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    What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    I'm sure this has been asked before.... But, I'd like to know if there are parts of quilting you could live without.

    I'll go first.

    I really don't like sandwiching anything bigger than a baby or crib quilt. I'm just barely 4ft. 10in., so handling large amounts of fabric and batting is not fun.... I get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of fabric/batting I have to deal with. That's why I don't make too many larger quilts.

    I 'm not a great machine quilter, either.... I always dread that moment when it is time to start quilting.. STID is hard for me, so I am exploring other ways to do straight line, or wavy quilting. My new Brother Simplicity has some interesting stitches I want to try. I'm practicing my FMQ, too.


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    Binding is the worst part for me. I think I have 3 quilts all quilted and patiently waiting for the binding fairies to come and visit....I think they lost my address.

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      #3
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      Even tho I sew it on by machine I'm still not a big fan of binding. It's just this long never ending stitch around the whole quilt and then you flip everything and do it again.
      sigpicAnita G.

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        Making the quilt sandwich. For large quilts I have been using the floor. But, I have high blood pressure and my head feels like it's going to fall off it hurts so bad by the time I have finished. Plus, my knees can't take me crawling around on the floor so I have to bend over - a lot!

        Before I do another large quilt, I plan to go to Lowe's and buy some of the fold up tables and use them. I'm thinking 4 should do it. I'm sure my DH would not mind since I might let him borrow them as long as he doesn't ruin them.
        Vonnie

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          #5
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          Any hand quilting- my stitches are horrible. I also do not like putting on borders and that I do very well. Just don't like it. I bought a book on pieced borders, maybe I will like that better. Also bought a book about quilts without borders.
          "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
          Hillary Clinton

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            #6
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            I love piecing tops but hate the thought of the sandwiching them together. I found a gal who FMQ them for me at a very reasonable price and she does a wonderful job.
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              #7
              Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

              My least favorite part is cleaning my sewing room!! It is always a disaster. I clean it up and somehow it gets messy with every project!
              Happy Quilting!

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                Adding borders. Don't know why but I always seem to set it aside when I get to that point.

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                  #9
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                  My least favorite part of quilting is anything that requires me to crawl around on the floor and get up and down again and again. I don't have room for large tables and I can only so do much on our bed. So, it's not the task but where I have to do it.
                  sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                  Scottie Mom Barb

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                    #10
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                    Cutting the pieces for blocks terrorizes me to no end. I haven't put a binding on yet or even sandwiched a quilt, so that is subject to change.

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                      #11
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                      Sandwiching large quilts!
                      Thank you,

                      Ginny K

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                        #12
                        Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

                        Sandwiching.

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                          #13
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                          Oh how I would love to hqve someone sandwich my quilts. I can pretty much handle the rest. And not dond at all about putting labels on.
                          Karen
                          Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                            #14
                            Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

                            Sandwiching.

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                              #15
                              Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

                              For those of you who don't like to sandwich your quilts, here is a quick method.
                              The Daily Blog

                              PS. Note the date.

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