Quilting Hints
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This page is a work in progress. Pat is accumulating hints as she learns how to quilt and creates (first) a quilt made of sampler blocks. Stay tuned, more will show up.
DO Don't
  • Learn about the history of quilting, and its importance in the social life of women everywhere.
  • Go to school from various experts who have painstakingsly written down the lessons they have learned.
  • To get started, either take a class or find an experienced quilter to give you some beginning coaching to get started.
  • Work at color. It's almost everything, though texture and pattern follow close behind.
  • Visit quilting shows
  • Be adventurous. Consider working on your own design.
  • Put off learning how to quilt if it's something that appeals to you.
  • Be afraid to try. Once you get the hang of it, it really isn't that hard.
  • Avoid hand piecing and quilting. It's meditative, enormously satisfying, and can be done on the fly whenever you have a few spare minutes.

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This page was last modified on August 9, 2009

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