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Thread: First quilt ever!

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    I needed a baby gift for my boyfriend's sister and decided to make a quilt. little did i know it would turn into a new addiction. I made this in February of this year and am now on baby quilt #3! Did i mention that I used a school ruler and a magnetic scrapbook mat to cut out the pieces? I have since purchased a good cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter. :) I really am surprised that it turned out as square as it did.
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    Very nice! I think you're hooked!

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    and the only thing i could find to trace the quilting lines was sidewalk chalk!! HAHAHA this pic is before it was quilted

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    Wow! great job...

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    Great Job!

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    Welcome from Louisiana:) I love first quilts. Yours is great:) Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow great job....way to use what you had at the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachielou
    and the only thing i could find to trace the quilting lines was sidewalk chalk!! HAHAHA this pic is before it was quilted
    I use chalk all the time to mark my straight lines, just the regular old cheap school chalk!

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    I love how the white stars wink on the blue squares -- random, like a real sky!
    Welcome to the addiction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachielou
    and the only thing i could find to trace the quilting lines was sidewalk chalk!! HAHAHA this pic is before it was quilted
    I use chalk all the time to mark my straight lines, just the regular old cheap school chalk!
    I have since purchased actual quilting pens, pencils etc and to be honest I think the chalk works better! :) i'm going to keep using it.

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    What a wonderful first quilt, you are a pro already!!

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    What a amazing first quilt. You did a great job.

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    Great Job! You are very resourceful!

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    Nice quilt! I love the colors!

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    What a great first quilt! Welcome to the wonderful world of quilt addiction with all supplies and gotta have gizzmos.

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    Great job!

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    Super fantastic. I guess you're right about being hooked. It only takes one. Now, if we can only get you addicted to fabric....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    Super fantastic. I guess you're right about being hooked. It only takes one. Now, if we can only get you addicted to fabric....
    TOO LATE!! after making this quilt I found myself at Mill End Textiles and bought like 20 yards of fabric. I bought enough coordinating stuff for 5 quilts. I only have 2 of the "bundles" left and i'm panicking... what is the difference between need and want?? ;)

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    Very impressive first quilt! Welcome to the QAA club LOL

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    you did a great job! congrats!

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    I sure wish my first quilt had look that nice. You did a great job. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachielou
    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    Super fantastic. I guess you're right about being hooked. It only takes one. Now, if we can only get you addicted to fabric....
    TOO LATE!! after making this quilt I found myself at Mill End Textiles and bought like 20 yards of fabric. I bought enough coordinating stuff for 5 quilts. I only have 2 of the "bundles" left and i'm panicking... what is the difference between need and want?? ;)
    You need to have fabric cuz you're addicted. You want to have fabric cuz you need more. What a silly question. :shock:

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    Very pretty !! It's quite an addiction you know !!!

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    Uh oh your in trouble now! Your hooked! So much fun tho!

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    It looks wonderful!!! You did a great job on it!!!!

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