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    Who has tips on how to end the UFOs? I have many and am always getting the other. I would love to help. :-(
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    Can you figure out why you stopped working on them? For myself mine are when I run into a problem, don't like the pattern/fabric/way they go together, or I don't enjoy the process (paper piecing). This may let you know why you are not completing them. Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot
    Who has tips on how to end the UFOs? I have many and am always getting the other. I would love to help. :-(
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    Maybe do a swap with some local quilters. Everyone brings in a UFO they have and swap it.

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    What if you alternate a UFO with other projects? I find that when I get back to a UFO, it's usually not such a big deal to finish it.

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    You need a "rewards program" to get them done. Promise a treat to yourself when you finish...some fabric or quilty gadget you've been wanting. :)

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    I think the UFO swap sounds like a great idea.

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    decide each time you want to sew that you have to finish one thing before starting another.

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    I do two probjects at a time. Many people can't concentrate on two things at the same time, but it works really well for me.

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    The tips are great, I'll try. Thank you all.

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    Our group had us sign up the quilts we wanted to get finished, no matter how far along they were done. Then we set a finish date and we all brought our finished UFO's for all to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Our group had us sign up the quilts we wanted to get finished, no matter how far along they were done. Then we set a finish date and we all brought our finished UFO's for all to see!
    Good idea! Maybe so we end up with them?

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    I am also guilty of this and appreciate all the tips

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    I either assign them a time, like 20 minutes a day or work on them on Sunday. A lot of my UFOs get finished a few blocks at a time. That blue and yellow string quilt gets a few blocks added everytime I pull it out. When there are enough blocks, it'll get a string or two for every block. Someday it will hit the 20 minute a day category and be finished.

    Course I enjoy the process as much as the finished project.

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    I have just started putting my UFO's and projects into flat boxes and keeping them insite (under my cutting table). Old projects are beginning to leave, but I have now started adding more projects. Just not sure exactly how to get them all done. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Our group had us sign up the quilts we wanted to get finished, no matter how far along they were done. Then we set a finish date and we all brought our finished UFO's for all to see!
    Good idea! Maybe so we end up with them?
    Yes, you end up with your own finished projects that you show and then do with what you want.

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