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Thread: Multiple Projects

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    Multiple Projects

    How do you manage your sewing when you have multiple projects you are doing or want to do? I'm making "tag" blankets for my grandkids but also have quilting projects I want to work on! I'm retired so I'm home most of the time.

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    I have a little timer that I use to time myself as to how long I'll be on the computer, quilting, reading, cross stitching, etc. Usually, I'll spend at least an hour on a project and then move on to something else. However, if there is a show that DH wants me to watch with him, I'll cross stitch in the living room.

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    i have trouble working on the same project for long periods of time [probably ADD]. when i'm tired of doing one, or come to a point that i have to think about the next step, i just work on something else. isn't retirement great !?!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Currently I have 3 tops to FMQ, 1 set of blocks ready to assemble into a top, 1 baby blanket 1/2 crocheted, 1 red work top I'm working on, 1 set of embroidery blocks to put into a top, 1 quilt top to put on the frame to handquilt,1 ongoing Spiderweb scrap top........and a Partridge in a pear tree! and what did I work on this week? A easy square casserole carrier from QB.

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    I don't have as many projects going on as Tartan but do have a few. Sometimes I just feel like sitting in front of the TV and working on my Grandmothers Flower Garden. So far this year I have made a table topper from a Snibbles pattern, finished an Irish Chain and have it ready to bind and finished another top and have it to the quilter to be quilted. So glad to be getting tops finished. I have so many to finish that it stresses be to think of them. Just want to get them done so I can move on to new projects that are on my bucket list.
    Lorraine

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    I'm retired and I switch around on my projects all the time.

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    Ideally for me I try to have different projects in different stages, i.e., 1 being cut; 1 being assembled; 1 being quilted, etc. This way, depending on my mood or time or location, I can work on different things. I cut/sew in my sewing room. I (hand) quilt in the LR watching TV in the evenings. Or I can take a quilting project with me if I'm doing hand sewing (not too often).

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    I have several quilt tops all in different stages that Im working on. Im retired also. I spend my daytime hours in my sewing room and after dinner usually sit in the livingroom and do hand work. Three years ago I started a Dresdan Plate Quilt. My New Years Eve resolution was to finish some things. I finished that today, and started another UFO. But its all good and so much fun!!

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    Oh After years of trying I just can't do more than one at a time. I am messy enough with one project.... Two would be a real disaster area. I learned from trying to do mutilples that I am more than likely to never finish one or more of the projects. Recently I revisted the concept ... and yep there has been a OBW on my design board for 9 months now...

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    I just had to put all my unfinished projects but one away in a closet so that I could concentrate on just this one. It's much easier than if I could see the others pulling me toward them every time I looked around the room. I hope I have the strength to take out just one "new" UFO when this project is finished.
    Betsy in MA

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