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    Let’s get ready!

    Garden Party Down Under starts in less than a week. I can hardly wait!

    Here are some helpful tips on how you can prepare:

    [URL="https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/2021/12/garden-party-down-under-get-ready.html"]https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/20...get-ready.html[/URL]

    Go to my blog bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com Today's post is the Get Ready post.

    AND there is a LIVE broadcast tomorrow Monday December 27, 2021, noon Central time, where I will discuss these things, show you the center block of my NEW version using the Kit Fabrics, and answer your questions. It will be recorded and available directly from the first page of the 2022 BOM section under LEARN. Hope to see you there!
    Last edited by Barbara B.; 12-26-2021, 08:55 AM.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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    I have pre-washed all the fabric and pressed it. I am wondering what is the best way to keep this collection in a somewhat organized manner? It probably wouldn't matter much if I only did one project at a time but I tend to have several things at all different stages going on at once.

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    • Peg commented
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      Kennye,
      For organizing fabrics for a project like this- where I will be using fabrics repeatedly in different blocks- I cut 4" strips for each of the printed and background fabrics (I'm doing a collection of scrappy whites for backgrounds). For month One I cut the triangles for the borders and made petals and leaves as needed from these strips. As I progress with the quilt, if one strip gets shorter I know I've used that fabric a lot and look to other choices to balance usage in the overall quilt. I also use well-washed takeout containers to hold the strips, smaller bits, etc. to organize on my work space. One container holds all the stem fabrics cut into a bias triangle from a 15"sq. I have pre-made a bunch of stems to grab and go. With this strip method I'm not handling larger cuts of fabric and cutting bits of the edges. They can stay in a pile off to the side.

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    [QUOTE=Kbjarrett;n890332]I have pre-washed all the fabric and pressed it. I am wondering what is the best way to keep this collection in a somewhat organized manner? It probably wouldn't matter much if I only did one project at a time but I tend to have several things at all different stages going on at once. [/QUOTE]

    Kennye J. I like using a notebook with dividers for the patterns and notes I take, and plastic totes for the fabrics. Within the tote you can use the 12 inch square by about 3 inch high plastic containers for like applique blocks to keep them separated. Also, I like
    using the 2 1/2 Hefty zip lock bags that you can get at Walmart. You can use cardboard squares to sandwich the blocks to
    you don't have to reiron them when you take them out of the zip locks. HelenW

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      [QUOTE=Kbjarrett;n890332]I have pre-washed all the fabric and pressed it. I am wondering what is the best way to keep this collection in a somewhat organized manner? It probably wouldn't matter much if I only did one project at a time but I tend to have several things at all different stages going on at once. [/QUOTE]

      Keeping your fabrics in color families will be helpful. When you are selecting fabrics each month, you can decide "this is a blue flower" and "these leaves will be this green" etc.
      Barbara Black
      Huntsville AL
      https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
      "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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        I don’t know if my idea would help anyone, but here goes. I laminated pages 11 and 12, cut them out and I’m going to use them to trace patterns.
        Susan Skeel
        Des Moines Iowa

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          [QUOTE=sewskeel;n890452]I don’t know if my idea would help anyone, but here goes. I laminated pages 11 and 12, cut them out and I’m going to use them to trace patterns.[/QUOTE]

          That will probably help some. Irene's instructions say to use the Pattern, not the templates, for tracing. The two template pages made it easy for me to measure the sizes I would need for each shape and the count of how many of each shape were needed.

          The actual tracing for hand applique she says to do from the full size pattern. That is what I did for the few shapes I needed that I didn't get when I didn't print pages 7,8 and 11 of Print & Piece Fuse Lite.
          Barbara Black
          Huntsville AL
          https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
          "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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          • Frieda I. commented
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            I don't see a link to post my photo of the completed first month block. Where is it? Frieda

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          [QUOTE=friedapickett;n891087]I don't see a link to post my photo of the completed first month block. Where is it? Frieda[/QUOTE]

          Month 1 — Show Progress Here. I moved your post there. Please don’t start a new Topic when one is already set up. Each month will have its own Show Your Progress Here Topic.
          Barbara Black
          Huntsville AL
          https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
          "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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