52 Charity Quilts in 52 Weeks - November

Friday, November 30, 2018

I'm adding TEN quilt tops to my charity quilt endeavor this month!

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

Have you done any charity sewing lately?


I set a goal at the beginning of the year to make 52 quilts for charity throughout the year. You can read more about my plan on this post. I recap my sewing progress on the last day of each month and host a linky party where you can link up any charity sewing you've done too!

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

This box is home to all the remaining quilt top pieces just waiting to be stitched together. There is fabric for 31 more quilt tops in this little box!!

I already have them grouped by like fabrics and each stack contains just enough for one quilt top. But I still need to organize each one into a pleasing pattern before I can sew them up.

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

I've been using the floor for that task, but I prefer using my felt-backed vinyl tablecloth design wall when it's not hiding in a box somewhere yet to be found.

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

Once I'm happy with the layout, I pick the pieces up in order, back into one stack.

I know each row contains six pieces, so I just count as I sew them together to know where a new row starts. I use 50wt Aurifil in #2324 Stone for all the piecing. It's a great tan neutral color that blends with all the Debbie Mumm fabrics.

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

I've gotten pretty speedy sewing these tops together. I timed myself this month, and one took me 17 minutes from fabric stack to quilt top.

So a few 17-minute sewing sessions resulted in 10 quilt tops this month!

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts
Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

Another really exciting development this month is that I purchased two bolts of extra-wide backing fabric so I can quickly quilt these up on my longarm!

Extra wide quilt backing for charity quilts

I have one-yard cuts of Debbie Mumm fabric ready to be fabric backs, but after getting my longarm, I know using the extra-wide backing will be so much quicker. So now I can use the one-yard cuts to make even more charity quilts!!

So far, my charity quilt count for the year looks like this:

1 finished cat quilt for Emma's Plan
3 finished teenager quilts for foster kids
11 finished Debbie Mumm charity quilts (3 here, 5 here, and 3 here)
10 Debbie Mumm quilt tops ready to be quilted

52 still seems far away, but I'm SO excited to see what December brings!

Have you sewn anything for charity lately? Link up!



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7 comments:

  1. Wow, 17 minutes from pieces to a quilt top is awesome. I'm excited to see what you are able to accomplish in December. No matter what, this is an awesome idea and I hope it inspired many others to sew for charity, too.

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  2. Widebacks are awesome! :) I love the brick pattern for the piecing, it makes it more interesting than just boring old squares.

    (and I have some of the fall fabrics.. HMMMM getting ideas)

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  3. 17 minutes! You are my hero! These are absolutely wonderful. December is going to be a great month! Are you going to put the wide backing on and quilt more than one at a time across?

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  4. Laura I think I saw smoke coming up from down south(aka your sewing machine!) LOL. Did you get your wide backing from Marshalls? Do you like it? I had/have some of that Debbie Mum fabric;0

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  5. Amazing! I made 3 baby quilts and five pillowcases for charity this year.

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  6. 17 minutes!!! Wow! That's speed sewing. Great job, Laura!!!

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  7. 17 minutes?? That's impressive! You've done very well with these charity quilts :)

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