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Thread: here a UFO , there a UFO, everwhere a UFO

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    here a UFO , there a UFO, everwhere a UFO

    I thought I had a few UFOs . Then I started to sort through my sewing stuff and I found 18 UFOs plus 8 sewing repairs to do! Anyone else in this mess. So where do I start!?

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    Thank you! Now I don't feel so bad about the 3 ufo's in my sewing area!
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    Oh my gosh, your as bad as me! LOL I would start with the one that is the closest to being done. That way you won't feel so over welmed and give up. You can do this girl!! Im rooting for you!

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    Just one at a time. I started out with 8 or so and I am down to 4. Loving that UFO challenge.
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    That's a good idea to start with the one that is closest to being done. I have around 60 or so myself. I know I won't get them all done this year cause some of them have been ideas in my head and have all the fabrics - etc. but not even started yet. I list them on a numbered list. Whatever number is pulled, that's the one I work on. For instance, this month I am working on a quilt that I made the top about 13 or so years ago. I hope to have it completely finished by the end of March. Then on to the next one and so on ....

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    I have more UFOscthan I care to admit or count!

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    Have patience.. Pick one at a time, and they will eventually get done.. Then you can post them.. and have the rights to brag.. Can't wait to see them..
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    I feel your pain, I'm trying to get mine caught up before I start a new project. It's hard though because there are several new things I want to work on!
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    I know better than to count mine. I'd probably be really discouraged.
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    you are lucky to only have 18, I have more than I can count, but Im working on them

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    I have about 6, but I refuse to start anymore until I am at least don't with 3

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    start with the repairs. they usually go faster and you can clear them out of the way. then just pick one ufo at a time and go for it. now, if only i took my own advice.

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    just pick one you really don't mind working on and finish it. i have over 25 UFO tops waiting on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJQuilter View Post
    That's a good idea to start with the one that is closest to being done. I have around 60 or so myself. I know I won't get them all done this year cause some of them have been ideas in my head and have all the fabrics - etc. but not even started yet. I list them on a numbered list. Whatever number is pulled, that's the one I work on. For instance, this month I am working on a quilt that I made the top about 13 or so years ago. I hope to have it completely finished by the end of March. Then on to the next one and so on ....
    I like the idea of putting a number on them and choosing that way..it would end the waiting for it to jump out of the bin at me!

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    Okay, your first mistake was counting them. I like to squirrel mine away so I have to really look for them. How many do I have? Too many.

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    I have been in this perdicament before, I like to list, them get them done, and cross them off my list. Sew satisfying.

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    At least you counted...lol. I refuse to find out. Just start on one so you can finish it. Good luck.
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    LOL, wish one of them would jump out at me.

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    Just depends on what you count as a UFO! I have 5 tops that need to be sandwiched. THere are 3 sandwiched and pinned, but need quilting and binding. Then there are the 3 that are cut out and started - works in progress I guess those are. I refuse to count the ones that are in bags with all the fabric and the pattern/idea waiting to see the light of day - but if I had to guess? Maybe 30? Oh my.

    I have 6 that are due in May so I'm working on them in the order they're due. Getting those 3 sandwiched last night helped a lot. I make a list each week and try to work off that list - just have more going on than I'm used to.
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    the only way is 1 at a time. i don't even want to count how many i have
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    Ive got 8 that were tossed aside.. Plus 4 that need borders and that not counting the ones that i collected fabrics for... Im right there with ya !!!

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    I managed to get about 6 quilts finished this year, I only did one or two fresh ones so you know I had ufo's stashed in the closet. Not even close to being caught up. LOL
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    Line your ducks (ufos) up in a row and start working on them one by one. lol.
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    The last count I did was four UFO's and thats more then I ever thought I'd ever have, so your not along .

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    You're brave in counting them! I am in the same boat. Got oars-?
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