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    Another newbie from NC

    Hi all!

    Technically, I'm not a newbie. I quilted for a few years between college and children. Now, 20 years later, I am come back to a fondly remembered hobby, but with significantly less vision. So I am figuring out how to do things all over again.

    I can't see the needle on my sewing machine anymore, and I have to use magnifiers to use my tools and see my stitches. So far, going back to doing everything by hand has worked the best - tracing templates, hand cutting, hand piecing, & hand quilting. Good thing I've always enjoyed lap quilting!

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I have age related problems and it can be difficult sometimes.

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    a warm welcome to the board from western KY.
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    Welcome. I hope you enjoy quilting like you did 20 years ago. Sorry you eyesight is not good, but do not get discouraged you will find lots of ideas how to do thing to make them easier.

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    hi and welcome form eastern NC

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    Hello and welcome from Dallas Tx. area. Do whatever it takes to get enjoyment from this wonderful hobby.

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    A great big welcome from Texas

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    Hi Kathy, welcome from Connecticut,

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    welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Don't let your eyesight prevent you from quilting. There are a lot of "helpers" out there for people with impairments, so don't let a medical issue detract from your sewing. I use a magnifier myself.
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