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I'm Quilting, But Now I Want to Piece

Old 02-18-2021, 09:59 AM
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My hands have been sore lately, so I find it helpful to combine quilting and piecing. Piecing isn't painful, but it won't get my baby quilts delivered. One baby quilt being FMQ, one at build a back stage and a wedding quilt in early piecing stage. Another wedding quilt in planning stages.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:25 PM
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You need another machine so you switch out between tasks. I get restless with the quilting process too.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:54 PM
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I love all aspects of quilt making. I do have a large double bed top to quilt. Since I have way too many quilts for one bed it can wait.

I am now making quilts again for donation. Mine can wait.
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:01 AM
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Are all the above reasons why we have UOFs?
Same with me. Get to a certain part on a quilt...no...wait....see that pattern...see that fabric...UFO created...again.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:24 AM
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I love piecing, the sandwiching and quilting part not so much. I will quilt small items but bigger than a baby quilter I quilt by check.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:31 AM
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tropit, I'm the same way! I'm not that great at machine quilting and I hate doing the sandwiching part.
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:20 AM
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I go in spurts. There are things I like, picking out the fabric cutting, and doing the block piecing. and things I don't like, stitching the rows together especially if it is a Big quilt, adding on borders. Then to the quilting part, Things I don't like, piecing the backing together, getting everything square and lined up to put on the long-arm, going up to the attic to get the batting cut off the roll (I use my stairs as a pantry as I have a tiny kitchen so have to clear everything off the stairs first) loading the quilt unto the longarm. Then I get to something that is fun as I do a quick and easy over-all design free hand on the quilt. Then back to the things I don't like, off loading the quilt and trimming the sides, making the binding and machine stitching it on. Oh and I did I mention I seldom put a label on it cuz I don't like that step either...oh my, I need an apprentice!
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
You need another machine so you switch out between tasks. I get restless with the quilting process too.
I have two machines set up all the time. One for piecing and one for FMQ. My apparel machine can be utilized quickly. Works for me.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:27 PM
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I love the piecing, but really struggle with finding time to sandwich and finish. Its more fun to put together the patterns.
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:14 AM
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well, I have an LA - and I still have this problem! I simply love to piece.
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