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    Least favorite is the binding. Hate it.

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    BASTING!!!!!!!!! UGH :D
    LindaB- glad you're back!!!!!!!!! HUGS

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    I love the picking out pattern and fabric, I love love the peicing, and I don't mind the sanwiching, but I don't particullary like the quilting part. Maybe because I don't have a machine. Hate Hate binding.

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    You are my kind of quilter, since I quilt other folks' masterpieces. :thumbup:

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    Because I am a Longarm quilter and domany customers quilts. When it come to mine I hate to quilt them. I have 15 quilts tops of my own to quilt at this moment.

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    I don't really dislike any of it. Sometimes the piecing of lotsa blocks with tons of pieces, well, I keep a smaller project near by in case i need a break! :)

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    I do not like the quilting because I have to do it on my machine. No $ for professonal. No $ for my own equipment. so it is just me to finish. The rolling and moving a quilt around my dining room table with 2 pups running and playing beneath me is a chore. making mistakes and having to use that seam ripper is a chore. Good thing God did not make me perfect and that I know it.

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    Sometimes I dread the quilting, not because I don't like it, but because anything larger than a baby quilt is a little unwieldy for me on my home machine. Also I dread pinning the binding because I poke myself with pins a lot.

    I do hate half-triangle squares, not making them but squaring them up, which I find very, very tedious. I think I prefer doing Lemoyne stars with set-in seams over the "Easy" lemoyne that uses HTS.

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    I do not like putting on the binding because of the bulk of the fabric at that point and I always manage to mess it up and have to do some ripping out to fix it.

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    Before I got the quilting machine & frame, crawling around on the floor to tie or baste and I only did baby quilts back then. Then it was piecing the backings for larger quilts. I hate that! So I started buying extra wide fabric and used a few flat sheets to get over that hump. I think squaring up blocks is a pain now but a necessary one so I use the same method as I do when cutting--square a few and sew them together--maybe one row at a time. I cut blocks the same way. I like binding because that means the quilt is almost finished & I machine bind most of mine. I only hand stitched down to the back side on a few but that was ok, too since I would sit & watch tv with hubby while doing that chore. Wresting with large quilt backs & getting them loaded on the frame is probably might greatest dislike at this point.

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    Hate strip binding, the center of quilt is three layers, then the edges are 7 layers, so fatter than the rest of quilt, and always looks funny to me. I can't seem to get it flat.

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    Blocking. :shock:

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    My world changed ..once I found longarm quilters! I absolutely hated trying to fit all that fabric, batting through my regular machine. I used to find the batting that had the least amount of quilting required just so I did not have to suffer as long through the quilting part. Using a big distanc inbetween quilting just did not seem to do the quilt justice. It made good piecing look .. sad!
    I am happy to say I am a Dedicated Piecer, and love it.

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    I like all of it. Not sure what I like the least, the whole process ends with a beautiful quilt that someone is going to snuggle in and love. Maybe that's the hardest part, giving it away. Hmmm, I kinda like that part too. I love the whole process. Maybe the quilting part only because it's the hardest, but I still love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I think I least like the "last half" part. Piecing or quilting the first half is exciting, challenging, fun. Then by the time I get to the second half I'm at the point of being bored with it and just want it to be done----at that's the part that's my favorite!
    I agree with that "last half" part! Main reason I like doing samplers!

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    Binding. I hate fighting with the quilt, whether it's a machine binding or hand binding, I find it to be a pain in my tookas. I don't mine ironing the fabric (though I hate ironing any other time), I love selecting my fabrics, piecing is so fun (especially when I can get in a good rhythm or chain piecing), and I love seeing the top come together. Now that I'm getting comfortable with my mid-arm & am trying out pantos, I'm having a ton of fun with the quilting, too!

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    I too like the piecing part the best. Iam not crazy about the quilting and my stack of unfinished quilts show it! I would love to have a long arm but unless I win the lottery I don't think it will happen. For now it is FMQ on my machine.

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    I love every part of the process except the layering/basting part. Once I got my machine quilting frame I thought it would be easier...it is, but it's still a lot of preparation before getting to the quilting. The measuring, the pinning, the rolling...still not so much fun! I really like to bind (weird, I know!), hand sewing and all!

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    I don't like the sandwiching and I really don't like the binding and label. However....that last stitch on the label is my very favorite part...because it means it's done and I can take a photo of it!!!

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    I love piecing my quilt and see how it transforms slowly to a masterpiece. My most dreaded task is basting! As I do not have a large table or workstation, I always had to kneel and bast on the living room floor, which would give me backaches for days!

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    A warm welcome back from Colorado!

    I hate sandwiching the quilt. I bought a basting gun and hope that it will help.

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    I hated putting the quilt sandwich together. Basting spray helped a lot. I got a frame a few months ago and now it's so much easier. I can say I love all of it.

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    I love evry bit of it. The only thing I hate is stopping to fix meals!

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    Line drying completed quilts! It's amazing how quickly the sun will fade fabrics around here. There's only two times of day when I can dry in the shade so I have to plan my days around that. Annoying. On the few days when there is no breeze, double annoying.

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    layering a large quilt without a frame.

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