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Thread: Never qilted before HELP

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    Hi everyone my name is Paula I am wanting to buy a hasqvarna quilting machine with the intention of trying my hand at quilting it looks like it could be very rewarding, never quilted before and very little sewing experience could any of you kind people tip me off on where or how to get started,I have just turned grand 60 if that helps.
    Thankyou so much.
    Regards Paula :D

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    Welcome and Hafa Adai from Guam!

    My first bit of advice to you would be to see if there are any classes in your area. The store you are buying your machine from should have classes on how to use it.
    With very little sewing experience, I would look to the local quilt shops for guidance and lessons.
    You can get a ton of advice/help from here, but what I think you may need would be hands on help from someone.
    But, with that said....there are TONS of really simple easy, FREE patterns/tutorials on line that will help you thru each step.

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    Welcome from Alaska,
    You found a great place to get tips on quilting! Ask away! You'll get more than you bargained for. He He! :D

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    Welcome to the group.
    tlrnhi may have the best advice. Before purchasing a quilting machine, I to think you need some hands on.
    Almost all shops that sell machines or a lot of fabric stores will have classes for beginners. That would be the place to start. Once you get the basics, who knows, maybe you might like to be a "hand quilter".
    And you are so right about it being rewarding.


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    Hi and welcome. I agree take some classes first. Then try out different machines. You might find something you like better.

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! If it were me I would Take some classes and see what you like. I have thought I would like one type of quilting, went out and bought all kinds of stuff and then when I tried it discovered I really didn't care for it and I had spent a ton of money on it :cry: Just my thoughts
    Sharon

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    Welcome from Roscoe, Illinois.

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    Hi Chevie, welcome to the board :D So you have been bitten by the quilt bug too :lol: Buying a machine at a local dealer will allow you to test drive a machine, learn how to operate all it's functions, and take advantage of any classes they may offer. Feel free to post questions here, there is a lot of knowledge/experience here :wink:

    Here is a list that was posted here of "must haves" on a sewing machine

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/7536.page

    Check out the tutorial section of the board, too. ShellyQ has done a series of tutorials for the beginning quilter, Beginner Blocks #1 through #4

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/forums/show/10.page

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    I can't give better advice than has already been said!
    Hello and welcome from Missouri! :lol:

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