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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    started quilting at 7 by hand. have more fabric than that, just got a room at 51 ( 2 months ago). I don't want to know what $$$ is invested, made over 300 quilts, stped counting then

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    over the top on everything. i'm slowly creeping out of my own room into the rest of the house. shhh!

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    Yep, I fit all except I'm a little over 62.

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    Guilty of all but the age, but working on that part.

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    I have none of those to claim. I'm just guilty of buying fabric I don't end. Not to that dollar amount though.

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    Does $8500 include the total of all sewing machines.

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    Does $8500 include the total of all sewing machines.

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    That is amazing! And after reading several the post figure that I am one of those that fits the norm, catching up on the age buy more than m

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    I'm 48 years young

    I Use the kitchen table or my daughter's desk, but my house is so crowded with family members, I considered using two bookcases butted together in my master bath because I could not find any room to sew in piece!

    I use my bedroom for a large bookcase for fabrics, books, projects, etc. but not nearly enough fabric selection. And the closet shelves are batting and clothes I am considering to use for quilting.

    Scream....I need a larger house! Bless me oh Lord!

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    That is amazing! And after reading several the post figure that I am one of those that fits the norm, catching up on the age buy more than make up for those wwho are sewing at the kitchen table, by the way I did my time there too, and definitely have the stash to bring the numbers up!! It is a scarey stat, though nice to know I'm not the exception!

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    That is amazing! And after reading several the post figure that I am one of those that fits the norm, catching up on the age buy more than make up for those wwho are sewing at the kitchen table, by the way I did my time there too, and definitely have the stash to bring the numbers up!! It is a scarey stat, though nice to know I'm not the exception and in great company!!

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    If I am not there, I am very close. Bought my first sewing 50 years ago, and at one point in my life I decided to put all my time, $, and energy into one creative activity. Therefore, I now have 3 machines, and have one bedroom space only for sewing, and I have tools, fabrics and many unfinished projects. Oh, yes, I beat that age by over 10 years. And, of course, having a great deal of fun!!

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    sounds like i fit in except for the age though .

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    Age,yes

    Room, yes

    Amount of machines and notions, no--less

    Amount of fabric, no--way more

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    I am guilty on all accounts, just a little over the age, The equipment soon adds up with a couple of machines, embroidery machine and all the assorted rulers, templates, irons, magazines, pattern books and software etc etc oh, can't forget the computer that is needed to run a lot of this stuff. We used to have a combined computer/sewing room.... guess who got tossed out. Fabric is a huge investment over the years but I do enjoy shopping for it and so many nice quilts have gone to family.

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    I'm there. Especially if you count the machines as supplies

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    I am on the upper side of the age. I guess that's what helps make the average. I don't have that much in supplies and I CERTAINLY don't have the fabric. I am currently using scraps to make a quilt.

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    A couple months ago I bought an oak dining room table on an on-line furniture store auction for $120 and I only had to drive 1 hr. 20 minutes to get it. (The nice thing is we had to go to that town for semthing else anyway so it realy wasn't an extra trip). It is polished nice and has rounded edges so the fabric slides over it very nicely. I put both leaves in the table and then my husband cut out the hole exactly where I wanted the sewing machine to sit and then he lowered the piece he cut out so my sewing machine sits down below the surface of the table top so the sewing is all at an even level. I love it and it beat spending thousands on a special table (which would have been little and I wanted a big table to be able to more easily work with bigger quilts). This tabel sits in a permanent spot in my sewing room.

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    I am older than the average age, I have a room and part of another one. I have a lot of equipment and tools but I think I need to reverse the $ amounts of tools and fabric. I probably have $8,500 in fabric and $3,700 in tools. But I think we need to work on the average age of quilters and get more young people into quilting. I have seen many grandmothers teaching the young people how to quilt and I think it is great!!

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    I am there and enjoy them all.

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    well i only fit ion the :have my own sewing room : catagory and gee wizzzi sure dont want to add up all the money i have invested in material and tools , if my hubby ever saw the amount he might ask me to get a job

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    Yes to all except the age 58 so thats pretty close

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    I'm 62 alright. If you count quilting books as equiptment I,m there again, but I don't have anywhere near as much in cloth as that. I had a quilting room but there is a cat door to the outside in the window. We have so many cats they took it over. Now I sew in the office and cut on the kitchen table.

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    Yes to all of it. I justify the expense by comparing it to the boat motors and fishing supplies my husband has! We're close!

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    Yes, this sounds right...are you sure that you weren't in my house when you got the statistics?

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