This is something I’ve shared often so any old timers here will have heard it before. And, it’s advice that was given to me when I got my first longarm piece of crap very used falling apart weighed 1,000 pounds short arm.
Yep, that’s the quilting machine I started with . . about 11 years ago. That machine was beyond frustrating. Vince added those front handles. Can you tell? 🙂
It wasn’t always easy for me to go down to the basement and deal with this machine.
The best piece of advice I was ever given was this: Think about how long you can reasonably spend quilting each day or maybe three days a week. Then commit to yourself that you’re going to do that. Don’t set a goal you can’t keep . . you’re setting yourself up to be let down. For some, it might be 10 minutes three times a week, for others, it might be one hour each day. Almost every single time, even with that old machine, I found that once I started, I didn’t want to stop.
If you’re feeling uninspired, or the quilting fire isn’t burning as warmly as it once did, can you set a goal for yourself to sew/quilt a certain amount of time each day and do it? It may help. It can’t hurt!