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Thread: Hello from Scotland!

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    Hello from Scotland!

    Hello everyone!

    I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I've been quilting for about 3 years. My first ever project was a quilt for my brother's wedding present, so I was nothing if not ambitious! The quilt turned out great, although the wedding never happened, but at least he's nice and cosy

    I have mostly used jelly rolls and layer cakes so far, but I went to a quilt show yesterday and came home with loads of fat quarters. I'm currently teetering on the edge of making things up for myself, rather than following patterns - does anyone have any suggestions for remaining calm in the face of a mountain of fabric???

    Happy quilting, folks!

    Lindsay

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    Hi and welcome from Quebec city, Canada. I had to laugh, you are so right when you say "remaining calm in the face of a mountain of fabric???"
    I can tell you how I started and I have just finished piecing my third quilt. I started about 6 years ago and I am a slow quilter. I do not like to follow pattern either because I am afraid I will get bored. So I start with block patterns and I change as the piecing progress..
    A site that I like is http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

    and my beginning is :http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ol-t98259.html

    Have fun!

    we were in Edinburgh for a week in 2010. Really enjoyed our stay!

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    Welcome to the board, Lindsay, from the friendly State of Alabama.

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    Hi from Connellsville Pennsylvania
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    Welcome to the board! I spent two weeks in Edinburgh a few years ago for work and loved it! We did all the 'tourist-y' things like touring the castle and Edinburgh Underground.
    I am just starting to quilt myself. I would love to have a mountain of fabric! The quilters cache board (linked above) is a very good place to look for patterns. I like that they have links to completed blocks or quilts for each pattern so it is easier for me to visualize the finished product.

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    Hello there, my grand-parents came from Edinburgh and I lived and worked in Scotland until a few years ago, I now live on the Isle of Anglesey. As a side thought if you ever need parts or your machine sorted out do go and see David at David Drummond's, Haymarket Terrace, he is a love and so helpful.

    As far as your stack of fabrics is concerned don't worry about it, it's not costing you any rent sitting there but will give you inspiration for loads of lovely quilts to come. Quilters cache is great but there are so many lovely patterns, for free out there that I would try a few of those before trying to make up your own, which can be filled with so many pitfalls.

    Here are just a few of some really useful links, happy quilting.

    http://www.allcrafts.net/quilting.htm#freeprojects

    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/

    This one is great for your layer cakes and FQs: http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/free_patterns

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    Hello there, my grand-parents came from Edinburgh and I lived and worked in Scotland until a few years ago, I now live on the Isle of Anglesey. As a side thought if you ever need parts or your machine sorted out do go and see David at David Drummond's, Haymarket Terrace, he is a love and so helpful.

    As far as your stack of fabrics is concerned don't worry about it, it's not costing you any rent sitting there but will give you inspiration for loads of lovely quilts to come. Quilters cache is great but there are so many lovely patterns, for free out there that I would try a few of those before trying to make up your own, which can be filled with so many pitfalls.

    Here are just a few of some really useful links, happy quilting.

    http://www.allcrafts.net/quilting.htm#freeprojects

    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/

    This one is great for your layer cakes and FQs: http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/free_patterns

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome from Massachusetts! Happy quilting I agree with the others who posted the sites above. A good start.

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    Welcome from Washington State... way out in the West!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Good morning Lindsay. Welcome from NE Ohio, USA. Can't help with tampering your excitement. I've been sewing for 40 plus years and still get excited over fabric. Good luck.

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    welcome from se Texas
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    Welcome from SC Texas. So happy to have you with us.

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    Hello Lindsay, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here!
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hello everyone! Lovely to hear from so many people, and equally lovely to hear that people have visited and loved Edinburgh - it certainly is spectacular, particularly on days like today when the sun is shining.

    Linda from Washington - whereabouts are you? I spent a year in WA when I was a teenager, not far from Centralia.

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    Welcome from a fellow Scotswoman.! My husband and I live in Oregon.

    My Dad's family is from Scotland. I will have to ask my sister exactly where. She went to Scotland last year on a business trip and her boss took her on a sight seeing trip of where are ancestors came from.
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    Welcome from Alaska! You'll greatly enjoy this group!

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    Welcome! You've found the right place :-)
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    Hello and welcome! I am also new here and send greetings from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Do not worry about all the new fabric, it never gets lonely. It calls us to create, so listen carefully and have lots of fun!

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