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Thread: Next Project For A Beginner

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    EmsMom's Avatar
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    Hi everyone,

    I just finished by first quilt a week or so ago (it was a rag quilt). I know very little about quilting. I figured a rag quilt was a good quilt to start with as it seemed pretty simple.

    I am wondering what my next project should be..... The only quilting experience I have is the rag quilt. I am trying to learn as much as I can online, etc. I am just stumped on what I should try next . . . maybe just another rag quilt . . . . what would you suggest?

    Thanks!

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    It just depends on what you want to try next :lol: I would still keep it on the easier side :wink: Who will this quilt be for ? and..

    CONGRATS on finishing your first quilt :lol:

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    one of my first quilts was a log cabin from the Quilt in a Day book...Eleanor Burns

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    I would try a basic nine patch. They are easy and great practice.

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    Triple Rail Fence is a nice and easy pattern.

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    I would get some magazines I just picked up one from QFC called Best Weekend Quilts it is a premier issue I have never seen it but it has a lot of very easy to do quick quilts. I will be making quiet a few of these quilts. It was $10 more than I would normally pay but I was not paying attention. I can send you a pic of the front I would really try that route.

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    Don't forget to check out your local library. And don't be afeared to try anything! But keep it on the simple side..the worst thing I ever did was pick a project that was way over my head and then I was afraid to finish it because I wasn't quite sure what I'd done wrong...(1/4" seams) and you need that instant success! A wall hanging maybe? Try something with triangles! When you get that down there is really no fear!

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    Try paper piecing. Easy. Lots of patterns on line. Try Quilter's cache for free patterns.

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    If you have a LQS nearby they may be of help. I've only made one quilt but part of it's success was that I told the woman helping me what my skill level was and so she helped me pick out a pattern that matched that and it also had great directions. I had brought my focus fabric with me so she also helped me pick coordinating fabrics. She also gave me some pointers as I went along...and bingo...a lap quilt done...and I couldn't have been happier. I'm working on my second quilt and it's a nine patch with the sashing done in 3 piece strips with corner posts at each intersection. GREAT practice for mastering the 1/4 inch seam and getting all the pieces the same size! Good luck! This quilting sure is fun and is becoming quite addictive! Sew much fabric...sew little time! ;-)

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    I have a few free very easy quits on my blog with video tutorial...I also am very new at quilting. I love, love the disappearing nine patch.

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