How can you find some time for Community Quilts in your busy schedules? Here are a few ideas:
- If you’re making blocks for a project, make one or two extra as you go; it only takes a few to make a small quilt. It also uses up extra fabric, so you’re not left with “that annoying little bundle of coordinated scraps.”
- As you’re machine piecing, have some pieces for assembly next to your machine…you won’t have to break the thread, you can chain piece. Before you know it, you’ll have quite a few completed units/blocks.
- If your “Weekender Bag” project has you freaking out, take a time out and piece something simple; it will be a good refresher and it’ll make you feel like you accomplished something.
- If you only have 5, 10, 15 minutes to quilt, run up one small block.
- Remember that fabric you bought, and now you just look at it and say “What was I thinking? Someone else will love it, so use a quick technique like 8 or 10 inch blocks, nine patch, or strip piecing and it will come together. (Bonus: this makes for new fabric in your stash.)
So save the date for the workshop on March 5, 6 and 7th, 2015. Hope to see you there!
Quilt Size Reminder
- Wee Baby: 16″ x 20″ or 18″ x 24″
- Baby: 36″ x 40″
- Child/Lap: 42″ x 54″
- Twin: 54″ x 72″