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    Hi all

    I'm from SoCal. Live here with my husband, our cat Bob, and our 21 yo Grand-son. For some reason I can't explain I suddenly wanted to make a quilt for our first Great Grand baby so my husband bought me a Pfaff Smarter 260c. I didn't want one of the complicated computerized models, the Smarter seemed perfect. I did make the baby quilt, it turned out great. I then did a quilt-along with Melanie Ham. That one turned out great too. I'm still working on cutting straight lines and although, my husband keeps telling me to measure twice and cut once, I still have issues.
    This site is a wealth of information, I just have to remember to come here.

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada

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    elcome aboard from the middle of tlhe USA. Kansas. Are you using a rotary cutter? delighted you are doing well

    with the first attempts.
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    Welcome.

    If you buy (and use) a rotary cutter, quilter's ruler (about 3/16 inch thick), and a cutting mat - that might help with cutting straight lines.

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    Welcome to the board and to quilting. Cutting and sewing straight lines is the most of what we do and requires hand/eye coordination along with other small muscle skills. Always looks so easy from the outside, but mastering that 1/4" seam or scant 1/4" and being consistent is a great help. It's not much fun... but once it becomes habit, you are good to go. I call it driving practice.
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    A warm welcome from Southern Indiana! Don't worry...your quilts will be great...and we would love to see them!
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    Welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome and fair warning: quilting can be addictive to some people!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from South Louisiana.
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    Welcome from Alberta, Canada. Feel free to post pictures - we love to see them.
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    Welcome from Colorado. I am fairly new to the site and quilting. Just recently completed my first quilt and getting ready to move to the next one.

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    Welcome from Ohio!

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