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Thread: Can someone please enlighten a novice?

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    I meant thread. Trying to find the color to match, or go one shade darker on the applique when I'm starting from scratch thus far has entailed buying a spool for each piece. She said that she could give me enough of whatever she had available for the job. I think starting my own collection is a wise thing though.

    It's funny how everyone else seems to have lots of projects planned as well. Quite comforting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    I'm planning 'my' quilt for last
    "Last"? LAST? GASP!!! :shock:

    There is no such thing as the "last" quilt. the closest any quilter will ever get to "the last" is the one she/he was working on when called to the Big Quilt Guild Meeting in the sky.

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    Tim, Dear ... don't wait 'til you're mad at me. As if you could ever get mad at sweet, wonderful me. Silly Boy. SEND THEM NOW!!!!! :P

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    Sara--I have two rolling plastic cabinets with four drawers each. I use the different drawers for fat quarters, blocks for quilts [ufos] and odd size fabric [under a yard]. I fold as best I can and tag with approximate measurements. Try to keep like colors together. I keep plastic shoe boxes for small scraps. Being a new quilter, I haven't graduate to tubs yet. Will need to rethink as I go along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
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    Tim, Dear ... don't wait 'til you're mad at me. As if you could ever get mad at sweet, wonderful me. Silly Boy. SEND THEM NOW!!!!! :P
    Dearest sweet wonderful Patrice. If I ever send you any of these fabrics, you should take it as a sign of aggression. Declaration of WW II 1/2. These really are "What the heck was I thinking?" patterns. And you know my taste... If I say that, what MUST they look like? You couldn't make a dog quilt out of most of it, the dog would leave home.

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    Gosh, now wishing tough patterns on people, look out.

    Patrice, I meant last in the sense of last planned in the immediate future. You know one for this person, one for that, etc. I certainly plan this a life long hobby. Then too, hobby sounds rather trite for this obsession.
    :D

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    So live and learn. I washed all the fabric for my large Hawaiian today and realized that I should have bought larger pieces for the background materials. Even a yard would have done, but thinking a half would suffice per panel since they are relatively small, I found out the hard way it wasn’t sufficient. I should have read the foreword to the pattern book, and read the previous posts beforehand. Luckily they are easy to obtain solids which I can go pick up tomorrow and the additional fabric I’m sure will go to something since they are colorful solids. Live and learn, and learn, and learn, etc.

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    Now you are truly quilter material Steve, be careful you don't see another for a future project or....probably too late to tell you that one. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Dearest sweet wonderful Patrice. If I ever send you any of these fabrics, you should take it as a sign of aggression. Declaration of WW II 1/2. These really are "What the heck was I thinking?" patterns. And you know my taste... If I say that, what MUST they look like? You couldn't make a dog quilt out of most of it, the dog would leave home.

    tim
    but i like getting fabrics other people hate. i'm always fascinated to see who hates what; loves what; and whether or not i agree with their "either". i'm kinda sorta trying to build a collection from other people's "what was i thinking?s" when i have enough, i'm going to make a quilt. named ... what else? "What Were They Thinking?"

    :lol:

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    Carrie, new quilter or not, you have been a member of this forum for over a month! Have we not taught you better? Collect, hoard, buy, swap, grab fabric! You do realize that who ever dies with the most wins, don't you? If you start needing tubs soon, make sure they are see thru' and not those opaque green ones. You have no idea how many tubs you may have to go thru' in years to come, looking for that one perfect fabric! In fact, if you see them on sale, just start buying them now. Once the obsession hits, it may be too late. :lol:

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    Patrice, I think that's such a clever idea :P If you PM me your addy I'm sure I'll be able to find something truly revolting :shock: in my stash to add to your collection :lol:

    Will a fat 1/4 be of any use, I can't really send any more than that as I have to keep the weight below 200grms to keep the postage viable.

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    Lyn Mann Teaches a class using 'ugly fabric'. Here's the class description.

    "1. THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN UGLY FABRIC.

    In this this class, students will each bring squares of an ugly (or hard to use) fabric to share. They will also bring a variety of scraps. We will construct a simple scrap quilt while learning how to make any fabric great, depending on what you put with it. A really fun day!!! Many say this is the best class they ever had."

    http://www.quiltsbylyn.com/workshops1.htm

    I saw some of the quilts made in this class on Simply Quilts and they were gorgeous! There really is no ugly fabric. You just have to know where to put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    Patrice, I think that's such a clever idea :P If you PM me your addy I'm sure I'll be able to find something trult revolting :shock: in my stash to add to your collection :lol:

    Will a fat 1/4 be of any use, I can't really send any more than that as I have to keep the weight below 200grms to keep the postage viable.
    I agree Shelly. I think everyone should send Patrice a fat ¼ of something truly hideous. BWAhahahaha. Seriously, I'm sure I have a *few* fat ¼ that I wonder about. I'm in!! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lin
    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    Patrice, I think that's such a clever idea :P If you PM me your addy I'm sure I'll be able to find something trult revolting :shock: in my stash to add to your collection :lol:

    Will a fat 1/4 be of any use, I can't really send any more than that as I have to keep the weight below 200grms to keep the postage viable.
    I agree Shelly. I think everyone should send Patrice a fat ¼ of something truly hideous. BWAhahahaha. Seriously, I'm sure I have a *few* fat ¼ that I wonder about. I'm in!! :mrgreen:

    OH have I got a FQ for you Patrice...if you PM me your addy...I will mail it to you! This could turn out to be one interesting quilt if you put them all in one together! LOL

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    anything more than a fat would be tooooooooo much pressure. LOL

    if you guys really want to help me out with it, i'll definitely PM my address to any and all generous souls. :-)

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    Okey dokey Patrice. One ugly fat quarter comin' up. :P

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    Too late Sandra, I’ve already gotten a new one floating around. The Hawaiian quilt has me liking the hand quilting since I’m not fighting seams. I was thinking of doing a variant of whole cloth quilting. I’m thinking four to six large panels sashed or pieced together, allowing me the luxury of a large unhindered piece and then patchwork around them.

    Also have an idea for a harlequin patch involving triangles cut and pieced from alternating rotary cut strips. I’m going to try this one in my “spare time” this weekend and see if it works. If so I will post a picture.

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    HELP. I'm trying to make a bagello quilt. Can't seem to get it to line up right. can someone help me. It is ok at th two ends but the middle does it's own thing. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    I got some NASCAR fabric on sale for $3/yard at WM the other day. HUBBY helped pick it out. I was going to go for 3 yards of each (2 prints), but he said "get 5"!!!!!!!!! And he told me to get the big checks for the b&w flag instead of the smaller checks. I was going for the smaller ones bc I thought it might look better on a smaller project, but he insisted I get 5 yards of that, as well as the 2 Dale and Dale Jr prints...AND HE WAS PAYING!
    So, Usually I get about 3 yards of each.....

    Funny you mention that. When DH and I went to Clarksburg the other day...now I can't even remember why we traveled that way...oh yes, now I remember, we had to pick up that piece for the tractor at Tractor Supply. LOL. Anyhow, we went to Joann's and normally DH says you go ahead and go in and I'll wait on you. However, this time he insisted he go in. I wasn't planning on buying any fabric if they didn't have what I needed. They didn't have any I needed, but DH cruised the fabrics and picked out 4 different prints. I thought okay, well I'll just get a yard of each but he insisted 2 of each and of one print to get 4 yards. I thought wow..I should take him fabric shopping more often. LOL. He's even more excited, than I think I am to see the purses made from the fabric. LOL. he's so cute when he's like this..haha and would skin me alive if he knew I just typed that! HA!

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    Phyllis, what on earth is a ‘bagello’ quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Phyllis, what on earth is a ‘bagello’ quilt?
    Here are samples of Bargello quilts Steve...

    http://kameleonquilt.com/gallery/bargello.htm

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    Steve so far it is a pain . Where I won't say.Thanks for the link .It was beautiful.

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    Wow! I can't wait to try it though it will have to join the list. The Hawaiian pillow top is almost done and looks amazing. It is wonderful watching the echo stretch itself out of the pattern.

    I love quilting. :D

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    Lin, Thanks for the link. I enjoyed looking at the Bargello quilts. Can't wait to see yours, Steve.

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