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Thread: Hello everyone from Long Island, N.Y.

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    nightengale's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    I am in awe of this message board! You are all so helpful and friendly and I love reading all the posts! I am a new quilter at a late age! I will celebrate the big 65 in September. I am finally retired as an R.N. and enjoying time to explore hobbies....I have joined a quilting guild, took some lessons at a senior center and a local quilt shop and now I have the fabric stash buying bug! What a fun wonderful way to meet ladies, make something beautiful and learn!

    I am currently working on a quilt for my grandson. It is my first quilt and I also bought a new machine so I had quilt anxiety for a couple of times as I sewed alone. I found it hard to envision how a quilt becomes one until I made a few small projects such as a table topper (dresden plate) and a purse (that was an eye opener).....

    Anyone have any thoughts on why my dresden plate table toppers pucker? I measure and sew right on the 1/4" seam...someone told me you have to cut only on the bias?

    Thanks for any help!
    nightengale

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    Hi. So glad to meet ya!

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    Hi and welcome from NE Ohio. Glad you decided to join us.

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    Welcome from Alabama.

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    Super Member redquilter's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome. I'm from LI also and just recently retired and will also turn 65 in Sept.!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    Welcome to the board, from New Hampshire.

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    Hello and welcome from Suffolk County! Great to have your here.

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