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Thread: Which part of the process do you enjoy the most?

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    Which part of the process do you enjoy the most?

    I love the piecing part. When the top is done, it languishes in the closet. But when I finally get one quilted, I enjoy sewing the binding on.
    What part do you enjoy the most?

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    I think my favorite part is buying the fabrics!! I too have about four or five quilt tops "languishing" in the closet waiting to be quilted. I may try and NOT start another quilt project until I at least quilt one of them.
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    Somedays it is the piecing, somedays the quilting. sometimes the binding, depends on my mood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Somedays it is the piecing, somedays the quilting. sometimes the binding, depends on my mood!
    Me, too! I have several quilts in various states that I work on when the right mood strikes. About the only thing I don't like is sandwiching.

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    I love machine sewing appliqué and FM quilting.

    I HATE hand sewing of any kind but do sew binding on quilts (but not wall-hangings - machine). I also hate rotary cutting, but not appliqué shapes.
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    for me it is the total PROCESS...from designing, to piecing, quilting and binding- the process of creating- the end result is a bonus (or not) but the process of creation is what keeps me going
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    I think it's the total process for me too. I love putting the fabrics together, enjoy the piecing, but I really enjoy the FMQ.

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    I enjoy most of it. The 2 things I really hate are the cutting and binding.

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    It's fun to put the fabrics together and create the blocks. That's probably my favorite part.
    Honestly enjoy hand sewing the binding... cause I know it's done!

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    I love to process of piecing. I enjoy puzzles so I look at this more as a puzzle... Putting different fabrics together to make something totally new, and hopefully pretty!
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    I like the part where I put the finished quilt in the washer for the first time. I love the feeling of accomplishment.
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    I love every step of the process up to the basting. That I hate with a passion.
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    I love putting the fabric together and then piecing and seeing all of that lovely fabric bloom into something beautiful or at least interesting! Those are my 2 favorite parts of the process. I like cutting so that isn't really an issue and I do enjoy the quilting but the binding my mom normally does for me. She loves the hand work and who am I to deprive her! To be fair I normally do her cutting and quilting so it works pretty good for her too.

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    I love the piecing but honestly I just love doing quilts hehe.

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    I love picking out fabric and patterns and piecing the quilt. After that, my attention drifts on to a new project. I am making myself finish quilts this year. I also like sewing on the bindings by hand. The finish is exciting! I need to work on my quilting skills more so I can enjoy that part of the process too. I see so many beautifully quilted projects on here. Surely it is possible for me to learn that too.

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    I love all . The area where I stumble is the sandwiching. Not because I don't like it but because I have to move this and that in order to make a large nough area to make the sandwich without help from my sleeping quilters. As good as gold unti, the sandwich stage , they keep trying to help by jumping on the top.
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    I love hand sewing the binding on. It is so relaxing to sit and hand sew while watching TV or talking with my family, etc. I like knowing that I am so close to seeing it all finished and ready to be used and loved.
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    It depends on what day of the week it is!! I go through spurts where I piece like crazy and other times I quilt like crazy. I have to say I have a passion for the quilting part...but I enjoy my piecing too. I can tell you the part I LEAST like...binding!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX View Post
    I love the piecing part. When the top is done, it languishes in the closet. But when I finally get one quilted, I enjoy sewing the binding on.
    What part do you enjoy the most?
    Designing------------now if I could just get someone one to do that stitching. Of course, I include chosing the fabrics as part of the design process.
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    I love the piecing and the binding. For me, not the actual quilting so much. I have several (OK, lots) of finished tops and I have vowed to not start another until some of these are finished--yes, finished, totally.

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    I love it all!!!!

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    So far since I've just started it is piecing and quilting by hand. I have yet to try doing it witha machine. I also live looking for fabric.

    Oh and I love paper piecing!

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    I love ironing the fabric and cutting the fabric - I know I'm probably the only one. I love piecing the top so much. I send my quilts to the LAer. I don't bind my quilts anymore - I found someone who does an excellent job machine binding them with fancy stitches for very little money! I have the hardest time with binding - I would rip it out three or four times because it would be wrong and finally decided it wasn't my thing. Thank God I realized it was okay not to bind my quilts. No quilt police in my town!!
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    Enjoyed reading this post.
    That was a good question, and interesting answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I love putting the fabric together and then piecing and seeing all of that lovely fabric bloom into something beautiful or at least interesting! Those are my 2 favorite parts of the process. I like cutting so that isn't really an issue and I do enjoy the quilting but the binding my mom normally does for me. She loves the hand work and who am I to deprive her! To be fair I normally do her cutting and quilting so it works pretty good for her too.
    This is also what I love best, seeing it come together one block at a time.

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