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« Reply #160 on: March 28, 2010 08:29:57 PM »

I was just looking for some inspirational stuff about sewing scrubs and found the post in here from 4 years ago with the advice I had determined up to that point in my sewing/quilting adventures.  It was interesting to reread this and see what I had advised that made me think "NONONO" now. (No rolling up a quilt to machine quilt it, unless you WANT to ache and hate doing it, for example.)  I don't have the time tonight, but I plan to reread through this full thread to see if I recognize anyone else who has grown on here and become a much better artist.

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« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2012 03:23:56 AM »

Any advice on how to make clothes with a quilting technique. I was thinking perhaps a plaid shirt in that lumberjack style (maybe with a cord colour)? Lovely and padded like a duvet for the winter time. I want to feel like I'm still wrapped in my bed linen on the way to work!
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« Reply #162 on: March 04, 2012 06:39:10 AM »

Hi, I found the book Little Bits Quilting Bee (link below) really brilliant for starting off. Many of the magazines and books are prescriptive, i.e. the "correct" and "incorrect" ways to work and "proper" techniques, where as the Little Bits... just gives you the tools to start creating yourself with whatever ideas are floating around in your head. Far less traditional but, for me, a lot more creative and fun. The sites you use, the quilters you follow online and the tutorials you follow will depend on if you want to make a traditional quilt or just mad freestying Smiley
Also, if you're on Pinterest, check out Earthtones Girls tutorials boards - I've found them absolutely invaluable http://pinterest.com/earthtonesgirl/

Have fun!
a x

Little Bits Quilting Bee - http://www.amazon.com/Little-Bits-Quilting-Bee-Quarters/dp/0811877302
« Reply #163 on: February 16, 2013 07:11:50 AM »

Just want to say thanks to everyone for all the advice in here! I'm hoping to start quilting soon. Deciding whether I'm going to start now (no fabric stores available so just using bits of clothing, and hand sewing) or wait until I'm back in the US in another year (with my lovely sewing machine Rosajia at my beck and call). Definitely appreciate all the tips and info here! Grin

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« Reply #164 on: June 07, 2013 06:10:58 PM »


there are a ton of free sites all over the web. google what you are wanting to know. I am teaching myself to quilt right now and am always finding new inspiration on the web.

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