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Thread: Re: Need inspiration and time

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    Re: Need inspiration and time

    What do you do when you need to be inspired to quilt. I love it and my intentons are good but then I can never get my thought process put to work and getting started is a big issue. So--do you talk to friends, look at books, U-Tube?
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    I make a potholder or placemat or even coasters. It gets finished the same day and gets you into the groove.
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    I'm always in the mood to sew. It's my way of de-stressing from working all day. But, if I need inspiration, all I need to do is pick up a quilting magazine, and the wheels are spinning...
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    I just jump in a do something, anything quilt related to get myself going. Once I go I can't stop.

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    I try to get the ones that are already started. Once one of those is finished, I just keep on moving.
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    New quilt book or pattern works for me.

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    I get busy with charity quilts as both groups I belong to have them ready to be sewn into a top.

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    Do you have a sewing area that you can leave set up all the time ? If so, try just popping in to sew for 15 minutes. You will be amazed at how much you can get done.

    I know that I have a terrible habit of 'over-thinking' everything - so that every task/errand/obligation mentally becomes a big todo ( oh I would really like to make that - but i need to pick 8 fabrics - and the table really needs to be cleaned off - and i think I'm out of thread - and I don't have time to cut 182 squares right now - and i have no idea what kind of border etc etc. ). So instead just take 15 minutes and start by picking 3 fabrics. Tomorrow pick 2 more. And before you know it you will be in there longer than 15 minutes at a time and stuff will be happening.

    Just a thought.

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