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    Has anyone ever made a Fun&Done Quilt? If so what did you think of it? Pros and Cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I remember this post but I don't remember anyone actually making one just talking about seeing the video and how they could make their own templates. Maybe I missed something. Sewnsewer2 said she made a couple but didn't say much about how it went. Has anyone else made them and found them to be as quick and easy as the video shows?

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    I want to make one but I'm concerned on how well they'll hold up from usage. It seems like the seams would be a weak point in the quilt. I would like to know too because I would like to make some as Christmas gifts next year.

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    I recently did a Fun & Done table runner. It was a class offered at the LQS I frequent. I enjoyed it and it turned out lovely. I don't think one would need to worry that, done as a quilt, it wouldn't hold up. I was pleased and think I'll try it as a quilt this next year.

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    I made one and didn't think it was that much fun. The main reason was that I used warm and natural batting. It was too heavy (Someone posted later that it didn't work well). I have heard a lot of good things about it and may try another one sometime. I did like the final results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023
    I made one and didn't think it was that much fun. The main reason was that I use warm and natural batting. It was too heavy (Someone posted later that it didn't work well). I have heard a lot of good things about it and may try another one sometime. I did like the final results.
    That's good to know because that's the only batting I use. The instructions for one of the Fun&Done patterns I have says not to use polyester batting and to use a low-loft cotton batting. I thought Warn and Natural was a low loft cotton batting. What would someone recommend using.

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    The quilt I made was from that idea, backing 2" larger than batting and block. I didn't make the same pattern as on bayside. I did my own and quilted it as I desired. I liked it and wash it in my home washer. I wanted a light weight quilt so I used a thin batting. It was easy to make and went fast. On the one attached, I used straight stitching for the finishing. Currently, I am in the process of another one, with a different block pattern, and I am using a blanket stitch to finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    The quilt I made was from that idea, backing 2" larger than batting and block. I didn't make the same pattern as on bayside. I did my own and quilted it as I desired. I liked it and wash it in my home washer. I wanted a light weight quilt so I used a thin batting. It was easy to make and went fast. On the one attached, I used straight stitching for the finishing. Currently, I am in the process of another one, with a different block pattern, and I am using a blanket stitch to finish.
    I love your quilt. I'll have to check out batting, I will need alot because I want to make 12 lap quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okie
    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023
    I made one and didn't think it was that much fun. The main reason was that I use warm and natural batting. It was too heavy (Someone posted later that it didn't work well). I have heard a lot of good things about it and may try another one sometime. I did like the final results.
    That's good to know because that's the only batting I use. The instructions for one of the Fun&Done patterns I have says not to use polyester batting and to use a low-loft cotton batting. I thought Warn and Natural was a low loft cotton batting. What would someone recommend using.
    I hope someone has the answer to this. It is all I use, too.

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    Okie,
    I have done several fun and done table toppers & also pot holders. I just love this pattern & like the easy way it goes together. If you click on our Search topic above, then type in fun & done, you will find several quilters who have posted their thoughts & pictures on this subject. I think it will be something you will just have to try, to know weather you like it or not. Good Luck!! :thumbup: I know I LOVE it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Okie,
    I have done several fun and done table toppers & also pot holders. I just love this pattern & like the easy way it goes together. If you click on our Search topic above, then type in fun & done, you will find several quilters who have posted their thoughts & pictures on this subject. I think it will be something you will just have to try, to know weather you like it or not. Good Luck!! :thumbup: I know I LOVE it!!
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    I use this board sort of like I use the internet; before I purchase something, I like to hear the pros and cons and then decide which way to go. I have saved a lot of money on things because of reviews. I've also bought things that have become a great help because of others opinions. I wanted to buy something that would help me as a cat lover be a little easier. Out of 5 opinions there was one negative. I went with the pro and that product is invaluable to me as a cat owner. On the other hand I saw something, looked at the reviews and didn't find one good one. Didn't buy the product.
    This is the way I'm looking at this Fun&Done. I want to gather information from those who have done it to help with my decision. So far the pros outway the cons. I would have used warm and natural without a second thought if I used this techique but there have been a couple of posts that show this is not the batting to use. You liking the pattern helps my decision as well. The techique seems to be a popular one so far. I appreciate you taking the time to help me. I did a search and the pros and cons are about even. Those that did their own version seemed to have had more issues than those that followed a FUN&Done pattern.

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    I took a class for Fun and Done and it's easy to sew but time consuming cutting the fabric and batting. I bought the ruler set and it was much easier using the correct tools. The ruler provides the exact edge width to line up the batting. The ladies that did not buy the ruler set to start with, did after seeing how much easier it was for me to use it. I used poly batting, Fairfield Traditional. I had a lot I wanted to use up and was very pleased with the results.

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    I made one and it was sooo easy! I didn't buy the templates either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I made one and it was sooo easy! I didn't buy the templates either.
    Very nice. This it the type I want to make, scrappy. You did a great job. I'm ready to start on one. Thanks for the input

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    Your'e welcome.

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    Okie, I posted a picture of a door quilt I am doing in panels. it is in the thread titled "whatch workin on" http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-26954-5.htm
    Of course I didn't have a pattern for the layout of the batting etc.
    I figured out how much backing I wanted showing between the panels added my turn down allowance and marked a line on the worn side of my backing fabric as guide line for placing the batting and also to use when sewing the backs together
    When the back were sewn I then pressed the seams on the front side and used Elmers Glue to glue them to the front of the quilt...then used the same decorative sticth I had used elsewehre. I then did a meander stitch over both seam allowance.


    edited to add.....I used Warm & Natural in the door quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    The quilt I made was from that idea, backing 2" larger than batting and block. I didn't make the same pattern as on bayside. I did my own and quilted it as I desired. I liked it and wash it in my home washer. I wanted a light weight quilt so I used a thin batting. It was easy to make and went fast. On the one attached, I used straight stitching for the finishing. Currently, I am in the process of another one, with a different block pattern, and I am using a blanket stitch to finish.
    This is so pretty, you have convinced me to make a quilt using this method. I like the blocks you have used.

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    Lets see......... if I have this right - is there more then one way to do the fun and done???? if so what are they and which way is the best??? Have always wanted to do a fun and done but have been confused.
    Somedays it doesn't take much for that to happen.......
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    Barb_MO and I were talking about the Fun and Done and using Elmer's glue to baste those seams..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-29275-5.htm

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    I have to ask. What's fun and done?

    I'm a paper piecer almost exclusively.

    Someone asked about the Cotton method. My sister does that all the time and loves it.

    I don't like it because you always have what appears to be sashing between the blocks and I don't like the look of sashing. I like patterns with a secondary pattern that comes out when the blocks are joined.

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    Both quilts pictured are just wonderful

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    I have done one Fun and Done. Have the rulers also.
    I had a problem with connecting the blocks even using a zipper foot. They did not turn out nice and even. Also have some seams comming apart because I made it larger than pattern and it puts to much strain on the seam that holds the blocks togather.

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    Here is the picture of the one I made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    I have done one Fun and Done. Have the rulers also.
    I had a problem with connecting the blocks even using a zipper foot. They did not turn out nice and even. Also have some seams comming apart because I made it larger than pattern and it puts to much strain on the seam that holds the blocks togather.
    I saw your quilt it look goods, you can't tell that there are sashings between the blocks, it's all one design. When you said you made it bigger, are you talking about the block itself or you added more blocks to make a bigger quilt?

    I must say the reviews I read when I bought something to make life easier to be a cat lover was easier to decide than to do a Fun&Done quilt. Just when I think I will, I see a post and I change "maybe not". I have invested so much money in my DJ that I can't afford to do too much experimenting. This is not like making one block to see if you can do it, you have to pretty well make the whole thing. I'm going to make at least one. Have to,my curiosity is peaked. All the quilts that have been pictured look great. I can see where is would save time in the long run. Cutting may take longer but the end result would come quicker.

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    Rosemarie, yours is esquisite!!

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