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Thread: Postage Stamp progress

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    This is going to be an ongoing topic where I will post my progress on the postage stamp quilt.
    Please leave comments and encouragements hehe I think I am going to need all I can get!
    I will update the title with the page of the newest picture.


    I think its going to take me awhile to get everything cut out. I am going a 1 1/2 inch (unfinished) square each a different fabric. My original goal was to only do 4500 and add some borders to make it bigger.
    With the generosity of member here I think I may meet or surpass that.


    Here are a few pics of the scraps that have poured in and me cutting them.

    I want to again thank everyone who has sent scraps or is sending scraps thank you!!!


    (edited to change a picture I didnt relize I had photographed an envelope, dont want to give anyone someones address by mistake :oops: sorry)

    Me cutting, I think I will be doing this for a long time :P
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    It will go quicker then you think.

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    I wonder how many rotary cutter blades that you will wear out?? :roll: Looks like quite an under taking!!
    Good Luck and Best Wishes!
    I will watch your progress!!

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    You are off to a great start :D:D:D

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    Looks like a fun, but time consuming project!

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    Are you only cutting one layer of fabric at a time with the template?
    It would go much faster if you stacked your fabrics 4-6 thick and cut a small strip and then cut down. It is hard to get an accurate cut going around a tiny template.
    Just a thought.
    You do have a lot of work to do!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Are you only cutting one layer of fabric at a time with the template?
    It would go much faster if you stacked your fabrics 4-6 thick and cut a small strip and then cut down. It is hard to get an accurate cut going around a tiny template.
    Just a thought.
    You do have a lot of work to do!!!
    Ohh no I am cutting as many as I can together and still stay accurate. I try and find like sizes and then that way there is not a lot of fabric waste.


    It is going to be a big job I need to go get one of those 28mm rotary cutters I think them better for smaller work. My last one broke.

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    Do you need anymore scraps, I have some, pm me if you need them I will trade for some from you.

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    I will watch this thread with much interest. :)

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    My original goal was to only do 4500 and add some borders to make it bigger
    That's quite a project. Only 4500, you consider that to be a small number? LOL

    Will this be hand pieced? I'll be watching your progress. :wink:

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    Wow!! It must have been so much fun getting all those squishies! Did your postal person say anything???

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    Aren't you done yet?? :-D

    I hope you keep updating this thread - - I can't wait to see this quilt as it progresses!

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    Wow, that's great. You're going to have a true 'charm' quilt, with every piece different. I'll PM you with my progress soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbugs
    Aren't you done yet?? :-D

    I hope you keep updating this thread - - I can't wait to see this quilt as it progresses!
    That strip of fabric under the template was from you I think (getting so many it may have not been lol) but you were by first squishy does that tell you how far I have made it lololol

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    Oh wow!!! That is a pile of scraps! I am excited to see the progress on your quilt. It will be a beauty when it's done.

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    I am so glad you started this thread, it will be fun to watch for our fabrics to appear in a quilt. It must have been fun to get all those squishies!

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    My hat's off to you :) You have quite a job ahead of you. I too will be watching to see the progress! Happy cutting and sewing :)

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    I'm watching in wonder!!! Tee hee hee!

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    Thanks for the update. This is great, when you are progressing and if you need more, feel free to ask.

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    A postage stamp was the second bed quilt I made, back in the 1980's, designed in a class with Paula Lederkramer at QBL.
    5,620 one-inch squares; I loved that quilt. I had a nightmarish boss at the time and making that quilt saved my sanity.
    Worn out now, but I've saved to be the batt in a quilt I make for myself someday.

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    All I can say is I'm glad it is you and not me. Good luck.

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    I'm excited to see what your quilt will look like. I also want to make a postage stamp quilt but, will have to wait until after Christmas. I have a lot of quilts to finish before then.

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    OMG SO EXCITED for you! I may be brave and attempt one myself...I am watching you!!! Thanks for posting :-)

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    Wow, what an undertaking. My hat is off to you. I will be watching your progress. Good luck.

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    After cutting block # 2957, I wonder if you will remember if you run across a duplicate fabric?? Will you cut ALL!!?? first and then start putting it together, or will you cut then sew, cut then sew??

    I admire your determination and stamina. BTW, stock up on some BenGay while you are at it for your shoulder and arm.... Will be watching.

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