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Thread: My "first" top cut and pieced all by myself!

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    Senior Member tron80's Avatar
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    Smile My "first" top cut and pieced all by myself!

    Until now basically all my quilts were done with precuts and fabrics collections. They are beautiful and love them.
    But there are an AFTER!... After I’d known about this awesome board.
    With you I larned a lot, and the result is this simple quilt “The casual fit” quilt for my DH. Without this forum I couldn't have done it. Thank you by heart.

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    It is 59” x 68” size and my husband loves it. Now is sandwiched and ready for handquilt. This top is the sum of several fantastic lessons:

    1.- I’ve got scraps. Yes and It was fun cuting and chopping in the correct sizes, basicaly 5” charms whith the Shape cut ruler of June Taylor and not afraid of doing it bad because they are scraps (Now I’m a pro!)
    2.- What to do with used shirts? Well, cut them of course! A lot of fun, more fabric for my quilt!!! Thank you Seven Shirts + Seven Steps tutorial.
    3.- With a lot of 5” recycled charms and the tutorial of easy HST I began my controlled scrap, bought a neutral tan for blend and a a blue backquilt (it’s a guy quilt!)
    4.- And… I pieded it with my “new” singer FW. Thank you vintage machine fans. I learned about this one in this board. And now I’ve got three.
    5.- And the best part is that I am cutting my second one in red & white with a tutorial of Jenny Doan MSQC: The Jacob's Ladder Remix Quilt. And learning to do easy four patch blocks. I loooove easy tutorials!

    The prewash of fabrics and yours tips antibledders are very useful I hope I've do it correctly...

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    Happy Quilting!

    Well I almost forgot my design wall, also an idea from this board.

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    that turned out great! congratulations- and we hope to see many more.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    That looks fantastic ! Great job !! And remember, there are no rules about having to keep all the fabrics from a pre-cut bundle together ! This is one I just finished that I used up some of my " left over " Charms and FQ's that I had from other projects !

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    If you ever see a quilt without any flaws, rest assured that I did not make it ! http://slightlyoffquilter.com

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    Your quilt looks wonderful! Great job.
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    Really beautiful. Thank you for describing what you learned since you are a member of this board and the steps that led you to these beautiful quilts. It is amazing how much we learn from every member here!
    I love looking at your accomplishments here, you make real beautiful quilts

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    That is one of the nicest man quilts I've seen. No wonder your husband likes it!

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    I love your half square triangle quilt and especially love how you recycled old shirts. Great Job!

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    Love your quilt! I especially like how you chose the name for it!
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    Great looking quilt and quilt in progress. I love those kinds of quilts.
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    That is a perfect quilt for a guy. It can sometimes be difficult to make something that is masculine looking. And I know what you mean about learning so much from this board. I think that I learned almost everything that I know so far from all the kind people here.

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    Well done and great quilts! I love your design wall and it looks so handy.

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    You made a great quilt.
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    Great man quilt. you are doing a wonderful job.

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    Very nice - thanks for sharing.
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    The quilt you made for your hubby is beautiful! Yes, this is a great place to learn. Every day I think I pick up a new idea from this board. Keep up the great work!

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    Great job. I am sure your husband is thrilled with it.
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    Love your manly quilt. ......

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    Love your quilt!! I love using plaids in quilts!!

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    Good work! I think most of what I have learned about quilting, I've gleaned from the Quiltboard.
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    Amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!
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    I agree that this board is the most valuable quilting resource. I have also learned so much. Looking forward to seeing many more posts from you.

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    Congratulations! You're an ole pro now.
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    wtg very nice!!!!!
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    Congrats on your beautiful top!!
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    really like that man quilt! perfect color choices---looks like a KIT!
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