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Where do you put your UFOs?

Old 04-28-2012, 08:34 AM
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I just completely cut out a quilt and decided (again) that I don't want to go any further with it right now. I want to start another project. Where do you put your UFOs? I can't find half of mine. I need to figure out a system. I found a couple of them that didn't have the patterns with them (crap). I need advice!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:40 AM
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Hi, jcrow
Outer space? LOL sorry just couldn't stop my self!! Why don't you buy the large 2pound size zip lock bags or if you need larger they do have them too put them in those, label them as to whats in each one, get a clear tub to store All of them under a bed!
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instead of cutting out a whole quilt you do not want to work on why not just put the fabric for it along with the pattern together in a large ziplock or box - label it & put in on a shelf until you do want to make it?
my ufo's tend to be pieced blocks not made into a top yet- or a top not yet quilted & bound- the first---blocks are in a pizza box or ziplock- the tops are under the quilting machine waiting for me to get to them.
i never cut a whole quilt out at once-unless i am going to work on it to completion...if i want to make it someday i may put the fabric & pattern together so i don't use the fabrics for something else- then later i can pull it out---look at it & decide if i really want to make that quilt or if i want to use the fabrics for something else- if they were all cut out i would be 'stuck'
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:08 AM
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Mine are under the bed too, each in a plastic bag in crates. I decided that being able to see them all was overwhelming me, so hid them all away, and now only have my current project out. Helps me focus.
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Also the Dollar Stores around here have the larger plastic bags that are perfect for storing partial quilts in - put all the fabric and pattern in the bag - then when you want to get back to it - it is all in one place
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:12 AM
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I cut it all out thinking I was going to make it right now, but after cutting it all out...I decided I wanted to do something else. This wasn't doing it for me. That's why I cut it all out.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:14 AM
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I save all off the zipper or snap bags that stuff like sheets, blankets and comforters come in. Lot's of stuff in the baby section comes in these bags...lots of shapes and sizes.

I recently organized all of my UFOs. I wanted to know how many I had. I put each one of them in one of these bags with the fabric, blocks, pattern etc. It helped seeing them all, so I could start to think through how to finish them.

All of these bags are kept together (stacked neatly) and I grab a bag when I am ready to work on one...it makes the whole finishing process less daunting.

Of course large zip lock backs would work but I just recycled what I had.
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unused pizza boxes also work. Check with your local pizzaria. They stack and you can label the end as to what's inside.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 AM
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Ziplock bags - the large size. And I put the pattern with the project. If it's from a book or magazine I photocopy the pattern. Also include any notes I had regarding colors, etc.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:07 AM
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In grocery bags or boxes in the corner of my sewing room...that used to be a family room...tee hee! I have several and sometimes, I even finish one. Does an unquilted top count as a UFO? Those go in the closet.
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