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National Quilting Month...what will you do?

Old 03-02-2021, 02:39 PM
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I will be working on quilts as I do every month and most days. Nothing special about this month.
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Old 03-02-2021, 03:17 PM
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Can we make the wheels on the parade float look like rotary cutters?

Apparently I must have known it was going to be Quilt Month, I prepared by ordering materials -first in a while! I saw some colors I never see together in that just kept nagging my brain until I bought it!

https://www.freespiritfabrics.com/fa...ltz-abandoned/

No idea where that is going...good thing I have a month to figure it out!
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:05 PM
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think I will be working on 4 quilts--oldest grandson's 3D quilt (Q) on the long arm(have been waiting for gray minky too long for the back); keep piecing on the next grandson's 3D quilt (T); hopefully get the t-shirts for nephew's graduation quilt which was suppose to be here yesterday---still not here. And possibly be cutting our youngest g-boy's 3D quilt.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
I read somewhere that March is National Quilting month. Then I thought about what I would do and the answer is the same as every month- sew as much as possible!!
Same here. I haven't quilted anything in several years, but on New Year's, I got the itch and I've been making the quilts I started way back in EQ6. Some were cut, some partially sewn, some were just stacks of fabric,

I'm going to have to fit in a spring wardrobe and get some more bags made, but for now, I'm obsessed with quilts.

Keeps me outta the bars...
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
...continue getting my scraps under control
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Ohmigosh, where do you start, with that???

I've been thinking of sorting by type (1800s, 1930s, etc) and then cutting them into 8˝x10" blocks, 10" blocks, 5" blocks, 2˝" and 1˝" strips. Some method that will suit the patterns I want to make.

The idea is daunting, but I'm so tired of digging through bins to find that one piece of cheddar that I know is around here somewhere.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Quiltah Mama View Post
I have spread my wings, as far as my sewing goes. I have approached two more businesses and will now have product in three places.😎 I am currently making outdoor pillows along with the jelly roll rugs that will all be in the shops for sale. So my plan this national quilting month will include working on those.
I would very happily put on my mask to go and watch a quilt parade, and social distance of course..😁 Who would the grand marshal be? I would nominate Jenny from M*, or Marianne Fons, of course Nancy Zieman would have made a great grand marshal. Any other nominees?
Yes..a grand marshal would be great..love your suggestions...I will add Eleanor Burns, throwing scraps over her shoulder as she passes the crowd.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:34 AM
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I plan to tackle my first bargello quilt. Picking the colors is harder than it looks!
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:33 AM
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We could ride in the parade in this.
Great float, dunster!

For my costume, I will be adorned from head to toe in bits of thread.


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Old 03-03-2021, 05:12 AM
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I'm still working on ufo's. I belong to our local Art Center, where they have all kinds of classes, and on the 19th, the quilters are starting an 8 week class, we're calling it a "scrapalooza" class, and I'm bringing 3 or 4 33 gal. bags of scraps, since there's NO way I'll ever be able to get them all cut and used.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
Ohmigosh, where do you start, with that???

I've been thinking of sorting by type (1800s, 1930s, etc) and then cutting them into 8˝x10" blocks, 10" blocks, 5" blocks, 2˝" and 1˝" strips. Some method that will suit the patterns I want to make.

The idea is daunting, but I'm so tired of digging through bins to find that one piece of cheddar that I know is around here somewhere.
hey polyparrot- years ago I used to cut anything smaller than a fat quarter into my favorite sizes and store them by value in shallow drawers from Target.. Then I got away from that and instead of cutting them down, I went for several years without cutting them and instead began storing them by color. i had eight drawers, one for each color: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black and white. Each drawer had multiple different sizes including uncut pieces mixed in with pieces I had cut years earlier. I found I didn’t like digging through the stuffed full drawers, so I wasn’t using my smaller scraps as I’d done in the past.

Long story short- I have now gone back to cutting anything smaller than a fatquarter into sizes I like to use. I have several stacking drawer units from Target. The drawers are meant for scrapbooking paper so they measure 12” square on the inside and are fairly shallow. I have 6 drawers set aside for my cut scraps : 2” squares, 2.5” squares, 3.5” & 4”, 5” & 6”, triangles of various sizes and leftover binding strips. The 4 and 6 inch pieces were from way back when some of the companies were selling charm squares that weren’t a uniform 5”. But the rest are regular sizes that play well together when making blocks. In each drawer, the cut scraps are arranged in stacks by color and roughly by value within each stack. By cutting them and storing them this way, I can actually fit all the scraps into six drawers instead of the overstuffed eight they had taken. Fat quarter size pieces get folded and stored with fat quarters and bigger pieces get wrapped around comic book boards and stored near my yardage. I can open my “precuts” drawers and know at a glance if I’ve got enough scraps to do the size quilt I was planning, or if I need to hit up the larger scraps or my yardage.

I found years ago that this system worked best for me as I like to make scrappy quilts and I’m not sure why I decided to try the other way.

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