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    Missouri Star

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    Default 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.


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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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.

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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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.

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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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.
    Nobody is going to stand up at your funeral and say she had a really expensive sofa and great shoes Life is not about stuff.



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    Default 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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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

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

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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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.

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    Default Re: What is your least favorite part of quilting ?

    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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