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Old 06-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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I am a beginning quilter. I have done some jelly roll quilt tops but now I'm looking for a beginner quilt pattern. I would like something easy so I can finish it before I get discouraged. Any ideas?
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How about a simple Irish chain. Just nine patches and squares. The layout makes the design. The nine patches can be strip pieced.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:05 PM
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Try the railroad ties pattern or the Disappearing 9 Patch. Quick and you can do a lot with them.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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irish chain, lover's knot, log cabin, any beginner patterns from eleanor burns, she's real easy to learn from
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:58 PM
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Yellow brick road is favorite for new quilters! or look at modabakeshop.com There are tons of ideas and free tutorials! Also look up Jenny Doan on youtube her tutorials are fantastic for beginners as well!
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All the above are great!! Welome from Southern CA.
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Warm Wishes is an easy quilt and looks great. It's just squares and rectangles.
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my beginner favorite was yellow brick road
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:41 AM
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I'd do a snowball quilt - very easy, and you can use a variety of scrappy fabrics and do SID and then maybe do a little handquilting in the squares of various motifs....ie, flowers, stars or whatever. It would be the perfect quilt to do prairie points on the edge of the quilt (another new thing to learn & easy!). Please show us when you're done and have fun!
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Look at patterns for sale at the Buggy Barn website. They are great begnning patterns, because there are no seams to line up. The blocks are large, so the quilt is quickly made. Basically what you do is stack fabrics together, slice them apart to make the pattern pieces, shuffle them, then each layer is a block ready to sew back together. Because the seam allowances are not added into each pattern piece, the outside edges of the block turn out wonky, so you just square up each block when done. Easy peasy! Not affiliated, just an excited customer!
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