Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: I taught my DH how to Sew!!!!!!!!!!

  1. #11
    ToucanSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,164
    I wish mine would learn to cut! He could do all the cutting and I could just happily sew.

    :)

    Good deal, at least your dh might understand our love of fabric...mine doesn't get it at ALL.

  2. #12
    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Lake Orion, Mich
    Posts
    1,627
    I taught my hubby how to use the computer and he always wants to get on it when I'm on...... so I don't think I will let him learn to use my sewing machine... I would never get to use it... LOL
    As for the bobbin, tell hubby that IS part of sewing. Have him do it while you are watching. I'll be he can do it, just doesn't want to... isn't that how they are. LOVE em, but they sure can be frustrating too

  3. #13
    wishiwerequilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I'll be he can do it, just doesn't want to... isn't that how they are. LOVE em, but they sure can be frustrating too
    I believe it is how they are, and i believe it applies to folding laundry, scrubbing floors, scrubbing toilets (or virtually anything other than car tires), cleaning showers, putting away storage containers and travel mugs *with* their lids, setting the table properly, cooking, asking for directions...
    i'd better stop. the list is getting too long :-D :-D

  4. #14
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,305
    Buy him a Sidewinder, several packages of bobbins and one of those bobbin keepers. Either the little round ring or the stacking kind.

    Do the two of you fish? Does he bait your hook? If so, continue to put the bobbin in for him. If he made you learn to bait your own hook then make him learn to put a bobbin in. HOWEVER, if he has very large fingers putting a bobbin in could be quite difficult. Especially if he did or does a laborous job and his fingers are calloused.

    Then again, maybe he just likes you being close and likes the attention he gets by having you do it. Or maybe, like mine, he just likes to be aggravating. :lol: :lol:

  5. #15
    wishiwerequilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Buy him a Sidewinder, several packages of bobbins and one of those bobbin keepers. Either the little round ring or the stacking kind.

    Do the two of you fish? Does he bait your hook? If so, continue to put the bobbin in for him. If he made you learn to bait your own hook then make him learn to put a bobbin in. HOWEVER, if he has very large fingers putting a bobbin in could be quite difficult. Especially if he did or does a laborous job and his fingers are calloused.

    Then again, maybe he just likes you being close and likes the attention he gets by having you do it. Or maybe, like mine, he just likes to be aggravating. :lol: :lol:

    i totally love this idea, and totally agree!!!

    as for large fingers, if that should be the problem, long tweezers will do the trick. let us know how it goes!! :-D

  6. #16
    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ashdown, AR
    Posts
    8,371
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Buy him a Sidewinder, several packages of bobbins and one of those bobbin keepers. Either the little round ring or the stacking kind.

    Do the two of you fish? Does he bait your hook? If so, continue to put the bobbin in for him. If he made you learn to bait your own hook then make him learn to put a bobbin in. HOWEVER, if he has very large fingers putting a bobbin in could be quite difficult. Especially if he did or does a laborous job and his fingers are calloused.

    Then again, maybe he just likes you being close and likes the attention he gets by having you do it. Or maybe, like mine, he just likes to be aggravating. :lol: :lol:
    Actually I come from a fishing family and I wouldn't dare let anybody bait my hook for me. Unfortunately my DH is just a stubborn hard headed man and until he gets ready to learn, I'm afraid he won't. I tried filling several bobbins and just showing him how to put them in but he says No. I want you to put them in.
    Yes, I will post a picture. Just haven't had time yet.

  7. #17
    Super Member franie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    6,574
    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    A few months ago, I finally taught my DH how to use my sewing machine. At first he was afraid of it. Didn't want to sew his finger. I did have him marking and cutting for me before but the house was becoming over run with 2 1/2 inch blocks. He decided that HE needed to "do something with them". So he learned how to sew. He is working on his 10th King size quilt top. The only thing is, he refuses to learn how to fill a bobbin or put it in. Now, he keeps me busy threading his machine. :roll: How can I get him to learn to fill his on bobbin????
    Buy him prewound.

  8. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    East Central IL
    Posts
    124
    Send him for classes, lol. I would not like sharing my machine and I think if he had his own with a MANUAL (men are really good at figuring things out and it would be his own machine) he would learn to fill bobbins, clean it, etc.
    Maybe a nice birthday gift or Christmas present?

  9. #19
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    4,916
    Blog Entries
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I know just what you mean. My DS loves to sew. He does a nice job too. But I have the thread his machine and wind the bobbin. It just intimidates him.
    Totally off subject - where are you all getting your signature logos? I'd love one!

  10. #20
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,305
    Just do it and look at it as something you can do together.

    I think I would like it if my husband would try it, at least we'd have something in common besides our dd. Right now the only thing that he would want to do together would be to fly RC planes. To me that's about as boring as can be. I'd rather sit in a field and listen to the corn grow.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.