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Thread: Do you quilt/sew daytime, evening or night time?

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I was wondering when everyone quilts or sew? I have been sewing at night time after hubby goes to bed. I have my sewing machine set up in family room with big screen tv, computer so it makes it easy to do all 3 things in one room.

    I am now paper piecing and making some hexagons by hand.

    I hope to hear back from all of you quilters around the world.

    Karen "Craftybear" Indiana, USA

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    I quilt whenever. It could be morning, evening or the middle of the night.

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    Hi,

    Awesome, what are you working on now?


    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    I quilt whenever. It could be morning, evening or the middle of the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Hi,

    Awesome, what are you working on now?


    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    I quilt whenever. It could be morning, evening or the middle of the night.
    I'm getting ready to start something. I want to make a bargello. Have you ever made one on them?

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    I mostly quilt at night. I think I have my days & nights mixed up. LOL The house is quiet and no phone ringing off the hook. But with that phone, you cannot nap during the day either. *sigh* I do sew in the afternoon sometimes. Great question. Thanks for asking.

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    I quilt whenever I get a chance

    ...'tho I have got out of the habit of carrying a "ditty bag" of hand work (a ziplock with some hexies or a stitchery with a few threaded needles)

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    I quilt whenever I get a chance. I usually wake up at 3-3:30 and have a cup of coffee, then go upstairs and quilt for a while until my husband wakes up. Unless I get stuck on the board :) :) Otherwise, it depends on when I can get time alone.

    I take yo-yo's with me if we travel. I have them in a small cosmetic bag with about 50 circles pre-cut. I can whip up one or two on a short trip.

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    I quilt every free minute I get working on 4 different quilts now. I have 3 doing by machine and 1 doing by hand only. Thats the one I take with me to work on.

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    I try to do it in daytime - if I have hand work to do, I will do that in the evening.

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    I generally do all my sewing in the evenings as I work full time and have other hobbies that take up the daytime at weekends.

    I try to get at least a couple of hours in a few times a week. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    I quilt whenever. It could be morning, evening or the middle of the night.
    Same here. I sew all the time.

    Sybil

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    I quilt anytime I can--whenever the urge hits. The time I try to avoid using the sewing machine is if I'm really tired because I make frustrating mistakes. Usually when I'm tired is when I do my hand stuff instead. Sometimes if I wake in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, I'll sew then.

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    I quilt whenever life lets me... Usually when the baby takes a nap. Life just seems to get out of the way lately, but when it slows down I get as much done as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    I quilt whenever. It could be morning, evening or the middle of the night.
    Me too, when ever I get a chance.

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    I quilt whenever I'm awake! Yeah, sometimes I have to stop to cook....LOL I'm retired so I can do what I want, when I want. Mostly I sew in the early mornings because it's too cold here to go outside to do anything. When it warms up I go out to the shop to the quilting machine. And I FORCE myself to clean house one morning of the week. I'm fortunate to have a DH that'll help with cooking, cleaning and vacuuming. And I'm KEEPING him!!!

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    Since I semi-retired I quilt most afternoons for about 3-4hrs. I learned the hard way not to quilt when I'm tired and working with black thread and fabric and it's dark: sewed my finger!!
    Dee: if you won't give up DH could I borrow him? LOL. My DH starts prowling around the sewing room about 5 o'clock looking hungry. I guess that's a hint to quit sewing and go get dinner (I use the crockpot 2-3 days a week). Cleaning? Well, let's just say it's a good thing we don't have dust allergies!

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    I work full time outside of the home so mainly I quilt when I can squeeze in time in the evenings.

    My husband works full time in ministry and heads up our bible study group on thursday evenings so homework has taken priority up to this point. I usually spend time on Wednesday evenings sewing while my husband takes a nap, then when he goes back to work on Wednesday after the children bible clubs I will sew some more.

    I like to sew on Saturdays as well when I dont have other responsibilities around the house.

    It is hard to find the time. I wish I was at home and could sew daily but I cant right now. One of these days when I retire I may be able to do that!

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    I don't work, so I get to quilt whenever I want, as long as I remember to stop and feed DH and the dogs:)I have learned that quilting late at night is not a good thing for me, to many mistakes.

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    I sew anytime, since I've retired. When I start on a new project, I cannot quit until it's done, a lot of times I sew around the clock, then sleep. DH keeps the household running.

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    I work two jobs and am trying to plan a wedding so... I quilt when I can! Mostly evenings and weekends. If I get a Sat. or Sun. off, I'll lock myself up with my sewing machine for hours :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I take yo-yo's with me if we travel. I have them in a small cosmetic bag with about 50 circles pre-cut. I can whip up one or two on a short trip.
    Great idea! I could have used these yesterday at the tire shop. Even with an appointment it took an hour to get my new tires. UGH!

    I work mornings so most of my fun time is afternoons and evenings. My quilting room is an office space off the master bedroom. I want to switch it to one of the spare bedrooms. It is going to be a project and I haven't worked up the energy to do it.
    :oops:

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    I'm retired too. I quilt during the day whenever I can.

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    I quilt when I want. Usually, it's late afternoon. DH is not dependent on me for meals if I decide to sew instead of cook.

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    I quilt when I want. Usually, it's late afternoon. DH is not dependent on me for meals if I decide to sew instead of cook.

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    Sorry for double post. I am on a laptop and keep hitting the wrong key.

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