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
> Hi guys,
> I am planning to take up quilting after receiving three templates in my
> 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.