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Old 08-27-2018, 09:39 AM
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Hi everyone! New here-I found out about this forum via Pinterest. I had researched a snowman quilt to make for my mom this Christmas and found people talking about the pattern on this forum, so I thought I'd join.

I'm 35 with a husband, preschooler, and a house full of pets. I've knitted and done no-sew projects, but I've never made a quilt before. Looking forward to doing it this holiday season and over the long winter here.

Can't wait to learn more! I don't have a sewing machine yet, so I guess that should be an investment I make early on, huh?
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:41 AM
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:49 AM
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:11 AM
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Welcome from Tennessee and a former Wisconsinite. A sewing machine would be handy but you could piece by hand if you preferred
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:25 AM
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Welcome from Oklahoma. Have fun doing your research on a machine.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:21 PM
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Hi and Welcome from North Carolina! You've come to the right place for all kinds of quilting answers to questions.

Yes, a sewing machine will be most helpful. To start, I have found that one does not need a fancy (expensive) electronic machine. I had one of those fancy ones, and went back to a very inexpensive mechanical heavy duty Singer from Walmart. It does everything I need for it to do. Until you become familiar with quilting, I would suggest that you start this way. Later, if you find that you need an electronic one, you can use the mechanical as a backup or a travel machine. IMHO.

Enjoy your quilting!! It's a great hobby!!

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Old 08-28-2018, 02:10 PM
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Welcome to the board! You can find a sewing machine in any price range. You could do it all by hand but it's a lot easier if you have a machine.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:37 PM
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Hello and welcome! Perhaps even a vintage machine might interest you. You can learn to service them yourself, and they sew a great straight stitch. All-metal, or close to it.
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