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    Junior Member Lorettan's Avatar
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    so i tried patchwork...not good.i even tried half square triangles and it just didn't come out right.. i just don't get it. it's very frustrating. i think i really need to stick with what i enjoy..rag quilting with just solid shapes...squares, rectangles.so i thought, i guess it's ok if i rag quilt exclusively....what's wrong with that?

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    No problem with that

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    How about paper piecing?

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    i need to try paper piecing...maybe that will work better for me

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    Quilt what you. Try what you want to at your own speed.
    Life's too short - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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    No problem with that... but I was like you I only did denim quilts and no quilting. Then I got a book from Eleanor Burns quilt in a day, she has such great instructions on how to do a block that seems so complicated. She stresses about pressing apposing seams so they match perfectly and how to sew an exact 1/4 inch seam. It was a lesson that I learned so so much from, I did it on my own with her book and then I watched several video on you-tube about making quilts... It helped me out...If you want to learn more, there is a lot of free info out here to help you... also use this sites "search" and you can find lots of tutorials on just about everything...
    Happy Quilting.

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    Always do what you want to do. No more, no less. I love the look of rag quilts but I've never made one. I'm stuck on blocks with themes such as Loralie panels, that kind of thing. Wish I could get off my theme thing but I enjoy it, so there you are!

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    I started out with doing rag quilting and with help from everyone here it has helped me to get out of my comfort zone. My quilts are not great but with each one I get better.I enjoy learning from my mistakes. LOL Well maybe enjoy is not the right word, but I am learning a lot and I do enjoy that part. :XD:

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    Do what you enjoy, what makes you happy, and does not cause any undue stress :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Do what you enjoy, what makes you happy, and does not cause any undue stress :D:D:D
    yes, will do. i like the way you think!...:)

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    What ever you do, it should be fun and relaxing, not cause you stress. If you enjoy doing rag quilts then do them! The heck with what anyone else thinks.

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    I only do what I think I will enjoy and I don't care what others think. I have tried new things, some I liked and some I didn't, but it was my choice!!!

    So do what is fun and comfortable for you and don't worry about what others can do or what you think you ought to be doing.

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    Love rag quilts! I also started out making them and then just ventured on to other kinds.Do whats stress free for you and enjoy!

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    babyboomerquilter, that has got to be one of the cutest dogs that I have ever seen. Must be hard not to just squeeze him. BrendaK

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    Like everyone else has said, do whatever you like. You will know when you are ready to try something else. Read all you can on what quilts please you and you will have an easier time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I started out with doing rag quilting and with help from everyone here it has helped me to get out of my comfort zone. My quilts are not great but with each one I get better.I enjoy learning from my mistakes. LOL Well maybe enjoy is not the right word, but I am learning a lot and I do enjoy that part. :XD:
    i agree totally!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorettan
    so i tried patchwork...not good.i even tried half square triangles and it just didn't come out right.. i just don't get it. it's very frustrating. i think i really need to stick with what i enjoy..rag quilting with just solid shapes...squares, rectangles.so i thought, i guess it's ok if i rag quilt exclusively....what's wrong with that?
    Absolutely nothing wrong with that! You go Girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Quote Originally Posted by Lorettan
    so i tried patchwork...not good.i even tried half square triangles and it just didn't come out right.. i just don't get it. it's very frustrating. i think i really need to stick with what i enjoy..rag quilting with just solid shapes...squares, rectangles.so i thought, i guess it's ok if i rag quilt exclusively....what's wrong with that?
    Absolutely nothing wrong with that! You go Girl!
    Thank you!

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    I have thought about making a rag quilt, but it seems so difficult. I might try one someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayma
    I have thought about making a rag quilt, but it seems so difficult. I might try one someday.

    Oh my goodness no! Take two squares, rectagles...whatever you like...wrong sides together with some batting sandwiched in between and sew an " X ". Going from one corner to an opposite corner. Then when all your blocks are done...arrange how you like and sew them all together. No border/binding required. Just sew around the outside about 1/2 inch. Then your gonna clip all your seems. Wash and dry and your done! Let me know if i could be of any more help.

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    You can do what ever you like doing. I will have to admit that last year when I started doing HST & flying geese and anything w/triangles I thought I'd never get the hang of it. Still not so fond of flying geese but not willing to give up. If I didn't have good teachers at my LQS to help I would have given up. Alot of people have problems w/these some do not. Just like some are naturals at FMQ and here I am trying to get my nerves up to make myself to learn. But the main thing when it comes to quilting or anything else in life that is made to make you happy; enjoy the part of it that you do; no matter what it is. Rag quilting is alot of fun to do.

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    Do what you love in quilting! Mine will probably all be strip pieced somehow because I love sewing strips! I also want my quilts to be used up. Keep up having fun! What else is a hobby for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorettan
    Quote Originally Posted by grayma
    I have thought about making a rag quilt, but it seems so difficult. I might try one someday.

    Oh my goodness no! Take two squares, rectagles...whatever you like...wrong sides together with some batting sandwiched in between and sew an " X ". Going from one corner to an opposite corner. Then when all your blocks are done...arrange how you like and sew them all together. No border/binding required. Just sew around the outside about 1/2 inch. Then your gonna clip all your seems. Wash and dry and your done! Let me know if i could be of any more help.
    You can do it this way or my way; I use the accuquilt cutter and then all I do is the sandwiching, sewing the X and joining them together. They are the easiest things to do; you can use flannel, fleece or even demin and produce great quilts. Your sandwiching can be with or without batting. I then applique designs on the back to make it a reversible quilt.

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    i even bought a walking foot for my machine(Brother) to use when i sewing my rag squares together and i don't like it....i'm probably the only one who doesn't like it!...lol

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    Nothing is wrong with that.

    What is probably better is to gradually expose yourself through some quilting classes to increase your quilting skills. Exceedingly few quilters just overnite became adept at the skills we use in our craft. Practice, practice, practice. ... and having good quilting buddies.

    ali

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