Quilter's Mart Personality Test

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Thank you, as always, my friends, for your comments on last week’s post! I even got a comment from Nancy the Quilting Goddess... It would seem that I have guilted her into quilting that long-forgotten quilt top. Hooray! Thanks, Nancy. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Maybe I’ll even share it with the readers when you’re done!

This week, I want to hear everyone’s Quilter’s Mart Personality Test results. In true Myers-Briggs style, I’m going to assign each characteristic a letter, and then you can share your code in the comments.

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Category four will get a little bit of an extra twist - if you want to share the sub-category of DIY-er you are, you can add it to the end of your code.

Below are the letters to choose from. Feel free to revisit the posts if you’re not sure which category you fall into.

  1. Fabric Hoarders vs. Fabric Minimalists (H vs. M)

  2. Project Multitaskers vs. Project one-at-a-timers (M vs. O)

  3. Pattern Followers vs. Pattern Creators (F vs. C)

  4. Quilting Outsourcer vs. Quilting DIY-er (O vs. D)

      1. Long-Arm Quilters (LAQ)

      2. Basic Machine Quilters (BMQ)

      3. Free-Motion Quilters (FMQ)

      4. Hand Quilters (HQ)

Some of the categories are hard to choose between, I’ll admit, because sometimes you’re one thing, sometimes you’re another. But if I look at my “quilting career” as a whole, I would say my code is HMCD-LAQ.

My specific Quilter’s Mart Personality Type is that of a creative free-spirit. That same free-spirit has gotten me fired from painting our house by my husband (he says I paint too haphazardly and it comes out looking uneven… pooh! What does he know?!). But most of the time, my unbridled imagination isn’t so much a recipe for trouble as it is a recipe for fun!

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You don’t have to have my exact Quilter’s Mart Personality Type to have fun, though. That’s for sure! All of us approach this hobby (or shall I say passion) of ours differently, but you don’t end up a quilting-enthusiast if you’re not having a good time!

What’s your Quilter’s Mart Personality Type, and what do you think it says about you?

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  • Carolyn Knees
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  • Mary Kaye May
    Mary Kaye May

    I can relate to Wilma Smith and Tricia Lee
    HMCD HQ but into everything … knitting, beading, cross stitch, embroidery, leatherwork, crochet, stained glass, tatting, not enough hours in a day … need more room for supplies

  • beth d.
    beth d.

    I am a H vs. M I hoard fabric and I do one project at a time.

  • Pat Mosley
    Pat Mosley

    I’m a HMD-LAQ most of the time. Would rather FMQ on LA and not use pantos. The hoarding has been revised to CW hoarding mostly, and on sale is my addiction. Yes I’m an addict, glad to meet ya’ll.

  • Marilyn Collie
    Marilyn Collie

    HMFD 3

  • justine zentner
    justine zentner

    I am HMFO. I used to be a hand quilter but now outsourcer due to carpal tunnel. I am not very creative but I love those who are and love their “recipes”.

  • dee
    dee

    I am HOFO

  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline

    Hi Caro…I am HMCD-FMQ!

  • Judy
    Judy

    HMC

  • SHARON HUGHSON
    SHARON HUGHSON

    Same as you: HMCD LAQ

  • Angela Draghici
    Angela Draghici

    Mine looks like a chemical formula: HMFD-F(B)MQ.
    Put fabrics together, heat them up and see what the solution is.

  • Ursula AlexanderSmith
    Ursula AlexanderSmith

    HMFDLAQ

  • Diane Patton
    Diane Patton

    HOCD-BMQ (free motioning my first quilt now)
    I restarted quilting 4 and a half years ago. 30 years ago I made 4 or 5 quilts that I hand quilted. Unfortunately, arthritis set in so it’s machine quilting now.

  • Kerry Joho
    Kerry Joho

    I am a HMFD-LAQ. However, I am a “piecer” at heart. I just own an APQS Millie that is pretty much used to complete my own quilts as quick as possible (pantos). Not creative with the long arm. I didn’t know this until after I had bought it!

  • Marcia
    Marcia

    Definitely a HMFO-LAQ. Have been from the start. Always will be!

  • Sharon Janhonen
    Sharon Janhonen

    HMFO-BMW

  • Debra
    Debra

    HOFO-BMQ……..and definitely a hoarder!!

  • Denise Miller
    Denise Miller

    HMCD – FMQ. I’m new to free-motion but loving it. I just wish there were more sewing and quilting hours in the day. Although I occasionally use patterns, but usually change something in them and I especially enjoy coming up with something that’s all my own.

  • Dar
    Dar

    I am an HMFDBMQ – and a major procrastinator. Love to start projects all kinds – but not a real strong finisher.

  • mattie mae
    mattie mae

    HMCD-BMQ

  • Debra
    Debra

    hmo-bmo Love to get fabric all the time and switch up patterns to fit my liking, cant grasp free quilting. love your site…Waiting to finish my quilt to share.

  • Wilma Smith
    Wilma Smith

    I am HvcM,Mvso, diy quilting, and 1,2,3 and 4, i attack each project with gusto, from paper piecing to embridery, patchwork and knitting, any thing i can get, macrame and crochet

  • Sheila Ivany
    Sheila Ivany

    At the moment I am a HOFDHQ as I am hand sewing a quilt of hexagons together that I started years ago. My goal is complete the top by the end of the year. Handsewing over 2500 one inch hexagons takes years. I have set my goal. Happy Quilting :)

  • Virginia Molamphy
    Virginia Molamphy

    HOCD-FMQ! I LOVE fabric, and always think I will use that piece in something….

  • Janet Hicks
    Janet Hicks

    HOFO-BMQ…. That’s me!

  • Jane Malone
    Jane Malone

    i am a… HMFO-BMQ

  • Christine
    Christine

    I am HMCD-BMQ. Although I hope to some day be a -LAQ.

  • Cora
    Cora

    HMFD LAQ😃. Fun test!

  • Louise Mills
    Louise Mills

    HOCD BMQ Although have done both FMQ and HQ!!

  • KATHY PENNER
    KATHY PENNER

    HMCD-BMQ
    Wish I could be a LAQ!

  • Susan Jones
    Susan Jones

    HMFD-BMQ

  • janet
    janet

    HMCD-BMQ

  • Sally Groff
    Sally Groff

    HMFD-BMQ is what I came up with, although I FMQ sometimes, too. Just depends on the quilt.

  • Myrna Wise
    Myrna Wise

    HMFO

  • Cindey M-M
    Cindey M-M

    HMCO FMQ

  • Patsy Dunn
    Patsy Dunn

    HOCD-LAQ

  • Susie
    Susie

    HMCD/FMQ

  • Ginger Uselton
    Ginger Uselton

    Currently I am a HMFD —BMQ I am a beginner with about six months experience I expect these letters to change as I gain experience and confidence.. I love creating practical pieces of art Ginger

  • Sherrie Shamlian
    Sherrie Shamlian

    HMFO-BMQ

  • Tricia Lee
    Tricia Lee

    My personality code is HMFO. I have a lot of fabric, but most of it was bought with a specific project in mind that hasn’t been started yet. But I have several quilts that are in progress. I tend to do things for a while then switch to something else for a while. Quilting, reading, crocheting, cross stitch. I would also like to learn to hand quilt and knit. Who knows, maybe one day?…..

  • Tricia Lee
    Tricia Lee

    My personality code is HMFO. I have a lot of fabric, but most of it was bought with a specific project in mind that hasn’t been started yet. But I have several quilts that are in progress. I tend to do things for a while then switch to something else for a while. Quilting, reading, crocheting, cross stitch. I would also like to learn to hand quilt and knit. Who knows, maybe one day?…..

  • Beckie Pinckard
    Beckie Pinckard

    HMFD-LAQ

  • Ann Kandris
    Ann Kandris

    my code is HMFD-BMO

  • Pam
    Pam

    HMCD-HQ AND PROUD OF IT 🤪😈

  • Lollie
    Lollie

    HMFD BMQ. I love to piece but not so much the quilting. Always have other sewing projects going on so when I need a break I piece quilt tops for fun.

  • Anita Bikowitz
    Anita Bikowitz

    I am an HMFD-BMQ

  • Heidi Nutter
    Heidi Nutter

    HMCD-BMQ

  • Quilt Scraps
    Quilt Scraps

    I’m am an HMFD-BMQ most of the time. Sometimes I slip from the pattern but most of the time I will follow.

  • Carol Kussart
    Carol Kussart

    I’m HMFD-FMQ, most of the time. I do like to change up a pattern or go off on my own when something inspires me to do that, so the “F” isn’t true all the time. I also use my walking foot for quilting when the desire hits me, instead of FMQing. Guess it’s kind of hard to pigeon-hole us quilters—a lot of us, I suspect, cross categories. :)

  • Peggy Toomey
    Peggy Toomey

    HMFD – BMQ

  • Kathy White
    Kathy White

    I am a HMCD-FMQ. Sometimes that changes. My creative juices won’t let me be just one thing. But I make interesting stuff.

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