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Thread: Please tell me it gets easier than this....

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    Yes, it does get easier, but sometimes less so than others. I can't say that I really enjoy the process of making a quilt (sorry guys), but I sure love the finished products. That's what keep me making more! Of course, I wouldn't want someone with "sensitive" ears to listen to me while I'm ripping out, either! ;) :roll: :mrgreen:

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    I'm a newbie too with just a "little" knowledge about sewing but I have found this board to be so helpful. Of course, it's also addictive so plan some time on your computer!! Welcome

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    Hello & Welcome Andi. Yes some things do get easier but even then, we all make mistakes from time to time. Gosh my first quilt had me crying and cussing and I could not begin to understand how anyone in their right mind could actually enjoy this hobby! After I did complete it, I could not wait to start another. Then another. And I still learn with every project I make, 13 years after the first one. So keep on keeping on & ask any question that might cross your mind.

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    Welcome Andi! I cried alot when I first started quilting....I didn't think I would ever be able to use a rotary cutter and now I can't imagine NOT using it. Keep at it and it will come together.

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    LOL!!! When I first started quilting I thought it would be so easy to just look at a pattern and make it. I thought all I had to do to make half-square triangles was to cut a square in half diagonally. Little did I know. But now I know. Just takes time and practice, practice, practice. And have FUN!!!

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    I'm still not convinced it gets easier, but you certainly start to enjoy it more...and more...and more! Soon you can't think of what you did before quilting. Just remember my rule...
    Measure once, cut twice...wait...measure once, cut twice, buy more fabric, measure again...no that can't be it....OH YEAH....measure TWICE, cut ONCE!

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    That ole frog sings his song a lot to me! Sometimes you'd think he was in my room at night cause I could swear I can hear "rippppp it" at night! :lol:

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    Welcome, and yes it does get easier. Some things become second nature. You will learn to thread your machine in the dark and keep a dozen bobbins full and ready to go. I don't do much basting and rarely pin my pieces anymore.

    As for dry hands, I keep Udderly Smooth Udder Cream on hand. No greasy feel, and keeps your hands nice and smooth.

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    welcome and I think the best thing is to take a basic quilting class at your local quilt shop. They can show you a lot of helpful ideas in cutting, sewing picking out fabric etc. Enjoy.

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board!

    One of the best things I did was sign up on this board, it has taught me SO much! The encouragement is fantastic, and you can find just about any topic by searching.

    And one of the most encouraging threads was the one on "What is the silliest thing you did while quilting?" I had been feeling like I'd never get anything right, that everyone else must be doing things perfectly. Just reading that thread put things in perspective and helped me keep going. I also discovered my seam ripper was a fine tool to use!

    Here is that thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23488-1.htm

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