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CRAFTING ANECDOTES: When I first learned to Quilt....

There I was at my local crafting store in awe of all the pretty fabrics. There was a display overhead of a beautiful quilt. I remembered my grandmother quilting with fond memories. I wish she taught me how. Alas, she passed away before she could.

I decided then and there that I was going to learn how to quilt. I would honor her memory.

The store had so many books on quilting that it was hard to choose. After thumbing through several of them, I was able to find one book that was beginners.

The next day I went to the store again. I purchased all the supplies that the pattern said I needed.

I unloaded everything when I got home and opened the book to the page that started the pattern I wanted to do. Once there, I noticed I had nothing to cut the fabric with but kitchen scissors.


Needless to say, I had to go back because the pattern neglected to tell me that I needed a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. I guess at the time I was too caught up in all the pretty fabric to think about how to get the pieces I needed.

Has anyone else gone through this when they first quilted?
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