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Thread: Ever had a cutting/sewing "marathon"?

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    Ever had a cutting/sewing "marathon"?

    I'm thinking that I have so many projects I want to do! So I am thinking about having a quilting "marathon" of sorts. My plan is to spend a couple days just cutting several projects out, and then sew and sew and sew as much as I can b-4 I have to press. Then press everything, and get back to sewing, and finally when they're all done I get to quiltand bind them all and admire my work! heehee. I figured if I did it this way for a week or 2 in all my sewing time I might be more productive than I usually am with only starting one project at a time, and having to finish, or nearly finish something b-4 letting myself start on something else. I try to make myself finish one project b-4 starting another one (in all honesty once a quilt top is on the LA cutting and piecing the next one is free game!) in an attempt to avoid having several UFOs, but there are so many things I want to make I feel like I'll never get to work on them. But this way I'd get to work on them all! Well, not all, but like 5-10.

    Anyway, it's just an idea I had. I'm wondering if anyone here has ever done anything like this? If so, do you have any advice??

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    In my old age, I would probably get the wrong blocks in the wrong place. Might be a little too confusing for me, but good luck with your plan! I have way too many projects started..need to get them finished.

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    a friend with OCD

    she cuts a bunch of quilts at once, pieces them all, quilts them and then binds/labels them

    works for her, but my mind wanders too much
    Chris-the-quilter

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    LOL! I've done 2 at a time before without trouble, hopefully adding a few more won't cause problems.

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    my poor body would be so sore from doing the same task over and over for too long of a period of time. i'm more productive if i 'mix it up'
    Nancy in western NY

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    Holy cow! I have enough trouble keeping the pieces straight for one quilt at a time, much less several projects at a time! I would never trust myself to do that!

    I don't even cut everything out for the entire quilt at a time as I find that I change my mind, or my measurements are a bit different than what they were supposed to be. I cut the pieces as I go, as I need them.

    Good luck!

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    Yes, several times. Including in Oct/Nov when I whipped up 19 baby quilts in 2 weeks to donate to our Guild which then gives them to the NICU at our local hospital.

    I cut out half of them, sewed them together, pressed them together, then cut the other half (cause I did not know how many I was going to do) sewed them up, pressed them then Figured out the backs, pieced the batting and sandwiched them all the same day, then quilted them all as a group and then bound them all.

    Just be careful not to mix up your pieces.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    I have cut and sewn two quilts the same at the timenot very challenging they were identical just went to differ people.

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    Most of the time I am working on several quilts at the same time. Especially baby quilts. I usually cut out about 4-6 and then chain sew etc.

    Right now I have 2 lap size going. Just got the first top finished and am working on the borders on the second one. Cut them both out at the same time and chain sewed them together. I hope to get the backs done tonight or tomorrow and then sandwich them and a huge queen size quilt tomorrow evening over at my church.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    my poor body would be so sore from doing the same task over and over for too long of a period of time. i'm more productive if i 'mix it up'
    Same here Nancy. I need to limit how much time I spend on each task. By switching between cutting, sewing, pressing, etc. I don't feel sore in any part of my body.
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