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Date: 12/23/11 7:57 PM

Today, I spent all day, and cut out 7 patterns, including interfacings and linings. I organized them in bins. Now, this month, when I have free time, I can just grab a bin and start sewing. It seems the cutting out is the thing that stops me from starting a project - you have to spread out so much. I hope this will help me jump start on my new year's sewing projects. This next week, I am going to just tissue fit some new patterns - then they will all be ready to cut out.

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Date: 12/26/11 0:35 AM

I can so relate to you. You really motivate me to do the same thing.

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Date: 12/26/11 10:35 AM

I like doing this! It makes my day go shorter knowing I have something organized.
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Date: 12/26/11 12:06 PM

I do this too. I put the pieces, tissue, and instructions in zipped bags along with thread and bobbin. Ready to go at a moment's notice.

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Date: 12/26/11 1:45 PM

This is such a great idea. The cutting out of the pattern , fabric and tissue fitting is the bulk of the work for me. I might try preparing a few projects this way from now on.

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Date: 12/26/11 2:10 PM

The pattern tweak and cutting is always the worst job for me so I tend to do it in batches, spreading out and making a mess everywhere. When I'm done, I either have nice ziplock bags with pieces ready to go, or cardboard flats (stole the idea from SheBear) which are the bottom cardboards from pop can cases or beer flats from the bar, lol, with cut pieces laid out. I use the flats for pieces where I've had to interface and those can't get folded for a ziplock.

It was an old Palmer/Pletsch piece of advice about the interfacing: If you cut all your pieces and interfacing and then quickly iron down the interfacing, the next step is indeed the sewing part. Otherwise, you might cut, and then want to sew, but procrastinate because you have to get the iron and board out to do one tiny step, and the pieces never get done.

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Date: 12/28/11 3:26 PM

This is what I should do. I have several patterns/fabrics bought to sew but it's that making the pattern and cutting out that I hate. I wasted many an evening wanting to sew but not having anything cut out ready to sew.

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Date: 1/4/12 11:43 PM

Since I cut out my 7 outfits - I have made 4 up already!



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Date: 1/5/12 2:34 AM

I do this, but I am ghetto and everything stays pinned, folded neatly and placed in a plastic bag with thread, notions and pattern envelope/directions (which can go into my wardrobe where I have drawers, a basket that resides around my treadle or under my side of the bed).

I don't mind cutting out, and I am another that does it on the floor, usually with part of it covering the baby. If I need more room, or have to fiddle with less fabric then I need, I go to my mom's. But they all get placed into plastic bags.

This year I am going to try and get a weeks' worth at a time, since I know how fast I can sew. Most of the time I'd have 10 or more lying around, and while I did sew them, often I wanted to do something else after cutting.

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Date: 1/5/12 12:58 PM

Am I the only one....................

I look at the pieces that need to be interfaced and either rough cut those pieces or cut a big piece to accommodate all of those pieces. I interface the large piece of fabric or the rough cuts. Then, I pin and cut the pattern pieces out of the fabric that already has the interfacing attached.

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