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Would you recommend this pattern for a first quilt?

Old 10-20-2012, 05:13 AM
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Pay attention to MTS' advice and go for it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:28 AM
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Please,Please,Please close that rotary blade after each use. I have seen a few people get badly injured by using it the way she does.

I think these strip quilts are the Best. You can go simple or more detailed.
Have Fun and I agree lots of Pics
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:29 AM
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I think it's a great quilt to start with..... really pretty. Go for it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:43 AM
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Who is MTS?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:49 AM
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Go for it girl.....
Do your best
Take your time
DO NOT sew at top speed, nice and steady slow...
pin together to keep them even
Enjoy yourself, this is a craft.....
Smile and giggle a lot....mandatory !!!!!!!!
Enjoy the ride ....this is your first......like your first love or first pie or first kiss....
It will not be perfect, nothing is.....but it will be wonderful beyond belief !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:49 AM
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For a beginner Eleanor Burns has the best instructions and the simplest methods to use.
Her website Quilt In A Day has lots of videos also.
Missouri Star has a simple layer cake pattern that would be a good beginner pattern. Its the one where you cut off 3 in of the layer cake then restack and sew togather.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:23 AM
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Looks like something I might try and I am a beginning quilter, I would of course follow all the recommendations given here! Have fun quilting!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Littlebearquiltingboard View Post

After receiving some great advice from my thread about supplies I feel ready to tackle my first proper quilt.

I saw this pattern today. There is a written pattern and a tutorial at Missouri Quilt Co.


Would you recommend this as a first pattern for me to tackle? I have general sewing skills but patchwork and quilting are new to me.

Many thanks.

Clare x

Looks like a great choice for a first quilt
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ranger View Post
Looking back, I can tell you that if I knew all that could go wrong, I never would have attempted my first quilt.
I had to deal with bias edges and they were a bear.
I dealt with it and came out with a pretty good quilt for a beginner.
I still don't like working with bias edges.
Starching is strongly recommended.
Reminder --------------if you have just a few bias edges, blue painters tape does wonders to stabilize the bias cut until after you sew. Just don't sew thru the tape or you'll be picking blue bits for two weeks.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:46 AM
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I think it would be perfect for a first quilt. One thing I recommend is starching your fabric. I think it helps having that crispness when cutting and sewing the pieces.

I see some people have told their stories about their first quilt so I'll jump on the band wagon. My first quilt was easy, though I had no idea how to finish the edges so I had folded them inward about a 1/4" and top stitched around the edge. It was my second quilt that was a pain. For some reason I had decided to do a recycled denim jeans quilt. It was just a simple patchwork quilt, but it was heavy and it was the middle of May and at the time we had no air conditioning. I had recently joined the board before starting the quilt and some thought I was nuts for doing a denim quilt as my second quilt ever. lol
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