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    I spent the day sharing the History of Sewing machines at a library. We took 6 machines from our collection as visual aids. Did not take any of the featherweights or 301's we have for sale cuz I just wanted the talk to be informative and not appear like a sales pitch. I did see some people pick up business cards and brochures so thinking good thoughts here! To night I sewed on a featherweight DH had refurbished today to make sure it was running nicely - making king size strip quilt for our bed. Hope it turns out ok. It has been sewn on by a lot of different sewing machines.
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    I spent most of the day sewing on another Illusion quilt, two colors. I finished one last Sunday and started this one last Sunday. I would have it finished by this coming Sunday but, Wednesday I will be baking pies and dressing for Thanksgiving, then off to our country place where we celebrate a country Thanksgiving. We started this tradition about 33 years ago. We will come home about Friday noon and then I will sew the rest of the day and Saturday and Sunday. I was also doing laundry, I will do housework tomorrow and then sew some more. I sew at least a couple hours each evening after work and weekends while I do laundry nd housework. Most quilts I can make in two weeks.
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    I spent most of the afternoon in the sewing room working on a purse. Turned into a total screw-up, ..don't ask. So doing laundry today will be a relief

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    I was cleaning up/out my sewing room, and found so much stuff I started and didn't finish. 2 quilt tops, that I would never finish, 8-unused 1-1/2 yds of broadcloth in primary colors, so many square in a squares I couldn't count them, at least 100 - 4x4" 4 patch squares, about the same amount of Flying geese 3x6", so I bundled them up nicely, put labels on them, and took to one of our local Thrift Shops. Someone will be happy to have them, and I wouldn't use them. Have a lot more to clean out. So much stuff I forgot I had! I didn't sew tho.

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    No sewing for me. Our church is having our Thanksgiving dinner today so yesterday was spent in the kitchen while washing bed clothes and putting them back on the bed. Never did get aroung to vacuuming the dog hair up off the floor.
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    Drove straight home to eastern NC from St Louis where we saw grandson in his banjo concert Thursday night. HE was Great! Left (after a stop at Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Factory!) after 2pm and arrived home @ 7:30am. Spent most of day in bed and unpacking/laundry. Did stop on the way there at Hancock's in Paducah! Now today you will be able to hear my machine purring for sure!!
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    I cut out an "Enderman" (a Minecraft creeper character; Minecraft is an online computer game) to make for my grandson for Christmas. Though sewing that black fleece may do me in!

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    I am a new quilter, this is my first completed project (BOM from Craftsy). I have a number of 'goof-ups' but am still proud that I finished it, didn't become too frustrated and have something to give to my granddaughter for her first Christmas with their two newly adopted children. Name:  001.JPG
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    If I sew on a Saturday during college football season, I'm done by 11:00 CST. I am a football fan and a Nebraska football fanatic, so my day revolves around all the good games.

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    Try the Log Cabin Quilt in a Day Pattern from Eleanor Burns. This was my first EB pattern. It is strip pieced, and you don't make one block at a time. You cut 2 1/2" x 45" long strips, sew together the center block strip (usually red, but can be any color) with the first light, then cut those into 2 1/2" segments. Sew the next light strip on these segments, then cut them . . .It goes really fast and the blocks should be squared up as you go, so the blocks are square.
    You have to try this, if you like log cabins.!

    Quote Originally Posted by susansomethings View Post
    I made my first log cabin block today. ...I have heard it said a lot of people say this is an easy block. I have looked at log cabins for some time & never did one. So I took the plunge today & did my first one. It came out better then I expected but still not exactly as I would have liked. I think I tend to be to much of a perfectionest. I have made several quilts I can't figure why this intimadates me so much..oh well...onward I go.

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Size:  450.3 KB​This is a quilt I just sent to my baby sister's youngest Son (She died last year and Nov 14 was her birthday..She got me interested in FMQ. Miss her! She is in a better place and I know I will see her again! But I every week I miss talking with her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    Is anyone spending at least part of the day sewing today?
    I have been so busy lately, and finally have a free weekend.
    Cleaning and laundry are waiting for tomorrow.
    I did some work around the house this morning, but
    this afternoon I have been spending sewing. Needed to '
    take a quick break to give my eyes and neck a break.
    Am working on some Christmas presents for family and
    friends.

    Hope others are finding time to sew today too!
    Spent Saturday straightening up sewing room - ready to some more Christmas
    gifts as soon as Thanksgiving is over!

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    For your first quilt, that's gorgeous! I now your daughter will really enjoy it!

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    Spent the morning doing work work and dusting ( when I can write my name on the furniture, I decide to dust). Wanted to quilt, but DH has decided to clean out my former sewing room in the basement, and I know to keep a low profile lol. He's informed me that I have enough fabric and batting to open a store--this from a man who added a workshop addition to the back of the garage to store all his tools and power equipment that rarely get used. Oh well, after 40 years, we have learned to ignore each other's tiny barbs . Beautiful day here in NE Wisconsin, and the Packers just won!

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    I finished a small table runner & have worked on a 54 x 78 wall hanging of a Christmas tree.

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    Today, I finished laying the flooring in the kitchen and dining room. Yesterday I was pulling up carpet and removing the tack strips in the dining room. The day before, I was removing old vinyl and scraping the glue off the concrete. Last week I was installing a tile backsplash. Still need to do the hallway back to the bedroom, but sewing is has taken over top priority. So here's the new kitchen


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    I spent the day in Bismarck at a Anita Goodesign event. Learned some things on my new Phaff. Now can't wait to use the free stuff I got and get some Christmas projects done.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

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    That quilt is precious! Applique?

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    Saturday I went to Quilt Guild where I demo'd how to construct a tumbler quilt. I took some strips already pieced together, some blocks and a mockup on posterboard to show the many variations. So I did not get any sewing done but enjoyed the day talking about quilts and looking at all the gorgeous show and tells the members brought in.

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    Had a great day. I went to the fabric store with two friends and bought the material to finish the borders for quilts for my two grandsons. I'm a relatively new quilter and I am making these as Christmas presents for them. Didn't sew today but shopped and caught up on laundry before going out of town to visit family for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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    I'm knitting and hand sewing today. I hand quilted a 5 inch angel block, then did some embroidery on 2 christmas stockings then picked up a christmas knitted project for my granddaughter, a pocket scarf with cat prints on the pockets and ears on the hoodie. that's my afternoon.

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    What pattern did you use? This is an adorable baby quilt. You did a great job!

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    Saturday I finished the last of two table runner/dresser scarves for my sister for Christmas and in the evening made one of those infinity scarves shown on a Missouri Star tutorial the other day. That's two Christmas presents out of the way! Pretty good for me -- it's not even December!

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    Finished a quilt for Kids donation quilt, put together a baby boy receiving blanket. Trying to decide what to do with some Minky-type fabric... not sure it's the the real thing(from JoAnn's). Will be something of a baby gift for my hair stylist who is due in March.

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    I sewed strips together to make binding for my yellow/white bed quilt and did all the pin basting today. So hopefully I can finish it tomorrow.

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