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Thread: how much time

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    I was wondering how much time per day do you spend on quilting? I work fulltime but get off early afternoon so I've got time every afternoon but sometime I fee quilty always up in my sewing room. Just curious.

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    Not nearly enough...I might get to sew a little on the weekend, but usually not during the week.

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    I quilt in fits and starts. Sometimes I am very motivated and sometimes I'm not. I always have a project "going" though.

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    Maybe a little time during the weekend.

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    i too work full time and get off at 2 pm, have coffee and visit with hubby for an hour the he gets rebusy outside and i go inside, start laundry or supper and sew. go back and forth till he comes in at dark, ahve supper, visit for about 10 more minutes then go sew till bedtime, (9pm) try to have a hand project to work on in bed till about 10pm, we get up at 5 am, have coffe and visit till 6 am, he goes outside and go to my sewing room till 7, then cook breakfast, eat/visit we both go to work and start over !

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    I have always had my sewing machine available to use anytime but since I have renewed my hobby of quilting I seem to do something related to quilting every day - cutting, piecing, sewing or actual hand quilting. Not to forget my logging in on Quilt Paradise!!!!!! Last Wed was cold and rainy so I spent all day doing the March 15 Star BOM - not guilty at all - a very happy senior!

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    It depends on my work schedule and when I need to keep the grandsons for daughter’s night class. Sometimes all day, sometimes nothing for a week.
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    I do an hour or so on my days off, more on the shared day with my husband, he can watch baby, otherwise i have to wait for her to take a nap to sew, she is too busy body, doesn't sit still

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    On weekends I spend more time. I try to spend time at night during the week even if it is only for 30 minutes or less.

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    Not enough!

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    I'm retired. 6-8 hours /day about 5 days /week. Would be more except I spend to much time here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr
    I'm retired. 6-8 hours /day about 5 days /week. Would be more except I spend to much time here.
    Me too but ....I spend 2 or 3 hours reading on this board then quilt one or two hours.

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    Since I retired, I usually go out to my quilt room around 8-9 AM until noon. And almost every day. Ain't it grand to be retired? You bet!

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    I agree with those that said "Not enough". My quilting room is in my basement and I'm down there almost every day. Some days from right after breakfast, a break for lunch and before I know it it's dinner time. I would probably be down there in the evening but I feel I need to be around the pup doggie and the hubby a little bit. I have so many projects going that I work a little on each and that way I don't get bored. Works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    Not nearly enough...I might get to sew a little on the weekend, but usually not during the week.
    SAME HERE!!!
    (But a lot of that available time is spent HERE!!!! :lol:

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    When I am in the mood I will sit and sew for hours. Then I might not touch my sewing area for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I quilt in fits and starts. Sometimes I am very motivated and sometimes I'm not. I always have a project "going" though.
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    When I am in the mood I will sit and sew for hours. Then I might not touch my sewing area for a few days.

    As someone else said, "Not nearly enough". I'm here on the board more than I should be! lol

    Depends on whether I'm working on a project with a time frame. Also depends on what else is going on in my life. I tend to go in spurts. I like to get in the habit of sewing at least 5-10-15 minutes each day.

    Pam M

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    less than I would like, but my life gets in the way

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    I try to sew a little each day. sometimes all I do is sort thru fabric for a new project.
    I too work full time and have a family. This is my time for me and I make time for me.

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    Whenever the urge strikes:-)
    Always have something in the works and work on it when so inspired. If I force myself to stick to a schedule and not in the mood I make too many mistakes:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr
    I'm retired. 6-8 hours /day about 5 days /week. Would be more except I spend to much time here.
    Sounds like we are twins:):)

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    All day, everyday, pretty much. I clean once a week and do laundry. Single, retired, and last child graduates in May.

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    I feel guilty about not sewing enough!

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    I'm off work right now, so at least 2-3 hours a day.

    When I was working full time it was more like 2-3 hours every week.

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    Retired also...In the cold weather it's up into the sewing rm at 9am...1/2 hr break for lunch, work until 4pm and then I need to see Judge Judy...that's Mon-Fri...I try and take wkends off.
    During the summer 9-12 and then it's out on the deck for talk radio, sun and fun...

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