My first project after tidak bekerja; Khadeeja’s Strawberry Shortcake Quilt.
IMO, if you are a beginner and wants to do something for your child, I think quilting is much easier than knitting, unless you want to do booties lah. Otherwise, if you want to make something yang diorang boleh pakai sampai besar sikit, make a blanket. Knitting, you only need the needles and the yarn (and also measurement tape). For quilting, you need a lot of stuff but it is much faster and easier sebab knitting you are making it from the first stitch. Quilting is just sewing the cloth pieces together, adding up the batting (the filling) and binding (the tepi). To those yang mempunyai tahap kesabaran yang tinggi, knit all you can! But to those who’d like to see the end product much faster, sew it.
The top kit doesn’t come with the rest of the stuff you need to complete the quilt. I suggest going to Anna Patchwork located in Sunway Pyramid (CP2) to complete your quilt. It is a cute small shop for your sewing & quilting needs. Anna provides classes on handbag making, baby quilting, applique doing as well.
Do you need a sewing machine to make a quilt? Actually, no. Having a machine is definitely a big huge help, but if you want to take it slow, you CAN jahit tangan. The quilt I made is 75% jahit tangan! Not kidding… I have all the patience to sew (but not with parking stealer…).
After this, I’m going to attempt to make Khadeeja and Ameena dresses. Anybody knos where to get a simple mesin jahit (yang boleh jahit lurus saja, not the fancy ones)?