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Thread: My Next Project...Oh My!

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    My Next Project...Oh My!

    For a little while I have been contemplating a "Tradewinds" or something like it. Well today I found a plastic box on the bottom shelf with so many 2 1/2 strips I could make at least two of them. The cutting is all done. I just have to start sewing. It's almost like having a partner cut my fabric for me while I sleep. I do not even remember doing it. Neat!
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    What a fun find!
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    makes the project a whole lot quicker!
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    Lovely pattern. What do you have in the way of colors?

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    Sweet find.

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    There's gold in them there plastic boxes. Wow what a find. Enjoy.

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    What a wonderful surprise! !

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    How inspiring......to clean up my sewing room, wonder what I would find????

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    Excellent find!
    I found 83 little squares, 4" square, all cut out and neatly bagged and labelled for a quilt pattern I had purchased a couple of years ago. Only problem is...I found the little squares last weekend when I was putting away the excess squares I had leftover from just cutting out 83 little squares for the very same quilt!! So now I guess I'm making 2 quilts!!

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    There are treasures in those fabric storage areas. I have enjoyed a whole afternoon of just sorting through my closet. Very inspiring! Surely I must like most everything in there since I'm the one who put it there!

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    I went through a few boxes yesterday and it's almost like Christmas all over again. Just a footnote also. I have always prewashed my fabric and I have to say I am so glad I did. The fabric smelled as clean as if I had pulled it right from the dryer. Unscented detergent and white vinegar are the way to go.

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    I'm trying hard to get my storage a bit more orgainzed so like items are together, and all the cut scraps are in the same spot.

    Yesterday I was looking over some stuff in the section that was suppose to be cut up scraps, and realized I had two totes of backing fabric. A few weeks ago I was putting together backing with quilt tops and thinking I sure had a lot less backing than I thought . . . and I knew I'd bought backing for my sister's king size quilt. So I assuemed it must be the beige that I had 7 yards of . . . so I used that.

    In one of the totes that I just found is the prefect matching blue for my sister's quilt. So now I've moved so those totes of backing are in the room with the rest of the yardage.

    I also prewash all yardage as soon as it comes in the house. So I know all the yardage upstairs is prewashed and I don't have to wonder about it.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Gotta love those plastic boxes. I was doing a bit of organizing yesterday and found a box filled with squares and another with triangles! I feel like a kid with a new toy!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    aren't those plastic boxes amazing. I opened one last week when we got to our summer place -- I found rows of 9 and 12 inch blocks from 1998, 99 and 2000 that I had swapped with quilters around the world, All the rows and and blocks had labels with names, country and email addys. I tried to send some emails but they all came back. I must be one of the few to keep the same email since 1996.

    So now I have enough blocks to make 2 quilts -- one is red, white and blue. The 12 inch blocks are flowers, butterflies and trees or leaves.

    I forgot what I was looking for in the first place.

    I love plastic boxes!!!!!

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    My goodness, it's contagious! Okay everybody go look in your boxes. :-)

    Patricia, I have every color you can imagine. I may do a stacked coin quilt also.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    When I have left over blocks (orphan) I put them in pizza boxes. I have been making quilts from them lately. The local pizza parlor here gave me a bunch of boxes, because I buy a lot from them. I use the boxes for patterns, templates and stencils as well. They attack nicely on my closet shelf and I try to write on the end the contents of the boxes. Hope this idea helps someone.
    MaryB

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    Well, I have a new project, too! My former boss and his wife's oldest daughter recently gave birth to a baby boy, and their middle daughter is due in mid-May with another baby boy. Since I worked for him for 30+ years, and his entire family were sort of like extended family to me, I'm working on two baby boy applique quilts. I had almost everything I could possibly need to complete the quilts, including backing and batting. The applique pieces, while fun to work with, are also a little tedious. Sometimes, I just have to get up and walk away from them! But, I think they're going to be really cute. They're going to be very close to being carbon copies of each other, but we'll see!

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    If you rent that leprechaun out, please send me the figures.
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    When I clean an area I end up finding enough UFO's to keep me busy for another year!

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    Oh this is a really scary thread for me to read. I have just started quilting last weekend and now I am reading about fabric stashes. I have been weaving for years (and have multiple looms) and have hundreds of pounds of yarn in my stash. Does this mean I have to worry, I mean enjoy fabric stashes now?

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    I've made a Tradewinds quilt and loved it. Just be sure to lay your blocks out and check for miss-turns. I had mine sewn together before I saw a block in the center turned wrong!
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    I recently did some cleaning and organizing and found a Grandmother's fan quilt all ready to put together and then a Sun Bonnet Sue cut and stitched. All I have to do is applique her down. I do not remember making either one! Is that scary or what?

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