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Old 06-15-2017, 09:18 AM
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I don't have any problems with the smaller portion or scraps. I have some of that same fabric and I would me more than happy to add some.

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Old 06-15-2017, 10:40 AM
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I have a question for all you boomers, do you buy brand new fabric to work with everyone's fabric requests or do you use your stash? And what do you do when you have that prefect matching precut or large scrap that hasn't been washed? Do you wash it? I guess I'm asking because I get given a lot of fabric and most of it is FQ size or smaller, or odd shapes, and I don't know if it's been prewashed. My stash is mainly scraps from thrift stores or other people's leftovers. I'm not fussy about mixing washed with unwashed for myself but I've been wondering how you ladies deal with it in a boom?
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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I was like you. Mixing washed and unwashed. This boom calls for prewashed. I took the opportunity to wash all of my fabric this was a big job. You can just wash what you're going to use in the boom.

I try to use what I had in my stash and only buy if I didn't have what was needed. For me, it would be too expensive otherwise.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:22 AM
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I have made it safely to Omaha. Got out and stretched several times. Like all larger cities Omaha is under construction and that was a bit nerve wracking Only have about 30 minutes to go. Stopped at one quilt shop and bought some pretty red with turquouse and turquoise with red

NJ I try to use as much out of my stash as possible but have had to buy a few fabrics to meet requests. People have asked for solids and before the booms I never had any of them. I have a bin of washed fabrics that are frequent requests in the booms. And if I need a different one then I wash it.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
I have a question for all you boomers, do you buy brand new fabric to work with everyone's fabric requests or do you use your stash? And what do you do when you have that prefect matching precut or large scrap that hasn't been washed? Do you wash it? I guess I'm asking because I get given a lot of fabric and most of it is FQ size or smaller, or odd shapes, and I don't know if it's been prewashed. My stash is mainly scraps from thrift stores or other people's leftovers. I'm not fussy about mixing washed with unwashed for myself but I've been wondering how you ladies deal with it in a boom?
I am a serial non pre-washer however for booms I do. if I have a piece in my stash I want to use if it's F4 or larger and I have enough I put them in laundry bags and wash them. If they are smaller or scraps I just wash them in my sink. I also now keep a variety of washed whites and wow's. something I never had much of (read any) before I started booms.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:53 AM
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Hey there folks... I'm going to sit this one out also.

I still have an unfinished bathroom (going on 8 months now ) but have had breathing issues since the first of the year soooooo no construction could be done in the house. Had a niece (34 yrs old) pass away in January (start of my breathing issues) and made her husband (my nephew) and her daughter a Teeshirt quilt from her shirts .
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Working with our LQS on some "learning" projects that is like herding cats into a bathtub of water and now I've started another project for a granddaughter that just graduated and is going to specialize in chemistry (where in the world did she come from???).

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So.... while not as overwhelmed as others, I have reached my limits (without needing to find space for "bodies to hide").

Have fun and I will lurk as always
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Originally Posted by terriamn View Post
I have made it safely to Omaha. Got out and stretched several times. Like all larger cities Omaha is under construction and that was a bit nerve wracking Only have about 30 minutes to go. Stopped at one quilt shop and bought some pretty red with turquouse and turquoise with red

NJ I try to use as much out of my stash as possible but have had to buy a few fabrics to meet requests. People have asked for solids and before the booms I never had any of them. I have a bin of washed fabrics that are frequent requests in the booms. And if I need a different one then I wash it.
Was thinking of you this afternoon, wondering if you'd arrived and done any shopping. Glad you maneuvered around the orange barrels. I call that white knuckle driving. How did you keep track of where to go? I need a navigator when orange barrels are involved!
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
I have a question for all you boomers, do you buy brand new fabric to work with everyone's fabric requests or do you use your stash? And what do you do when you have that prefect matching precut or large scrap that hasn't been washed? Do you wash it? I guess I'm asking because I get given a lot of fabric and most of it is FQ size or smaller, or odd shapes, and I don't know if it's been prewashed. My stash is mainly scraps from thrift stores or other people's leftovers. I'm not fussy about mixing washed with unwashed for myself but I've been wondering how you ladies deal with it in a boom?
A pillow case is a good holder for a bunch of smaller pieces.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:33 PM
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Klaws, Questions are welcome!

You can send any fabric you like as long as it is 100 percent cotton. Please send at least one F8. If you wish to send some additional, that's ok too.

As for the size, once fabric is washed and the selvages removed, hardly anyone gets 8 full fat eighths out of what used to be a full yard. Some fabric really shrinks a lot, others not so much. The goal is to get as close to 11x18 inches but they're often somewhat smaller. What I will do if I have extra is to cut 18 inch lengths and fold in fourths to see how wide each piece will be. If they're under ten inches, I'll cut three 11 inch pieces for the swap and save the fourth smaller piece for my own use. If you don't have extra, go with cutting that 18 inch piece in quarters. Just please don't measure and cut with the selvages on. If the piece is small and the selvage wide, suddenly the usable piece can end up being 9 inches wide. One time we had eight inches. That's just too small.

Hope that wasnt too confusing.

Also, for the newbies, as a rule, we keep the remnants of the f8s we receive once the block has been made. There have been exceptions but please don't plan to get the remnants back unless you ask for them. And you may ask for them back but sometimes people forget to return them.


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I started cutting and preparing my fabric and ended up with only 18 pieces. One piece is 11x17 1/2 instead of 11x18. I hope that isn't a problem. I don't think that half inch will make a difference. If there will be 20 in the 3 month group, I will have to send a different piece of fabric. Can I possibly send one 11x18 piece of plain bright fabric and several 11x4 pieces of the stripe fabric to go with it? Is that asking too much or should I just stick with a different piece? Sorry about all the questions.

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Old 06-15-2017, 01:40 PM
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I try to use all stash to make blocks, so the swap doesn't get too expensive. I have just about everything in my stash tho, so it's not been a problem!
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