Saturday, October 24, 2015

A cutting day

There will be no sewing for me today - it's cutting fabric day in my sewing room. I very rarely cut the fabric for an entire quilt at the beginning of the project because I have learned that I change my mind as I go along, so it's better to cut and sew a bit at a time. But today I am starting my next scrap squad quilt and have a specific layout in mind, so I'm cutting the whole thing - 300 pieces of fabric - some strips, some squares, and some rectangles. It will be tough on my hands and wrists, but then I can sew to my heart's content all week long!

13 comments:

  1. If I try to cut too much at one time, I start making mistakes.

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  2. Ooh now that sounds intriguing Kathy; I'm like you usually are and tend to cut a bit at a time because I like to change things as I go along. I'm curious to see what it is you've got all worked out from the get go! Hope your wrists are ok this evening :)

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  3. Good luck getting it all cut out! I rarely cut out an entire quilt myself. Too many possibilities for change. It really is fun to be able to sew without any starts and stops for cutting.:)

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  4. Take breaks. Don't want to injure the back again. Can't wait to see what this becomes.

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  5. It is a wonderful quilt. I almost can't wait to see what colors are you adding for this month quilt.

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  6. Oh another scrap squad quilt in the making. I'm intrigued.

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  7. Yea for another Scrap Squad Quilt. 300 pieces should take too long to cut. They aren't 1 1/2" I hope. Have fun cutting.

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  8. happy cutting, once done there will be no stopping you, not sure what a scrap squad quilt is so looking forward to seeing it and the journey making it

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  9. It is tedious and I don't like to do it all at once, either, but it is so nice to have it out of the way.
    I just did all of the cutting for a mini today--over 900 pieces!!
    Look forward to seeing what you are creating. : )

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  10. I never cut all the fabric in one go. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad idea to be honest. It's true that if I decide I dont like the quilt I can quit and haven't wasted a pile of fabric. However if I've cut up a whole quilt I'm more likely to finish it whether I like it or not as I won't want to waste the fabric.

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  11. Oh anxious to see your next quilt--of all the ones you've done for Scrap Squad my favorite is Sea Glass--I made a Sea Glass that was all scraps a while back....yours just glows...lovely works
    Good luck on all that cutting--try soaking wrists in lukewarm water with good old Epsom salts...that helps me a lot....hugs, Julierose

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  12. Sounds like a great plan Kathy! 👌 I'm going the same thing today... Though I got a late start and don't know if I'll finish all the cutting today. Looking forward to seeing your new scrap squad. I've a new Saturday linky party called WHOOMP There IT Is! I'd love for you to link up sometime. It's open from 6a Fri to 6a Mon.

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  13. I typically cut as a I go too. Though for the last mystery quilt I did, I followed the directions and cut it all out at the get go. It's nice to not have to stop and cut while piecing.

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