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    New to quilting

    Hi,

    I am Amy and I live in TN. I have never sewn much. It's not that I don't know how; it's that I just don't seem to get it right. My daughter is expecting our first grandchild in July so I would like to make her something. I tend to see beautiful projects in my mind but getting them out of my hands is a whole different story!! I need all the pointers and tips you guys can give.

    Thanks!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. My quilts aways look better in my head than I can produce. It's okay because it is the creative process I enjoy. My advice is measure and cut accurately with your rotary cutter and ruler. Sew accurately with your 1/4inch seams and measure your units and to make sure they are correct before assembling your top. A good resource is the tutorials done by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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    Welcome Amy and congrats on the new baby coming your way. Yes, take your time to cut properly and sew slowly so your seams are consistent.
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    Welcome from S CA!!!

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    Hi Cherie, Welcome from North Carolina!
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    Hi Amy, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here. It is a great place to get help from exoerienced quilters!
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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hi Amy and welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Vermont. Eons ago I lived in Tennesee. I have the same problem that things don't go quit right, but I keep learning from this friendly board and things improve.

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    Hello, Amy---from Mississippi! And congrats on the grandbaby!
    I made this for my first quilt--http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2010/07...rip-quilt.html--and it was super easy to sew and quilt.

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    Welcome from PA. If you have basic sewing skills, putting a simple quilt together should be doable. Look for a simple pattern on line, magazine, library or local quilt shop. Rail Fence is quick and easy for a first quilt in a baby size.
    Good luck and learn to post pictures for show and tell on your progress.

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    welcome from se TX
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    Hi Amy!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    You'll have lots of ideas as soon as that 1st grandchild arrives!!

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    Welcome from Texas!

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    Welcome from SW Ontario, Canada. Take your time to measure and cut and make sure you have a 1/4" seam allowance. Good luck

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    Hi, Amy, you'll have a lot of fun. My grandchildren's quilts were simple, brightly coloured and despite holdups all got to them before they started school (!) So my advice is take it easy, enjoy the process, the baby won't be critical and the mum will think you're soooo nice to do it all. Buying at a friendly quilt shop is better than a big chain store for your first few quilts because if they're good people they'll understand and want you to succeed and their fabric is a bit more trustworthy for beginner quilters.

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    Me again, Amy. Just wanted to ask, as a non-American, where is NT? (Here it would stand for Northern territory).

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    Hi from NC. I'm glad you're here.
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    Hello and welcome from Kentucky!
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    Amy do you have a quilt store close by? If so most of the time they are quite helpful getting you started. Welcome to the board from Adrian, MI

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    Hi and Welcome from Jacksonville NC!

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    Welcome, you have come to the right place. From what I have seen on the board you can get expert advice and much encouragement. All you have to do is ask.

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    Welcome to the quilting board, from NC!
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