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Thread: My First Quilt!

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    Smile My First Quilt!

    This is a picture of my first quilt top. The pattern is called Patched Fence which I found in Weekend Quilts & Pillows by Deborah Hearn. The pattern made a 76" square; however, I wanted it to fit my California King, with a 12" drop on each side. So I increased it to 114"W x 102"L. I know I made mistakes and it isn't perfect; however, I love it and can't wait to quilt it. Which does bring me to a dilemma. I just have a regular sewing machine. I have a feeling this is going to give me major gray hair!!
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    Nice looking quilt

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    Excellent first quilt! I have quilted a jumbo queen on a regular little Brother machine from Walmart. It wasn't easy but it is done.

    You might try looking at Quilting in Sections by Marti Michell. It's a book, but you can also find online videos to give you the idea. It might make it easier for you to get it done.

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    Looks great... I see no errors! Welcome to the addiction!!
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    very nice quilt

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    You are braver than I am. I'd probably hand quilt it before I'd attempt to quilt it on my regular machine. I love the quilt by the way.
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    That is amazing! Hard to believe this is your first quilt! I don't see any mistakes either. I love to quilt but have no patience to hand quilt my creations and I have no idea how to get it done on my sewing machine so I confess to having someone else quilt them for me. I still love them though. Good luck with your quilting!!

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    nicely done
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    Your quilt is beautiful & big! You did a great job! Good luck on the quilting!

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    I have no patience for handquilting either. I am meeting with a lady I met at Joanne's who teaches quilting. I am sure she will guide me in the right direction.
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    Congratulations on piecing you first quilt; now enjoy the satisfaction of quilting it too!
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    Very pretty quilt and have fun quilting it. Look on you tube to watch some quilting video''s, pool the quilt up so it's not heavy and dragging when your quilting it.
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    I have quilted my own but I wouldn't try a king. When I do a baby quilt, I tape the backing right side down to my floor. When all the wrinkles are taught I add the batting and quilt top and pin, pin, pin. Then you have to roll it as you have to start in the middle. Good luck.

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    Nice looking quilt.

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    Great quilt! You did a wonderful job on it and I'm sure you will treasure it forever.
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    Nice quilt, looks like a lot of work. Thank you for sharing.

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    Wow. It will be beautiful however you choose to quilt it, but if you have the patience, hand quilting it would be lovely.

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    congrats on your first quilt! Wonderful workmanship!

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    Great job on your first quilt!!! It is such a feeling of accomplishment, be proud! I hope we've turned you into an addict! Lol*
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    Nice quilt? Machine quilting a good-size quilt on your machine is like eating an elephant...one section at a time. You cando it! Show pics please!
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    Very pretty quilt. Good luck with the quilting.

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    great quilt!!!!!

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    great job, mistakes are acceptable

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    Beautiful job and congrats on your first of many!
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    Awesome first quilt!
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