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    Jane Sisk's Avatar
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    Hi Estella,

    Welcome to the best quilting site I have been on yet. I am 65 years old with 3 children and 4 grandchilden, 1 great, I am disabled and have always sewed but for some reason quilting intimidated me. I had knee replacement surgery last Nov. and during my recuparation, my daugter in law bought me quilting supplies and said go at it, I know you can do it. So I started and have not stopped since. Have made 8 quilts,3 kings, 2 queens and 2 twins. I machine piece and then hand quilt. Best thing that ever happened to me.

    You will love the site, you can ask any question and I guarantee you will get an answer

    Jane Sisk, Tucson, AZ

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    Hi Victoria,

    Welcome to the best quilting site ever. I am a new quilter, only 8 months, I piece all of my quilts on the machine. Don't be afraid of it, it is so easy and so much faster and more accurate. I chain piece a lot and can sometimes put a top together in 2 or 3 days. I use the rotary cutters to cut strips and squares etc. So far I have made 8 quilts, 3 of the king size. I made them for my children and made them 110 in by 110 in so they could be used like a comforter, then I take leftover material and make matching shams. If I can do it, anyone can. Just jump in and get going and you will never stop.

    Jane Sisk, Tucson, AZ

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    Ladies...Welcome one and all. We love to have you join us. So much fun and sharing here for everyone. :D

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    Welcome Estella. I am June from Cincinnati, Ohio and I turned 73 this year. I hope you make many friends here. I find everyone eager to give up their hints and stories on quilting. Make yourself at home.

    Victoria, I believe you said you are terrified of sewing quilt pieces on a machine. I hope you learn strip piecing so you can sew long seams and make units that make the quilt top assembly fast and easy.. If you are used to using a machine, there should be no problem. Cutting single pieces for a quilt isbetter suited for hand sewing, but doing strips makes it so much faster. A Trip Around the World is a wonderful pattern for learning quick machine assembly. Keep us posted in your progress. A book is often a good support, but look at all the people here who will cheer you on.

    Everyone....have a GREAT DAY!!!




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    Hi All! I have been reading the tips on this site for quite a while, but never actually posted a reply. Thought I'd say a howdy to everyone from Georgia. I've lived in Georgia 7 years, but I grew up in Michigan and lived in California while my husband was in the Airforce. I have been quilting for about 15 years or so. I have 4 children 3 daughters (the youngest 2 are twins), and one son. My son and his wife still live in Michigan and have a 2 and a half year old daughter. My oldest daughter and her two daughters live here in Georgia, as do my twins One of my twin daughters was married on Aug. 4, and the other one is engaged. So we'll be empty nesters before too long-except my granddaughters are over here 2 or 3 nights a week. I love piecing quilts and applique, but am not really crazy about the quilting part. Wish I liked it better because I love the way the fancier type quilting looks. It's really hot here in Georgia right now. It hit the 100's today. I also work in our church's Christian school. I am the lunchlady and also teach home ec in the afternoon. The last two years, my home ec classes have made quilts for their sewing project, and this years class wish to do the same.

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    Hi My name is nat. When you cut your squares for the quilts, what kind of a rotary cutter do you use. I am having a hard time cutting and standing up.

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    Hi and welcome to the bord Nat. It takes A little time to get use to using a rotarty cutter if you have never used one befor.

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    Hi Estelle my name is Natalie and I have been Quilting for About a year. I am also disabled and it is very hard for me to stand when i do my cutting. I Guess I will have to start sitting when I do my cutting. I also am a grandma of 6. They range in age from a 1yr. old to a 21yr. old. I really enjoy doing the quilting, I have taken a few classes and I am doing a Block of the Month now. Well I have to go. Talk to you soon. Natalie

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    Welcome aboard
    You will make thousands of friends in here...This is a very friendly board....and they will really help you quilting too... :D

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    The first part of this thread is from member who used to be here...but welcome to the one just joining
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