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Thread: How Many Quilts Do You Make?

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    How Many Quilts Do You Make?

    I have been quilting three years. I have made four quilts since November 1. My daughter thinks it's a lot. I don't think it is. What is your average?

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    New quilter here averaging one (top) a month since January...I expect to finish the first two this month, and I have one WIP going.

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    I average about 4 good sized quilts a year with lots of little projects in between that interest me. Quilting is my creative outlet, gives me joy and keeps me sane. Much cheaper than therapy!

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    Too many, according to my hubby! Dozens in the past few years I guess. Lots of baby quilts, lots of quilts for gifts and a few for me. I tend to make easy patterns with busy fabrics so they look more difficult than they are. After I get caught up on the ones I've got going, I'd like to make fewer, but try some more complex patterns, such as NY Beauty or other fancy paper pieced quilts.

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    I made 19 my first year (which was last year), 4 of those were super queen size - the others were lap/throw.
    I've made 2 this year (one is my first paper pieced), have 2 more 80+% done.
    Saying this, I do have my quilts LAQ'ed which gives me the creative time for the tops
    IF I didn't have to do the daily 8-5 grind, I could easily see me doing a quilt in just a few days, maybe a week at tops. I do kind of keep track of how much time I've spent on a top - the most is 62 hours, 2nd to that is 40-41 ish for the paper pieced.
    It's all in perspective!!!

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    I make complicated quilts very slowly.
    If I were in a hurry I'd buy a blanket.

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    It depends on the size and the complexity of your quilts but it sounds like a lot to me too. I work in spurts and I have tons of UFOs. Can't say how many I have made but probably 2 a year or so which does not include small donation quilts.
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    I started in 2009 and have made about 2 dozen quilts, plus many sewing projects as they caught my attention. But, last year I only made 2 of those quilts and a small shawl. I just piece the tops and send the quilts to a local quilt club buddy who has a computerized long-arm. She makes my beginner quilts beautiful! I couldn't do it without her!

    Oops! I forgot to add that the 2 last year were t-shirt quilts for my grandson. They were hard, but he seemed to like them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    I make complicated quilts very slowly.
    If I were in a hurry I'd buy a blanket.
    Love this answer! I do a mix of easy and challenging. Usually I like to follow a challenging one with a couple of easy ones. Then I get bored and want to do something more difficult. I average 2-3 quilts a month, if I don't have anything else going on. And I like to do table toppers, tote bags and wall hangings too.

    I give away at least half the quilts I make, and sell a (very) few on etsy.

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    Depends on what is going on in my life. I suspect this is true of all of us.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


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