Oh.. I live in Lebanon Maine, right beside Rochester NH.
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Oh.. I live in Lebanon Maine, right beside Rochester NH.
Here are perfect step by step beginner quilter instructions:Originally Posted by Donna Mare
Here is my favorite place to "find" any fabric, shops all across america, Fab Shop Hop, and on top do FabSearch
My favorite hand dyed fabrics and pre-cut kaleidoscope kits:
My favorite fabric, adds pizzazz to a quilt:
Here are many sites for FREE quilt blocks, quilt patterns and border patterns. Google and you can find about anything.
Calculating Borders: http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/C...Calculator.php
Border & Quilt Setting Lessons:
Jenny Beyer (advanced patterns) Another of my favorites:
English Paper Piecing templates:
Books & Patterns, designer, bargello, etc:
Fun song to know it will always turn out...
Quilt Stories for your Husband:
I hope these links will help our newbies find fabric, patterns, learn lessons on quilting, borders, settings.
If your very new to this "Newbies" messages, look back a few pages of messages, and I had posted tips and acranyms list for quilting.
Anyone else have links to help?
THIS group wite, also has many tutorials to help. And lots of experienced quilters for your help, if your a newbie or intermediate wanting to learn a new technique.
WOW.. thank you . I copied them ALL ! That is so much help and I appreciate it. I will go back a few pages too and look.
I have been working all morning getting my stuff set up and in another area so it is "in my face" and make me get on it!!
thank you sincerely for all your help!!!
THANK YOU >> DULY NOTED and SAVED !!Originally Posted by stevendebbie25
Hope I took out the repeat..sent 2 timess.
MOST important, "Lighting"...space and being organized is a great idea too. I like things 'around me' like a space saver kitchen...have my embroidery machine on a big old lawyer desk I found $20 at a yard sale, has two pull out side wings, one has a sm. iron board & tiny iron for block cut seams, the other side has a tiny cutting board and tiny rotary for square up blocks. I have my larger iron board behind me and lowered so I could iron either standing or sitting. I have a large office chair, more comfortable for long hours quilting and rises to make right height for arm reach to machine. I have a little utility table from Walmart ($9), with my smaller piecing machine beside me also. I have clamp on extension desk lights over my larger cutting table (from JoAnns on coupon, tall, collapsible sides to thin size, no back ache cutting), also on my office/sewing desk, and my tiny table sewing station. I have this in a spare bedroom without the bed, and another desk for my printer, CD/radio. I have used office file stand for holding my larger rulers on my cutting table. I have a pretty pot I store small tools. I have a letter/desk organizer for sm. rulers and a lg desk organizer for files again larger mid rulers & templates.Originally Posted by Donna Mare
I have a couple tiny shelves for my gingher scissors asstmt., and put mug cup hooks to hang my Olfa rotaries from. I have a closet with 1/2 rod, and hang 'projects' on hangers..then other half is shelves I have my fabrics organized by type in piles. I have a book shelf I have a TV/DVD player (I don't like total quiet, need someone talking to me), and my quilt books, and 14 binders full of patterns I've printed off free, or from magazines so I don't have the bulk of the mags in storage, I tear out patterns & tip sheets I like, put in plastic sleeves, and binders are by Christmas, Baby, Table Runners, Wall Hangings, Men's, Log Cabins, Bargello, etc.
A photo of my quilt room wouldn't look totally "tidy" but it is organized. I also have a kitchen garbage (new) for fabric scraps (used to just toss these until I realized they are 'gold' for applique, Paper piecing, log cabins, scrappy & crazy quilts), and another can for those that really are tossible. I even save my salvages now, found a cute idea pattern for them, and have several friends who collect & use these, so I cut & toss them into a box.
If you know anyone starting into a new home, buying curtains, table clothes, bedding...get these zipper bags these items are stored in, they make great project bags. I sort precut pieces, smaller yrdg & the pattern in these bags. If I do hanging yrds I pin the pattern to that fabric now so I don't loose why I bought the fabric (happened to me during a move, patterns got separated).
Get the BEST tools you can afford, from cutting mat to rotaries, rulers to iron. Learn your machine well. Invest in good thread. And have fun, when it becomes mistakes and tension, STOP, break and return.
hi would anyone out there like to take on a real challenge, i'm from Northern Ireland and i can assure you i know very little and need lots of TLC, my latest phrase whilst sewing is (insert head and smack here) so that will give you a clue on how good i am, oh and i have a Janome Quilters machine and also a Janome ME350E embrodiery machine(please help)
have you got a newby yet or would you like me, be assured i will be a challenge oh and can someone help i'm tying to put a photo up so you can see me
oh and i'm the one on the right and my sister is on the left, she lives in Oz and has been quilting for about 15 - 20 years
:thumbup: i'm new.. any takers lol. do we have to sign adoption papers... i like canada anyone.
Newbie, a babe in the woods, here looking for a mentor to adopt me. Lol, Googled the acronyms FMQ, SID, EQ5 and PP. Will most likely do the same when coming across unfamiliar quilting terms.
Let me know if you'd like to adopt me!