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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 498804 views.
Midkid5

From: Midkid5

1/1/21

Thanks for the suggestion will give it a try.

Jo

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/7/21

Break time!  I’m doing a job I HATE!  Ironing!

yes, ironing.  I got in a couple boxes of donation fabric and sorted it a few days ago.  Nice stuff mostly!  And some real yardage, great for backings.  But some of it needed washing as it was so stiff.  3 loads later and several days later.

Two nights ago I couldn’t sleep, so I began going through yardages to see which needed splicing or joining with another to make basic backs - we do many quilts about 60 x 90 for a specific group.  Got a pile stacked up for sewing.

well, this job requires ironing for many of these fabrics..one in particular and it is absolutely HUGE.  Taking a break.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/7/21

On that same note, over the weekend I took a quilt from Patti and added to it to make it the 60 x 90 size, because I could....and I had some fabrics that matched.

here it is Patti...hope you approve!


 

in the center you see what I left left from the 2 fabrics I added....lol!  Using up more fabric bits!

oh, I made a backing for it also!  Ready for going to church!

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

1/7/21

If I was close enough I would do the ironing for you don't mind it at all.  Today I have to do some sewing room cleaning.  Made a quilt top from old flannel shirts, strings everywhere.  Plus just need to put some stuff back in its place.

Jo

A couple of years ago I saw these 2 short YouTube videos by TEAQUILTS, showing how she makes up "yardage" for charity quilt backings and keeps them on hand wound around a bolt.  (That also gets all of those pieces out of your stash, and onto a bolt you can pull out as you need it.) 

You may have already seen this, or something similar, but I thought it was a clever idea.  The video was made on a very windy day, and the sound is not the best, but you can get the idea from the video, even without the sound.  Part 1 is only about 5 minutes, and part 2 is only 3 min.  Very helpful ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9B038izZ5M  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Txrfqcts98 
 

I always struggle when using "ugly" backings tho.  I've I've spent that much effort making the top, I usually end up feeling like I shouldn't short change the back (unless it's a wall hanging).  I can see for charity quilts but for a gift I just can't do it. smile

almost done quilting.  I'm happy with my compromise - not feathers but I think it works.  The idea was a modified Hooked feather.  I only went the wrong direction once and no one will ever know.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

1/7/21

bornblesse2 said:

here it is Patti...hope you approve!

Yes, yes I do!  Glad you could make it a bigger size that you can use.  I thought about making them bigger, but figured you could do that after you got them, if you needed them bigger.  Great job!!  Keep at it!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

1/7/21

I need her wooden porch to lay things out!

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