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Thread: You can send me my official membership card to the UFO club now

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    Red face You can send me my official membership card to the UFO club now

    I swore I was never going to be part of the UFO club. Well, you should never say never.

    Do UFO's multiply when you close the sewing room door?

    I was organizing my sewing room because I am having a retreat at my house this weekend. Approximately 12-15 people will be coming in and out for the weekend, many of them just want to "see what it is about". That means people will be "borrowing" from my stash and supplies. I dont mind this, especially if they are newbie's or "occasional" quilters but I wanted to make sure something that I needed for a project wasn't borrowed.

    After organizing, I counted 22 UFO's and WIP's. Plus another 15 projects or so that I may have the pattern but not the right fabrics or fabric waiting for the right pattern. Then there are about 25 patterns which haven't even been opened.

    My "stash" is only about 6 small plastic drawers but my UFO's take up a whole wall of drawers. I looked at some these and they need just a few hours work. Others need a lifetime of help!!!

    My goal for the retreat is to complete five of these UFO's. After looking at the price of fabric, I think I will soldier on through with some of these others.

    Meanwhile, where do I send the dues for my membership?

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    Don't worry... it does happen to the best of quilters, I hear!!!!

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    welcome to the club. at least you now know where all of your UFOs are. mine are scattered here and there. guess i have my head in the sand about how many there actually are
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    1st year dues (after acknowledging that UFOs exist) are free but you must commit to UFO reduction by hook or by crook in order for dues to remain $0 for the following year(s).

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    Here's the club. Hehe. Actually we post pictures when we finish a UFO. If I were you I'd just skip the first seventy some odd pages & start posting where we are. You could skim latter to see what others have finished.
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    I couldn't get this to post at first, then it posted twice.
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    First rule: never, EVER, leave UFO's unattended in a dark room, 'cause they do what they naturally do behind closed doors! Second rule: Refer to first rule if you get confused....
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    I'm currently working on one of my oldest UFO's from 2009. I've the twelve sampler blocks done since then but couldn't come up with the center large block and today I finally did! Yeah for me!
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    Wow, your UFO's take up more space than your stash. . . I don't think you have enough stash!!!!
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    Its seems to me the more you get deeper into this quilting the more the UFO's build up but I am slowly knocking mine out, i just got to stop starting more projects when I have several going, I think that is the hardest part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    First rule: never, EVER, leave UFO's unattended in a dark room, 'cause they do what they naturally do behind closed doors! Second rule: Refer to first rule if you get confused....
    Lol. My ufos recently doubled in number overnight - a friend had a clear-out, and gave me several sets of blocks that need making into something. They're coming in useful though, as tops to play with while doing the Leah Day Quilt Along. I'm finally beginning to get some of my ufos quilted. Then next year I need a masterclass on binding so that I get that done too!

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    I thought membership was free.Suddenly the list I made yesterday seems very, very manageable. Exactly how are we going to tackle these? Alphabetical order? (Mine all have temporary names). Favourite colours first? Least work required to finish? Any workable ideas? Anyone?

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    Since I'm new...started back sewing and quilting last summer after a 10 year hiatus from sewing. I don't have as many as these fine ladies...but.....

    I can see how it happens very easily. As of now I have completed 4 bags/purses, 42" round Christmas table topper/quilted and a patriotic wallhanging/quilted. I have 3 UFOs...a quilted bag/purse for my son's girlfriend, a table runner and the rag quilt just needs to be finished clipping all of the seams. I have patterns and fabric for several more wallhangings. My downfall is books...I have a LOT already and seem to find MORE because I love looking at all of the gorgeous quilted projects.

    I'm taking my 18 year old grandaughter to Joann's on Sunday since I just gave her my old machine and she wants to start making sundresses for summer. Simplicity patterns are on sale for $1.99 each/limit 10 so we will use my coupon. I already have a few things on my mental list for myself...LOL. Some of it is fabric for the Sun Bonnet Sue monthly wallhangings. I DO plan to check my very small stash for scraps before we go.

    So, as I said, even being new I am getting into the habit of wanting to have everything at once so when I get bored with one project I can move on to something else. lol

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    How many UFOs do we need to have to become a member of the UFO Club? Is 6 quilts, 5 Christmas crafts, 4 crochet projects and 1 unmade bed count? Does that get me in?
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    Wait a minute - patterns don't count as UFO's - do they????????? uh-oh. I have patterns I downloaded or even bought or saved from magazines I bought. What about my super-dee-duper Jinny Beyer little ruler gizmo which does all kinds of angles I don't know how to sew yet? Like the Carol Doak paper piecing book I bought even though I have no clue when I 'll try it?

    I think patterns and books and specialty rulers and so on should go under "stash" not UFO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    Wait a minute - patterns don't count as UFO's - do they????????? uh-oh. I have patterns I downloaded or even bought or saved from magazines I bought. What about my super-dee-duper Jinny Beyer little ruler gizmo which does all kinds of angles I don't know how to sew yet? Like the Carol Doak paper piecing book I bought even though I have no clue when I 'll try it?

    I think patterns and books and specialty rulers and so on should go under "stash" not UFO!

    Nooo
    Books and patterns don't count as UFO's! They are reference materials!!!! As long as you haven't purchased the fabric for the project. I'm a firm believer that if the fabric and the pattern aren't put together in the same place, then it isn't a UFO, just fabulous fabric added to your stash, waiting it's turn!! (a lame and feeble attempt at justifying my large collection of patterns, books, fabrics and ideas that I have rambling around in my head!!)
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    Oh NO!! we cant count specialty rulers and gadgets that we just HAD to have. I have another three or four of those. Storm at Sea, that woven ribbons thingee, ruler to make angels, Cathedral windows rectangle maker, just off the top of my head.

    I pulled one out last night. It's going to become 54 by 48 not 96 by 72, but it will be FINISHED and not in a bin. Some of the fabric is not cut so it wont be wasted.

    Okay I will be logging onto the UFO thread just to keep myself on the straight and narrow.

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    Oh my goodness, I agree with auntpeggylpn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    1st year dues (after acknowledging that UFOs exist) are free but you must commit to UFO reduction by hook or by crook in order for dues to remain $0 for the following year(s).

    Welcome!
    Thanks for clearing this up! My check is in the mail!!!!!
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    I think I need to join the UFO club. I'm in the process of reorganizing my sewing room and have already found 100 UFO's. I spend a lot of time making tops when I take care of my mom but her table isn't big enough to do any quilting using a domestic machine. What I need is time at home and not be 250 miles away. I've got 5 small ones in a stack that are close to being finished. Hope to whip them out this week. Then onto the 3 large quilts that are already pinned.
    I think I could belong for free membership for at least 3 more years.

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    Welcome to the club! Makes me feel not so alone anymore-lol. Just occasionally work on one of those UFO's until it's finished-you will feel great!

    Kat

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    I'm also a reluctant member of the club. When I started this group I was surprised at how many people had UFOs. I could figure out why someone wouldn't finish a quilt before they started another one. That being said, when I get home from work tonight I can't decide if I want to finish my Double Irish chain, work on my Great Grandmother's Lemoyne Star, or finish a couple of casserole totes I started a month ago........

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    yep, worse than dust bunnies....they can NOT be left alone in the dark!
    welcome to the club!

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    I keep telling myself that I am not starting any new projects until I clear up my UFO's...I am delusional!

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    I organized my stash recently but I wasn't brave enough to count the UFO's and WIP's!!!

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