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Thread: repeating a project?

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    Super Member glenda5253's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
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    I'm in a repeating pattern myself and am quite bored with the project...trying to muddle through.

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    I recently made 4 placemats and I feel your pain. Not sure I could make eight of the same kind! The first one is a creative exploration, working it all out, being surprised and pleased by the result. The second one is just rinse, repeat.
    Being bored by making the same thing again always makes me think of my grandmother, who had 7 daughters, including a set of twins. She made all the girls' clothes and always made the twins identical dresses. My mother told me that her mother said the first twin dress was fun, the second one a chore. But she continued to make their dresses alike......probably just grumbling a bit on the second one!

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    Super Member Cybrarian's Avatar
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    I would say in the future I'd make 2 coordinating sets of 4 such as all same shape but complimentary fabrics or same fabrics but vary how they appear in the design or same fabrics 2 different shapes something like that. You're a good daughter.

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    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
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    Yeah, I get bored with placemats, too. But I sure do love having 12 placemats, not only for a crowd, but to always have clean ones when some are in the wash. I'm not a fan or repeatedly doing the same project, which I'm sure is why I don't earn a living sewing!

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    One year for Christmas I made some large chicken placemats. I made a bunch of them and one granddaughter asked for two more so she could invite her in-laws to dinner and have enough...They were quite tedious and I really hated making more but did it anyway. It was a JOB!

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    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
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    LOL I know the feeling .. Made the daughter several placemats for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas; put their names on them in machine embroidery; now she wants them for all the holidays .. LOL So off I go to the LQS, hobbylobby or Wally to find the material or see if I have it in my stash. LOL Oh and she wants them in the same style, each one in the same fabric as each holiday, oh and Mom if you could embroider their names on them again !LOL
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    I have triplet grandaughters and when they were small I sewed dresses etc for them and by the time I got to the third one I was bored so now they get their own clothes and I quilt. when I make the same projects for them I have their favorite colours to do them in.

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    Senior Member mjmachin's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    Orange Park, FL
    I completely agree!! I made a beautiful Advent Calendar for my three grandchildren last December and they love it. Very detailed with a village scene, trees, etc. Of course now my other granddaughter wants one and I have promised to sew her one for this year. She wants the same one but I cannot even think of making that one again. Oh, I love the outcome, but doing it all again will be a chore rather than enjoyment. I have another idea in mind that I think she will love also. Sure hope this idea works!!

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