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    Let me start by asking...does everyone have a real FEAR when they get their first kit...open it up...read all of the instructions...then...panic sets in on cutting that first piece. :cry: I am a Grandmother of 7 wonderful children and want to make a keepsake for each of them. How can a pattern and some beautiful material strike fear in a grown women????

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    That first cut is always the hardest. Welcome from Louisiana!:)

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    I feel your fear. I am new to quilting, have a fear I am going to make a wrong cut and screw up my quilt and not be able to match the fabric.

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    Welcome from mississippi. This is a wonderful board lots of help and great people on here.

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    Welcome from long island.. I have 3 kits. And yes. Fear with each of them. I have made alot of quilts. But the kits do it to me. Just take a few deep breaths and you'll be fine.

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    Hello and welcome from South Carolina. It's the unknown with the kit. They all may me nervous but once you get started you'll wonder, "Why did it take me so long to do this!!!" You'll love the QB and it can become addicting so you will have to monitor yourself or you'll be on it all the time! I love the QB....hope you do too.

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    try it - you'll like it. Welcome from Maine

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    WOW...thank you all so much for making me feel so welcomed. I look forward to all of your ideas, advice, thoughts and stories about your quilting adventures.

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    Hello and welcome from TN. I too fear quilt kits, I have NO trouble doing my own thing but when I have to follow a pattern I too tend to panic. This board is just the greatest place for ideas, support and help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    That first cut is always the hardest. Welcome from Louisiana!:)
    Hey Louisiana :) thank you for the welcome. How long have you been quilting? I have 2 sets of twin grandchildren (boy & girl age 10 & boy & girl age 7) Any ideas on a pattern for the boys? The girls are easy. The kits I ordered for them are from Anna Griffin's collection...but I'm stuck where the boys are concerned. Oh by the way, I'm from the Sunshine state...Florida 8-)

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    Hello Barbara and welcome from Nevada! Love your avatar!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Hello and welcome from TN. I too fear quilt kits, I have NO trouble doing my own thing but when I have to follow a pattern I too tend to panic. This board is just the greatest place for ideas, support and help!!
    Great...I too have no problem with doing my own thing...nice to see I'm not alone in my fear - Look forward to hearing from you...from Florida 8-) ...have a great week-end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeview Quilting
    Hello Barbara and welcome from Nevada! Love your avatar!!!
    Thanks...her name is Mia...I love poodles...I also have a silver & black male named Chief...I guess I'll need to do a lap quilt for them :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madre'
    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeview Quilting
    Hello Barbara and welcome from Nevada! Love your avatar!!!
    Thanks...her name is Mia...I love poodles...I also have a silver & black male named Chief...I guess I'll need to do a lap quilt for them :P
    How old is Ms Mia?? She is just sooooo cute!! No photo of Chief? Oh, yes they need their own quilts for sure.

    We have two very spoiled shih-Tzu's ~ Bouncer & Bubbles...They have their Favorite quilts.

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    welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeview Quilting
    Quote Originally Posted by Madre'
    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeview Quilting
    Hello Barbara and welcome from Nevada! Love your avatar!!!
    Thanks...her name is Mia...I love poodles...I also have a silver & black male named Chief...I guess I'll need to do a lap quilt for them :P
    How old is Ms Mia?? She is just sooooo cute!! No photo of Chief? Oh, yes they need their own quilts for sure.

    We have two very spoiled shih-Tzu's ~ Bouncer & Bubbles...They have their Favorite quilts.
    Mia is now 2 and Chief is 4 - I'll have to down load photos of them. They are never apart...too cute for words. What fabric would be best for their quilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    welcome!
    Thank you...can't wait to get started :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    I feel your fear. I am new to quilting, have a fear I am going to make a wrong cut and screw up my quilt and not be able to match the fabric.
    Thank you Betty...I'm sure I'll be making a lot of wrong cuts...maybe that's where the expression "patch work quilt" came from... :lol:

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    So happy that you are becoming a Grandmother...there's nothing like it...best wishes to you and your family...boy or girl? from Sunshine state...Florida 8-) How many quilts have you made for the baby?

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. It is hard to be fearless at first. Kits limited me because I needed that little bit of extra fabric in case I made a wrong cut, but it actually only happened once. You will be fine and can move forward; read all instructions and start. Please show pics as you progress. This is a great support place to be. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madre'
    Let me start by asking...does everyone have a real FEAR when they get their first kit...open it up...read all of the instructions...then...panic sets in on cutting that first piece. :cry: I am a Grandmother of 7 wonderful children and want to make a keepsake for each of them. How can a pattern and some beautiful material strike fear in a grown women????
    Hello and welcome from SC..And yes, it sure can strike fear..It does to me too..Especially when I have to make the first cut into a beautiful fabric..I am a first time quilter and in the process of making 2 quilts right now..So my fear is still going on :D ..One thing that I have learned from this wonderful group is that a quilt does not have to be perfect, and that with each cut and each stitch we are growing and learning..And that keeps me going..Knowing that if I mess up, someone here can always help me to fix it..

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome from Georgia,

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