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Thread: How long does it take?

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    How long does it take?

    I decided to keep track of the time it takes to make this quilt, starting with ironing and starching the fabric. So far it's 15 1/2 hours and there are just 10 more jelly roll strip sections to sew together, cut, and pieced into 9-patches. The HSTs are done and need trimming and the colored and cream squares need to be cut. I'm wondering if I worked full-time making quilts, could I do one fairly simple quilt like this per week, including quilting it on the longarm? I think I could.

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    Very colorful.
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    I like both. But if I were to make one I would probably choose the first one. However, if I knew how to FMQ and had a long arm I would probably go for the second one just so I could do some fancy FMQ in the white space. :-)

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    I'm not very good at the longarm yet so I don't think I will do anything fancy. Then again, since this is a "just because" quilt, maybe I'll try and do something special on it.

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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt! I vote for the solid centers for the stars.
    Last edited by Ginknee309; 11-26-2011 at 10:51 PM.
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    It looks good so far, but I hope you are sure of that already. Just because quilts are great to have. I know mine always find good homes.

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    no one could possibly pay us a decent wage per hour to make quilts since it takes so long. Did you include the time it took to design the quilt?
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    I'm not really looking to earn an amount per hour exactly. I'm more thinking about how many simple quilts I could make in a month. I know that a fairly complicated one has taken me a month and that was after work and weekends. My employer of 18 years is in run-off and I am slated to stay on until 2016. I want to just retire then if at all possible so I have 4 years to learn how to quilt decently too.

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    Pittsburg Pam,

    If you can make one quilt in one week, you are the Energizer Bunny On A Lot Of Caffeine. But that's just me thinking of how long it takes me to do any quilting. I spend forever ironing and starching the fabric, measuring, pinning, etc. But I DO enjoy it all. Just for fun, I timed how long it took me to make a quilted Christmas stocking, and it was less time that I estimated.

    Personally, I prefer your first color scheme in the photo.

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