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Thread: Hello from Australia

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    Question Hello from Australia

    Hello. I am new to quilting. Just finished piecing and sandwiching my first quilt (55" x 45") which was a bit large for a first one but I like to jump into things. Pretty happy with it so far. If I stand right back, squint and hold my head to the left I can barely see the points that don't match, and if I get up close I can find a few that actually did. I can only get better from here. Plus my math skills are getting a workout converting inches and yards to metric and then back again.
    I was wondering if anyone else on here from was from Australia too? And if they know where I can get some bicycle clips to hold my quilt when I put it in my home machine to quilt. I can get them overseas but the postage is a killer. Is eBay my best bet? Any particular type best? Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    We hear you are having a heat wave. Stay safe and keep making quilts. Welcome.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! There are several folks on the QB from Australia. Just wait a few minutes. You'll hear from them!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Waving hello from Maryland.

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    Welcome from NE Ohio, USA.

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    Welcome from Texas. Don't forget to show us a picture of your first quilt when it is finished. We love, love, love pictures here.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Glad to have you here. We have a lot of members in Australia.
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    Welcome aboard. We do have a few Down Under folks here and there is a very vibrant community of quilters in Australia. The beauty of the internet is we can all be together despite time zones and distance.

    Many years ago one of the first people I met in real life that I first met online was a quilter from Australia. You just never know where your travels may take you!

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    Welcome from South Louisiana in the USA. Quilting is all about learning new skills and making pretty things. Have fun. Please post a picture of your first project when you can.
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    Welcome from Maine. Hope to see pictures of your quilt when it is done.
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    Welcome to the Quilting Board from Arizona! You will find a wealth of information and ideas here I'm sure!

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    Yes welcome from Texas. and yes we have some members from Australia and beyond. You will enjoy this forum a lot. come visit every day!

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    Welcome from Dallas Texas area. We love to see quilts or any project that people make.

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    Welcome from central Wisconsin!!!

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    Hello from NE UK. Well done on your first quilt. I've seen speakers's quilts at our guild days that have lost some points, so you shouldn't give it a second thought.

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