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Thread: Warning about Stack and Whack and other similar designs

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    I firmly believe every book/pattern/tutorial/instruction should have the following warning.

    Be aware that this technique is addictive and may cause undue stress on your quiltmaking. You will discover that before you have the first top finished you will have another cut, another on the cutting table to be cut and about three more still in the original store bags waiting in line to start the process.

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    So should several others...bow tucks, etc....

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    I agree 100%. I have noticed that too. The Bow Tucks, well, I have made so many that they are getting very boring anymore.

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    Very true! :D

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    LOL! Maybe that's what I should do with my parrots fabric....make a stack n whack out of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    LOL! Maybe that's what I should do with my parrots fabric....make a stack n whack out of it...
    I think you would be very pleased with the outcome. I have some parrot fabric but not quite enough. Darn it!!

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    I would like to try it buy it looks confusing too me.

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    LOL that is so true Holice :D:D:D

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    Stack N Whacks are certainly addicting! Beware that One Block Wonders are actually a form of SNW! Took a class in OBW a couple of weeks ago and now am working on it while two SNWs are sitting there waiting to be completed! Why is it so easy to get distracted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I firmly believe every book/pattern/tutorial/instruction should have the following warning.

    Be aware that this technique is addictive and may cause undue stress on your quiltmaking. You will discover that before you have the first top finished you will have another cut, another on the cutting table to be cut and about three more still in the original store bags waiting in line to start the process.
    I have yet to make my first stack and whack, but already I'm addicted, I have several fabrics purchased just for that as well as numerous books, I am addicted before even cutting the fabric :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    LOL

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    I think I'm the only one on the board that has no interest in them!
    I don't know why they don't appeal to me.

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    one day i will get the right fabric to make one.

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    LOL.... have done several with posies (4 block squares)and I'm just fasinated, the minute I see a pattern that has a large open square in it, my mind goes straight to a posey, and it works, adds a cool flair.
    Haven't done OBW yet but am ready with the ruler !! It's on the list. :)

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    I have to agree with that statement! A disclaimer. LOL

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    Ummmmm please expand that...it's not just Stack and Whack designs or OBWs....it's quilting in general that's habit forming!!! I used to laugh when reading that you quilters had 4-8 WIPs going...now I have that many!!!!!!!

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    This is the WARNING I put at the end of my Dresden Kaleidoscope ebook!

    Be Warned!!!

    Kaleidoscopes are contagious!!!
    Fabric Fever may set in!

    Symptoms:

    1.your heart beats faster and faster when you look at fabric
    2. You break out in a sweat if you can’t buy that fabric
    3. You look at a Kaleidoscope and know you can’t do just one!
    4. You just can’t wait to get your hands on some fabric!
    5. Your dreams are filled with fabrics to make more Kaleidoscopes!
    6. You start seeing kaleidoscope possibilities in everything you see!

    If you have any or all of these symptoms then you probably have:

    Diagnosis: FABRIC FEVER and WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE? virus

    Treatment:

    You will need to buy more fabric to alleviate this symptom! You may need to make the next kaleidoscope to stop the spread of the “what will it look like” virus !!

    When you reach the end of the number of Kaleidoscopes you need - the virus and the fever should disappear.

    If you experience a return of Fabric Fever you will need to start the treatment all over again!!!

    May you be blessed with good eyes strong hands and an able mind!
    And great fabric!!

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    Too cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    I firmly believe every book/pattern/tutorial/instruction should have the following warning.

    Be aware that this technique is addictive and may cause undue stress on your quiltmaking. You will discover that before you have the first top finished you will have another cut, another on the cutting table to be cut and about three more still in the original store bags waiting in line to start the process.
    Love this - made me laugh! What an incredible true statement :)

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    How true, how true. I had to tell myself no more after 5 in a row, kept finding fabric that would do another one, said no, you have other quilts(10) in the planning. Get those done first. LOL

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    LOL ... nobody warned me and I am sinking in a sea of UFO's! There are so many great patterns and tutorials that are addicting; I haven't tried the bow tuck yet, but I do have the pattern.

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    I'm still looking for the fabric for my first one. Soooo afraid to take the plunge.

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    pojo-it's a little time consuming but well worth the time. One of the best thing is some of the fabric we may have bought in the past and now we look at it and say, why in the world did I buy this? But it makes a great, beautiful stack and whack quilt. If you have fabric like this and it looks beautiful in the stack and whack, image what a beautiful piece of fabric looks like in a stack and whack. But, I've got to get the 10 planned quilts started before I can do another stack and whack.

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    You guys are too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    I think I'm the only one on the board that has no interest in them!
    I don't know why they don't appeal to me.
    I agree, I just can't seem to get into them. Oh well, there are so many others to get into...

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