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MattyMotoo 01-13-2022 04:44 PM

New quilter in Toronto
Hi all. Iím new to the hobby! I have made two baby sized (3 foot squared) patchwork quilts so far. Doing all my piecing of and quilting by hand. Really enjoying the meditative and calming ritual of hand sewing.

Iím a 36 year old guy from Toronto Canada. Iím an audio engineer and music producer by trade and Iíve been spending my evenings sewing/quilting for the last few months. Would love to learn from people who have lots of experience and can teach me more about the craft!!


Tartan 01-13-2022 05:31 PM

Welcome from Ontario, Canada. 🇨🇦

Thumbelina 01-13-2022 06:51 PM

Hi Matt, welcome from across the border, NE Ohio.

Lori B. 01-14-2022 04:42 AM

Welcome from Michigan!:)

Lena1952 01-14-2022 04:44 AM

HI Matt and welcome from Delaware! I don't do much in the way of hand piecing or hand quilting but I'm sure you will find help and inspiration here.

QuiltMom2 01-14-2022 04:46 AM

Waving hello from Maryland.

Iceblossom 01-14-2022 05:16 AM

Hey Matty, good to have you here. I am currently in the Seattle area, so south of Vancouver, BC.

Kudos to you for hand work, I have neither the skill nor the eyesight nor the patience! In addition to quilting we also share music appreciation. I say that the two constants in my life have been quilting and music, and I had music first. I was a classically trained oboist at one part of my life, now mostly I appreciate the playing of others.

Watson 01-14-2022 05:36 AM

Welcome from just down the road in London, Ont!
You will find lots of info here and answers to anything you need.


QuiltBaer 01-14-2022 06:55 AM

Welcome! I have sewed most of my life by machine. I never liked hand sewing at all! But last year I decided to do some hand sewing. I started with a little cross stitch and then hand pieced blocks for a quilt. I love to hand piece in the evenings. It is very calming and peaceful (pieceful?) for me.

juliasb 01-14-2022 10:47 AM

Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! It sounds as if you are having a lot of fun Matt. I would love to see some of your hand made quilts too. I know very few people who both stitch and quilt their entire quilts any more. I hope you realize what a treat that is to hear.
Now however if you don't have a sewing machine you might want to invest in an easy to use machine. There are many out there that don't cost a fortune, even at Walmart. This will help with the stitching of your blocks. Another thing that new quilters don't always think about is the seam allowance, That is the placement of your stitching to the edge of the fabric. That should be 1/4". It takes some practice.
Even sew, keep up the good work with your hand stitching it is a treasure to be able to do this. Looking forward to seeing you more here. BTW ask any and all questions you have.

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