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valadeejo Posted: Wed, Oct 23 2013 8:12 PM

HI!  My name is Val. I have made quilts but I would tie them. My desire is to learn how to quilt using my own machine.  I am excited about all the possibilities that comes with machine quilting.  I have two twin size quilts, that are for my two grand-daughters, that are ready for quilting and would love to machine quilt them but apprehensive to do so.  I also look forward to forging new friendships within this quilting world and learning from all of your experiences and expertise.

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Hi Val - Welcome to the club. You will love it here. I quilt my own quilts on my domestic machine and it is my favorite part. Before you actually quilt your tops, you might want to check out you tube. There are a lot of very good tutorials for free motion quilting. It helps to make practice sandwiches and practice. If you practice everyday for about 3 weeks, it will go much smoother. You tube is a very good resource for almost everything quilting. Looking forward to seeing some of your quilts. Whereabouts are you from?

Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting

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weezee56 replied on Wed, Oct 23 2013 9:15 PM

HI Val, welcome, I too have tied quilts in the past, now I quilt with my sewing machine. Its much faster.

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Oct 23 2013 11:58 PM

Welcome, Val!


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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Kris replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 12:11 AM

Welcome Val.

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 12:39 AM

Hi val, welcome to the group.

gini in north idaho

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Leslie replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 5:12 AM

Hi Val, welcome

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Welcome, Val

Once you try quilting your quilts, you will be addicted - its' great fun.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Barbara

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Hi Val!

Welcome yo the club. I am a fairly new quilter myself. You will find so much help here from all the wonderful, experienced quilters that belong to the group. Also, I have used YouTube a lot as a great resource for learning new things.

 

Can't wait to see those twin quilts finished!!

Linda Gless - Hartford, WI

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Marie replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 9:24 AM

Hi Val, welcome!  Nice to have you join us, enjoy!

Millbury, MA

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Welcome Val. Good to have you with us.


In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Karla replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 12:20 AM

Welcome Val.

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Susan replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 12:57 AM

Welcome, Val ! Where are you from ? You will find the people here to be very helpful  and friendly. Hope to see a pic of your quilts. There,s lots going on if you look around the site you will find something to interest you, Im sure.    Susan

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