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Thread: Do you ever find you want to sew something simple and easy between quilts?

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    Cool Do you ever find you want to sew something simple and easy between quilts?

    Have just finished quilt and before I go on to the next one, going to sew some doll quilts. Anyone breaks and no brainers between quilts?

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    Definitely. Right now I'm working on some quilted pillows then I will finish a wall-hanging
    before I go back to my Christmas quilt. I was waiting for some white batting to finish this.
    This also gives me an opportunity to experiment with Elmer's school glue before doing
    a big quilt. I'm just working my way up.

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    Yes, sometimes I just need something fast and easy!!

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    Did some searching and found something that is easy and I have everything I could use in it, in my fabric. ((Even better! !!) Here is the link to it, hope it works.
    http://nanacompany.typepad.com/nanac...ll-quilts.html
    Not planning on copying it, but using some of the ideas.

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    I usually have quilts planned out 2-3 in advance, buying fabrics a little here, a little there, so that when I am ready to start one, I have everything I need. But I also usually have several projects in process at the same time. That way if I am not in the mood to work on one particular project (usually because I am having issues), I can work on something different. Right now I am in process on one quilt, gathering fabrics for the next two, and a bag to get started on later today. I just really hate not having more than one item in the works

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    I often make a tote bag or something like that which I can either use or will come in handy for a small gift. Yes, it is good to have a change after completing a quilt.

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    I have been doing some digging in my scraps, leftovers from quilts done, can do this today easily, once I start.
    That is the good thing about doing a quilt, no matter how accurately you try to figure things out, there is always too much. Which come in handy for things like this, little breaks and no stress. I like that.

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    Without a doubt. Simple wall hangings, tote bags, wallets, mini quilts, table runners and other gift type items all make their way into my inbetween quilt time.

    I also have UFO projects that I move back and forth to and this keeps me interested in each part of a project.

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    This is exactly what I do. One quilt and then 2 or 3 smaller, faster projects.

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    I make mainly scrap quilts, so between quilts I will make up. 4 or 9 patch blocks, I also sew strips on to telephone book pages trim them up they will come in nice and handy for borders of scrap quilts or cut onto blocks, these are both no brainers, but fill my urge to sew

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    It is nice to get that instant gratification of finishing a small project in almost no time at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamaiarigby View Post
    I make mainly scrap quilts, so between quilts I will make up. 4 or 9 patch blocks, I also sew strips on to telephone book pages trim them up they will come in nice and handy for borders of scrap quilts or cut onto blocks, these are both no brainers, but fill my urge to sew
    Now that is a great idea! A little time when you are doing it, but comes in handy after!

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    for sure!!! It's the only way I work...lol. I always mix it up with other things like bags, clothes, placemats, mug rugs. I even made a quilted belt out of scraps for one of my kids. Right now I am working on some wonky stars. I made a baby quilt and that wasn't enough. I have another pile of them to make a quilted bag. I think I want to make it a little on the big side so I can bring all my crochet stuff with me to work. It's fun to change it up so your not always doing the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Without a doubt. Simple wall hangings, tote bags, wallets, mini quilts, table runners and other gift type items all make their way into my inbetween quilt time.

    I also have UFO projects that I move back and forth to and this keeps me interested in each part of a project.

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    Tote bags and wallets are easy to you?? They are the death of me! I have taken three purse classes and each time the instructor ends up standing over me, helping me catch up to everyone else. Sometimes she even takes my fabric and does some sewing so the class can be over in time. I just can't get the hang of purses!
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    All the time!!!

    Then there are the times (like now) that I want to mess with fabric
    but I don't want to really sew either. So I am ironing & folding fabric.

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    Sometimes. It just all depends what I have that I can make. Around Christmas I made some pajama shorts and a pillowcase for myself, and that was fun since I didn't have a quilt to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    Have just finished quilt and before I go on to the next one, going to sew some doll quilts. Anyone breaks and no brainers between quilts?

    I do far more other sewing than I do quilting. Today, I showed a neighbor how to make the 5 piece button tissue cover (no button for me) and from beginning to end---------it took 15 minutes. A minute or two of that time was to scratch dog ears.

    Also finished up 5 "pants" shopping bags, made up a new recipe for low cal veggie soup and played on the computer way too longl
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    Sometimes if things have been stressful at work. I need to come home to a no-brainer project. Or just play with fabric, go thru patterns or just eating chocolate.

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    String blocks are my mindless pleasure. Love making them and busting some scraps.

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    I have overlapping projects to avoid having nothing to do when I finish a project. Right now I have a practice sandwich on the frame to try out different quilting designs...the ones by Leah Day are fun to do, flannels sorted out by color since I want to make everyone in the family a new flannel quilt this year, a Quilt of Valor started, three groups of fabrics, each with its own pattern, organized for future projects and lots of neckties washed and pressed for future small wall hangings....guess I better stop there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Tote bags and wallets are easy to you?? They are the death of me! I have taken three purse classes and each time the instructor ends up standing over me, helping me catch up to everyone else. Sometimes she even takes my fabric and does some sewing so the class can be over in time. I just can't get the hang of purses!
    The tote bags I make are so simple they ought to be illegal. Maybe I should just call them shopping bags since there is NOTHING fancy or difficult about them. Even the lined ones.
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    Granddaughters convinced me to make them aprons. Does that count?
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    Something easy or something small, especially after a project seems to have taken years.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I have to be doing something with fabric. I have been cutting scraps into three sizes 1.5 2.0 & 2.5 squares to make into nine patches to oneday put in a quilt. I have just finished a scrapy quilt on the board today have a wallhanging basted and am working away on a bonnie hunter quilt. I think of all of these as fillers until the next quilt project.
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    I always have to cleanse my brain after a full size quilt. Potholders made from scraps always seems to fit the need.

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