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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    When I made my first quilt, I did the simple 4 patch with a solid color (white) in between each block. Turned our real nice and it is very easy to make. Good luck and welcome from Stagecoach, NV

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    Senior Member dolores's Avatar
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    I taught myself too. Made a lot of mistakes. Also there are great tutorials on Utube. Great for beginners and the rest of us too. Go to utube and type in quilting for beginners or quilting and you will find lots of links. Some are easier than others, find one that goes step by step MSQ company has lots and they are easy. welcome from North Carolina

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    You might want to see if you get the TV show "Fons & Porters Love of Quilting" It is on the BYU Channel and I have learned so much from them.

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    Log cabin, rail fence, these were my firsts, really easy strip quilts with lots of different design placement

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    hiya from virginia...

    i started with a nine patch...which in theory is easy...but none of my seams matched up...i think it was because i know how to sew so i just went thru in a hurry...ive done a bunch of sample blocks...still have trouble with seam alignment

    however i just started a baby blanket but the center square came near perfect...only 1 of my seams if off by a tiny bit...i ripped it out twice...repinned and stitched its so much better now...almost disappears lol

    my work has improved only because of this QB and the wonderful people on it who freely hand out tips/tricks/advice...there is a wealth of info here...

    keep on searching and keep on attempting...both the site and quilting will get you hooked lol

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    Senior Member Grambi's Avatar
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    How did we manage before internet access???
    You might also look for quilting guilds or groups in your area to join. Or even a singe person (ask everyone you can if they know a quilter).

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    It can become a passion and obsession. Quilting has added color and comfort to my life.

    I taught myself to quilt way back in the 60s-- no books, no quilt shops, no teachers, no internet. I went to museums and looked at antique quilts there. And I used directions in the then new Quilters Newsletter.

    This board and the internet will be a whole wealth of knowledge and support. Welcome to the board and good luck to you on this new journey.

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    Welcome from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Have fun here.

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    I think the rail fence is a good first choice - fewer seams to match, no bias pieces, etc.

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