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Thread: Hello! I have two handicaps. I'm new to this and I'm male.

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    Senior Member OLDNTATTED's Avatar
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    My doctor was sending me to a physcal therapest for the OA in my hands. He said that I will never get rid of it, and to use what I do have or that could get worse as well. So I thought why am I giving him my time and money, with nothing to show for it. So I baught a sewing machine. If I spend the same ammount of time on this, as I did with him I will at least have something to show for it (quilt, wall hanging, and so on). So I am open to any suggestions. I will appologize now for my bad typing and spelling, after all I'm a man remember. RRR (as the toolman would say)

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    Rock ON! Good for you!!! You'll find a few men around here..... and lots and lots of super nice women too :)

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    Senior Member OLDNTATTED's Avatar
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    Thanks I feel loved already.

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    I'm sure you'll find you'll get plenty of love around here!

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    Hello, and welcome from Missouri.
    Have you started anything yet? There are lots of ideas here, just look at the pictures section. This is a great way to use your time, AND have something to show for it!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. There are a few other guys here.

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    I've made a quilts for my 3yr old grandson (3), my daughter (1) and some of the wall hanging from the Learn to Quilt Kits. I would like to learn to do freemotion quilting.
    To do some of the artquilts like painting.

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    :lol: Welcome from eastern Iowa. (I don't think either of those are handicaps.) Everyone has to start somewhere, and lots of guys quilt/sew. I even know of a guy that crochets better than any woman I've ever seen....and he knits!!! He says his next project is to learn quilting. I told him to go for it and that his creations, (if they are anything like his yarn work) will be stunning. (He has lots of time, he is retired now.)
    Can't wait to see pics of some of your works. :D

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    Welcome from Central Pa. Start small and easy. a basic nine patch will be a good place to start. Color selection is my biggest challange. Spend some time in a fabric store. Have you ever sewn before?

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    Yes. I have allways fixed my own tears and even made my first set of chaps by useing a old pair of jeans as a template. I do have some pics of my first works if I can figer out how to post them.

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    I guess when you ask you receive.

    spiderman for my grandson
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    quilt for my daughter
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    Welcome to the board, We also have other men on this site. Enjoy!

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    Cool!! Another man that quilts! Do you cook and do windows too? ;-) Welcome! :thumbup:

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    Your quilts are fantastic!!!!

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    After 25 yrs of marrage,
    if I didn't cook I'd go hungry.
    and with the last name of (Glass)
    I don't do windows. Ha! Ha!

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    Hello, and welcome from another man quilter! Rock on!

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    Welcome, and you will get lots of help here. I have had the light bulb go off many times.

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    Welcome to this great board. Glad to have you and look forward to hearing more from you! There are lots of great tips here, as well as support. You'll love it. :-D

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    Welcome! Love your quilts.

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    Welcome! I love the web detail in the corner of the Spiderman quilt. Very clever.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!! Your quilts look great. So glad to have another man on board, we have several really talented men here and we really appreciate them!!!

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    Wecome aboard from Missouri.

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    Welcome from central Alabama. What a great start you have. The little spiderweb in the corner is great.

    I have arthritis in my hands, too. I find hand applique hard to do, but if I don't get in a hurry it is possible.

    Have you checked out the Missouri Star Quilt videos? They have some wonderful techniques that make some interesting quilts.

    http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com...tube-quilting/

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    Welcome, from Southern California. Always glad to see another Man Quilter. :lol:

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    Welcome! We love men here - LOL! Your quilts are cute. Everyone is so nice and helpful here. You will always get an answer to a question!

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