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    before i set myself up for failure.... is quilting very hard? just wondering

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    Super Member CoyoteQuilts's Avatar
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    Can you sew a straight line?

    Can you follow directions?

    Only way to know is to try.....

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    Like almost everything worth doing, it takes some practice. and some trial and error. I love it. both the sewing part and quilting part. This is the best place to be for learning.

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    Depends on what you start out with and how ocd you are. I think that some things are. Harder than others. I would start out simple with just squares and then move onto some things that are more difficult. It's kinda like skiing. You have bunny slopes and black diamonds with every sort of terrain in-between.

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    depends on the pattern you try. If you start off with sewing small pieces then yes, it will be hard learning to get your seams right and your pieces cut.
    However if you start with a large pattern, simple squares. Then NO, it is as easy as can be!
    So long as you can sew to pieces together with a mostly straight line (you get better as you go) then it is worth trying! Most of all have fun with it.

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    You can always start out with a very simple pattern consisting of squares that are all the same size, like 4 1/2 inches, with a simple quilting pattern. Then when you see how easy that is, you can try more challenging ones. Even simple ones can be beautiful. Choose the colors you love and go for it!!

    We will all be here to help you all the way :D

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    That isn't really a stupid question. One of my college professors told me "Easy is what you know and hard is what you don't". Knowing how to sew a seam with some sort of needle and thread helps (by hand or machine). I would start with something small like a placemat with a simple pattern.

    By the way, I think cooking is hard and quilting is much easier. :-)

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    Start small-ish. Find a block you like the looks of at

    http://www.quilterscache.com/

    The site is set up to show difficulty level. Make one block. If you hate doing it, turn it into a hot pad and forget the whole thing. If you enjoy it, make a different block. As long as you pick block the same size, it will easy to turn them into a sampler quilt when you are finished.

    Don't worry. There is plenty of experience on the board to get you through if you really want to do it. :)

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    I'm happy to see you have an interest in quilting. Hang out here on the board and get some inspiration. There are lots of tutorials here and on youtube. Welcome from Louisiana:)

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

    It is not real difficult. Just start of with an easy pattern with no triangles in it. There are lots of tutorials on here and if you have a friend who can stand by you it helps too!!!

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