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Old 12-14-2016, 03:31 PM
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Why don't quilting magazines put Christmas projects in the July issue so we have time to make them for Christmas??
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:53 PM
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Because they don't sell well. Most people don't plan that far ahead.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:41 PM
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People probably aren't in the mood for Christmas in July. But, if you are, there are always past year's Christmas issues you can dig into in July...
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:12 PM
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I'm always in the mood for Christmas quilts
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:20 PM
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Any pattern can be Christmas by using fabrics for Christmas. Most fabric stores have Christmas fabrics in July.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:47 PM
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hmmm, then why do stores put up Christmas decorations so early? I hate that myself.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:07 PM
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I worked in a quilt shop and we had Christmas fabrics in the shop and samples going in July. I think our brains can tune things out when we aren't ready to face it. Make a mental note and notice the Christmas in July sales next summer.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:14 AM
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One of our guild members made all of her sample/test blocks using Christmas colors. In due time she had enough for a sampler Christmas quilt!
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by illinois View Post
One of our guild members made all of her sample/test blocks using Christmas colors. In due time she had enough for a sampler Christmas quilt!
Wow! What an terrific idea! My new plan!
Thank you so much.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:52 PM
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I have found too that if you like a Christmas design by the time the magazines comes out the fabric they used for the project is no longer available. I had this happen to me; I had to use something else but I really did like what was used in that particular magazine. I try now not to get my heart set on something in a magazine cause I KNOW I'll never find that exact fabric.
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