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Old 12-28-2012, 04:55 AM
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Hi all,
Hope some of you can help me out. I have some time to sew before I go back to school but am feeling overwhelmed with how many projects are lurking around my sewing space. Argh, finding it hard to pick and this is frustrating me. Please give me your thoughts. If you are a 'finish one project before you move on' quilter, it's too late to change me now.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:58 AM
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just pick one and get busy procrastation wastes alot of time at least for me ...my problem is my work area is too small but come Feb we are going to expand that area and hopefully that will make me better organized.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:03 AM
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I sure hope you (WE!) get some helpful advice here....I need the answer to this question too....I'm NOT a finish one project before you move on quilter either (and almost certainly never will be)...sorry I couldn't help but maybe misery loves company...
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:04 AM
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Hi lots todo. Try numbering your projects. Maybe start with the one you are most excited to finish and go from there. Doing the one you are more motivated to work on may give you a kick start. Enjoy your sewing time. I too plan to quilt before returning to school.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:25 AM
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I don't like to waste money and when I have UFOs laying around, I see dollars sitting there that weren't spent wisely. I don't buy for the next project until I'm finished w/ the current project. I also find that generally speaking, my taste changes like the blowing wind. Down the road, I may not like my original plan, so it sits unfinished, and then I just see money that I could spend on something else.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:31 AM
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I'm not necessarily a 'finish what you start' person. Sometimes that's just necessary. I usually have a couple of projects going at once but all in various stages. This way, if I feel like doing some piecing I can do that...quilting, I can work on that...planning, etc. But that's about it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:31 AM
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most of my UFOs sit there because i'm frustrated in knowing how to finish them. some sit there because life got in the way before they could be finished.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 AM
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when i hit that wall i don't waste my meager brain cells trying to figure out which one i would like to do.
after all, if i hadn't lost interest in it the project would be complete already. LOL

i look for the one that requires the least work left to do.
the satisfaction of getting that one done will often keep me inspired to get another one out of the way.
i just keep picking the ones with the least left to do until i have worked off enough "guilt" to not feel silly if i start another new one.

i do have the impossible dream that someday the inspiration will last long enough to clear the pile.

as if.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 AM
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i would pick the smallest and easiest to accomplish. that way, once it's done, you get that rush of "yeah! i finished it!"

that's my story and i'm sticking to it <g>
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:34 AM
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make a list on what needs to be done on each quilt. Finish of the ones closest to the end first. like binding, borders, etc. If you can't finish a project, at least move it to the next stage.
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