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I realize that sometime we talk about topics on blogs and don't really appeal to the beginner because we assume everyone knows what we are talking about!
I hope to inspire individuals to quilt because it's a creative and very therapeutic past time in a rather fast paced world.
So today I want to talk about how to get started quilting:
1) Check out by searching on the internet, quilt/patchwork shops in your area and sign up for a beginner class.
2) Go to the library and yes there are quilt books at the library!
3) Ask for advice from friends and relatives and blogs like www.quiltingintheloft.com, we are always happy to answer questions and give advice at no charge.
4)"Just do it" as they say, think of where quilting projects would fit into your home and jump in to this lovely pool of quilting knowledge!!
5) Purchase a great book and try it yourself at home.
See a recommended book below:
Beginners Guide to Quilting-16 Projects to Learn to Quilt by Elizabeth Betts
This book was published in 2013 so it is current and you can learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and applique to quilting and binding. Choose from 16 simple projects, each focusing on a different technique, from bags and cushions to table mats, wall hangings and bed quilts. Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany each project, making them all suitable for even a complete novice. The book also includes a quilting glossary explaining common quilting and sewing terms.
This book has a 5 star rating, it is recommended as a top book for beginners and has excellent reviews and is available at Amazon.ca for $21.74 Cdn
Check it out below:
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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