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Thread: newbie! :) Just saying hi and showing off my first squares!

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    newbie! :) Just saying hi and showing off my first squares!

    Hi guys! As the topic says, I'm a newbie. I've wanted to quilt for some time but just have never had time. Well, my hubby gave me a quilt kit with fabric for Christmas so I decided it was time to learn! I went and picked up a few other pieces of fabric to go along with the fabric in the kit, and last night had a fun night with my mom having her teach me how to use the sewing machine and sew a straight line. Yes, Like I said I'[m really new to this!

    BUT I made 4 squares last night and I'm so excited. Here is the tutorial for the quilt that I am following:

    http://whiletheysnooze.blogspot.com/...t-kind-of.html

    and here are pictures of my first few squares!





    Quick question - where can one get a good tutorial on the actual QUILTING part using a regular sewing machine? Is it possible? I don't have the money to invest in a quilting machine at the moment and am hoping that I will be able to use a regular sewing machine!

    Thanks for any and all help and information.

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    HEY!!! You've done a fabulous job. love these colors. Yes, if you google free motion quilting, you will find tons of tutorials on quilting with a domestic machine. Keep it up....your doing really great!!
    SUEB

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    welcome from Wisconsin, love your squares
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    Welcome from Minnesota!

    WOW! You certainly are getting off to a great start! Wonderful Blocks!

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    Welcome from Texas. You are very accomplished already. Leah Day has a great free motion quilting site - just google her name.
    Linda

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! Btw - I'm in Louisiana. Any others on here from La?

    Thanks for the tips on where to look for free motion quilting tutorials. I'm wondering - how difficult will it be to do if I don't have an inset machine or a table that sits at my machine height? Not sure yet how much I want to invest in this hobby until I do at least one quilt.

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    oh and I just have to share - finished 4 more blocks! Sure I have something like 40 to go, but it's still exciting.


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    You are already so good! It is so smooth and the colors are perfect.

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    Welcome from southeastern Oklahoma. Love your blocks. You are doing a wonderful job.
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