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Thread: Frist attempt at a quilt

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    Junior Member JeannieBobbin's Avatar
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    I have sewn for many years but never tried my hand at quilting. I've read these boards and watched many youtube.com tutorials and decided on this beginner block "continuous stairs" . Then I tried with a few scraps for the border. Should I hand quilt first as a beginner or machine quilt or does it matter ? :?:
    I am already addicted and thinking about another quilt.

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    Only one seam to line up
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    possible border. What do you think?
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    Nice

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. This is a lovely first quilt. You did a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing.

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    This is gorgeous! The proposed border is practically perfect for this top.
    Definitely keep up the good work. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Can't wait to see what else you create!

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    Very striking! You're hooked now! Thanks for sharing!

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    WOW, this is so striking! What a fantastic quilt top! Your first quilt?! Hard to believe...this is great! Looking forward to your next ones...you're a natural!

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    Congrats on your first quilt-she looks great!

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    I like the way your border looks. The black sort of frames the quilt and the zig zag adds interest to the quilt. Neat pattern and great job for a first quilt.
    As for hand quilting. I did the same for my first quilts.
    Question what will the quilt be used for? If you save your hand quilting for "forever" quilts and tie or machine quilt the ones that are more utility quilts.
    I have enjoyed both worlds hand and machine.
    Enjoy!

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    You did really great for your first quilt!

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    Thanks for the praise and I should have mentioned all the other quilts you see in my picture were hand cut and hand sewn quilts by my mother in law.

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