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Thread: New quilter starting out- what shall I supply her with?

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    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
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    My grandson Noah brought his parents with him to visit. They are collecting "stuff" they left behind when they went to Japan last year. In 2 weeks they will be in Las Vegas.

    "A" spied my 12 tubs of fabric and asked what she can have. So- what would be good "stuff" to send with her? She has a rotary cutter and mat, good scissors and a machine.

    I can't remember what I started with, it's been so long ago.

    BTW- she brought me a piece of fabric from Japan that matches fabric I'm collecting to match my Geisha fabric from ages ago. Now, I think I need to pull that out and start figuring out a wallhanging.

    Thanks for your help!!
    Barb

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    What every quilter needs - A good SEAM RIPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    just asked her- she says- Jack the Ripper? yeah, I have him.

    She's going through my cupboards now- I no longer have tongs, a fruit basket, wine rack. Seriously- she's opening every door and drawer. :) Maybe I can get her to take some Christmas decorations too.

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    Amen to the seam ripper! How about several basic acrylic cutting rulers and one for squaring up. Some good quality thread in neutral colors. And a good book of introductory quilting terms and techniques so there's a place to go when she has a question. I rely on one by Better Homes and Gardens, "Complete Guide to Quilting." I know there are other good books and if you do a search you can see what other members have recommended. Amazon is a good place to order if you need it with just a few days turnaround. Also, if you have a list of good online resources that provide valuable tutorials, that could be helpful.

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    Patience, resourcefulness, adaptability, acceptance, perseverance and the ability to laugh at her mistakes.

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    Errrrm did you say she could open all ur cupboards????

    If so; can i come too,lol :lol:

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    I'm confused - is this your daughter? your daughter-in-law?

    What do you WANT to give her?

    Is anything you have up for grabs?

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    my daughter.

    we just went through the 12 tubs of fabric and she now has 1 and I have 11. I only said no to one set of fabric- a Paula Nadelstern I bought last year. It's a someday quilt. She got a lot of "this and that" and all my elmo fabs.

    She said I have a serious problem and need Quilters Anonymous. I just laughed.

    If I could get her to take some furniture, I'd be really happy.

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    She is going to need a couple of patterns, Magazines etc. give her some ideas what to do with her beginnig stash.

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