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What about quilting/piecing do you prefer/not prefer?

Old 07-02-2017, 04:04 PM
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I like almost all of the quilting process, from planning my next one, to buying and auditioning fabric (of course!), to cutting, piecing, putting it up on my design wall, and binding. Then washing it and giving it away--the best part is the reaction!!!

-I'm not overly fond of the basting process if my quilt is larger than my dining room table.
-Labels are a pain for me. Maybe that'll change.
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:13 PM
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I HATE paper piecing. I've tried it. I understand the process & even appreciate the results but pulling off the paper & those thick joins between the blocks - not for me! Never again
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:00 PM
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I've been trying to figure out what kinds of quilts I want to make going forward (after I finish the projects I have lined up), but I am aesthetically fickle. I think it's admirable to have a kind of signature style in quilting, but I can't seem to pinpoint what kind of fabric/quilt I like best.

One paradox I've noticed is that the fabrics that fascinate me (Civil War and reproduction) make quilts that I find a bit dreary looking (at least from a distance), whereas I have a positive emotional reaction to brighter, modern quilts, but the fabrics themselves don't appeal to me as much.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:14 PM
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Why not break the "rules" and see where it leads you. Try mixing what you like in fabrics w/ what you like in style.
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I've been trying to figure out what kinds of quilts I want to make going forward (after I finish the projects I have lined up), but I am aesthetically fickle. I think it's admirable to have a kind of signature style in quilting, but I can't seem to pinpoint what kind of fabric/quilt I like best.

One paradox I've noticed is that the fabrics that fascinate me (Civil War and reproduction) make quilts that I find a bit dreary looking (at least from a distance), whereas I have a positive emotional reaction to brighter, modern quilts, but the fabrics themselves don't appeal to me as much.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:40 PM
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I loathe sandwiching, everything else I like, I don't mind tiny pieces, I like paper piecing, love appliqué still make clothes like fmq,
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:10 AM
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I love it all, the only thing I haven't tried yet is those spiky new york beauty types (large or small). Don't think I like the look of them either As I get older, and have not the arm strength to flip and handle large fabrics, so I am sticking with all scraps and tiny pieces, even boarders. (they are hard to find because so many quilters toss them out). Let me put them together and trim to correct size. Fabrics on bolts are given away or used as backings until they are all gone. Not crazy of sandwiching quilts larger than than the dining room table for the same reason. Love hand work, and will do it until my fingers don't work or i go blind. And that is why we quilt ladies....because we love it.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:11 AM
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I'm working on a new PP project. It is one of JN's simpler projects. I bought it to test the waters. Well, won't be doing a more complicated one. I too love the results. But the process is not enjoyable. Not to mention the amount of waste of fabric.
I love a challenging block. Sewing plain squares or rectangles together enough to make a quilt bores me to tears.
Picking out the fabrics is not enjoyable for me. Probably because I'm not confident at it. So I choose kits a lot. But there are issues with that as well.
Hand stitching binding is an enjoyable part of the process for me. I do that in the late afternoon when I've run out of oomph before I run out of day.
Longarming is enjoyable as well. It supplies more instant gratification than piecing. In a couple hours I can complete a QOV with a swoopy star panto.
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:14 AM
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There have been times I started a project and didn't like it, put it away and years later bring it out to pass along and discover I do like it now. Time changes our perspective.

Another thing I discovered along my journey is that in most of America there is an overload of possibilities, fabric, tools, machines and programs right at our fingertips. It easy to just throw things away and move on to the next attraction.

There are places in the world that struggle for every scrap of fabric to create their art. I have grown to appreciate what I have even more than when I started quilting so many years ago. Making due with what I have has made me more creative.

One of my biggest challenges is that I like so many different styles and techniques that it is hard to focus on just one or two and have a signature style of my own. I love it all, I do it all, from minis to big blocks.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:13 AM
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I don't like paper piecing, probably because I just can't wrap my brain around it. I've watched tutorials, get the concept, but when I try, I'm all over the place. It just isn't for me.

I love cutting, piecing, heck even the ironing, binding, sandwiching (although this is a huge challenge, as I don't have the space to do it efficiently).

Oddly enough, I'm not overly fond of the actual quilting. Although, I'm still new at the process and I'm very intimidated by it more than anything. So I admit that I approach it with a smidgen of fear, which isn't helping me at all. I should meditate before quilting. Might help me relax into the process, lose the fear and enjoy it more.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:18 AM
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I am currently making a t-shirt quilt for a customer. While they are easy to make I just don't enjoy it. I have to force myself to work on it. I have several fun projects I work on in between. I need to get moving on it as I promised it fro her husbands birthday, I think it is July 12th. I have most of it pieced. I need to run to JoAnns today because I ran out of stabilizer last night.
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