Friday, March 25, 2011

A Recipe for a Weekend Sewing Project

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Take 1 large bowl of of fabric -  like so:


add 1 large bowl of fabric - just like so:


Mark .. sew .. sew..  ✂ cut .. presss .. trim .. press.*


Repeat until both bowls are empty.

By the end of the weekend this bowl should be overflowing.  That's the plan.  Do you have any weekend sewing plans?

Happy Stitching,
Rita

* Whilst doing so you may notice threads, fabric dust, and trimmings almost everywhere you turn.  This is a completely normal part of the process.  Do not be concerned.

39 comments:

  1. Hehe, like your post. I plan to make a couple wristlets, work on a quilt, quilt s different quilt and maybe a pincushion or fabric postcard or two. Whew! So almost all of that won't get done, but some of it will! Good luck!

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  2. I've got a tea bag holder, some blocks for swaps, a few mug rugs and hopefully a new technique using inktense pencils ^_^

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  3. Hey whadda ya know that's my sewing plan for the weekend too!

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  4. What kind of crazy excellence are you up to now Mrs? You'll definitely be seeing HST's in your dreams once those bowls are empty! My plan is to finish off my "chuck it together" grey and yellow quilt top for bub #3. Finding it very hard to just slice and sew as I go but it's looking promising so far.

    Enjoy!

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  5. Yep something like that!
    I'm testing out different wadding.

    xx

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  6. Gorgeous choice of colours - LOVE it. My plan for th weekend is to finish the machine applique on a teddy bear quilt, layer five quilts and maybe even get some quilted - they are all for Queensland adn we have a sewing bee on Monday. The more I get done on the weekend the more we will finish on Monday or soon after. Working to a deadline here.

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  7. I cannot tell you how much your footnote heartens me. Permission for MESS, I reckon.

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  8. I have a new dress pattern to try, and a quilt to finish. Hopefully the kids go along with my sewing plans, LOL!
    -kimberlee
    Www.thespunkydiva.com

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  9. Actually YES! it looks exactly like my weekend - but add in Two Boys doing a Rugby Gala Day and A friends 40th..........
    Good luck with your bowls :)

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  10. I have exactly the same piles, my brights are not plain but a mix of batik and tone on tone, i have a plan drawn up, but can't wait to see what you do. IT wasn't on the plan for the weekend, but could be bumped up the list.

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  11. Looking forward to seeing the outcome! I've GOT to make some wedding bunting this weekend but am keen to get started on another quilt...!

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  12. Love your post! I hope to get started on my oldest daughter's quilt this weekend. I have been working so much lately that the fabric has been sitting on the floor of my sewing room for 2 weeks!

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  14. Your footnote cracks me up! I'll be working on flower broaches this weekend. And maybe a baby quilt in greens/blues/browns if I'm really motivated!

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  15. I'm going to make some fabric baskets to fill the empty shelves on my Ikea Expedit unit. Got some pretty dotty fabric today to make them with

    www.sewrayme.co.uk

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  16. The bowls of fabric look so pretty as they are.... it sort of seems a shame to disturb them. But then I'm sure the new bowl will look even better!
    Not sure what I'm going to do this weekend. Hoping to do some practical work because have spent a lot of time the last two weeks designing, researching and fabric shopping

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  17. Somehow I don't think mine will taste as good as yours :)

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  18. Very colorful! I do have sewing plans for this weekend! Finishing a bag and starting to work on a banner for my children's school. Fun!

    MGM

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  19. Working on Sharon Pedersen's Rose of Sharon project that I am doing with about 10 friends. I'm doing mine with bright saturated batiks on white-white, others are doing traditional blocks, others a combination. So much fun to see the differences!

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  20. As a matter of fact, I am working on one of YOUR quilts this weekend! I'm stitching together the Half Square Triangle Overload quilt for my hubby. He has been so supportive of my sewing and quilting hobby that I finally wanted to make a quilt just for him. Can't wait to see how this one comes out. I decided to use the Triangulations software for the first time, and it has been a good way of cutting and piecing all these triangles.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. I love the post! hehehe...
    All the best,
    Mari

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  22. Yes, my sewing plans are sew, sew, sew, prewash, cut, sew. Finish my Modern Meadow Quilt top!

    Can't wait to see what magic you will do with these colorful HSTs!

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  23. I like your version of a recipe :)
    I have something similar...with 6 purses...we'll see how far I get :P

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  24. My weekend plans are to sort out my scrap bin(s!) to see if I have enough verity of colours for a bottled rainbow quilt :)

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  25. I am going to sew as much as possible.

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  26. My weekend sewing plans are to bind and photograph an almost-done project, then to switch machine back to piecing mode and get creative with scraps... and maybe finish the next step on another WIP.

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  27. Love to whip up something like this.
    Hugs

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  28. Are those 2.5 size pieces? They look so pretty!
    I'm hoping to finish a rag quilt.

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  29. hee hee... looks like you have a fun weekend of sewing ahead of you. I'm hoping to finish up a wip over the weekend. Any day spent sewing is a good one, right? ;o)

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  30. Can't wait to see what you're making.

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  31. After seeing those two beautiful bowls of fabric, that's what I want to do. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  32. Your HST rainbow quilt is going to look so fresh and vibrant, can't wait to see how you piece and quilt it!

    I have a "crafternoon" tomorrow afternoon with some of my girlfriends. I'll be making a new Summer dress (even though Summer's now over, wahh), and planning a baby quilt with one of my expectant friends.

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  33. My cleaning woman said the other day quite reproachfully: Are you working with fabric again? There is so much dust here! YES, I am working with fabric and love it!

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  34. Looks like a wonderful recipe for another fabulous quilt!

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  35. I am just learning to sew and quilt.. love your blog... this looks easy... I so wanna make a patchwork quilt! xo hugs bonitarose

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  36. That looks like a wonderful way to spend the weekend! I've got some organizing to do, some scraps to trim up into something usable, and some log cabins for Japan to finish up and get ready to mail off. I've got to be quick, though, since I have to work Sunday afternoon. Blech!

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  37. Yummy little blocks for sure! Is that a Kona charm pack by chance? (or maybe a few of them)

    I'm working on a few different quilts, one of which using a Kona charm pack of "brights"... and a "Happy Birthday" banner for my little guy who's turning 1 next weekend! Lots to do, gotta sew sew sew!

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  38. That's my kind of cooking! I'm putting binding on three small quilts with lots of other projects pulling me toward the sewing machine.

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