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June 20th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Has anyone made a quilt?
How did you learn?

I would love to learn to make quilts and wonder if taking a class at like Joann Fabrics is worth the money or a waste. Any tips or advice is welcome.
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June 21st, 2011, 08:11 AM
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I never have, but I have a kit waiting to be made.
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June 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Hi Jessi,

I quilt. You can find many sites and videos online. Quilt in a day books are great. I also take classes at the local quilting supply store, if find them great for when I need inspiration and want to learn something new. If you have any questions just let me know. Happy quilting.
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July 3rd, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Thanks. I did find a small quilting shop and signed up for a class but it got canceled . I was super bummed. I really want to learn. I picked up a kit at Joann Fabrics and a book that looked good. My only concern is I don't have a walking foot for my sewing machine so I don't know if I should get that before trying to quilt. I will check youtube for some videos too thanks. I always forget about that. Thanks for the post.
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July 7th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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I'm a quilter, about to finish my new sewing room in about ten days!
I started learning when I worked with a bunch of quilters at one of my jobs, I didn't take a course until much later, I just grabbed a book on Rail Fences and figured it out myself and asked the ladies for help if I got stuck. Start with something small until you get the hang of it, its easier. My first quilt was a double sized Rail Fence-I still have it and I made that 12 years ago
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July 11th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Thanks Marie. I have decided to hold off on learning to quilt right now simply for time and space reasons. I am doing a lot of crochet and making lots of blankets that way. DH keeps joking I should start selling them, after I make certain ones for him LOL.
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July 11th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Jess,

I was looking into starting to quilt. I got a lot of books from the library and drooled at Etsy. I realized there are a lot of steps to quilting. Since I have a machine but don't sew, and have an iron but don't iron I thought it best to learn these skills before even commiting to a huge quilt! LOL like you I am doing a lot of crocheting.
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July 11th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Yeah I don't mind the ironing and such its just a matter of figuring it all out. And I am loving the afghans. I really want to learn how to make hats and stuff too. I can't imagine it's that hard.
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July 12th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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My grandmother just gave me a book on fabric folding for quilts. I don't sew anything, but someday would love to try it. I, too, am a crocheter.
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July 18th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Piecing the fabric is my favorite part. Binding on the other hand if I could farm that out I could get a lot more done. LOL
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August 8th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I really like the cutting and sewing of the tops, I really dislike the actually quilting part, and I tolerate binding. You could start with a baby quilt, which is what I should have done to learn technique. Let me know if anyone needs tips or help. My sewing room is complete, I just need to move everything into it and get working on something
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August 8th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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August 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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I quilt.

I am one of the fortunate ones who has a grandmother who quilts. She taught me most of what I know. Plus I took a sewing class in home ec and we did a quilt.

There are some really good books. I think the class would be fun.
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August 10th, 2011, 03:15 AM
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I would love to learn quilting! But I can't seem to get to work on one, I wasn't great with sewing and stuffs though I did some cross-stitching in the past.
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October 1st, 2011, 09:32 AM
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I have made basic quilts for my god-children. They were basic square patches with a border on the outside. I used fabric of their favourite cartoon characters which livened up the quilt. I would love to learn to do more complex patterns.
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April 18th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Hi!

I am a quilter as well. I pretty much taught myself. I had a friend a few years ago show me just a few things and I fell in love. I honestly just bought a book, I have "The Quilting Bible" and I really like that book a lot. It has a lot of pictures which is how I learn the best.

And the best thing you can do is practice!!

A class would probably be beneficial too, you could learn a lot, probably more quickly than teaching yourself.

Good luck! Post pictures if you make something! I make baby quilts and memory quilts on Etsy and I love it!
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June 3rd, 2012, 06:36 AM
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I am a quilter and my Grandmother taught me to quilt.

There are other ways to learn if you do not have a family member to help you.

Check for others in your church or place of worship, look for a local quilter's group in your area those folks love their craft and are always willing to help.

There are fantastic books available in craft stores or online and many online forums for quilters: that I would also suggest.

A new baby is the best reason to start to quilt -

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August 13th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I've made lots
I love it

I havent done anything hard or with a pattern
most of mine are blocks

I want to learn applicay
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