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First Quilt Project!

November 6, 2011

So I consider myself an avid sewer, but I have never sewn a quilt! I have been stashing these gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Flannel fabrics from, picked out a free download, Folk Dance Quilt, from Anna Maria Horner, and I am ready to go. I attempted a quilt about a year ago. A king size one. With no pattern. And no quilting experience... you can imagine how that turned out. It's a bunch of mish mash blocks sewn together in a heap in my storage fabric box...

So now I want to do this the right way! Following a pattern, step by step. Here is the beginnings of cutting out my triangles, and with stellar advice from our quilting expert, Vickie, I feel very confident now. I purchased some Kyoto batting and coordinating Anna Maria Horner Biased Binding to complete my supply list. Almost done cutting and on to the sewing! Stay tuned for first completed quilt!

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Good luck! You picked triangles, which are probably the hardest things to sew when piecing a quilt. Be careful not to stretch *anything* when sewing on the bias, and be sure to keep to 1/4" seams *exactly*. Otherwise, you'll have puckering where you don't want it, and it'll be harder to quilt the finished quilt top. Spray adhesive (specifically for quilts) is your best friend when you get to sandwiching the layers, and I recommend you buy a lot of quilter's safety pins and pin around the edges for extra insurance...

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