2020 UFO Challenge

Old 05-14-2020, 05:29 AM
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I have five tops ready for quilting, but I'm out of batting and quilting thread, and all the online companies are in no hurry to ship! Does anyone have a favorite online store that ships thread and batting quickly during this crazy pandemic? Quilted Twins ships so fast, but they don't carry what I need. 😕 So, while I have no UFOs finished, I have tops piling up! Anyone else in the same boat?
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:47 AM
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5 year old UFO done. Check.
Now, to see what else is in the pile.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:53 AM
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Watson- That's gorgeous and your quilting is amazing on this piece! Love the feather border.

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Old 05-14-2020, 07:57 AM
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NZquilter, have you tried google searching the batting you want? If you could find a smaller shop that carries it, they might have less of a shipping delay than the larger on-line shops are experiencing. Or maybe check on Etsy? I've ordered from Etsy recently and received items quickly.

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Gorgeous quilt, Watson! Thanks for the close-ups of your beautiful quilting.

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Old 05-14-2020, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
I have five tops ready for quilting, but I'm out of batting and quilting thread, and all the online companies are in no hurry to ship! Does anyone have a favorite online store that ships thread and batting quickly during this crazy pandemic? Quilted Twins ships so fast, but they don't carry what I need. 😕 So, while I have no UFOs finished, I have tops piling up! Anyone else in the same boat?
NZ, I get my batting from Marshall's Dry Goods... and thread too. They have the batting by the roll. Is that what you want? I buy a lot of their 5 oz poly batting, but sometimes also their 80/20 cotton/poly blend. And I get the 12,000 yd spools of American and Efird thread: D Core which is cotton wrapped polyester. Tex 40. Marshall's has those in white, ecru and sometimes black. It's mostly all I use for quilting, and piecing too.
I would call Marshalls and ask to speak to a wholesale salesman. They can tell you how long it will take to ship. It's usually pretty fast, but with this stupid virus going on, who knows? Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:13 AM
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Thanks, SBG! I'll look at Marshall's Dry Goods.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:12 PM
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Watson: Very pretty and congratulations on the finish.

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Old 05-15-2020, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Watson View Post
5 year old UFO done. Check.
Now, to see what else is in the pile.
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It's beautiful, Watson! Do you use rulers when you quilt? I love your quilting! I just bought a set of quilting rulers and your work in such an inspiration.
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I have not kept up here as I should... not being able to post pictures is discouraging and my camera is not cooperating.

Heartfelt condolences to those of you who have had loved ones die or be sick from this virus. Cherry, sorry for your losses.

I have tried to make a dent in my ‘to be quilted’ pile. I cut backings and batting for about 6 at a time and just peeled the top set off the pile when ready to quilt. Danger!! I accidentally picked up an extra top in that pile, as they tend to stick together, especially when using cotton batting. Yesterday I finished one with a fairly dense, all over paisley design. I did puzzle over why it seemed a little “stiff”... When I got it done and was trimming the edges, I discovered I had an extra topsandwiched in this quilt! To my horror, it was a really pretty one... pink scrappy tumblers with a few horizontal lime green bands. And now it’s lost...forever hidden in another quilt. I am 😭 about what I have done. Will only sandwich one quilt at a time, from now on.
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Oh goodness me, SBG!!!! That is a quilters nightmare! I'm sorry!
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