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    Hello from Minnesota!

    Hi, I'm from Minnesota. I'm brand new to quilting. I'm working on my very first quilt, so any tips on how to start would be very much appreciated! I started cross stitching recently, and I fell in love with it, so I thought I would also branch out to quilting. I'm hoping to find lots of great information and fellow quilters here!

    -Betsy

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    Welcome. There are quite a few members here from in and around the Cities. And there's lots of help available. We love share our addiction.
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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hello Betsy, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi, Betsy! Welcome from coastal central Florida. You need to learn to use the Search function - then you can find just about anything. YouTube is a great resource. You might want to try the free Craftsy (www.craftsy.com) Block of the Month (BOM) - just start at the beginning and catch up as you can.
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    Welcome! Start with a smaller quilted project so you won't become discouraged. How about a pillow top, table runner or small wall hanging? Look for patterns on line.


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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from New Hampshire

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    welcome from se TX
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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas! I learned to sew, as a child, but when I started quilting, I did mostly smaller craft items (tree skirt, etc.), to get the feel of the technique. I also made lots of different blocks (just something I enjoy). By starting small, you can learn the art, without feeling overwhelmed; it's also easy to just start over, if something goes crazy and ends up completely lop-sided . . . not that I'm admitting anything! Just get some pretty but inexpensive fabric and have fun! Start simple and learn as you go.

    BTW, I'm still in the "learning" phase, with quilting . . . but having a blast! My work is far from perfect but no one is judging.
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    Hi Betsy and welcome from Kentucky!
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    Welcome from Eagan Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hello and welcome from New York!
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    Hi Betsy, welcome from northern California! You have come to the right place. There is lots of help available and lots of friendly quilters!
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    Welcome from Medicine Lake Minnesota!
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    Welcome, from Owatonna. Lots of fun going on here.

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    Welcome from Blue Earth Minnesota!! I live to get away to the cities once in a awhile! Have some favorite quilt shops I like up there.

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    Welcome from Oregon. Remember we see with 1/4" seams. And there are so many shortcuts available. You might want to get a beginners book on quilting.
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    Hello Betsy!
    Welcome from Inver Grove Heights, MN!!
    Glad you've joined us!

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    big hello wave from Texas

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    ​Welcome from North Carolina.

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    I'm in Northfield... not too far from you--unless you are way up in Anoka County!
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    Welcome from North Dakota. So many places to look for inspiration, so little time. You will get overwhelmed before long, wanting to try so many patterns. Happy sewing.
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