newvie (very) to quilting : advice please

newvie (very) to quilting : advice please

Post by lynnet » Mon, 04 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hi guys,

I am planning to take up quilting after receiving three templates in my cross
stitch supplies.  And I don't have a clue as to what is the proper way of
doing that, ie, stitching, cutting, etc.

The patterns that I am most familiar with are the hexagon and squares.  My
late grandma and family friend made blankets for me that way.  I have
Grandmother's fan, carpenter's wheel and Flying Geese templates.  

I am also probably going to machine stitch them although advice on
handstitching will be appreciated.

oh, I am also going to use cross stitch pieces to make quilts.  Anyone can
advise me on that?


Thanks a whole lot.

Lynnette

 
 
 

newvie (very) to quilting : advice please

Post by Roberta Zollne » Mon, 04 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Welcome, Lynette,
The best advice is to get over the the library and check out a couple of
basic patchwork books. They'll tell you all you need to know about fabric,
tools, etc. Then plunge in and make something and don't forget to tell us
about it. I wouldn't start with something huge, but hey, lots of people out
there can say their first quilt was a king-size bed cover.
I use cross stitch quite often. (Rescue operation for flea market finds.) I
want washable quilts, so I make sure the embroidery is washable too. If it's
a very open weave like aida, you might want to back it with some very thin
cotton so the batting won't migrate out the holes. Have fun!
Roberta in DK


Quote:
> Hi guys,

> I am planning to take up quilting after receiving three templates in my
cross
> stitch supplies.  And I don't have a clue as to what is the proper way of
> doing that, ie, stitching, cutting, etc.

> The patterns that I am most familiar with are the hexagon and squares.  My
> late grandma and family friend made blankets for me that way.  I have
> Grandmother's fan, carpenter's wheel and Flying Geese templates.

> I am also probably going to machine stitch them although advice on
> handstitching will be appreciated.

> oh, I am also going to use cross stitch pieces to make quilts.  Anyone can
> advise me on that?


often.

> Thanks a whole lot.

> Lynnette


 
 
 

newvie (very) to quilting : advice please

Post by unstitche » Mon, 04 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Hi Lynnette, First of all welcome. As one newbie to another
the best advice I can give you is stay here, visit often
and don't be afraid to ask questions. The group here is so
awesome. There is so much knowledge here, it is mind
boggeling. There is also much experience and wisdom to take
in from this group. There are hundreds of sites belonging
to these people to visit and see their beautiful work.
You will get to meet a lot of very nice people here, so sit
back, relax, read on and share your chocolate.

Unstitcher

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