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    Smile Quilt paterns

    Do you tend to use a quilt pattern only once? Or do you reuse the quilt pattern using different fabrics? I sometimes find making it once is enough and move on to a different one.

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    Some patterns I use only once. I have one that I have used 5 times. It just depends.

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    I tend to make an item only one time. However, my closest relatives live in 3 different states. So sometimes I make the same thing for each of them
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    Sometimes only once but most of the time I will make another one - depends on the pattern and the person its intended for.

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    I have a couple of go to patterns or techniques that I use for a quick gift or donation if needed. Mostly to use up scraps.

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    Rarely do I make a pattern more that once. I like to try different patterns and techniques. I have to do that or I will never get even half of the patterns I have collected done. I have 3 notebooks full of quilts I want to make. Wish me luck.
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    With rare exception, all the quilt patterns I buy since I started (in the mid-1990's) I intended to make at least three of (in different colorways). I have a large number of patterns+plus (fabric and pattern), though, half of which I made additional ones from my stash and the other half were used just for the one-shot-wonder.

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    What, use a pattern... I'm the 'pattern collector' and seem to never find time to actually use the pattern! I have notebooks and files and notebooks and files full of downloaded patterns, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    Rarely do I make a pattern more that once. I like to try different patterns and techniques. I have to do that or I will never get even half of the patterns I have collected done. I have 3 notebooks full of quilts I want to make. Wish me luck.
    Sue
    OMG! I thought I was bad having ONE notebook full. Good luck.
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    The only pattern I've made more than once is Turning Twenty. I've made several quilts for Project Linus using different themed FQs. I also used Turning Twenty surrounding a panel when I wanted to make a Steam Engine quilt for a dear friend's husband, again using the themed fabric.

    There are too many patterns I want to try to keep repeating the same pattern all the time.

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    Patterns? I have attempted to use them but when I try to follow the directions, something goes wrong. I always somehow alter them and end up with a different quilt. So I guess my answer is no I don't use the same one twice as I can't seem to even use it once. LOL And I am a pattern collector also.

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    So far, I have used a very different pattern each time I have made a quilt. I enjoy the variety.

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    I have made one pattern about 6 times, another about 4 and a couple 2 times. I use some others and make up my own too. Just waht strikes my fancy.
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    Some favorites of mine are Trip Around the World, and the Log Cabin which I have made several of each and never get tired of them.

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    Mostly I don't use a pattern, I just "wing" it. sometimes I do look at pictures.

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    I have favorite patterns that I make. Different fabrics can change the pattern. Using soft colors and brights on the same pattern give it a different look.

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    I have made a couple Sun Bonnet Sue quilts and Dresden Plates; although each ended up being completely different. Other than those, I tend to use a new pattern with each quilt. There are so many endless possabilities. My files are full, always saving patterns from the internet and site...then I have books and individual patterns. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamsbuying View Post
    What, use a pattern... I'm the 'pattern collector' and seem to never find time to actually use the pattern! I have notebooks and files and notebooks and files full of downloaded patterns, too.
    You must be my long lost sister as I too seem to collect all those patterns. I will be sewing long after I die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I might use it twice if I have different fabric. I like trying new patterns and techniques' some are frustrating, but when the light comes on, it brightens up my day knowing that I have mastered yet another technique!
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    Humm, since I have not been quilting too awful long I have only used mine once...except for the 10 minute block patterns. But, I have a few that I will definately make again.

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    Humm....I've made two lonestars, 3 rebel flag quilts(no pattern had to make it up myself). D9P I've done 3, And then theres many that I've only done once. Like some of the others have stated I like to learn new techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamsbuying View Post
    What, use a pattern... I'm the 'pattern collector' and seem to never find time to actually use the pattern! I have notebooks and files and notebooks and files full of downloaded patterns, too.
    Same here, so I occasionally say to my self, no more patterns, but then see something I have to have and download another one. Thing is, I never use any of them, just keep on doing Turning Twentys, D9Ps, string and crazy quilts!

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    For charity quilts there are a few patterns that I have used many times. For myself, I only want one quilt with a pattern.

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    I agree, except for rag quilts or Log Cabin. I could do many of these!
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    It depends on how much I like something. I like to try different things but sometimes if I'm in a rush for something I know the pattern so it goes quicker. Sue

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