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    When I think about all the statistics out there, I realize how very blessed I am. I have inherited many things from mom and aunts along the way. I am 49, and have quilted as long as I can remember, but became serious in 1983 when my daughter was born.
    I do have a sewing room, but you can barely get through it for all the "creativity" going on.
    As to the value of my stash, I couldnt begin to attach a dollar amount on it. The enjoyment I get from this craft is immeasurable.
    Enjoy your time doing what you love!

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    It sure fits me :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:
    Now is that over a life time or do you mean right now?
    Because it makes a difference.
    Over 30 years I have purchased several machines and made lots of quilts but have given away 90%.

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    Join the club.I have been quilting for 10 years and stitch-in-the -ditch is hard to keep in the ditch, but lately I found going a slower speed and if you look at the walking foot --see where the foot has a little lip kind of thing sticking out near the needle, run it along the ditch and move your needle so it is level with that lip, sew along the ditch SLOWLY and you should be OK, if your attention is blurred with concentration -STOP.Refresh your position, go for a drink or some thing else, then start again. Remember to leave your needle down so it won't walk on you when yo start again. I had only one mistake in a long run -my fault. this works when you are sewing white on white, with dark colors etc. Give it a go and see if it works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    well, i am definitly there, except for the age, and i'm working on that too.

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    Opps sorry, am the age and yes to all. Thank you for pointing out how "rich" I am. :lol:

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    Not yet. Working on it.

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    I am over 62, have a sewing room (which includes computer table and file cabinet - soon to be removed). Don't quite think I have that much in machines and notions, but lots of fabric and craft stuff :thumbup:

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    I'm in the age group, but I just started quilting.I have been sewing for 50 yrs.I moved from my big house and took all my fabric I had accumulated over the yrs. and GAVE it to the Goodwill!!!! Now, I am quilting and wish'en I had all that fabic back. DUMB! Starting over.

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    Gosh, I am that person...my quilt projects are taking over my house. LOL.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    Sorry I am only 39 years old
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    I have a sewing TABLE in my Kitchen/Family Room
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    Including my two sewing machines and supplies Maybe $2000.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.
    In Fabric I have maybe $800 worth. A lot of it was given to me or is left over from my children's clothes.
    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:
    I'm 66, do have a computer/quilt/crafting room but definitely fall short in the $ amount of supplies and inventory. My stash got pretty low after the move 5 years ago and then it was hard hit with quilting but I'm gradually building it back up. With the cost of fabrics these days, the inventory of supplies is definitely higher money wise than it's ever been but no where near that high as I try to buy fabrics that I'll be using within a couple of years so I don't stock pile a lot. I really don't have enough space either.

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    I am afraid I don't measure up to these criteria. Does that make me 'not a quilter'? How sad that would be, as I think about quilting, and do piecing/quilting nearly every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:
    I'm 9 years younger than the average age.

    I have a studio. We just call it my room though.

    With my last machine purchase I probably have that much in supplies.

    I have way more than that in fabric though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    well, i am definitly there, except for the age, and i'm working on that too.
    same here

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    I am like you GrammyPatty7. My room houses my computer, sewing machines 2+ over locker plus another one coming cost about 6,000 and so much fabric that I don't know the value plus colored boxes to put my fat quarters color coded so I can find the right thing when needed. Storage boxes and10 plastic drawers, all full of fabric plus at the moment my table is full of fabric while I am making a quilt. I only clean up when I have finished the quilt. Don't know the total cost but I've been quilting for 10 years, but been sewing since 4yrs old. In those days you were taught to sew in pre-school. Now kids do not learn until they are in high school. I am now 58 .

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    Annya, now they are lucky if they do learn to sew ever or so it seems. I moved here with 1 sewing machine 5 years ago and now have 3. Of course I had to add a little one to take for classes and last fall had the opportunity to buy a new Pfaff Quilt 4.0 and love it. I kept my 6 year old Pfaff as a back up although he sure wanted it on trade in. Knowing I'd get spit for trade in I told him it would be worth it to me to keep it for when mine has to go into the shop. Each has a place in my life though. When we did our quilted sweat shirt class project I took my Pfaff in as I refuse to buy a walking foot for my little Baby Lock Maria. It's a good little work horse and great for piecing but if I'm quilting, I want m Pfaff with the built in walking foot and that's all there is to it. I didn't start sewing as young as you but sure was fascinated sitting and watching my Mother sew on her Singer Treadle Sewing Machine. She was a good seamstress and I have no clue where, when or how she learned as it was never mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    I am like you GrammyPatty7. My room houses my computer, sewing machines 2+ over locker plus another one coming cost about 6,000 and so much fabric that I don't know the value plus colored boxes to put my fat quarters color coded so I can find the right thing when needed. Storage boxes and10 plastic drawers, all full of fabric plus at the moment my table is full of fabric while I am making a quilt. I only clean up when I have finished the quilt. Don't know the total cost but I've been quilting for 10 years, but been sewing since 4yrs old. In those days you were taught to sew in pre-school. Now kids do not learn until they are in high school. I am now 58 .

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    Angelarose - you probably can find a stitch in the ditch foot for your Janome. I have one for my Brothers but have not looked for one for my Janome. Brothers and Janome are both made by the same company, so one should be available for the Janome. I also love my little 12 pound Janome.

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    nope...have the room. That's it.

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    I only learned the treadle machine when I got married, my mother in law only had that and she made and patched clothes on it. It went when she died 25 years ago. Good when the power went out. My little Janome is good and light for classes but Boy! the 6600p is a heavy machine. I agree you really need 2 so if some thing goes wrong and you are working on a project you can use the other one. The new one(for me) is a Brother, with ALL the cards, etc, that Vera bought during the time she had it. I don't mind $1500 for a second hand machine that the $10-12 thousand for a new one.I won't be taking that one far from home, it is heavy too, I am a pensioner and have to save for everything I want or need.

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    those feet are not good. When you come to cross roads the foot gets stuck in the fabric, I know I have one. It is OK for long strips with no intersections.If you work with your regular foot and work out where to have the needle then you will be alright. I want to save you money on some thing you don't need.

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    Oh, how scarey, you just described my favourite auntie. And it's her birthday today.

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    LOL I just found this one.
    No I am only 48
    Maybe I have been trying to stock up on the notions and fabrics. LOL
    With 5 kids, I have more than I realized. Found some fabric I bought before moving into the house. 5 1/2 years ago. And somewere in the shed I have a serger. It was suppose to be put in the house. But it didn't make it. sighs

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    My new Pfaff would be manageable for most but I've had 5 major abdominal surgeries and no abdominal muscles left; hence the lighter machine but even the ladies who are strong and fit prefer to have a light weight one for class. The thing I love about my Pfaff's is they use the same feet which means I can go between them with ease as all of the seams will be the same. Never ever dreamed I'd own 3 machines but my Pfaff's were each under $2000. I couldn't believe that's all for my Pfaff Quilt 4.0. Have to run. Water aerobics. 6 days a week water aerobics and it's a 20 min. drive.
    Patty

    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    I only learned the treadle machine when I got married, my mother in law only had that and she made and patched clothes on it. It went when she died 25 years ago. Good when the power went out. My little Janome is good and light for classes but Boy! the 6600p is a heavy machine. I agree you really need 2 so if some thing goes wrong and you are working on a project you can use the other one. The new one(for me) is a Brother, with ALL the cards, etc, that Vera bought during the time she had it. I don't mind $1500 for a second hand machine that the $10-12 thousand for a new one.I won't be taking that one far from home, it is heavy too, I am a pensioner and have to save for everything I want or need.

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    Sounds a lot like me!! I just need to work on the age - I'll be there in a few years.

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