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Thread: New to quilting and a little freaked out! Haha

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    Super Member LoisM's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome to the board!

    I'm thinking you could start off using pre-cuts (jelly rolls, layer cakes) or fat quarters. If you use jelly rolls, the cutting is done for you and there are a lot of blocks to be made with 2 1/2" wide strips. Start with something easy (like a rail fence design or a 4 patch) and small (like a lap quilt or a baby quilt).

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    Hi from New York. I still get nervous when I begin to cut the fabric You just have to think about it for a wee bit and then, when in the "right mind" go for it. If you get lost or make a boo boo - just post! Everyone here will help you out. They are all great at helping one with boo boos big and small.

    Can't wait to see your first project.
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    find a local quilt shop & see if they offer a beginner class- even if they don't they may be willing to spend some (slow time) showing you how to use your ruler, cutter, ect...but a beginner class can really help you along- if they have a sampler program going on those can be a good learning program too...then generally have monthly get togethers- demonstrate new techniques & tools, and help you learn one block at a time.
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    You are all so kind. I guess I just have to let go and just do it! I have been buying per-cuts and I have a jelly roll that I have been planning to use and I have even set it out on my desk. Thank you for the advice!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi from The Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. I am quite new to quilting, took a small course to get to know the basics and I am just about to sew the sashes on to my quilt. It is only 9 blocks and it was meant to be for Christmas for myself, but didn't get round to do much of it. So New Year, New Me (hopefully). I love making craft things. I retired from work in September due to ill health and need something to ocupy my hands. So here's hoping I can complete the quilt by next Christmas. Looking forward to reading your lovely blogs.

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    ​Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Another welcome from Michigan. I'm not new to sewing, but haven't done it in YEARS. I recently took a Quilting 101 class at a local fabric store and it was very helpful. You might want to check out something like that, or as mentioned your local Quilt Shop.

    I just started my first quilt, a baby quilt and have pieced together some pieces and have them laid out on the table and now I'm nervous about joining them all together. Taking a break from that right now.

    Baby steps - we'll get there. Good advice here.

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    Welcome from North Carolina! Look at the pictures here and you might see something you'd like to try. I like to watch videos from Missouri Quilt Company video's. I gotten a few ideas from there and I think we have tutorials here too. Just search tutorials. So glad you're here.

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