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Thread: It's a little early I guess

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    So I'm already thinking christmas. And the plan was to have 5 quilts done, 3 as gifts, 1 for me, and hand quilt one for my mom. Well, I decided I'd start with me today, I was in the mood for the colors, and I sat down at my mom's sewing machine, and it wouldn't work. The needle wouldn't go down. I told my mom and she said she didn't have time to get it fixed and didn't know when it would be done.

    So new plan, the one for me is on hold, I can still hand quilt, and instead of 3 quilts as gifts, I'll do 3 tree skirts as gifts. So I made 2 kits from my own designs, and cut them all out and took pictures so I'd remember how they go together.

    I need another pattern though, something with easy to hand sew pieces. The first one has 6 1/2 inch pieces and the second 4 inch pieces. I wouldn't like to go any smaller than that, and I'm running out of reds and greens. Does anybody have any ideas?? Oh, and I don't really like cutting a whole out of the center. As you can see, I just left 1 block out.

    This one I'm going to call 9 Patch Variation or something like that
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    And this one is going to be Around the Christmas Tree
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    It's beautiful and it is never to early to start on Christmas!!!

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    Those are really pretty!!! I also agree, never too early to start especially when making your gifts.

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    You go girl!! Add one more for me too!!! LOL

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    You are so clever! Those tree skirts are lovely!

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    Great start, never too early especially with the Christmas in July sales LOL

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    glad you have started making your Christmas gifts, great job

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    Nice! Great job.

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    Off to a good start.

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    Most people are rushing to get things done. So much goes on that time of year, you are not early, just right

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    Nice!

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    It's never too early to get gifts made.

    You're layouts are great!

    I was thinking of a Christmas tree wall hanging.
    It could be made of strips of different color Christmas fabric with a neutral background...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132671-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-3497-1.htm
    or using different color charms and half square triangles http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-80733-1.htm.

    I only have a few minutes but I'll see if I can find a link.

    this is not one of the two I mentioned but here's a third
    http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-qui...ree-Quilt.aspx

    How about some Christmas Tree Napkins
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-83509-1.htm

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    No never too early;) They are sweet.

    I need to make one myself.

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    Never too early for Christmas!!

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    Very pretty!

    No, actually, I don't think it is too early to start thinking about Christmas. Anything that I am going to make as a Xmas gift has to be done during the summer. Once I get back in the classroom in the fall, gifts will not be done. I think you are very smart to be thinking ahead.

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    Very pretty.

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    Great gift ideas :D:D:D

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