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Thread: My First Block

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    This is my very first block, to be honest it's my first time using a sewing machine. Had to read the manual to figure out how to use the machine thread broke about a dozen times. 4 hours later and I'm a half inch short on both sides. Oh well its only practice probably wont even put it in a quilt.
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    Good job! And such fun fabric.

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    Joe that is a perfect block , great work keep up the good work :thumbup:

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    WOW! I think this is an awesome block! You are doing a great job. Keep up the great work.

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    Love this fun block, keep going, you must put it into a quilt, I can imagine it completed and being enjoyed by a special child.

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    That's beautiful!Who wouldn't want a pillow like that for their
    bed or favorite chair?-Or pillowcase.It's your *first*?Wow.

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    Looks so bright and cheery, ready for its' friends. Keep it. It is the start of your stash. You can put it together with something else later.

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    Thanks for the encouragement everybody now that I look at it again its only short by 1/4" on each side it's 12" instead of 12 1/2" I'm sure i can figure a way to make it fit in a quilt.

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    Nice start! I think you have a knack for quilting! Make more!

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    it looks great for a first block! if you are not sure where to use it yet save it for a sampler or scrappy that you can do later

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    Welcome Joe! Great job!

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    Welcome Joe, from another Granite Stater.

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    Joe, great job on first quilt block and using your sewing machine for the first time! I'd put your block in a frame and hang it above your sewing machine to look at for inspiration and guidance each time you sew and see how far you've come. You can see your growth as a quilter from this block to the next and next and before you know it, you've got a whole quilt done!! Keep up the good work!

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    You're off to a great start. Just remember 1/4" :P :P

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    Great first block!

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    Fun first project. Nice job!

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    And it is well pressed! Job well done.

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    Great job!

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    For a first block using a new machine that wouldn't cooperate, you did good :thumbup:

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    Great! Can't wait to see what you do next.

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    Practice blocks make wonderful pot holders and a great way to practise FMQ

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    Looks pretty good to me. You're off to a great start.

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    I think you did a fantastic job. Please keep it up

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    great job on your block! You could frame it on the wall, to show your first block!

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    That is such a cute block. I love the fabrics. I say go ahead and make more. It would be a cute quilt. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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