I am thinking about making a patchwork quilt/blanket for DD, she loves Minnie Mouse and Peppa Pig so thought I would incorporate these two into it. I however am a beginner, do not own a sewing machine (pretty sure my MIL has a working one though that I can borrow if need be) and was just wondering if there are any tips you can give me and I had a few questions.
Am I able to hire a machine from anywhere, I can't afford to buy one at the moment (I had a look on gumtree but I worry about buying second hand when I have no idea what to look for in regards to quality, brand etc).
Is there anywhere online where I can look at and buy fabrics?
I figured a blanket should be easy enough for a beginner, I did do sewing in high school but I also remember struggling and the best thing I made back then was a pillow lol. Also if it matters I am left handed (no idea if that makes a difference).
Any help you can all give me would be great