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Thread: What do you do when you don't know what to do?

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    I sit at the computer and check out what others are doing, get excited about something and bookmark it. Then go shopping or check my stash.

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    Someone posted the same type of problem and I replied I was having the same feelings. Well, Klue posted about her problems, but then shared some things she has made. It made me think about others that are having physical problems and mine didn't compare. So I thought I needed something to REALLY challenging. Well 1/4" is not my best friend(lol), so I decided to do Klue's optical illusion. I've made it and now am on to another project. I plan on posting it very soon.
    So my advice is pick something out of your comfort zone and go for it.

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    Going thru my collection of magazines helps getting the creative juices flowing again, but if that doesn't work I dig out a few pieces of fabric and work on a tote bag.

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    I go to Google, click on Images, and put in a title for a quilt such as "Patriotic Quilts" and I can get tons of ideas this way. Lots of inspiration can be found by googling "quilt guilds" and looking at their galleries.

    diane

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    Sounds like you need a chalenge, maybe there is a young girl in your neighborhood who would like to learn how to quilt. It is so much fun and inspiration to show others
    what you have acomplished over the years.

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    it,s not that i don,t know what to do with fabric,s ,the problem i have is it,s to pertty to cut it up.breaks my heart lol

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    Never been there never done that to your question.... I never have enough time to do all I'd like to get done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Lady
    Sounds like you need a chalenge, maybe there is a young girl in your neighborhood who would like to learn how to quilt. It is so much fun and inspiration to show others
    what you have acomplished over the years.
    A challenge always got me back at the machine.

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    My 'wanna do someday' list is a mile long...so that's not my problem.


    I sometimes have a problem when I don't have the ambition to sew anything or don't have a long enough time span to 'get into it'. That's when I try to straighten up the sewing area. Then when the ambition returns or I have a good amount of time to sew again, everything is in it's place.

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    Make a small gift for someone else. How about a pile of potholders for July 4 ?

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    Love this response!! lol But please tell me you only see unique colors & patterns in refrig leftovers & clouds in the sky...not in stains on clothing or dog piles!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    it,s not that i don,t know what to do with fabric,s ,the problem i have is it,s to pertty to cut it up.breaks my heart lol
    Have you seen the patterns made especially for fabric we hate to cut?? It usually entails larger blocks of a fabric to show it off. I've seen some spectacular ones. One of the books (I thinkd) is titled "Just Can't Cut It" -- or something close. Give it a try. Or make up your own pattern just using large blocks of your fabrics. But remember, a stash forever left as only a stash of pretty fabrics has no usable purpose.

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    Ok, have not hit a blank wall today, but my machine has gone haywire and needs to go to the shop. I have several proojects that need completed;

    18 more VBS costumes by next Sunday, a tablerunner completed, a DQS quilt finished, 6 more pillowcases, 6 Little Dresses for Africa, and a few WIPS I would like finished. Oh, and finish my tote bag.

    So, I have hit a wall of sorts. I am so frustrated. Guess I will go garden and pull weeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmom54
    I come to the QB and see what everyone else is doing...so much inspiration and creativity that I can always find a new idea.
    Works for me too!!!

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    thank you i,ll check it out never seen this book ,but i,ll find it ,i know there a cure or help for me yet .lol

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    When I have only a short amount of time and "need" to spend some time in my sewing room I make a potholder. I practice different quilt blocks, stipple quilting, etc. and get the satisfaction of a finished project done in a short time. I always keep a supply of these fun potholders and anyone who cares to visit my sewing room gets a small homemade gift. Everyone loves them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Clean your refrigerator.
    Yuck!! I need to do that. :D

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    oh juanita let me have you,er address to visit your sewing room let. maybe a gift or more quilting ideas lol. Juanita was my big sister name also

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    I usually am tired of the colors in my stash and need inspiration so travel about 90 miles (country miles) and look at fresh and bright colors and new fabrics in quilt stores.

    I just finished a Grandmothers Dream quilt and am in the same place so I took part in making book bags for economically disadvantaged kids that are preschoolers to get them reading. I embroidered different sayings....What I suggest is fresh ideas, a different color pallette and maybe doing some small projects for others whether church group, quilt group, guild, til you feel refreshed and get your batteries charged. If you like soft colors try bright, etc. Or don't sew for a while work outside til the weather turns icky. I just got an email saying I need to start working on Halloween and Christmas projects, wasn't that mean?!!!!HAHA.

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