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Thread: I'm so new at quilting that I feel like I'm running out of time.

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    Senior Member susanwilley's Avatar
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    I really wish I had started quilting years and years ago. I feel like I have wasted so much time.
    I started quilting 2 years ago and have only made 1 king and 2 baby quilts. Now I have so many loved ones I want to make quilts for. I'm 57 and it takes me so long to finish a quilt that I feel at my age I am running out of time and I will never be able to make a quilt for all of them. I am finishing up my son's quilt and still have another daughter I need to start one for, not to mention the 6 grandkids that want one . And my DH, can't forget DH. I have another baby quilt to do and my sister-in-law wants me to make one for her. I love that someone would want something that I have made, I just hope that I can get them all done before I get really old and unable to sew.
    Is that silly or what?? LOL

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    How funny! Just take a deep breath...and start sewing!

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    pick easy patterns that go fast

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    I can understand your feelings. I just started quilting about a year ago. I am 68. I'm not going to stress over everyone who wants a quilt. I will get to it when I get to it. Right now I am making cell phone pouches for each family member who has a phone and wants one. I can do one of those in one day and they turn out great, if I do say so myself. When I get the third one done I will post pictures.

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    Nope...I'm 55 and discovered quilting in 07 when I bought my first embroidery/sewing combo machine...Bought it mainly for the embroidery which then morfed into quilting and I too wish I was younger because I have so many things in my brain that I want to create I don't know if I'll be able accomplish all of it
    So your not alone...
    My problem is I'm obsessive and I whip out one or two quilts a wk and how many can you keep so I surprise family and friends and mail them off.
    I've layed off that and now involved with some of the Block of the Months on this site and swaps which takes me in a diff direction for a change...Totally enjoying it...Discover Mug Rug's and Doll Quilts. So now I'm working in minature and loving that...Doesn't take up allot of room!!!!

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    It's not a race; it's a process. Just enjoy it.

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    Super Member clem55's Avatar
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    I sure do know that feeling, I am 72! I don"t sew or cut out out as fast as I did back when I made my first quilts, could easily do at least one a week,, and baby size I could do in a day. Now it seems to take a week just to cut out. But, I'll keep at it and maybe I'll be around for awhile yet. Hope so anyway!!

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    Senior Member quilter1943's Avatar
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    If you haven't done a disappearing 9 patch d9p on here experiment a bit with it. I've been trying different colors, different turns after I cut them, things like that. It's fast and you can make a beautiful quilt with it. Search d9p if you're not familiar with it.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    Just work at your own pace. None of us know how long our time will be here on earth. An Accu-Cut Go might help you cut pieces quicker. I prefer machine quilting (generally stitch in the ditch!) and even machine stitch the binding which speeds up the process for me. And there are many easy (equals quick) patterns that go together quickly but look really nice.

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    I have way more that I want to do than I will be able to do in my lifetime, but that has been the story of my life. I just enjoy one project at a time. If one isn't going particularly well, I put it aside and pick up another. In the end, I will have plenty of fabric, UFO's and PIGS for the next quilter and I will have enjoyed making many quilts.

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