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Thread: Finally I am done with my first quilt!!!

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    Well after battling with my binding today on my very first quilt I am finally finished! Not as perfect as I would have liked, but I still love it! I like it more and more as I look at it and see my mistakes less and less. I know my next quilt will go much smoother! Thanks again for everyones help!
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    That's a stunning looking quilt. The recipient will be really happy with it I'm sure.

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    Great job, love it.

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    great job. and isn't that a wonderful feeling!!!!

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    It is I am so glad I completed it, and cant wait to start my next one, well I already have a quilt for kids in progress but next is one for each of my daughters I already know exactly what I am going to do!

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    CUTE!


    i love the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    be proud of YOURSELF.

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    Looks great! I love the white and black checkers

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    Really cute quilt and great work on it!

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    It turned out GREAT!! :thumbup: I am so happy that you have finally finished it. I knew you could do it!!
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    Wow great quilt. Love the fabrics. What are you going to do next?

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    Wow, well I'm impressed since I have never DONE ONE in my whole 63 years of life. I am a retired teacher, and now I am in need of being taught, so we never stop learning do we? Anyone have some ideas how to even get started. i went to JoAnn's and got totally confused, all those cutting boards and tools and just lost, then the money side of it, where to find some fabric to start at least practicing with. I don't want to get into money issues here, but I live on SSDI which ummm is really bad, and I have to watch it, but I also want to learn to teach the kids I work with at St. Jude's and Sunrise Children's. Some are VERY able to do some of this and it gave me an idea. Now I need ideas to find materials and of course I need to learn to be a good teacher for them and for me. Anyone know where to start.....I know I am SOOOO GREEN. I also want to share what I learn with the kids and others too. So I'm open to anyone who cares to share with me. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS SO MUCH ON YOUR ENDEAVOR, I'm proud of you and your perserverance. GREAT JOB, and if you made mistakes I sure don't see them, not that I'm any expert, by far NOT. But I think that is so cool. SO good for you. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
    Connie/Constance

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    What part of E. Washington, I spent MUCH of my childhood in Prosser and Grandview. How fun to find people on here from my roots. I spent every minute I could with my grandmother and grandfather, who ran the Chandler power plant in between Benton City and Prosser. Do you know where that is?

    My very best, and Merry Christmas to you,

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    How do I put my photo, I wanted to do another one, can't seem to find it, figures, how do you put it so that it's whenever you post it's on the left side?
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    You did a wonderful job on your son's quilt!!! :D:D:D
    Is that him in the corner of the picture?
    I can't wait to see your next quilts!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constance
    Wow, well I'm impressed since I have never DONE ONE in my whole 63 years of life. I am a retired teacher, and now I am in need of being taught, so we never stop learning do we? Anyone have some ideas how to even get started. i went to JoAnn's and got totally confused, all those cutting boards and tools and just lost, then the money side of it, where to find some fabric to start at least practicing with. I don't want to get into money issues here, but I live on SSDI which ummm is really bad, and I have to watch it, but I also want to learn to teach the kids I work with at St. Jude's and Sunrise Children's. Some are VERY able to do some of this and it gave me an idea. Now I need ideas to find materials and of course I need to learn to be a good teacher for them and for me. Anyone know where to start.....I know I am SOOOO GREEN. I also want to share what I learn with the kids and others too. So I'm open to anyone who cares to share with me. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS SO MUCH ON YOUR ENDEAVOR, I'm proud of you and your perserverance. GREAT JOB, and if you made mistakes I sure don't see them, not that I'm any expert, by far NOT. But I think that is so cool. SO good for you. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
    Connie/Constance
    Hi!!!
    If you start a new post in the Main section with all of these questions, you will get a lot more responses :D:D:D
    Go to Main and at the top of the page click on start new topic
    Type in the subject title what you need help with
    Then put your questions in the box and click send. :D:D:D

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    Great job :thumbup:

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    Good job!!! Time to start on the 2nd one! ;)

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    Constance, you will get it. I am still confused when I go to Joann. I don't get to see bunches of fabrics alll together mostly because my group gets donated fabric and I work from that. I do star gaze a lot on the internets to see different types and colors put together which seems the hardest thing for me to do. I get confused when I go to the LQS Connecting threads and the way they market their line seems the easiest for me. When I first started to want to quilt, I bought a huge garbage bag size of mixed fabrics from Goodwill and sewed a quilt with those. Happily sewing away, but not knowing points were supposed to meet etc. :mrgreen: I use it now as a blanket in the trunk of the car and handy for picnics too. In my ignorance, I bought about six different size rulers without even knowing what they were for or how to use them. LOL--as it turns out I use every single one of them. Enjoy your new hobby. This place is so chock full of nice people who are always willing to help in any way they can.

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    Beautiful first job!

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    Great Job! It looks wonderful! I just got my first quilt under my belt too- doesn't it feel amazing?! Keep it up!

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    Great job! I like how you incorporated the finish flag with the cars fabric. I remember how accomplished I felt when I finished my first one. I couldn't wait to start on the next!! :lol:

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    fantastic job!!!!

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    Great job!
    Always something special about a 1st quilt!

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    It looks seww cute :!: First of many :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constance
    Wow, well I'm impressed since I have never DONE ONE in my whole 63 years of life. I am a retired teacher, and now I am in need of being taught, so we never stop learning do we? Anyone have some ideas how to even get started. i went to JoAnn's and got totally confused, all those cutting boards and tools and just lost, then the money side of it, where to find some fabric to start at least practicing with. I don't want to get into money issues here, but I live on SSDI which ummm is really bad, and I have to watch it, but I also want to learn to teach the kids I work with at St. Jude's and Sunrise Children's. Some are VERY able to do some of this and it gave me an idea. Now I need ideas to find materials and of course I need to learn to be a good teacher for them and for me. Anyone know where to start.....I know I am SOOOO GREEN. I also want to share what I learn with the kids and others too. So I'm open to anyone who cares to share with me. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS SO MUCH ON YOUR ENDEAVOR, I'm proud of you and your perserverance. GREAT JOB, and if you made mistakes I sure don't see them, not that I'm any expert, by far NOT. But I think that is so cool. SO good for you. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
    Connie/Constance
    Welcome to the board, Constance!

    If your LQS doesn't offer a beginning quilter's class, check out Alex Anderson's book "Start Quilting With Alex Anderson - Third Edition". I have an earlier edition I purchased when I took my beginning quilters class years ago, and Alex's steps are easy to follow...hope this helps!

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