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Thread: How do you rate yourself as a quilter?

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    Super Member QultingaddictUK's Avatar
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    I have been quilting for over 6 years and have make 100s of quilts, literally, I hold a Patchwork class to teach newbies but still go to my Quilting Classes in the winter.

    I do ordinary pieced work, PP and applique, the fused kind not the turn edged type :shock: I prefer to FMQ my quilts and am quite happy with binding, double and biased and I have sold a handful of quilts.

    I classify myself as a Newbie going to to lower Intermediate, but looking at some of the work on this forum I feel like a new born quilter :!:

    I think this is the reason I love quilting as you can never be bored or sit on your laurels, there is always a challenge to take one in every quilt you make.

    How do you rate yourself, honestly.

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    According to what you have rated yourself, then I suck. :-)

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    Just average maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    According to what you have rated yourself, then I suck. :-)
    Same here, I stink.
    Hopefully one day I'll be able to make a block that measures up to the proper finished sized and square.
    :cry:

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    advanced beginner

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    I'm a begginer at peicing quilts and i'm not afraid to admit it. I have lots of room for improvement. However I am finding that if I never get my points competition perfect i'm not going to care. I'm learning this for me and my state of mind.

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    Rank beginner here... Love PPing, quilt magazines and books, and staying up til the wee hours playing with my new Juki..

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    I try not to rate myself as one quilt will turn out great and then the next one not so.....People love them, so that's my gauge. I have learned that careful piecing and squaring up all the blocks really helps in the end.

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    advanced beginner also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    According to what you have rated yourself, then I suck. :-)
    LOL...I'd have to say the same!

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    Out of all the quilts I've made only 1 came out perfect. You know the one where everything lines up perfectly and I comes square.
    Well I've been making quilts for 7 yrs. or so but consider myself to be novice.

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    still a beginner :(

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    Super Member leiladylei54's Avatar
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    I classify myself as a newbie because I would only make the same pattern over and over again. Only recently (but haven't finished), I have moved onto a new pattern.

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    I have been quilting about 44-45 yrs., Much more in the last 15 yrs or so, still not good enough to suit me. I love making quilts and have given most of them away. No matter how good I am I do not plan on stopping.

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    I wouldn't even dare to rate myself. Seriously.
    Piecing would be a different rating than quilting.

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    I would rate myself as intermediate. I do some easy things but I also like to do something that challenges my skill level. I think when you do something that pushes your skill level, you improve your skills. I do have a quilt that got a little more challenging than I had thought, so it is in a box and I get it out and work on it for short periods of time. Maybe I'll grow into it... :-)

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    I consider myself a novice, newbie, beginner,... that said, I try not to rate myself either. I am a perfectionist, too much so!! My hubby sees me agonize over the tiniest flaws or mentioning 'it's not perfect.....', etc etc. I finally decided over this last year or so to do my absolute best and try to let those tiny flaws go.... it's not easy for me but I must admit I do enjoy my sewing alot more knowing it doesn't have to be absolutely~positively~impossibly perfection! :-D

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    I have quilted 100's of quilts now...and I have to say almost every person that brings/sends me a quilt thinks they are a beginner. :wink:

    I think that is the WONDERFUL thing about quilting..there is always more to learn..something to challenge us no matter how many hours we spend quilting....there is always something more.....Quilting is more than a hobby I always say...it's a passion!

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    I guess I am a confident beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiladylei54
    I classify myself as a newbie because I would only make the same pattern over and over again. Only recently (but haven't finished), I have moved onto a new pattern.
    This is me too. Once I learned how to make one pattern I stuck with it. For an example, I have made about 15 Fabric Flings and about 15 Double Wedding Rings. I also am working on a new pattern and I am LEARNING how to read them and figure out how to cut the fabric on my own. And thats not an easy task as I am a VERY VISUAL person because I am unable to comprehend what I read. But ask me in a month and I can tell you what the book I read last month was about. LOL (I didn't read any book last month) lol

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    Super Member dglvr's Avatar
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    I've been sewing quilts for 11 years. I never sewed before that.
    I guess I'll always consider myself a beginner. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    According to what you have rated yourself, then I suck. :-)
    :XD: Is there anything below "SUCK". After seeing the quilts you all have made I don't think I will ever show mine. Maybe in abut 50 ot 60 years, but don't figure I'll last that long. My family and friends will just have to take below sucky quilts. BrendaK

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    I'll just throw in my philosophy - life long learner and still learning.... Enjoy the journey!

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    I made my first quilt when I was 17. I am now 60 and hundreds of quilts of one size or another have come and gone with me. The only place I excel is in handquilting. I am only a fair piecer and only applique with fusing and then under pressure. If I had to create something perfect I would never finish anything. Since becoming envolved with Linus I have made at least three hundred plus quilts for them. Most are simple child themed prints or motifs on one side and flannel on the other turned envelope style and just enough machine quilting with decrotive thread and machine stitches so they will survive the laundry. In the last year I have been averaging about 20 of those a month. I did make my daughter a special king size quilt for a wedding present but it was far from perfect.

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    Oh I am really a novice!!!! FUnny thing is that I am pretty good at Applique, which people seem afraid of, but not that good at getting things like squares to meet at the right places...

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