Well, I had to decide which part gave me satisfaction, and which one made me feel like a long hard trip to the dentist. I chose to focus on the piecing and color arrangement & send my tops to a longarm quilter. It worked very well at the beginning, but as prices went up, and expendable income went down, I've made several quilt tops that are just sitting there. And, no, I am not saying that la quilters charge too much - some of them are magicians. I just don't have it right now.