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    Hi all, I just invested in a sew-embroider machine by baby lock . I have never done much sewing, but want to start making quilts . I have all the time to devote but no supplies. If you all can let me know where to start it would be great. :roll:

    My store has lots of classes I just took one on making a table runner and napkins that when folded look like a x-mass tree. Now I want a surge machine......

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    Welcome from Iowa.

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    Welcome From New York state! A rotary cutter; reasonably large cutting mat; good, fabric-only shears, and acrylic ruler.

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    Howdy and welcome from Kentucky. I would highly recommend that you keep taking as many classes as possible. I am a newbie as well. I took my first class in July and just fell in love. Since then I have taken like 5 or 6 other classes!! I learn SO much with a teacher and other quilters around. It's amazing how much they teach me and alot of it totally unrelated to the class...like "my machine messed up" everytime I refilled the bobbin....NOT! Wasn't the machine, it was me doing the bobbin wrong. Another student in one of my classes caught it. Also, the folks on here are SOOOO helpful. Good luck!! :D

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    thanks

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    thanks

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    Welcome from just up the road a bit!

    My suggestion is to start small. Don't jump into buying lots of expensive equipment until you see how you like the process of quilting.

    Keep taking classes. Go to http://www.quilterscache.com/ and find a block you want to try out.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :lol:

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    Hello and welcome to the board :D:D:D

    Rotary cutter, mat, rulers, pins, thread, needles and a seam ripper.

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    Hello from WV and welcome to the group
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    Hello, welcome from Minnesota!

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    Welcome, from Massachusetts.

    I am warning You. This messg board is addicting . It will cut into your quilting time if You let it .
    But there are a lot really nice people here. annnnd they have really good sholders to cry on If You happen to need it .,,,, along with really good advice about many things .
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    Welcome to the quilting board and happy quilting!

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    WOW< you do want it all - lol. Welcome from outside Sacramento. I once toyed with the idea of getting an embroidery-sewing machine as well, but then I realized that I either needed to "babysit" the embroidery part or have a second machine to sew on when the embroidery is running, so I opted for a regular machine for now. I hope you find what you are looking for. Test drive as many as you can.

    Have fun.

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