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Thread: He Saw My Machine

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I work inside a JoAnn's super store selling Husqvarna Viking & Singer sewing machines. We get lots of requests from people asking us if we do alterations or will embroider something for them. We're trying to sell machines not be an instant garment repair operation! grrrrrr
    Same thing at our local Joann store. I gave them my business cards to pass out. People expect too much for too little. I finally told them to stop giving my name out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    You weren't even tempted in the least to say, "Sure, take them off." And then give a dirty grin. :>
    Thanks for a great laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen View Post
    I had a man come in to clean my carpet in my livingroom. My sewing room door was open and he said Oh, do you sew? Yes, stupid me says, I love to sew. Oh, says he I have four pairs of new pants that need to be shortened, could you do them for me? Thinking FAST, I said Oh no, I only sew quilts. He looked at me kind of funny. Can you imagine?
    We were putting in a new floor and the craftsman saw my quilts and commented positively. Later I asked about putting in a backsplash. We did a little "bartering" and I got my backsplash for a quilt. My husband thinks he got the better deal, but my backsplash is beautiful and well done. Sometimes bartering works, but in your case, I agree with your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Beaubouef View Post
    Why do people think that just because you sew that you would like to do alterations? It's like getting a root canal.
    I totally agree, and would even add in sewing clothing altogether!
    Bless, O Lord, the works of my hands....

    P. C.

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    Ha,You are all funny ! Needed a good laugh today! Thanks.
    Loving Life

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    Mending, hemming, alterations, quilting.....sewing is sewing and the former makes money for the last.....LOL! I'll even repurpose clothing if you want it......if you love to sew it shouldn't matter what it is.....
    Last edited by lfw045; 03-26-2012 at 10:16 AM. Reason: correction
    Blessed are they that can laugh at themselves, For they shall never cease to be amused.


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    Maureen that was a good laugh. My sister-in-law was always bringing me items to fix that her niece had pulled the seams out of or something she told someone else I could fix as I used to make our girls their dresses when they were little. With the nieces clothes I did have fun with that one. I double stitched them and gave them back. I told her that her niece was buying clothes to tight and she got upset and said that wasn't so and they don't sew them right at the factory. I've seen the clothes on her and they are skin tight. Then I got a new machine and I made a point of saying that I couldn't use it for any other purpose that for quilting and that was the end of that. They don't bother me anymore. I do mending for our kids but it is so rare.

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    Ha Ha. Funny!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    The only altering I do on clothing is to cut them up and make quilts!! If someone wants their clothes cut into small squares and triangles, them I'm your girl!! LOL

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