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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 22:00 #58897

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At last! A challenge I can fulfill. I sometimes do have UFOs but not right now. Now I have three quilts that I consider WIP rather than UFOs. :D

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 21:32 #58893

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WHOO-HOO!! It looks great Terry!


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 20:53 #58890

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For once, I'm on it! I'm quilting a BOM from 2010! Here is a sneak peak of the outside border.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 18:53 #58879

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Mmmmhhh...... maybe all of Norma's UFO's have emigrated and joined mine. That would be one explanation why mine seem to be breeding faster than a healthy family of rabbits. :)

My UFOs all everywhere and I love them all! They all get a little attention when I feel like it, and they will get finished eventually. So, actually, I do not have any UFOs either, mine are WIPs, or WISPs (Work Un Slow Progress). :)

Part of my curtain/design wall is getting overcrowded and I have promised myself to finish one large item. My argument is: If I work on it now, there is a chance that it'll be done by next Christmas.

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But first I must do my HSTs.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 14:09 #58852

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A quilter with no UFOs!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: I didn't know such a person existed. What is your secret Norma :)


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 09:56 #58824

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Zarah wrote:
I'm waiting patiently to see, what you come up with next week. Have a nice weekend.

Golly! I didn't know this was going to turn into a "Hide and Seek" exercise for me!! :lol:


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 09:36 #58820

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Oh, you two organized people, how wonderful to hear what you do. This weeks challenge is very easy for me as I have no UFO's, I have two quilts that I'm working on alternately and one project in a box waiting for me to get enough time to finish it.
I'm not telling you where my mess is. And I'm waiting patiently to see, what you come up with next week. Have a nice weekend.

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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 09:06 #58813

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Great ideas Agnes! Thanks!


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 08:52 #58811

As you must have already gathered you'll have a hard time coming up with a challenge for me. I would like to share a few ideas of how I deal with keeping my bins current.
1. It started with resolving to clear the bin when the project was finished. Because I rarely, almost never, follow a pattern without making very major changes, if I indeed started with a pattern rather than an idea, I would have various strips, partial blocks, etc as well as yardage leftover. From the smaller pieces I often made a companion cushion, wall hanging or runner. Following this I do as Margo suggests. These items have come in handy for gifts. I store these items in larger bins in a storage closet.
2. I have a small box at my cutting table with a few plastic bags into which I sort the fabrics that no longer turn me on. I have a thrift shop just down the street that has a quilting room in their central warehouse where they deal with these goodies. Every spring they have a quilt show with raffles and sale of donated articles and articles using the donated fabrics. Funds go to a mission project. They also, through their churches, make quilts for local and oversea causes. I have even donated tops to them that I did not want to quilt. This continuous collection helps me from having bins that need to be emptied.
3. Not as much now that I use Warm and Natural batting, as when I used poly batting, I would sew up "ugly" fabric into cushion forms and have one ready to stuff at my cutting table with the batting trimmings. When full, I had a "free" cushion ready for the cover from #1.

Idea for a new challenge: Dealing with batting storage.
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A challenge for your sewing space (7) 25 Feb 2011 06:07 #58800

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This week's do-able challenge has a several options. We all have UFOs (unfinished objects), WIPs (work in progress), PIGS (projects in grocery sacks), etc....

This week's challenge is to deal with ONE of them. Just one! You can either go ahead and finish it, or declare that it has already taught you the intended lesson.
If you decide that are "over it", take everything that you intended to use for that project and integrate it back into your stash. Empty the box or bag or tote!

Personally, I keep UFOs in labeled containers, but right now about half of those containers are left-overs from completed projects that I just never have dealt with. It's time!

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OR....read this week's newsletter! Would someone else put the elements of your project to better use than just taking up space in your sewing area?
Do you have fabrics that no longer excite you? Do you wonder "what was I thinkin'????"

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