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Thread: Confessions of a Quilter

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    Way back when I had a singer I would sew over pins all the time.
    Not to long ago I left one table lamp undusted and then wrote Marth Stewart Doesn't Live Here. My teen grandchildren thought it was so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumzer View Post
    Way back when I had a singer I would sew over pins all the time.
    Not to long ago I left one table lamp undusted and then wrote Marth Stewart Doesn't Live Here. My teen grandchildren thought it was so cool.
    Nice! She would make a point to avoid my house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    My computer is my "quilting book".

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

    My motto: Everything is someplace.
    I wonder if he and my husby are related. He is doing very well right now with the house topsy turvey while I finish the sewing room resurrection! I'd better get off of this board before he has a bout of apoplexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luv Quilts and Cats View Post
    I use sticky notes on the pages of my quilting mags for patterns I want to make. I used to write something on the note to let myself know what the pattern was. Now I just put sticky notes with no writing on them. I guess I want to be surprised when I look through the magazine again.
    This made me laugh because it's exactly what I do, and I have enough of them sticky-noted that I must be planning to live to age 150 at least. I spend a lot more time on this board than I ever do quilting!
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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    I got rid of my china and crystal and now use my buffet to hold quilting tools. My fingers have pressed more than my iron has.
    For those of you who can't sew until the cleaning is done, I am sure that is a medical condition. SEEK TREATMENT!!
    Big hugs to all the REAL people who make up this board! Love celebrating our diversity this way.
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    I wish I couldn't sew until my house was clean, but alas, I don't have that much conviction. I do admire the one's who are disciplined enough to clean first, sew later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunbytes View Post
    Nice! I don't go after the dust bunnies until they grow into dust rhinos!
    Typically, my bunnies become dust elephants and then I sweep them outside for the birds for their nests. My elephants typically consist of dog fur, dog fur, and more dog fur with some cat hair just for good measure.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    My house is a tri level and I have my sewing stuff on all three levels. It's taken over the house.

    I sew over pins, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    My computer is my "quilting book".

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

    My motto: Everything is someplace.
    DJ, I like your motto!!! lol I would only wish that I could remember where that someplace was when I needed it!!!

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    I'm moving Thursday, and I've been packing my sewing room for 4 days! So far, 23 Banker's Boxes, and I'm not done. And I declared a moratorium on fabric buying! And this is my winter home. I found a couple UFOs I'd completely forgotten about. Now I have to decide if I REALLY want to finish them. Sigh. All this stuff will remain in boxes until we return in November and put in a floor to ceiling shelf system in the 'new' house. THAT will be fun! It's a big room - big enough that I'll have about 2/3s of it and DH's office will be the other 1/3. I like the idea of sharing a room part of the time - though he doesn't spend a lot of time at his desk. Otherwise, we only see each other in the evening.

    My confession - I clearlyhaven't thrown scraps away for YEARS until the last 4 days. Nor have I used them. Amazing how easy it is to throw things away when you have to PACK them. I'm probably never going to make a string quilt, so I can throw all those leftover strips away. Am I ever going to make another watercolor quilt? Don't think so. I can throw all those 2" squares away. NOT! I think I'll save it all. I might use them...

    I don't sew over pins, but sometimes my 1/4" seams are btw 1/4" and 1/8" - and I try to sew the little ones with a 1.0 stitch and pray they hold together. I prewash and use Color Catchers. Why? My 2nd quilt was red, white and blue, and I didn't prewash. A learning experience...

    When I make quilts larger than lap size, I REALLY get tired of them before I finish! I'm finishing a bed size Log Cabin, and I'm really tired of it - the same seams over and over and over. Thank goodneww I'm paper piecing. or they would get sloppier and sloppier!

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    WHAT IS A PIN????lol

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    I organize the entire room and less than two days later, fabric is on top of boxes instead of IN it. I use packing tape to get the cat hair off of projects that are in progress. I do not read directions. AND I quilt when I feel like it, and the housework can wait.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Housework is a cour letter word. Bought less fabs, have a leaning lady.
    Sew over pins all the time...when i use them. Finally leaned the sewing room, now i cant find stuff.

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    Oh, annd i sleep with my cat, or she sleeps with us.

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    I bought more fabric today. I have no idea what I'll do with it. But it was cute. And it doesn't match one single thing in our house, nor the house of anyone I know. But it was cute.

    Dog sleeps in my bed most nights. She doesn't go in the sewing room but she does closely examine any handwork I bring upstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    I shower with my dog. I have no bad quilting habits, HAHA!
    HAHA Me too But I wasn't going to be the first to say it

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolazy View Post
    I bought more fabric today. I have no idea what I'll do with it. But it was cute. And it doesn't match one single thing in our house, nor the house of anyone I know. But it was cute.

    Dog sleeps in my bed most nights. She doesn't go in the sewing room but she does closely examine any handwork I bring upstairs.

    I actually do this too. Just the other day I was visiting my son in Ct. and went to a LQS there. Looking through the store this yellow, black and gray fabric was screaming to me. I bought 3 yds and some coordinates with no idea of what to do with it. My house is mostly greens and purples. DD came home and said her newest color combo she is in love with is yellow black and gray. BINGO!!! You gotta love it........stash buying
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