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Thread: Machine quilting course today!

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    Yayyy! I'm off to a course today, ALL day! A whole day of sewing! Wooohoooo! (can you tell I'm excited?!?)


    Hopefully there'll be lots of tips and hints and techniques to learn. I'll report back tonight. :-)

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    stitch your heart out :mrgreen:

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    I'll let you in on a little secret (as I scoff my breakfast, I'm running late)....

    I'm just a wee bit worried that the tutor won't hold a candle to you guys! LOL

    I booked in for this course a couple of months ago, and since then have been reading quilting threads on here, asking questions and taking notes, and I've learned SO much.

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    Let us know what you learn!!!!!

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    i understand completely how you feel - i learn new stuff here every day.

    even the most smallest detail has many different ways of being tackled and its just so nice to hear what other people are doing.

    i've learned more from these wonderful people in 3 months then i have from the local guild in the last 12 months.

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    Can't wait to hear all about it!!
    :D :D :D

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    By the time you read this, I am hoping that you had a great day. What did you learn? Loads of tips and tricks I hope.

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    Can't wait to hear about your class!!!! :D :D :D

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    you are so lucky cant wait to see what you have done!

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    so now that I am sitting on pins and needles (ouch) what did you learn?

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    Are'nt you back YET???? :lol: :lol:

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    Hope you had fun!! (and learned alot!)

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    I hope that you'll share what you've learned with us! :D Have a wonderful time!!!

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    You've gone awfully quiet, blue chicken, did that day's sewing wear you out that much? Please let us know how you got on, having whetted our appetites.

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    her arms must be tired from all the quilting that she doesn't have the strength to write to us :D

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    I think she must be really busy practicing what she learned so she can post a picture of her COMPLETED work, just to make me look bad, but I'm not taking it personally! :?

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    good point and then we can learn from the master.

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    I think she has overdosed on quilting. You know it just had to happen to one of us at some point.... :roll: ..(slowly playing "Taps")..

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    Enjoy yourself and then come tell us about all the fun. I can't wait.

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    LMAO

    Sorry.... our kids are on school holidays now, for two weeks, so have been flat out sending them in different directions and trying to get some order back into my house. As well as a WHOLE lot of sewing! ;-)

    The course was great, I had a really good time. I have to say though, I didn't learn a whole lot. You guys have taught me a lot more :-)

    It was a really nice bunch of ladies, we had lots of laughs, lunch was great (isn't it always when you don't have to cook it yourself) and I had an excellent day. Just what I needed.


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    Probably the biggest thing I learned was that I was already doing things right.

    And to relax! Relax, relax, relax.

    And look ahead of the needle, not at the needle, just like when you're driving a car you don't look at the road directly in front of you, you look where you want to go.

    Got to try gloves, which I definitely will have to get. And there was a lot of discussion on different marking methods, etc.

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    Hey, wlecome back! And thanks for letting us know that you have already been taught by the master! Practice and relax and breathe! :lol:

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    Of course, it helped a lot to see everyone else's work and realise that I'm way ahead of most of them! lol

    There's something about sitting in a room with like minded people, sewing away, having a good yak and a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Of course, it helped a lot to see everyone else's work and realise that I'm way ahead of most of them! lol

    There's something about sitting in a room with like minded people, sewing away, having a good yak and a laugh.
    How comforting, Blue, to think that you are doing the right things. Even if you didn't learn much that was new, it is always nice to have confirmation that what you are doing is good. Any pictures to go with this course?

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    Isn't it a great feeling to know that you are already building all the right foundations! A day of playing like that is like heaven to me. I love to look at what others are doing also...I can always learn something.

    And, yes, do get the gloves, in fact...get a couple of pairs! I bought some and now don't know how I did anything without them. The fingertips of mine get dirty fairly quickly (especially when I've drawn my pattern on tracing paper with a pencil) so I wash them everynight when I am quilting. I'm going to get another pair or 2 so I don't have to worry so much about the drying time. I'd hate to mess up a quilt by smearing pencil lead all over it. :wink:

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