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Lori Posted: Wed, Mar 14 2012 9:56 PM

Have been playing around with quilting and I love it!! Finished 2 quilts with some errors but I am determined to learn every little trick, technique there is to learn about quilting.  Right now I am working on a memory quilt for my 3 year old son.    Would be glad to here from anyone that has tips to pass on..

 

          Happy Quilting!!

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gini replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 10:11 PM

hi lori, welcome to the group

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Barbara replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 10:25 PM

Lori,welcome to the club, you're gonna love it here , Barbara

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Jeanine replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 10:49 PM

Welcome.  How are you making your memory quilt? From baby clothes?  Would love to see it.

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Kris replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 1:33 AM

Welcome Lori.

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Lori--

Welcome.  You'll find lots of friendly, helpful folks here, so whenever you have a question just ask away.

 

Kissimmee, FL

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Erica replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 9:26 AM

Dear Lori,

 

I too am working on a memory quilt for my 18 year old daughter. I have sewed her various dresses over the years. When I sewed her a new outfit, I saved all the scraps and have been slowly but surely cutting out the different shapes. I also have all of her Girl Scout vests from her years in there along with a photo of her troop. I swear by the end of this, I will be darn good a quilting. Currently I have not started to put it together, due to I am still cutting out shapes. I wish now I would have take the time all those years ago to cut up the shapes as I went. Good luck on yours, Erica

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 9:26 AM

Hi, Lori. Welcome. If you haven't taken any classes at your local LQS, I would strongly advise it. It really helped me learn to avoid so many mistakes. And, ask lots of questions here as we have some very expert quilters among us.

Sukochi

 

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Susan replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 9:37 AM

Welcome, Lori! You may find Jenny Doan,s Quilting Quickly 1 On Craftsy.com very helpful. Some of us here have taken her classes. She is a wonderful teacher and down to earth person whose children own Missouri Star Quilt Company where you can view free tutorials. Good Luck with your memory quilt. Where are you from?     Susan, North Florida

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Nana replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 11:45 AM

Welcome Lori.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.

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Caryl Anne replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 12:07 PM

Hello Lori and Shaelawnsmom, welcome to QCA. You have good advice to seek out your local quilt shop for a beginners class, even if you have started of finished one or two, as taking a beginner class will show you the importance of using the proper way to prepare your fabrics, cutting techniques and of course the most important; stitching the top using a 1/4" seam allowance. With these basics you will eliminate having heart aches when things don't fit or sew properly. I have been quilting for near 20 years and I HATE unsewing it is so frustrating. Still today to not have squares be squares or those pesky points not lining up. It is usually because a piece was not cut correctly OR my speedy self gets into too big a hurry.

 Slow down this is not a race of time but a precise movement through the process. Have fun doing your memory quilt, and BREATHE.
asking questions is a GOOD thing, we all started somewhere.

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Welcome to the club Lori.

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 Shaelawnsmom, welcome to the club.

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Ramona replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 3:23 PM

Lori,

Welcome to the group!

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Dara replied on Thu, Mar 15 2012 7:28 PM

Welcome to the group Lori.  I'm sure you will learn a lot here.  I know I have!

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