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TTMT: 10 Sept 2019

A couple of work-in-progress: Leadlight by CedarMakerie (the pattern isn’t available just yet), and Bad Girl Quilt by Southern Charms Quilts. New table from SewEzi.

9 thoughts on “TTMT: 10 Sept 2019

    1. Unfortunately, I did start counting my UFOs and there are so very many.. one day, right? Maybe I should pass some of them along to someone who’d like to finish them, but I still like them!

      Anyway, thank you! The test pattern is really beautiful… I’m glad I agreed to do it, even though it’s so very, very much work.

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  1. You are right that quilt that looks like stained glass is really beautiful. I’m not sure why the pattern is pieced that particular way, it almost seems like she deliberately made it more difficult to line up but it really looks stunning!

    I had eyed those sew ezi tables, you definitely need to review it when you are done. Do you have Big Lots stores in your area? I got my plastic folding tables there, and they are great for when you want to add extra space for supporting your quilt while quilting. The quilt slides along the top without grabbing. And they go on sale quite a lot. I have a 4 foot and a 6 foot, but I think they also have a smaller square one that is the cheapest I think. You could put one behind and one to the left. and the then fold up and stick in your closet when you aren’t needing them.

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    1. She could have done the pattern diagonally and kept the star points together, but you’d still have other diagonal lines to match up, so I’m not sure which would be the better solution. (I lean towards diagonal, because they’d all be pieces where mis-matches wouldn’t stand out quite so much, but it didn’t occur to me till too late in the process and then I didn’t want to start her back down the pattern design rabbit hole.)

      So far so good with the table, just for every day use, though it’s taking me some time to get used to the lower height… I think I need an adjustable chair now, haha. Hopefully I’ll get to the quilting part soon so I can let you know what I think. I actually have one of those tables that I think you’re talking about. I think it’s 6 feet long (I forget which size I bought!), but it doesn’t it easily in my sewing room with all the crap I’ve got in it. I need to come up with a new layout, basically.

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  2. She could have done the pattern diagonally and kept the star points together, but you’d still have other diagonal lines to match up, so I’m not sure which would be the better solution. (I lean towards diagonal, because they’d all be pieces where mis-matches wouldn’t stand out quite so much, but it didn’t occur to me till too late in the process and then I didn’t want to start her back down the pattern design rabbit hole.)

    So far so good with the table, just for every day use, though it’s taking me some time to get used to the lower height… I think I need an adjustable chair now, haha. Hopefully I’ll get to the quilting part soon so I can let you know what I think. I actually have one of those tables that I think you’re talking about. I think it’s 6 feet long (I forget which size I bought!), but it doesn’t it easily in my sewing room with all the crap I’ve got in it. I need to come up with a new layout, basically.

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  3. The test pattern is gorgeous, but I understand your feelings. Rainbow Cascade was like that for me. It was tedious and slow but I couldn’t not make it because I loved it so much!

    I’ve toyed with the idea of a set in table, but I love the massive space I have on the table I use now. I’ll be interested to hear how it goes for you.

    Oh, first quilt, I am intrigued!

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    1. I haven’t done a huge amount of sewing since I bought the table (because my sewing room is still a shit show), but what I have done has been very nice. It felt quite different to begin with, not having the machine up so high – I’ve sewn that way for years, so there’s a learning curve with the lower height. I think once I start quilting (once I get that quilt basted) is when I’ll really notice the difference. I’m still keeping the table I used to sew on, it’ll just be a more open cutting space than it has been.

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  4. I have been watching your IG post on the test pattern. It is really gorgeous but does look intense. I would need to power through this one as well. It would become a UFO in short order if I didn’t. It really is stunning.

    I think you will love the sew steady table. I love my machine in a table. I need to figure out what I’ll be using next as my old one didn’t make the trip. I’m deciding if I’ll build one again or just live with a table top set up. I’m guess I’ll eventually build one. I’m just a little to worn out to do it now.

    Happy Crafting

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    1. I haven’t really done any sewing in weeks now (because I just can’t seem to organize my sewing space! it’s been a very intimidating process!) but I hope to get back to the stars soon. Digging through all my various stashed project has really made me want to work on everything else, though! So dumb, haha. Every shiny new (but often very old…) thing is a distraction!

      I looked into a lot of tutorials for IKEA table hacks and so on for drop down tables and a lot of them looked pretty do-able, but we don’t have all the tools we’d need (nobody is too handy in my house… changing light and plumbing fixtures is about as far as anyone goes) so I never looked into any of it too seriously. My dad, prior to his accident, probably could/would have done (and had all the tools, though a 6-7 hr drive away!) but he’s talking about selling all that stuff now. (And I wouldn’t ask anymore.) Ah well. The table is nice and it works as advertised. You seem very capable with all that stuff – I’m sure you’ll get there when you’re feeling up to it again! (Assuming you haven’t already… it’s been an age since I posted this/you commented.)

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