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« on: October 11, 2019 01:39:38 PM »

Between drooling over sale Halloween fabric at JoAnn every time I go in, and my family stealing every afghan I've made leaving me with the teeny little thin store-bought throws - I gave up and decided to make my first quilt...my own blanket that no one else is allowed to take (yeah, right).

Fueled by my macabre obsession, I whipped out a hand-me-down machine that I've had for almost a year and never touched, cut some squares and pieces this top together.  It was bigger than I planned, but at least I'll never be cold.

At this point though, I'm afraid to touch it.  I don't know how to do the quilting part.  I'm hoping to stuff and fluff (I think that's the correct term) and manage on my machine, because my hand stitches will never make it.  Do I need any special thread?  And should I just stick with squares?  I considered some spooky design, but I don't know that I should get that brave on my first try.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019 05:51:54 AM »

It's lovely!! How big is it? If it's bigger than throw size,  it might be hard to wilt on your home machine.  I'd advise using spray baste and low loft poly cotton batting, unless you have the funds to hire it out to a long arm quilter. If you quilt it yourself, straight lines with a walking foot is a great way to go for a beginner!

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