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    Only my second time quilting and having trouble getting started
    live here in Scottsdale Az and was looking for someone to guide me on a pattern. something like home schooling, I've check some quiltingclasses but they pick the pattern. I have all my tools it's the pieceing I don't know how to do. any suggested Thank you, PeggySue Perry

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    What pattern are you working with?

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    Times to Remember

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....ilters&u=&s=10

    here is a link to several tutorials on this board. Hope this helps.:) Welcome from Louisiana.

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    Do you not understand how to piece at all or just piece this particular pattern?

    If you are stumped on just basic piecing, I would really recommend taking a basic quilt class. The skills and knowledge you get at the basic class you can then apply to your specific pattern.

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    Sorry to say I do not know how to piece at all.

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    I agree with Feline Fanatic - you really would benefit from taking a basic quilt class and then move on to your pattern. I learned so much from the one class I took.

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    My friend told me about The Quilted Apple in Scottsdale; said it was a really nice shop.
    I agree with feline fanatic - take a beginners class.
    If no shop is offering one, most quilt shops folks will help you get started.
    Good luck

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Check out youtube, there are many videos there that show piecing techniques :wink:

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    Welcome from Ohio!

    Check out your local library, they got books and CD to teach beginners. The best, it's for free.

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Sorry we didn't go to AZ this winter. We decided to stay home for a change. If I were in AJ I would come over and get you started. Good luck!! BETH

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    You have several good quilt shops in Phoenix and Tempe. Try one of them.

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    some quilt shops have classes that you bring whatever you are working on to

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    Thank you to everyone for all you tips. I have tried a few shops so far they have classese that they choose the pattern. I will look into a basic class.also will look for someone that would be my mentor. keep you updated, can't wait to gat started, thanks Beth wish you were here too.
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    You might check to see if your technical college has basic quilting classes. Here in the Madison Wi area the technical college also has hobbyist classes . each semester. They have a class that teaches basic quilting that runs between 6-8 weeks, 1 morning or afternoon a week.

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    35th Ave Sew and Vac offers introductory quilting courses at their Northern location. There is one specifically on piecing tomorrow and it is being offered again in March.

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    Thanks for the tip, I went to the quilting apple on 24th st
    and spoke with a very nice lady who is going to give me one on one lesson starting next week. I am so excitied to start. thanks to all of your great tips....PeggySue AZ

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    question? made a quilt times remembered with pictures from my daughters wedding, granddaughter spilled jello on the pisture. I have pretreated it sray and wash but did not come out. does any one have any tips without harming the matreial thanks peggysue

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