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Old 03-12-2008, 06:57 AM
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I agree with you, Debby! I was turning my left middle finger to hamburger when I was hand quilting. Then I found something called the Under thimble. It's just a little metal disk that has some glue on it, and you stick it opn the end of your finger. It stays on pretty well, and your needle kind of bounces off it because it's rounded. You can use the disk over and over again, because the heat from you skin reactivates the glue, and it comes with several glue disks. You're actually more likely to lost the disk than to run out of the glue thingies. I don't do hand quilting without it anymore!
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:58 AM
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Jeez, you'd never believe I type for a living, would you????
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:10 AM
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I have to parts I don't like about Quilting.

First is cutting it out. I have to keep thinking measure twice cut once. I still mess up.

The other part is hand sewing the back side of the binding on. It seems like it takes forever for me to get it done. I guess because I'm so excited and I want it to be done.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:48 AM
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I hate not having enough hours in the day to work on a project you are on a roll with.

I love all parts of the quilt making process, yes even the taking out and redoing... it challenges me and my patience.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:48 AM
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I hate sewing borders on.

Such a boring part of the process for me. Especially when they aren't pieced borders.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:50 AM
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the binding definately I have most of my problems there. It could be because I hate to hand sew because my fingers are numb all the time so it makes it hard holding the needle. And the sandwhich on large quilts because of space to lay them out properly
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:47 AM
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Having to get the housework done before getting sewing time!
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:45 PM
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I love everything about the quilting process right up to the sandwiching and then I feel like a total failure. I don't know of a long arm quilter in my area so I STRUGGLE to get the final steps done!!! I want a quiting frame!

Binding the quilt is my favorite step, but then I step back and think I should have struggled a bit more and done more quilting!!
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:16 PM
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what lucky patsy's mom said. definitely :!: :!: :!:
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:19 PM
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Cutting is what I dislike the most. Takes the most amount of time. Especially if I have to cut small pieces. UGH!
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