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Thread: How many hours a week do you sew?

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    I visit here each day and I see all of the quilts that are being made. It seems to me that most, if not all of you, are far more productive than me.

    It got me to wondering how many hours you spend sewing each week. Do you make "sewing time" a regular part of your routine...get up, breakfast, read the paper, sewing time....

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    I try to sew a little each evening, but have a full time job during the day. I would like to spend more time at it, but......

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    As evidenced by my dirty floors, I sew too much. I generally sew every day.

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    I work and am currently going to Physical therapy 3 days a week so I get anywhere from 6-12 hrs a week in, if I'm lucky!!

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    Lately? A lot. A whole lot. I don't want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    As evidenced by my dirty floors, I sew too much. I generally sew every day.
    Dirty floors? surely not. Have you been to my house lately?

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    I sew on Sunday's. That is my "rest". I figured if God could rest on Sunday--so could I. I also try to sew during the week, but it's hit or miss. You have to schedule it in! I try to do that with exercise (LOL) but it doesn't seem as easy.

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    I try for about 10 hours a week. Usually about an hour after I get home from work, then about 2 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday - however best laid plans are often interfered with by DH and daughters. Some weeks the answer is only one hour!

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    A year ago I "retired" so I could quilt but DH lost his job. I "unretired" to work 1-2 days a week so I could quilt BUT now I'm back working 40 hrs per week and wish I could quilt!! I sew all afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays while doing laundry.
    Someone said something about dirty floors--light candles in the evening and you'll never notice LOL!!

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    I sew every single day! All afternoon after taking care of chores, shopping, the pets and hubby has left for work. Then again in the evening after dinner and a little tv time with hubby. Maybe up to 6 hrs a day.

    I used to think I needed to get a life - - - but I really enjoy my time in the sewing room. I worked outside the home forever and raised 4 kids, now I can do what I want to do - so I sew every single day. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Someone said something about dirty floors--light candles in the evening and you'll never notice LOL!!
    Great idea!

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    It is a rare day that I don't sew, at least a little. Most days it's at least a couple of hours. I go at a steady pace, but don't rush. Had to rush all my life, not doing it now. I have friends that sew a lot faster than I do and turn out more, but I am happy with what I produce.

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    I used to be lucky to sew about 2 hours a month - find that rare saturday morning when nothing else was scheduled.

    Lately, with all of this snow - I've been able to sew for about 4-6 hours (or more!) every day!

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    I try to sew some every day :D:D:D
    Some weeks I sew a LOT and other weeks the body just won't cooperate :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    It is a rare day that I don't sew, at least a little. Most days it's at least a couple of hours. I go at a steady pace, but don't rush. Had to rush all my life, not doing it now. I have friends that sew a lot faster than I do and turn out more, but I am happy with what I produce.
    Ditto here!

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    I most weeks sew a couple of hours in the evenings and try to sew Saturday and Sundays while doing laundry and some housework. I'm at work about 50 or so hours a week. I get on this board look,read,comment when I'm not busy. I'm retiring in June and then I plan to sew most of each days.

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    Well, I work full time and have two preschoolers, the house, DH and the pets, so I'm lucky if I sew 5 hours a week, that includes the kiddos nap times on the weekends! Just doesn't happen much here and it explains all the UFO's in my room!

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    There a lot more quilters that produce more quilts than I do. I work full time and have kids at home. I work on them when I can, but it's slow going for me. The biggest thing is I enjoy what I do and that's what counts.

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    Some weeks I sew more than others. Usually 10 to 20 hours. I don't do anything else and sometimes I'm pushing hubby to finish dinner so I can go upstairs and quilt.

    Last night I was there before they were done so this morning I cleaned up- put the pots in the dishwasher. hehe.

    I would love to sew more and feel a wee bit guilty over how much time I spend in my room, but- 1) they know where I am and 2) I was banished there because I create strings and a mess with a project. The house is much cleaner with me contained to 1 room.

    Especially sewing a lot this week as I want to finish 2 UFOs and get them to the laq. Then finish another 2 next week. Goal is to finish all my UFOs by end of March. Only have 8 but that's too many!

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    Some weeks I sew more than others. Usually 10 to 20 hours. I don't do anything else and sometimes I'm pushing hubby to finish dinner so I can go upstairs and quilt.

    Last night I was there before they were done so this morning I cleaned up- put the pots in the dishwasher. hehe.

    I would love to sew more and feel a wee bit guilty over how much time I spend in my room, but- 1) they know where I am and 2) I was banished there because I create strings and a mess with a project. The house is much cleaner with me contained to 1 room.

    Especially sewing a lot this week as I want to finish 2 UFOs and get them to the laq. Then finish another 2 next week. Goal is to finish all my UFOs by end of March. Only have 8 but that's too many!

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    How many hours a week do you sew?
    Not enough! :) I was just counting up the tops I have to quilt, the WIPs and the potential quilts in my stash. It's way too many.

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    I try and sew a little every day...between commercials now that the olympics are on. I have all of my cutting laid out on the coffee table and do that while watching.
    Cleaning...well sometimes I set the timer on the microwave for ten minutes and do a mad dash!!!
    Cooking! well I listened to all of you gals and use my crockpot!!!
    I would never set the timer for sewing though!!

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    janRN i had a friend who did this one time, but it backfired on her. Her wonderful evening mood lasted overnight as her card club members got snowed in and had to stay until power came back on and snow removal was done

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    I am retired and have a wonderful sewing room where I can leave projects out. Some days I sew all day and some days don't go into the room at all. TRICK: get everything cut out. Then if you have 10 minutes sew for 10 minutes - if you have 4 hours sew for 4 hours.

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    Not enough, but have found a way to get a little in every day lately. I don't work outside the home because of health reasons; but find that I can always find something that needs to be done around here. I finally decided to make time, after battling my way through a bout of being down in the dumps. I also have some wool applique that I am trying to do a little on each afternoon when watching tv; as I am one of the dinosaurs who still enjoys my soaps. Figured I might as well be constructive while they are on; so either do needlework, pin quilt pieces, or cut fabrics. So far it is working out great for me.

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