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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 504299 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

12/11/17

I think I love buying fabric, getting it cut up and sewing the blocks together, but when it comes to sashing and borders, etc, I get bored with the project.  Not great at quilting but am learning how.  Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

Yep--that's me.  I love seeing that first block come together.  I only cut enough to make one block to make sure I like it--can't understand how some folks do all the cutting first then start putting the blocks together.  What if you don't like it after all or cut a piece wrong?  I don't mind sashing and don't always use borders, but stall out when it comes to the quilting part.  Nap sized quilts and smaller I do on my little black Singer, but anything larger gets sent to my long arm lady!  Just about everyone I know has a bed sized quilt so now I just make quilts for charity and the quilting is VERY basic cross hatch or stitch in the ditch--nothing fancy at all. 

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/11/17

I wish I could afford a long arm, but not in the cards for me.  Also, no place to  put it, too small a work area for one and I am also a little intimidated by them.  Guess I will be sticking with my Brother embroidery and quilting machine.  And yes, I too cuss a blue streak when the quilt is larger than a twin.  Maybe that's why I have 4 unfinished quilted tops in my closet.  Can't afford to send it out, just too expensive.  Though, when I have tops for charity, I do leave them with the guild and they will finish them for me.  

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

12/11/17

Yea!  I just finished rescuing some scrap strips!  I posted this on FB, but am really happy with how fast this charity quilt top went together!

from the same scrap bags I rescued some strips of batting.  This morning I got them spliced together into sizes for two small quilts for church charity!  Makes me feel good to do this from someone’s throw away!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/11/17

That is a very pretty scrappy quilt, Ellen.  The recipient will be pleased with this beauty.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

12/11/17

And it went together fast!   I’m doing another, but with tiny pieces and not strip pieced.  It is taking a lot longer, but is using up my smaller scraps from my strip box!

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/11/17

That is a fun way to use up scraps!  I love doing crumb blocks and strip piecing.  

That is really pretty! Amazing what can still be made from what others toss.

latterberry

From: latterberry

12/11/17

That looks great!  I may have to use it for inspiration on one of my charity quilts.  I've been trying to tame down my scrap pile too.  I just finished 9 twelve inch string blocks that I'll put together QAYG.  Still have tons of strings to go!

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

12/11/17

That's a super way to use up strings!

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

12/11/17

judyinohio said:

Just because you rescued my green disaster years ago and made it into a lovely bed quilt doesn't mean you can save every disaster that comes out of my fevered brain. LOL I know you love a challenge but some quilty things are not worth the effort involved.

My plan was to finish the quilt for you and send it back. I don't think it's a disaster. You made it or your great grandchild and he/she should have it. And yes, I like a challenge. With love and friendship, Mary

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