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Old 08-27-2008, 08:45 AM
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Phew!!! I feel so much better! Your right I do aspire to be like these other folks on here that crank out the beautiful quilts and quickly! And sometimes it overwhems me to even think that someone else can get such beautiful works of art done so fast! I will definatley do the suggestion of putting the tops together a few at a time and then getting them quilted.
I hope the suggestions will still come though!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:04 AM
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I'm Single and working and have 2 kids (although they're mostly out of the house ..yipee!! they never seem to quite fly on their own). I'm just hoping to get this table runner I'm putting together done before Christmas :) :) :) Don't rush yourself, you won't like the results, and this is suppossed to be fun and relaxing, right?????? :shock: :shock:
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:24 AM
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Oh yeah, Fun and Relaxing...that's right LOL with 6 GC and those two daughters present in my avatar seems like they all want a quilt yesterday :roll: Oh and lest I forget I want to make a quilt picturing my favorite childhood memory before I lose the memory! :roll: :lol: My kids no longer live at home either, but I have chronic fatigue, I work 40+ hours weekly, drive 70 miles daily to get to work and back...By the time weekend rolls around I don't even wanna do laundry just wanna sleeeeeeeeep.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:34 AM
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I hear you!! In fact, I've been soooo busy at work lately this is the first time I've been on this site in about a month or so... I can't even remember!! Currently I have one quilt I am hand quilting (was supposed to be done in May for camping season), one top done, and one WIP.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:45 AM
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Same here. Too many ideas, not enough time. But I'm doing better lately.

Don't rush yourself, you won't like the results, and this is suppossed to be fun and relaxing, right??????
I like this suggestion.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:11 AM
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I also sew for people (quilts, and other quilting work), I also teach quilting so I am always coming up with things to make and teach. I have a sewing/quilting/teaching business along with my full time day business. Perhaps the fact that I have no kids allows me to sew more. I also try to get in a bit of sewing almost every day, although the summer months are tough as there are other things I prefer to do such as hiking, camping and road trip excursions.
I just finished 5 quilts since the end of July. I finally completed them last night!! whew!!! 3 of them were gifts. two of them have been given, and I'll give the remaining gift to Trevor for his birthday tomorrow. The remaining two quilts of the 5 are for teaching in Sept. I can now take a breather for a day or two, then I will get started on a couple mystery quilts/totes I want to do and then by mid September I will start up my Christmas gifts and things to sell as well as decide what quilts I will teach for January. The fun never ends are here!
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:27 AM
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I think the only reason it might appear that I get alot finished quickly is that I have so many in various stages of completion that one is almost done by the time one actually gets done! I hand quilt too, and that is where the progress comes to a screeching hault. I guess there is something good about having a bunch of WIP's!!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:30 AM
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I havn't gotten anything finished since March because of shoulder surgery complications and some construction going on. When I can sew, I get lots done cause I don't watch TV and before the water leak I had my own sewing space and didn't have to put anything away. I could just walk in and sew for a few minutes or pull fabs and set out and not have to put anything away. I also had my sewing space in the family room where everyone else (before they all left) would gather on the computers or reading or such so I didn't feel like I was being left out of family. Soon I'll have my space finished and can sew, sew, sew again. I also am not very good at the actual quilting and so machine quilt simply for most items.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:15 PM
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I know what you mean. I work 40 hours and babysit my GD every afternoon. My kids all have one quilt I made and my GD has two. I have one. That's 6 quilts in two years. I'm not a fast quilter, but I enjoy what I do when there is time and I'm not worn out. My kids all have requests for their next quilts and will get them when I'm ready. I want quilting to be fun not work. Don't worry about how fast you finish a quilt, enjoy the time making it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:58 PM
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I also work 40 hrs a week outside the home. I try to allow myself some time each day to sew. Whether it's an hour. a few minutes or whatever. Somedays I just don't have the time. I tell myself that's ok.. I don't try to be fast. Just enjoy doing it. I usually have a large quilt in progess and some smaller projects. This helps me feel like I get more done when I am finishing the smaller ones.
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