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  1. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Thanks so much. I will give it a try.
  2. topstitch's Avatar
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    I like something swirlly like Debs Swirls
  3. Oz & Lily's Avatar
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    Turning Twenty is a really fast easy quilt. Just 20 fat quarters put on a border and back and you are done!! Was the 1st quilt I made and is a go to pattern for me.
  4. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvquiltin
    A rail fence quilt would be perfect for you.

    Thanks so much I believe I have a pattern for a rail fence in a book I bought.
  5. iluvquiltin's Avatar
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    A rail fence quilt would be perfect for you.
  6. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    thanks so much that looks like a great quilt for a fast quilt.
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  8. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Thanks so much, my son loved the pattern and I wanted to try and make a quilt for him. thanks abigailgrace
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  10. Ritacarl's Avatar
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    Hi Abigailgrace: My situation is somewhat the same as yours. I had never quilted. My mother had quilted for years and she basically told me I would never be able to quilt because I was to impatient. After she died I cleaned out her apartment and hauled home her quilt stash. I needed curtains in my laundry and found a 9 patch design that was to be turned at an angle for a valance. Well, after I got going on it I found out how much fun it was and made a two sided quilt. One side is winter and one side is summer. It really is assume. I was 69 when I made the first quilt. It took awhle and there was cursing, ripping and getting the corners to come out straight was a challenge but it was a good challenge. I suggest start with something like a lap pad and don't get hung up on how perfect it is suppose to be. I see quilts at shows and am awed by them and maybe I will be there someday, but I put no pressure on myself and do the best I can. I am making my great-grandson a twin quilt with a pattern called "attic window" and using primary colors. The backing is striped fleece. OOOOPPPPs. I am quilting with stitch in the ditch and forgot that the stripes should be straight on the back. Pinned 4 times. Then the fleece buckled in spots. Ripped and sewed 3 times and still bunched. So am doing some by hand. Doesn't look that great but HEY it's hand made and I'll bet nobody cares but me. Have fun!!!
    Rita
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    So sorry for your loss. I wish you a happier birthday this year and hope you enjoy your quilt class today. Don't give up - take your time and enjoy the creative process. Once you have the basics, the world of quilting is your oyster! Start with a very basic 4 or 9 patch - perhaps a placemat, lap robe or wall hanging. I LOVE to piece and am working on quilts #20 & 21. Have found a long arm quilter to quilt my tops and then I bind them. I also enjoy designing my own tops on graph paper and get inspiration from books, magazines, my laptop and even TV! Hang in there - enjoy - life is short - I won't live long enough to make all the quilts I'd like to! LOL Best quilting wishes - Judy in Ohio
  12. norwalkgma's Avatar
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    crazy quilts or crazy squares are simply put foundation piecing with embellish fancy top stitching. Google "Free crazy quilt patterns" or any desired pattern and you'll find lots! Have fun.
  13. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski
    it is super easy &fun. Just start and let your creative side have a ball

    I am looking forward to trying one. Thanks
  14. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski
    it is super easy &fun. Just start and let your creative side have a ball
    OK thanks sounds great can't to try it.
  15. patski's Avatar
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    it is super easy &fun. Just start and let your creative side have a ball
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    I love crazy quilts and good thing about them is that you do not need a pattern and you can use any, and I mean any fabric - from cotton to upholstery, to sheers. You can embelish it, or leave it as it is. Start with a piece of muslin or similar fabric of neutral color (beige or white) and a bag of fabric remnants, make sure the pieces are not too large. Sew your first piece onto the muslin. Pick anoter piece, right sides together, sow the second piece in such a wy to cover the seams of the first fabric, flip the second fabric. Choose another piece...and so on. I like sew and flip technique although there are many different ones out there. The fun part is embelishing your crazy quilting....the sky is your limit. They can get really outrageous - I love it! Verey easy for beginners since you cannot really screw up anything. Have fun!
  17. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005
    Hi Abigailgrace, How are you doing? Have you decided on a project or picked out any fabrics that speak to You?
    Hi Judith1005,
    I am going to a quilting class on Thursday July 19 I am so excited but a little aperahensive to. I am going with a couple of friends that have been wanting to learn quilting also.
    Have a blessed day Abigailgrace
  18. Judith1005's Avatar
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    Hi Abigailgrace, How are you doing? Have you decided on a project or picked out any fabrics that speak to You?
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    abigailgrace, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I don't believe we are ever to old to learn something. I am no spring chicken myself and just began learning quilting less then 2 years ago. Going to classes will be fun I am sure. I pray you enjoy your new adventure, keep sewing along.
  20. abigailgrace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcurious
    abigailgrace,
    I'm sorry that you lost your mom especially on your birthday, that happened to my mom too. Her mom had a stroke and she spent many years caring for her. Give yourself the time and space you need to grieve, look at patterns and see if anything speaks to you. My mom taught me to sew at 12, but she never quilted. I recently got interested in it and didn't have a clue where to start. There are lots of helpful people here and if you started in a class you can ask questions as you go along. I have kind of put up my quilting for the summer because there is so much to do, but am going at a pace that is comfortable for me. I'm enjoying the process, there is so much to learn and many ways to do things. There are good youtube videos and Craftsy has some online classes you can go at your own pace. The Block of the Month, helps you learn step by step, maybe that will be helpful and you can ask questions there too of the instructor. There are tutorials here too to help. If you get discouraged, put it aside and watch some videos or look for patterns, it isn't age-based, you will learn and there are many to help. Welcome to the Quilting Board. There is also a search box top right of this page for any particular subject you are interested in.
    Hoping you will begin to enjoy the process, and make some progress, even small steps are progress.
    Thanks quiltingcurious, I hope you get this reply still not sure just how to do this. Thanks for the words of encouragement and the ideas I think I am going to join a quilting class. I have asked a couple of my friends if they would be interested in going and they said YES I am so excited. Thanks and God Bless Abigailgrace
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