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YooperGirl Posted: Mon, Jul 25 2011 1:47 PM

When working on a BOM or any quilt with large blocks I use a skirt hanger to keep my blocks organized.  The newer plastic hangers are best because you don't have to worry about rust marks if the humidity get high.  The hanger  will keep your blocks together and wrinkle free.  If you're like me you might have more than one quilt going at a time.  Having each quilt on it's own hanger keeps everything organized until you're ready to assemble.

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Jul 25 2011 2:49 PM

Good tip!  Thanks, Yooper, and welcome to the club!


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Barbara replied on Mon, Jul 25 2011 10:58 PM

Yooper, welcome to the club, and this is a great tip..thanks Barbara

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Patti replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 6:48 AM

I am going to put this tip to use.  Thanks Yooper, and welcome to the group!

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Cindy replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 6:57 AM

Having used your tip over the years, it has proven to be a great way to keep blocks organized.  I added a lingerie bag over the hanger to keep things neat and tidy.  Good tip.

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Yooper, welcome to the group.  Thank you for the wonderful tip.

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Jerry replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 8:19 AM

Great tip although you won't find many skirt hangers in my house...lol.

Another tip for when you're sewing blocks together is to get a flannel backed vinyl table cloth and cut it up into sections a bit bigger than your blocks. You can organize your block pieces on the flannel, stack them and keep them at your sewing machine sewing layer by layer. You can also roll the whole stack up and take it to a class or workshop if you need.

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Marie replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 9:00 AM

YG and Jerry, great tips, thank you.

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Leslie replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 9:01 AM

Hi Yooper welcome. I have used your tip before, works great.

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gini replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 11:28 AM

welcome yooper, and thanks yooper and jerry for the great tips.  jerry, you have pant hangers don't you?  same concept. oh, right, you live in florida.  you probably only wear shorts and flip-flops.  :  )    i've been trying to figure out a flannel roll to put my appliqe blocks in.  proto types one and two work, but they aren't perfect.   i need something for traveling. 

  yooper, i would love to learn more about you and what kind of quilts you like to make.

jerry, now that you've taken a few breaths after finishing your door,  what incredible "new" project do you have in the works?  

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cviens replied on Thu, Aug 18 2011 11:49 AM

wow! that is a great tip! thanks!

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Aug 18 2011 1:17 PM

Welcome! Your tip is great. I have used large plastic bags to do that. I write the name of the quilt, the row and block number and set them on the sewing table in number order. Of course, I always was re-ironing due to wrinkles!!

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