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« Reply #130 on: January 16, 2013 04:04:45 PM »

Or, how about doing a self binding by folding the excess front material over the back? Kinda reverse?
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« Reply #131 on: January 16, 2013 04:29:13 PM »

Or, how about doing a self binding by folding the excess front material over the back? Kinda reverse?

This!  As long as it still looks okay to lose the fabric on the front, this is an easy way to "fix" it.  The other option, if you can't lose any from the top, is to add strips all along the back...

I bought my batting today!  I'm almost entirely getting serious about finishing that 20-year-hybernating quilt!  O.o
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« Reply #132 on: January 16, 2013 05:06:44 PM »

I think I could probably trim it down from both. One I know I can, and the other should be okay too. Thanks  for the ideas.

Also, what do you guys think about embroidering the names of the recipients on the back near the corner? One of the blankets is for a little girl in NICU who was born at 23 weeks, and I'm pretty sure you need to label things with your name. (The other is for her big sister who is 20 months old.)
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« Reply #133 on: January 16, 2013 05:44:42 PM »

Also, what do you guys think about embroidering the names of the recipients on the back near the corner?

Sounds like a good idea.  I'd look at the Project Linus website for guidelines about what can and can't be used in the hospital. 
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« Reply #134 on: January 16, 2013 08:08:41 PM »

My sister works for Habitat for Humanity and has asked that I make something for her annual auction...I am thinking of doing a wonky house quilt but I am not sure I can make all the blocks and finish by February 14th!

I am going to see what fabrics I have and maybe make a manageable size...a large lap quilt?  They have a lowest bid acceptable...any ideas where she should start?  She lives in a large city and most of the people that come to the auction are from the local universities and pharmaceutical companies... Cheesy
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« Reply #135 on: January 16, 2013 08:19:55 PM »

I might be able to make you a block next week if that would help.

If it is a lap robe size, I wouldn't start any lower than $100.  It is an ART quilt! Actually, I would make the minimum bid some odd number like 102, but I'm just like that.  they will wonder why the extra $2 and be looking at it while they do.  Get them to linger so they buy.     
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« Reply #136 on: January 16, 2013 08:29:31 PM »

Thanks, waggonswest...someone suggested I do six house blocks and then fill in with simple squares...I might do that!
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« Reply #137 on: January 16, 2013 08:33:42 PM »

Let me know on Monday if you have time for me to make and send one or if you want some sunpaint fabric for them.  I might be able to get the post office tomorrow with some scraps that might help. 
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« Reply #138 on: January 17, 2013 06:31:34 AM »

That's awesome of you Always.
I agree, I wouldn't start it at less than $100, maybe a little more, considering you have less than a month to get it done.
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« Reply #139 on: January 17, 2013 06:37:02 AM »

My sister is a professional fundraiser so I will see what she says.  I have mostly made aprons for her charities.  The cooking packages generally start at about $50...thanks for the input...I am going to start on it this weekend...it might turn out to be a runner! Cheesy
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