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    When you are sewing

    What music do you listen too when you are working on your projects of love?

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    I always try to put something on while I'm sewing. It makes it all so much more enjoyable! I have a playlist downloaded that is made up of the following artists:
    Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Red Molly
    Old Crow Medicine Show
    Wood Brothers
    Gillian Welch
    Emmy Lou Harris
    Wailin' Jennys
    Doc Watson
    Bill Monroe
    (That's all that I can think of right now, but there's more.)

    I also love putting on Pandora and listening to other genres s/a classical, Nora Jones, Christmas music, Grateful Dead, Jazz...the list goes on.

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    I stream Pandora in my sewing room. I have a station I've named "All Purpose Good Stuff" and I've tweaked it for so long it's an extremely eclectic mix of music from a pretty broad swath of genres. I look up songs I particularly like and it always seems that I only like the ONE song by that artist, so apparently I have a broad yet finicky taste in music. It's rare I buy a whole CD nowadays, I buy songs individually much more often.

    My DH is a much bigger audiophile, I asked him what he would call "my type" of music. He says I mostly like "Instrumental Hip Hop", whatever that means. LOL

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    I don't usually listen to anything but the hum of my machine. It is music to my ears.

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    I listen to soft rock.
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    I listen to instrumentals -its soothing to my ears and I can still think while im working.

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    contemporary christian and southern gospel

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    It depends on my mood. But I have to have some sort of "background" noise going while I am in there.

    So it is either watching one of my programs or a dvd on the tv. Or I just plug my iPod into my Bose and listen to music.

    It must be how my brain is wired.......Even while reading I need "background" noise to concentrate.
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    classic rock and roll!

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    Classic rock and roll, Adele, I love her! Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Dixie Chicks, Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel and sometimes,,,,nothing at all but the machine.

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    DirectV New Age or symphony music channels.
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    I generally have the TV on mostly for 'background noise' as well. If it's a program I want to 'see', I do my cutting/pressing while the show is active and do my actual sewing during commercials. I just never think to put on music.

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    During the holidays, I listened to the old-fashioned Christmas music. Sometimes I'll listen to a pop music station. Usually, though, I prefer quiet.
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    I usually listen to audio books. On the occasion I listen to music it is Elvis!

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    I listened to Christmas music during the holidays too! I've also been listening to some of the craftsy classes I purchased. Fun to have someone talk about quilting while I'm quilting away! Sometimes I forget to put on music, I should really try and remember to do so because then I won't get into 'worrying' about some crazy thing!
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    soft rock or talk radio. I need background noise. keeps me going.
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    I have a couple of classical stations that I listen too, or a big band/singers music from the 40's.

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    No music, just like the quiet "think" time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    It depends on my mood. But I have to have some sort of "background" noise going while I am in there.

    So it is either watching one of my programs or a dvd on the tv. Or I just plug my iPod into my Bose and listen to music.

    It must be how my brain is wired.......Even while reading I need "background" noise to concentrate.
    Me too I hate silence my mind gets into to much trouble.......I rarely have music on while sewing it's usually t.v with shows I have seen, I don't have to watch I can just listen it's like old friends telling stories in the background. I recently discovered a show I can't have on while sewing, Hoarders or Hoarding burried alive, I get sucked into watching that train wreck then I stop sewing and start straightening or cleaning something out. While its good for my house it seriously cuts into my sewing time Hahah.
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    I plug my iPad into my Bose and listed to Pandora music. I have a whole list of stations, and I "Shuffle". I love my iPad and my Bose when I am sewing.

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    Our local radio station which is mostly soft rock or a favorite CD which are mixes of mostly classic rock & roll. My day usually begins & remains most of the day, listening to music. When DH is home, he is usually parked in front of tv (mostly sports or cop shows, he is a retired police officer) but I love my music. I have mini stereos in my dining room, my rec room & both of my sewing rooms. Can you tell I love my music ???
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    I like to listen to the same movies, or pre-recorded tv shows. I know a lot of the scripts by now. I find it hard to listen to audio books b/c the sewing machine humming along drums out the book. I don't like using an earpiece for listening. If I listen to background music it's the Eagles, Merle Haggard, Beatles, Journey, Bob Seeger and a lot of the other more vintage performers. And, there are times I listen to nothing but the sewing machine.
    Hello from Shenandoah Valley, VA. Quilting a few years. Love the process of creating the quilt top, but don't like making the sandwich of top, batting and backing as much. We have two Labrador Retrievers, a yellow and a chocolate. Blessings to all!

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    I listen to I Heart Radio on my computer as I sew. I can change the "stations" to any that play music I enjoy.

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    I keep my radio on set to classic rocks so it is always going, along with "Betty Lou" my cockatiel talking, singing, and doing her alarm sounds... and now I have noticed she is trying to imitate the sounds of my Juki or Singer.

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