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Thread: THE YUCKY PART

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    I cannot STAND sandwiching-- I have no room!

    I used to use my living room floor (even though that too was a tight squeeze)-- but now that we're under renovation and everything is dusty I'm going to have to head to my quilt shop to see if they'll let me use their floor for 30-60 minutes or so... (although I have NEVER been able to sandwich in such little time I am hoping that, with room, it won't be so bad!)

    Also, quilting big things under a small-necked machine is TOUGH. I keep telling myself I want to try quilt-as-you-go-- I even went to a talk / demo by Lois Smith (who is GREAT, btw-- you should check out her book on this if you want to learn), but I haven't designated a project to be my "tester".
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    The yucky part for me is adding borders. Once the pieced top is done I admire that and like to move on to the next piecing project. I have quite a few quilt tops without borders sitting around.

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    Maybe I'm still just new enough that I haven't found any part truly yuchy - mostly frustrating (good thing I no longer have little ones running around the house cuz they'd learn some words they shouldn't) & my SO keeps asking me what is supposed to be so "relaxing" about this endeavor!! :lol:

    But, for me so far it is the binding. I've got stitching in the ditch down pretty good, my seams are getting much easier (boy did I do alot of research on how to make that happen), I love picking out and mixing colors and I find myself designing quilts in my head....but I sure struggle with the binding. Just when I think I've got it ~ it goes wrong. Thankfully, these are "practice" quilts that go to family or donate to local women's shelter and they all just smile and tell me how wonderful it looks! :-)

    I can't wait for the day when I can buy a true quilting machine and frame - I'm watching those dollars add up and every time I tell myself I'm tired of working two jobs - I look at the pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca Chambley
    I hate, the seam ripper, My dum mistakes, and not having enough time to do all that I want. I hate it when my sewing room is a mess. And I hate being interupted when I'm on a roll. Other then that, everything else is pure joy..........

    LOL! You took the words right out of my mouth!

    I make mistakes when I rush, and I rush because I have so little time to make all the quilts in my head!

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    I just hate the binding part if I have to hand sew it. I don't do hand sewing very often..

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    Yucky for me is definetly the sandwiching part. I just don't have room to do the large quilts (thats as good of an excuse as any) and since I don't like that part, I'm not good at it. I just love all the rest though. Picking out the fabrics and fondling them...pure joy! :lol:

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    That's part of my joy too but I just love it when they are all done. I haven't learned to do any fancing machine quilting so I send most of mine out to a friend with a long arm. I can always pay her extra to add on things. It does get expensive though and takes away from more money for FABRIC>>I don't have a large place in my house to put things together either. She does that for me too.

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    Guess I should have edited that picture down some.

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    I just joined today. My name is Connie and I live in Bennett, Colorado about 30 miles east of Denver. I've only been quilting about a year. I went to a class for a while and may go to another one at Joann Fabrics. Right now I'm working on the 2007 Colorful Colorado Shop Hop Quilt. I'm sewing down the appliques and that is a yucky part for me too. This is my most recent completed quilt. It's the Elenor Burns, Quick Trip Around The World.


    Happy Stitching to All..

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    I too get frustrated with the quilting I've been on my second quilt for a while now and it mostly sits on the table and does duty as a cat bed in between ripping out seems, re-ironing, re-pinning and trying to get it rolled up and into that little 7 1/2 in throat on my machine. That is why I took a job at Wallyworld. To save money and get a long arm machine with a frame. Other than trying to free motion on a machine that doesn't drop the feed dogs, In a tiny throat, I love every part of quilting. And know I'll be loving it more.

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