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Thread: How Much Time Do You Spend Quilting Daily?

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    How Much Time Do You Spend Quilting Daily?

    After two years of learning quilting I'm feeling very comfortable with it. If my schedule would allow I would love to be able to quilt about four hours a day, but only seem to be able to get in two each day at the most.

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    At least 2 hours a day during the work week, sometimes more if time allows. Friday and Saturday, much more time is alotted to me quilting and working on projects. Vacations and numerous days off in a row...it's all I do...LOL

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    I quilt when I feel like it and for as long as I can squeeze it into my schedule. Sometimes that is most of the day, other times an hour or two.

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    yep, that sums it up for me
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    I am retired so all day everyday, till I get tired, then I sit in my recliner and do hand work.

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    I am also retired, and sometimes I spend all day quilting. That is after I read the Board. I get so I resent the time I need to spend doing "chores" that takes me away from quilting.
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    I would love to do about three hours of planning/fabric selection/machine sewing every day, and about 2 hours of handwork every evening...but alas that rarely happens! In reality I probably average about 30 min a day, but that will be 4 hours on one day then nothing for a week and half.

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    I am so Jealous, I work full time, 10 hours a day - 4days a week, keep grandbaby #2( 1 year old) on Friday and grandbaby #1(3 year old) on Sat. until sometime Sunday afternoon. So not much quilting time for me an hour here and there, but I dream about the time I will be able to quilt all day.

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    I go out to my quilt room between 8 and 9 AM almost every day. I work until noon or 1 PM. I love having that time to myself and to play with my quilting. Being retired is great.

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    I'd love to quilt all day, but I work full time. So, I squeeze in an hour or two in the evenings when nothing else is planned (which means, 2 or 3 evenings a week). And maybe 4-5 hours on the weekends around housework and commitments. As someone else said - holidays are *my* time, and I spend those quilting all day, with no regrets or guilt about housework not done (because if I wasn't quilting I'd be at work).

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    Probably to much!! Do the must things, and then it is quilt, quilt, quilt!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisonquilts View Post
    I would love to do about three hours of planning/fabric selection/machine sewing every day, and about 2 hours of handwork every evening...but alas that rarely happens! In reality I probably average about 30 min a day, but that will be 4 hours on one day then nothing for a week and half.

    Alison
    yep that's me too

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    Not enough. I work 4 days a week. I try to fit in around 2/3 hours on 1 day of the weekend.

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    I might get to sew 2-3 hours a week and it's broken up into short spurts. I am a stay-at-home mom to 3 kids (ages 4, 6 & 8) and I homeschool as well, so my time is pretty well scheduled for me!
    I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. - Michael J. Fox

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    Just about every free moment I have. I still have to do that work thing to pay the bills - but when i'm not working, not much else gets done!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Sue, you are singing my song! It's gotten bad. Just leave me alone and let me quilt!

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    I am a stay at home Mom so I've got my routine down! Get kids up, on bus, check email and blogs, clean, and usually that's all done by 9 or 10 and I pretty much sew the rest of the day until the kids come home - dinner, kids to bed, sew some more! LOL* Everyday I'm not knee deep in a project, so sometimes I'm just tooting around practicing my free motion or rummaging through patterns and fabric.
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    I just started two years ago and I love it! Just got a HQ Sweet Sixteen for b-day and Christmas present this year. I work part-time 3-4 days a week for 3-4 hours a day. It's easy money really. I end up having several hours every day to quilt. No kids, but my pets are more demanding than my husband. I do like to make sure dinner is fixed everyday and I try to work on the house everyday. However, it's not as clean as I like and I'm more like "whatever" these days and say "I'm off to quilt." I also have friends to quilt with and sign up for classes, BOM's through my favorite LQSm and sew-in's to get out of the house.
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    I'm retired and so I spent most days quilting or sewing a quilt together, maybe 6 to 7 hrs a day, and love it. .

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    Although I am retired, I don't seem to have much free time; but I spend every free minute quilting. Sometimes I am quilting in 15 minute segments of time which may end up as an hour or two a day. I love it when I can get in 4 or 5 hours a day. I do appliqué or sew on bindings at night. I so enjoy quilting which I just started 2 1/2 years ago.

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    I quilt as much time as my schedule permits. Sometimes is 30 minutes or less (just enough time to pet my fabric). Other times, all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    I am retired so all day everyday, till I get tired, then I sit in my recliner and do hand work.
    That pretty much sums it up for me also. Just love everything step of quilting

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    A few days a week I can quilt for about 3 hours and on other days I cannot quilt at all. It just depends on my work schedule during the day. In the afternoons I'm with my kiddos when they get home from school but once they are down for the night I try and get in some more quilting time.

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    As long as I can stand the back spasms...........sometimes 3 - 4 hours, sometimes only 1 hour or so. But sometimes, if I'm fortunate, I can go up to 7 hours!
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    Not as much as I would like too! LOL

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