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    Recommendation for beginner

    I have a friend who would like to learn to quilt. She got the bug after viewing some of Jenny's tutorials. Any opinions on what you think would be the easiest? I don't live real close to her so can't offer one on one help. I think if she has fun and is successful she'll be hooked.
    Thanks

    #2
    Re: Recommendation for beginner

    Love Jenny's vids. She's what got me started. I think The Lattice Quilt looks easy. I'm definitely gonna do that one.
    I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
    Lorraine

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      #3
      Re: Recommendation for beginner

      The D9P because you don't have to match up any seams. Looks great in any fabrics pretty much.
      🌺 Lorie

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        #4
        Re: Recommendation for beginner

        She could just do a a charm quilt if she knows of any little ones that could use a blanket. The DP9 (disappearing 9 patch) would also be a good one.
        :icon_hiya: Coleen

        "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do now, for I will not pass through this way again."

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          #5
          Re: Recommendation for beginner

          These are both fun. I know they arn't Jenny tutes, but really easy. I have the second one on my wall right now.

          Garden Lattice Quilt Tutorial

          Scrappy Disappearing 9-Patch Tutorial
          🌺 Lorie

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            #6
            Re: Recommendation for beginner

            My personal favorite (super easy) patten is Rail Fence. It is just one block.
            And I have made a couple of rail fence quilts.

            Sew Preeti Quilts: Quilt # 10 - Basket Case
            Sew Preeti Quilts: Sherbet Quilt

            Hope this is helpful.
            Preeti
            http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              Re: Recommendation for beginner

              The first top I did was just putting blocks together and then the LQS showed me how to cut it and then put it back together and the blocks were on point (diamond). The I took a class on the Disappearing 9 Patch quilts. I think the D9P was fairly easy.

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                #8
                Re: Recommendation for beginner

                Being a beginner and having made 2 disappearing 9 patches, I would not recommend it. I would recommend the double slice, fence rail or zipper quilts, Jenny has tutorials on all of them. My easiest quilt was probably the dimensional bowtie, you can arrange the bowties any way you want to.
                Attached Files
                Since you're always on my mind can you straighten out the mess up there?

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                  #9
                  Re: Recommendation for beginner

                  Jelly RoLL quilt. She won't have to cut fabric. She will get lots of practice doing a 1/4 inch seam. Jelly Roll is already color coordinated and she can watch the video over and over again. . It doesn't get much easier.

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                    #10
                    Re: Recommendation for beginner

                    There is absolutely no cutting on the dimensional bowtie. 3 squares patterned and 2 squares white, I used charm packs, the dimensional center is just a charm square folded in half.
                    Since you're always on my mind can you straighten out the mess up there?

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                      #11
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                      I like the disappearing nine patch. I thought it looked fancy - like I knew what I was doing even though I didn't. Looks good in all material.

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                        #12
                        Re: Recommendation for beginner

                        The very first quilt that I made was the Yellow Brick Road. It is designated as a beginner quilt and it was easy - no matching seams, large blocks, goes together quickly, turns out nicely. To avoid the fear of trying to choose fabrics in addition to learning to quilt, I purchased it as a kit from Keepsake Quilting. It was easy enough that I actually stayed with the hobby...and use the quilt!!!
                        Judy

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                          #13
                          Re: Recommendation for beginner

                          Here's a list of all the tutorials MSCQ ( Missouri Star Quilt Company ) has made video Tutorials on, and they are posted on YouTube.
                          http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/usernote.php?u=3419
                          You can go to MSQC YouTube Channel and subscribe to their YouTube Channel. Each Friday, MSQC comes out with a new Video Tutorial. Some times the tutorials show you how to make a new quilt, other times it's something new to learn about quilting.
                          I would suggest you something really simple a Layer Cake Quilt , a Jelly Roll etc.
                          Here's the Layer Cake Quilt Tutorial
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2UNm...yer_detailpage
                          Then here's Jelly Roll Race Tutorial
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

                          I actually started out by making these Tote Bags that Jenny did a tutorial on. I found this really easy to do for a first time "quilt experience".
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7i6W...VFDHmDXqCIzuAw

                          There's a lot of help here in this forum......Everyone is so helpful and friendly.
                          When I started quilting this last year, I watched Jenny's videos, and then would try to make whatever the tutorial showed. Jenny ( as well as the others who have made video tutorials in the family )

                          Here's the Disapearring 9 Patch that someone suggested :
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjZO...VFDHmDXqCIzuAw
                          Last edited by redcaboose1717; March 10, 2014, 06:49 AM.
                          Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
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                            #14
                            Re: Recommendation for beginner

                            I am a novice, my first quilt was a nine patch. I tried it as a disappearing nine patch but one of my fabrics had a definite up and down to it, so it didn't look right to me. The nine patch was super easy. Right now I am working on a scrappy four patch.
                            Dayna

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                              #15
                              Re: Recommendation for beginner

                              The churn dash--definitely!!! Only 1size piece to cut and is a little more challenging than putting plain squares together. Jenny has tute on you tube for it. Tell her good luck, keep the faith it will turn out great, and have fun playing with color choices. If she picks something too hard she will just get frustrated and not finish it. Besides, the fun of the churn dash is, you pick 5 sqs light and 5 sqs dark. (You will have 1 sq left over depending on what print you decide to use for your center.) Sew the HST and the bars together--and the magic is, before you sew your 3rows together to make a block you can rotate each piece 180 degrees so you are flipping to see if you want the block to be dark on the outside or dark on the inside. It is so fun turning the pieces around and is amazing to see how different they look. It is actually an addicting block. But maybe that's because I am trying to finish hand quilting a quilt for my GD with 100 blocks, and 27 pieces in each block and churn dash is my next project!! I am dying to make something simple!!

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