Hi from Texas

Old 11-15-2020, 01:50 PM
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Hi everyone! I'm new to quilting and look forward to chiming in on the boards from time to time and to ask LOTS of questions. Lol.

Although I am new to quilting, I learned to sew over 50 years ago when I was very young. I've sewn clothes mostly, but I've also sewn lots of things for the home too. I used to do embroidery and look forward to picking back up with that too. I still have a full time job but look forward to retirement when I can spend more time sewing.

I tried to attach a pic of the quilt i am working on now. The additional designs are just pinned on. I think I am going to do them with embroidery but haven't completely decided yet.
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharongn View Post
Hi everyone! I'm new to quilting and look forward to chiming in on the boards from time to time and to ask LOTS of questions. Lol.

Although I am new to quilting, I learned to sew over 50 years ago when I was very young. I've sewn clothes mostly, but I've also sewn lots of things for the home too. I used to do embroidery and look forward to picking back up with that too. I still have a full time job but look forward to retirement when I can spend more time sewing.

I tried to attach a pic of the quilt i am working on now. The additional designs are just pinned on. I think I am going to do them with embroidery but haven't completely decided yet.
This may be a slightly better pic.

Btw, I am going to add the dark brown as a border and bind with the same fabric.
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Old 11-15-2020, 02:55 PM
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Welcome Sharon. Your project is looking very good. Being at home soon will definitely give you more sewing time. Make good use of it. Enjoy the forum!! I just got on again. Updates create havoc at times and i was out for months.
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Welcome aboard, Sharon. That's a lovely top with or without the accents. I think the dark binding would be perfect.

Sewing skills are quilting skills, but it can take time to get used to that 1/4" seam allowance. Maybe not as hard these days as before sergers as home options, but when I started sewing as a child, it looked impossibly tiny next to a garment seam.

And kudos for being able to post pictures, we do love the pictures

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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Looking lovely!
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:48 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Sharon! I, too, started sewing making clothes on my mom's old Singer 301. I still make clothes and also quilts. And, I still use the 301 for pieicing. I'm also picking up embroidery after many years of not doing any. I've discovered an awesome site for learning new stitches and getting ideas. It's Pintangle.com

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Originally Posted by Quiltwoman44 View Post
Welcome Sharon. Your project is looking very good. Being at home soon will definitely give you more sewing time. Make good use of it. Enjoy the forum!! I just got on again. Updates create havoc at times and i was out for months.
Thank you for your welcome! Nice meeting you Quiltwoman. I do look forward to hanging out here.
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Hi Iceblossom. Cute name! Thanks for your welcome to the board. Yes, these 1/4" seams look too small. Lol. I'm very grateful to my 1/4" foot. Lol
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