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    I need to know where to start?

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    where to start what?

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. Start what?

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    start quilting???

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    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.
    Hey I thought this was a 12 step program!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.
    Hey I thought this was a 12 step program!
    LOL.... Nope... only 6 :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by morningstar
    I need to know where to start?
    I see you've been with us for over a year and you still haven't started!!?? :D :D :D How can we help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.
    Hey I thought this was a 12 step program!
    It's 12 if you do all of them wrong the first time :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.
    Hey I thought this was a 12 step program!
    It's 12 if you do all of them wrong the first time :)
    LOL... STOP talking about me!~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.
    Hey I thought this was a 12 step program!
    12 steps are for the recovery program. None of us want to recover!!!
    LOL.... Nope... only 6 :D

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    Well, you forgot some details:

    3a Buy fabric.
    3b Prewash fabric
    3c Press fabric
    5b Realize that you sewn two pieces wrong sides together and rip it.
    5c Resew them
    5d Press the top

    Bingo, we are a 12-step program. lol

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    buy a basic begnner book and work thru the pages. Look for Beginning Quilting by Alex Anderson
    You need a progression of instructions to follow.

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    I feel someome pulling my leg!

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    Here is a good place to start :D:D:D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-66776-1.htm

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    Too much joy ladies!

    ...uh, well no, that'll be never.

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    Don't forget the starch somewhere in that program if you are cutting pieces on the bias.

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    Do you sew at all? If not you might want to take a beginner quilting course so they can go over the machine etc. and let them know up front that you are new to sewing and quilting so they can put you in the correct class.

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    with coffee and chocolate, of course.......but a good basic class is always a good place to start, learn the basics of handling the fabric - how to cut, how to sew a consistent quarter inch seam, some basic blocks like nine patch, friendship star, rail fence. Pretty soon you can make a sampler quilt of all the basics and then you are hooked!!!

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    This place is always good for a laugh.
    Some start with the fabric others with a pattern. Go for something not too difficult, that way the process will be fun and not a chore. Ask questions here if needed and someone will have an answer.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
    kathyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    buy a basic begnner book and work thru the pages. Look for Beginning Quilting by Alex Anderson
    You need a progression of instructions to follow.
    This is a great idea if you are a self starter who likes to work at her own pace. This is how I learned, along with help from my aunt. Taking a beginner class is also a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morningstar
    I need to know where to start?
    I got a book from the library on making a simple sampler quilt. That will teach you the basic blocks where you will learn a skill with each one. If you like the book, buy it online, used and start your "library."

    Join a quilt guild in your area. They love to take new members under their wing, they might have inexpensive workshops and they usually have a book "library" that their member donate to.

    I would take a beginners class too, if you can. Or even sit down with another quilter if you know one. You will learn more tips and shortcuts in a day that will save you so much time, money and headache in the end. Good luck, stick with it and let us know how it goes.

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    I agree with most of the above but number one is BUY FABRIC YOU LOVE or you may not finish!!! GOOD LUCK and just begin.

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    I agree with most of the above but number one is BUY FABRIC YOU LOVE or you may not finish!!! GOOD LUCK and just begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    If you are starting to quilt.
    Step 1... find a SIMPLE quilt pattern ... a 9 patch is a very good place to begin. Most beginners needs to start with a 12 inch block
    Step 2... decide if you want a "scrappy" - many colors or a "planned" - only certain colors
    Step 3... decide on what colors you want in your quilt....
    Step 4... Accurately cut out your squares...
    Step 5... sew these squares together using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    Step 6 ... post pictures to this board so we can ooo and ahhh over your beautiful creation.

    Step 3a - wash, dry and iron/press your fabrics before cutting them

    Step 7 ... press as you go

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