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Old 09-15-2007, 02:15 PM
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These quick quilts they talk about, I don't see the quick. I can sew as fast as the next one thats the fun easy part. The cutting is the big pain. My hands get tired and it is to monotonous. I tend to cut for a while then do something else. It takes me as long to cut as it does to sew, how about you, any comments :?: :-o :!: :? :x :shock: :-o :-) :)
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:34 PM
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I'm supposed to be working on a memory quilt for my sister in law but I just had to take a break & see what was going on on the quilting message board. I have to take a breaks from cutting & sewing for my hands & my mind also. When I am paperpiecing I need to concentrate as I'm changing colors for the fish (in the flying fish pattern from Quilters Cache). I'm using the different flannels from my brother in law's flannel shirts (he passed away in March). None of my quilts are too quick because of this procedure. :lol: I have a hard time sitting in one place for too long.

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Old 09-15-2007, 02:53 PM
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Oh my favorite part is cutting and piecing.....I hate sewing the blocks into rows, the rows into the top and then the rest I really hate! LOL Quilting and binding! yucko! I could make blocks ALL day!!!
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:43 PM
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the only way a quilt can be truly quick ... for me at least ... is if there is very little measuring; no need for precision; who cares which color goes where?; etc. comes time to baste ... or to bind ... the whole process comes to a screeching halt. eeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwww!!!! :lol:
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:45 PM
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my favorite is planning them. the cutting out is totooooo monotomous. ha, flunked spelling i guess. but, i like sewing them up, just not having to rip them out. i am dislexic some. mostly when i think i'm not. ha. i agree with Ruth. what is a quick quilt? :roll:
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:50 PM
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I think a "quick quilt" is one that someone else is doing. I know mine seem to take months from start to finish. I've yet to figure out how anyone can do a "quilt in a day" (no offense, Eleanor Burns).
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:34 PM
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I too, have difficulty with the cutting out, arthritis and fibromyalgia is really a pain in the ol' hands and back for me. I take frequent breaks and do most of the cutting on my better days :-) I wonder if the only way to a true "quick" quilt is a precut kit :lol: :roll: I am considering working out a deal with a neighbor of mine to help me cut out fabric this winter in exchange for some weekend night babysitting......
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:44 PM
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I've yet to figure out how anyone can do a "quilt in a day" (no offense, Eleanor Burns).
I working on a quilt in a day now. Lets see I started it in March. :D :-)
To be fair I have put it on the back burner to do others but I agree I could never do a quilt in a day unless it is a rag quilt or a baby quilt.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:30 AM
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I'm working on a Quilt-in-a-day Log-cabin design. I started it the week of July 4th 2003. :lol: :lol: :lol: To be fair I have both put it on the back burner and also took it apart once. With the current state of affairs. But I am getting down to business and hope to have two of them done byX-mas.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:13 AM
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Well, I have done some quilt TOPS in a day...but a whole quilt? HA HA HA HA hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have to say, tho', some are definitely quicker than others - and like quiltinlee said, especially when done by someone else! LOL
I just remembered, I DID do a quilt in a day once....but it was only postcard-sized. It WAS quilted too...does that count? heehee
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