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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Hello from Oregon!

    Up until last week, I had no intention of quilting anything, but then I balked at spending $40 for new Christmas placemats and thought "I could make those!" . . .

    So far, I've spent almost $300 to construct four placemats (fabric, batting thread, quilting mat, rolling cutter, rulers, gadgets, and subscriptions to various quilting magazines. I'm sure, that at some point, economies of scale will kick in, but at least I saved $40 by not buying ready-made placemats. Quilting logic, I guess.

    It is nice to meet everyone and I look forward to learning from you.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from Tacoma.....

    Enjoy and have fun!
    pat.

    No rain....no rainbows!



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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Those are some expensive placemats! But, you have the foundations set to enjoy your quilting journey. Don't worry, you're not alone! We've all been there, done that!

    Welcome from Rainy Florida.
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
    ― Maya Angelou

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from sunny Colorado. I used to live in Seaside, OR. I don't miss the rain & cloudy skies.

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from Northeast Ohio! I completely understand about the placemats -- I also thought it would be cheaper to make what I wanted than to buy them...ha, ha!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from Canada and to your new quilting adventure. Once you start down this path, you can't turn back, nor will you want to.

    Enjoy the journey and forum. Don't forget to post pictures of your expensive placemats. Check out the group's for added inspiration.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from Missouri! I hope you love it here...lots of inspiration, great tutorials and quilty friends.

    My husband had Hunter's reasoning. Our first turkey dinner cost almost $2000. Shotgun and shells, camo clothing, boots, hunter orange vest and hat (required), ground blind, hunting license, etc. $2000 is probably conservative now that I think about it.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from SW Ohio....ya gotta start somewhere. LOL
    No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
    Aesop

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    Welcome from central Wisconsin. Just think how economical it will be when you go shopping in your stash!!!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from Oregon!

    I have to say.........if you spent $300 on quilting supplies & fabric to save $40 on store bought placemats.........you are officially a quilter! We can't help ourselves.

    Welcome to the forum.........people who understand quilt logic!
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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