Cooking? I’d Rather Be Quilting


I am not a huge fan of cooking. All that chopping, hovering over a saucepan for hours, sauteing and whatnot. Let’s just say the only “deglazing” I’ve ever done is picking the toppings off a donut. Given the same amount of time, I’d rather be quilting than cooking. Here are the top 5 reasons that quilting, in my opinion, is vastly superior to cooking:


  1. Didn’t I just do this last night? Cooking dinner night after night is such a tedious chore, not to mention lunches and breakfasts! Quilting, on the other hand, I could do it morning, noon and night… plus a few “snacks” thrown in between.
  2. Leftovers. You know those “still perfectly usable also I’m saving them” scraps left over from your last quilt? They are not going to turn into a spoiled, quivering, moldy mess if you leave them on the shelf for a couple of years. Try doing that with what’s left of last night’s delicious bean casserole.
  3. Eat ramen. Make quilts. Cooking, even for a small family of four, costs hundreds of dollars per week. Imagine how many quilts you could make with that same amount of money!
  4. So many widgets. Unless you are one of those people living in a van, cooking uses a zillion tools which take up an entire dedicated room – the kitchen – to store. Quilting, on the other hand, only necessitates a sewing machine, a few pins & needles and some scissors. If you want to get fancy, thrown in a rotary cutter and a mat. That’s it and you are good to go. Try subsisting with such as small number of kitchen widgets and you’ll ending up steaming spaghetti in a hub cap.
  5. Blink and it’s gone. You know that incredible puff pastry encased salmon you made last night? Well, it’s gone now. That equally impressive quilt with the scalloped edges that I made ten years ago? I still have it.

So tonight, skip the grocery store and pop by the quilt shop instead. You will be glad you did.

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