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Thread: What Tips would you give to a New Quilter?

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    Super Member Phannie1's Avatar
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    With all the Newbies joining the board. Most want to learn more and have information.

    I was just thinking that it would be a great topic for everyone to give a tip.

    Mine would be: Start off on a small project. Wall hanging or baby quilt would be good.

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    There are no quilt police, do what pleases you.

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    starch is your best friend and when you go to quilt the top spray baste for the best result. (flip the quilt over and make sure the back is flat and straight also with spray basting.)
    Iron also is a good thing.

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    no matter what pattern you make or follow....be accurate with your cutting and everything else will fall into place.(which i strive for all the time. :oops: and i'm not always successful ) :oops:

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    Mine would be: start out slow and develop basic quilting skills such as using a 1/4 inch seam allowance for piecing, accurate cutting and pressing skills.

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    Pick projects that you like. There is no point in getting frustrated in the process of making something that you won't even enjoy looking at when it's done.

    Also, don't be afraid to try something because you think it's too difficult. Believe that you can do it!

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    Take your time and learn to cut correctly and sew a consistant 1/4" seam. Start small.

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    Buy the best tools you can afford and you will probably only have to buy them once.

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    Don't be too ambitious first out. Start small and simple. Try to add a new technique with each quilt. Be kind to yourself! Quilting should be something you love, not a chore!

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    toss out all the rules and forge your own creative path

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