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    Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

    Hello Everyone!

    I am new to quilting, but am eager to learn. I've completed a couple of small lap quilts and one king size quilt that I pieced but did not quilt. I am presently working on a couple of UFOs that I promised myself to finish this year.

    I also have a problem that someone might be able to help me with. After being inspired by all the wonderful tutorials on the site, I purchased 2 layer cakes as well as additional yardage to complete a quilt. When the fabric came in I was so excited that I put the fabric away until I finished the quilt I was working on. Well... now... I have NO IDEA what quilt I had in mind when I purchased my fabric!!! Now... don't laugh. I've gone through the tutorials and still... WHAT ON EARTH WAS I THINKING when I purchased TWO layer cakes of the same fabric to create my quilt? Does anyone have any idea which of Jenny's beautiful designs can be made with 2 layer cakes of the same material along with additional yardage (I'm sure for the borders)

    You may stop laughing now....

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    Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

    This happens fairly often. I don't have a solution for the fabric you have on hand. I'm sure you can come up with something wonderful to make, even if it's not your original plan.

    I prepare a large zip bag when I place a large fabric order and in that bag I save the printed PDF from the tutorial (if one is available) or the magazine/pattern/picture of the future quilt. When the new fabric arrives I pop it in the bag and save everything together.

    I have to do things like this because I have so much going on at the same time. I also keep a notepad where I keep, Notes From Me To Me.
    Last edited by Bubby; January 2, 2017, 09:57 AM.
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      #3
      Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

      No one's laughing, except those of us who are thinking, "been there, done that". It's a very common situation that we find ourselves in. Matter of fact, I think I have about three sets of fabric I bought with a particular project in mind, but now, well you know the rest.

      The first tutorial I thought of that uses two layer cakes and yardage is the Exploding Block, the yardage being used for the borders. Here's the link to the tutorial:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHV-x4e500s

      Welcome to the forum.

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        #4
        Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

        What layer cakes did you get? If you were getting something similar, like a floral maybe we can figure it out. Or how long ago it was. I have done the same thing and do the same as Bubby now. I learned to late though. lol

        Welcome to the forum!
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

          Welcome to the forum and I am in the same situation. Going thru my fabric now, cutting down leftovers and lo-and-behold I have 2 layer cakes. I remember LOVING the fabric and perfect use in mind. Now the mind is mush! But someday - somehow my old light bulb will come on. Either that or another tutorial will come along and I can say... Ahh Haaa I have the perfect fabric for that quilt already! If nothing else, quilting has taught me patience...

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            Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

            Originally posted by Bubby View Post
            This happens fairly often. I don't have a solution for the fabric you have on hand. I'm sure you can come up with something wonderful to make, even if it's not your original plan.

            I prepare a large zip bag when I place a large fabric order and in that bag I save the printed PDF from the tutorial (if one is available) or the magazine/pattern/picture of the future quilt. When the new fabric arrives I pop it in the bag and save everything together.

            I have to do things like this because I have so much going on at the same time. I also keep a notepad where I keep, Notes From Me To Me.

            Thanks so much for your reply. Now I know to write everything down. I keep refusing to do that because "I will remember." In reality, I don't remember things from day to day and certainly not if I've slept! I will definitely take your advice. Thanks again!

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              Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

              Originally posted by Bubby View Post
              This happens fairly often. I don't have a solution for the fabric you have on hand. I'm sure you can come up with something wonderful to make, even if it's not your original plan.

              I prepare a large zip bag when I place a large fabric order and in that bag I save the printed PDF from the tutorial (if one is available) or the magazine/pattern/picture of the future quilt. When the new fabric arrives I pop it in the bag and save everything together.

              I have to do things like this because I have so much going on at the same time. I also keep a notepad where I keep, Notes From Me To Me.
              Hi Bubby! Thanks for replying and your suggestion. New Year's Resolution: write everything down and don't even try to put it into your memory.

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                #8
                Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                Hi Caroline,
                Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at that Youtube video this morning, but it's not the one. I'm thinking that perhaps I bought the extra layer cake because I knew I would want to make the quilt larger. I think I just outsmarted myself. One thing for sure is that the design is in one of Jenny's magazine/books either volume one or two.

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                  #9
                  Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                  Thanks for the welcome. The layer cakes are Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I purchased it about a year or so ago.

                  Joan

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                    #10
                    Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                    OMG! I am not laughing, I have the same problem. I see beautiful fabrics, precuts etc. and think of a quilt design I have just seen. when the fabric arrives, I am usually doing something else and forget to label it. Just keep searching the tutorials, or BLOCK magazine. You may find that pattern yet. Good Luck,and welcome aboard.

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                      #11
                      Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                      I'm pretty sure I saw it in Block. I'm going to go look again right now. I'll let you know.

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                        #12
                        Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                        Be there, done that. If I remember correctly, at one time when you ordered you could say what you intend to make. I used to do that. I just checked some of my old orders and don't see that option. Am I crazy, or did they remove it? I like the idea of using a plastic zip bag and putting the PDF in it. I also requested a The Quilter’s Planner 2016 for a Christmas present. We haven't celebrated with our kids yet as they spent the holiday with the other family. If I don't get it, I will order it myself. It is a planner that will inspire you to achieve your goals, and organize both your personal life and your quilting life according to the website. It is listed below.
                        http://www.quiltersplanner.com/

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                          #13
                          Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                          Welcome from Arizona
                          bjsmith57

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                            #14
                            Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                            Thanks so much! I'll have to go to the site and check it out.

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                              #15
                              Re: Newby from Texas with a Serious Problem...

                              Thanks so much. I appreciate the warm welcomes.

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