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    Pet hate?

    We all love quilting - of course we do - but (dare I say it!) is there anything you don't like about it? Maybe just a teeny-weeny thing that's really annoying and makes you want to give up on a quilt. There must be something or why all those UFOs.

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    Putting on borders, all of my UFOs are at that point right now.

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      #3
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      My UFO's are mostly because I get bored halfway through the quilting process or at the binding stage. All my UFO's are between those 2 areas
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        #4
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        LOL - I read your title and thought you were talking about our furry friends! I definitely have a love/hate relationship with my kitty when I am sewing.

        I would say the part I dislike the most is layout out the finished blocks. I spend WAAAAYYYY too much time stressing over the layout.
        Donna

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          #5
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          Day to day household chores. I would love nothing better than to sew all day like I do at the retreats. Oh it just hit me, I need a maid. LOL!
          Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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            #6
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            I'm with Monique on this one....me too, sweetie!
            Sherri

            "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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              #7
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              Mine is getting it from the design wall to the machine. The wind blows it down, I put it back, down again so I give up. I need to invest in more pins. lol
              🌺 Lorie

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                #8
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                Choosing the fabric. I'm really bad at putting colors together. Just give me what I need so I can start my quilt. This is why I shop my LQS. I tell them the base color, how many different colors I need and then they help me choose. It's also why I love precuts. No guessing. Just pick the charm or layer cake I'm going to use and get started.

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                  #9
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                  I don't mind making the blocks and sewing them into rows....but putting the rows together would have to be mine. Once the rows are together I'm good to go again.
                  Shirley aka buckeyequilter
                  I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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                    #10
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                    I hate sandwiching the quilt, I have nowhere large enough to lay it out to get it all smooth. So I send them all out to a gal upstate to be quilted or I'd have all UFO's.
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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Cathy F View Post
                      I hate sandwiching the quilt, I have nowhere large enough to lay it out to get it all smooth. So I send them all out to a gal upstate to be quilted or I'd have all UFO's.
                      My living room floor is large enough but I have high blood pressure and all that bending over gives me a migraine. I can't get down on my knees - not only would I not be able to get back up but I also could not move around on them.

                      So - making the quilt sandwich is my least favorite.
                      Vonnie

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                        #12
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                        Sandwiching! If I could just have a sandwiching fairy visit whenever I've finished a top, all would be right in the world. Sadly, I have a stack of UFO's still waiting for that fairy to show up.

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                          #13
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                          Sandwiching! My bad back from a horse riding fall and 3 major car accidents over the years, OY!!! Now that I have a 56" square cutting table the NICU/PICU quilts aren't too bad. But when I'm done with a 54" square one, I'm out for the rest of the day with pain killers. If I had the funds, I would send them out to be quilted! Too bad Jean won't move here to Atlanta to be close to her daughter Michelle! Ohhhh Jean!!!
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                            #14
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                            The main reason I have UFOs is that I get bored pretty easy and enjoy working on 5-6 projects at the same time. Case in point, I just stitched blocks for a Falling Charms quilt and found it bored me nearly out of my mind. It's my latest UFO since I just took a long stroll through Pinterest and came back with some fresh ideas and new enthusiasm. I'm leaning more and more toward the Modern Quilt Movement. I love the fresh designs and the ingenious use of fabric they embody. I also love making miniature/small quilts....which is probably my true passion now in quilting. I love making tiny flying geese and manipulating them. There is always something to be excited about in quilting.
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                            Scottie Mom Barb

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                              #15
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                              #1 is measuring for and putting on borders...BUT I'm now using Bonnie Hunter's method of measuring borders and it's working much better for me.
                              #2 is sandwiching the quilt
                              *~* Myrna *~*
                              *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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