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Old 05-05-2012, 12:11 PM
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Well, I'm new to the world of sewing and quilting. I've helped my mom cut out pieces for quilts, and come up with ideas for quilts, but I've definitely never quilted one. I think on my ex-mother-in-law's quilt I quilted about an inch of it. My mom hand quilts and machine pieces.

I think part of the reason is I'm a perfectionist and I don't want to screw up. But I like to create things. So before I get to the important things like quilting, I've been making little toys and things for a couple of upcoming babies. I have all these ideas and half started projects hanging out on my dining room table.

But I'm proud to say, I finished one today!! I made a little bear hat for a baby out of blue & yellow fleece. It's super cute, but I'm considering it a prototype. I would like the ears to be a little bigger, and I need to remember to make the stretch go sideways so that it can stretch around a head, rather than up and down.

So does that mean it's actually finished? I don't think it does. haha. Ohwell! At least I know what I'm doing for once. Next I'm going to work on some baby booties. I'm sure I'll have prototypes of those too cause they include elastic and I haven't worked with elastic since I was in Jr. high.

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:54 PM
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Please post pics, the bear hat sounds adorable!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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That does sound super cute!
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:02 PM
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Good for you. When you get into quilting you will really love it. I did, although it can be frustrating at times, if you hang in there long enough you can do it. If I can do it, so can you.
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that's what I worked on today. Haven't touched this sewing machine in probably 8 or 9 years, if not more. It's not happy with all the fleece. haha Soon as I get done with the baby stuff, I'm going to start working on making quilt blocks.
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Hey if you made these things, you can quilt .. The baby things are cute.
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Yea I just made a stuffed baby cube too. Then I'll make some bibs.. and I'll finish tying and binding these quilts then I'll be done with baby stuff.
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They are all very cute and I think you will do very well when you do make a quilt.
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