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 1 hour ago

Thanks Riana, Mine come in my email. I don't mind the pop ups, I don't pay any attention to them. They are usually a quilting add.  I think I shall try what Linda suggested, hitting the spam botton, if I have one somewhere????? ha ha!!

Thanks all, you are the BEST!!

Comment by Linda Koller 11 hours ago

I've been told that if you unsubscribe that is how they get your information. I just hit the spam button now. I'm tired of all the crap emails. Email was suppose to be for folks to communicate with one another. That rarely happens anymore. It's all advertising and spam. Well except for my daily devotions I subscribe to and notifications from quilt groups.

Comment by Riana Noyes 16 hours ago

Barbara, if it's your computor you are using, there is a way to block pop up ads. Each program & computor is different...find a computor savy person & enlist their help. You can't do much about the ones on any sponsored site, but you can get rid of pop ups.

Comment by Barbara Hughes 16 hours ago

Elizabeth, I have been unsubscribing from unwanted ads for the past two months. How I started getting them I don't know. The same ads over and over every day. I don't have a dog. I don't need a dog toy. But inspite of my unsubscribing every day I'm still getting the ads. Health products, hygiene products, hair loss products. weight loss products etc... They reply that it will take 30 day or 24 hours or you are already on the unsubscribe list. If they can tell I'm on it why can't they take me off. It has been well over the 30 day, 24 hrs etc... LOUD DESPERATE SHRILL SCREAM!!!

Comment by Riana Noyes 19 hours ago

Elizabeth, youmust go into yourbrowser's settings and turn off the " allow pop- ups" button. You only need that when downloading , like embroiderg patterns ( they always tell you if they need you to " enable", then afterwards, you toggle to " do not allow". As for must include this site as well as quiltingboard and others. I just mentioned a brand of machine, and found that was what showed up within minutes along the top banner. However, that also may have been generatedby Google. If l look something up on Pinterest, the same thing happens. But l'd rather see ads for sewing machines than for, say, erectile dysfunction, Lol!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips yesterday

Ever since I looked at for sewing machines, the site has been sending me ads on top of my computer, at the right side and in the middle of some comments.  How can I tell them I already have a new machine?

I left Facebook.  I didn't know that they make their money selling information to people I do not want to have my information.

Comment by Riana Noyes yesterday

Elizabeth, there are a couple of quilters here using rulers on their Berninas. Once you get used to them , they are a great addition to fmq. Buying those sets can get pricey, but once the technique is learned, you can use your imagination to do a variety of designs with them . Best tip l can offer is to put something on them to help keep them from slipping ( skateboard tape, or medical tape) etc., and take classes.Crafty has some, and so might your dealer. Janome also has feet for rulers.

Comment by Gail Brown yesterday

Barbara, thank you for the prayers, you can never have too many.

Linda I am so sorry about you being unable to have the surgeries.Mine were done over a 15 year period with the last knee being done 2 years ago.  My doctor says if I can get by he does't think it's a good idea because of my age and other health problems.  I'm big on the microwave heat packs, love them and Biofreeze.

Riana I was pretty sure you were finishing other peoples projects.  That's wonderful that they are going to charities, I try to get some done for Project Linus and for my guild's donations to local charities.  I also make doggie and kitty beds for the local shelter.  They are always grateful for any donations including food or just your time.  It' such a good feeling to know that you are doing a little to help.

Got to get back to those UFOs now.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday


I like what you did with the orphan blocks.  I've always been scared to work with blocks of different sizes,   After seeing your quilt, I think that I could try one with purina checks.  And I'd use the narrow sashing so even the add-ins look like blocks.

I bought a ticket yesterday to an afternoon with Tula Pink on March 30 at the Nepean Sportsplex.  My friend Vickie bought a ticket also and I took my Bernina in for a tune-up at the same time.  I also put my name on a list for the next rulers class.  But it is quite an expense because the Bernina rulers only come in a set and a special foot is needed so the rulers don't slide under the foot.  I saw a quilt completed by a quilter at one of the recent sew days I attended.  It looked great.  I couldn't believe that she had just gotten into ruler quilting.  And I saw her set of rulers.  The Bernina Stitch Regulator can't be used for ruler quilting.

In the meanwhile, I sandwiched Country Cupboard yesterday and I may start to straight line quilt it with my new Janome.  There are 2 special stitches with locks at the beginning and I would like to learn how to use them.  I'll let you know how successful I am.  This quilt will be number 6 in my list of UFOs this year when I get it done.

It's over 3 weeks since I had the basel cell boo-boo between my nose and lips removed.  The scar doesn't bother me too much.  But my upper lip is still very tender and my face feels like it is exploding when I yawn. LOL

Comment by Riana Noyes on Wednesday

Gail, l indeed have been helping out others with their ufo's, but not returning them to owners...rather donating the finishes to charity. The original sewist often was doing so anyway. Life, as you know, sometimes intervenes...and l've been blessed so far with good health. My " do it when retired" pile was pretty big, but after 7 years, l'd completed them all. Now l'm learning new techniques while completing others' work. Fabric costs way too much to waste sitting around. I prefer seeing it in use, as most of us do :))


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