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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009 08:54:58 AM »

Kudos! A great quilt; wonderful colors, simple design, yet beautiful. In fact, I am psyching myself up to make my first quilt. I have sewn for years, but have always been frightened off a bit by the quilting mystique. I have recently decided to just go for it. I have lots of fabric scraps that I have collected over the years, so I think a simple design like yours would be a great way to put all of those scraps together.

I was wondering, did you first sew blocks together in strips and then sew the strips together to get the quilt top? Also, did you add a seam allowance (1/4" or 1/2") when you cut out the blocks?  I hope you don't mind answering a few technical questions!

Thanks for sharing,

Miranda
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009 09:39:38 AM »

Kudos! A great quilt; wonderful colors, simple design, yet beautiful. In fact, I am psyching myself up to make my first quilt. I have sewn for years, but have always been frightened off a bit by the quilting mystique. I have recently decided to just go for it. I have lots of fabric scraps that I have collected over the years, so I think a simple design like yours would be a great way to put all of those scraps together.

I was wondering, did you first sew blocks together in strips and then sew the strips together to get the quilt top? Also, did you add a seam allowance (1/4" or 1/2") when you cut out the blocks?  I hope you don't mind answering a few technical questions!

Thanks for sharing,

Miranda

nope I dont mind at all! Smiley I think this would be perfect for a first timer, its what I did for my first quilt too! I think I just cut out 5 inch blocks and started sewing...I didnt add seam allowance when I cut them...that takes just to long lol I did sew in strips and then sewed the strips together, I know there are better methods out there but this was a very simple, small project so I didnt care to much just remember to pin your butt off to line up the blocks because even if you think you cut them all exactly correct, somewhere in that stack there is a block waiting to mess up your lines lol. anywho, good luck and cant wait to see your first quilt! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009 12:32:29 PM »

This is awesome!  I'd love to make something like this for my room when I redo it, but I'm already spending $$ on new stuff.

But any ideas for a quilting newbie if I do decide to make this?
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009 05:03:23 PM »

its a pretty simple quilt really...I just used scraps and cut squares..then sewed the rows together, just pin to make sure they all line up. I bet you could do it no time flat Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009 01:29:13 PM »

I love it!  I esp. love the close up picture of the quilting itself.  Did you machine quilt it?  I love that pattern!  Super work!
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009 05:41:20 PM »

Another quick question from this never-before-quilter...

I don't have a sewing machine.  Can you (or anybody else here) give me some tips for hand sewing and how-to's?  Thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2009 08:29:47 AM »

So cheery. I like how you quilted it, too.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2009 10:38:44 AM »

Another quick question from this never-before-quilter...

I don't have a sewing machine.  Can you (or anybody else here) give me some tips for hand sewing and how-to's?  Thanks!

Uh... a lot of time and patience?  Smiley

Good luck with hand sewing... I've never done it before on a quilt!
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2009 12:11:06 PM »

Thanks!  I have so much on my plate already for what I want to do this summer, but thanks for the encouragement!  Cheesy
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