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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1024369 views.

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)


Wow, I clicked on the link and that quilt is gorgeous.  Good job on your progress so far.   I have a (hexagon quilt top) a work in progress it’s probably 2/3’s finished, that I haven’t picked up in years.  Partially because it is red fabrics with cream colored centers and some of the red fabrics bled.  I was afraid to finish it and then have it bleed throughout the quilt.  I have more confidence now that I can finish it and get the staining out with the encouragement from some of my quilt friends.  This pattern makes me wish I had waited the 23 years to start one.  Ha ha, yes I started that quilt in 2000, it was my traveling quilt project.  I’m too far along to stop now, so maybe when fall or winter rolls around again, I can pick it back up.   For summer I hope to work on some small projects. 


From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)


First your sewing room looks amazing!  Bravo!  Ditto what Pirate said, about your injuries and moving everything.   That’s a lot of work, I know I moved in late 2021.   We hired a moving service to move the big stuff, but I filled a lot of boxes with the help from my good friend.  I purged a lot which helped too.  You can collect a lot of stuff in 17 years.  I’m a really good collector.  :)

I had a sew day with 5 ladies at my house yesterday to start on the raffle quilt I am coordinating for one of my guilds.  We got about a fourth of the blocks done and learned a lot about how to organize this process.  I had tried using a new to me ruler for making folded corners (called Simple Folded Corners ruler).  It involves cutting away the waste triangle BEFORE sewing.  But a couple people definitely had trouble keeping their seam allowance at 1/4" all the way from end to end.  One lady in particular tended to veer over 1/4" at the end of the seam.  Which caused problems with some of the pieces.  So I think next time I'm going to have them mark the line and sew on that instead.  It's not a big deal - the result was some floating points which isn't too bad.  But sometimes the pieces were too small and had to be resewn.   And I definitely want to be the person doing most of the trimming, gives me a chance to check for problems before they are sewn into the block.  Overall it went very well, and the new room arrangement worked great.


Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Yes... it's the project I was working on at Retreat... still stymied on how to proceed with affixing the trunk of the tree... once I figure that out, it shouldn't take long to finish.

Might have to do some experiments to see what will work

What I need most is more room!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Your updated sewing room looks grand.

Cats are so funny about changes.

Love the raffle quilt.


From: MelRN


Did you cut your own kit? I love your colors!

MelRN said:

Did you cut your own kit

yes and no.  We collected donations of 2.5" strips of batiks from the guild members.  Then we cut as we went on Saturday.  But I think I will precut before the next one just to save some time at the cutting table.  We were sewing oversized white triangles on, and that took a lot of time trimming.  If I precut the strips before hand, that will help keep things moving.  The sewing skills/accuracy in a group really vary a lot.


From: bornblesse2


The inaccuracies are always the way with group sewing!

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