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    I usually can finish, and sandwich in a week but I hand quilt and that takes me longer depending on how much quilting I do. I have been working on two twin size and I am almost finished quilting the second one and then I can bind the two, will show pictures when I am done.

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    depends on how I feel.if I am having good days a top a day.even huge ones 1.5 days.but if fibro acts up I can go weeks without sewing.my problem is tops are piling up and I am not quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Anywhere from a few hours to many years. It all depends on the pattern.
    agree...been workin on 1 for over 25 yrs (hand quilting) but it will be beautiful when done LOL

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    I'd say you are doing great. Try to sew about half hour each eve. Can you leave your machine up and ready to use? Are you chain piecing the squares onto the block? That would help. Keep at it and you will be done before you know it.

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    I did a crib sized snow ball quilt and it took me about a month.

    I don't sew for hours a day...some days I don't or can't sew at all. I like not having a deadline, but I find I get more accomplished when I do. So my double sized gift quilts for Christmas only took me a few weeks each, where the much smaller crib quilt for my son took me a month.

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    EasyPeezy I love your avitar. Do you know where I could find the pattern?

    Thank you.

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    The quilt takes as long as it needs to be done. Working is hard, family and other obligations get in the way. Enjoy the process. Now that i don't work, the process is even more enjoyable. Just have fun with it. NO quilt police are on duty.

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    I also only have evenings and weekends to work on quilts. I made a full size one that I hand quilted, and it took me 9 months! And I don't have little children that need lots of time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisylady
    I'd say you are doing great. Try to sew about half hour each eve. Can you leave your machine up and ready to use? Are you chain piecing the squares onto the block? That would help. Keep at it and you will be done before you know it.
    I am very fortunate that we have a huge basement where I have tables set up for everything from cutting area, pressing, a table for serger, Bernina, Janome and Grandma's old Viking. Have a laying out table, two computers and then also several tables for friends that come to sew too. A TV with remote control, phone with intercom. I just need to bring down a fridge and microwave for it to be my girl cave.

    I tend to be goal/task orientented. I was born two month early weighing in at 3 lbs 11 ozs 60 years ago and have always been in a hurry.

    Finished my first wall hanging last night. It is like the Valentine's day wall hanging from Missouri star Quilt company. Hand sewed the binding and everything. Learned to do that on their tutorial as well. Loved the hand sewing part but cannot see myself hand quilting. Too slow for me.

    Thank you all for your comments.
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    I guess I take about 3 months, give or take to finish a quilt. But I also have to clarify that I don't do bed size quilts, but lap size, 60x80 inches. My family and friends get more use out of the lap size, since we live in such a cold winter area. I also try not to have more than 2 going at any one time. It keeps me focused. But, of course, my housecleaning gets a little behind, but my girls always say that the dust will always be there, but the quilts are a treasure to have. So I make quilts.

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    Anything from a week, including marking and cutting the fabrics (and making freezer paper templates, if I'm doing complex piecing) to a few months. I hand sew everything. I don't work, but on the other hand I have severe ME/CFIDS so I can't sew for as long as I'd like and sometimes I have to take the odd month off. The quilt in the icon is a metre square (full photo at http://img837.imageshack.us/i/isisquiltfinalphoto1.jpg/), and if we take off the two months I lost due to RSI and tendinitis, I worked on that for four months, including designing, piecing, appliqué, embroidery, quilting and beading.

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    Oh that depends on lots of things, pattern, daughters schedule, my schedule, time of year, the list goes on and on. I love the whole process tho so I'm good no matter how long it takes, quick or long its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Anywhere from a few hours to many years. It all depends on the pattern.
    and how much time you sit here.
    :mrgreen:

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    I work full time as well and depending on the pattern it usually takes me about a month to complete a queen size quilt start to finish. Baby quilts I can do over a weekend or a week if we do a lot of errands.

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    i work partime and it takes me about a month or two for a queen size quilt

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    It depends on complexity of the pattern and whether you are hand sewing or sewing with machine. My first hand sewn single bed quilt (my first quilt), took a year to finish. I can now churn one out on the sewing machine in about eight hours and then another two to three days to quilt it.

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    Isn't that the truth. It also depends how excited you are about finishing it.
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Anywhere from a few hours to many years. It all depends on the pattern.

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    Its like a Thanksgiving turkey --it"ll be done when its done :-P :P

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    The first quilt I ever made was KING size, I was working full time, and took a quilting class. I got the entire top done during that 2 month class, but it took about 2 more months before I got all of the quilting done (on a regular machine, saying a lot of dirty words along the way!)

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    I have made one in 2 months, my last one took 2 years only because i got pregnant and stopped working on it, probably would have taken me 4 or 5 months, just depends

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    I too work full time, this is a great question, some quilters are so brave :D

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    the last one I finished was a king size and it took months to hand quilt it. I bet the whole thing took about 6 months, but I started it 8 years earlier and didn't work on it for about 7 years. Then I finally finished it. I have it for sale on e-bay right now.

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    Until I joined this Quilting Board I could do a top 2 to 4 weeks depending on the pattern. A baby quilt in 4 days start to finish. I do tac my baby quilts tho.

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    I just finished a king size from start to finish in a month and half and that's with a week delay waiting on some fabric.

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    I too started with a Queen size snowball quilt about 5 years ago and was hand quilting it. It still awaits as other projects and ideas push themselves to the head of the pack. Days, weeks, months, years . . . yeap, done it all. Some seem to go together quickly and then sit waiting for the quilting guru to show me the pattern and some piece slowly, but the quilting pattern jumps out and finishes fast. I enjoy the process and the end product. I am curious about all the quilt magazines, techniques and classes that emphasize fast - where's the fun? I too work full time and have family demands so fit it in around a full schedule - the more I quilt the more I find the calm, excitement and satisfaction in the process

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