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Thread: Do you think you could get tired of quilting?

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    Senior Member quilter41's Avatar
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    I retired in 2003 and went back to work in 2007. Quilting is great but not as a full time hobby. I have quilted for over 30 years and couldn't wait to be able to quilt all the time, but it got pretty tiresome sewing everyday. So now I work 12 days a month and sew some of the remainder. Plus it gets me out with the public. I definitely don't like being home all the time. I always say be careful what you wish for. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I havent had a job in 3 months and Im sick of sewing. Im currently working on UFOs. I spent the last 3 months selling what I could. Been very busy and I'm ready for a real job. I like sewing as a hobby not a full time job.
    I agree with leatheflea. I like sewing as a hobby not a full time job.
    I love quilting but like the free style of quilting what 'I' want to, when I want to. Every day is not a cutting day but might be a perfect stitching day.
    I feel a little suffocated when someone else's goal or plans step in the path of my choosing when 'I' want to quilt 'what'. My plans have been interrupted often in 2011. I am using that as an opportunity to grow, venture out and work with others. (But mannnn,, I really do not like pulling my quilt off the machine to work on other things. I will get over it.) :)

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    yes I did. Dropped out for ten years...not a stitch. Then got back into it.

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    I once thought I would never get tired of it and then all of a sudden one day I woke up and just didn't feel like quilting. I didn't quilt for a year. I just quit. Mid-project. I knitted, I crocheted, I painted, I played Farmville (LOL), and I didn't touch my sewing machines.

    Then one day out of the blue I felt like quilting again and started up right where I left off. Still going, but who knows if or when it will hit me again that I don't feel like doing it.

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    I don't think I would get tired of quilting. I do get tired of a certain quilt sometimes and work on something else.

    I hope to retire and do it full time someday.

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    No I will never get tired of quilting, I love to do it, sometimes I just am not able to do it everyday, but I will never quit quilting.

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    I've been retired for a couple of years now and I do sew most days. I don't think I will ever get tired of quilting. Every day I look forward to completing my chores and errands so that I can retreat to my sewing room.

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    I have thought about that also. By now I have been quilting for 6 years. I also do other hobbies but quilting has taken over. I live in a warmer climate and knitted items are not as practical. Also clothing gets out grown while quilts seem to last longer. I guess I do not know for sure. For now I really enjoy it and the toys and fabric I have invested in have sure gotten their use. Also some of my children and friends quilt so that spurs me on and gives me company adding a new dimension. It would have to be something really good to replace quilting.

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    I know how you feel I was out of work for a year. I did not start quilting till two months prior to getting another job. Now I wonder why I am sitting at a desk all day...really thinking I may have to retire. Once I started doing projects, gardening, quilting, cooking, cleaning...I started to really enjoy being home. I do like the extra money for my fun projects but I also can do the same by looking for sales or using what I already have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Japonica
    I used to wish that I could not work anymore and be able to just play all day with my varied interests in crafts. Well, be careful what you wish for!!!! Laid off three years ago and decided to just retire thanks to a great DH. Took awhile to learn how to play. I have worked since I was 17 and currently am 58. Felt guilty for some odd reason. Now, 3 years down the road, I love it. I must admit I miss the challenge of a once fast paced, heavy travel job.

    Now I have put new challenges in front of myself. Polymer clay, fused glass, (hubby bought me a kiln while I was still working and I never used it)crochet, made 6 baby afghans since I have been laid off. Got into jewelry making a bit. Now quilting. It is something I have always wanted to attempt and I did 2 months ago. I blew the dust off a sewing machine DH bought me 10 years ago and I never used. I am so hooked!!! I love it. The best part...fabric shopping. OMG! Like I needed another obsession! I know I own Michaels craft store now I am looking to buy Joann's!! Quilting is GREAT. So, long story short, No, I can't ever see myself getting tired of it!

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    I love it - right now I don't have to work and most days I spend all day in my sewing room. So many quilt blocks I still want to make - its like there is not enough hours in the day...

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    Nope, cant ever find enough time to get sick of it.

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    Tired of quilting/sewing never. tired of a project most likely.

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    I get tired of sewing and then I play a lot of piano or read. Then I come back to sewing with a fresh frame of mind.

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    I've taken breaks in the past (honestly many years there for a while). I have quilted more while working outside the home than I ever did as a stay at home mom....not sure why. Maybe because I can only truly afford this hobby when I have a job LOL!

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    I hope I never get tired of quilting. Seems as tho I have an endless list of quilts/projects I want to make. My problem is that I have soooo many quilts I have made for myself that I don't know what to do with them all! I love making quilts for others and various causes, but those opportunities aren't always there or what I'm into at the time!

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    I think I will never get tired of quilting. There are so many colors I want to make a quilt with, so many patterns I want to try, so many shows I want to enter - for me it is more than a hobby, it's a passion and obsession - and also a mission.

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    I get tired of my silly mistakes rather than quilting as I'm still learning. Some days I'm so pleased (like a day last week when I finally 'mastered' binding), then I make a daft boo boo (made a kindle cover yesterday with beautiful binding but the damn thing was too small!!!).
    Oh well, it keeps the brain cells active.
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    I have been quilting for over 40 years and have been retired for 7 years. I do my patchwork and quilting on a daily basis. I get cross if I am interupted for pointless things like making meals and cleaning. I LOVE quilting and piecing and I will never get tired of it. My hands don't work as well as they did but I carry on as best I can.

    Hope you all have a lovely holiday and a happy and healthy new year.

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    Maybe, I am too simple minded: could I ever get tired of chocolate [no] or quilting [no] ?? No, there are too many kinds to try. :thumbup: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I can get tired of a quilt, but not quilting.

    I totally agree! I sometimes get tired of a specific project, but I put it aside and start another. Isn't that the reason for UFO's. I do same with knitting. I like having a variety of choices to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsddh97
    I dream of being able to quit my job and spending as much time as I want quilting or in pursuit of other crafts but mainly quilting. Do you think you would ever get tired and stop quilting. Or is it because I don't have the the time I want to devote to quilting that I am dreaming. Maybe if I had the time I would be wanting to do something else. I used to knit and crochet but I have almost put that totally down for quilting. I couldn't see myself ever getting tired of quilting. What about you?
    I have been making quilts since 1975, and I never tire of it. I love it all, picking a pattern, choosing fabrics, cutting it out, sewing it together, quilting and binding. I have a sewing room and Im in it almost everyday. Quilting helped me get thru empty nest syndrome when my 3 daughters left home, comforted me when I lost my parents, and just helps to ease the stress of everyday life. If I couldnt make quilts I just dont know what I would do. It has brought me so much happiness, not to mention those who have received one of my quilts. Do you think there is a quilters heaven?

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    Never!!!! I'm retired and I love to sit down at my sewing machine and play!! I always have several projects going on at the same time, so I'm never bored. I figured out that for me, having something new to work on, allows me to finish other projects. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't do something with quilting. Looking at patterns, finding new patterns, adding a new project to my already long list of projects is pure fun for me!

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    No way!!! I've been quilting for 44 years and I still find it challenging. So many new ideas to explore. Dying, painting, embellishing, etc, etc. I've even used tyvek, which I held an iron over (about an inch above it) and made it bubble. Then painted it like rocks and attached to a wall piece. The color combination's are never ending too.

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    I can't picture a day without quilting. There are so many ideas floating around in my head that I want to try. I know I'll never get to do them all.

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    I've been quilting for about 40 years. And yes, I have a hiatus from time to time - my longest was almost 6 months. I didn't stop buying fabric though, just stopped sewing.

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