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Thread: Which is disliked more by you?

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    Which is disliked more by you?

    Got to thinking while working on my latest quilt what I hated more...squaring up blocks, or dusting furniture. Dusting and ironing were always my job growing up.....can't remember what my sister did. Spent the afternoon squaring up about 228 small blocks before I could join them together. Hate squaring up blocks for some reason!! Now mind you, I always square up my blocks, but can't figure out why if I cut them right why everything still has to be squared up.
    So what part of quilting and household chores do you dislike??
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    Sandwiching and definitely dusting!!! Oh and mopping floors runs a close second

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    Beyond a shadow of a doubt - sandwiching and dusting. There are no close seconds.

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    Sandwiching, dusting and squaring up lol

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    Cleaning that's why I hired someone to do it so I could sew more lololol

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    Borders! I hate borders. And I must not like dusting very much either, from the looks of my house.

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    I do not like binding a quilt (though sandwiching isn't high on my list either). I do find glue helps both.

    As to cleaning - I finally hired a service. It took me a year to tell my mom. : )

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    I don't like any cutting out the original pieces or mopping floors, or I should say my back doesn't. I like sewing it all together, really don't mind squaring up or sandwiching, because by then I'm almost through. Altho, that's bad on my back too. I really Like mopping but always down with my back for days afterwards. I guess I'm like you, I hate to dust. Dust and cut out the original pieces.
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    Ironing. I really dislike ironing but I feel it is an important part of my process and helps to give me precise results. I don't mind pressing seams so much, it is the prewashing and ironing large pieces. Yesterday I prewashed and prepared for storage quite a few small pieces, it wasn't so bad. Hubby was doing something in the next room, he had music on, and it was a pleasant way to spend the hour or so. But today I have big pieces to wash and prepare including a back. Yuck!

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    Folding laundry... (Why bother? Everyone will be throwing it back into the laundry hamper in a week!) Sandwiching definitely! I do it on a table and seemed to try every trick in the book -- except 505 spray basting, which I haven't tried yet because of the fumes -- and I still end up with wrinkles or pleats in the backing. It's a lost cause for me.
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    Housework!!Period. I don't mind any of the quilting process as much as I dislike everything about housework. Since DH retired, I have made a point of 'including' him in household chores, hoping that he might take on some of the load....wishful thinking, I know.
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    Finishing the quilt and putting away "the clutter." I usually stall just after the sandwiching step (which I don't mind), my challenge is the "quilting" step. This year, I am trying to push myself to finish quilts and not add to my UFO pile. And yes, I count pieced tops as UFOs because they are not ready to be given or used. My household members are "not naturally tidy" people, things remain where they were last used or set down. Sigh. We are gradually learning to "put things away" and cleaning a house without having to de-clutter first is much easier and faster.

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    I’m not a fan of squaring up either, but I do it because it keeps everything precise. For housecleaning, I hate vacuuming the most!
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    Sandwiching and mopping. Ugh
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    I really don't like putting all the projects items away when I finish a quilt
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    I'm with you, Nancy, when I finish a quilt, the last thing I want to do is clean up the mess! Housework in general is my greater pet peeve tho...it is never done! My DH does lots of woodworking and also has a cow/calf herd to keep him busy in retirement. While I'm grateful he has outside interests, he is oblivious to the stuff he drags into the house every time he comes in! There is endless sawdust/hay/dirt etc getting dispersed from his clothing every step he takes. Yeah, keep repeating...count my blessings...

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    My least favorite thing about the quilting process is deciding how to quilt something. I like everything else. Every other step helps me feel creative and like Im accomplishing something. My least favorite household chore is definitely dusting. I really dont do it unless I absolutely have to.

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    I'm not sure which I dislike more - trimming the frayed threads off the back of the finished quilt top or trimming individual units. Definitely not a fan of dusting.
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    Well now, as far as quilting, I quilt for my own pleasure and only take on projects I want to do, and I think I've said it before on here some place, that I don't mind any of it, really. I'm better at some parts than others, that's for sure. I am liking the FMQ not that I am an expert, but, the piecing has become a means to an end.

    I don't like to empty the dishwasher, but, luckily, Mr. Stitchripper does it. This house we've been in for a little over 3 years is bigger than our previous house and we did the Marie Kondo thing before we knew what it was, and really did a big purge before we moved and haven't replaced anything, so it is relatively easy to keep clean. I got rid of tchotchkes a long time ago, so dusting isn't hard. We recently cleaned off some book shelves and donated the books so those are easy to dust. I can get under all the furniture except the couch and that is easy to move. I don't have a stash so don't have to worry about that. And we have a basement now, never had one before, and people before us built in shelves up above the floor so can keep some infrequently used items like suitcases on the shelves. It's a walk out basement, unfinished, but I guess because the light can shine in, it doesn't feel damp.

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    I absolutely hate cooking. There is 6 in this family and 3 are children and regardless of what I make for dinner someone doesn't like it. It is not fun trying to please everyone. I don't mind squaring up blocks at all. What really frustrates me is when I square up a block and don't have a 1/4" on the edges---drives me crazy!!!

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    228 blocks....yuck! I dont usually square up anything except HST. Sandwiching is my nightmare. I keep thinking I should ask around in my guild with younger members to see if I could pay someone to do it for me.

    im fortunate that my husband does most of the cleaning. He doesnt dust much though. So our house is dusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955 View Post
    Cleaning Bthrms…
    Making the big decision on to what's my next project and deciding on which fabrics

    not to be nosy, lol...just helpful. If you make a thickish mixture of baking soda,
    Dawn and peroxide, and put it on your shower and sink, they can be "scrubbing"
    while you do the rest of the bathroom.
    Then you can rinse off all that old soap scum etc. and have a nice clean bathroom.
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    I don't like dusting: allergic skin reactions, sneezing etc. etc. etc.!
    I actually love squaring up blocks. It gives me such a satisfaction to
    know it's accurate and ready for the next step.
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    Sorting and dealing with small leftovers pieces of fabric. I started trying to get my scrap bin(s) tamed this year and have made 150+ blocks and still have lots of scraps to deal with. I think they have babies when I am not looking.

    Housework I think my least favorite is keeping the kitchen cleaned up.

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