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Wednesday - Quilting is a workout

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Man - decided to stay at home tonight and working on my quilting of my flying geese quilt. Wow what a workout. Moving the fabric up and down and in swirls for an hour and a half really gave my arms and shoulders a work out. I know it doesn't count towards normal exercise but it sure beats watching TV and I got my quilt almost competed. Still need to work on getting the right tension as I did have my spider stitches on the back every now and then. But phew.....

OK I know you non-quilters are laughing to think that sewing is a workout. But you try to move a lapsize quilt (65" x 72") around a regular sewing machine to get your stitching over the entire top!! That dang thing is heavy!.

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CARLANNIE 5/12/2013 7:59PM

    I never knew a person could sweat just by quilting, but that was me when I was doing a queen-sized flannel quilt, trying to stuff everything through that small throat of my sewing machine. Surely I lost a couple of pounds on that one, lol! Good thing you're not trying to quilt it in the heat of summer!

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4DOGNIGHT 5/9/2013 8:01AM

    I agree! I hate that part!

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    My machine is small, and quilting is definitely a workout. Even the piecing puts lots of steps on my pedometer as I travel from cutting table to machine to ironing board.

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TOWHEE 5/8/2013 10:39PM

    I agree, quilting is a workout, especially if you are using a conventional sewing machine. I always feel like I've been working with weights when I finish a quilting session.

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PAMLICO-DAZE 5/8/2013 9:02PM

    Agree with you, quilting is a work out. The getting up and down ironing ais a work out! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 5/8/2013 8:45PM

    google calories burned while qulting and you can burn a lot.

I am a kniitter and depending on the speed of the needles going, you can burn between 100 and 160 calories

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ARMYWIFEKASS 5/8/2013 8:45PM

    Better than no movement at all :)

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