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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 margie etchberger on January 17, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi Regina, I am new to this site also, but I love it alreadyI  I am fairly new to quilting, have made a few quilts, and I am very interested in quilt art.  I just spoke to my friend at our guild meeting Saturday if she would help me when I go to start my first art piece. Cant wait, but it wont be for a little while.  I would appreciate any hints or help!:)

Comment by patbruck on January 17, 2014 at 3:59pm

Marcia,I'd like it if you start an art group,that is mostly what I do,will be glad to share some of my techniques.

 

Regina, I have never heard of of Bo-Nash Fuse it powder.,tell me where you can get it.

Comment by Regina Carol on January 17, 2014 at 2:03pm

I see several of you are thinking about buying a Go or Baby Go. Before you do check out the new Scan n' Cut by Brothers. google it. no need to buy dies. It is laser cut. I saw a demo of it and it's on my list to buy.

Comment by Regina Carol on January 17, 2014 at 1:58pm

Marcia, I'll join you if you start an art quilt group. I need all the help I can receive. Have you done any artsy wall hangings, or landscaping or watercolors? I'd like to try "confetti" landscapes. Use up all my scraps. I bought something called Bo-Nash Fuse It powder. It is to be used with the confetti and bonds fabrics together instantly. Has anyone used it before.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 17, 2014 at 1:09pm

Regina Carol, you sent us a message about art quilts( btw you can comment on here by filling in the comment box then hit "add comment" box underneath it). I checked the list of "groups" and couldn't find an art quilt group already existing...maybe you should start one :)

Comment by Marcia on January 7, 2014 at 12:25am
Well I think I'll just start one tomorrow
Comment by Riana Noyes on January 6, 2014 at 2:22pm

Marcia, l think a group for those using ANY brand of cutter would be great...that way  comparisons of brands as well as ideas/tips would flow w/o someone thinking they "don't belong".lt would also help those who are thinking of up-sizingbto a studio cutter make up their minds. l'm not buying 'til the big quilt show in next town end of mo. in case there's are multiple vendors there to comparison shop. Thanks for the Amazon idea ( pricing). l don't believe l'd ever get a used one ( Craig's) because l wouldn't know if someone had misused/ruined it.

 BTW, what were you doing wrong? l also wonder about pics. of dies l've seen where 2 or 3 sizes  appear to be on one dye. What if you didn't want to cut te other sizes? Questions like this could be answered.

Comment by Marcia on January 6, 2014 at 10:04am

Jennifer I love your color combination and what a good idea about cutting scraps in the hexie shape.  I haven't bought that die yet. 

Riana, glad you made your migration with no problems.  And, I see you have decided on the Baby Go.  Before you buy it, check Amazon, and other places on the web to search pricing.  I buy a lot of my dies from Fabric.com

I sure have had a lot of difficulty on placing the fabric correctly on the dies.  Last week I had a private lesson on using the Go, and that is going to help me a lot.  I was getting to the point of being afraid to use it - I ruined so much fabric.  Strips were coming out wonky and squares were short. But I think it will be ok from now on.  Do you think it would be a good idea to set-up a "group" for the Accu quilt cutters?

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 5, 2014 at 5:27pm

Love tge colors, Jenifer. I'm looking to purchase Go Baby cutter, and plan to get "apple core" die to use on my smaller non-strip scraps:)

Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on December 31, 2013 at 10:19am

Hello everyone!  Here's a pic of my Tropical Twist Table Runner.  I just finished this yesterday!

 

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