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My First Quilt (FMQ)

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Dot-to-Dot Quilting taught by Angela Walters

Create dozens of designs — without marking! — as you discover the joy of easily quilting from dot to dot with Angela Walters.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Traditional, Classic
desna on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric, batting

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What are you most proud of? That it finally looks 'finished'. So pleased to be confident enough to quilt this first little quilt and see how much I have learnt since making it in September 2011 for my first granddaughter Lily-Kate. All thanks to Crafsty and their wonderful classes .

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This class is excellent, I fully recommend it.

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Very nice.Did you do the quilting by hand or machine.

02/10/2014 Flag

Thank you, I did the quilting with my home machine which I prefer as I think hand quilting would be too slow!

02/12/2014 Flag

Just remembered that I actually stitched in the ditch by hand as was too nervous to use my machine as this was my first quilt.

02/12/2014 Flag

Do you know the name of this quilt so that I can look for the pattern online?

02/13/2014 Flag

I am so sorry but I do not know the name as I just saw a picture and copied it... it is half square triangles and squares. I intend to measure it and post the measurements on here very soon.

02/15/2014 Flag

Hi love the quilt, I am doing my first quilt at the moment. I am having trouble getting all my layers to lay flat. I have tried 3 times now,, put lots of pins in but the back still looks rippled. Any tips as yours looks nice and flat.

02/14/2014 Flag

I went online and searched for how to sandwich a quilt and went by that. I laid it out flat on the floor and stuck it down. Then I smoothed the top onto the batting and rolled it up. Then placing very carefully on top of backing I rolled it out flat from one end to the other. Then pinned it. Hope this helps.

02/15/2014 Flag

Thanks Densa

02/14/2014 Flag

Thanks for the tip Densa, will try that with my next one

02/22/2014 Flag