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Thread: How do I decide

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    Super Member ontheriver's Avatar
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    Finished up a bag I was making for my sister. Am ready to start a new project. I have a stack of patterns in my to do pile. The problem is I have been going through them all morning and I just can't decide what to start on. How do you make those decisions? Guess it's going to be: eenie meenie for me.

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    I have the same problem.... LOL!!

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    I'm no help, yesterday I was going thru stuff and am in the same boat. :)

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    Which one do you keep on picking up and which one is doable within the next month. But I hear your pain. I just started a new quilt after walkibng around with the fabric and pattern for weeks. It is a scrappy patriotic and I figured this is the time of year but I sur ehope that after the 4 th of July it does not end up in the work in progress pile till next year.

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    Let the fur babies decide. Lay it all out and which-ever one they plop themselves down on - do that! ;)

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Now there you go!

    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    Let the fur babies decide. Lay it all out and which-ever one they plop themselves down on - do that! ;)

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    Good idea about the fur babies - I am in the same boat - too many ideas.

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    Throw all the patterns in the air and whichever one comes down on top, right side up....do that one! I sometimes just walked around dazed because I don't know what to do next...but it's usually trying to decide whether to do the laundry, clean the kitchen or take a nap! :)

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    by the time I'm close to finishing a project, I start worrying/thinking/wondering about what next. Rarely is there nothing in line...

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    einnie meinne minnie mo ....... lol

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    depends on who needs a quilt next and what fabric I have available :-). Those two thoughts narrow the choices down quite a bit.

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    I don't ever seem to have this problem because I usually have 3 - 4 projects going at one time and when one gets finished, something else just seems to magically take its place. Looking at all the beautiful quilts here is my downfall.

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    This is the time of year I start thinking about my fall/holiday projects!

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    Throw all the patterns up the stairs. The one landing nearest the top is the next one to do. I had a professor in college who did that with the quizzes. The students who landed nearest the top steps got A's and the ones that failed to make it up the steps or past the first step got an F. No joke!

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    I was just in the same situation. then remembered I had some precut kaliedescope blocks, so I started sewing right away. No planning, no cutting! That was nice. Next time, I'll try having my furbaby decide for me.

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    Choose 2 of your favorite ones and start them both.

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    I'm generally not dilatory. If there are five or six patterns, just choose one and do a different one next time.

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    Eenie, Meenie, Miney, MO!

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    So funny- I love the cat idea! LOL

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    Aren't the members of this board creative in solving problems? I'm usually in th position of looking at a stack of UFO's, but if something else lights a fire under me, my near-sightnedness can usually make the UFO's disappear. :wink:

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    I am having the same problem. I sat in sewing room yesterday for almost an hour trying to decided when I finally chose a pair of pants for oldest daughter--bad choice. I stink at making clothes and should have stopped myself but I made a pair of jammie pants and well they are an epic fail but she loves them. Sizing of clothes--well I just dont' get it and she is so dang skinny so that makes it worse.

    All that to say I will be doing something with quilting today and not clothes--maybe I will try to make a bag.

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    put the patterns in a bag, shut your eyes and grab :D

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    Put the patterns in a paper bag -shake it up -put hand in bag-pull out 1 pattern =this is the one to do :D Altho this probably won't work for choosing the right fabrics Batteries no included :

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    Give each quilt top a name and throw the names into a hat.

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    Lay them all out and close your eyes and grab one. :lol: :lol: :lol: Jan

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