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Thread: Are You A Topper???

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    I have a drawer with 20 tops! they are various sizes from table runners, wall hanging to bed quilts. One of them is at least 10 years old!!! I have joined the UFO group on the forum hoping to be inspired to finish, at least some of them. Does any one suffer from the "topper disease?"

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    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!

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    I would much rather make the top than finish it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!
    I have a friend who only makes one quilt at a time from piecing to binding...I think she is an alien!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolie
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!
    I have a friend who only makes one quilt at a time from piecing to binding...I think she is an alien!

    Guess I'm an "Alien" ...

    :-D

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    i make one at time...start to finish...except yo yo and farmers wife sampler...im alien :roll: :lol:

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    I have a handful of tops to be finished. (You need to go on a retreat and take some of those with.)
    The ones I don't finish I may have hit a bump and got thrown off track. I dislike finding out where I am on the quilt and trying to fix it.

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    Guilty.... I'm a topper. But I only have one top, ready to be put together into a quilt, at this time. I have several tops 'in progress'. It seems like I always get interrupted when I'm working on a quilt.... currently it's to finish my granddaughter's wedding quilt. I kept telling her to let me know when they were going to plan the wedding and then they up and eloped...... so now I'm playing catch up!

    I could finish about 3 tops in a couple of afternoons if I just could have several hours without interruptions... Urgh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    I would much rather make the top than finish it!
    I agree with Raggiemom ... prefer making tops :-)

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    Oh yes, I have a few. I do longarming for people and mine always get done last. I have done a few since the first of the year. My goal this year is to finish all of them, of couse I keep making more tops. It will never end I guess. But is fun!! Right

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    I've turned into one only because I'm going to be selling quilts for charity and I'm doing the tops first then I will complete them 1 by 1.

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    Piecing is not my favorite part, I tend to do a quilt start to finish before the next one.
    there has only been one quilt top i had folded up for years. I wanted to make it bigger, and thought one day I would be lucky enough to find more of the fabric. That never happend. So last year I finally finished it.
    However I think this board is gettting to me! I have a top, done (maybe) and I am already playing with my greens! I don't have backing for the top, or know if I even want to call it done. Might go bigger.... But those greens need to be put into blocks.... So now Im juggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!

    That would be me :lol: :lol: :lol: I finish all I start, since joining this board, I will work on more than one project at a time though.

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    Yep, sure am! Now I have a floor frame with a machine on it, so am gradually trying to turn them all into quilts! Then what??? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!
    My grandmother has bags and bags of tops that she will not be able to finish now that her health is bad. Because of that, I try very hard to get every top I make quilted and finished as soon as it is done. That's the reason I do so much with quilt as you go. I can finish it whether I have the money for a longarmer or not.

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    I now have three UFO table runners and two UFO quilt tops, all ready to be hand quilted since I found this board. I spend too much time on the board and find too many new patterns that I want to try.

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    Tops are a form of wealth. I can prep one for quilting when I go on a trip without a machine. I'm not bothered by my tops-in-waiting.

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    Well, since I am just a beginner, I only have one project going, but based on my previous experience when I was working with glass fusing, I will have more than one project going at a time. In fact, I already have the "ingredients" for my next project!

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    I don't worry about having UFOs, if I don't ever finish them all that is ok with me :D:D:D

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    I have about ten tops that need quilting. My goal this year is to at least get 4 done. I'm working on my second now but boy is it hard not to start on that next new project.

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    I have one top done waiting to be sent to the quilter. I just like to piece the top, I really have no interest in quilting it myself. I leave that up to someone who knows what they are doing.

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    The only tops I have that are not quilted were made by others or put together by me from other people's blocks etc. My favorite part of quilting is collecting the fabric and handquilting. I love cheater's cloth and wholecloth. They allow me to get to the best part with the least amount of effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is there a quilter who doesnt?!
    My favorite part of making a quilt is the quilting, so I don't have any tops laying around. I can't wait to finish the top so I can sandwich and get to the fun part (not that I'm very good at it, just like it).

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    i am a topper hate to say that but that what i am

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    I have to admit that I am a "piecer". Sandwiching quilts is my very least favorite part of quilting. I do complete a lot of quilts but I have a lot of toppers because they take up less space to store so I don't quilt them until I know who or what it is going to be used for.

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