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Thread: Hi- I'm new to machine quilting and scared to death!

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    Junior Member kbishburg's Avatar
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    I have been sewing for years and have just finished hand quilting 2 large quilts. I also pieced together several wall hangings. Now, I've got to make my sandwich and quilt them. I am so spooked, I've almost talked myself into hand quilting at least one of them. Help!

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    Oh don't be scared! I'm sure you will do absolutely fine.
    Welcome to the board from NE Ohio!

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    Practice on something first, that's all. Just practice for awhile until you get the "feel" of it on a "practice sandwich". What kind of machine are you using?

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    Hello and Welcome from New York. I was the same way before i "took the plunge" After the intitial start, it will become FUN. The key is PRACTICE so you feel comfortable doing it.

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    I feel your pain, as I am in the exact same boat. I don't have a machine that is specifically made for quilting, so that makes it scary for me. I am about ready to piece some placemats, just for DH and myself to use, so that I can practice on them. I'll see how they turn out, and who knows ... it may turn out alright, or I may stick with hand quilting! I just don't know if my Viking 940 can handle a bed quilt of any size. Time will tell. However, I can tell you this, there is a lot of knowledge on this board and graciously shared! Welcome, and enjoy!

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    Welcome from NC!

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    start with practicing on some practice pieces- once you have the hang of it then do your actual projects...it takes practice.

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    welcome from GA! I do recommend quilting on a sample or several samples, and there are lots of videos on youtube that can help... have fun!

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    Funny you should ask. I went to buy a new sewing machine and decided to get an Husqvarna. DH and I will be moving to Jerusalem full time in a few years so I wanted a dual voltage machine. The only dual voltage machine was the sapphire 875 - one of their quilting machine. So, one thing led to another and here I am with 5 quilt tops already pieced but no courage to start!!!

    Which machine are you using?

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