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Thread: Help! I am soooooooo slow

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    I am envious of all of you who whip out projects so quickly.
    Am I the only one that takes days, months, and years to finish what I start. The piecing is not a problem or the putting together the tops...but then I get bogged down. Any quick fixes?
    Thanks for listening.
    Susan

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    Super Member grammyp's Avatar
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    Welcome to the club. I have a nice selection of tops waiting to be quilted, so obviously I have no advice.

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    Dear Susan,
    I love to piece patterns, play with colors and shapes and it is easy for me. When it comes to the quilting part I have only done stitch in the ditch, which works well for me. Would love to learn free motion quilting someday. Have you tried stitch in the ditch? Kitsy Keel Smith

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    Junior Member oldhag's Avatar
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    I am slow. I cut slow, I piece slow, I Fmq slow...no peddle to the metal for me. I set no deadlines so I don't have to rush. Any other way would take the fun out of it for me.

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    I think we are twins. Sounds just likwe me...

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    Super Member leiladylei54's Avatar
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    I have 7 quilt tops that were sewn a couple of months ago. So much time doing other projects that they sit waiting to be lined, backed, tacked, and binded. What can I say....... you have to be in the "mood" to do any crafting including quilting or mistakes are almost a guarantee. Enjoy your quilting when you're in the mood and it will go well.

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    Nothing wrong with enjoying the fun part, but better when finished and you get to do the Happy Dance !!

    Good thing I don't care to Dance :)

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    Senior Member smiles's Avatar
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    No advice here as I have 3 or 4 tops done that need to be finished. This site is bad for me as I keep reading about different quilting methods e.g. tube quilting that I will be trying out next

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    I've resolved myself to the fact that I will have a bunch of quilt tops only. Unless I totally love it or it's a gift, I would rather make tops which is what I love to do. With fabric getting so expensive, I much rather spend it on fun fabrics and not the backing.

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    I'm slow, but I work full time also so hard to squeeze alot of quilting in on work days. I usually have 1 1/2 days a week to play. I wish I had more time. I think I spend way too much time trying to figure out what to do next. I just hate the thought of cutting fabric up and then deciding I don't like it.

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