Date: 10-23-2005, 08:51 AM (1 of 3)
I can hardly wait to start the class.
They will be showing us how to make a runner. I have no experience with quilts, so I am looking forward to learning a few things in this class.
I would like to know from the more experienced gals here what I need to buy and what I don't need. I see so many things for quilting and I am a sucker for helps. Any help will be good.
I saw someone posted in sewing a straight line for Beginner's, a pattern called on the fence. Sewing strips together and placing them certain ways.
I either am going to be crazy about this or very frustrated I think. But I have always wanted to learn so looking forward to my class in Nov.
Weren't these done by hand years ago? No machines, nothing but a needle and thread?
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Date: 10-23-2005, 05:38 PM (2 of 3)
|your first purchase if you don't have, are rotary cutter and mat, a must for quilting and then rulers, i have soooooooooooo many different ones, but I think must haves would be 6 or 6 1/2 X 24 and a 6 or 6 1/2 by 12, those two will get you doing pretty much anything, there are so many more. and practice your 1/4 inch seam and know the difference between a scant 1/4 and a whole 1/4||
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Date: 10-23-2005, 06:32 PM (3 of 3)
Oodles, just to add to what Carmen mentioned...an 18"x24" cutting mat and a 45mm rotary cutter are the sizes most people buy. Also, if your machine has a 1/4" inch foot then that is practically a "necessity" if you are going to continue quilting. Makes piecing so much easier.
I would suggest you contact the store and ask for the supply list. Every class I have taken, I have had to pick one up at the store prior to the class.
Here are some links with instructions on how to get your 1/4" seam and explaining the scant 1/4" seam.
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