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Thread: Come out! Come out, whoever you are!!!!!

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    Lisa, I did a lot of prom dresses when my youngest daughter was in school. She'll be getting married in a month and I'm working on 2 flower girls dresses now. The first one is done, and the second should go a little faster. Once I find all the scraps from the prom dresses I made, I want to make a crazy quilt wall hanging, and I'll also have scraps from these two little dresses I'm doing. The wall hanging should be awesome...Many of the dresses I made were jewel toned. I'll have to see what kind of color scheme DD and her future hubby will have in their little house (they closed on their house today) and will gift the wall hanging to them.

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    I forgot to mention that I started quilting seven years ago, but still feel like a newbie at times. (I can't be too new at it, though, because I have to give a quick lesson on T-shirt quilts this summer!) Anyway, quilting is my stress-buster!

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    About 12 years ago I took a class in making a sampler quilt. I fell in love
    with quilting. Made a second quilt (which is still not quilted), then life in
    general got in the way, so all my quilting was put aside. I picked it up
    again last year and am going gung ho. I now have 3 waiting to be
    quilted and have 2 more cut out, and 3 table runners cut out and just
    finished a sashiko butterfly wall hanging, and have another wall hanging cut out, its sashiko too.

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    Neat question. I have been quilting for about 10 years but have only just recently (3 years) done it consistently. I love the craft/hobby and have told my husband after having done other crafts I like this one best of all and if I never do another one I will always be doing this. I am constantly quilting. The other day I was going overboard on a project (not quilting, since one can never go overboard on that!) and I wondered aloud why I was spending so much time on it - my dh said to me, "You just have to keep your hands busy." :) YEP! And quilting helps me with that.

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    I learned to sew when I was 12. Since then I sewed everything I could. Now, my children are grown and gone and I sew for my grandchildren. I started quilting in 2000 and taught myself. I have taken lots of classes and I really think it is well worth it if you can find some. You learn a lot. I love quilting and I am not a pro by any means but I am still learning and I think it is time well spent in front of the sewing machine!

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    I have always sewed. About 4-5 yrs ago, I decided to make my granddaughter a photo quilt for her high school graduation. If course, that set a precedent and I have to make one for all the grandkids--that's ten. Next year I have to have two done. My first few were pretty basic. I didn't really consider them quilts, tho technically, I guess they were. The last one was made using the Cotton theory. I had just gotten my 730, so there was some embroidery on it also. I am using the same method with these two. I am still definitely a newbie. Other than the photo quilts, I haven't done much--a couple of table runners and quilting in the purses I make. I dove right in like everything I do, tho. I have books and more patterns on my computer and elsewhere than I will ever get done! I love it, love it, love it! :D

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    I made my first quilt about 10 years ago. I made it in a "class" with friends at church. Finished the top in the all nighter we did and then came home, pulled a bunch of fabrics and made my 2nd one (I did a lot of crafting and so had the fabric collecting down before I started quilting) The rest is history... I have completed over 80 quilts, not including any wall hangings or placemats or table stuff.

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    I've only been quilting for a year... and I love it. I hated quilting when I was growing up. My mother always made such country looking stuff which is so not me... but now that I've seen that you can do sooOOooo much with a different, hipper fabrics I am sold!
    I'm already looking in to getting a long arm I love it so much!!

    oh - and nobody told me a drunkard's path block with all of its curves are suppose to be more difficult. So I did it and love love lurve curves! lol

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    i've been at it since may 2008. i guess i'm still new :D

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    I'm very much a newbie, in fact, I have yet to cut out my first patches. My mother taught me to sew on her Singer Featherweight when I was a little girl. I made a lot of doll clothes, then graduated to making my own clothes. Mom bought a new Singer when I was about 15 and I loved it. However, when I got married in 1970 I needed my own machine. I got in a hurry and bought a new Sears Kenmore instead of a Singer, but it turned out to be a huge mistake. The tension wouldn't hold properly no matter what I did. I finally got so frustrated with it that I put it away and didn't sew for years.

    A little over a year ago, I got the urge to begin sewing again. My granddaughters were ages 6 and 3 at that time and I wanted to sew clothes for them and their dolls. I pulled out my old Kenmore, but it had a broken gear, so I decided it wasn't worth fixing. I also had my mom's Singer Featherweight, but it wasn't working properly either. I had it serviced and now it sews beautifully. However, I felt like I'd forgotten how to sew, so I started getting sewing books from the library. It was fascinating reading about all the new products available to make sewing easier. While searching for more books on sewing, I ran across our library's large selection of quilting books. I'd never had any desire to quilt, although I loved looking at the quilts entered into competition at the fair. I started thinking more and more about quilting and finally started reading quilting books. Honestly, I'll bet I've read well over two hundred books on quilting since then and possibly more.

    I wanted to buy a new sewing machine, but couldn't afford one, so eventually I bought a used Singer 500A on ebay. I'd read a lot of books and articles about machine quilting and tried to buy one that would allow me to machine quilt. I like the way it sews, but I still need to buy a walking foot as well as a darning foot that will allow me to do free motion quilting.

    So, I had two sewing machines and I'd read plenty of books, but I still needed a lot of sewing supplies. I started getting some and was finally able to get everything I needed by the end of last summer. I also finally purchased some fabric (yikes, I was shocked at the prices!) to make some clothes for the girls and to make some small doll quilts or quilted potholders to begin with.

    I was pleased to discover the Singer 500A fit perfectly into my Singer sewing table I'd inherited from my aunt, but I struggled to find a place to set up a sewing area in our small house. I used to sew upstairs, but we've since closed the upstairs off to save on heat. Finally I managed to create a small sewing area in the dining room, not the most ideal setup, but doable.

    Alas, then last fall, after finally getting everything set up, I ran out of energy. I was busy babysitting four days a week for my granddaughters and my husband and I were dealing with some other urgent issues and I couldn't seem to decide which projects to start on, much less actually begin. I've continued to read lots of quilting and some sewing books, but thank goodness the librarians finally quit asking me if I was actually doing any sewing or quilting. It was much too embarrassing to keep saying no. Now we're in the process of getting ready to move, probably within the next month, as soon as we find something suitable. One of my requirements in a house is that it have a room I can use for a sewing room. I haven't packed up my sewing machine or supplies yet because I really want to begin sewing and quilting now, even though we're moving. I feel like I've waited long enough. My goal is to get quilts made for my granddaughters for Christmas, even if they're just small quilts for their dolls.

    I love this site and really enjoy looking at all the quilts in the picture section. And hopefully I'll have something finished that I can share before too long.

    Sandy

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    Not only am I a new quilter, I am new to these boards as well. :D I decided to learn to quilt when we found out we were getting a grandson to go with our granddaughter.

    I have always loved to sew. I loved making pretty dresses for my granddaughter and couldn't find anything for my grandson. I started out making rag quilts and wanted to learn to make more traditional quilts. I am slowly learning and loving everything about quilt making.

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    Just started, and I am HOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEDDDD!!
    My stash is coming out of the closet! Literly, OOOSING out!
    My book "stash" is running out of room on my bookcase and I just discovered the series of Quilting-fiction books by Jennifer Chiaverini!!!
    Just picked up 3 more of her books at Half Priced Books on Friday, and already finished on of them last night!!
    Who would guess you can learn from "story" books??

    Starting to get urge to try hand quilting besides machine!!

    Also, LOVE this website!!


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