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.