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Thread: New here!!

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    Hi everyone, I am new here, and new to quilting. I have made two quilts so far, one lap quilt for my youngest daughter and a large quilt for a volunteer fire department auction. I am still so excited about quilting and cant wait to get really good.....right now, no matter how hard i try, cant get all seams to line up right, but i have to say, that they are not off by much, dont know if i am cutting wrong or sewing wrong, but i will keep working at it.....fabric is addicting, i probably have enough to make 20 quilts already....and i always buy extra for any cutting mistakes i make, i live 45 miles from the nearest fabric store, so i am always afraid if i dont get extra, they wont have it when i go back..

    anyway, cant wait to talk to you all......

    from texas, daph

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Missouri! This is a great place to get help.
    I do lots of pinning when I want my corners to match!
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California. You're off to a great start. Give it some time, we all started out as well, and got better with trial and error.

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    Welcome from Ninnie in NC!

    Pins are your friends! pin each seam and that will help. just keep plugging along and don't forget that we love pictures!


    Ninnie

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    Hello and Welcome :D :D :D

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    HI Daph and bienvenue from France!

    K x

    PS Took a while to type that - I'm mesmerised by Amma's horse!

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. There's lots of friendly, talented people on board so if you have a problem or question, just ask, I'm sure someone will be able to help you.

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    Welcome from WA :D

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    Welcome from Roscoe, Illinois.

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    [quote=k3n]HI Daph and bienvenue from France!

    K x

    PS Took a while to type that - I'm mesmerised by Amma's horse![/quote

    i LOVE that horse :lol:
    welcome from Florida, Daph...and i'll tell you what is helping my blocks, become more accurate. Picked up this tip from somebody here on board, a while back, and if I could remember who it was, would give them a hug...sew and measure...sew and measure...eventually, I guess, I won't have to measure, quite so much, but right now, even with the 1/4" foot, it helps, lol, immeasurably :wink:

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