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Thread: I just learned to sew, do you think this pattern can be done on a regular machine?

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    I just learned to sew, do you think this pattern can be done on a regular machine?

    Hi everyone! I just learned to sew and have a brother ce-4000 computer sewing machine. I really would love to make this quilt for my daughter for her birthday but do you think it's possible to do on my machine? I have no idea how long the "arm" but it looks standard to me.

    The pattern mentions it takes 1 jelly roll and it's 49 x 67
    1 Jelly Roll or 12 1/4 yard cuts of fabric
    3.25 yards for backing
    1/2 yard for binding

    Is it weird it doesn't mention batting? Do some quilts not use batting?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89000268...-easyone-jelly
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 07-31-2012 at 04:46 AM. Reason: replace copoyright image with link

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    I would say you can do that quilt with your machine. The quilting you do is up to you on it but you should be able to quilt it to.

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    I would definitely use batting. Maybe it wasn't mentioned since it's not a standard size. You can buy batting by the yard (just like fabric) or already cut. I sometimes buy a queen or a king size and then cut it to fit what I'm making. I don't know your machine, but you'll do fine. I quilted on Singers for a LONG time.

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    You can totally make this on your machine. In fact, it looks like a good project for a beginner. You could easily quilt it in the ditch on your machine - or free motion quilt it as well. Batting - definitely... check at JoAnn's or your quilt shop - there are many different kinds.
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    Not all patterns even give yardage for backing or binding, as typically the pattern is for the top. The fact that batting is not mentioned is not surprising. This appears to be a simple pattern so if you can sew a straight seam you'll be able to make the top. Quilting is a separate step, but there should be no reason why you can't do that as well.

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    Can a new sewer do this pattern on a regular sewing machine

    I think my original post was deleted because I posted a picture of the quilt but I'm not sure if that's why. It looks like I can post a link so it is below. I just learned to sew and would like to make this for my daughter's birthday. I have a brother ce-4000 computer sewing machine. Do you think it'd be possible for a new sewer and therefore a new quilter to make this quilt?
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89000268...-easyone-jelly


    Thanks for any insight!

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    Thanks so much everyone! I thought my post was deleted because I posted a picture and couldn't find this post at first. I'm really excited to learn how to quilt and hope to post more here. Glad I found this board!

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    I just learned to sew, do you think this pattern can be done on a regular machine?

    here's your original post! And yes, that quilt can be made by a newbie and can be quilted on your sewing machine. I would do straightline stitching. There are many, many videos on youtube.com that can show you how to do this.
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    I am sure you could do it..If you don't purchase the jelly roll, just cut strips 2 1/2" by WOF. My biggest problem with my first quilt was not keeping the 1/4 inch seams..I would place a piece of blue or other seeable tape where the 1/4 is on your machine...I have a much simpler machine than you have and I piece all my quilts with it!! Good Luck!

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    Thanks to you both!!!

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