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Is it ever too hot to quilt?

Old 08-01-2015, 09:51 AM
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Not as long as there is a/c.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:59 AM
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Well, my 11 year old granddaughter who helps make quilts for our TV program was here 2 days, temp was 106 ,YES one-hundred-six, but yesterday it cooled down to 102. We decided yesterday afternoon to go to a local fast food place and sat in the air conditioning and talked through quilt ideas for the program. We were the only ones there for about 3 hours and the staff said they didn't mind and kept insisting we have more soda to drink................no extra charge.
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TexasSunshine View Post
Never to hot for me. I am sidelined right now because of spine surgery 10 days ago and I am already getting antsy.
Hope you recoup fast and get back at it!! Maybe some hand work first. Good luck ! I'll pray for a fast healing!
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
Well, my 11 year old granddaughter who helps make quilts for our TV program was here 2 days, temp was 106 ,YES one-hundred-six, but yesterday it cooled down to 102. We decided yesterday afternoon to go to a local fast food place and sat in the air conditioning and talked through quilt ideas for the program. We were the only ones there for about 3 hours and the staff said they didn't mind and kept insisting we have more soda to drink................no extra charge.
Which TV program? Would it be something we could get here? Sounds interesting! Maybe post a U-tube session? Sounds like fun!!
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:10 PM
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Yes, it's psychological. It is so hard for me to quilt when it is hot. I can cut and piece fine but quilting is a chore.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:22 PM
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It's 108 here....yes, it's too hot to quilt. Okay, piecing is fine if they're cut out and ready to go. IRONING is my issue...I press every seam, don't do chain piecing.....and by golly, it's too hot. The second reason is because of the heat I'm not sleeping well, so if you'll excuse me, rather than sewing, I'm going to take a nap!
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:36 PM
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I live in East Contra Costa County and it was 106 last week. That's too hot to do anything! I grew up in Stockton and remember the days before we got A/C and all of the drapes were drawn before noon. I do that in my house now to keep the utility bill down. We also use fans but I have to be careful when I'm laying out pieces. I once lost a great layout for a scrap quilt when I got up from my chair. I didn't realize that I was blocking the pieces from my oscillating fan. It oscillated the heck out of my layout! Now I keep my phone with me and before I get up I take a photo of what I'm working on....just in case!
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckyquilter View Post
Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold.. I sew almost every day. I miss it when I don't .
That is my motto too. I love to quilt and it helps me to relax and unwind from the day's activities
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:08 PM
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We have live music in our City parks on Saturday night and Monday night. We bring a sandwich and go early to get a decent parking place and I always take hand work along. I get it done and it's a great ice breaker too because people will ask about it.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:12 PM
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I live in Ontario Canada near Ottawa. We are cooped in all winter when it is cold so when the weather is warm, I am outside.
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