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    Question about UFO's

    If you buy most of the fabric and have a pattern in mind but have not started any cutting or sewing does that count as UFO? I joined the UFO group here and was getting optimistic about reducing my todo list then remembered fabric I have bought with project in mind.
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    Hmm...that’s a good question Marta. Can fabric be considered a UFO if it hasn’t been cut yet? I count my unused fabric that was purchased for a particular project as part of my stash. It becomes a UFO once it has a seam.
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      #3
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      I don't count that as a UFO because if your changed your mind you could just put the fabric into your stash.
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      Scottie Mom Barb

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        I only count it as a UFO once I've started working on it. I have been working on my UFO's and then will move on to the new projects I have waiting.
        Shirley aka buckeyequilter
        I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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          #5
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          I sure hope I don't need to count fabric purchased but not cut as a UFO. If I did, I'd have about a hundred UFO's.... LOL
          As it is, I have at least 15 UFO's in various stages of completion,,, I joined the UFO Group hoping to get motivated to finish these up.. So far it's working.
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            I guess I am the opposite. If I had a quilt or project in mind, I could count it because to me it was a project I wanted to get done whether I had actually started it or not and I do have everything I need to do it - thus, taking up space in my quilt room. Quite a few times though, I would change my mind and sometimes, yes, the fabric would go back into my stash and I would cross that off my list. But, other times I would end up turning that one project into other smaller projects completely changing the original plan which just meant more got finished. That would be when I decided I didn't want to do a zillion of those hard to do blocks or they didn't turn out the way I had intended.
            It does put my UFO count up pretty high - I think to be honest I have about 60 UFO's the way I count them. But, it also motivates me to get them worked on and done as I see each item on the list.

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              #7
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              I only count my cut projects as UFO's. Otherwise, it's shelf decor!!!
              pat.

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                #8
                Re: Question about UFO's

                Because I have 30 quilt tops waiting to be quilted, I only count those as my UFOs. (Oops, only 28 now!) If I counted all the things I started then I would be so far past that number I might get discouraged. I think everyone can have their own definition of what a UFO is, but personally I would definitely not count fabric I bought for a project. It is stash to me. Make a separate list for those so you can keep them in mind.

                What should we name that list?
                Cyndi


                “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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                  #9
                  Re: Question about UFO's

                  UfO's, currently have three; if I count all the projects I have fabric for I would be competing with Cynidiofthevortex....

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                    #10
                    Re: Question about UFO's

                    Our guild is having a UFO challenge this year and being a fairly new quilter I didn't really have much in the way of UFOs so I took the fabric I had bought for a specific project and cut at least part of it. I might have just cut the binding strips but it was then in progress so I could count it as a UFO [by my definition]. I still have several in the works but have a retreat this weekend so maybe I will make lots of progress.

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                      #11
                      Re: Question about UFO's

                      Originally posted by Marta View Post
                      If you buy most of the fabric and have a pattern in mind but have not started any cutting or sewing does that count as UFO? I joined the UFO group here and was getting optimistic about reducing my todo list then remembered fabric I have bought with project in mind.

                      I would say no.... Something thse hadn't even been started can't be finished.... Right?


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                        #12
                        Re: Question about UFO's

                        Originally posted by cyndiofthevortex View Post
                        Because I have 30 quilt tops waiting to be quilted, I only count those as my UFOs. (Oops, only 28 now!) If I counted all the things I started then I would be so far past that number I might get discouraged. I think everyone can have their own definition of what a UFO is, but personally I would definitely not count fabric I bought for a project. It is stash to me. Make a separate list for those so you can keep them in mind.

                        What should we name that list?
                        I am in agreement with Cyndi!
                        She is my hero and I am going to try to keep up with her this year!
                        My UFO list is now down to "28" as well!
                        So far in 2014 I have completed 8 of my UFO's!
                        Happy Quilting!

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                          #13
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                          Ok, Bernadette is definitely winning the race! I am only on finish number 3 but I'm raring to get at more of them. I'm basting two more tops this weekend so I don't ever have a break in my quilting. My shoulders are starting to get sore from so much FMQing though! I need to take up drinking to ease my sore shoulders. Anyone have a hot tub I can come and soak in?

                          More snow here, coming down hard. It really is never going to stop!
                          Cyndi


                          “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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