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Old 02-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for responding! I've sewn since I was just a kid, 10 or so, and I used to be obsessed with cross-stitch, so I've got the basics. The thing that made me think about learning to quilt is that I just made a shower curtain out of a John Deere print fabric and had quite a bit left. I think it's just calling out to be quilt squares. It would make an adorable quilt for a little boy, or maybe for my kitties to lay on. You can see the fabric here on my blog. Can't you just see that quilted up with greens and yellows and plaids?

I've had very little time for knitting lately, so the last thing I need is another hobby, but I would love to put this fabric to use!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:51 AM   #12
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Thanks for responding! I've sewn since I was just a kid, 10 or so, and I used to be obsessed with cross-stitch, so I've got the basics. The thing that made me think about learning to quilt is that I just made a shower curtain out of a John Deere print fabric and had quite a bit left. I think it's just calling out to be quilt squares. It would make an adorable quilt for a little boy, or maybe for my kitties to lay on. You can see the fabric here on my blog. Can't you just see that quilted up with greens and yellows and plaids?

I've had very little time for knitting lately, so the last thing I need is another hobby, but I would love to put this fabric to use!
Sharly - I am a member of a quilting site that is full of wonderful folk that love to share ideas and help (I am always asking for something lol) http://forums.delphiforums.com/quilting_forum
If you have some time take a look. I have other sites that with patterns and such if you are interested. It is a very relaxing thing to do.. I like the quilting more than the piecing.. but it can all be fun.

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Old 02-28-2008, 10:04 AM   #13
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Thanks Anne!! I'll explore the site! All I need is another craft obsession!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:09 AM   #14
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Well we would not want to get into a rut or anything lol. Diversity makes us interesting!
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Thanks Anne!! I'll explore the site! All I need is another craft obsession!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:49 PM   #15
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I know that Cabela's (sp) and other hunting/fishing stores sell blankets with John Deer or camo on them for kids. Look them up online to get an idea for your project.
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Interesting conversations, I am a quilter, have been for 9 years, it is alot like knitting, very calming and rewarding. I hand quilted a quilt, it took me a year to finish it, but I cherish it.
I started knitting last year, and I enjoy it so much. I just wish I was a faster knitter. So now I switch back and forth between knitting and quilting, although I have to admit I spend more time knitting, I am hooked on it.
But I agree, it is good to have two hobbies. Quilters and Knitters are great people to know, both sharing and giving people.
So, yeah, give it a whirl.
Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!
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Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!
Very good!!
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