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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: 487
Latest Activity: 23 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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Discussion Forum

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Christmas Projects

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MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

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Comment by Connecting Threads on January 21, 2009 at 10:38am
I LOVE the idea of a UFO exchange. I just tried to talk some of the gals here into it and they balked. So we might compromise and hold a UFO evening. We'll all bring one designated UFO and work on nothing but that. By the way, if you want to see what a poor UFO leader I am, check out my latest blog post regarding all the new projects I keep eyeing.
Comment by Melanie Davies on January 21, 2009 at 10:06am
Wow! I have spent all morning cutting out a USO.....yeah, I know not a UFO but it is really something that I should do sooner rather than later. In looking for all of the fabric to cut, I found some fabric that I had reserved for UFO's currently on my list so it's not all bad. My sewing room is looking quite clean and neat, and with finishing a few UFO's and soon this USO, my mind is gearing up for a very creative year. To all of you stuck inside because of winter weather busily working on your quilts, think of those who have nothing and perhaps cut out two and donate one. Quite often guilds will accept pieced tops for charity....some else in the guild will quilt it and bind it. It's a great feeling!
Comment by Cathy/IN on January 20, 2009 at 5:24pm
At one of my quilt groups we are all bringing a UFO in February. It does have to at least started with some sewing. We are going to switch UFO's (I'm not sure how but it will be sight unseen). We will then work on that UFO and if we absolutely hate it, we can switch again in May. (I think we can either bring back our Feb one or bring a new one) It should be interesting!
Comment by Cheri on January 20, 2009 at 10:33am
One time, At their Christmas party, a guild that I belonged to had a "UFO exchange". Anyone who wanted to participate was instructed to put their UFO in a brown bag, decorate the bag if you like, and everyone who brought a UFO took home someone elses' UFO. We were sitting at tables of 8 or 10 people each and one of the members who was sitting at the same table as I was participated in the exchange. I don't know what UFO she brought, but when she brought her new UFO back to the table to look, it was simply uncut, unwashed, yardage of fabric and a magazine flipped open to a certain page. I don't remember what she thought of the project in the magazine, but she just loved the fabric that she received.
Comment by Cornwoman on January 20, 2009 at 9:51am
Quiltdragon....one warning about the spray basting. While I've never had any problem with it for machine or hand quilting, and it does hold well, I've found that if you leave it for about 18 months it does not hold as well. So if you are going to pick up a UFO where you've used it, you may want to either respray the unquilted sections or baste those in a more traditional method.
Comment by Annette Johnson on January 20, 2009 at 6:11am
A UFO lottery what an interesting idea. I'm going to suggest it at the next meeting. Does using up scraps count as UFOs?
Comment by Edith Lean/Ont. on January 20, 2009 at 5:58am
Now Juliet, does that mean that for every UFO one creates they have to take their name out of the hat LOL.
Comment by sandra Millar on January 20, 2009 at 5:27am
Juliet - what a brilliant idea! Like QuiltDragon, I wish I was part of your guild too..
I hope to get some sewing or handquilting done today!
have a good one everyone!
Comment by QuiltDragon on January 19, 2009 at 9:46pm
Juliet - what a great idea! Makes me wish I was part of your guild.....
Comment by Juliet on January 19, 2009 at 9:05pm
Hello Everyone,

My Guild just started a UFO Lottery. First we list 6 of our UFO's on a sheet of paper and number them 1 thru 6. Then every 2 months the leader of the group draws a number at random (1 thru 6) . We each start working on the UFO for that number from our own list. Each two months we bring in our finished projects to Show and Tell and get our name entered in a "hat" for a future drawing for prizes at the end of the year. The more UFO's we complete the more times our name goes in. I realize 6 completed UFO's in a year doesn't sound like many but it is a start and sometimes a start is all we need. I'll let you know how many I get done.

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