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

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    Junior Member mrsddh97's Avatar
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    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?

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    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.

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    I hope I never get tired of quilting. There are so many patterns that I want to try and make. And all the different lines of fabric coming out!!! Quilting has never been boring or tedious and to me, that means alot.

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    When I was handquilting I would get tired of it but since I FMQ I don't. Sometimes I don't feel like loading the frame, but once it is in I have a hard time stopping. Now making the tops I love to do because they are all so different. Usually while I'm quilting - I'm planning my next quilt top.

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    I can get tired of a quilt, but not quilting.

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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 sewed all my life; and have done all kinds, apparel, wedding gowns, home dec. and now quilting. If I "get tired" of something it is because I am tired of that particular type. It just means I am ready for a new challenge, even half square triangles :roll: :lol:

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    It depends on the quilt and who's doing it. I was really busy with this year doing 20 projects, I only have 4 left to quilt and bind in Jan. This year I was trying to get rid of some scrap material and everytime I finish each quilt and I trimmed the backing I got more scrap material. As for me I need the fast pace quilts that I can get done quickly. The quilts with lots of pieces in one block I think is too tedious for me. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful, but maybe not for me to do. So to answer your question is, yes I think I can get tired of quilting/sewing, but I give myself a break like this month for instance and other party months that I may have to clean the house and I will be ready to get going. All it take is to wake up Christmas morning and open a present with a pattern or quilting book in it and I am ready to figure out the next project.

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    I have been piecing quilts for about 30 years and quilting for the last 11. And NO I have never got tired of quilting! My eyes may get tired, my neck or sholders may get sore but given a little rest I'm ready to quilt again.

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    Get tired of quilting? No. Get tired of doing the same quilt? Definitely. I'm currently working on a top which consists of just sewing squares together. Sometimes, I just want something that's not a square! Which is why I am working on more than one project at the same time.

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    Yes and I do sometimes. Then I do some other craft like scrapbooking for a while (until I get sick of it). I used to make dolls and stuff to sell and I got really sick of doing that-it's not as much fun when you have to do it.

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    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 think about quilting when I wake up in the morning and then before I got to bed at night. Lol I've got it bad, I know lol but I have gotten tired of it before. I'm an addict though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Yes and I do sometimes. Then I do some other craft like scrapbooking for a while (until I get sick of it). I used to make dolls and stuff to sell and I got really sick of doing that-it's not as much fun when you have to do it.
    I agree. For me, too much of anything gets tiring after a while. That's when I take a break. When I come back I have a whole new outlook and enthusiasm. I do my hobbies and crafts as long as they're fun. When I start doing them because I have to I know it's time to take a break.

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    I should mention that even if I'm tired of quilting or sewing, I don't ever get tired of reading all of the quilting/sewing blogs and coming to quilting boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I should mention that even if I'm tired of quilting or sewing, I don't ever get tired of reading all of the quilting/sewing blogs and coming to quilting boards.
    Amen to that!

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    I have been retired for almost 5 years. Couldn't wait to stay home and quilt and I still have that same feeling. No I can't see myself getting tired of it. I better not with all the fabric I have in my sewing room.

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    I love quilting as a hobby, but if I had to do quilting as a job it wouldn't be fun anymore.

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    I have been quilting for almost 2 years. Last year I made quilts for alot of my family. Come Jan. 2010 I was a bit worn out with it and did not quilt for 4-5 months.

    I have not made any quilts for any family with the exception of one for my son. I think what happened is I gave some quilts as gifts to those who were not quilt worthy and I was just kind of bummed about the whole thing. Now I am wiser and more selective. I am working on quilts now daily. I am retired also.
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    I have sewed all my life, got into quilting 25yrs ago, retired 18 yrs ago and I am still going strong with the quilting. Always new fabric, patterns and ideas coming in magazines, on this board and every where else. Get tired of quilting?? I hope never.

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    I don't think I will ever get tired of quilting :D:D:D

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    Yep, right now I'm on a break. I ran out of fabric a while back and can't seem to get into it right now. Maybe after the holidays.

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    My love was gardening, didn't think anything could out do
    my love of flowers, my name was olgaflowers,
    but now I found a new LOVE ! so I change my name to
    "olga,quilts" and that's all she wrote :)

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    I can sew for quite a while but do get tired of it, just as with anything I do for too long. Have different projects going, have already started to receive seed catalogues. Will be in the greenhouse getting ready by end of February.

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    Off course. So far so good. If that time comes I will take a break and then decide. Quilting is my hobby. I must enjoy it.

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    Never! But I wouldn't want to do it for hire.

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