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    when I am bored

    and can not come up with a plan I cut strips.I cut a bunch more today-my bin is very heavy and nearly full.Log cabin blocks are my fave for 2.5 in strips.I can not even guess how many yds are in the bin-it is very heavy now.Ist pics is todays cutting,2nd pic is the bin.
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    wow, you have really been busy !
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    You are way too amazing.. I have been watching your work, and you have talent..

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    You and I had the same problem today, and the same answer. Only difference is...I don't have NEAR that many strips!
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    Gee!! and they're all stacked so neatly. Happy sewing.
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    Thanks, I think I get it, I will stop flipping through quilt pattern magazines and cut..... Great way to accomplish something, besides dog earing magazines...
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    Love the box filled with strips!!! How cool! Log cabin quilts are my favorite. But I have never tried to make a bed sized quilt. In my dreams I have a green, orange, and brown log cabin quilt on my bed.... maybe one day :-)

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    Aren't you the clever one? We all get bored sometime but you didn't just waste time saying Oh, I'm so bored over and over again. You worked your way out of the bored state by cutting lots of strips and now you have the makings of a very colorful log cabin quilt.

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    Your strips look great. I don't think I would be able to do that much rotary cutting all at once.

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    Wow, that's really really good! Thanks for the inspiration, it's very helpful for me right now!

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    A great bunch of strips! Use the ones you love and send me the rest....okay....sell them...
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    This is a wonderful idea! I think it would be great to have all the log cabin strips ready when you are, whether that's today or not.
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    Wow! I'm bored... can I come play in your stash? LOL! Awesome strips! Log Cabin to follow?
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    Wow, girl. Git to sewin'!!

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    Wonderful accomplishment! I always cut mine into various sized squares and store them in plastic containers; it really helps to manage scraps. I think I will give your method of storing strips a try.
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    WOW....good for you! Please post your log cabins so we can see them!

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    Beautiful bin! I've bees cutting my strips into tiny squares for a trade and a future postage stamp quilt. I'm getting excited about it!
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    wonderful idea. thank you. do them ahead. good for donation quilts
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojosnana View Post
    A great bunch of strips! Use the ones you love and send me the rest....okay....sell them...
    lol that could happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaha39 View Post
    Thanks, I think I get it, I will stop flipping through quilt pattern magazines and cut..... Great way to accomplish something, besides dog earing magazines...
    I did that for a while too-before cutting the strips
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    Wow! Such organization. I'm jealous!!

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    Ooh-pretty!
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    You are so organized! I buy fabric ahead of time that I think would make great binding - usually multicolored stripes - and then when I'm bored I make binding.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    You are so organized! I buy fabric ahead of time that I think would make great binding - usually multicolored stripes - and then when I'm bored I make binding.
    great idea.I have a few fabrics with stripes and I usually am not fond of them-but great bindings.Now I can cut some of them up too-oh goody
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    Great idea and so organized and prepared! I heard of this quilter once who cut ALL of her fabric into strips! She had them draped over clothes folding racks! I could not do this as I would invariably find a pattern calling for 8" squares! haha! You are NOW ready to sew a fabulous log cabin quilt! I need to try your idea sometime!

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