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    I am new to quilting & I have 3 projects going already and can't wait to start another one. I have found already that this helps me to keep focused by switching from one to the other. Anyway it seems to work for me so far. Does anyone else find that doing more than one at a time help them??

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    Sounds like a good plan to me...and here I was just calling all my projects UFO's! lol Now I can justify having several going at once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qnana
    Sounds like a good plan to me...and here I was just calling all my projects UFO's! lol Now I can justify having several going at once!
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    I keep one or two going at a time. But I am an odd bird. I have a very small stash, mostly remnants. I know, very strange for a quilter!!!

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    I always have several going... some are intentional long term projects :D:D:D

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    I always have more than one project around. Sometimes I feel like doing a different part, cutting, pieceing, quilting. But it also leads to UFO's. The new project always has an allure to me also.

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    Nope. I lose focus and don't get ANYTHING done! lol Right now I have two quilts on the go - a large applique project and an Irish Chain lap quilt...and I keep losing my mojo and doing random little projects because I don't have the focus to do either!

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    I have several ready to go but can only work on one at a time.

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    I usually have at least 2 going at a time and it so much fun that I now have a bunch of UFO cross stitch projects because I would rather be quilting

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    Welcome! I usually have several going. For some reason, I like to work on more than one at a time.

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    I do that alot...it got out of control for a while and I wasn't getting anything finished but I sure was starting alot. Then I told myself that i wasn't honoring my hobby very well and if I didn't get it in gear and get them to the finished stage I was just going to quit all together. I imagined what my life would be like without my quilting...I had the UFO's all done in a few weeks. =)

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    when i first started here i thought everybody was nuts for having multiple quilts going at the same time. now i have 3 waiting to quilt and two piecing. and so many in my brain i can't number them!

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    I have Two going most of the time.

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    oh ya never 1 at a time never

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    That's what I do. I wonder if we call that multi-tasking? But I find that sometimes one of the projects goes from WIP to UFO :-D

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    Usually, lots going on at once. I get bored with them easily and switch all the time.

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    I always have more than one going but I started this when I started taking my Mom to the dr. a lot. I always took hand work & tried workin on that. I was known as "the quilt lady
    as people would get off the elevator at the hospital while she was in therapy. Worked on a Grandmother's flower garden block then, & still working on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    That's what I do. I wonder if we call that multi-tasking? But I find that sometimes one of the projects goes from WIP to UFO :-D
    I am sure I will fall into that UFO also, but that's alright, I sure am enjoying what I am doing. I am pieceing an Amish quilt kit, a block of the month with all different blocks including applique, and a scrap quilt using the card trick block. I might have bit off more than I can chew but so far so good, except I am not too happy with some of the card trick blocks, but it was my first one started so I am not going to fret over it.

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    yes, it is a good plan as long as you do finish the projects. Set yourself a time limit for each one and stick to it.
    Some people, I have found spend so much time out purchasing they don't save time to do the projects!
    This is something that comes up often in conversations. We think it is ok to take time out to shop but then feel guilty when we take time out to quilt! What is up with that?

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    If you are bored quickly- take on smaller projects.

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    I started doing multiple projects from the get go. It's not that I get bored with one, just that I like having several going at the same time. I have to have something to do when I'm in the family room with DH in the evening. He watches TV and I work on binding, applique, or yo-yo's. But even though I've done sewing, cross stitch, knitting, crochet and embroidery, I've never had multiple projects going except with quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaos
    I have several ready to go but can only work on one at a time.
    I usually only do one at a time,but I have made an exception for my daughter. She has a king size bed and wants a complete set right down to the curtains. It has beads and little jewelry looking pieces that she bought somewhere. She bought the fabric,batting,backing,and way more beads and jewelry pieces than I'll need.She didn't want me to run out and not be able to find more. Each block is embroidered. But that's the exception.It's easier for me to only do one at a time.That way nothing gets mixed up.

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    I always have 4 or 5 or 12 going...I move from one to another and dont get bored with one..I may get excited about a certain one and go gungho on it or move to another for a few days...keeps it all exciting to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by joraymo
    I am new to quilting & I have 3 projects going already and can't wait to start another one. I have found already that this helps me to keep focused by switching from one to the other. Anyway it seems to work for me so far. Does anyone else find that doing more than one at a time help them??
    I'm also new to quilting and I have 2 quilts going. One is on the frame and the other is a 9P. Sometimes, I need a break from the quilting and take a little time to piece. It's all hand piecing/quilting. I know that even if I finish piecing the top, I can't even think about quilting it until I get the one done that's already on the frame. It seems to work for me.

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    I always have several projects going at once. Since I hand quilt, I sometimes get tired of looking at the same thing, so it's refreshing to pull out another project to work on. And of course, there's no thrill like beginning a NEW project (I am a true Aries!). I guess there are some people who like to start and finish their projects before starting another, but I guess I don't fall into that category! :thumbup:

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