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Thread: My first attempt at quilting

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    Here are tops that I have made for my three grandsons. Not sure if I want to try to quilt myself (which would be a first) or have them quilted by someone who is experienced.

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    Here is the middle grandsons quilt. The back will be the same chocolate brown as the one inch border.

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    Great job!

    One question.....why is your floor so clean? lol

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    here is the youngest grandsons quilt. I have not decided on the back yet. Still looking.

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    This is my new sewing room we are in the process of setting up. Believe me the dinning room floor is a mess.. :lol:

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    they're awesome!!!

    i think you should quilt them yourself. you have to learn sooner or later and these tops are simple enough to learn on.

    you could do a stitch in the ditch around the blocks.

    buy a walking foot for your machine and save yourself hundreds of dollars and get a jump on a skill you'll have to learn anyway.

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    They are going to love them!!! I really like the Harley quilt :D :D :D

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    Here is the funny part. I have a long arm machine but I don't know how to use it. How ironic.....

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    Very nice!!!

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    Good job! I like your color choices....I'm sure the grandsons will like them and think of you every time they cuddle in! :mrgreen:

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    good job hope to see more

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    Wow! You've been really busy. I agree with Klue - try stitching in the ditch! You'll do great! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love your dinosaur fabric.. where did you find that?

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    WOw, what great fabrics, I love all of them! I agree with the others - bite the bullet and give the quilting a go yourself. I started off with stitch in the ditch, or doing a straight line grid in diagonals across the quilt, it is easy enough and looks good too. Let us know what you decide to do!

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    Those are all so cool! I bet you could quilt them. Just jump in!

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    I think they are going to love them!

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    They are all so cute. Why not take a try a quilting. You might find you love it.

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    Dear it is time you put that long arm to use, just look at the video and get started with flat fabric that has little value and practice, practice and more practice. Soon you will be a pro and you might find that you have little time for anything else. All it takes it a big step forward and lots of practice. Now get started.

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    Wow! Great job on them all. :D

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    Great job! They all look great - especially like the motorcycle quilt!

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    So Cool! I've been looking everywhere for MOTORCYCLE fabric, where on earth did you find it???

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    Your quilts, for your grandson's, are
    wonderful!! :D I really like the theme's
    you picked for each & the backs are
    just as nice as the fronts!! :D
    Great Job!! :D
    Sulabug,
    :D :D :D

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    thank you everyone for the encouraging words. I think I will try my hand at quilting by starting with the youngest grandsons quilt (it is smaller and easier to handle :lol: )

    For those who asked about the dinasour and motorcycle fabric, I bought from my local quilt store they have a website www.quiltcountry.com. The backing for the motorcycle quilt is actually a full size sheet that I bought off ebay.

    I will keep everyone posted.

    One question, where can I get a tutorial on how to load the long arm frame? I think it is about time I tighted up my belt and took a swing at my longarm....we will see who wins the machine or me..... :lol:

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    Great job on the tops for your grandsons. Did they help you pick out the fabrics? It's really hard to find fabrics for boys! Your LQS is a winner for having all of the ones you used!

    I really agree with whoever said PRACTICE WITH FABRIC YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT FIRST! Don't take a chance on ruining one of those nice tops you made for your grandsons!

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