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Thread: Hello from Alabama

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    Hello from Alabama

    I retired and decided at this late stage in my life to take up quilting (about a month ago). After, I purchased a sewing machine, I had to learn how to operate it. I started out watching videos on Youtube and like the ones from the Mo Quilting Co. My first project were those kitchen towels attached to potholders.
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    Not exactly a quilt, but it is my first. Then I decided to make a lap quilt, but I did not cut the squares. I got those on ebay all ready cut, but I did cut the binding. I machine quilted this one. Name:  _MG_1463.jpg
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    I did the sew in the ditch quilting, so it is just big squares on the back. Attempting another lap quilt, but I cut the squares. Each time I do something a bit harder. Eventually, I will get there.

    Also, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. And Happy Day to those who do not.

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    Merry Christmas, happy quilting you are right you will get there as you seem determined and willing to learn each and every step. Welcome to the board from Adrian, MI

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    Welcome from Louisiana. I hope you find the Quilting Board helpful. It keeps me in trouble 'cause I keep finding more quilts I want to make. Happiness is sewing/quilting some everyday Enjoy your retirement!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome and Merry Chrismas from Quebec city
    I too, took up quilting when I retired. I am not very productive and my goal is to learn and to have fun, not to make quilts for every one. I wish you many hours of joy and at time, frustration but I am sure your will get over the frustration as you seem very determined.

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    Well, you did just fine, and you'll soon be quilting up a storm. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, also to the members of the board.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Great first projects and I love Jenny's tutorials from the Missouri Star Quilt co. too.

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    Hello and welcome from the UK.

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from NE Ohio and Merry Christmas.

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    Welcome from Ireland
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    welcome from se TX
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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello and welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Your projects are beautiful. Love how you combine the forest fabric.

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    Hello and Happy New Year to you!
    Looks like you are well on your way with your projects!
    They looks great!

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    Welcome to the QB from North Carolina . Glad you could join us. Great towels, and quilt....it really does get easier as you go along. Keep up the great work.

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    Hi and welcome from So. Oklahoma!

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    ​Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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