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Thread: Diary of a mad beginner quilter

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    I am just beginning my new adventure in learning how to quilt. Have not purchased any books, patterns, etc. Just tried to glean info from here and quilters blogs. Anywho.......stayed up till midnight last night working on a place mat. Did ok till it was time to bind. Ended up tearing off the binding and going to bed very much ready to give up on quilting. I can make sushi for dh, but quilting isn't going so well for me! I have included pictures as proof! Think I just need more patience?

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    Welcome from southeast PA!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Don't give up you have a great start there. Binding can give us all grief sometimes. There are some great utube videos to help you. Stick with it, it does get easier.

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    Hello, and welcome aboard. You did a wonderful job. There are some great tutotials on You tube that may help you and you on the binding. Also check out the tutotials on this site. Just go to the top of the page and hit search type in binding. YOu will fins a lot of great tips here.

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    I'm not a sushi girl so I think your quilting looks much better. Binding is tough for me, too. There are several good tutorials on YouTube and 100's of experts on here.

    Try again. Post pictures of your problems along with your questions and someone will get you going in the right direction.

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    Yummmm I love sushi.. welcome from Michigan

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    You have a placemat there, now that your are fresh from sleeping I bet you can put the binding on. You didn't learn how to cook in one day, how do you expect to learn how to quilt in one day. You've done great so far, you can do it!

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    Yummy! Thanks for the sushi :-)

    Your placemat looks great so you are doing fine. Binding isn't my fav either but it does get easier with practice.

    Maybe some Youtube vids for help?

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    Welcome from mid-Missouri.

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    welcome!

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