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Thread: My quilting accomplishments since November

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    Super Member QuiltnCowgirl's Avatar
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    I got to thinking about what I have accomplished since I joined QB in Nov 2010

    I began with:
    *2 boxes of scraps inherited from my late Mom. The fabric
    scraps are from childhood clothes she sewed for us as kids.
    Her plan was to make quilts for my 2 brothers & me. I
    inherited the boxes in 2007 & set out to learn how to quilt so
    I could make them.
    *A sewing area in one bedroom, consisting of a little desk & my
    machines.
    *2 sewing machines: a Featherweight (mine since I was 12) &
    a Singer 403a (inherited from my Mom) & a 1980ís Kenmore.
    *1 Beginning quilting class, taken Fall of 2009 at a quilting store
    (now known as a LQS).
    *2 quilts made.
    *No clue about: sewing rooms, fabric stashes, destashing,
    ironing big boards, machine quilting, FMQ, long arm quilting,
    LQS, free patterns, DQís, PIFís, quilt swaps, and so on.

    Fast forward 3 months & I now have:
    *A sewing studio in the making. I've rearranged, bought a
    sewing cabinet & portable tables, hung pegboard, etc. & will be
    doing more this spring to finish my "studio".
    *A growing passion for vintage sewing machines & am
    searching for a Singer 15-91 or Singer 301 to add to
    my ďcollectionĒ.
    *A desire to learn FMQ (hence the search for the 15-91 or
    301) so Iím taking a FMQ class at my LQS in March.
    *A fabric stash thanks to a couple of PIFís from QB members,
    a number of purchases from QB members, and from stalking
    fabric sales everytime Iím in a fabric store.
    *A collection of quilting books, along with printouts of free
    patterns, not to mention all the bookmarks & pdf files saved
    on my computer.
    *I cruise CL for sewing machines & fabric almost as much as I
    hang out here.
    *Finished quilt projects since Nov: 3 quilts, 1 DQ, 2 blocks for
    a memory quilt donation, 3 fleece scarves, 1 sewing machine
    cover.
    *WIP projects: Christmas placemats, 2 baby blankets,
    Wallhanging for my sewing studio, & blocks for a Soldierís quilt.
    *Planned projects: 2 wedding quilts by April, Feb DQ swap,
    birthday quilts by June, August, October & November, my quilt
    from Momís scraps.
    *And a serious addiction to QB. :lol:

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    You have been very busy. Glad you are enjoying the sewing/quilting. Yes its quite addictive.

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    ..and never turning back I'm sure...that's how it was for me. Glad you can carry out your mother's dreams.

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    Yes, this board is as addicting as it is inspiring!

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    Definitely addicting!

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    A 301 is no better at FMQ than a 403. The 301 may be a tiny bit better at piecing because it has no zigag, therefore the needle hole is smaller and fabric doesn't get eaten when you start those first few stitches. Millions of us have quilted with zigzag machines with no problem. You can also buy a small holed plate for most machines.

    You have been busy. That's very impressive!

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    Fun Fun!!

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    You're on your way down a fun & happy road! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    A 301 is no better at FMQ than a 403. The 301 may be a tiny bit better at piecing because it has no zigag, therefore the needle hole is smaller and fabric doesn't get eaten when you start those first few stitches. Millions of us have quilted with zigzag machines with no problem. You can also buy a small holed plate for most machines.

    You have been busy. That's very impressive!
    Thanks! Must be another model that was suggested & I had a part-time blonde moment. Will stop searching for a 301, look thru my notes & figure out what I should be looking for. :)

    And yes - there is a small holed plate - didn't know that the zig zag plate was what was causing the problem those first few stitches. Will have to change that out when I am doing piecing work.

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    Sounds really good to me :!:

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