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Karen's UFO Quilt Along

Too many UFO’s? Together we’ll get through those unfinished objects! Free to join. Hosted by Karen.

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Members: 479
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

What this group is about

I don’t know about you, but I have too many things started. Join me in my quest to get finish what I’ve started. The deal is, for every 2 projects I finish, I get to reward myself by starting something new. You can make your own rules, or give the group ideas for new rules as we go. I think it’ll be fun to ask this group for advice on what project to wrap up next, show my progress with photo’s, get motivation from each other when I want to break my own agreement (trust me, I am weak willed when it comes to new projects).

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Karen's UFO Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.

TUFO - means Tuesday UFO - those of us interested try to make a small dent in whatever UFO we are working on. Tuesday is simply the day the Connecting Threads gals get together to sew and craft...you can make it any day you like, but we got a kick out of the title. Once in awhile we can't make it on Tuesday so we move it to Wednesday - yup WUFO. Report here what you are planning to work on, then the next day, let us all know how you did. Nothing is required, it's just for fun.

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Comment by Vilma/AR 21 hours ago

Connie,  nice St Paddy's wall hanging.

Comment by Connie/KS on June 19, 2016 at 9:44am

I finished a UFO last night. It's not St Patrick's Day season, but oh well, it's ready for next March.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 18, 2016 at 11:58am

Cheri, I am the listowner of the Domestic Machine Quilters group.  I sat that up a few years ago at the request of some other members of QWU.  You are welcome to join us.  It goes dormant every once in a while, but then one of us finally gets a quilt finished & posts a pic, which then activates the group again.  We have several hints in our discussion forum that you might find helpful too. 

Comment by Marge/WA on June 18, 2016 at 10:31am

Cheri - I just checked under "All Groups" (at the top of this page) and there is a Domestic (Home) Machine Quilter's group on page 2 as well as a Long Arm Quilter's group on page 7.  The Domestic one seems to be pretty active.  The LA one hasn't had a post since March.

I am with you as far as making a quilt top is the most fun.  I have a LA but I am far from being good on it.  I know it takes practice, practice, practice and that is where I fall down.  Also I do have some physical challenges for the past 3 years that I didn't have when I bought the LA.

Have lots of UFO's and actually finished a little w/h that is posted on the Itty Bitty group.  Need to head to the sewing room and get some fabrics folded up that I pre-washed yesterday and then get some wool handwork ready so I can watch my Mariner's hopefully beat the Red Sox today.

Good luck on the UFO's!

Comment by Cheri on June 18, 2016 at 9:31am

I've just come to the conclusion that I enjoy making a quilt top much more than anything beyond that point (choosing/piecing backing, selecting which type of batting, making the sandwich, doing the quilting). Anyone out there feel the same way? - Anyone out there feel the opposite (maybe I'm needing a partner)?

Isn't there a group here of machine or longarm quilters? - maybe I could put a comment there!

Comment by Vilma/AR on June 6, 2016 at 7:01am

Myrna,  beautiful quilt.  I tried leaders and enders and I got so confused on which one to sew together.  I use "spider" and that works for me. 

Comment by Judy/WA on June 5, 2016 at 9:13pm
I love your quilt Myrna

Pam Love the bags and I wish Butterscotch was a give away!
Comment by Janet/MO on June 5, 2016 at 3:24pm

The easiest way to avoid a thread snarl is to use a single hole throat plate.  Fortunately my Pfaff came with 2 throat plates, but most have single ones available for purchase if you need to. 

Comment by Trevi in Texas on June 5, 2016 at 11:37am

Hi Myrna!  Really love your quilt!  I'm not a big fan of leaders & enders, but I know many, many quilters are.  I always use a "spider" to start & end seams and the thread snarl on most starts is what is preventing from doing l's & e's.  I have four sewing machines, 2 Pfaff, 1 Janome & 1 Baby Lock.  One of my Pfaff is about 10 yrs. old, the other three are less than four yrs. old and they all give me a thread snarl at the start of a seam.

Comment by Myrna on June 5, 2016 at 10:39am

I started this one a very long time ago.  I sewed the units using leaders ad enders and then it sat for a loooonnnnng time.  It feels so good to finally get it finished.


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