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Date: 4/15/13 11:57 AM

I was wondering how long everyone quilted/sewed in an avg day?

also with working full time or not

I work full time. I try to get in an hour a night but sometimes don't make it. On the weekend try to get in two hours a day, usually not together. Think I would get in more but back starts to hurt etc. I'm getting a new office chair for my sewing room hope that helps some. If I don't have at least 1/2 hour to me not worth it to get the mind set. I got really PO a few times this weekend cos every time I got in the zone I kept getting interrupted.

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Date: 4/15/13 12:33 PM

I've been getting anywhere from 0 to about 90 minutes of hand quilting at night in the last few weeks. The piecing on the next quilt ground to a halt. I'm trying to finish up one, and then I also took time to modify an older sewing cabinet to use with my machine. I'm hoping having the machine bed even with the cabinet helps me sew straighter, and allow me to machine quilt a bit easier. I guess I should take time to work on the piecing to see if theory and reality are on speaking terms.

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Date: 4/15/13 10:58 PM

Well, it really depends. This last while I have been plagued with migraines again, and I am afraid to sew with one because I make too many mistakes. However, today I got four hours of sewing done and I had a good time.

While I was working I got very little sewing done. I did manage a little hand needlework, but I didn't touch my sewing machine.

I admire people who can make the mental switch from working to sewing in the same day.

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Date: 4/16/13 4:20 AM

When my two daughters were teen-agers and needed so many items-they were both very tall, very well-endowed and RTW did not have suitable garments, I woke up at 5 AM and sewed for 30 minutes before getting ready to work. By the end of the week, I had a garment or two for them. Not having much money, time became a precious commodity. The girls were pleased to have "fashionable" clothes even with a stretched budget. I guess it how one prioritizes one's life. I was most fortunate to have a corner of a very dry basement with a very large cutting table, sewing corner and the ever present ironing board. I realize not everyone is as fortunate. Then, again, there were no electronics, except my radio, to distract me. :)

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Date: 4/16/13 6:37 AM

20-30 min a day.

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Date: 4/16/13 7:17 AM

Not paid for working, but enjoy of variety of activities that take me out of the house. It's a rare day that I stay home and sew all day even though I've got several block-of-the-month clubs going. Will sew during the day if the weather is dreadful. In the evening, do piecing, cutting of blocks, and/or selecting of fabrics or a combo of all tasks for one to five hours depending on whether or not my "second wind" arrives by 7:30 or 8:00 PM.

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Date: 4/16/13 8:14 AM

I don't have an 'average' day lately. When my grandson is here, I only hand sew, and that's pretty limited also. I can take my project outside for a little bit, or sometimes if he's watching a movie I can work on it. He loves to help me, and it can be challenging finding ways he can help me sew hexagons together!

Once he goes home, if it's early in the day, I may be able to get my brain to concentrate on sewing, but if he stays til the evening, I am usually too mentally and physically tired to go sew.

I can not sew for short bits of time. I HAVE to have a few hours available to dedicate to it before I start. I just can not focus and switch mental gears like that.

Once I start it's very rare that I stop before 3 or 4 hours has gone by. I LOVE to sew and hate stopping in the middle of a good sewing groove.

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Date: 4/16/13 10:02 AM

while I was working I sewed 30. min before work.I set the timer for 30. min, I had to train my self to quit when the timer went off. Even if it was in the middle of a seam. Now I am retired. Some days I sew 5 hours other times 1 hour.
By " hand sewing" I do while my husband is watching T.V. so sometimes it will be 1 to 2 hrs.

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Date: 4/16/13 8:26 PM

When I was working fulltime I sewed an hour every evening after the dinner dished were done; it was my way of unwinding. Now that I am retired I find old habits are hard to break. I always sew an hour each evening after the dinner dishes are done. But now I also sew a few hours in the afternoon on 3 or 4 days each week.

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Date: 4/17/13 3:08 PM

I'm always busy and never have the patience organisatie focus to work on my sewing forum long. Thats why my projecten always taken ages.

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