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Newbies

A group for new quilters as well as those who wish to offer advice and help newbies.

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Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2020

Hello!

I have been away for quite some time now. A lot of personal issues. I have decided to come back to My Quilt Place and see what's up. I don't even remember which groups I'm on! Plus, there are a lot more to check out!

Hello to anyone new! I'm wondering if Julie Beard is ago I here! Lots to catch up on!

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Surely there are some newbies/oldies that need some help out there? How can we help?

Started by Julie Beard. Last reply by Juliana Noble Giles Dec 22, 2017. 2 Replies

Well I've been back for just a few weeks and have made a decision to try and make this site more active. So I am writing to all members asking how can we get more involved. With the aim to help out…Continue

Your first quilt

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by Patricia Edkins Apr 17, 2017. 189 Replies

What did you make for your very first quilt?  Or if you are making your first one now, what is it?  For my very first quilt I made a lap size Log Cabin.  I used the book, "Log Cabin in a Day" by…Continue

What are you working on?

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by Pat Mathison Apr 9, 2016. 4 Replies

I haven't been on this site in a really long time!  Welcome to anyone new!  I was in a long dry spell. So now I'm back (again!) and I'm overwhelmed with all of the projects I stopped in the middle…Continue

Beginner

Started by Denise Stark. Last reply by Rose Guthrie Apr 8, 2016. 14 Replies

I so want to quilt, however everytime I try, the trash gets something new. I can't seem to keep straight or square and get frustrated and start over and over and over. Have tried many patterns, but…Continue

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Comment by Louise Jozwiak Fredieu on May 1, 2014 at 9:01am

hi everyone! i am almost new to quilting. i made a baby quilt 35 years ago when i was pregnant with my daughter. i did not have a table so i did everything on the floor. i did a lot of getting up and down and went into labor the day after i finished the quilt. i went into labor one month early so i always felt that the quilting is what caused it. Maybe that is why i have not quilted anything since then. Today, i am ready to forgive quilting. i now have a table. Even if i didn't, i could not get up and down like i did back then. So, here i am. i am quilting a little boy quilt for my grandson, the child of the daughter for whom i made the first (and last) quilt. i am happy to be here and look forward to quilting with you. :-)

Comment by Regina Carol on March 24, 2014 at 11:18pm

Lisa, I'm a new sewer/quilter as well. I know what you mean...wanting to do it all NOw.  I finally decided to focus on one thing and finish that. I like all aspects of learning, but I got to confused with different patterns, etc. So I am now just learning one thing at a time and learn to do it well. I hope I live long enough to do all that I want to learn. Good luck on whatever you choose is your favorite .

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 24, 2014 at 10:00am

Lisa, you CAN do a fancy project, even as a beginner. Just start with something small...a pretty embroidered mat , perhaps for the center of a table. Embellish some pretty coloured fabric with lots of fancy stitches & designs, sandwich with thin batting and add simple muslin for backing. Then just stitch around the designs you already sewed , but with tgread tgat matches tge background colour. Lastly, add your binding , or maybe a fancy braid. Make something pretty! Show off tge features you most like about your new machine as you learn them. This will give you courage to start larger more involved projects as you learn. Tote bags,mug rugs,kindle covers, wallet,the pocket of a garment...any of tgese will give you practical and useful practice getting used to tge machine. Spend about 1/2 hour at least for sewing sessiins, and do tgem often enough so you remember what you learned te time before. Best tip l can give...keep a notebook right next to the machine...whennyou figure out how to do something really cool, write down how you did it. Otgerwisw you may spend fruitless time tryingbto do sometgingbyou already figured out once, but forgot. Wish l was there to play with you :)))

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 24, 2014 at 9:48am

Lisa, l just watched the youtube post about your machine, and all l can say is "wow!" l've never seen s machine that could sew diagonally like that...cool feature ( as well as the others).

For quilting, you really only need the machine's basic functions...you can add the rest after you're more comfortable with it. Keep the manual handy in case of trouble

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Comment by Lisa Steuer-Reynolds on March 23, 2014 at 10:21pm

I have just started quilting but I am all in. I want to quilt more but find it hard to remain in my new Quilt room with my Laura Ashley / Brother Innovis NX2000 alone because I get super overwhelmed. I guess I am wanting to jump into the star quilts with Embroidery and free stitching. I am hoping this group will help me to be less overwhelmed with my mistakes and allow me to enjoy being alone in the sewing room.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 23, 2014 at 10:19am

Welcome Kay! lf there are any questions that you need answers for,there are many here who can help, also , in "forum", under "techniques" are questions/answers.( forums button along the top of page in majenta strip.

Comment by Kay Clark on March 23, 2014 at 12:15am
Hi all, I'm a new quilter and new to AQS. Trying to learn all I can about quilting so i'm thrilled to have found this site.
Comment by Marcia on January 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Good morning ladies - I won't be starting an art quilt group, because I don't do that - what I was thinking of starting was a group for fabric cutters, but not sure that is a good name for the group--what would that topic mean to you?

Comment by Regina Carol on January 19, 2014 at 1:50pm

Patbruck, here is the official site of Bo Nash Bonding agent.  You can also find it at Joanns but some of their stores do not carry it.

http://bonashstore.com/shop/angelina/bo-nash-bonding-powder/

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 17, 2014 at 11:16pm

Regina, l checked it out, but computor-related things & l don't get along well. Plus the Go Baby is a good portable unit & doesn't require electricity.

 

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