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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.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com
Members: 486
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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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Discussion Forum

A New Year, No New UFO's! January Challenge

Started by Amanda Best. Last reply by Elizabeth Phillips on Tuesday. 23 Replies

OKOK.....UFO Challenge for December

Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Amanda Best Jan 2. 7 Replies

October UFO Challenge

Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Donna Coppin Nov 11, 2016. 18 Replies

FALL INTO GETTING THOSE UFO'S FINISHED!

Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Gmakitty Oct 2, 2016. 7 Replies

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Comment by Judy/WA on Wednesday

I agree with Karen. Even if you just do what Karen said the stash happens.

Comment by karenthequilter on Wednesday

Cora, not having a stash might be a good thing.  Most of us are here because we have too much!  My advice is to focus on using what you have, enjoy the process and only add more fabric when you have a specific project in mind.

Comment by Myrna on Wednesday

Cora, most good quilters enjoy helping others.  Don't be nervous about jumping right in.  We all have to start somewhere, don't we.

Comment by Cora Hawkins on January 16, 2017 at 8:01am

Wow Myrna...that is a good idea...there is a quilt group here but most are very good quilters so it is hard for me to join. I find the groups here are very helpful....onward and upward I say!

Comment by Myrna on January 15, 2017 at 1:43pm

Cora, I'm sure it won't be long before you have a 'stash' if you are anything like the rest of us.  Perhaps if you have a quilt group you attend, you could put the word out that you would be happy to take anything others are giving away.  Or buy at a discount.  I bought a lot of fabric from another quilter a few years ago.  She was not going to quilt anymore and sold her fabrics for very little, just to get them out of her house.  I think it was $3.00/m at a time when fabric was averaging about $16. or $17/m.

Comment by Cora Hawkins on January 14, 2017 at 7:18pm

Hi ladies, you all started quilting too soon! I started 3 1/2 years ago and have very little fabric.....sometimes I wish I had some to purge!

Comment by Donna Coppin on January 14, 2017 at 11:54am

Thank you Marge!  Hope you are feeling better.

Isn't it amazing how something like an illness puts your life on hold and makes you realize how important our priorities are?  I did set aside some simple patterns that I want to make for the sale, like potholders, table runners, aprons, etc, that hopefully won't take too long to make.  Keep it simple.  

Comment by Marge/WA on January 14, 2017 at 11:40am

Donna - LOVE your "People must think I run an orphanage for wayward fabric."  You are not alone.  I need to get on the stick and do some serious purging also.  Have had the flu since the 28th of Dec. and it sure as heck screwed up my 'Best laid plans of mice and men........'

Good luck!

Comment by Donna Coppin on January 14, 2017 at 10:56am

Well, I made some progress yesterday.  I culled through 7 binders full of patterns, both printed out and pulled from magazines, and put them in a big box for the sale in April.  I think I have a 1/3 left.  If it looked the same as another pattern or I just didn't like it as much as I previously did, it went in the box.  I now just have 4 binders, one for swaps, guild, tips and hints and my Sew Wanna Do binder.  The remaining patterns are in 2 small file boxes and I plan to store those away for later.  I even went through all of my printed mystery quilts and either threw them out or put them in the box to go.  Seriously, I am not going to make it now if I haven't made them when they came out 5-10 years ago!

Goodness, it FEELS GOOD to PURGE!  Maybe a new quilter can use them.  Someone from the guild gave them a large file full of old patterns with PAPER templates to make the block.  I considered keeping them for a bit but then realized they were from 1990s and the templates are no longer necessary, so why keep it.  I have plastic templates that I can use if necessary and I certainly do not need more.  There were templates for squares, 1/2 square triangles, etc., stuff that is not necessary now with the use of rotary cutters and special rulers.  

I figure I can sell the patterns for 5 for $1.00, and maybe throw in some scraps to make a kit.  Now to go through the bags and boxes of scraps that were gifted to me.  People must think I run an orphanage for wayward fabric!  :D

Comment by Connie/KS on January 11, 2017 at 4:44pm

Myrna...I understand completely. As we age (I'm 66) we start to think about how many years we may have left to sew...I know I've done that too. We have no idea how long our remaining time on this earth might be so we decide we need to finish up all the projects we can. I have been trying to tell myself no to purchasing new projects, but it sure is hard when we see something we really love. So....I guess that's why we belong to this fabulous group and try to sew as much as we can!

 

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