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Thread: Can't Bring Myself To Cut Into a Fat Quarter!

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    I am making a charm Tumbler quilt. I am far, far, far from having anywhere near enough different fabrics to finish it. I have about 30 fat quarters but I cannot bring myself to waste a fat quarter for a 4 inch tumbler piece! Anyone else have this problem?


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    Oh yes...but you have to get over it, or you won't make anything lol!!!!! :D

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    just take a deep breath ask the fat quater goddess for forgiveness and cut

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    Chop that baby up!

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    It's just a little bit--you'll have plenty left over for the next project. I love applique and every teeny little bit is good for something. Cut away! and enjoy yourself.

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    Ok that feels better. Thanks!

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    Oh my gosh--your replies make me giggle!!! :lol:

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    Lol i'm the same way, i dont even like to take the ribbon off a fat quarter, cus they're so pretty to look at, so i leave the ribbon on as long as possible, and just keep peeking inside to try and see the fabric!!! lol lol Ooooh, don't chop that baby! LOL LOL LOL

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    Oh...I know what you mean!!! I've finally decided that if I have to use just a little...it goes into the scrap bag...then I must replace it as soon as possible with a new WHOLE FQ!!! :lol: Otherwise, my stash feels pain!!!

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    Have you considered charms? By the way remember we LUV pics !!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Have you considered charms? By the way remember we LUV pics !!! :lol:
    Yeah, I am working out some charm swaps right now in the Classifieds/Swaps room. That'll help. I will take a pic of what I have so far...3 rows.

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    Maybe I should just nix the "every tumbler has to be a different fabric" and use what I have. It'd still be cute, right?

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    That might work if you mix them up and spread them out ! Good Luck ! What size are the tumblers?

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    4" tall by 4" at the widest point. I do have 4 swaps set up and that will help. Maybe I will wait. I am an instant gratification person and very impatient...i gotta work on that! :)

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    LOL ! Its a quilter thing ! We are all that way... :D Do you have a color theme going ? Or just mixing and matching? Is this from a pattern? I have never seen or heard of this before. Thanks
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    No color theme. I have got about every color and pattern and it could be very ugly or very cool. It's fun to make though! This is a tumbler quilt (not mine just random off the web):

    http://willworkforfabric.typepad.com...mblersdone.jpg

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    just think, cut a little bit off for your tumbler then cut the leftover fat quarter into charm squares and you have the squares for a charm square quilt started! I have been cutting scraps into 2 1/2 in square so one day when I have enough, i can make a trip around the world or irish chain with a little bit of each quilt I have ever made! If i have a large piece left over, I either cut into fat quarters or charm square to have them ready to go when I need them!

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    True. And I could start compiling 5" squares for the swaps I have set up. Thanks!

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    That is really neat! How are you doing it ? I have seen the English Paper Piecing for that quilt. Is that how you are doing it? So what size square do you need to start with ? 5x5?
    Sharon

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    I am doing traditional hand-piecing. I start with a 5" square and trace the pattern using a template. It's a fun pattern and ideal for scraps.

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    Just take a deep breath and Go for it. Or nothing would get done.

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    cut it and put what left away. I have a plastic container with 5 drawers. This is for fat quarters or pieces up to a half yard. these are in turn sorted according to basic colors. orange and yellow and beige, blue black and dark hues.these are handy for making one block. Now I need to find a way to store all those different size squares.
    I love to be the one to cut into a new piece of fabric :wink:

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    In my opinion, cut them baby's up.. Why start cutting some of your 1-2-3- etc yard stashes.. What you make out of your fat qrt's, will make you just as happy.. Don

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    It makes me feel like I'm not so wierd after all. I'm working on using the fabrics I really like instead of hording them. Hording them for what? I don't know. Use it and enjoy it. There is probably more somewhere. If you don't use it you can't buy more because eventually you will run out of room.

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    There have been many times I was reluctant to cut into fabric. Fat Quarters or by the yard. I have let many months go by before actually using it. I make a point to put some of my favorites in quilts that I am keeping for myself so that the "pain" will not be so bad.

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