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Thread: Hello from a 75 year od beginner quilter

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    hi, i'm gramma corinne. there was already a corinne, so i had to make a change. one of my grand-daughters asked me if i would make her a quilt about 10 months ago, naturally i said yes. due to illnss it has been poseponed. i'm ready to tackle it now, i think. but first i need to make her a baby boy one for matthew , who is due november 28. i have done almost every craft i've ever seen, at least once. i started sewing on my grammas' treadle machine at 3 or 4 hemming sugar sacks to make work-handkerchiefs for my granpa, and i've been sewing ever since. i love sewing, BUT, i have never made a quilt. any suggestions will be appreciated. this is great-grand #8, #9 due dec.5th. thank you for tolerating my long-windiness. i can't wait to get started.
    corinne

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    Welcome to the group from West Virginia.

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    Hello and welcome from the UK. I came late to quilting too...aged 63. Also remember sewing with my grandma. There is lots of friendly help and support here for us newbies and I'm sure that you will get pleny of suggestions for patterns. How lovely to have grandchildren to sew for.

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    Howdy, Welcome from Porter Ok. Glad you could join us. No such thing as to old or to young on this board. Go for it your kids will love & cherish it because it came form you with Love.

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    Welcome from Louisiana! It sound like you will fit right in:)
    Click on this link....http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....=true&s=5&s=10

    I did a search on this board. Lots of information and ideas.
    My suggestions for a first quilt is a 9 patch, rail fence, 4 patch. (there are many others that will work). Enjoy the process:)

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    Welcome from Alabama. You will find lots of great ideas and tips here.

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    thank you my hubby is from w.v. he grew up in cabin creek.

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    Welcome from Indiana! This board will help you along your way! Don't be afraid to ask questions or just vent, someone is always here to listen and help!!!!

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    Hello frpm Texas

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    thanks for the help. for some reason this project has me a bit nervous. usually the first project i select is an advanced one, guess i have to show myself that i have THE touch. and i cant even find the nerve to select the fabric!!!!! ty again

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    Welcome Gramma Corinne,

    Love your attitude that it's never too late to learn something new. I began quilting about 12 years ago in my early 60's and love it - especially since it means I can make special gifts for family and friends. Latest project is to make twin to full size quilts for my older grandkids. Two made and delivered so far and 3 more in the works. Have to put them aside right now as I must make a blue quilt for my just born first great grandson. Did make a small generic one for the baby shower but now a larger boy one is on the top of my To Do List. May in Jersey

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    Welcome from Louisiana!

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    Hi Corinne, welcome to the board! You are in for a wonderful ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Be sure to post pics- we love them! :D

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    thank you

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    thank you, i have 27 grand-children and waiting for the arrival of numbers 8 and 9 greats.
    corinne

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    Where are you from? Why are you hiding? I started my addiction to quilting at an older age also even though I had piddled some along the way but really knew nothing about the supplies and advice available. Sure helps. Good Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramma Corinne
    hi, i'm gramma corinne. there was already a corinne, so i had to make a change. one of my grand-daughters asked me if i would make her a quilt about 10 months ago, naturally i said yes. due to illnss it has been poseponed. i'm ready to tackle it now, i think. but first i need to make her a baby boy one for matthew , who is due november 28. i have done almost every craft i've ever seen, at least once. i started sewing on my grammas' treadle machine at 3 or 4 hemming sugar sacks to make work-handkerchiefs for my granpa, and i've been sewing ever since. i love sewing, BUT, i have never made a quilt. any suggestions will be appreciated. this is great-grand #8, #9 due dec.5th. thank you for tolerating my long-windiness. i can't wait to get started.
    corinne

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    Welcome from Kansas

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    A Warm welcome from New York. Lots of information online for free patterns such as a nine patch, rail fence to get you started. Go to the "search" button and type in these titles to view pictures. Congrats on #9 great grandbaby.

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    The 1st one I started with was a rag quilt because it is finished when you are done sewing it together. You can purchase some very nice flannel for both sides. Just do some planning. Like do you have rotary cutter? Do you have a square ruler? Set your machine up for sewing large things. machine on a table with another table to your left in an L shape. It will help when you have to push a big quilt thru a little machine.

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    Hi and welcome from Colorado!

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    :::Waving HI to Gramma:::: from the Arkansas Ozarks

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    Hi Corinne,
    welcome from Ohio!

    I got a feeling that you will be doing quilts more than once. :P

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    You will love all the help you get here. I am 73 and just started learning the "right" way to make quilts 2 years ago with a quilt class at our senior center.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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