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Thread: When is it hoo humid to quilt???

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    It has been so humid and hot, and I have had the windows open (no ac in the quilt room)

    I can't lay out and sandwich my son's quilt. It's 56x72 and all batiks, and it is actually mushy, limp and wilted, and so is the batting. Starch and sizing long gone. To make it worse, it is now raining. I just gave up!! I closed the windows and put a space heater on high, and left. Maybe it will dry out by tomorrow. It's like a bad hair day, but for quilts.

    Have you ever had the weather wreck your quilting plans?

    :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    not quilting as I have central air, but I have had them ruin my fabric shopping trips as I refuse to drive in the rain unless I have no other choice and hubby has to drive me. He is great but doesn't understand how I need more fabric with a room full--LOL

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    Oh, I am right here with you on this one. It is so humid, I have had to put the laundry in the drier!!!! They won't even dry outside despite being there all day. My hands are so sweaty, that I don't dare to do the hand stitching on a new baby quilt. And it is just not right to have to go to the basement (no natural light) when it sunny out today!

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    It's too humid when your hand sticks to everything it touches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    It's too humid when your hand sticks to everything it touches.
    :-D Our AC is broke! To hot to quilt!

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    I'd give up anything but not my AC- it's the only way I can get anything done.

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    I have never lived where there was humidity and after reading your responses I never want to. We are incredibly spoiled with great weather. Rarely to hot and rarely to cold and no snow.

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    I never thought I would say this...I will not complain when summer will be over. This summer has had the highest humidity that I can ever remember. Last summer I was outside for the most part of the day, all summer. This summer I have been inside day after day.
    I love autumn.
    I do feel for you though. I wouldn't be able to quilt in this had it not been for our AC.

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    This is the year I am soo happy I put my sewing room in the basement. Yep the de-humidifier has been running alot but it soo cool ... I don't mind having the iron on.

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    Hey, Dellareya, while you don't have weather extremes you do have the old earthquakes. I was living in Alameda when the last big one hit in the Bay Area. I will take high humidity, drought, hurricane, tornado or anything else to living though an earthquake like that one again. Every area has it's minus points, but for me I'm glad to be back in Texas and we even had a 2.5 here last night.

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    It's too hot and humid to quilt when....

    Your hand is sweating and you can't grasp the needle.

    Your face is sweating and it's dripping onto the fabric.

    Your butt sticks to the vinyl top of your sewing stool, even though there is knit pants between your thighs and the vinyl.

    Ask me how I know!

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    Ditto.

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    this has been a miserable summer for me. I don't have a/c and I don't tolerate the heat very well. My electric bill is up d/t all the fans I have. I do my sewing when it's hot like this and save the quilting for cooler weather since I hand quilt on my lap. It makes me shudder just thinking about it!!! I think that's why I love fall so much, it's such a relief after the hot summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    It's too hot and humid to quilt when....

    Your hand is sweating and you can't grasp the needle.

    Your face is sweating and it's dripping onto the fabric.

    Your butt sticks to the vinyl top of your sewing stool, even though there is knit pants between your thighs and the vinyl.

    Ask me how I know!
    That's me, 24/7. Beat menopause but now I'm on anti-estrogen. And to think I complained about cold feet for 40+ years. LOL :lol:

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    When is it too hot to quilt? NOW
    I moved here (SW Indiana) from Arizona. I can take all the heat you can dish out, but the humidity is killing me. I HATE it!! I hate the mosquitoes, I hate the gnats, and the biting flies. And because I'm from AZ, I don't consider 50+ inches of rain a year NORMAL!!

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    Never too hot or humid to quilt in the UK....just woken up to yet another lovely wet and cool summers day !!

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    Even though we have central air, I turn it off during the day and float around in the pool. Can't quilt there and it's hard for me to see well in the evening, so I haven't sewn too much lately. I still prefer summer to winter.

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    Well, we are in a severe drought, so I have almost forgotten what humidity feels like! But, I must say too much humidity and too dry neither one are great! I am just thankful we have a/c, and am praying for rain...and autumn!!

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    It's not humid here right now, just really hot outside. We have the coolers on, and it's wrecking my ability to quilt by hand. I can't force myself to sit under a warm quilt while it's close to triple digits. LOL

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    Tell me about it. My sewing machine threads get all tangled because they won't stay behind the needle with the fan running directly in front of me. I also avoid turning the iron on so I'm constantly having to wait for it to heat up.

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    I will take the snow and below zero any day over humidity can always put on a sweater and throw another log on the fire

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    I closed the windows in my quilting room and put on the space heater all day yesterday and my fabric is now no longer damp. But it is pretty hot in there! LOL

    I hate to invest in an a/c but I think even if I don't mind the heat and humidity my fabric does - what if my little stash gets moldy or mildewed???
    I think I'll get a little a/c for one of the windows and call it a necessary quilting expense.
    :):):)

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    Yes, I got up one Saturday morning to go to a quilt class and it was snowing. I would have gone but the area I was going to was 45 minutes away on total highway. Too may people drive too fast when it is snowing! But just this one time did I let weather stop me.

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    I'm right there with you. My whole house doesn't have air. And my bedroom is on the 3rd floor attic which also happens to be where the sewing area is. Any quilting is on hold for me until September at the earliest. I can't even sew in the afternoon because it's so hot. And the window fan happens to be right over where my cutting area is, so no fan while cutting. I spent the last 2 hours cutting out hexagons so I can make a GFG outside in the shade where there might be a breeze. Good luck with the heat. I hope it cools down for you a little bit!

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    I am in Salt Lake City, and we are having an unusually coolish summer. Hasn't officially hit 100 degrees, I don't think. And humidity, what's that? LOL. So party at my house, BYOM. (bring your own machine)

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