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Thread: Hello from a 75 year od beginner quilter

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    If I were just beginning, I would start with a small rectangular piece on the color of your choice, and simply start sewing top,bottom,side and side with strips of coordinating fabrics...what ever you like it's easy, fun, and you see results fast! The best part, is you can stop as small or large as you like!
    Oh the name if this technique is "log cabin"...you can also make blocks, starting with a square for the center I might use 2"x2" when do as above ... When you have enough blocks, lay them out on your bed, for placement, (just to see if you like the looks of it), sew the blocks together (usually I do an odd # across and an even # down,ie3 across and 4 down baby quilt. Of course you can pit dashing in between the blocks to widen and lengthen anything! Just remember that you should make ALL the blocks before you begin sewing them together, because the very last thing you want is to HAVE to make another two or three or four or more blocks! (sadly, I have done this! Not too fun, but can't quit now)!!! Hope this helps you! Happy Quilting!
    Mary Jo

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    Welcome from another grandmother over here in Norway!
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    Hello from another 75 yr old Grandma

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    Hi Corrine , welcome from Massachusetts. Gather your supplies and jump right in the water is terrific. You will do great. There is lots of support here on the board, if you get stuck or have any questions, someone will be able to help you out. Good luck and most of all have fun!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma.

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    Hi from Las Vegas. Welcome. I too am a fairly newbie to quilting and am 76 and will be 77 in Oct. Never to late for us old gals to learn a new trick or two!! I agree that a nine patch or a four patch would probably be the easiest to start with. There are some great tutorials on https://www.youtube.com]https://www.youtube.com[/url] for beginners and you will find a wealth of support here on the board.

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    Hello ... Welcome from WNC

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    Go to a local quilt shop or senior center(most have quilt lessons) and see if you can find a beginners class, A couple lessons should put you on the right track.

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    Welcome from Georgia! I've been quilting for years but learn more every time I come to this board. There are a lot of great quilters here with lots of great information.

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    Welcome from NC. You can do it!!!!!!

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    Welcome! I know you will have fun and you will get lots of help here.

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    Welcome. My older daughter's name is Corinne (spelled the same) which is a faily uncommon name with that spelling. I am 76. Have been quilting off and on for a number of years, but still consider myself a beginner. We're never too old to learn something new. Just start with something simple and work up.

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    Wow! Big family. I only have 11 grandchildren and 3 great grand children. Love them all. Glad you have joined and hope to see some of the quilts you make. Welcome from North Texas

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    Welcome from South Florida. It is never to late to learn a new craft. I am brand new to quilting at age 70 and the people from all over the country and outside of the USA are all willing to help whoever needs it. Just ask some questions and you will definitely get the answers. Try going on our Live Chat in the evening and you will get to meet some fantastic quilters from all over the world, who make each other laugh, we talk about everything and anything and do get around to quilt talking sometimes. It is a most enjoyable way to spend some time and get answers to whatever you need to know.

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    Hello from Henderson, NV and welcome. I love getting ideas from the board!

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    Hi and welcome to the board from So. Calif.

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    Hi and welcome from Ft. Myers, FL. Happy quilting

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    Welcome! You'll do just fine as you're not afraid to try new things. Can't wait to see your first quilt all finished and ready to gift!

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    Hello and welcome from Little Sue in Myakka City Fl.

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    Welcome to the board!
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