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Thread: Did I do the right thing?

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    Went to a craft store with DD and I found a book by Pat Sloan (don't know who she is), called I can't Believe I'm Quilting Beginners complete guide. I thought this would inspire to get going on my quilt and to quit thinking about what else I could make. I have sewn for years so that is not my problem. I was afraid I would make a messy project. Just need to get it going..Did I do the right thing to buy this book? :?:

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    Ofcourse!!! :D:D:D
    Now you can pick a pattern and follow the book :D:D:D
    If you have any questions, please post them and we will happily help you!!!

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    Sure, if it will help you get motivated :thumbup: Can't hurt to have a book in front of you to help figure things out :lol:

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    Don't be afraid!! This is for enjoyment. If you make a mistake (which has never happened to anyone :lol: :lol:) You bite the bullet and rip it out and start over. Open the book and go girl!! :thumbup:

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    Good for you to look for inspiration in any quilt book. I know there are a lot of photos posted that get your creative juices started but sometimes a book that you can keep at hand and refer back to it is better. Good luck to you. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you get stuck. So many talented quilters here.

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    All of Pat Sloan's books are really great. You did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyed
    Went to a craft store with DD and I found a book by Pat Sloan (don't know who she is), called I can't Believe I'm Quilting Beginners complete guide. I thought this would inspire to get going on my quilt and to quit thinking about what else I could make. I have sewn for years so that is not my problem. I was afraid I would make a messy project. Just need to get it going..Did I do the right thing to buy this book? :?:
    I struck up a friendship with Pat Sloan last year. She lives in VA but came to a grand opening of LQS. We had been emailing for months and it was so much fun to meet her in person. I have never taken a class, but on her second day of her visit, she taught a tote bag class. Could I have made it on my own? Sure. Did I learn anything? Yup, how to bead and ink stamp fabric. Was it worth the money? Absolutely because I had such a good time!! I had no idea what a famous designer and author she was until I saw her display of fabrics, quilts, and books!! I bought her book on machine quilting that day. Until then, my machine quilting was limited to meandering. I read the whole book from cover to cover. THEN I sat down and did my next quilt. I made hearts, flowers, leaves, and vines in my quilting design to reflect the fabrics! I would never have had the courage to branch out without her book! My latest tote, since having her fun class!

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    Good Luck

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    You can do it. Keep the book handy, refer to it often, have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyed
    Went to a craft store with DD and I found a book by Pat Sloan (don't know who she is), called I can't Believe I'm Quilting Beginners complete guide. I thought this would inspire to get going on my quilt and to quit thinking about what else I could make. I have sewn for years so that is not my problem. I was afraid I would make a messy project. Just need to get it going..Did I do the right thing to buy this book? :?:
    My late father always told me this " reading & learning is something that "No One" can ever take away from you! Us gals out here may know how to do quilting, however regardless of our level it never hurts us to re-educate also called a refresher course! You will read the book once then in a few months even years you will read it again or at least I do....:)

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    I love Pat Sloan's patterns and books!

    Also I have chatted with her live on facebook. She is a very nice lady!

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    this is her blog

    http://patsloan.typepad.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyed
    Went to a craft store with DD and I found a book by Pat Sloan (don't know who she is), called I can't Believe I'm Quilting Beginners complete guide. I thought this would inspire to get going on my quilt and to quit thinking about what else I could make. I have sewn for years so that is not my problem. I was afraid I would make a messy project. Just need to get it going..Did I do the right thing to buy this book? :?:

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    Of course you did the right thing, always inspired by photos of quilts, and a stash dosen't just have to be fabric, I have Mom's Quilt Mag's from the mid 70's, have been known to go thru for some ideas! :)

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    I have a small book that is for beginner quilters and I still look at it if I have a problem. I still am trying new things and need help! Books are great.

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    Pat is on Facebook and she's amazing!

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    Thank you all. I have a bag (tote) that I am going to stock up with embroidery thread, needles, small scissors, an embroidery hoop and some of the quilt pcs. that I want to get started on. Then I can do some in the car when driving, at the drs. office etc. (I do that with my crocheting) If I can get my son to help me I will post the squares that I found and want to work on. I will keep in touch and thanks again. I have some on my facebook page but don't know how to put them here. I'm kinda technologically deficient. :wink:

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    Please share your work! I would love to see your blocks. Yes, Pat's books are great! You will learn a lot from her book. Congratulations on a great purchase.

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    It sounds like a great buy to me.

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