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    Introducing Myself

    Hello my name is Peggy; I'm currently new to quilting, and thought I'd come by and see what I can learn from the forum. I have only quilted 2 table runners; and both were way off in measurements; what is it that I'm doing wrong--measuring or cutting?

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    Welcome from Texas. As with wood working, measure twice and cut once. Quilting is pretty exact in the measuring, cutting and sewing the quarter inch seam. I found this quite different than dress making. Practice helps a lot so keep at it and you will find your way. This board will give you lots of help!
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    Thank you Linda; I do plan to practice. I thought I'd use old flat sheets or pillowcases to make a "fake" table runner. The one I made last, I asked if I can take it apart and "re-sew" it again. Maybe if I go back and cut all the blocks to the smallest block. Are there any websites or particular tutorials to recommend?

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    Welcome from WI and another Peggy.

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    Hello "another" Peggy; I'm another grandma too! Nice to meet you!

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    Hello from a fellow newbie. This board is full of tips and wonderful help. There's a whole section on Tutorials, and if you use the search bar on top of the forum if you are looking for a specific thing; such as binding, borders, piecing, etc it's alot easier to find rather than just looking post by post. Also, if you have particular questions, ask the board--they are AWESOME and extremely helpful!

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    Hello and welcome from southeastern Oklahoma. Peggy, I'm sorry I can't answer your questions, but if do a search on this board, you will probably find your answers. I'm sure that someone will come along and answer your questions.
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    Hi Peggy and welcome, waving from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    welcome from se TX -- keep at it!
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Sew with a consistent 1/4 inch seams and buy a acrylic square ruler. Square up your projects as you construct them to avoid problems later.

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    Hello Peggy, welcome from Oklahoma!
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    Welcome from WI Peggy! I have learned SO much on this board. m

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    Welcome from sc Texas.You can learn a lot from the talented quilters here, they are always ready to answer your questions. I hope you enjoy it here and learn a lot.

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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Wisconsin
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    Waving Hello from North Dakota. Keep at it - it gets easier.

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    Hi Peggy, welcome from northern California!
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    welcome from N. Oklahoma

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    Welcome Peggy to a fun site!


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    Hello Peggy!
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