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Old 05-01-2010, 09:40 AM
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I started planning cutting and making 'another' great nephew's baby quilt and I confess I am not great at math; anyway I needed 8 pinwwheel squares using white and 2 blue prints. Realized when I finished cutting and was pinning together I had enough for 16 squares. Oh well i'll save the extra 8 sure I can find something to use them for later..... :oops:
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:43 AM
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LOL been there and done that... on my last quilt I ended up cutting double of one fabrics pieces :roll: atleast the pieces were a common block component and I can easily reuse them LOL
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:47 AM
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I do that all the time. Once, while recuperating from back surgery I cut all my purples for a scrappy quilt and then started sewing blocks. When I finally looked at the pattern I had enough made for two queen quilts! I still have the extra blocks
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:00 PM
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I always do that. I figure like you too much is better then not enough. So I just save them for a crazy quilt.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:54 PM
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You are not alone. Better to have too many, than to be one short. I always buy extra fabric...just in case..and it has saved me more than once. ;)
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:06 PM
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or join the doll quilt swap and make a miniature! or a pillow cover....
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:06 PM
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well after I started sewing I realized i had figured wrong--again. I wanted 8in pinwheel blocks got 16 in pinwheel blocks......so I am totally changing the plan no pinwheels on this one maybe next one with the left overs...
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:17 PM
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I have done that same thing. You are right, better more than not enough. I'll tell myself that the next time I do it. ( and I know I will ) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:10 PM
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Hi,

You could always make a pillow case!

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Originally Posted by Skyqueen30094
I started planning cutting and making 'another' great nephew's baby quilt and I confess I am not great at math; anyway I needed 8 pinwwheel squares using white and 2 blue prints. Realized when I finished cutting and was pinning together I had enough for 16 squares. Oh well i'll save the extra 8 sure I can find something to use them for later..... :oops:
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