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Synnove 02-14-2021 11:21 AM

Ever raided one project to finish another? Oh yeah, all the time. I call it "cannibalism." :D

Vasilisa 02-14-2021 10:51 PM

I call it charity. I say to the raided project "she needs it more than you" as if I were explaning to a child, why some money goes to charity instead of becoming extra pocket money.

oksewglad 02-15-2021 06:54 AM

Wow 2 different perspectives on stealing fabric from a "project"...too funny! But if it means using up fabric...who cares?

Rff1010 02-15-2021 07:54 AM

Top is finished! More details on the UFO thread. 98% stash

oksewglad 02-15-2021 08:26 AM

Originally Posted by Rff1010 (Post 8461209)
Top is finished! More details on the UFO thread. 98% stash

Love it! Even better that just a minimum of fabric needed to finish it.

Rff1010 02-15-2021 12:26 PM

Send math help
For the back.
Quilt is 78 x 88. Need 4-6" of overage for the longarm. I have 5 yards and the RK Quilting Calculator says I need 5.25 of std 42". This should not be a problem. Throw in a stripe of something.... probably my 2 extra blocks and some strips of more scraps, a label and boom....but horizontal or vertical seams? So the extra strip gots the 78 direction or the 88?

Maybe I'm tired. Maybe I'm dumb. Maybe I just need a little hand holding.

retiredteacher09 02-15-2021 04:42 PM

Rff1010: Here’s my hand! 🤝 I’m not giving suggestions because my math has been off for a few weeks! Lol! I made more work for myself because I changed design plans several times and then got all mixed up. 🙂. You got this though!

dunster 02-15-2021 05:40 PM

Rff1010, If the quilt is 78 x 88, for the longarm I would want the back to measure at least 86x96 (4" all around). 96" is 2 2/3 yards. Two lengths would be 5 1/3 yards, and wouldn't be wide enough for your 86" width. Check your quilting calculator again, because 5 1/4 yards would not be enough.

If you cut your 5 yards in half, you will have two 90" pieces. However you could cut it into two 86" lengths and have 8" left over for piecing. Assuming that you can get 40 usable inches in WOF after seam allowances, you would then need to make a stripe that finishes at 86" x 16" and insert it into the two 86" lengths you've cut from the 5 yards.

On the longarm it is best to have the backing seams running across the bars, rather than down. So if your quilt needs to be longarmed with the 88" of the top lying across the bars, you should consider a different piecing strategy for the backing.

I hope someone checks my math. :)

WMUTeach 02-16-2021 03:27 PM

Got back to my machine for a finish!
1 Attachment(s)
Trying to sneak this one in before today's postings are sent out.

Ta-Da! Finished!.... Well all except the label, but I don't know who is going to get it or if it will be a donation to Project Linus. All from my stash from top to backing and the batting in between! It feels so good to have a finish. This working thing is really cutting into my quilting time! https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/wink.png

happylab 02-19-2021 05:36 PM

I finished 2 projects. 1 project was a small Christmas throw, I call call Snoopy meets the Grinch. (completely from stash). The other project (I call my “Chiefs,” quillow. This top was from stash and the backing was bought for the project. I’m going to make the latter into a quillow. Sorry no pics.

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