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    Senior Member amelia0607's Avatar
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    New to quilting

    Hi,

    I am Amy and I live in TN. I have never sewn much. It's not that I don't know how; it's that I just don't seem to get it right. My daughter is expecting our first grandchild in July so I would like to make her something. I tend to see beautiful projects in my mind but getting them out of my hands is a whole different story!! I need all the pointers and tips you guys can give.

    Thanks!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. My quilts aways look better in my head than I can produce. It's okay because it is the creative process I enjoy. My advice is measure and cut accurately with your rotary cutter and ruler. Sew accurately with your 1/4inch seams and measure your units and to make sure they are correct before assembling your top. A good resource is the tutorials done by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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    Welcome Amy and congrats on the new baby coming your way. Yes, take your time to cut properly and sew slowly so your seams are consistent.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


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    Welcome from S CA!!!

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    Hi Cherie, Welcome from North Carolina!
    Warning! If someone comes to your door telling you they are from the government and they're checking to see how bad the ticks are in your area, and then tell you to take off your clothes and dance around so they can check for ticks.... DON'T DO IT!!! This is a scam! They just want to see you naked! I wish someone had told me this yesterday, I feel so stupid.
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    Hi Amy, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here. It is a great place to get help from exoerienced quilters!
    Janet L52

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hi Amy and welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Vermont. Eons ago I lived in Tennesee. I have the same problem that things don't go quit right, but I keep learning from this friendly board and things improve.

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