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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Overwhelmed and grateful

     Every once in a while, I just am overwhelmed at the help and encouragement in making comfort quilts that I experience. Sewing them is kind of a lone job. People have given me fabric and money for tuning their vintage machines that have enabled me to keep going and making them. I had experienced some negative, nasty, untrue comments about some family members recently and was a bit down. 
    In the mail, upon returning from the retreat, I received 2 boxes chock full to the brim with wondrous, LQS fabric for the quilts. Not even a request to reimburse for postage. I am stunned. I spent some hours sorting, folding and trying to rearrange my fabric organizing system. Here are some photos, just out of the box and folded.

    What can I say? I am speechless. 
Ok, what I can say is how am I going to cut all this into blocks? The big pieces I am saving for backs. 
   Here is my question. Do any of you use an Accucut or Sizzix to cut quantities of blocks? What do you think, is it worth investing in one? I cut my fabric into 2, 3.5, 4, 5, 6.5, or even 7" blocks and store them by size and color in plastic bins for the comfort quilts. Would one of these cutters help, waste, or not make any difference? I have tried to test one, but can't find anyone who has one. I have looked for used ones and they are just as much as new ones.

4 comments:

Terri said...

Nice gift! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Hugs

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, what a haul!

I don't know about cutting machines.

Dre in PA said...

Linda, does your local JoAnn have classroom space? Our regional manager was looking for a way to promote this new thing where they let you use their space and tools for free.
If only I could remember the dopey thing they call it... sorry I'm still jet lagged, but you might be able to audition it's worthiness that way.

Dre in PA said...

Gah- thank you Lady Google
"meet-up"