Glad that you kept going!

    Have fun with the self binding baby blankets. Ruby (HandsoffItsMine) has some great pics on how to do the corners in her albums - that way you might not have to watch the video a hundred times like I did every time I made one.

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...ner-hints.html
    Lisa

    M*QC forum is full of the best people!

    I'm not just buying fabric, I am supporting the economy...

    A bad day in the sewing room is better than a good day at the office.

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      I think it is great for your first quilt. I didn't even bind my first one...brought the back to the front. Believe me, you are ahead of the curve.
      Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

      Marilyn......
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        It looks great! Congrats to you!

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          Great job!
          Quilts may come, and quilts may go, but the stitches stay the same.:icon_hi:

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            Dayna,
            You did fine. I know what you mean about learning TONS from each quilt that I make. The funny thing is, Even with all the frustrations, mistakes, and lessons of things NOT to do, These quilts still have a way of turning out fun and desirable. That looks like a quilt that somebody is really going to love.
            sigpicMiss Sheri

            For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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              Originally posted by ilive2craft2 View Post
              Dayna, I love your first quilt! It is amazing how much stuff we learn while quilting, isn't it? Glad that you kept going!

              Have fun with the self binding baby blankets. Ruby (HandsoffItsMine) has some great pics on how to do the corners in her albums - that way you might not have to watch the video a hundred times like I did every time I made one.

              http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...ner-hints.html


              And I thought I was the only one that had to keep watching and re-winding and watching again. LOL
              :icon_wave:Lisa

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                All that said, it looks great!
                My friends call me Peggy
                The government calls me Mary Margaret

                Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.

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                  Dayna, it's looking great, chica!
                  But the never 'fly by the seat of your pants' part?
                  Where's the fun in that?
                  I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                  It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                    Dayna.... Your first quilt is great..... Yes... We 've all had to learn those lessons....and more! I especially appreciate the advice of not to cut when tired.... That's why I seldom quilt at night.... I'm always sorry....


                    Sandy from Cincinnati


                    AKA Kermit

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                      Looks great! Very nice work.
                      Loosely based on a true story.

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                        Looks great to me , wonderful job!
                        sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                        Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                        Sigmund Freud

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                          How cute! I think it turned out wonderful... great job!

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                            Lovely quilt. I agree with buying enough fabric, I have learnt the hard way.
                            sigpic Christine.

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                              Thanks for sharing your first quilt and lessons learned.

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