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    I don't. I get distracted. When I listen to music, I get very intense. I can't work and listen at the same time.

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    I love listening to music while I sew but I must confess I also watch TV. If its a complicated pattern I stick with music.
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    I have tons of music on my iPod, which I listen to while sewing. Classical, Broadway, soft rock, country, Christian - I love lots of different kinds of music and I always have it on when I'm home. I've never listened to audio books - I prefer to have the book in my hand and see the print on the page. But, I'm so impressed that so many of you are listening to books while sewing!!
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    i am usually streaming something on the laptop. i just finished the bbc series "life on mars" and it was really good.

    now i'm watching (sort of half watching while i work) american horror story. i don't think it's all that good, but it'll do

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    Sirius Broadway station all the way!

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    I tune into my favourite music radio station - lots of tunes I know, news flashes and very little talking.

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    These days I enjoy the beautiful sound of silence....

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    I love to listen to classical music. We have a radio station here that is specialized on classical music, film music and new classics - perfect for me. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, John Barry, John Williams, Nigel Hess, Patrick Doyle and all the others inspire me a lot with their music!

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    Dolly Parton for me, or Opera.
    Our car got broken into once. The policeman laughed when I read out the list of CDs that had been taken
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    Depends on my mood, opera is a favourite but I wait until my DH is out and turn up the volume. We've recently got Netflix (not as many choices as in the US, but still good), so I watched West Side Story yesterday (needed the Kleenex).
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    Last week I removed the TV. Though my sewing room is big, I didn't find a good place for it. Somehow it was always in my way I listen to some radio stations or audio books with my radio and don't miss the TV.

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    I love the silence

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    I do better when I listen to music (Pandora for me! I have such a strange mix on there!) but I also use that "me time" to watch a movie that nobody else wants to watch. But I can't watch something that is good, or then my sewing machine doesn't get as much attention! So it's usually a comedy I've already seen or a horror movie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramma nancy View Post
    My mother never had a radio or stereo on while she sewed. I think she was just happy to have a silent house while her four children were in school and the habit never changed.

    I listen to audiobooks. I have always loved books on tape; now, the MP3 and free audiobooks online from our library has increased availability a hundredfold. I have seriously increased the number of books I read since I can double task while sewing and listen to a book at the same time. I have listened to everything from Charles Dickens to Clive Cussler and everything inbetween.

    What do you listen to, if anything, while quilting?
    Audio books from the library mostly. I used to listen to Old Time Radio.

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    I listen to pandora radio on my iPhone I can choose the music to match my mood.

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    I subscribe to MLB in order to get the NY Mets games in Red Sox Nation - so April thru September I usually have a ballgame on in the afternoon. If I'm sewing in the morning I have Morning Joe and Chuck Todd on the TV. If I'm not interested in the teams playing I listen to one of the dozen CDs my son made for me of singers/songs I like.

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    I like instrumental music playing softly. I tried watching movies while I quilt and I always make mistakes. I haven't tried books on CD's yet.

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    I listen to Old Time Radio detective & mysteries..Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Dollar, Lux Radio ...etc. And audiobooks. Been listening to the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. Her Temperance is a little bit different than the one on the tv show Bones. I gave up trying to compare and just enjoy. =)
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    Give me the oldies--musics from the 50's, 60s and maybe the early 70s.

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    Whatever my husband has on the TV.

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    I have several sets of classical "solitude" or "meditation" music that I rotate & listen to; it keeps me calm when I have to un-sew and redo! I also like to listen to several CDs I have of hymns that I can sing along with while working. Peace while piecing.

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    Oldies Oldies Oldies! Frankie Vallie. Beatles. Beach Boys. Pandora Radio is my bestest friend.
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    I have a TV in my sewing room, but I usually don't turn it on. I have to pay attention to my sewing. If I have the TV on and am listening to it, I have to keep pausing while I'm sewing to listen to the TV. So, I leave it off. I listen to the sewing machine and my own thoughts.
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    WOW! Am I ever glad I asked this question. What a wonderful aray of selections! I think I will stick to audiobooks, but I am inspired by the wide array of options available to entertain us during our sewing/quilting hours.
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    I enjoy the sounds of silence. My dogs are usually in there with me and we carry on quite interesting conversations, but I enjoy just working quietly.

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