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Thread: I just sewed my first block!!! Pics on Page 3

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    Junior Member ukmuminusa's Avatar
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    I am so excited I spent most of yesterday cutting out all my fabrics, itching to use my new sewing machine that dh bought me for christmas. I have never done any quilting before and my sewing skills are OKish, I can sew in a straight line.

    After having a few probs with the automatic needle threader I practiced on a bit of scrap material and then I went for it. I have now done 2 blocks and all my seams line up which was the thing that I was worried about most. I think it had a lot to do with ironing before I stitched each strip together. I am so pleased with myself and needed to share LOL

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    Congratulations!

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    Super Member mmonohon's Avatar
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    Congrats. Careful...it is highly addictive.

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    Woohoo! The start of somethings beautiful..your quilt and quilting career. Btw, we love pics

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    Congratulations and good job. I've been sewing for ages and still have trouble with those straight lines...I(My husband has noted that I veer to one side when walking!) If you've already done two blocks, you may be hooked. Quilting is a great hobby.

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    Yeah for you! Measure twice, press, cut & sew once! [You hope...] I'm also big on using starch, helps me-others may not agree, it's one of those you love it/you hate it things, but worth a try to see if it works for you. Proud of you!

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    Great start!! Keep going it will get more addictive and you will enjoy it. I have only completed one quilt and I have enjoyed it so much I have a list a mile long of quilts I want to make. You will find tons of help and encouragement here. The ladies here are great.

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    That's awesome!!!!!!!!!! So glad you shared! :D

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    Woohoo! Congratulations!

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    Congrats !! You are on your way !!

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    Congratulations!

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    Super Member plainjane's Avatar
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    YEA! The start of your first quilt!

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    congrats, keep up the good work

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    Great job - pictures please!

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    Good job!! You're on your way!

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    So cool! My seam ripper is my most used sewing tool! I hope it doesn't ever become yours... :)

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    I would suggest, if you don't have a 1/4 in seam foot I would invest in one. It has a "side" on the foot you butt your fabric up to and helps keeping your seams equal.

    Can't wait to see your completed top. Please pst pics

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    Way to go! Congrats..

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    Congratulation!
    You will find that quilt blocks are like potato chips, you can't stop at one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Oh I think the quilting bug has found a new home!

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    Congratulations. You are doing great. We would love to see a picture or tell us what you are making.







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    Well done...starch and the iron are my two best friends, that and "measure twice, cut once, no tears!). We love pics. so post them soon so we can ooh and ahh about your fabric.

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    I'm so proud of you , and can't wait to see your new Quilt when you have it all done, you are now hooked, there's no going back now, not that you would ever want to..Happy sewing :D :thumbup:

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    Congratulations!! That first one is always the scariest but also the funnest. We are picture ppl so you are gonna have to learn to post them for us or we will pester you to death! LOL!! Have fun with your new found hobby.

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    You are inspiring me!! I'm still strategizing!!

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