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« on: February 21, 2012 12:49:07 PM »

So I recently decided to start my first quilt. I found a tut I liked and am going from there.
Here's the tut: http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/Jelly_Roll_Quilt.html
I decided to go with the Jelly Roll (or two in this case, couldn't find one bigger than 24 pieces) because I don't have any good fabric shops near me and I was intimidated by that much fabric  Grin
I'm going to find a thrift shop sheet to do for the backing and I have the batting from a large fabric collection I bought off CL.
I'm most likely going to do the embroidery floss ties since this is my first one  Smiley

Any suggestions or tips?

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012 09:43:00 AM »

Good luck, have fun. And relax.   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012 09:19:52 AM »

I use bed sheets for my quilt backs quite often.  I find they are very handy to work with.  In terms of tips, just try to sew it as straight as possible, and dont worry if you make a mistake or two. 

The other thing is when you go to do the ties, make sure you dont have them spread too far apart when you go to sandwich the back and batting to your top, espeically if its a natural fibre. 

There's also a tonne of help videos on youtube for the binding, which i find are fantastic reference guides when you are first starting off.

and of course...have fun!

« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012 11:30:14 AM »

=] thank you for the tips!
I've been using my ruler to draw straight lines where I want my stitches to go and it's been helping a ton.   Grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012 09:16:17 PM »

tying tip - don't pull the ties so tight that the fabric puckers. You want your ties to just sit on the surface of the quilt.

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