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From: Jasmine
Date: 07-16-2005, 12:18 PM (1 of 3)
Hello, l would like some help please on starting to do machine quilting. All l have done is a small patchwork bag some years ago now but l am afraid doing it by hand is not possible any more with my hands due to my disability. My first question is that l want to make a quilt for the bed and need some advice on where to look for patterns, secondly what foot should l use on my machine, l have a brother PE 300s. l have been doing dressmaking etc for many years and have now decided that l would like to have a go at quilting. As my machine does embroidery l thought l would incorparate that some how into the quilt, perhaps by putting some designs on the plain squares?. finally what size squares should l use, l do have quite a few 4x4 inchs and 5x5 inchs. l hope some of you can help me with my questions as l am quite eager to have a go but am not sure how to get started.

Thanks in advance,
User: Jasmine
Member since: 02-24-2005
Total posts: 8
From: Sailorliz
Date: 07-16-2005, 02:08 PM (2 of 3)
Welcome Jasmine,

You can start right here on this site. JoAnne has several lessons posted on making different blocks and finishing off a quilt. Here is the link.

There are a lot of block and quilt patterns available on the internet. I would start with a search on Google.

Here is a site that I found when looking to make a specific size block. They are free block patterns.

You can post a question here and you will get a great answer. Everyone here is friendly and helpful. We also have a lot of fun quilting together in cyberspace. So join in with us. :up:
Happy sewing/quilting/crafting

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User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
From: Jasmine
Date: 07-17-2005, 09:01 AM (3 of 3)
Hello Liz,

Thanks for your help and the info, l shall have a look and see what l can find and learn.

Best Wishes,

User: Jasmine
Member since: 02-24-2005
Total posts: 8
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