Here a pattern, there a scrap

Well, I made some progress yesterday.  I culled through 7 binders full of patterns, both printed out and pulled from magazines, and put them in a big box for the sale in April.  I think I have a 1/3 left.  If it looked the same as another pattern or I just didn’t like it as much as I previously did, it went in the box.  I now just have 4 binders, one for swaps, guild, tips and hints and my Sew Wanna Do binder.  The remaining patterns are in 2 small file boxes and I plan to store those away for later.  I even went through all of my printed mystery quilts and either threw them out or put them in the box to go.  Seriously, I am not going to make it now if I haven’t made them when they came out 5-10 years ago!

Goodness, it FEELS GOOD to PURGE!  Maybe a new quilter can use them.  Someone from the guild gave them a large file full of old patterns with PAPER templates to make the block.  I considered keeping them for a bit but then realized they were from 1990s and the templates are no longer necessary, so why keep it.  I have plastic templates that I can use if necessary and I certainly do not need more.  There were templates for squares, 1/2 square triangles, etc., stuff that is not necessary now with the use of rotary cutters and special rulers.

I figure I can sell the patterns for 5 for $1.00, and maybe throw in some scraps to make a kit.  Now to go through the bags and boxes of scraps that were gifted to me.  People must think I run an orphanage for wayward fabric!  😀

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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