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Thread: Favorite Phases of quilt making

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    I like making the top and doing the binding. I really need a place to pin baste my quilts, since the local quilt shop closed; there isn't any place for me to do it.
    So I keep making tops

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    I love the search for the right fabrics and the planning stages. Second best I love the piecing each block. After that I like sewing the blocks together into the top. Cutting can be difficult for me so it's not my favorite thing to do, but I do like the good feeling of seeing the pieces accumulate ready for the piecing to start!! Sandwiching and quilting are very difficult for me, so I will either QAIG or tie.

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    My very favorite is selecting fabrics for a project. Next fav. is hand stitching the binding onto the back. Least fav. is the ironing & machine sewing the binding onto the front.

    Put us all together & I think we would do well doing our favorite parts. There would be some great quilts completed at the end. :thumbup:

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    I enjoy all stages of quilting,even though I have problems with binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Which do you like doing the best? The cutting, block making, quilting the finished project. Sometimes i find i am only in the mood to cut fabric. Other times it's the construction of the top.
    What is you favorite part of making q quilt?
    My favorite is putting on the binding. I find it very relaxing, and also its a great feeling to know you have almost finished a project. LOL

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    dreaming it up.

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    I think binding and as someone else stated getting the finished quilt out of the dryer.

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    I love the design phase the best. I will make dozens of graph paper mock-ups before I cut anything. If I can find a speedier way to sail through construction, I do, and that is a great feeling.

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    I love it all pretty much , I would love the quilting of them better if I had the FMQ foot are a walking foot, maybe someday
    :D

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    First of all I love quilting because there are no calories and it’s fat free… Second of all and best is the priceless look on the face of the person that I give it to… I really enjoy sewing and quilting.... its like therapy to me I just seem to lose myself in what am doing and forget my problems.

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    Hand Quilting is my favourite. It's easy to know because besides sewing the length of fabric togehter by hand and finishing the quilt with a knife edge it is all I have to do on a wholecloth!

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    I love it all, just wish cutting would not cause so much pain. God bless.

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    It still surprises me that my favorite part is the one I said, as a new quilter, I'd never do - the hand quilting. Even those times when it's just outline stitching, it's enjoyable and totally relaxing.

    Least favorite - making the "sandwich" because I don't have the right space to do it.

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    I love, love picking out a pattern and fabrics. Cutting is good, as is sewing. After that it's a real effort to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I like every phase but I have times when I only want to cut, or maybe I only want to piece. So I usually have several projects going at one time so I can "feed my habit".
    Yes, that best describes my thought processes as well.

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    Buying fabrics.
    Oodling and playing around making a design. (Or not. Just having fun playing...)
    Auditioning fabrics.
    Changing stuff around at every step as I make the quilt.
    Seeing how it takes shape. Agonising over stuff that isn't working the way I envisioned it - what to do, what to do...
    Unfolding a project I've put away for a while because I was no longer liking it... and finding it's beautiful after all.
    Stitching down binding, racing myself (excited, impatient now) along the final straight edge to the FINISH! line. :thumbup:

    Yay! Done. That's one of my favorite moments, too.

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    THE BINDING!!! BECAUSE IT MEANS I'M DONE!!!YEA!!! but i really enjoy the whole process...well, cutting not so much, but everything else...yup, i like it all...but the best part is DONE!!!

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    Hey, I just found my least fasvorite thing. Reading the pattern wrong. I've made this pattern several times, and I guess I thought I knew everything about it. LOL on me. I know your not suppose to cut after 9 o'clock at night, but this was 9 A.M. Oh, well live and learn.

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    I like all phases. What I like best is once I start sewing. I have the design all done, the pieces are cut, I am ready to go. That is when things go the fastest for me.

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