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Discussion started by Melanus 4 years ago

Not quite sure how to make the most of being in a 'group!'

That said, have started cutting my Blooms quilt. Taking more time than usual, trying to cut all those darned 'B' blocks accurately. Don't know if I want to do all the cutting, then start sewing or if I should start sewing now (about half way through cutting) just for something different to do. Thoughts? How have you approached this?

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fischer
fischer
I cut them all out at once and then pinned the matching ones all together and kept them in baggies, taking out only 5 or 6 at a time and sewing them together according to the instructions.
3 years ago
fischer
fischer
I have done the center part of this quilt and need to start on the border. The most glaring mistake I made is in using too thin plastic to make my templates. If I ever do a quilt again that uses templates I will have the local plastic/glass shop cut me a proper template. My cut pieces were not accurate enough and I ended up being very frustrated when putting it all together. People who are not quilters do not see the "glaring" mistakes but anyone who is in the "know" will immediately see them. Live and Learn!
3 years ago
dahlialady
dahlialady
CMOELLERS - Thanks for the hint. I will take a photo and post it. Here is photo.
Be careful when you are tracing your border design onto your border fabric. I almost did it upside down but caught myself just in time.
4 years ago
CMOELLERS
CMOELLERS
It will be fun to see all the different variations as everyone starts posting their progress. Dahlialady, there is a little camera icon to the right of the comment box. Click on the icon and then it will ask you where your photo is. Select the .JPG file and then click the "OPEN" button. It will start the download of your picture underneath your comment. I can't wait to see it!!!
4 years ago
dahlialady
dahlialady
Looks really great. I collected strips and border prints on a quilt run a couple years ago and used what I had in my stash. It was wonderful to go shopping in my own collection of fabrics. I need to post a photo of what I've done so far but haven't figured out how to do that yet.
4 years ago
CMOELLERS
CMOELLERS
Just joined the group. Wanted to share what I have done so far. I decided to go with an Americana theme. All my stripped fabrics are various red, white, and blues. It took me a little while to gather up enough of these. It was fun going into local quilt shops and looking for stripped fabrics, but I finally found enough to start working on the blocks.
4 years ago
AnnieLu
AnnieLu
I went to the pattern to check out which piece the 'b' was. I think doing a few sets at a time would be a good way to go. That way you aren't jumping back and forth too often and loosing your rhythm. But I know I would not cut all at one time, unless I had an accuquilt cutter and proper sized templates. And if I cut more than 6 or 8 I would have some type of container to keep them in proper order until I could get to the sewing aspect. Right now my machine is buried knee deep in turmoil as we had to empty out two rooms for accommodating my HQ Fusion that got put together on Friday.
Luann
4 years ago
dahlialady
dahlialady
I just cut enough to make one block at a time then sewed them together, put them up on the design wall to see if I liked the color combination. Then I went on to the next set of four small blocks. I could then move things around to get a color combination I liked. That way, all the cutting didn't have to be done at one time which is pretty boring and time consuming. It didn't seem to daunting
4 years ago

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