I had five kids, babysat grandkids, worked full time and still found time to sew/quilt. If you are serious about getting it done, you absolutely MUST have a machine that is out and ready to go, no fishing it out of a closet and finding stuff to work with. I did my cutting on the top of a chest type freezer (with a mat on it). Sewed in the dining room, Kept a project out at all times and then I could sew a little while the potatoes boiled, or I waited for the oven to finish a meal. If the phone rang and it was a long conversation, I sewed while I talked. Sewed while I waited for the dryer to get done. Sewed while I waited for the kids to gather up their stuff for school or other activities or get ready for church. Just a few minutes here and there will get your projects done. Now I am retired and I can sew whenever I want. It's heaven!!