Re: fat quarters
- From: Doreen <dhendrix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 00:49:32 GMT
Sara Lorimer wrote:
I'm sensing a certain pressure!
I've never done quilting. Is it difficult? I only have little bursts of
time to do sewing (I have a three-year-old), so I can't do any projects
that need a lot of attention paid to them.
One idea I had: I could make a mat for a baby to play on. Padded, like a quilt, but smaller. Maybe five fat quarters by five fat quarters, with a border? I could just sew them together as they are (after trimming them to squares). Does that make sense? Any tips for a novice?
That's a great idea! And after you've done it, you will have actually made a quilt...maybe not a complicated, intricate quilt, but a quilt nonetheless.
My tip would be to get some good basic quiltmaking instructions. There are hundreds of wonderful quilt books, but for what you're proposing to do, the general directions section in any good quilt magazine likely would be sufficient. You can find Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork & Quilting, et al at Wal-Mart, a bookstore, or your quilt shop. Just browse until you find one that you really like. (I made my first quilt with nothing to go by but a 1974 specialty magazine from McCalls. Still have the magazine, and the quilt.)
Just be warned...if you enjoy the process, and the results, it's addictive! We know what you mean about having only little bursts of time--we've been there--but quilting can simmer in your head for years, and one of these days, when you can choose how to use the hours in your day, you may find yourself doing something like this:
Doreen in Alabama .
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