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    Prairie Pointer

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    Default Nervous about Quilting...

    Recently I finished my Deer Window Pane quilt and I'd love to quilt it myself because I want a very wide open meandering pattern. I'm just really nervous. I think I picked a great backing (antlers)...it's going to hide any mistakes, and actually so will the front.

    I think I'm looking for moral support here.

    Any tips...hints...helps...

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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    Just go for it! Practice your movements by drawing with a dry erase board and marker. Your first few movements may not be perfect, but you will get into a flow. If you aren't opposed to it, use Angela Walters method for a relaxed quilting session, a nice glass of wine! Good choice of backing!

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    Thanks. I just don't want to ruin it. Yeah...wine is a good idea.

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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    You could make a couple of small practice squares with scrap fabrics and batting to practice after you figure out your design.
    Katrina


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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    Go for it. Its not that hard and your backing will hide it. Just hold on tight with your hands spread wide and go. I always had a montra that I would say as I made sweeping circles, "swoop, swoop, wider, swoop" Seemed to help me keep time with my feet and my hands.

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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    You could do wood grain on the wood part:
    http://theinboxjaunt.com/2014/11/18/...uilt-tutorial/

    Then do wavy lines in a grid (like one inch) on the window/deer part. I do a wavy line instead of a straight line because if I mess up it won't be so obvious!
    Vonnie

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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    Whatever you quilt, it will be lovely. Your backing is perfect. It was once suggested to buy busy backings, they are very forgiving.

    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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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. It is just thread and fabric. There is no possible way to ruin it. It will be charmingly and uniquely you.

    Take and deep breathe and begin. You can do this.
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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    That looks very interesting. Can't wait to see the results.

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    Default Re: Nervous about Quilting...

    Thanks everyone...I'm going to go for it...as it was pointed out...it's only fabric and thread!

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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