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Old 03-17-2018, 08:19 AM
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How do you decide which quilt to make next? I have soooo many that I want to make. I have several that are already cut out and waiting. But then I see another. I need to quit my job and become a full time quilter!
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:44 AM
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I keep a list of quilts I'm going to make (and which I have fabric for), but I don't hesitate to deviate from that order as the mood strikes. I just start whichever one piques my interest at the moment.
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:52 AM
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Usually, I see a fabric I love and think....That would be perfect in X quilt pattern.

For art quilts, I start with the technique I want to do and go searching for inspiration on the net by searching images of something I'm interested in. I also save a LOT of things I see as I go along in general, so I've got sort of a library to look at.

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Old 03-17-2018, 09:43 AM
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I keep an idea file with patterns I want to do. I only cut fabric for one project at a time. I don't cut tops ahead because I can change my mind sometimes on a pattern.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:56 AM
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In my quilt flash drive, I have photographs of future projects. I stare at them and then draw something up in my EQ5. I believe they just kind of jump and say "Do me next.'

Lately, I just do a test block. I have a number of UFO's that I cut the fabric for a whole quilt and then lost interest later on.
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:03 AM
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Oh I hear ya!!!!!! I have new fabrics and projects galore!!! There really is no method to MY madness
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:08 AM
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I try to do mine in the order of the event they are intended for, but one just jumped in line. Whoops! The good thing is that because it's an extra, I'm staying with it and getting it done.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:35 AM
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I actually have a notebook, for all the good it does. Lists everything in process, even if “in process” is nothing beyond a concept. But that doesn’t stop other things from cutting in line.
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All of my upcoming projects are stored in a plastic (hopefully bug and mouse proof) tote with a notecard telling me the project name. All fabric necessary for the project is in there except maybe the backing. When I want a new project I just grab whatever strikes me at the moment. Then I cut what I need and put the rest in my stash. I was fun to do on those long cold winter nights.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:30 PM
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I have kits that I've created in a closet. I'm now working my way through those. After that I figure I'll make some scrappys. What pattern? I don't know!
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