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Thread: Hi from Texas

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    Red face Hi from Texas

    Hello from hot and steamy Texas - what a time I chose to learn to quilt!! (And what on earth did folks here DO before air conditioning??!) I'm not from here, but I married a Texan, so here I am.

    I'm still working on my very first quilt, and I'm "cheating" on it, as I found a cute baby panel when I visited the quilt store! My sewing machine was in the shop for a tune up, as all I had sewed on it for 25+ years was mending, and I just couldn't wait, so I decided to try hand quilting! And I'm actually enjoying it!

    After I finish this one, I have to take a break to do a wedding present in counted cross-stitch (a request), then I want to try piecing a couple of potholders. Rag quilting also looks quick & fun! I'm extremely hesitant to even consider one of those quilts with what looks like 1,000 little pieces, but I'm trying to keep an open mind. Even the *thought* of triangles scares me, but one step at a time, right?

    Glad to find this board, and look forward to learning alot!

    Nancy in Texas

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    Hi Nancy, welcome from northern California! You have come to the right place to learn all about quilting. There is so much help available and always someone willing to answer questions!
    Janet L52

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Howdy and welcome, Nancy! I'm also in Texas, a bit northeast of the Austin area. Don't be intimidated by lots of little pieces, as SOME of them are easier than they look. My first "real" quilt was a twin-sized Triple Irish Chain. It consisted of sewing together strips, then cutting those sewn strip sets, into blocks! The only "hard" part was making sure the seams matched properly . . . and that just took being careful.
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    Hello Nancy, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    Welcome from WI.

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    Hi from Austin. I hear you on the hot steamy. It is hard to get motivated to make quilts when the weather is so warm.

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    Hi Nancy, welcome from NE Ohio.

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