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Thread: New here. I have sewing experience, but am new to quilts

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    New here. I have sewing experience, but am new to quilts

    Hello everyone. I have sewn for kids and household for years, but being a Mom of 6 I haven't had the time or space to quilt but have always wanted to. The nest is almost empty and I now have more than enough of both. My machine is from my Gramma who quilted (an old Singer 401a) and I have a beautiful hand stitched quilt done by my great Gramma in the late 1800s she didn't use a machine for anything. I have always been a bit intimidated but I am going for it. In doing research I have been routed to this site A LOT so here I am looking forward to the adventure.

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    Welcome from Australia. You will become addicted to this board but like the rest of us you won't mind. Ask anything as no question is stupid, just an unknown answer. Happy Quilting.
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    Welcome from Iowa! This site will help you learn a lot. Just remember Rome wasn't conquered in a day. Just start and it will all fall into place.
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    New to the board and quilting myself but I've been watching this board for a couple of months. The people here are so friendly and helpful. I've never seen a rude remark to or about anyone! Don't be shy. For every question on here you will get at least a half dozen answers!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Welcome from the California desert. We all have a good time learning here.
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    I have noticed how nice everyone is too in my wandering around the site. I live in a very small ethnic town and don't know anyone who even sews so it will be nice to have a place to go for all the little questions. Thanks for all the welcomes.

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    Welcome from SC Texas. Happy you joined us and hope you jump into making a quilt soon. I still sew and quilt on my 401A I bought new in 1958. I have a newer Brother with quilting tools, but still love the Singer the best.

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    Welcome from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Will you post a picture of your Grammas' quilt?

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    Welcome aboard from North Carolina...We are ALL addicted to sewing!! Join In....
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    Howdy and welcome, from TX! I found this board, in the same way - looking up info.

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    Hi, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    My Gramma bought this 401A in 1956 and gave it to my Mom. The only other machines I have used are the ones in home ec class. I thought about one of the new fancy ones for a bit but mine has done everything I have asked it to do all these years and I know how to fix and maintain it so I'm sticking with it. I really love everything but the color, in all fairness though it is a better color than the 40 year old olive hand mixer that I still have. I am looking forward to getting started

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    Welcome from Boston! You will find lots of friendly and helpful advice here...I know I have
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    Welcome from the SHO-ME state - Missouri!!! If you can follow a dress pattern you can surely follow a quilt pattern. So, you will be able to make those 6 children lots of quilts in the months/years to come! Save every little scrap too - you never know when they will come in handy.
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    Sewfine it is stored carefully, but once i get the room set up and get it out I would love to share it with you all. My avatar is actually a picture of my Great Gramma Abby Hedges who made the quilt.
    Avatar is Abby Hedges my Great Grandmother taken in the 1890s when she was 17. She is my inspiration for quilting.

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    Hi and welcome from Battle Creek,Michigan!!
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    Hello Marnissa!
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