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Thread: While you are sewing, what else do you do?

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    I have the entire day to myself, which rarely happens with 4 kids at home. I have a movie and am going to sew. Not sure if I am going to start a new project or finish FMQ my DD's quilt. Thinking I need to finish one before I start another !

    I've never tried to watch a movie AND sew. I usually just enjoy the quiet (if I have it) otherwise I listen to music. I'll let you know later how it goes!

    Can you watch TV or a movie while sewing?

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    I usually have a movie on in the background. I make sure it's one I've seen many times, so that way I can just listen and still know what is going on.

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    no, not me! may be some music, radio or silence!!!

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    Yep sure can. It is more like background noise for me. TV is on all the time.

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    As housework takes a back seat when I am sewing, I'll sometimes set the timer for 15 min (think Flylady) and do something re housework. Makes me feel less guilty for then spending the next hour sewing LOL
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    I can sew all day (if I want to) - no kids to worry about - just a hubby :-) AND 4 dogs - let the dogs out, let the dogs in, let the dogs out, let the dogs in...................
    I listen to MY music on my MP3 player. I will many times have the embroidery machine going while I sew on the other machine. Have to turn the music up loud so I can hear it over the noise of the machines.

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    I love listening to movies while I sew. Sometimes I look up and watch a little too ;-) Movies are perfect for binding. I'll line up 2 or 3 on binding day ;-)

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    Most the time with movies, they are predictable. So I don't need to watch it, I can listen to it and still follow along. I do have on a show or a movie while sewing. If its a show Im really into, then Nope, can't do it. I end up not sewing and just watching it, LOL!

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    I have a TV w/dvd player but most of the time I don't use it. If it's something I haven't seen before, I find myself watching too much and not working enough. Especially if I'm on someone else's time. I like the quiet.

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    No, I cannot watch TV and sew. I am too easily distracted which leads to errors.
    I can listen to music and sew, and I can walk and chew gum at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Yep sure can. It is more like background noise for me. TV is on all the time.
    Same here, though I like to watch TV shows on DVD

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    I usually have the tv on, not so much to watch as to have background noise. Silence is always around here, we live in the middle of no where, no traffic sounds, no neighbors. The TV keeps me from being startled when and if the dog barks or dh talks while I am engrossed in my quilting project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiesh
    I usually have a movie on in the background. I make sure it's one I've seen many times, so that way I can just listen and still know what is going on.
    ditto!

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    TV or stereo is always on for the company. I live alone but in the company of my cat.........Sounds like I need to get a life. :-(

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    music or movies

    Soon I will have satellite installed in my sewing room.

    I have to have some sort of background noise or I can't work....lol

    Goes back to the days when I worked in my business.

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    I usually have the tv on while I am sewing. I have to have some noise.

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    Baseball game on TV if the Mets are playing; news station if not.
    Or, listen to CDs my son has made for me of tracks I've picked.

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    Listen to books on tape. Love to read, too, so this satisfys both loves.

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    No, I can't do it. I don't watch TV, ever, but I am a Netflix user and I try to watch one movie per day. I can't sew while I'm watching but I do have the freedom to sew any time I want to day or night.

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    Listen to some nice relaxing music or listen to books on CD. :P

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    CDs only - occasionally the radio.

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    During the day if I am alone, I tune in "In Session" and listen to the live trials. Love that program! I generally tune to something I don't have to actually watch. At times I listen to music. I can't have something on that takes my attention away from sewing except when I am hand quilting or sewing on a binding.

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    When I sew in the living room I listen to the tv. When I sew in my bedroom I listen to the radio, because I do not have a tv in the bedroom.

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    with 4 grandkids (1, 2, 2 and 6) here during the day 5 days a week...silence works best for me while sewing

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    Tv or ipod music. Depends on day and time.

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