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« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2017 02:34:00 AM »

I'm starting a new, quick christmas project today! Our local sewing shop always has a bin of 1/meter quilting fabrics. It's hard to resist looking through that bin every time I need a zipper or a button. This week, I found a fabric with small christmas panels that are about 20 x 20 cm. I'm going to make potholders from them, a few for myself and the others as gifts. A couple of years ago I bought a yard of fairly neutral christmassy fabric from the same bin that I will use as a backing fabric. I will also be able to use up all my scraps of batting.

I haven't done a lot of FMQ, so this will be a good project to be a little more adventurous. In the worst case, I can just toss it out, I have enough material to make 25 potholders.
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« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2017 05:40:21 AM »

Sounds like a plan! I like finding projects that will use up bits of cut up batting.  I mostly make coasters and mug rugs.  I started branching out a bit more with placemats.

Can't wait to see your bin fabric and what you make!
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« Reply #92 on: November 05, 2017 05:51:57 AM »

I agree. I would love to see what you make up. It is always inspiring to see what can be made from bin finds!
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« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2017 07:57:01 AM »

These are the first 3 (unfinished, straight from the sewing machine)







And the back:



Basically it's just doodling on fabric. I don't really start with a plan. They take me about 15 minutes each and I have 5 more that are spray basted and ready to quilt. I haven't done a lot of FMQ before, and I'm trying new patterns. They didn't all turn out as well as I thought they would, but all in all I'm quite happy with them. I can see the progress compared to my very first projects.

I used up a few bobbins and a spool of thread too! This is such a great stashbuster.
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« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2017 01:54:42 PM »

Immaculata, those are pretty
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« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2017 04:29:19 PM »

your quilting is lovely! the reindeer one is my fave.
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« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2017 05:39:04 AM »

your quilting is lovely! the reindeer one is my fave.

I actually wasn't sure about that one, because it turned out quite different from how I intended it to be, but I think they're all ok now. It's a lot of fun to make them, I'm planning on quilting a few more tonight.

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« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2017 09:04:46 AM »

Lovely work!

I am trying to think of some quick quilting gifts as hostess presents this holiday.  I wonder if our fabric shop has any nice panels?
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« Reply #98 on: November 14, 2017 12:56:38 AM »

So I have a finished quilt to share...or I would have if I had remembered to take a photo! Watch this space.

And I finished a top. I have decided that my sister and my good friend (who is going through a tough time) are both getting quilts for christmas, they are some of the few people in my life who really appreciate hand made. Plus quilts are a great way to do a bit of stash busting. I just need about another ten people in my life who all want a couple of quilts each, to do some proper stash busting.

We need a whole quilt swap!
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« Reply #99 on: November 19, 2017 02:27:27 AM »

I wish I knew what to do with finished quilts. Maybe a whole quilt swap wouldn't be such a bad idea, except finishing a quilt normally takes me a year ;-) 

We have enough quilts for our own bed, our guest bed and a few smaller ones for on the sofa. I'm going to make us a wedding quilt and my current (faux cathedral windows used jeans) project is going to be for my fiance to take with him on the road. But after that I don't really know what to do with future projects. Maybe my friends should have more babies ...
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