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Thread: Can you really make a quilt in a day?

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    I tried long time ago to do that, following her instructions and didn't come close. Maybe if you don't need to eat, drink, go potty, answer the phone, clean house, etc. you could. I don't know because I always have to do that stuff.
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    My very first complete quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day log cabin, king size that I made 30 years ago. Instead of cutting the strips, they were torn. I would NEVER do that again. I remember all those threads and the mess. I think that a simple quilt top CAN be made in a day without any interruptions. HAH, it would never happen here. Interesting because while I was cleaning out the storage unit this weekend, I came across the instruction book for that quilt.
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    Since I work, I only spend a couple of hours each day to sew and quilt. Athough it is nice to get a quilt done very fast, it gives me something to do in the evening, so I take my time making quilts, unless I want a fast quilt for some special purpose. Besides, if I did make a quilt in one day, then I would have to start another quilt, which means I would need more fabric. Although I love it when I'm able to use up my scraps and stash, I also realize that someday I won't have such a big stash If I make fast quilts (the scraps are always ther and just seem to multiply).
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    I can do a quilt in a day doing the fast and easy bargello. I know I can because I have done it. The top turned out beautiful and it did have easy quilting. Now, did I get the binding on it the same day is the question. And no, it did not get on till the next day. But the top was 100% and 60 x 60 with borders.
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    i love eleanor burns techniques and yes they are fast-but i have yet to make a quilt in a day...or even two days...just cutting can take me hours and hours. i have made her sunbonnet sue quilt, her flower garden quilt, her flower vine quilt and believe me...unless you are using precuts and doing everything including binding by machine you will not get these done in a day unless you are superwoman or you dont really care how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    A jelly roll race quilt top can be made in under two hours using a pre cut jelly roll. It can be sandwiched and turned and tied quilted in about 2 hours so a completed quilt can be made in less then 5 hours. Some of my guild members can make the whole Jelly roll race quilt in less then two hours. Some make the quilt top in under 45 min.

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    This is what we're doing tomorrow at our local Project Linus National Blanket Day. The plan to to make the quilt and quilt it (using tie method) in the 3 hours we meet. The only thing we needed to have done ahead of time is to sew the strips together. Can't wait -- we have a lot of fun at Project Linus and making this jelly roll quilt is going to make it even more fun !!!
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    I thought the phrase meant I would come home with a quilt in one day when I signed for a class. It doesn't mean that BUT her directions and system are the easiest possible and quickest. I have been quilting now for 25 years and Eleanor's directions are the clearest of any. They are a great way to begin and learn to use the rotary cutters and mats and all. Go for it but naturally do NOT expect to make a queen sized quilt in one day. Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    My question is why would you want to? Why race to complete? IMHO quilting is a hobby to be savored and enjoyed. Quite honestly how nice is a quilt that was raced to completion? Seems if you are racing to finish you will be cutting corners and not piecing very precisely or checking your seams to ensure they will hold up. I just don't get it.
    Yes I love to see the progression and yes I love the feeling of accomplishment I have when finishing up a quilt but I think that is because I choose peicing patterns that are complex and visually interesting. I want my quilts to hold up to hard use and I want them appealing enough that they WILL be used.

    I carefully and thoughtfully select my quilting designs and motifs to compliment and enhance the piecing or carry on the theme of the quilt. I just don't understand the enticement of racing to complete a quilt just to get it done.
    I totally agree with feline fanatic....(I'm a feline fanatic too...about my one feline anyway!) I just completed a quilt for my dgd which she requested and helped with fabric choice and some sewing. I got a little frustrated because I thought she was getting anxious to receive it but I was enjoying taking my time finishing it up. I really don't like to be rushed or have a deadline with one because it is my hobby and I do it for MY enjoyment mostly. So IMHO, no one day "do-s" for me. Or racing of any kind for me. Will have my 70th birthday tomorrow so I love going slow at lots of things!! lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur View Post
    Elanor's first book was a log cabin block, and yes, you can make that one in a day, all day, from start to finish. Not all of her quilt patterns can be done that fast, but her methods are usually a lot faster than doing things the traditional way.
    I think Eleanor Burns is doing beginning quilters a real disserve by having called her company "Quilt in a Day". I have a friend who got the log cabin book, and just couldn't figure out what was wrong with her, because it was taking so long. I told her that was just the name of the company - don't expect to make a quilt in a day! Certainly not as a beginner!

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    I agree. I don't really think I need to complete a quilt in a day or even two days. I think that is a lot of hype to sell her books. Guess if I were doing a quick wall hanging, I could do it, but probably not.




    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    My question is why would you want to? Why race to complete? IMHO quilting is a hobby to be savored and enjoyed. Quite honestly how nice is a quilt that was raced to completion? Seems if you are racing to finish you will be cutting corners and not piecing very precisely or checking your seams to ensure they will hold up. I just don't get it.
    Yes I love to see the progression and yes I love the feeling of accomplishment I have when finishing up a quilt but I think that is because I choose peicing patterns that are complex and visually interesting. I want my quilts to hold up to hard use and I want them appealing enough that they WILL be used.

    I carefully and thoughtfully select my quilting designs and motifs to compliment and enhance the piecing or carry on the theme of the quilt. I just don't understand the enticement of racing to complete a quilt just to get it done.
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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