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Thread: THE YUCKY PART

  1. #61
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    Guess I'm an odd one, but Ripping doesn't seem to bother me. That is, it doesn't bother me until it gets to the 3rd or more time on the same block. After reading everyone else's dislikes and agreeing with each to some degree, I began to wonder what I DO like so much about quilting. I especially dislike h having to stand to cut those long strips for borders and such. Standing kills my legs, but I can't cut straight when I set. I also dislike laying out the sandwich. I have to do this on the floor, and I always get too much help from my cat. Basting, also, is a chore I could do without. That, too, is done on the floor, which makes my back hurt. Quilting is yet another problem. I'd love to have a long arm quilter but have neither the money or the room. Maybe I should just go have a big bonfire with all that fabric, the hundreds of quilt magazines and books. Never happen. I'll fight first.
    Betty

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    The actual quilting, I am not good at it so it INTIMIDATES the hell out of me, my solution, I'll just have someone else do it-yea that works.

  3. #63
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    The yuck part for me is finishing a project. I get bored about mid-way and start something new. I need more motivation to stay focused on a project to the end.

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    Thanks Sandpat,

    Makes mee feel better about it that someone other than my self likes it.

    Happy Quilting,
    Connnie

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    I hate my iron. It beeps if it sits still too long. So I will press something and go back to the sewing machine and 5 minutes later, I have to get up to wiggle it or turn it off!

    I am also not crazy about the hand sewing involved in the binding.

  6. #66

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    Girlfriend get a different iron, and you can sew the binding on by machine, one lay I had quilt for me did it on her long arm, was great.

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    There are only two problems I have. First, is that there is not enough time in the day. I do believe that if it were possible to have a cook and house keeper that I would only leave my sewing room for short breaks to eat, sleep, visit with my grand daughter, the beauty shop, meet with quilting groups and shop for quilt paterns and fabric. Second, there is not enough money in my bank account to buy all of the beautiful fabrics I would like to have in my collection. Quilting is therapy for me and probably cheaper than seeing a shrink!!! My granddaughter quilts with me so we have lots of time together. The only time I really lose my cool is when the sewing machine mal-functions and that is usually my fault.

    To me quilting and vacations have a common thread. When we "go on vacation" we can become so focused on the destination point that we forget to make the journey an interesting part of our vacation. In quilting, we become so interested in the finished quilt that we again forget that all of the preparation can be a happy time too.

    As I watch the news and think about women in the world around me, I become aware that I am very lucky to be able to sit in my sewing room and sew a quilt. There is food in my pantry to cook and eat. I have running water and an in-door bathroom. I have a washer and dryer to clean and dry our many, many clothes. We have electric lights which allow me to sew late into the night if I so desire. I have eye glasses for my aging eyes. AND I am very thankful that I can make quilts just because I want to and not because I need it to keep my family warm.

  8. #68
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    What do I like least about quilting? Well, I have to say it's not having enough time to do all the projects I want to do. Our lives are so busy in this day and age. In the last several weeks our family has been bombarded with family issues and I have not been able to do much of any quilting... we continue to have family issues - may be a long trip out of state soon - and I'm thinking it will be awhile before I can get back to it... :(... When it comes to actually quilting - the hardest part for me is matching the materials... I love the rest... my husband and kids help me match so most of them turn out ok. :)

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    Now that I have the blocks for my granddaughters quilt done, I don't like it so am getting ready to rip and resew. I agree the sandwich part is the worst.

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    I enjoy everything about the quilting process, but I hate when I'm out in public and someone picks threads off me. I never can get them all, they seem to cline to everything. I just reply, guess you can tell I like to quilt!!

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