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Thread: New from canada and new to quilting!

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    Hello there fellow quilters/sewers and friends! I'm new to this board and VERY new to quilting. I'm from ontario canada and am making my very first quilt! (never quilted in my life) anyway, I used up old fabric from left over projects and am making a twin size quilt for my daughter for xmas. I have cut the foundation, sewn the strips onto the foundation, sewn the blocks together and am now sandwiching the back the batting and the top. my question is, how do I start to quilt my work and where and how.....
    I know I need to start in the middle and work my way down, also does anybody have any ideas on how I should quilt, do I just go up and down or across or follow a pattern..............like I said, I'm new to all this any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanksssssssssssss
    -Rose
    P.S posting a pic of my quilt not yet sewn together...........
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    Power Poster MamaBear61's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome from Milverton, Ontario. Your quilt is lovely.

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    thank you mamabear!

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    Very pretty! Welcome from KY!

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    Welcome from Niagara, Ontario! Where in Ontario are you?

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    Welcome from Ireland. Beautiful quilt.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    As to the quilting, part of the design choice comes from what batting you choose. Each brand/type has its own quilting requirements. That is where I would start first.

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    Hello from southeast PA! USA I assume you will be machine quilting. I'm not a longarm quilter, so I would stitch-in-the-ditch. Start in the center & see how far you can go around blocks without having to stop. When you have to stop to move to another area, you can do a locking stitch when you stop & when you start again.

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    Hello & Welcome! So glad you found us, and your quilt is beautiful!

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    Oh thank you everybody! I'm from St Catharines, Ontario. so I should stitch along the seams of my squares? is that what you mean? not all my squares match though, ugh beginner you know..........I'm sooo frustrated!

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