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Thread: Do you Quilt as much in the Summer?

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    Quilting is easier for me in the summer- I live in a hot environment and the basement (my sewing den) stays cooler than the rest of the house. In winter, it's brutal though.

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    More in the summer. Hubby golfs and I have nothing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgardner
    Quilting is easier for me in the summer- I live in a hot environment and the basement (my sewing den) stays cooler than the rest of the house. In winter, it's brutal though.
    I agree. The only difference is my girl cave has heat so when I go down there I bump it up and then I leave something big on the stairs that reminds me to turn it back down!

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    I'm in school fulltime during the fall and winter, and take only half time classes in the summer. I get to do more quilting in the summer, but want to do more in the winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I don't quilt as much in the summer. I would rather enjoy the nice weather outside, but I will do some sewing after dark.
    Me too. I'm outside every chance I get. Winters can be so very looong in Michigan so I'm gonna enjoy every sunny day I can. I love summer!

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    I too quilt all year round but have more time during the summer while I'm on break. I teach second grade! (and yes, I quilt with my students every year)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    Quote Originally Posted by sgardner
    Quilting is easier for me in the summer- I live in a hot environment and the basement (my sewing den) stays cooler than the rest of the house. In winter, it's brutal though.
    I agree. The only difference is my girl cave has heat so when I go down there I bump it up and then I leave something big on the stairs that reminds me to turn it back down!
    I have a portable heater, and it works if people leave the door to my cave so that it blocks the air coming across from the other bedrooms down there, but people keep visiting me and letting cold air in! But summer it keeps an even cool temp that is perfect for working in.

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    I quilt year round

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    I definetly quilt more in the winter. If its too hot, it's too hot to sew comfortably (we get alot of humidity) and if it's nice, I go outside and enjoy the weather. Our winters are long/cold/dark really early. I get alot more reading down in the summer because I love to read on my yard swing when it's nice. Glad for the change in seasons.

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    I quilt all year round but as our summers are very humid I am more productive in the cooler months.

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    I spend as much time outside as possible in good weather. But if it is too hot or raining, I'll stay in and work on something. I'll do mostly piecework and save the actual quilting for cooler weather when I appreciate the warmth on my lap.

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    Not as much and work on just tops...although we are in the middle of a drought, so I don't get out as much in the yard..been hitting 100-101. Put the quilting frame up in the winter.

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    Hey-- me too. I am a Speech Path who has not touched her sewing machine in nearly TWO-yes TWO months. :shock:
    You know the saying 'If momma ain't happy....'

    I will be done with school in about 5 hours then SUMMER!!
    I'll be sewing like a maniac.
    I do no like yardwork, gardening etc.
    GIMME AC, my Viking and my stash...ahhhhh I cannot wait!!

    WOOT WOOT! :lol:

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    Summer is my hand quilting season. I take my PVC quilting loon on the front balcony and I can quilt for hours listening to music. I live on a quiet street at the corner of a very busy street. The music makes me forget the traffic noise.

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    I can only make quilts and do professional quilting April 16 to Dec 31. (I do tax returns). Since April 16 I have made 6 quilts and quilted them and have quilted 5 quilts for customers. I still have 2 customer quilts and 1 quilt of my own to quilt. I am half way finished piecing one quilt and have 3 cut and ready.

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    My best friend retired yesterday. She came over 3 times yesterday and we went shopping last noc. After the noveity wears off I can get back to my normal routine.Hope it wears off soon :shock:

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    many things to do outside in the summer. i am going to line up some hand piecing projects, beading, english pp, etc.so much more time is spent in the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atvrider
    I can only make quilts and do professional quilting April 16 to Dec 31. (I do tax returns). Since April 16 I have made 6 quilts and quilted them and have quilted 5 quilts for customers. I still have 2 customer quilts and 1 quilt of my own to quilt. I am half way finished piecing one quilt and have 3 cut and ready.
    WOW WOW WOW - !!!!!!

    Most of my quilty time is spent from October to April..

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    I sew and quilt more in the summer because our days are 96 and 97 degrees, sometimes hotter. We tend to go for walks and do more in the mild winter, spring and fall. My sewing room is in the basement, nice and cool with big windows. Messy but comfortable, a good place to spend these hot days.

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    I sew and quilt more in the summer, i live near Myrtle Beach and there is too much traffic for me to do a lot of running and it is just toooooooooo dang hot during the day to be outside unless at the ocean or near a pool.

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    Winter in Florida is cleanup time and getting ready to plant veggies in Feb. Spring is verrrryyyy busy sine I'm a master gardener. The garden clubs and condos want speakers. Summer is too hot to do anything but enjoy the air-conditioning and sew.

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    I have breathing issues so I can not be outside during hot days. Fortunately my house has A/C and the basement is nice and cool and a great place to sew and get out of the heat!

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    I hate the heat outdoors so it makes no difference to me. I turn the AC up and go at it.

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