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    Noob from NH checking in

    I just found this board, and think I'll hang my hat here a while since this seems like a nice "busy" board!

    I'm not new to sewing, but still consider myself a 'novice' in the arena (have sewn 'easy' clothing patterns, and craft patterns, but shy away from difficult fabrics and patterns). I am totally new to quilting- so new that I had to bookmark a "Quilting Glossary of Terms" recently to figure out what "squaring up" and "FQ" meant. I'm pretty sure I never entirely knew how to regulate the tension on my 25+ y/o Kenmore 385 machine that I bought when I graduated HS, and half the time, I can't tell which side of the fabric is the right side (no, I'm not a complete moron, but it CAN be difficult with certain fabrics- unless there's a trick to recognizing it that I don't yet know about!)

    I floundered my way through a quilt for a friend recently (one of those "this is meant to be viewed from a distance" varieties), and although it came out "ok," I prefer to know what I'm doing, so I went out and bought a new pair of scissors (OMG they cut like BUTTER!), a smallish cutting mat, and a few other essentials. I'm sending my machine in for a tune-up this week.

    I was most impressed recently with some YouTube videos on the nifty techniques that quilters use in 2012: quilting as you go, a really cool curved tying needle, and some other neat tricks. I am not out to build masterpieces or anything real intricate, and I have NO time or desire to hand-stitch (although I admire those who do!). I'm just looking to make pretty quilts to give away/make for fun.

    Anyway, enough blather about all that; suffice it to say that I'm looking to find tips and tricks and make my way around this wonderful world of quilting!

    Oh, and a quick "hey!" to Jennie and GollyToo, since I stalked you NH-ites already
    Last edited by Teeler; 12-27-2012 at 10:52 AM.

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    welcome, from north dakota. you will get lots of good advice on the qb

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. You might enjoy the videos from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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    welcome from Tx!
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    LOL, Tartan- She was one of the gals that I saw on YouTube, and I bookmarked her!

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    Hello Teeler!
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    Welcome to the board! You will learn much from here, I have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    ...Oh, and a quick "hey!" to Jennie and GollyToo, since I stalked you NH-ites already
    How far from Keepsake Quilting are you? Love their tent sale.

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    Hello and welcome from the UK.

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    Welcome from Dallas Tx. I hope you have fun on here.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Piney, I'm about an hour away from keepsake... I didn't know we had such a renowned shop here! I told you...total noob.

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    Hello and welcome from Australia. You've picked a great place to hang your hat.

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    Welcome from Great Britain too, my main rule in quilting is to keep in simple and try to finish it. It is far too easy to put it away if it is difficult.
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