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Thread: How much time each day do you spend quilting (all at once)

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    I like to work on several different projects...usually have 4 or 5 " active" ones going at a time. (There are several also in time out...or ripening). I hand quilt in the evening while DH watches the tube,piece and quilt several hours a day. Every now and then,I just sit down and finish something so I can make room for more. I'm retired now and have been advised to " do what makes me happy".
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    I am with the majority here. I tend to have several projects going at the same time in various levels of completion. I go into my sewing room every day. I work on a project for a while, ride the exercise bike for a while, and go back to sewing or quilting. I usually sew or take a nap in the afternoon. Some days we walk at the mall and eat lunch out. Essentially I just do what I want everyday. I love retirement!

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    I, too have several projects going at the same time. I spend at least a few hours every day in my sewing room - sometimes I just sit there and admire my fabric and contemplate a new project. Right now I am quilting up a storm - I have 3 projects in progress and my long arm is tied up with quilts. I started counting all the quilt tops I have that I need to finish - oh my - I think I gave up around 20 - so I have many things to keep me busy - but I always want to start something new.

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    don't listen to your friend. she sounds like a boring person. I do have diagnosed ADHD. it's no joke to have this. I've got stuff in stages all over. they eventually get done,
    sometimes i'm in the mood to cut, or stitch or quilt or design. I do what pleases me. if I had to follow someone else's rules, i'd be in the military. quilting is for fun, not for rules.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Same here with multiple projects in different stages. Might not all be sewing/quilting related either! Whether it stems from boredom or lack of attention, we'll never know. I have been trying to clean the upstairs of my house all bloody day! Started at 9:30 this AM. It's now almost 3:30PM. I have had so many interruptions - most not of my own making (except to eat lunch and this one!) that I don't even know that I'll get it done today. And there are only 4 rooms plus a small laundry. Geez.

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    pyffer3, do whatever fits you best! No one is inside your head and your heart but you. You know yourself best. That said...I don't have a time limit. Sometimes I grab a few minutes and sometimes it goes for a couple of hours. I can't sit or stand for any long length of time so I try to mix it up. Sit and sew a while, then walk to the other end of the house to do some pressing. Or cut for a while and then do some sort of boring thing such as folding clothes, etc. As of right now, I'm hung on a quilt that is almost ready for the sandwiching but I've kinda lost my spark about it, so I set it aside to cut blocks for something else. (Perhaps that's why finishing a project takes so long. But I'm in no hurry -- I don't have a clock to punch anymore.) Good luck in your projects -- all of them -- and just swallow your friend's mom's remarks with a grain of salt!
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I'm like you. I usually work on several things during a day. On the few times that I worked on one thing until I finished it, I was easily bored.

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    Yea, yea, yea, she sounds like my sister that gets many one project a year done. I do it on my time, my way and get tons done. I get bored easy so work on at least 10 - 12 things at a time. Some days cutting, some sewing, and some quilting. It's supposed to be fun so enjoy what you like, when you like. I spend anywhere from 15 mins. to several hours each day.

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    I have MANY different projects on the go...I do this so I can avoid repetitive type stuff...so I don't injure my shoulder even more...or my back at the Longarm machine...handwork needs to be done in segments in my case as I can't wear a thimble so when I get a hole in my middle finger it's time to stop and go on to another task...if I don't want to make noise I don't use the machine for example...if I want to do some appliqué I have a little something ready....it's variety and more productive for me....

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    It totally depends. If I need to get something done, I can sew for hours on the same project. Do I only work on one project at a time.... never. The last few days I quilted 4 lap size quilts, machine sewed binding on 3 of them. Worked on hand sewing part of binding on two others and started a twin size quilt that will be making its way to Romania. When I set up the machine for quilting I will sometimes work on several. Same with set up for binding with the walking foot. There are days I spend 5 -6 hours on one project and others where I spend 30 min each on several or no time at all on any.


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