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Thread: Confessions of a Quilter

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    You all are a hoot!
    Me, I got more machines than I know what to do with. Tucked in cabinets and closets everywhere or so it seems.
    I do sew over pins, my old Singers like it that way.
    I rarely cook anymore or clean house, as I would rather play in my sewing room. Luckily, dh does all that since he is retired and I am still working.

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    Same here,cause I always had company on a "leave the mess day".

    I can sew for 2-3days & just close the door on the mess.Then I have to clean the sewing room before sewing more.
    Weird I know.


    Quote Originally Posted by coastienest View Post
    I can't sew until all my housework is done. Is there something wrong with me?
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    BellaBoo that is a prizewinner! Wonderful. My little great grandaughter wrote in the dust under my TV. Think I'll leave it there.
    Hahaha, I tell people it is okay to write in my dust, just don't date it.

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    I never wash my fabrics before piecing.
    I throw out scraps from my finished projects.
    I REALLY don't need more quilting books!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Love these! it feels good to know i'm not the only one who is quilty as charged.
    My confessions? I sometimes fantasize about selling most of my stash... Having too many quilts planned makes me feel pressured... I am often afraid of regular piecing and try to devise a way to turn almost every pattern into paper piecing... I avoid hand sewing because I have no patience and do it poorly. Even though it doesn't sound like it, I love quilting.

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    I am a fabricholic! As I stated in a previous post today, I have used almost 800 comic book boards and have 1000 coming today for the remainder of my stash and future purchases! Oh, the shame! (not)

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    I am very neat and clean in my home, everything has its place and there is no clutter. However if you walk into my sewing room, you'd think a tornado had hit.

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    Welcome to Quilters True Confessions: A place where no one will judge you as they have done similar or the same things. LOL
    Oh my!! I see so many I have done ..
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
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    I do every think "MY WAY".
    Sew over pins, make tucks if necessary, etc.

    It is my quilt, So I can if I want tooooooooo.
    J J (jbj137)

    I am a G.R.I.T.
    G = girl R =raised I = in T = the S = South

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    I think so. We need to get help for you quickly. ha ha ha

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    I have a beautiful cross stitch embroidered wall hanging in my sewing room that says: "DO THINE OWN THING !"

    I do not use patterns for clothes or quilts because I don't want someone else's idea. Do admit though I like some and then adapt them my own way. Oh sure, patterns are a million times easier to use, but where is the challenge in that?

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    My stash is "stored" on the guest room bed...

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    I lost my 32lb calico cat Mindy Sue in the sewing cave -I either need to get a non-quilt looking kitty or straighten things up a bit I still have Mindy Sue and I'm still working on a battle plan -for now I'll just close the door if company shows up

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    I started my spring cleaning by naming the dust bunnies and then went and sewed. My cleaning was complete with the naming ceremony.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    If one side of my 1/4" is a little off, I leave it and make a short seam. Once quilted who is going to look

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    I started my spring cleaning by naming the dust bunnies and then went and sewed. My cleaning was complete with the naming ceremony.
    Chris....I could not stop laughing....I am going to name mine now and let the kids keep them for pets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Chris....I could not stop laughing....I am going to name mine now and let the kids keep them for pets!
    Thanks and glad to help. Best of all, no one objected to the given names unlike other names for pets.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I tell my DH that if he doesn't put holes in my dust, no one will notice that it is there. And if it ever gets to bothering him he should just feel free to take care of it

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    For years I denied that I had a stash. Last year I moved my scraps out of garbage bags and into plastic totes. This is my idea of organization!
    every cloud has a silver lining but sometimes it is hard to get to the mint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    I just looked at the dust in my house and went upstairs to sew anyway ...
    PS You guys are a hoot!
    Kathy,
    I just busted out laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been staring at the dust in my house for quite some time and here I sit reading the board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You don't have to!!! I learned that from Leah day taking her on lie Fmq class. Drop the stitch length to zero!!!
    Christine Tindell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    3/4 of my quilting books have been packed away in the attic since I moved into my cottage 4 years ago. Sometimes I miss them, but not often.

    Jan in VA
    My computer is my "quilting book".

    DH's motto: A place for everything, and everything in it's place.

    My motto: Everything is someplace.
    Last edited by DJ; 04-06-2013 at 06:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    Hey! We've been talking a lot about using Elmer's glue on quilts, wonder how that would work doing this?!
    Elmer's works great for a lot of sewing projects. Want to hem a dress and aren't sure it's exactly where you want it. Glue it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    I shower with my dog. I have no bad quilting habits, HAHA!
    luv it! haaaaaa


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    I started my spring cleaning by naming the dust bunnies and then went and sewed. My cleaning was complete with the naming ceremony.
    Nice! I don't go after the dust bunnies until they grow into dust rhinos!

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