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kittymom5 Posted: Fri, Jan 20 2012 5:14 PM

Hi!  I'm new here, and new to quilting. I am a single mom with 1 teen daughter, 3 cats and a dog.  I've been around needlework since I was little, with a mother who did (and made) everything, except quilts. So I learned to knit, sew, embroider, etc., but no quilting. I remember watching my grandmother make scrap quilts, sitting in her chair all day magically making "blankets" out of old scraps.  I never got a chance to learn from her though, and have always wished I had.

Now, after meeting a lot of other quilters, I decided to just jump in and do it. So, I've got LOTS of fabric, and a huge desire to learn. I want to start with something smaller, like a baby quilt. Can you folks suggest a good pattern to start with?

I look forward to being part of this!

Thanks, 

wlknknit

PS My name stretches out to Walk and Knit, since I'm frequently doing just that! lol

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Debby replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 5:17 PM

Welcome!! 

You will like it here.  I don't have much time for online lately, but I enjoy it when I can.

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Hi wlknknit and welcome to QCA. I look forward to getting to know you.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Karla replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 5:20 PM

Welcome Wlknknit.  This is the place to be to learn about quilting and get lots of encouragement.

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 5:22 PM

Welcome to Kittymom5 - glad to see you here - there are a lot of us who love a lot of the different crafts - i started out doing all of the ones you listed but when I turned to quilting those all disappeared - I have a few afghans around that I made over 20 years ago...lol... 

Welcome to QCA!!!

 

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 5:48 PM

Welcome wlknknit :)  Glad you joined us.

 

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wlknknit, welcome to QCA.

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Georgia replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 6:51 PM

Welcome wlknknit!  Check out the Free Pattern section for some cool patterns.  I started my granddaughter out with a split nine patch pattern that is very easy to do.  I wrote a pattern for it with pictures and really good step by step directions.  If you send me a personal message with your email, I will send it to you.  Oh wait, you're new here.  I'll pop over and send you a message so you can just reply to it. 

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Leslie replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 7:57 PM

Welcome wlknknit

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Nana replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 8:26 PM

Welcome Wlknknit.   Hope you enjoy your time with us.  There are several easy patterns that you could start with.   9patch, rail fence, split 9 patch.  Just pick one and get started.   Two things are really important in quilting....  accurate cutting and an accurate scant 1/4 in seam.   When you get those things down the rest will come along fairly quickly.  If you have any questions please ask.  There is always someone here that can help.

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Angele replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 8:42 PM

Welcome Wlknknt!  glad to see you joined the QCA family!

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Frances replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 1:19 AM

A very big welcome I hope you have a great time here.

Lots of love

Francesxx

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Kris replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 1:48 AM

Welcome Wlknknit.

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 7:10 AM

Welcome Wlknknit, enjoy your time with us, great group of people here.

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gini replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 9:27 PM

hi wlknknt, welcome to the group

gini in north idaho

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