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Choose Your First Project

Here's advice to help you begin quilting.


Get Some Help

Perhaps you’ve sewn all your life and are taking on quilting as a new challenge. Maybe you’ve completed a beginning class and want to take off on your own. Whichever group you fall into, there’s so much to learn and remember! 

If you’re nervous about going it alone, find a mentor. Perhaps you know a person who quilts.  Ask if you can set up your machine next to them while they work on their own project. Visit your local quilt shop. See if they have a sewing time where you can come and work with some expert help nearby. Or join a quilt guild. Other quilters love to share what they know.

If you’re ever stuck on a technique or need advice, be sure to check out the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide To Quilting book, and Back to Basics in every issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and Quilts and More magazines, as well as tips and suggestions scattered throughout our Web site. We want you to feel successful with each project you complete!