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Thread: Get Your FMQ Practice on...........?

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    How about a doggie quilt for him to lay on or if you know someone with little kids the less than perfect small quilts are perfect for them to carry around. You could do place mats or even mats to put under your TV,etc.

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    LaraB. I love your saying under your posting. I kinda have to hide mine sometimes too.

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    I practice on a sandwich that is big enough to make placemats for just the family everyday use that way I am not wasting fabric or thread.

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    These are so helpful tips. That's why I like this board so mcuh that I can't get anything done.

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    Yes, Olive is a cutie. She is a rescue who has been through 3 homes. For the life of us we can't figure out why. She is my daughter's dog and is about as perfect a dog as you could wish for.[/quote]

    Olive is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad your daughter has given her a good, permanent home. I have 3 little dogs and one of them is a rescue and he is just precious.

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    Me and my friend practice on old pillow cases and turn them into doggy beds for our local pound :)

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    I make place mats and mug rugs with mine,
    sometimes adding a machine embroider design.
    I think the idea of making a doggy bed would
    be great and will try that now too.

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    That is a great idea!!! Making practice productive!!

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    awe how cute

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    great idea and she is very cute wearing it.

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    gorgeous furbaby she is sitting so proud with her new scarf

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    Both are beautiful!!!!!

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    Really cute.

    Here is my last project.
    It is a Kindle case for my mom.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    we have windsor chairs in the dining room & the kids with all the stuff on their jeans pockets were scratching the heck out of them.. i used black fabric & verigated threads & did a bunch of chair pads... and who cares if the grandkids spill lasagne on it!

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    I use the pre printed baby panels, when finished, bind and it goes to charity. if to bad goes to the dog shelter, the dogs dont care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    I had a rescued Greyhound named Olive. She had bone cancer and I would have love to make her one of these!
    You know you gave your Olive a loving home Annalee and that made all the difference to her. I am very sorry for your loss. I donít even like to think about that day coming for any of our dogs.
    Iím a firm believer in the quote from Anatole France: ďUntil one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.Ē
    Our Olive reminds me of a Greyhound sometimes with her elegance, grace and agility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    My first FMQ was on potholders. When I want to try something new now, I make a potholder sandwich to practice on. The only problem is that working with such a small object isn't the same as working on a larger quilt.

    A dog bed quilt or sleeping pad would be another idea.
    That is so true Butterflyblue. I found that out the hard way. I though tI had practiced enough because my pillowcase sandwiches were coming out not to shabby. So then i tried to quilt a One Block Wonder. I quickly discovered what a difference the weight of a large project makes. I felt like i was wrestling with the quilt the whole time. Since then I purchased Machingers quilting gloves and they help immensely!
    A dog bed and sleeping pad are good ideas because they are bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty jo
    LaraB. I love your saying under your posting. I kinda have to hide mine sometimes too.
    :D Thanks Betty Jo! I say it only half in jest. But my DH isn't a meanie about it. Just sometimes, what he doesn't know can't bother him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl
    Olive is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad your daughter has given her a good, permanent home. I have 3 little dogs and one of them is a rescue and he is just precious.
    That's great Lynn! Rescued pets are often all the more precious. We have 3 pups we found through http://www.petfinder.com/index.html
    I don't know why we got so blessed but they bring much joy to our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Hot pads, place mats, mug rugs, cushions, pillows
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna
    She looks soooo elegant! How about placemats? One for the pup is a start!
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I tell my students to make a hot pad, pot holder or place mat out of the pracetice piece and tell your guests it is modern art.
    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    How about a doggie quilt for him to lay on or if you know someone with little kids the less than perfect small quilts are perfect for them to carry around. You could do place mats or even mats to put under your TV,etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingal
    I practice on a sandwich that is big enough to make placemats for just the family everyday use that way I am not wasting fabric or thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbit30
    Me and my friend practice on old pillow cases and turn them into doggy beds for our local pound :)
    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    I make place mats and mug rugs with mine, sometimes adding a machine embroider design. I think the idea of making a doggy bed would
    be great and will try that now too.
    Quote Originally Posted by CristyK1
    Really cute. Here is my last project.
    It is a Kindle case for my mom.
    Thatís a terrific idea Cristy! Thanks for sharing your picture!

    Quote Originally Posted by dljennings
    we have windsor chairs in the dining room & the kids with all the stuff on their jeans pockets were scratching the heck out of them.. i used black fabric & verigated threads & did a bunch of chair pads... and who cares if the grandkids spill lasagne on it!
    Quote Originally Posted by vickimc
    I use the pre printed baby panels, when finished, bind and it goes to charity. if to bad goes to the dog shelter, the dogs dont care.
    These are really great ideas and a smart use of fabric and thread! I knew there had to be quilters on the board who were doing neat things with their practice pieces! I gathered all your ideas together here because a lot of times people donít have time to go through all the posts. Thanks Everybody!

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    Olive is so beautiful and she is looking very stylish in her new bandana

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    The name so fits, what a sweetie!

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    That is too cute for words. Something to think about.

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    Olive looks just lovely in her new threads!!

    (and this was a good idea, btw!!)

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    How Aborable !!!

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