I am brand new to quilting and ready to start my first project. What is your favorite "first project" for practice and actual project to finish so that I won't get bogged down with complicated piecing that I can't understand. I have been sewing since jr hi and buy fabric whenever I see something that I like so have a big stash. I also have collected quite a few patterns and "tools of the trade". Just don't know what to look for when choosing a pattern. This site is sooooo great. I want to make everything I see. Love all the threads and the comments. And, I bought a feather weight as a result of reading about them here. I also have 3 other machines: an old Singer from the 50's, a singer from the 70's and a treddle inherited from my MIL.