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    beginner & wanting to learn

    Hello I am Speedy48 and thats because I don't have enough patience to sew.
    I want to learn now that I've retired. Always admire beautiful quilts that are home made.
    I am hoping the first one I make would be just as pretty.

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    HI "Speedy" I am from Co. I took up quilting because I thought (thought) that I had a chance of getting the seams straight because most of them are short,. I took it up about 12 years ago,(Iam 70) and just love it. Have fun, we are just getting good, Have a glorious day. JO
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    Hello Speedy. Welcome from Dallas Tx. area. Get a little patience and get started. Don't be afraid to ask questions. This board has a lot of really good people on here, and they will help you over and over.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from WI.

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    A big SHO-ME welcome from Missouri! My advice would be to start with something easy - my first quilt, started about 45 years ago is still unfinished in my closet because I thought that I could do a very hard pattern as I had sewn lots of clothing - but I was wrong.
    Nikki in MO

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I suggest you check out some of Jenny Doan's youtube videos for the Missouri Star Quilt Co. She has great patterns for easy tablerunners to full size quilts.

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    Hey Speedy sounds like the Jelley Roll Race is your quilt!! Quilting will teach you patience. After you rip out the same seam 4 times because it keeps coming out wrong. You will find your "Zone" where nothing else around you matters but getting that row straights and all the seams match up!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Speedy..& welcome. I am sure you will make some beautiful quilts. I have only been quilting myself about 3 years. I am self taught, no classes, just alot of reading and watching tutorials. So if I can learn I KNOW you can. Best wishes on your new endevor. Can't wait to see your first quilt.

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    Hi and welcome from South Louisiana. Everyday is a learning experience for me on this Board.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hello from Oregon..The race is not to the swift. Its to the persistent.

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    Welcome! You'll enjoy it here.


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    Hello Speedy48!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Glad you've joined us!

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    welcome from se TX
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    Hi from Washington

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    Another welcome from Minnesota! How exciting to start the new adventure of quilt making and retirement too. I'm seconding the advice to look at some of Jenny Doan's videos on YouTube, as they'll inspire you.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    No patience! Enjoy the 1/4" seam.

    Welcome from Michigan!
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    Hello and welcome from northern California!
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    Welcome from Arkansas!
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    Welcome from the heart of wine country in Napa Valley, California!
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