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    I was wondering this morning just how much quilting everyone is able to do. How many hours a week or per day are you able to spend on your passion? I know there is never enough time in the day for me to do what i want but i manage to sew more on the week-ends than any other time. How about you guys?

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    For me, it depends on the weather. Hot & humid? I'm in sewing if possible. Freezing? Same story ;-)

    Some days I can sew most of the day other days life interrupts my fun.

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    As many as I can.....I sew on my machine on weekends and hand quilt in the evenings after work.

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    I'm able to sew 24/7
    Rarely these days have I been in the mood to sew - by machine or hand
    Have been sorting and cutting for 2 months, but no sewing.

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    Not enough! lol

    Its broken up throughout the day - 20 min here, 30min there during naps or quiet time. After the kids go to bed, I can sometimes get a solid hour in. I'm working on something like "warm wishes", so I'm piecing strips for cutting...I've had to leave half sewn strips sitting on my machine for hours before I could get back to it lol.

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    It depends on several things...my mood, everybody else's expectations on my time (some I can control, others not so much), how frustrated I've gotten with the project I'm working on at the moment/how excited I am about starting a new project, how much time I spend on this board getting new ideas or just enjoying everyone else's work...but in general at least a little while almost everyday, some days 2-3 hours or maybe even more on occasion.

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    I spend as much time as I feel. My DH is great about fixing him something to eat if he gets hungry. I have to be in the sewing mood or I will spend all my time "unsewing".

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    Luckily I have a DH that is understanding about my addiction to quilting so I sometimes spend as much as 10 hours a day in my quilting studio. I am really lucky, he helps with making dinner and keeping the kitchen clean.

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    DH works 7 on 7 off. So every other week I can sew almost all I want. The other week I don't get as much time to sew, but manage to get some in most days.

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    it varies-but as much as I can.I have health issues so sometimes I go weeks without sewing/quilting.when I feel good it is all I do,all all I think about and dream about.I am a junkie and I am ok with that

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    I have machines set up on each floor of my house so I can sew anytime, anywhere. I also have one packed and ready to go in case I need to sew somewhere else. I try to get in at least 10 hours a week but usually I do much more than that. If I do less I get jittery. I've been known to sew 40-60 hours in a week if I'm working on something that HAS to get done or if I'm doing something that I'm passionate about.

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    Right now...not much. Now that school has started again I am just exhausted after teaching my kindergartners all day long. I have good intentions of quilting in the evenings but the reality is that after I fix dinner and clean up the kitchen I generally just collapse in my recliner chair for the evening. It is a gray, cool day here today and I do believe I will do some sewing today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I'm able to sew 24/7
    Rarely these days have I been in the mood to sew - by machine or hand
    Have been sorting and cutting for 2 months, but no sewing.
    I'm in a slump too, if you could call it that. Been doing a good bit of hand sewing but not much else.

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    Here lately I'm only sewing 1 day a week and then only an hour or 2 on that day. Sometime life takes over or when I run into a snafu I have to walk away. Right now I'm waiting for WM to get the fleece in for a quilt so I can get it done, I hate waiting on wm. Guess I will finish Halloween decorations today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I was wondering this morning just how much quilting everyone is able to do. How many hours a week or per day are you able to spend on your passion? I know there is never enough time in the day for me to do what i want but i manage to sew more on the week-ends than any other time. How about you guys?
    Not enough hours in the day to quilt!!!! It seems like I find more time when everyone gets to bed...

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    I can usually get 20 hours a week in. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 7-10ish and 10 hours on either Saturday or Sunday.

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    Like the other ladies have said, It depends on the mood, how you are feeling,if you have appts. to go to.

    If everything is in order I can sew most of the day when my daughter (MH) goes to the workshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Here lately I'm only sewing 1 day a week and then only an hour or 2 on that day. Sometime life takes over or when I run into a snafu I have to walk away. Right now I'm waiting for WM to get the fleece in for a quilt so I can get it done, I hate waiting on wm. Guess I will finish Halloween decorations today.
    Also I might get more done if this board didn't exsist but then again I wouldn't know what I was doing if it weren't for the helpful quilters on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I'm able to sew 24/7
    Rarely these days have I been in the mood to sew - by machine or hand
    Have been sorting and cutting for 2 months, but no sewing.
    How can we help get you in the mood to sew? Cheer, sing, talk? Let us help encourage you to sit back down at the machine.

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    Depends on my mood

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    If I start in the morning after coffee I can go right through lunch.
    If I'm excited about what I am doing I'll keep going. Then I start thinking about what I'll make for dinner. :lol: I've been known to go back and sew after DH goes to bed.
    But am working on a peice for my neice who Im annoyed with right now, so I work a bit and stop. So I guess I am in a sew and stop mode. My mind is racing finish it finish it finish and give itto her and close the book on it.

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    Having a sewing buddy has helped me alot. We get together once a week to sew and that has helped my motivation alot. I have a hard time getting started on a project. I can sew most anytime I want to, but my motivatation is lacking. I have a DH who is in bad health and that does terrible things to your mind. You never know what each day will bring.

    Lately tho, I've been sewing more. I have a BOM to finish and now that the block's are done, I'm anxious to get it finished. I also have several other projects that need to be finished too, by the end of October. Also a baby quilt top that I need to quilt for baby shower next weekend. I wonder, if I will get it done in time!

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    I can usually get in an hour before I go to work at nine, then I'm home by 2.30, have coffe and visit hubby for an hour then sew till around 5, get supper done and sew from 7.30-9 ish, then I go to bed with some hand applique. I'm fortunate to work alone in a small businees so I have time to keep up with the board when I'm at work so it doesn't take up my sewing time !

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    Normally I hand quilt 6 to 8 hours and if possible every day. I am in the lucky situtation to stay at home at the moment and only have to do the housework and the gardening. But that is not so much work...

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    It depends... lately it is bits here and there throughout the day... Usually in the winter I spend a LOT more time at my machine :D:D:D

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