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Thread: HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!

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    I am trying to teach myself to quilt - BOY, do I need HELP! I have made a baby quilt for our first great grandson, I do have to say, it turned out nice, but had no idea what I was doing!!!! Want to make another one for us, and it is hard to pick out the material I want, there is just so many nice ones! Guess I will have to take my time and think about this! Hope I come to a decision SOON!

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    You could always buy a kit!

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    or match the theme and/or colors of the nursery.

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    There are a lot of panels available along with coordinating fabric available, you might want to try one.

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    You could choose one focus fabric that you're in LOVE with... and then match others to it. That's what I do.

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    Yes, I was thinking about that - maybe that's what I will do, till I can have more confidence in myself. Thank You for your input!

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Welcome from Texas! Yes, I agree a kit would be good to start with also, you might check around for some quilting classes at some fabric stores!

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    Welcome!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Hi there, welcome from northern Minnesota!

    When I first started quilting I took a class and I learned SO MUCH. I would recommend that to anyone.

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    Hello, and welcome from Missouri.

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    Hello, and welcome from Missouri.

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    Welcome from Southern Illinois.

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    Welcome to the QB from Ky. You might want to try looking at your room and match the quilt colors to it.

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Hello and Welcome from Central California :)
    A class in beginner is always a nice way to start, kit normally has the pre chosen colors thet coordinate well, can also pick up a book, will help a lot, When picking colors, keep in mind it's easier to coordinate fewer colors, I try to either get all from the same series, so the base colors are the same, or if your going w/pink & purple, make sure the pink has some of the same purple tones in it. (hope that made sense) Good Luck have fun, and remember their are no Quilt Police. :)

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    I would suggest taking a class. Check out community college, local quilt shops, sewing machine dealers. All can tell you what is available in your area.

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    The thought I have is that you can choose a fabric from a line of fabrics that you like. In this way there will be fabrics that you know will coordinate and you are not trying to choose from a whole world of fabric. You would be able to choose from that line. I also choose fabrics with some contrast, but I know people who prefer no contrast. This is just a personal preference.

    Purchasing a quilt kit can be a good idea if you can find one you like. I enjoy choosing my fabrics and cutting them, so I only buy a few kits.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    You might want to try looking at your room and match the quilt colors to it.
    Welcome from the land down under, just what I was going to say, pick a colour that you like and go from there, I am making my third quilt I love red and am making it mostly in red I will post a picture when it is finished. it is for a queen size bed

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Hi there! Welcome from Lexington,KY

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