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Thread: I brand new at learning to sew.

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    Super Member wanda lou's Avatar
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    Watch the blind quilter on you tube, she is amazing. she made me turn my I can't into my (I Can do this.)
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    I use june taylor cutting system for cutting strips, there are slots measured so as long as your fabric is straight you should be good. I cant cut otherwise. i am visually impaired and very bad at math so my cuts before were useless! Look online, get the biggest one they have. I have the 1|2 and 1|4" slots and one for 1|8 but use the 1|2, 1|4 " all the time!!!

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    Welcome. I haven't been quilting long and really find this group helpful. In addition to youtube instructional videos I'd also recommend the public library for quilting magazines and books. As far as basic tools the must have list posted by Rainsprite is perfect. I also find a 1/4 inch quilting pressure foot is invaluable to help keep your seams accurate. Good luck and post photos when you finish your projects.

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    Welcome to the board. I'm not a person who gets a lot out of just words either, so I love You Tube. They have videos for almost everything. Even when I mute the sound (because it's in a foreign language) the pictures make more sense. And, no, there are not any stupid questions. Ask anything you need to know, we'll answer. We've all been where you are. And when you are tired, take a break. Fatigue only leads to mistakes and the main thing is to HAVE FUN!

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    I have a friend with MS that took up sewing about 3 years ago....you should see how well she quilts now!!!! You will do wonderful and the internet is full of helpful ideas as well as here!!!!

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    What a great way to take your mind off things. Good luck and have fun that's what it's all about.
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    Ask around and find some quilters or a guild in your area. Believe me you will have a fantastic, ready-made support group for both your sewing endeavors and your personal/health challenges. God bless.

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    I have MS also. I sew & knit. I do everything I can do. You go Girl.

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    Good luck to you, it will be a great hobby to pas the time. God Bless.

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    The 40% at JoAnn's is only good on regular priced items and they keep lots of stuff on sale.

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    Get the ruler with the safe guide and some
    Fons and Porter safety gloves.

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    You could use utube videos to help now. Look to look fork local people to you who could come and show you how to thread the machine and any other problem you have .

    Quilters are very. Friendly and will share their knowledge with pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    Be sure and buy your supplies at Joann fabrics store if possible. You can find coupons online and sign up for email coupons and snail mail coupons. That way you can use a 40% off coupon for any item you choose.
    Don't forget Hobby Lobby. They have 40% off coupon for any one item EACH WEEK! (in our area newspaper) For you all out there (in quiltiing land), ANYONE can go on line to the Hobby Lobby site and download one of these coupons, each week. I live too far away from a Hobby Lobby to spend the gasoline on a regular basis....however, if you have one somewhat nearby, try to get one of your basics, each week, with this great deal. This is a good way to get your cutting mat, your basic rulers, rotary cutter, and good pair of "fabric-ONLY" scissors, and you'll be set to be off and running! Welcome to quilting, and Have fun! (Hug!)
    Last edited by JulieD; 07-08-2013 at 07:47 PM. Reason: forgot the rotary cutter!

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    you tube is a good learning tool

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