An Online Community for Man Quilters
I am sorry with all the chatting I have been doing, I have not taken the time to introduce myself.
I am a new quilter still here from Nashville, TN. I have been quilting now for about 8 months and have finished 2 quilts. One was a lap quilt and the other a jelly roll quilt.
Currently I am working on a civil war quilt and an applique quilt.
I started quilting when I inherited some of my grandma's old quilts that needed repairing and set out to find a way to fix them. I ended up making new ones instead. I love precuts for now and really love the batiks out there. I am not into floral stuff that is all bright and lady like. More into earth tones. I just need help in building up a stash. I am not sure what is good and what is expensive in the world of fabric.
I currently sew on a singer confidence quilter and a small brother machine. Ladies laugh at me because I dont have a Janome or bernina. I tell them I am just starting and don't have the money for those Mercedes Benz sewing machines.
I am so excited to see that there are others out there like me that are quilters and hobbyists. I love being crafty and it keeps me busy when I am not working.
Would love to make friends with some of you out there. Hit me up if you want a new buddy.
Stefen In Nashville
Hi Stefen, You might find some instructional books at your local library and if you haven't looked on YouTube for ideas, you will be surprised to find tons of instructional videos and ideas. I am lucky to have found a store about an hour from me that sells tons of fabric and very low prices, but you don't buy off a bolt, they precut them into 1,2 or 3 yd cuts , which makes finding what you want difficult, but i do mainly two color quilts , so i find it pretty easy to locate something i like. I hate to pay $10 a yd at some stores. I do most of my shopping online and wait for sales and free shipping offers. Sometimes you can even buy fabric by the bolt for much less, like for use as backing. The more you learn, the easier things get, just hang in there. jim
Hey Stefen, fellow Nashvillian here! Welcome to the site ;-)