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    My name is Kathy, y'all can call me Katt. I am rather new to the quilting world so I need to know where to start. I am an avid sewer (I actually have an emrodery business on the side & make handbags, diaperbags & such.
    I have made one quilt in my life, many, many years ago just a simple one 6" squares then hand tacked it togother. It last many, many years.
    No I am thinking on trading my emb. machine for a long arm quiliter & getting into quilting instead....any suggestions of where to start with the quilting. I have no clue...need lot of help but i have oodles of fabric from purses & such I need to get used up & I am really interested in making some quilts....HELP!!!!where to start! ;)

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    Welcome Katt!! I would not invest in a longarm until you get a few small quilts under your belt. Maybe start with wall hanging size, doll size, pot holders, placemats, etc. Or quilted bags. Then move on to lap quilts (that's as big as I've done so far).

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    ok, I appreciate that greatly but do I do them by hand or machine?

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    Personally I only piece by hand on a regular sewing machine.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Howdy
    and welcome from Corbin, Ky

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    Hi from Ohio!

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    Welcome from southeast PA!

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    Welcome from Central Indiana!

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    Hello from mid-TN :-)

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    welcome!

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    Welcome from Ohio!

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    Check for classes at your local quilt shop (usually abbreviated as LQS), check to see if your area has a quilt guild, go to the library and look for books on beginning quilting.
    If you really want to start right and become a good quilter Harriet and Carrie Hargrave have started a series of books entitled Quilter's Academy. It starts from the basics and you build your skills like stepping stones. It is very thorough and will save you from mistakes.

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    Hi and welcome from Manitoba.

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    Welcome Katt, Nice to meet you, enjoy your time here.

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    Welcome from Michigan.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    welcome from so mo

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    Welcome from the Tall Pines of Walker County Texas, Katt.

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    Hi Katt, welcome from Minnesota!

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    Howdy and Welcome from Kentucky!

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    Hello and welcome from Germany!

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    Hi, what part of Ky, I'm in Corbin (southeastern). Nice to meet you!

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