I cut as I go.
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I cut as I go.
I cut it all up front. measure twice and mark rulers. But this is after I have used scraps to make the block. This way I know if I cut right and I like the block.
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Life is short, take time to enjoy it. Play with your kids and g-kids,
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I usually get it all cut out a couple of days before I start to sew as I find that part tedious, and I label all the pieces
I cut everything but the sashing and boarders I'm famous for changing my mind on those two things.
I also cut as I go. I have shoulder tendonitis and can only cut for so long. So I figure by doing a some cutting and then some sewing it is a little easier on the body.
I usually make a block to make sure that everything fits and looks good. Then I cut some and sew some. That way I don't get bored and it seems like a different project with each step. I usually buy my borders when I'm ready to put them on. I rarely buy the borders when I get the rest of the fabric unless I want to match the borders with the sashing. I like to buy my quilts in pieces--give me a good excuse to go to the quilt shop.
I have done both. But, recently discovered that after I cut everything out and THEN made a practice block that I did not like it and wanted to go in another direction. I learned I will always make a practice block first. I am still working on that quilt and I think that is what put me in a funk of not wanting to quilt. I have made it work and have almost got the top completed. Will finish tonight. I have had to make myself complete this job. Would have just thrown it to the scrap heap if it wasn't a special quilt I am making for my husband using a military type theme. After the top is done I will put it aside and finish a couple of others before going back. But, lesson learned about cutting everything out at once!
Most of the time I don't cut it all at once.
When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.
I usually make one block to see how it will work and then cut all the fabric. I too have had to go back and buy more fabric.
and I have also had the unfortunate experience of waiting too long and the fabric isn't available anymore.
I always cut every thing except the borders and back, then I can just sew when I feel like it without having to stop and cut more.