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    don't get me wrong I love the speed of strip piecing, HOWEVER, I used to get really board sewing 50 strips! Until now---I discovered Sirius Satellite Radio--For those of us who grew up in the 50's, having this fun music that you can actually sing along to takes all the boredom out of it. In the last 3 hours I have cut all the strips for a lap quilt and sewn half of the strips together,. Right now I'm listening to Shout, Shout a little louder now---Anyone else remember these?

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    It's good that you have something to help pep you up. :)

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    LOL it does make it easier. I use pandoraradio on my smartphone

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    My favorite thing to do when I have a boring task is to listen to audiobooks. My library subscribes to NetLibrary, so I have an account with them and can download free books and load them on my MP3 player. If I'm listening to a really good mystery/suspense novel, it can even help me work longer at weeding the garden while I wait to find out whodunit!! :-)

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    I know what you mean. Lately Iíve been listening to music from the 60ís & 70ís in the sewing room. I remember the song shout, great song :-D :thumbup:

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    Hahaha!! Yes, I am afraid that I do remember the songs of the 50s & 60s!!! I am that generation too. It does help to have fun music on when you are cutting and cutting and cutting...ad infinitum!! :-)

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    Maybe I should try the music to keep me in the sewing room longer. My husband sleeps in the afternoons because he works nights. So I try to keep the house quiet. Guess I could use his Ipod. But he likes hard rock stuff. Yuk!

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    I love music when i'm sewing :)

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    I wish I could play the radio while I'm sewing but I have to share my sewing room with one of my kitties (the anti-social one that has to be by herself in a separate room) and she likes to nap while I sew. So I try not to disturb her too much with my crazy talk while I'm creating.

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    A few weeks ago I pieced 140 strips together (in pairs) than I cut triangles from the sets. That was even more boring!

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    I listen to the oldies too.

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    I have Sirius radio in the car and sometimes I don't want to get out of the car!

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    I love to listen to music when I sew.

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    I LOVE the oldie music..but no radio in my sewing room...SO next best thing...OLDIE movies...nothing like some Doris Day, kathryn Hepburn, Debbie REynolds...you name it, I might have it...I have over 300 VHS movies..and about 150 DVD's that are all old classics or just GOOD old movies!

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    All good ideas. I too listen to audio books, and the radio when working on various aspects of my project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiR
    My favorite thing to do when I have a boring task is to listen to audiobooks. My library subscribes to NetLibrary, so I have an account with them and can download free books and load them on my MP3 player. If I'm listening to a really good mystery/suspense novel, it can even help me work longer at weeding the garden while I wait to find out whodunit!! :-)
    I do the same and I'm living overseas. Because I have a library card from FL I can download the books and listen as I sew. It's wonderful...

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    I have had Sirus for about 5 years now and love it, I think we listen to the same station.

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    If you get something with earphones, you won't disturb Kitty.

    I do long arm quilting and there are days that are hard to stay with it so have tried both XM radio and books on tapes. Anything to occupy my mind.

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    I multi task all the time at work but find I work and sew pretty much with no background noise at all. No music, no audio books. Sometimes the family is with me and we watch TV but mostly I say, "What happened? What did she just say?"
    I can't seem to do both with any amount of comprehension.

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    I rarely stay in my quilting room for more than 30 minutes at a time. Maybe because I don't drink or smoke in there, but perhaps LOUD music would help. I must block out the drone of the TV my husband is watching in the adjacent room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I LOVE the oldie music..but no radio in my sewing room...SO next best thing...OLDIE movies...nothing like some Doris Day, kathryn Hepburn, Debbie REynolds...you name it, I might have it...I have over 300 VHS movies..and about 150 DVD's that are all old classics or just GOOD old movies!
    Suddenly Last Summer - Kathryn Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor?

    If I had a radio on I'd probably sew everything up askew. I am so prone to distractions. Maybe because I'm bored? Hmmm. Bring on that James Brown!!!

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    I can get old radio shows through my Roku. Great fun while doing any work. BTW, thinking of boring tasks, I listened to late night AM stations with 30-40-50s music while stripping wallpaper winter evenings. Didn't have reception in the daytime. :?:

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    We have Sirius and I love it. Shout is one of my favorites. Hard to sit still when that comes on.

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    I only have Sirius in the car and listen to 50's & 60's. Love those songs. At home through our TV cable I can get a channel and it's called Malt Shop which plays this era. Sure brings back a lot of memories.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin amma
    don't get me wrong I love the speed of strip piecing, HOWEVER, I used to get really board sewing 50 strips! Until now---I discovered Sirius Satellite Radio--For those of us who grew up in the 50's, having this fun music that you can actually sing along to takes all the boredom out of it. In the last 3 hours I have cut all the strips for a lap quilt and sewn half of the strips together,. Right now I'm listening to Shout, Shout a little louder now---Anyone else remember these?

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    I get alot more done listening to music. Rock and roll really speeds up the old machine.

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