WARNING…learning to quilt can cause fabric addiction beyond belief!
If you have never even sewn on a machine in your life believe it or not quilting can be accomplished easily. No home-ec skills needed! Quilting to me is just so soothing. I can be stressed beyond belief and sit in front of my cutting table and machine and for whatever reason get lost in my fabric or project.
You really must have a good foundation and the correct supplies. In our quilt shop we offered a beginners quilting class that lasted six weeks and we had our students purchase the Start Quilting with Alex Anderson book. This is a wonderful book, she walks you through everything step by step. From choosing colors to buying the correct supplies. The sampler quilt project in the book is perfect for beginners. Teaches some nice basic blocks with step by step instructions.
I would recommend starting with this book if you do not have a quilt shop near you or if you like learning at your own pace by yourself. It is a very easy simple to follow method.
If you like learning with hands on guidance- Yank out the phone book and look up your nearest quilt shop. Most quilt shops have running classes for beginnersand better yet most quilt shop owners if they do not have a class running aty the time will work with you one on one. I used to love to work one on one with my customers!
Either way whether learning by yourself or at a quilt shop, once you make the commitment you need to find a decent sewing machine with a 1/4 inch quilting foot. Learn your machine before you start any class. Practice on scrap fabric, old clothing anything. Learn to thread the bobbin, learn how to sew a straight line, and just get comfortable with your machine. This will make your experience with your first class or project so much easier.
Alex Anderson Quilts for Fabric Lovers Softcover
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