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    I'm a college student that enjoys quilting when I have time (which isn't very often, especially when I work at a camp over the summer.)
    Since discovering this site I have so many ideas in my head that I want to make. I even got a twister tool this past weekend. I never would've known about them if it wasn't for this site! I also never knew about the disappearing 9-Patch, and I have to say it may have been life changing. I can't wait to try it.
    What have you learned/discovered from this forum?

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    Well I tell you one thing, the site is hard to resist!! I find my self logging in at least 5-10 times per day. And that's nothing as to the sells!! I think I am addicted!! LOL

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    It seems to me that anything quilting related is addicting lol
    Before I joined the board (newest addiction) I never heard of the twister tool, the disappearing 9 patch (which I made and love) along with the twister tool, plus some vintage Singers, and a TON of info and great friends!!!!!!!!!!!
    So, yes I certainly hear you!! :D:D:D
    Being here makes me happy, and that's that!

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    When I joined, I was not certain that I would be able to follow along on a BOM! Now I have paper pieced and I love it! I have so many patterns saved to my "want to make list"that I will never get them all done. I love all the friendly helpers on here. :)

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    have met 3 quilters in person from this site and we're great buddies! Have gained tons of knowledge from everybody and have traded with lots and i think this board is the best people to turn to with request for help, advice, and good converstation!

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    I have picked up many good tips but what i get most from this forum is inspiration and ideas. Not enough hours in the day to do all the neat things i want to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    Well I tell you one thing, the site is hard to resist!! I find my self logging in at least 5-10 times per day. And that's nothing as to the sells!! I think I am addicted!! LOL
    It could be worse, I stay logged on...I have to stop sewing/cutting/ ironing often as I have a back injury which prevents me from being in one position for too long so I check this site for a little while and then change chairs and positions and tasks again.

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    Lol, I spend way to much time here!

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    That even though I may never meet any of you, I feel I have gained a lot of new friends, and I think you are all great!!

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    I am also a college student. This site is very addicting. I haven't been on much lately because I have had way too much homework and projects to work on. But, I try to come when I can. I tend to go in spurts.

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    I learned about a whole lot a pattern I wanted to try and the tools to do them. Any questions have been answered so fast.

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    I have learned so much. How to square up so everything fits as it should. Not to really iron my material as it will stretch. Pressing and sewing is easier if you use a lite spray startch. Make sure my seams are 1/4 inch unless the patters says otherwise. And, most of all not to give up because I have friends on this post that will help me solve all my quilting problems and feed my addiction at the same time. And the list goes on forever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia
    I am also a college student. This site is very addicting. I haven't been on much lately because I have had way too much homework and projects to work on. But, I try to come when I can. I tend to go in spurts.
    I procrastinate/spend wayyy too much time on the computer.
    This site doesn't help in either of these areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Lol, I spend way to much time here!
    So do I! It is addicting-so much great stuff, ideas, and wonderful people! I am finding it hard to get down to my sewing room. Maybe I should turn on the laptop down there, but fear I would still not get much done because I just have to see/hear what everyone is up to. I did finish taxes today so now I don't feel so guilty spending time with all of you! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    I have picked up many good tips but what i get most from this forum is inspiration and ideas. Not enough hours in the day to do all the neat things i want to try.
    Ditto!

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska.

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    I can't remember how I found this site, but am so glad that I did. I have also learned so many different things, patterns, tips, etc. The funniest thing happened when I passed this site to my sister and a gal I met at the fabric store. Both of them joined the site within 24 hours, and the gal from the fabric store, emailed me to say thanks, or maybe not. She was amazed at all the good info out here, and said that she spent too much time out here also. I love it all.

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    Dangerous? You're not kidding. I spend way too much time on here sometimes, reading all the posts and gaining information and inspiration. And then yesterday I happened across something called a FabShopHop. heeheehee Sometimes I think I must have an obsessive personality. After reading about what it was, a chance to win prizes just by visiting the different quilting related sites that were listed (157 online stores) and searching for a picture of a bunny and clicking on it, and registering on each for additional prizes. I was off and running. The February shop hop was ending on the 28th (tomorrow) and it was already 11pm on the 26th. So what do I do but grab my notebook and pen, making a list as I go of the sites I visited and a checkmark when I located the bunny and a note if I signed up for a newsletter or mailing list to qualify for prizes. .....some 7 hours later (around 6am the next morning - told you I might be obsessive, lol) I had found all 157 bunnies and a set of 19 cupcake patterns for foundation piecing which are saved to my computer. I knew my time was limited and decided not to stop until I had finished. It was fun and now in a few days the next one starts for March. Who knows, maybe I'll win something. Can't win if you don't try, you know? And now I have a BUNCH of shops to choose from if I'm looking for a special fabric or a great sale. I still can't believe I sat here on this computer for 7 hours looking for bunnies....

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    I agree. I have found a few ideas on here already and have already made one. Looking for my next small and quick project to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggymunday
    Dangerous? You're not kidding. I spend way too much time on here sometimes, reading all the posts and gaining information and inspiration. And then yesterday I happened across something called a FabShopHop. heeheehee Sometimes I think I must have an obsessive personality. After reading about what it was, a chance to win prizes just by visiting the different quilting related sites that were listed (157 online stores) and searching for a picture of a bunny and clicking on it, and registering on each for additional prizes. I was off and running. The February shop hop was ending on the 28th (tomorrow) and it was already 11pm on the 26th. So what do I do but grab my notebook and pen, making a list as I go of the sites I visited and a checkmark when I located the bunny and a note if I signed up for a newsletter or mailing list to qualify for prizes. .....some 7 hours later (around 6am the next morning - told you I might be obsessive, lol) I had found all 157 bunnies and a set of 19 cupcake patterns for foundation piecing which are saved to my computer. I knew my time was limited and decided not to stop until I had finished. It was fun and now in a few days the next one starts for March. Who knows, maybe I'll win something. Can't win if you don't try, you know? And now I have a BUNCH of shops to choose from if I'm looking for a special fabric or a great sale. I still can't believe I sat here on this computer for 7 hours looking for bunnies....
    LOL I did this the other night as well. Although I could not find all 157 bunnies I did find over a 140. I am looking forward to looking for Marchs. Hopefully I will have more luck finding all of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggymunday
    Dangerous? You're not kidding. I spend way too much time on here sometimes, reading all the posts and gaining information and inspiration. And then yesterday I happened across something called a FabShopHop. heeheehee Sometimes I think I must have an obsessive personality. After reading about what it was, a chance to win prizes just by visiting the different quilting related sites that were listed (157 online stores) and searching for a picture of a bunny and clicking on it, and registering on each for additional prizes. I was off and running. The February shop hop was ending on the 28th (tomorrow) and it was already 11pm on the 26th. So what do I do but grab my notebook and pen, making a list as I go of the sites I visited and a checkmark when I located the bunny and a note if I signed up for a newsletter or mailing list to qualify for prizes. .....some 7 hours later (around 6am the next morning - told you I might be obsessive, lol) I had found all 157 bunnies and a set of 19 cupcake patterns for foundation piecing which are saved to my computer. I knew my time was limited and decided not to stop until I had finished. It was fun and now in a few days the next one starts for March. Who knows, maybe I'll win something. Can't win if you don't try, you know? And now I have a BUNCH of shops to choose from if I'm looking for a special fabric or a great sale. I still can't believe I sat here on this computer for 7 hours looking for bunnies....
    157 bunnies?? Wow! That's crazy. I looked around the site for a while, but didn't really understand. Now I know to stay far far away. Although I would like some prizes....No. I will resist!

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    It is addicting!

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    My "Quilts to Make" list has about 300 in it at last count and it seems every day there is a new one added.

    I've learned so much from this site. It inspires me to get going and do something...(that is if I can stop reading.) I don't have time to join a Quilting Guild... so this place is my Guild. Who could ask for anything more.

    Thank you one and all.

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    Welcome and join all of the other "addicts". :lol:

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    The tip I learned here that really helped me yesterday was the use of "cheater" (Clover Self Threading Needles) needles to bury my thread ends. I have macular degeneration and even with strong magnifying glasses, it was taking me forever to thread a needle and bury my thread ends. With the "cheater" needle, I saved hours yesterday. I can hear the thread pop into the needle. To those of you who posted information about "cheater" needles, Thanks you! Thank you! Now burying those thread ends is fun.

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