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    just wondering

    do any of you keep the number of hours you spend on a quilt from start to finish?
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    No but I wish I did! So many have asked me how long it took me to make different quilts & I am never really sure. I wonder myself too!

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    I used to, when i as a kid,but after the first one hundred or so, i started makinv two, three or more at a time, along with cloths and
    Time fell by the wayside.

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    Afraid to

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    i just reply "hundreds or thousands" and don't admit to having to rip out stitches with great regularity!

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    My DH thinks to many. But what fun.

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    Too busy quilting to keep track of time. DH calls me to lunch and dinner, or reminds me of appointments. Hmm, maybe he should be keeping track of my quilt time, also! JOKE, don't dun me! I know I have a jewel.

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    I've wanted to but just can't keep keep up with tracking it. I just approximate it when asked.

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    i do if i'm working on a quilt to sell or donate- if it's a gift i generally don't bother.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Nah. It's about the process for me. That would take too much time from the process....
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    No -- don't want to know any more than I want to know how much I read. I do it for pleasure. I don't count the number of pieces to make the quilt either -- unless I get sick of the quilt before it is done and finishing it is a drag.
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    No I do not either.

    What I would like to see on sewing machines is a gadget that would tell you just how far you have stitched - bit like a mileage counter in a car.

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    I don't to many other things to occupy my mind than keeping track of the hours... like where did I leave my sissors.

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    No, I don't. I work on multiple projects in various stages and it would be hard to keep track. Besides, it's my way of getting away and keeping track of the hours defeats the purpose.
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    Oh dear me no! It doesnt matter as it is therapy for me, which results in gifts for others.

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    I don't want to know!

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    Just keeping track of the number of years a quilt had been in "production" (which includes sitting in a bag in the closet) is more than I can handle.

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    I keep up with it if it's a customer quilt....otherwise I just approximate the time.
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    I have no idea but, I know I spend my free time and some that isn't free making quilts. I do keep a list ot all the quilts - biscuit quilts and comforters I have made, with a short description.
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    I have never kept track of hours, but I'm pretty good at estimating the number of months that it takes me. During the school year when I have to do that work thing and grade papers, write IEPs and stuff, it takes me longer. I hate it that work gets in the way of quilting....
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    No.

    I know that I'm slower than many - I also know that I'm more fussy/particular than many.

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    No I don't. When I retired I took off my watch (after 35 yrs of teaching) and don't count the hours of my lovely lovely hobby.
    Annie

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    I've tried a few times, but just end up getting too busy & too much trouble. I do log the dates I start & finish on a spreadsheet along with pertinent info ie: fabrics, patterns, type of batting, sizes (before & after quilting/laundering) & photos of each.

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    No, but when you get your machine serviced most machines have a stitch counter/timer. You could ask your serviceman about it.

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    I make quilts for my nieces and nephews when they get married or have a baby. Since some of them have no idea what a gift of love that is (although most do) I have kept up with it at times and told them. It always gets a "WOW"!

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