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Thread: Hello from lancashire England

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    Smile Hello from lancashire England

    hello,
    just stopping by to introduce myself
    I live in Lancashire by the sea in the UK
    my hubby gave me a lovely red Necchi 200 for Christmas
    as I had said I wanted to get into quilting and applique
    I made a couple of little chook shed primitive applique projects
    about 13 years ago and want to make some more
    plus I have a beautiful granddaughter now who is nearly 3 years old
    I want to make a quilt and things for her
    maybe I will get quite good and even make dresses
    I dont think I would be able to use a machine if there wasnt such things
    as automatic needle threaders!
    but I am willing to give it a try
    even though my eyes are not as good now

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Southern California! Sewing can be rather addictive, especially quilting. So many fun patterns out there are always calling our names.

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    Welcome from Norfolk UK

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    Welcome from NE England. I’m sure your granddaughter will love anything you make for her!

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    Hi Tessynutty, you'll love it here. Great community feeling; always people willing to help.

    There are simple dress patterns out there or just trace around a current basic dress, the fit on small children is very forgiving. Make small projects for her too; drawstring bags, book covers, dolls quilts, bunting, and she'll soon want to sew with you. My seven year old grandson comes for fortnightly lessons now and loves it.

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    Hello and welcome from Oregon! Congratulations on your new machine.
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    Hello from North Carolina! And, welcome to quilting! Enjoy!

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    thanks everyone for such a warm welcome

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    Welcome from the middle of the US - state of Missouri. YES, get a little quilt made as soon as possible. I made my little grandson one when he was little and he loved it to its demise.
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    Welcome from Texas and the quilting world. You will find lots of help from quilters on this board.

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    I enjoy making quilts and gifts and hope you continue to do so.

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    Welcome to the boards. There are several of us here with failing eyesight. Still a lot of quilting we can do even if, as in my case, my best days are behind me. Back in November a friend gave me her used but very nice modern machine -- that automatic threader is great and the machine also has great lighting, it will keep me going for awhile yet.

    My issue is keratoconus, the cornea/front of the eye is very pointy so I have super astigmatisms and no depth perception among other things, basically I'm losing my ability to focus. It's progressive and in my case doesn't appear to want to stop progressing, but even though I wake up completely legally blind I still have contacts that work. I currently have pretty good vision for the first 3 feet around me and it drops off rapidly after that but I have glasses so I can still drive. But 3 feet lets me play on the computer, cook and most importantly -- quilt! The "nice" thing about my form of blindness is I will always have light/dark and large shapes (a brown door in a white wall is a large shape), and colors. On-line I can enlarge print and change brightness levels and such.

    In my quilting I've had to made a lot of adjustments, one is I use neutral but slightly contrasting thread so I have some hope of seeing it well enough to take out stitches if I absolutely have to. I used to be disdainful of what I call "fabric wasteful" techniques, like making triangles by stitching through the diagonal of a square, but nowadays I do a lot of that sort of thing, cutting big and trimming down to size.

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    Welcome to the board. I'm a little further north now, but lived in lancs for years

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