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Thread: TIME well spent

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    seems as late i have been cutting,cutting,cutting, but nothing to show for it!
    when you have chosen a pattern for your project, do you spend more time on--fabric choices, cutting, layout, actual sewing, cleaning up, or procrastination...? OR WHAT?

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    Second guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Second guessing.
    Me too!!!

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    lollollol.,...all of the above!!! esp w/large project. i preview fabs after i have drafted pattern. take pics...then preview how they look from that perspective. i use eq6 + drafting pad...at same time. even for how i want to do the backing...eq6 esp for that. then i make sample block...hmmm...no like? try another color approach...oh yeah! like that...or hmmm....both good... but essentially i try to have everything in order before i start cutting out all pieces...from fab selection/combination, block[s] sample, design layout and then start cutting when i have all organized...i have an online quilt chat freind in europe that say that i tend to over-organize [esp my bookmark files lollollol] but i think that it makes the whole process sooooo much more enjoyable...and since i quilt for fun [and sometimes profit] that is the bottom line for me - FUN :)). and of course procrastination at every step...ya just gotta step back and think about it - sames time and money in long run. and i clean as i work...helps keep organized at each step of the process.

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    I get bored very quickly. I don't usually cut out everything for a quilt and then sew all pieces in a certain set then go to the next step. I cut a while, sew a while and finish a block or two and then repeat. I know it would go faster to finish all of step 1 then step 2, etc. I'm not after speed. I just want to see results and enjoy the process.

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    it makes you crazy but when you finally get to the sewing part it goes so fast. =)

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    roguequilter you sound like such a perfectionist! and i'm sure your work shows it! you GO girl!

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    All of the above :roll: :D:D:D

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    me too!

    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I get bored very quickly. I don't usually cut out everything for a quilt and then sew all pieces in a certain set then go to the next step. I cut a while, sew a while and finish a block or two and then repeat. I know it would go faster to finish all of step 1 then step 2, etc. I'm not after speed. I just want to see results and enjoy the process.

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    "me too!

    erstan947 wrote:
    I get bored very quickly. I don't usually cut out everything for a quilt and then sew all pieces in a certain set then go to the next step. I cut a while, sew a while and finish a block or two and then repeat. I know it would go faster to finish all of step 1 then step 2, etc. I'm not after speed. I just want to see results and enjoy the process."

    Me too!!

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