Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 117

Thread: Since I've Become A Quilter...

  1. #1
    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    1,409
    Since I've become a quilter, so many things have changed in our house. :D I thought it might be nice to know that I'm not the only one (my DH seems to think I am sometimes :lol:) so I decided to create this thread to see what has changed at your house....like.....

    Since I've become a quilter, I keep more vinegar in my laundry room than my kitchen.

    or

    Since I've become a quilter, I now refer to my sewing/scrapbooking room as my quilting room and can't remember the last time I did those other two hobbies.

    or

    Since I've become a quilter, all the painter's tape that our house contains is stored in the quilting room and if you need to "borrow" any, please put it on the shopping list. :lol:

  2. #2
    Super Member Lynnejean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,056
    Since i became a quilter I think paying more than $4 a yard for fabric is fine.You would have never seen me pay 8 or 10 dollars a yard before quilting.

    Since I became a quilter I think its okay to have more than one project going at the same time. I was always a finish one project before staring another before.

    Since I became a quilter I think everyone needs a quilt no matter what their age is because how could anyone live without one.

    since I became a quilter having tons of fabric in the closet is a neccessity not hoarding.

  3. #3
    Super Member Izaquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southern IL
    Posts
    1,285
    Blog Entries
    1
    Since I've become a quilter...I will pay more for a yard of fabric than I would a nice top or piece of clothing! I will go 25 miles out of my way to go to a quilt shop... I will work in my sewing room from 8-2 then hurry & make the bed & throw something on the stove & do dishes to make it look like I've done something for the day! I will also solve some of my 'quilting problems' at 2 a.m. when all is quiet & I can think uninterrupted! And since I've become a quilter I have met some of the greatest people I could have ever dreamed of meeting! Quilters are the bestest!

  4. #4
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,173
    Blog Entries
    47
    What more can I say than has already been said!:)

  5. #5
    joan_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Close to Breezewood, PA
    Posts
    398
    Since I became a quilter, my sanity is a lot better! I don't spend time worrying, I spend time hand quilting! Since I became a quilter, I am more relaxed. Since I became a quilter, I discovered a talent I never knew I had.

  6. #6
    BMP
    BMP is offline
    Super Member BMP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,504
    Blog Entries
    4
    Since I have become a quilter I no longer have the perfectly cleaned and organized house !!

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,301
    since I've become a quilter, I enjoy letting my creative side out and creating unique quilted products for myself and others. Sewing was utilitarian, quilting is creative.

  8. #8
    sewTinker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    currently living outside of nashville, tn
    Posts
    1,142
    Since I became a quilter, we eat a lot of soup and frozen dinners;
    Since I became a quilter, I love Too Hot, Rainy, and Freezing Cold gotta-stay-inside weather.
    Since I became a quilter, my husband's golf game has improved.

  9. #9
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Since I've become a quilter......

    There are places in my house where dust bunnies hold conventions.

    The restaurants close to me that have "carry out" available have become my new best friends.

    DH has learned to make "U" turns to go back to yard/garage sales if he spies a stack of fabric or quilt...all without being asked.

    A trip to town (45 mi. away) is not complete without a stop at the LQS.


    We never leave the house unless either DH or I have threads hanging off 1 or more parts of our bodies.

    DH has learned that a happy wifey makes for a happy DH :D:

  10. #10
    Senior Member renee765's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    955
    Since I have become a quilter, I have gotten to know so many other wonderful people on this board that I feel like I have a whole new community that I'm part of.

    Since I have become a quilter, the island in my kitchen is kept clutter free since I use it frequently to cut, sandwich, baste (not the turkey), etc. Just realized these activities SHOULD be done in the kitchen anyway.

  11. #11
    Senior Member DebbyT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Novi Michigan
    Posts
    635
    I have included quilting in my sewing for 40+ years. Now that I am retired (1 year)and have the time to induldge, I have added to my supplies 4 additional machines, a remodled room, a quilting frame, a larger stash and it seems there is no end to what I want to add. I love being retired. There still is not enough time in the day. I also discovered this site.

  12. #12
    bj
    bj is offline
    Super Member bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Posts
    3,569
    Through quilting, I've found peace and fulfillment. And Joy!

  13. #13
    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    Posts
    5,911
    Since I became a quilter, my stained glass shop has been put away and it's now filled with a longarm.

    Since I became a quilter, I no longr feel it's tacky to see threads and pieces of fabric all over the house.

    Since I became a quilter (and this is a biggy) I no longer have a desire to travel over the US to go RVing full-time!!! Yip - I'm quite happy to sit home with the snow and my quilting machine!

    And another biggy -- since I became a quilter, I've met so many darned nice people!!!!!!! I no longer feel isolated in our small town.

  14. #14
    Super Member clem55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lexington,Kentucky
    Posts
    6,200
    Blog Entries
    6
    the days don't seem quite so boring anymore, my bedroom is a mess, threads are everywhere, and little things like laundry, dishes and dust don't seem to bother me anymore.

  15. #15
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    Since I've become a quilter, I have discovered that one machine is no longer enough! (I just got my eighth today, an HQ Sweet Sixteen) I am off to find out if it lights up when I switch it on!

  16. #16
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,528
    Blog Entries
    11
    Since I've become a quilter, I've learned to take criticism better, that I have no favorite color - I love them all - and that quilters are universally friendly. Also I've learned that making a quilt and giving it to someone I never met is incredibly satisfying.

  17. #17
    Super Member JAGSD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    1,220
    Since I have become a quilter.
    .....I have decided that taking a perfectly good piece of fabric and cutting it into 2" pieces isn't crazy after all
    .....that having many quilts and patterns that just "need" to be tried and done is more relaxing for me than chocolate eating for some(I can't have chocolate-miagranes and sores)
    .....that though my hubby may say "More Fabric?" in the next breath it's "WOW, I like that one!"
    .....that quilters both on this board and in general are the most helpful and generous there are!
    .....no fabric/quilt store is safe once the bug has hit
    .....No pattern is safe or beyond the possibilities.

  18. #18
    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    1,409
    LOL, I love them all! I used to have a spotless house, even with two kids and homeschooling, but now, there's dust bunnies on top of the ceiling fans...also, since I became a quilter, I have more hand injuries and small scratches/cuts than my construction worker father, :lol: .

  19. #19
    Senior Member Shelley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wilbur, WA
    Posts
    762
    Since I've become a quilter I've met the neatest people - both in person and online. And thank goodness for on line, since many of the quilts I quilt come through the mail - for without the internet I'd know the quilts better than the people!

  20. #20
    designingdms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    LIndenhurst, Long Island, NY
    Posts
    29
    Since I've become a quilter...I've learned to quilt for stress reduction.

    Since I've become a quilter, I learned it's ok to have more than one sewing machine ( though I still don't have a long arm).

    Since I've become a quilter, I discovered a hobby that childern can love and take part in no matter how old they are.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Roswell, NM
    Posts
    1,639
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    the days don't seem quite so boring anymore, my bedroom is a mess, threads are everywhere, and little things like laundry, dishes and dust don't seem to bother me anymore.
    Amen !

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,960
    Blog Entries
    2
    Since I've become a quilter...

    1) I've transformed my craft room into my quilting studio
    2) Don't mind thread being on the studio floor
    3) DH has gotten involved in searching for tools and displays for me (us)
    4) Taken my DH over to what he calls the "Dark Side" (He's been to two quilt shows!)
    5) Look at clothes and think that fabric would look good in a quilt
    6) Started a business
    7) Transformed our den into Quilter's Pantry (Longarm Business)
    8) Hired a web designer to create our web site for the biz
    9) Made some great friends here on the board and elsewhere that I never would have known about
    10) Worry less about the house being spotless.

  23. #23
    Super Member belmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,874
    Since I became a quilter.....

    1.My crockpot gets used alot more often
    2.I find myself spending all my mad money on fabric instead of personal items.
    3.My furniture has gotten use to being dusty.
    4.I spend alot more time here on this board with all my friends.
    5. I'm a much better person when it comes to patience.

  24. #24
    Super Member maryel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,109
    Since I've become a quilter...I have to go to the LQS or JoAnns BEFORE I hit the grocery store. When I do cook, I make alot of whatever I'm cooking to freeze for those many days when I am still in my sewing room and it's 5:00! I dream of all of the creative projects ahead of me and this gives me such pleasure. My housework has taken a back seat but I am so much more relaxed and peaceful so who cares. And this board with all of you wonderful people has definately made my life much richer! Thanks everyone.

  25. #25
    Gal
    Gal is offline
    Super Member Gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Zealand in the South Pacific
    Posts
    1,117
    Since I became a quilter,
    I have discovered a whole new world out there full of wonderful people. (other quilters).

    Discovered this site.

    Introduced others to the world of quilting.

    Love to read quilting books and have read all the fasinating history of quilting.

    Made a new best friend 'my quilting buddy'.

    Started designing my own quilt patterns.

    Gotten my husband on my side, made him a quilt and he bought me a new machine.

    Converted the garage into a work room to sew and quilt in and also do my painting in.

    Enjoy recycling fabrics, visiting op shops to source fabrics for my quilts.

    I am sure there are other things which escape me right now.

    Gal

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.