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Thread: How much time daily do you spend on Quilting Board? and what do you look at first?

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    First thing in the morning with my coffee, and last thing at night before I go to bed. Main first then pictures, if I have time whatever else catches my eye. At least 2 hours a day, sometimes more. Love it!!

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    I asked for and received an IPad last year for Christmas. I wanted it so I could sit in front of the TV at night and read the QB. I read the QB for about an hour in the morning with my coffee and newspaper, then for about two hours in the afternoon, and then all evening if I'm sitting in front of the TV.
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    Some days I don't get on the computer at all. Those are my favorite days. Other days I check my email and always come to The QB and check the Main Section. I check the Tutes out, but doesn't seem to be new ones too often. Wish there were more. Pictures make me feel bad about my quilting, so I don't look at them too often. I check a few of the other sites, but I have a few buddies that I PM with and that's my all time favorite part. I love getting PMs every day!!
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    Usually begin with pictures, then the main section. Because I have such an extensive stash, I no longer look at what is for sale......but used to!
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    About an hour before bed to wind down my day or an hour shortly after work right when I get home to relax. This board has been a very good destressor to me
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    I had to do my own '12 step' to get anything done around here! So now I only spend about half-an-hour...sometimes it goes longer but I used to mostly go for the pics!!! Luv the pics of quilts or purses/bags. (sorry, I'm not an animal lover). I wish all you QB members would post more-and I wish I had something TO post! lol. My quilts (only3) are over 15-18 yrs old, in other words....n o t p r e t t y! I'm doing clothes for the family now and I'm not a fast sewer...anolther drawback of mine! But I'm depending on QB'ers to put more post out there!!! I luv'em!!

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    Maybe about 15 minutes. I don't do the repeats and there are things that I just am not interested in, but I do like Main and Chat and that doesn't take too long, unless something really grabs me and then I just type and type and type!!!!!! I just check the new messages and if they sound interesting I read on ahead, if not, I go to the next one. Yah, about 15 minutes is about it! Edie
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    I check out "Recent Topics". I only read the threads that have a descriptive, eye catching title. If the title is generic, i move on. I cant possibly read all of them. Still manage to spend the first hour and half on my Ipad checking my email, Facebook, and the Quilting Board. We get up at 4:45 am so i don't feel like i am wasting too much time . I do my best sewing after 6:00 pm. I am not a morning person. But my DH leaves for work by 6:00 am.

    Sometimes during the day i check QB fr new posts. Sometimes i head to the Picture section.
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    The amount of time depends on what I find. I go to the main section and look for things that apply to hand quilters. Not interested in buying a machine at any time.

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    I am up early, make a cup of tea and then to the computer/sewing room. Go to pictures first and admire the work of all you talented people. You motivate me to get started on all my projects. Thanks. pat
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    I absolutely love this QB. I look forward to viewing it first thing every morning. The members are very helpful and kind and even though I have never posted a quilt...don't know how to upload yet...but boy can I download...computer about to crash with so many free patterns...LOL. I have only been quilting a short time ..maybe a year...have made 2 queen size quilts, 2 single and 4 or 5 lap tops. l am mostly into making electronic pouches for I-pad/Nook/Kindle at the present time and also Tote Bags. I have 2 DIL and 2GD who just love these. Thanks to all of you for all of you wonderful tips and suggestions. I bought a vinyl piece to put under the foot pedal says FOOT PEDAL but it is a piece of junk. I glued cardboard under it and then glued the shelving you guys are talking about and it stays put very well.

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    Every evening for about an hour still very new so am learning to navigate the site

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    I usually log on to QB at lunch time -when you all seem to be having that first cup of coffee. I go through Main, then pictures , then the links, then organisation and tutorials. I have also browsed while on particularly long phone calls. There is a void in my life when I cannot log on. Weekends I spend sewing and am too lazy to touch a computer after being glued to one all week.

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    Love the QB!!! My dear sis-in-law clued me in and I have been enjoying it ever since. The Main threads, Links and Resources, and General Chit Chats are my favorites...I check others when time permits...oh, I could spend hours on QB. My next challenge is learning how to upload pictures. Haven't gotten around to it since I have been busy quilting a third quilt on my new longarm....I can handle only one learning curve at a time, lol. I've learned so much from this wonderful forum....so lucky!

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    I haven't been a member for long, so it's hard to say what I "usually" do. The first week after I "retired" I spent hours reading miles and miles of old threads because there is such a wealth of information and wisdom to be found here! I had to nip the addiction in the bud so I can get some sewing done. I'm down to about an hour a day, some days none at all, some more. I like to browse through the pictures posted first and get inspired by all the things others are starting/progressing/FINISHing. Then I go over to the main section and see what's up.
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    More than i should, when my son leaves me the tabket,2-3 times a day. When he doesnt, i play catchup the next time i get it.
    i go to swaps first, pics second, whats new next.

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    Way, way too much time, but it is so fun. I always look at the main first, then the pictures. Keep getting more and more ideas and inspiration and KNOWLEDGE!

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    I'm addicted! WAAAYY too much time.. My computer is warming up while I fry my two eggs in butter and heat my coffee. I check my email for anything really important, and then go here. I have to check in on all the threads. If I'm really not interested, as in LA conversations, I don't read further. But I read at least some of most posts, and all of most of them. I'm one who usually has something to say about everything, but I try not to post just to say, "I don't know the answer, but your quilt is beautiful."

    The number of things I have learned here is unbelievable. I have spent up to three hours a day here, but now it's more like two or less in the morning. Then, especially if I have posted something, I will check back in the evening to see what someone else has said.
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    Like most of you, it's with my first cup of joe in the morning. DH leaves for work at 530, wakes me up, I get G-dau up school at 6 and then this is my next. I spent about 2 hrs on the board unless I have something specifically I am looking up. Usually start reading Main and go right down the line.

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    Ever morning if 2 year old grandson is behaving. Otherwise I go on at night for 45 minutes to an hr.

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    I'd guess at maybe an hour a day--some days more because more have posted something I am interested in. DH has put the bird feeder up for the winter, so first thing I do is go out and scream (literally) at Sophie (outdoor cat) to get out from under that bird feeder, then grab my first cup of coffee, relax and wake up discussing today's schedule with DH; then to reading what's going on with all the ladies and J Miller here on the board. He is almost as smart as my DH, and twice the comic according to his writings. Some days I don't even go out to my sewing room; but when I do my son and I usually get a lot done--he quilts on my LA, and we always have one loaded; and I either piece or work on a mending project--I have lots of requests from GKs, DD, DDIL, other son for a waist that needs taken in, or hemming that needs to be done by Sunday for church. Love you one and all. Thanks for keeping my brain active.....
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    Y'all make me feel so good because I'm not the only addict here. I get up, let the dogs out, get my tea and open QB. Usually spend a coupld of hours here, but I will check back after I go to bed at night just to make sure I don't miss anything. Everyone has such great ideas. I've found great patterns and wonderful tutorials. everyone is so willing to help and answer questions. I think this is a great family!

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    Pictures--that is the first and sometimes the only place I go to when I get on here. That alone is addicting and inspiring.

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    I spend about 1 hour (in the office) in segments of 10 minutes or so. I look at the photos first then at the chit chat. I love posts like the puns and I share them with the teachers of my school. Everybody loves them.

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    my husband says I spend too much time on it. But thats his opinion. Mine not enough but have to do other things around the house and then try to get some sewing done

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