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Thread: Do you cut out your entire quilt

  1. #21
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    I cut as I go.

  2. #22
    Super Member valleyquiltermo's Avatar
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    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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    Senior Member janedee's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    canterbury uk
    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

  4. #24
    Senior Member QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Germany (Military Spouse)
    I cut everything but the sashing and boarders I'm famous for changing my mind on those two things.

  5. #25
    Senior Member pinkcastle's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Washington state
    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.

  6. #26
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    howell, Mi
    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.

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    Junior Member pyffer3's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Shubuta, Mississippi
    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!

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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    New York
    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.

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Southern Wisconsin
    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.

  10. #30
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Live Oak, Texas
    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.

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