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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Blue Chicken - Bach is definitely NOT ugly. I can barely see the cabinet with your stash, but it is LOVELY. Please post a picture of it all by itself!
    LOL
    That's my "special stash"... that cabinet holds my favourites, McKenna Ryan fabrics, Loralie, batiks, bits I've bought for a specific purpose like motorbike fabric and co-ordinates for my son, horses for one of the girls, etc.
    I have other drawers with fat quarters all sorted into colours, and another drawer with panels, another holds my butterfly fabric collection (that I don't have the heart to actually cut! lol)



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    I have a few WIP around the house. Oh, and maybe a few UFOs. Just some things to keep me busy on a rainy day LOL

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    I've got a few NESY's too....

    Not Even Started Yet! ;-)

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    Blue Chicken - thank you for such fast action on the picture - that's a REALLY SPECIAL stash cabinet! Love that you're using it for fabric. I have a couple glass fronted cabinets that we use for more mundane things - wine glasses & such. I think I'll try to talk DH into letting me keep my stash in it! Would be a little strange in the dining room. Wonder if our friends would notice?

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    We have another cabinet that used to belong to my grandmother that has her wedding dinner set in it, and my mother's china set, and a few special bits and pieces. I'm eyeing it up for fabric storage now! LOL

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    My WIP list. I'm shocked to see how many I have. I'm so obsessive :evil: that I usually can't start a new Q until I finish the current one. Guess I'm not as obsessive as I thought. :lol: All are in Tucson with me. I can't think of any that are awaiting me in CT. :lol: But 2 of these will return there with me to be quilted! I thought I was going to quilt them in Tucson, but then those twins were born, and it has taken me the whole dern winter & then some to get them done. I think the chemo has REALLY slowed down my thought processes. :( I get to use the 'chemo brain' excuse for at least another 4 years.

    Twin baby quilts - almost finished.

    Double bed quilt - 3rd of 4 quilts made from old clothes DD gave me last summer to take my mind off chemo. I finished the first 2 and gave them to her & family in November. These 2 are Mile-a-minute with peach sashing from my stash. Layered and pinned (before I discovered spray adhesive).

    Lap quilt - 4th quilt (top only) from DD's family's clothes. M-a-M with red sashing - I think - haven't looked at it since Nov!

    Foundation-piecing from silk ties - begun about 5 years ago; languishing (I love that word - makes me think of Victorian ladies in too-tight corsets) in a box somewhere in my Tucson sewing room.

    PaperPieced NYBeauty from Karen Stone book. 1 block done in '04. All the rest traced, fabrics ready to go. Another languishing WIP.

    Repair of lap quilt originally made for batchelor son - well-loved by his wife and 9 and 7 year old sons. I've been given a reprieve on the repair until their house sells in Chicago, and they move to VA.

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    B you are so funny - you make me laugh! Promise me when you start something else, it'll be something you actually LIKE! :D

    Joanne - thanks for sharing, I'm loving reading people's lists!

    Blue - wow your stash cabinet is lovely - much nicer than china - hide that in a cupboard, stash rocks!!! :D

    K x

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    that's why they're not finished. if i loved them, they would be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    that's why they're not finished. if i loved them, they would be done.
    I know EXACTLY what you mean. I mad a king size quilt for my Mum and she chose the pattern (luckily only a nine patch) AND the fabric, which I hated! I was glad to see the back of THAT one. Luckily she nagged me daily til I got it DONE! And now I'll make quilts for whoever asks but I'LL pick the fabric! :D

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    I usually like to finish one project before I start another because I like to feel like I've accomplished something :D However... I have not one, but TWO snowman/mitten wallhangings unfinished (one for me, one for my dd - might as well make two at the same time, right?) They were my first applique project and decided I HATE applique. My fusible web unfused, I'd never done an applique stitch on my machine and it didn't come out like I'd hoped. They're all sandwiched and basted, but I now detest them and it'll take me till next Christmas to even suck it up and quilt them. :lol:
    Then I have a small bear paw wallhanging, also basted waiting for me to quilt it.
    Actually just finished a baby quilt for a friend that just needs a label put on and that'll be completely done.
    And my first, designed by me on my EQ6 I got for Christmas, flannel throw for my living room couch. It's about halfway pieced (not sure...haven't been able to work on it for about 6 weeks). I'm really excited about it because it'll be the first one that's all my design from start to finish. It's not a difficult or fancy pattern, but I love the fabrics and I love, love, love flannel quilts.
    I think that's all the WIPs I have. The rest of you amaze me (in a GOOD way!) I might actually do more quilting if I had some in different stages, because then I could do whatever part of the process I feel like doing that day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    We have another cabinet that used to belong to my grandmother that has her wedding dinner set in it, and my mother's china set, and a few special bits and pieces. I'm eyeing it up for fabric storage now! LOL
    We have my grandmother's oak armoire filled with books. It's in my sewing room. I would love to fill it with fabric. Would the old wood affect the fabric? I have noticed a few dark stains on things that I've stored in my cedar chest.

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    Mistrel - that's exactly wht I have so many WIPs - if I feel like quilting, I quilt, piecing, I piece, appliqué, I appliqué etc. That's my excuse, anyway and I'm sticking to it LOL!

    Gail, can't help you with the wood question but I thought cedar was traditionally used for hope chests because it's the best thing to store fabric in? But I have no experience, hopefully someone else will jump in to advise you.

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    Just to be safe, fabric shouldn't be stored directly ON wood. It needs a barrier. With regular shelves, paint works. In fine furniture, you can use non-adhesive shelf paper, preferably acid-free OR a thick layer of muslin - that's what I would do - cheaper and less trouble than acid-free paper to find - and you can use the muslin for practice - won't care if it's stained.

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    K3n...but do you ever feel like basting? I don't! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by minstrel
    K3n...but do you ever feel like basting? I don't! :wink:
    Ah now, I used to hate, loathe and detest that part! Hand basting on my hands and knees yeuchhhh. But then I got a basting gun - now I just pin on the floor and baste on the dining table. The other day I did a lap quilt and a bed quilt in about an hour! And I must say I love using the gun - I probably put in far more tacks than I need because it's such fun! It's fun taking them out as well, I got one of those special little gadgets that pings them across the room! :D

    The other good thing about basting is it's the ONLY time the living room (wood) floor gets a wash! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by minstrel
    K3n...but do you ever feel like basting? I don't! :wink:
    Ah now, I used to hate, loathe and detest that part! Hand basting on my hands and knees yeuchhhh. But then I got a basting gun - now I just pin on the floor and baste on the dining table. The other day I did a lap quilt and a bed quilt in about an hour! And I must say I love using the gun - I probably put in far more tacks than I need because it's such fun! It's fun taking them out as well, I got one of those special little gadgets that pings them across the room! :D

    The other good thing about basting is it's the ONLY time the living room (wood) floor gets a wash! :D

    K x
    You should try spray basting. I basted a lap quilt in less than 15 minutes. Just for safety, I pin eges in about 3 places. Lots of others on this board swear by it, too.

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    Thanks for the responses. I like the muslin idea. And then there's that 'ugly' fabric. :lol:

    About the little plastic thingies for basting with the gun. I used a large nail clipper to remove them. Just be careful not to clip the fabric.

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    i think old traveling trunks were lined with pretty papers to keep clothing from actually touching the wood. also, hat boxes were made of wood and they were lined with paper.

    i know that pine gives off a kind of tar or sap that stains and cedar has an oil that stains. i don't know about other woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks for the responses. I like the muslin idea. And then there's that 'ugly' fabric. :lol:

    About the little plastic thingies for basting with the gun. I used a large nail clipper to remove them. Just be careful not to clip the fabric.
    The thing I bought was only a couple of pounds. It is a kind of hook shaped thing with a handle that you slide under the tack and it's so sharp it just kind of pops it off. http://www.ladysewandsew.com/v2/prod...roducts_id=424

    I tried spray baste a few years ago but as I hand quilt, it shifted like crazy so I've been afraid to try it again.

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    I have 5 quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched and quilted (2 I still need backings for) and I have to asian quilts in progress. I'm waiting for the fabric to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks for the responses. I like the muslin idea. And then there's that 'ugly' fabric. :lol:

    About the little plastic thingies for basting with the gun. I used a large nail clipper to remove them. Just be careful not to clip the fabric.
    The thing I bought was only a couple of pounds. It is a kind of hook shaped thing with a handle that you slide under the tack and it's so sharp it just kind of pops it off. http://www.ladysewandsew.com/v2/prod...roducts_id=424

    I tried spray baste a few years ago but as I hand quilt, it shifted like crazy so I've been afraid to try it again.

    K x
    there's a doohickey like a grid that's deep enough to let you use it on a tabletop without damaging the wood. you move around to where you need it and shoot between the ridges.

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    butterfly, by doohickey I think you mean 'basting grate'? :lol: I like 'doohickey' better I have to say! :D

    I did see them but a nearby friend who let me try her gun before I bought one showed me how to spread my fingers under the quilt and fire the tack BETWEEN them. I know from another discussion on here that Izy does that too. I've so far done two lap quilts and a bed quilt and STILL got all my fingers - I am VERY careful though, that needle is sharp! :D

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    DO TELL!

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    I never thought of the wood leaking onto my fabrics. I think the shelves are varnished, from memory, but will be checking today! We have some of that sticky plastic stuff the kids cover their books in, I might use some of that.

    As for my WIP's, it's a holiday weekend here for easter, so we have a couple of days at home which is nice. I want to finish my blue and white stars, but I also want to start a kit I bought yesterday at the quilt show.... and do some more on my cats.... and maybe get the quilting frame out.... and.... and... and....

    No wonder things don't get finished! When I get close to the end of a project I can "see" how it's going to go, and I'm ready to move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    ! We have some of that sticky plastic stuff the kids cover their books in, I might use some of that.
    BC, be careful. if that's the stuff we call contac paper (made to line kitchen shelves) you may be inviting trouble. after a while it ...mmmm...stretches, leaving hills of excess contac paper. also, the sticky residue underneath becomes kind of slimey. i don't know if you want to put anything sticky on nice furnitire. we had a vacation house once that had that on the kitchen shelves and when we sold it after 10 years, i still couldn't get the last of it off. there's no telling how it will act.

    my grandma always used parchment paper for shelves and drawers. ( i still remember her little crocheted sachets.)

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