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Thread: How Many Quilts Have You Made?????

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    Junior Member jj1150's Avatar
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    How Many Quilts Have You Made?????

    I have recently made 3 rag quilts (love 'em ~ soooo quick & easy) .... and really need to (re)learn how to to finish the proper way!!! Yikes ... the learning curve!!!

    And about 30 yrs. ago when I did quilting, I hand-pieced a queen size drunkard's path (and then just tied it); and quilted about 5 baby quilts. And it seems I have forgotten *how* to do the sashes/bindings/sandwiching, etc., etc., etc.

    OK, and so I have found a really neat quilting site, called: www.jaybirdquilts.com ~ and I am absolutely loving her quilting/style. And either on her website (or elsewhere), I read where she has made 200 quilts. And I thought, WOW ~ 200 quilts .... that is a LOT of quilts to have made in about 10 years (I think she said she had been quilting about that long). And she is a relatively young gal too.

    And also, on this board, one of the members said they had made 300 quilts.

    And I am in awe of someone making 200 and 300 quilts!!! Wow ... what an accomplishment that is. I have patterns/fabric going thru my head and have like maybe 15 patterns I would like to try!!!

    SO, how many quilts have YOU made??? And when you started this hobby, did you ever imagine yourself making that many???

    Just curious .... but sure hoping to hear everyone's responses

    jody

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    I just purchased a used long arm quilting machine. I told my husband that I had to quilt at least 40 quilts to get my money back. (The machine is for my personal use only.) In the past, I've made 3 full-size quilts, 7 baby quilts, and several wall hangings and miscellaneous items. Of the 40 that I think I need to make, one is ready for the frame and one is being pieced. I think 40 is really stretching it for me!!

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    I started quilting in 2004. My 1st quilt was made for my Mom, a cotton crazy quilt. The quilt disappeared and the grandson shown with it is now waiting in heaven for all those that love him, but I have lots of beautiful memories. I am now working on quilt numberName:  Brady and 1st quilt Summer 2004.jpeg
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    Started in 2005 also and have made many tops and they are waiting to be quilted. About 20 I think. With 2 1/2 years of not quilting due to illness. That's not very many in the quilting world. I have a problem sitting still for very long. I am slow and take my time. I've only just started quilting again 2 months ago. And now I'm older and slower but I don't stress out. It's a joy to get back to it.
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    I started to learn about 7 years ago..due to a busy career I got very little done....Now that I am disabled, I get much more done..and I hand quilt everything..I have made about 15 quilts since January...Still have 6 more grandchildren that need theirs!! Got 8 of them done already..In between I make purses, backpacks, and other gift items..Hoping to keep up the pace!

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    I started in 1981 and have been making quilts ever since. I have lost track of the number but am well over 200 by now. I have made every size from table runners,placemats to queen size bed quilts. I used to hand quilt til I fell and broke my shoulder. Now I machine quilt on my older domestic machine.

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    Eleven quilts in 3 years. Guess I am slow!! I also do wall hangings, table runners, pillow cases and charity quilts ---- OH I can count those quilts too, but those are just quilt tops. Twelve that I can remember. When you ladies mention doing quilts in the 100's - are those completed or just tops?? I can't imagine finishing that many. Wow. I have a long list of patterns to try also.

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    According to THE LIST, 86.
    Not bad in only 12 years, including almost no sewing for the last four.

    Also, at last count, 12 UFO's in various stages, but too far invested (time and $$$) to toss or use the as-yet-unused fabric for something else.

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    way too many to count! one summer my kids & i made 75 twin sized quilts (pieced, appliqued, quilted & bound) i really dislike (production- quilting) so we don't do that anymore- once summer was more than enough- generally i make between 12 & 20 a year (mostly queens- a few smaller quilts here & there- seldom even think about them if they are baby quilts. so, i've probably made somewhere between 250 & 300 - i do have quilts i've been working on for over a year- that at some point will be finished- i am always working on 6-12 at a time- sometimes 3 or 4 will (suddenly) come together all at once- when i have a number of tops stacked up to get quilted i set aside a week to get them done- then work on bindings while watching tv- or during breaks at work - so sometimes it seems like i made 7 in one month- but really i only finished that many that month- i'd been working on them for weeks.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I've been quilting since 1983, and have no idea how many quilts I've made over the years. Way over 100, I'm sure!

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    I assign a number to each quilt or quilt top that I make (I sell some as tops) or another persons quilt that I quilted for them. Started in 1978. Now in the 1400's according to my spreadsheet. (A lot of these are small tops).

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    I'm sure, starting now, I will keep track of the ones I make!! Probably a photo album of some kind. Not that I'll ever have *that* many!!! lol

    I think it's great the number of quilts everyone has made .... what a great hobby, stress reliever it is

    jody

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    Way too many to count. You can check them out on my webshots.

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    Just guessing, somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 or more....at one time, I had 50 people reporting to me and they all required gifts when they were expecting...so they got a baby quilt. Cheap (back then) and nice...plus they were thrilled that I had invested a lot of time just for them. Then there are all the GK, and GGK...a total of 22 of those, each of whom got a hand-quilted one for their baby quilts...and now many of them are on their third or fourth large ones. And of course, all five of my kids have each gotten at least 2-3 large quilts. Oh, and did I mention I have a business?
    So yep, I've been a little busy too....and most are documented...isn't it fun!
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    I started in the 70's .. never counted .. but the only answer I can get close to is "lots" and "lots"..

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    Ive been quilting sin e i was se en, i stopped ounting at afound 300-350 a few yrs ago.
    i also had quilt my quilts, in 2003 i made 50 quilts in about three months. I donated them to a local hospital for children. The smallest being twim. Most of them were double or better.
    i dont count anymore, besides the pastt two yrs. I've been concentrating on taable runers for myzelf and gifts.
    (They dont ount)

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    The correct question would be how many have I finished, have made quite a few tops but haven't finished many as I am a great starter

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    I started in 1965-1966 I made 26 and handquilted them. My three kids, six Grands, all have hand quilted quilts. I have four of them.
    Started machine quilting in 2002 and have made 80, a few baby crib size, most double bed size, some a bit smaller, some queen. 10 biscuit quilts, tied, 10 or 12 comforters, tied.
    I finish one and start another. I have lots of fabrics and I'm trying to use as much as I can. The only one not done is the one I am working on. I finish one before I start another.
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    I'm not exactly sure. I have donated many many quilts. Probably at least 160 or more. Most of the donated quilts were baby size but I have finished around10 queen size quilts. Mostly I make large lap size quilts that have been given as wedding gifts and such.


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    Never reallly counted but I know I made some when I was much younger that I wish I had back like the one where I hand embroidered the state birds and hand quilted it with my mother until my fingers bled. I know I have about 12 in the house right now, 7 of which are memory quilts from Nanas clothing, 2 Halloween, One cardinal and one Pittsburgh Penguins themed. My crowning acheivement was the quilt for my great neice to go off to college with

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    Four in my first yr. of quilting (yeah!) == thank's to you people; great photos, great descriptions, lessons, etc. I made three queen size and one twin size. Currently working on another queen size. Don't mind if I don't make into the 100's but hope to continue to polish my skills (cutting, 1/4" seams, binding, and fmq). It's such a satisfying hobby!
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    I've often wondered, but have long since stopped counting or even keeping a documentation. Mine are probably closer to 300 as well, since 1982.

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    Over 70 for charity but those were just crib size to lap....kids at a safe house and such. Beyond that probably another 30 but I couldn't calculate those. I don't consider it as a hobby, just therapy.
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    Created my first quilt in 1974. Since then, probably in the hundreds, more likely 200s. Most of them were queen sized, just recently started to make lap quilts. All were hand quilted or tied. I have not been brave enough to try machine quilting. Some day soon.

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    I'm like Jan in Va, stopped counting or keeping any documentation, been quilting since 2000.

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