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Thread: What have you made or bought anything since you found this Quilting Board site from reading messages!

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    What have you made or bought since you found this Quilting Board site from reading the messages on this board.

    This is the #1 Quilting Board site on the internet. I want to also to thank the admin. and moderators for a job well done. I have met so many nice friends and learned alot from reading the messages.

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    The book "What I Learned from God While Quilting" it was talked about in one of the threads and I ordered that night. I love the book. Very good read....

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    I have bought more than I want to admit. I got templets, rotary cutters, cutting mats, cut and press mat, rulers, fabric, fabric and more fabric. I have made about 4 quilts finished and 3 tops waiting to be finished. I have also done a tutorial on the QB. This board has definitely forced me out of my box.

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    I was intimidated with the whole idea of the grandmothers flower garden quilt. After reading messages on here I decided I wanted to give it a try. So far so good! I've been inspired to make alot more, but I'm one of those people who just has to finish the project I've started before moving onto another.

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    I've probably bought more fabric then I would have otherwise. I have also bought a lot of different kinds of threads....my Dh bought me a new Janome for Christmas last year. I have gotten a machine quilting frame....still not used.....I have made a lot of new "friends."I have made several quilts and learned a lot! All in all I'd say I have gained a lot more then I have spent!

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    I joined one month ago. I never heard of a D9P; I've completed two tops and will teach a class next week at my LQS. I loved Ranger's avatar quilt and I am putting the second border on my version of her quilt!! I am getting ideas faster than I can cut the fabric!! I have learned in the past week to limit my time here. As much as I enjoy it, it defeats the purpose if I don't quilt!!
    Jeannie in GA

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    That is a tough question, but I know of 3 Featherweights, fabric, off the top of my head.

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    I have learned about so many patterns. I have bought fabric from board members and book they suggested.

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    Someone posted a picture of a block.... a star with a twisted border around it. They didn't know the name of it, but I've since learned it's called Twisted Star. I took her picture and made blocks and finished the quilt. It's red, white & blue and beautiful.

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    It is really hard to list all the really great things I have gained from QB. New friends, donated fabric to me, I have donated fabric in Pay it forward, I have purchased FQ, small amt of yardage, looked at lots of quilting shops, watched how to make quick pillowcases and strip quilts. I purchased a kit for very low price from quilt shop. But the real thing that I have gained is the nerve to go on and jump into that pile of fabric and if something doesn't turn out right, try it again and again or post a HELP on QB. It has been my therapy group, my quilting group and my encouragement. I have met so many new quilting friends and I would not hesitate to meet them face to face. I have never seen so many kind hearted people in one spot before. thank you QBers. It is a fun place to be. I hardly ever even check facebook anymore. Love you all. Jackie

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    I have bought several vintage sewing machines in the past couple months. I would never have know just how wonderful they are with out this board.

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    I totally agree with Jackie, The QB has been my retreat over the past few weeks and there are so many members that have encouraged me and helped my in several ways from fabric donations and some of the tools I needed and did not have. The tututorial on the QB have been great for a newbie and all the information the QB members post is even better.

    I would like to thank everyone for their kindness, thoughtfulness and prayers for my family over the past couple of months. They thank you also, if I can get my daughter to make up her mind on the design for the new quilt we are working on I will post some beginning pictures for you to see what we are doing maybe or hopefully before this week is up.

    I also hope to finish old blue grey soon since I work on it after my daughter has gone to sleep,
    ( I get more done this way). Don't tell her though.

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    I bought batiks from Roberta & the "Swish" Bargello pattern from Danmar & I just bought a couple of books. I have a list of patterns I want to try. I made a baby quilt from the Brasstown Star challenge (I will post pictures after I get it quilted). I have donated fabric & supplies to a couple of board members & feel like I have found many friends! I wish I could meet you all in person!

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    What haven't I bought? Someone will say how great a new tool or book is and I will be hooked. My latest purchase from posters is the Steady Betty. OMGosh, it is nice!

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    I only joined this board 2 days ago, and have never made a large quilt - only small quickie wall hangings. Too scared of failure, I think. After reading the Quick Jelly Roll quilt tutorial, I'm off to buy a jelly roll tomorrow. Can't wait to start. Everyone here is so inspirational and I have seen lots of quilts I covet and plan to make. Thanks everyone.

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    What is a Steady Betty???

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    What haven't I bought? Someone will say how great a new tool or book is and I will be hooked. My latest purchase from posters is the Steady Betty. OMGosh, it is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    What is a Steady Betty???

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    What haven't I bought? Someone will say how great a new tool or book is and I will be hooked. My latest purchase from posters is the Steady Betty. OMGosh, it is nice!
    http://www.steadybetty.com/

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    I have made the OBW, the D9P, and just finished a jeans and flannel rag quilt. I have started to do FMQ and still a little nervous about it. I have searched out some new quilting friends and we are getting together tomorrow evening to sew at my house. I have taken a couple of classes at my LQS. I would never have done any of this without this board. I am going out of my comfort zone and I feel VERY GOOD about it. Have recieved and paid forward and am just happy with life right now. Thanks to everyone on here who supports each other. Quilters are the greatest!! Penni

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    I just HAD to get the bow tucks pattern :-)

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to keep up but I have gained lots of ideas. I bookmark quilts I see and want to try later.

    I saw someone made a quilt from scrubs. I went from here to facebook to ask if anyone had any old scrubs they no longer wanted. There were a few so I will be collecting those and then finding a wall hanging pattern to make for the office. I work in the physical therapy program at NIU and this would be great.

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    I bought a Singer 301 at a garage sale. I don't even like old stuff, only new things. I don't like garage sales, either. I've read about all the great things others find and buy, so when I saw it, I bought it. The only reason I was there to start with is because our Guild sent out an email telling about the sale.

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    Oh gosh...you people are terrible!!! All of you!!! Enablers....thats what this board is...just a bunch of enablers!!! You started by encouraging me to shell out for a Bernina...new rulers...new gadgets everytime I go to the LQS, and fabric...my word!!! I buy more fabric since I joined the board...I also had to go buy storage bins to hold the fabric that I bought that I didn't really need (well..other than to pet). My list of "must make" quilts is over whelming too! Yup, I'd say this board has done its job to "help with the economic recovery" effort :thumbup:

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    I was inspired to make an I Spy quilt for my neice's first birthday after seeing one on this board!

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    wow , I don't even know where to begin, I have had the most productive year of my quilting since joining this board. I have picked up loads of tips, and ideas. I have learned to PP, which I am head over heals in love with. I have spend a lot, a LOT, of money :lol: :lol: on fabric and sewing supply's, who wouldn't with all the great links the we get. I have had the pleasure of working on 10 beautiful centers that belong to 10 wonderful quilters on this board, and have learned so much.The IRRs have helped me grow as a quilter. But, most of all are all the wonderful people that I have met, too numerous to mention. Living in the boonies, there is no one here to talk quilting with, so it is wonderful to come here and share with other quilters that speak the same language.
    Thanks to the Admin and all the moderators. you do wonderful work,

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    Learned abuot starching to keep blocks square, made a ironing board top, bought a bow tucks pattern and started FMQ again.

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