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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    do you actually sew? I seem to spend most of my time dreaming about making this or making that and don't get much accomplished do you?

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    I try and get 1 hour a day in. I'm retired, and it seems like I'm busy all the time, or reading stuff on this darned quilting board. I'm going to sign off now & sew!

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    I spend 1- 7 hours a day sewing, quilting, crafting

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    I try for at least one. Some days I do more, some days I do less.

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    I try to get at least 4-5 hrs at the sewing machine and 2-3 hrs at the longarm. Too many hrs on the QB. I need to get back to work.

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    I sew/quilt everyday. Hours? Usually from the time I get up in the morning until I go to bed at night. Everyday is not like that but lots of days. We (husband and I) are both retired and have both mothers in Assisted Living and are with them or doing for them lots of the time but sewing is on the top of my list of things to do. I usually keep a handwork/binding project to carry with my wherever I go. I was always taught that idle hands are the devils-workshop so I don't like down time.

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    I only sew about four hours a week.
    Geez, I feel like a slacker!

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    During the week I only average a bout 20 minutes a day; and I have to set the timer to make sure I get that much in. I work a 4 day week, so one day is all mine to do whatever I want, some days I'm surprised when my husband comes home @4p & I've been in the sewing room since 5am!

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    i devote 5-6 hours a day to some aspect of my quilting business.

    its never enough time but i have to take care of my family too.

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    Hours per DAY...*sigh*...I wish.

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    some days none, some days a hour or so....most times its none... My projects are slow moving..
    but me and them aren't going anyplace... :)

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    I try to do 1 - 2 hours every night after work and 8 - 10 on the weekends. I can really get "lost" in my "bat cave" as my husband calls it. Last week I was informed that the paper mill where I am the Admin Asst. is closing, so by September I may be able to do 8 - 10 hours a day! I am shocked at the closing of the Mill, but I am only two years away from retirement, so not as rough for me as some of the young guys/gals with young families.

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    Well It is my business to sew/quilt. SO I would say 8 hours day.

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    I'm with you ... I spend more time day dreaming than actually doing :oops:

    ETA --- now that I've read all the replies I'm depressed coz I work full time and squeeze my quilting in on the weekends. I drive about an hour and a half each day so I get to day dream about quilts then LOL

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    I realized Monday that we will be traveling almost all of September. Tons of projects I want done before first gb arrives in December, not to mention Christmas gifts, etc. So starting Tuesday I've decided to sew everyday from Noon to 4pm. Back to it..just taking a quick break...lol.

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    Depends on the day. Yesterday I sewed about 1 1/2 the day before, I had a friend here sewing and I put in about 4 1/2. Today I have spend 1 1/2 at the machine and plan on doing some more

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    It just depends if I'm working on a quilt I might spend 8 hours.

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    I work full time so it is hard to get any time in.

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    Not enough. I work full time and still have teens at home so I have a wish list of items to work on. Someday I will be at the sewing machine more... just not now.

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    I put in about 3 to 4 hours during the day and in the evening I quilt till I get tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I spend 1- 7 hours a day sewing, quilting, crafting
    Ditto- On a good day when no one is bothering me for something I can sew all day!!!

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    some days an hour- some days many hours- some days not at all (but those are few and far between)
    i take hand work or prep work with me to work and work on stuff during breaks-
    when home i try to divide my time between sewing my own projects- and quilting- some times i get home from work and sew until i fall into bed---5 or 6 hours-
    other times i come home and sit here on this dog=gone computer...but i hand stitched a binding at work today- so ...

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    I work 12 hour shifts-usually 4 per week. At the end of the day I crawl home and get my jammies on and that is it for the day. On my days off i sew 2-3 hours a day, and if I can, i sew all day!! My idea of heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    Hours per DAY...*sigh*...I wish.
    It looks from your avatar that you have someone else taking up your time!! What a cutie!

    Myself, right now, i spend no time quilting daily. We just finished with my daughter's wedding. I made her dress, from her design, and dealt with the details of the wedding preparation for 6 months. She wanted to do it all herself (meaning 'us').

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    I mandate in my family that one hour a day is mine and you can get alot done in one hour. Hubby can watch kids or they can go to bed and you get your hour. I know how busy women are today. I work 40 hrs and drive 10 and take care of my home, family and pets. I am not superwoman. (She has a better figure) It's tuff. You have to be organized to a point but not to much.
    During the week, one night I will pick some fabric and pattern. Another night I will cut some but not all fabric. I save the weekends for most of my sewing. I do not concern myself with dust bunnies or tall grass!
    peace

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