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If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 11, 2018 at 5:58pm

Riana, this is the fabric I received in the layer cake. The colors in the pack are blues and aquas. I thought it would be to busy for embroidery, but maybe not ! I will do embroidery on another project.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 11, 2018 at 5:53pm

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 9, 2018 at 12:48pm

Thank you for the information!  I'll cut 4 x 15 for my Swiffer.  I just measured it to be sure.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 9, 2018 at 8:09am

I started cutting scraps in my mind when I read 4X15/swiffer. I know I have lots of pieces that size. Thanks Riana

Comment by Linda Koller on January 9, 2018 at 2:46am

Never thought to use leftover batting for my swifter. Thanks for the idea, Riana!

There's a gal in one of my quilt groups that will take all our bits and pieces and stringy things to Goodwill who recycles it all. We aren't allowed to use it for stuffing for shelters either. A lot of my batting leftovers I will piece together for mugrugs and for kennel quilts. I beg the girls from the quilt group for their batting leftovers.

Welcome Dorothee (sorry if I spelled it wrong)! 

Comment by Mary Moore on January 8, 2018 at 11:07pm

Ginny,  You had to ask...I am so embarrassed by what I am reading.  I got hooked on an alternate history series, "Ring of Fire", usually by Eric Flint. No one is really sure what order to read them in as the books wander all over from 1632 in Central Germany to 1637 in Central America sort of following a group of Americans from current time West Virginia.  If you don't count the short stories written by the authors and addicted fans, there are about 25 volumes so far.  I'm reading my 21st. Needless to say the first one, 1632 is free on kindle.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 8, 2018 at 7:47pm

Love your Churndash quilt, Elizabeth! Those vibrant colors are very summery and tropical! 

Wow, Linda! You gals really got busy! Such generosity is wonderful! 

Hope you are feeling better, Mary...what are you reading while you are down?

Comment by Karen Newman Brown on January 8, 2018 at 7:12pm

I am always amazed at how creative quilters are with their bits and pieces!  I don't think throwing things away is part of our life style!!!  If we don't want to use it, we will keep sacks of different types of things to pass on to those who will use it!!1

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2018 at 6:59pm

Our shelter here asks that we don't use batting, threads, or strings as our shelter beds...as animals that are frightened/ distressed sometimes tear their bedding, and stringy stuff can be a choking hazard. Instead, we cut our bits into 1 to 1.5 pieces. Thready stuff must be discarded.

But l found a use for batting leftovers ...l use 4 x 15" pieces under my swiffer for a quick disposable cleaner upper...sometime l patch 2 -3 scraps to get to size :-))

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 8, 2018 at 3:28pm

Thank you, Gail, Barbara, Riana, and Karen.  I have been following our group on my tablet but it does not allow me to go into the comment area if the comment is longer.  So this afternoon I'm back on my old desktop.  I also can't print from the tablet.

But I'm going back to my sewing.  I watched Bonnie Hunter's live cam this morning and she got me all enthusiastic - she seems to do little else but quilt even when she travels and teaches.

 

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