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Thread: I am in a baddddd slump!

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    I find that if I am in a quilting class or in a quilt along group for UFO's that I have signed up for or just a quilting bee get together ... I intend to get lots done as I feel I am being held responsible for myself as I am watching others get projects done which enables me all the more to get mine done.

    Hope you come out of your slump soon.

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    I do the same thing this time of year, once the kids go back to school and the house is quiet I will be back in the groove again.

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    For me, just pick something up and get started. I soon get lost in the hum of the machine and a block just goes together. It doesn't hurt to have a little slump and get other things done...kind of recharges the batteries.

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    Just start out small,, like a tale mat, mug rugs etc. and before long you will be back at it,

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    I have all the stuff I could ever want for quilting and I've been in a slump too! This week I think I'm coming out of it though. I started cutting 5" squares for a scrappy quilt like my mother used to make. So far I have cut enought for several ful sized quilts. Maybe I'll thread my machine and get started today. Slumps happen but we always have our quilting to go back to when we're ready. I try not to feel guilty, my stuff is just waiting for me.

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    "You must be one with the fabric"
    "Meditate and finish the project in your mind"
    "Imagine the moment of placing the finished quilt into loving hands"

    "may the force be with you!" :)



    (just woke up, please excuse the........ whatever :)

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    Just go sit in your studio, find a simple project & work on it a little. Keep it simple & don't try to do it all at once. This usually works for me. Hand or machine work, you never know what might help.... good luck!....

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    When it happens to me (and does way too often) I like to pull out fabric and organize it. I actually like to iron so I press it and refold it. Always find something I forgot I had. It doesn't always help but I do feel better. Also I will drag out sewing/quilting notions and organize them. I have them in more than one place! Sometimes I find something I thought I needed to purchase on my next expedition!

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    My advice is different. Don't sew. Don't find a small project like a mug rug or potholder. Do other things. Spend some time looking through old photos. Find a good cookie recipe to bake. Get the family involved in a huge jig saw puzzle or a board game. Tell yourself you are not allowed into your sewing space until Wednesday. If the weather gets better and if your health allows, schedule a few walks this week.



    Don't feel guilty about anything.

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    why do you feel it is necessary to always be quilting? I haven't touched my machine all summer, and it is a machine I bought last Sept, one that I could finally learn to embroidery with. And I haven't even tried to do that yet! Instead, I have enjoyed outside activities, a lot of reading on my Kindle, or the QB, and saving up interesting quilt patterns. Come the dreary days of winter, I'll get back to sewing. It is a hobby, not something I feel I have to be doing all the time.

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