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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 15:26 PM   1
Elliebellie
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Quilting advice for a beginner


Hi everyone,
I am a quilting newbie, and can't figure out where to get the fabric I need in order to get started! I am really keen to get into quilting but I really don't know where to start. If anyone has any websites they would recommend that would be fantastic! I'm in the UK if that makes any difference.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance!



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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 18:12 PM   2
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If you are anywhere near the east midlands there are 2 shops I know about:

The Fabric guild (Brilliant brilliant shop!) www.fabricguild.co.uk
Quorn country crafts - www.quorncountrycrafts.com

Just websites: http://www.fabricinspirations.co.uk/
www.rainbowcrafts.eu
http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/
http://www.jbquiltingfabrics.co.uk/

And of course e-bay



 
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Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 17:29 PM   3
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These are some sites I've had fabric from

http://www.myfabrichouse.co.uk/

http://www.emmasfabricstudio.co.uk/E...udio/Home.html



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Old Jul 2nd, 2011, 18:10 PM   4
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The 'My Mind's eye' fabric is gorgeous!!!

Might have to dust off the credit card



 
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Old Jul 3rd, 2011, 11:21 AM   5
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Fantastic, those sites are just what I was looking for! Cant wait to get started now



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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 14:58 PM   6
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Hello! I'm a quilting addict. My biggest advice for a beginner would be to make a brick path quilt instead of a regular patchwork (squares) quilt. If you search for "brick path quilt" you'll see what I mean--the nice thing for a beginner is that, since the blocks are offset from each other, there are no places where the corners have to line up. If you do a traditional patchwork quilt out of squares, the corners have to be pretty well in line or it looks wonky (trust me, I've made my share of wonky quilts!).

Good luck!



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Old Jul 13th, 2011, 18:03 PM   7
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Hello! I'm a quilting addict. My biggest advice for a beginner would be to make a brick path quilt instead of a regular patchwork (squares) quilt. If you search for "brick path quilt" you'll see what I mean--the nice thing for a beginner is that, since the blocks are offset from each other, there are no places where the corners have to line up. If you do a traditional patchwork quilt out of squares, the corners have to be pretty well in line or it looks wonky (trust me, I've made my share of wonky quilts!).

Good luck!
Just saw this reply now! Thanks for the advice, I googled brick path quilt and have a pattern now that I am hoping to try out soon. I bought some lovely fabric that I am waiting on arriving so when that arrives I will get cracking! I have an image in my head of how I want it to turn out, but as it is my first go I'm hoping I wont be disappointed!



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Old Jul 13th, 2011, 18:06 PM   8
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Well, pm me if you need any advice! :-)



 
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