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Hello From Seattle (Ballard), Washington

Old 03-09-2009, 11:05 AM
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I am new to the quilting world. I am 26, and bought myself a sewing machine last year to get back into sewing. I was taught to sew at the age of 8 by my great-grandmother but quit sewing around age 12. I having been sewing small things the past year like a set of 8 place mats for my mom who recently bought a new house and wanted a set to match her new kitchen. I also made myself a large square place mat to go in the center of my table. I have just been sewing the basic stuff...hemming pants etc. I have always wanted to quilt, but I don't even have a clue where to start!!! I have all the tools, and I even have some fabric bought that I want to use for a quilt. Now I just need to figure out where to start!! If anyone has any suggestions for a SUPER EASY beginners quilt, I would be thrilled to hear them!

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:19 AM
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Welcome from Washington state. You will love this site. I would suggest going to your LQS and ask what they have to offer in the way of either classes or a book. I learned with a Quilt in a Day, Elenor Burns book because there were no teachers nearby. It took longer than a day but it got me started.There are so many easy patterns,one of the gals will come up with one for you.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:28 AM
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Welcome, Leona, from central part of Indiana. I PM'd you, check it out. :D
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:49 AM
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Welcome Leona - you'll get lots of ideas here! For a fist quilt I'd suggest a four-patch, maybe with alternate squares of a favourite fabric. And start small - a lap or crib size so you finish it quick and it gives you a sense of achievement!

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:51 AM
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Welcome from Southern California. Another easy pattern to start with is "Yellow Brick Road" It is a fat quarter pattern and goes together really fast and easy. There are lots of great beginner patterns. I'm sure that lots of folks here will give you great suggestions.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:59 AM
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Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!

Another quick and easy quilt is "Turning Twenty". (Uses 20 fat quarters.)
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:45 PM
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Welcome from NY state :D
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:49 PM
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Hello there & Welcome, once again, from Washington state!! :D I just know you are going to love this quilting site & all of the people who post here. Stay in touch!! :D :D :D
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:04 PM
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Thank you everyone for your messages and the great advice!! I am going to look into all of your suggestions. It just started snowing like crazy downtown Seattle where I work, so I am going to position myself in front of the sewing machine when I get home and pretend I am somewhere warm : )
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:25 PM
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Hi and welcome from Mass.
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