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Thread: Bad Quilting Habit ?

  1. #151
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    [quote=Momsmurf! Call it 'being the finishing angle'.[/quote]

    That's a nice way to think about it :) When I go to thrift stores and I see piles of crocheted doilies and needlework, I think about all the hours and love that some lady poured into her project. I found one lap size quilt that was finished and I snatched it up but I haven't been lucky enough to find any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momsmurf
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Well, then, that's how all those 'quilt tops' end up in garage sales when the quilter dies and the kids don't know what to do with them.

    Get busy, ladies. Get those tops quilted don't let them be wasted.
    And how funny it is that some of us buy those old quilt tops and go ahead with them at great speed, to sandwich, quilt and bind them while leaving our own UFOs unfinished. Are we crazy or what!!?? :lol:
    LOL! Not crazy....I think of it as I do food. What I cook doesn't taste 10% as good as if someone else cooks it!
    Then to, maybe we're finishing the "unfinished" because we know how someone must have felt making them! Call it 'being the finishing angle'.

    I think I like the idea of being a "Finish Angel."
    Now if only I could be my OWN finish angel!!

  3. #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    I love making quilt tops,from K size to miniatures.The whole process from planning,cutting & piecing is fun,but not finishing them.Can't hand sew & my machine "quilting"is a joke :-)
    So my worst problem is piling up quilt tops.Once it's done, I'm off to next one....& so it goes.
    How do others handle that? What is your solution? Do you have a bad quilting habit?
    my BAD habit is piecing -------I DON'T , gives me the willies, but love all else except p'haps the actual putting binding on.
    Adore hand quilting, so relaxing, hate maching ---------that's me really bad!!!!

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    worst habit is right along with everyone else...finishing thats why i am working on wall hangings seems they actually get done and second worse habit has got to be leaving rotary cutter open i know shame on me i will learn some day!

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    Anyone who has UFO's that would like to donate them to a good cause can send them to Quilts of Valor and we will finish them. We make quilts in all colors and patterns as thank you's for our wounded Veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan. Minimum size is only 50x60 and no bigger than twin...if it isn't that size yet, we can add borders. We can also use orphan blocks to construct quilt tops. Contact me by email and I'll give you the address. [email protected] thanks, Barbara

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    I have no answer from you, I suffer from the same problem. I tell folks I am just a 'topper', not a quilter.

  7. #157

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    After finishing up a quilt top I take it to my longarm quilter.
    I don't quilt so I am able to start on my next quilt top.

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