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harleyone 11-27-2019 04:44 PM

Hi all
I'm from SoCal. Live here with my husband, our cat Bob, and our 21 yo Grand-son. For some reason I can't explain I suddenly wanted to make a quilt for our first Great Grand baby so my husband bought me a Pfaff Smarter 260c. I didn't want one of the complicated computerized models, the Smarter seemed perfect. I did make the baby quilt, it turned out great. I then did a quilt-along with Melanie Ham. That one turned out great too. I'm still working on cutting straight lines and although, my husband keeps telling me to measure twice and cut once, I still have issues.
This site is a wealth of information, I just have to remember to come here.

Tartan 11-27-2019 04:57 PM

​Welcome from Ontario, Canada

leonf 11-27-2019 05:28 PM

elcome aboard from the middle of tlhe USA. Kansas. Are you using a rotary cutter? delighted you are doing well

with the first attempts.

bearisgray 11-27-2019 05:38 PM


If you buy (and use) a rotary cutter, quilter's ruler (about 3/16 inch thick), and a cutting mat - that might help with cutting straight lines.

Iceblossom 11-27-2019 05:39 PM

Welcome to the board and to quilting. Cutting and sewing straight lines is the most of what we do and requires hand/eye coordination along with other small muscle skills. Always looks so easy from the outside, but mastering that 1/4" seam or scant 1/4" and being consistent is a great help. It's not much fun... but once it becomes habit, you are good to go. I call it driving practice.

granky 11-27-2019 05:45 PM

A warm welcome from Southern Indiana! Don't worry...your quilts will be great...and we would love to see them!

Thumbelina 11-27-2019 06:56 PM

Welcome to the board from NE Ohio.

QuiltMom2 11-28-2019 04:32 AM

Welcome and fair warning: quilting can be addictive to some people!

Lori B. 11-28-2019 05:03 AM

Welcome from Michigan!:)

QuiltnNan 11-28-2019 05:53 AM

Welcome from western NY and happy quilting :)

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