Post # 1
I saw the blog a few days ago about the guest book quilt (with the jelly roll). I ADORE this idea. Heres the problem, i have very limited sewing experience. Its a skill id love to have ive just never been around anyone who has experience. So a few questions for ya..
1. Is this project doable for someone with my limited knowledge
2. Please recommend and good quality, easy to use, but fairly inexpensive sewing machine.
3. any additional tips or advice ect?
Much thanks (:
Post # 4
@maybeweweremfeo: Let me go take a look at the post; back in a few!
Post # 5
Okay, found the right post! I would have to say yes, I think a similar project could be a good beginner project. The quilt in the post was all straight seams and had minimal piecing on the quilt blocks. I think I would reccomend a smaller size like a lap quilt or a wall-hanging though.
Where in Northern California are you? (I grew up in Sacramento ) Does anyone in your family sew? It’s worthwhile to have someone on hand who can walk you through how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, adjust the tension and what to do when something isn’t quite right. Failing that, I would look into a class at a community college (I took a sewing class at Sac City way back when – learned a ton!), your park district or even a JoAnn store! I haven’t checked, but Youtube probably has videos for sewing basics.
As for a sewing machine, I would reccomend you learn the basics first. A super-fancy sewing machine is NOT going to save you if you don’t know the basics but a solid, no-frills machine will be able to handle 99% of what you need when you DO know them.