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I believe I have found the one thing that I hate the most about quilt making: ironing yardage of fabric after it comes from the washer and dryer!

I am in the process of ironing 10 (ten) yards I recently purchased for a current project.  Even though I was able to cut it into three segments, that is still a lot of yardage to iron.

And yes, I have to wash it.  Terrible thing you know to be allergic to some of the chemicals used in your avocation.

Is there something you hate about quilt making?

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Comment by betweens on June 17, 2014 at 9:52am

LOL I love to iron yardage of fabric it is relaxing to me but I have a big ironing board that fits my fabric all the way across the width that makes it easier.

I don't like rework, unpicking a stupid silly mistake that could have been avoided if I had been paying attention like 2  of the same side make a wrong

Comment by Catherine M. Tullos on June 16, 2014 at 9:30am

I used to hate connecting the ends of the binding until I found a youtube video with a no measure way of doing it.  I put it to use over the weekend and I was able to tie in those loose ends without getting frustrated!

I am like you, I wash and iron my fabric too.  And many times it has been 9-10 yard lengths...time consuming for sure.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 15, 2014 at 8:04pm

By far basting is my least favorite part of quilting!  I have been known to pay longarm quilters to baste my larger quilts that I want to hand quilt because it is such a difficult thing for me to do.  Worth every penny too!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 15, 2014 at 7:14pm

As awkward as the ironing is of large pieces of fabric, I really don't like un-sewing.  So not fun.

Comment by Joan on June 15, 2014 at 6:50pm

Ironing and cutting.  I can only stand up for about ten minutes max because of back pain.  Very frustrating. 

Comment by Janie Scoggin on June 15, 2014 at 6:41pm

I hate hemming.  I have three quilts waiting right now.

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on June 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

I have a hard time ironing a finished quilt top - especially the double or queen sizes.  It is not easy - and I have an oversized ironing board!  

I sure get frustrated when I make stupid calculation errors.  I remember one quilt where I'd either measured wrong or figured the math wrong and had to trim and resew what seemed like hundreds of little flying geese units.  

Marking quilt tops for hand quilting is a job I could have someone else do for me.  

And ripping. I'm not fond of ripping... ;)

Comment by Mary/ Tewksbury MA on June 15, 2014 at 4:32pm

I can't imagine having to iron that about of yardage!  Guess I'm lucky, I never pre-wash.

Comment by Barb/WI on June 15, 2014 at 3:57pm

I'm with you!  Ironing is the only thing I do not like.  There's nothing creative about it!

Comment by Pam/NY on June 15, 2014 at 3:10pm

I'm right there with you! lol

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