I have been quilting for about 4 years. My girlfriend said if you can sew a 1/4" seam, you can quilt. I guess I should have realized it was a serious bug I caught when I ran out of a fabric and couldn't find it anywhere. I had made a top out of that fabric and, yes, I cut up the top to finish the quilt. I have a huge stash and like others, I shall probably not get it all into quilts or table runners/toppers.
P. S. Yes, this was my first quilt.