Fitting Community Quilts into Your Busy Schedule

How can you find some time for Community Quilts in your busy schedules? Here are a few ideas:

  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If you only have 5, 10, 15 minutes to quilt, run up one small block.
  5. 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″

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