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    Member elliemay's Avatar
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    right, ladies as a beginner and quite ' green' about all this.. as I look at the free pattern links.. the fabric is all cut using strips ie, rotary cutter, and as I am hopeless with it, only use templates.. are there any free pattern sites that use this method.. as soon as i see ' cut strips' i'm off!!
    I need patterns that say.. inch squares/triangles etc...

    Hope you understand me :roll:

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    It would be easy to make your own templates.... just with paper, pen and a ruler. :-)

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    yes thats how i have been doing it so far, got some templates. window ones that give the seam allownace.. have made first quilt by hand but want to have ago on the machine but.. got no bottle!!

    trail and error i know.. just sorted some nice green fabric and red tiny flwers and green leaves and thinking of making lap quilt for daughter.. but again, it will be by hand!! just simple triangles me thinks!!

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    I like handwork... but I can't imagine sewing a whole quilt by hand... machine is SO much faster! :-)

    I have EQ6, the quilt software, and it's brilliant. You can make any quilt design and it will print out templates, foundation maps, the works. And it automatically figures out all the seam allowances, and how much fabric etc.

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    Sounds good... but I am really not confident... going to be awhile before i get into things like that...tried finding another class but next one isnt till september.. need more 'how to' been on the links here on the tuition board though..

    thanks for your advice..

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    There's a lot of help on here.... you've got the world at your fingertips! :-)

    Good luck!

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    Have you tried http://www.quilterscache.com/

    She has a section on how to do.....

    And patterns up the yingyang!!! She has templates to print off or rotary instructions - LOTS and LOTS of stuff....I've used this site many time!

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    You need this: Check out the free download for the star templates.





    http://www.inklingo.com/

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    I can't do strips to save my life. :oops: So I read thru the pattern where it says cut say 2 1/2 Ok. I cut squares that big. I'm disabled and don't quite grasp things so I do it FRANK SINATRA (my way) :D

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    check out your local quilt stores for classes, or ask store owners to put you in touch with other quilters for a one on one help session. most quilters love to share their knowledge and you'll have a new friend. :wink:

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