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 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

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

  1. #1
    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ashdown, AR
    Posts
    7,506
    Blog Entries
    1
    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????

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lizzytish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Eastern USA
    Posts
    605
    Tell him it it part of sewing have his and her bobbins.

    Does he have his own machine? Or are you sharing one?

    Good luck

  3. #3
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW IN
    Posts
    3,359
    Blog Entries
    1
    Leave the house for the day when he wants to sew.

    Leave the house with empty bobbins and a drawing of how it's inserted!

    LOL

  4. #4
    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ashdown, AR
    Posts
    7,506
    Blog Entries
    1
    He's using both of mine. He swaps from one to the other when he runs out of bobbin on one of them. I piece mine by hand so I only use the machine for putting on borders and binding. I don't mind him using them but he won't learn to do the bobbins. I have tried filling them ahead of time, so all he had to do is pop one in, but he is scared he'll mess something up I guess. He's really doing well matching seams and all. I mean, these things have about 2500 blocks in each one. Maybe more. I'll post a picture soon. Just haven't had time to take one.

  5. #5
    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,963
    I haven't tried getting DH involved with the sewing. I really don't know how much patience he would have with this. He loves giving opinions on patterns and colors though. It seems like he's always looking over my shoulder when I'm on the board looking (actually, drooling over some of the quilts posted) or when I'm looking through my books. All of a sudden another country is heard from. Ohhhhhh that's a really nice one!!! :lol: :lol: I just giggle to myself.

  6. #6
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,931
    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.

  7. #7
    Pam
    Pam is offline
    Super Member Pam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    3,713
    My hubby limits his quilting to telling me how to do it. He ALWAYS has something to say!

    Like "you need more contrast, I like the blue better. There is not enough texture"! He used to watch Simply Quilts with me in the afternoons before they took it off the air. He was paying attention.

  8. #8
    wishiwerequilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    196
    boy, it's nice to be needed. He probably wants to make sure you do this as a "together" activity, which is flattering, right?

    Have you tried coaching him through it? actually making his fingers do the work while you stand behind him? it may take some coaxing, but with a "you can do this" attitude, I bet he will learn, just like he did with cutting and piecing.

    keep up the good work!! Can you post pics of his tops?

  9. #9
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,036
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hmmmm..... Sounds like a good excuse to get a 3rd machine, so you can keep 3 running at a time for him!

  10. #10
    a regular here hazeljane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    820
    Send him to the VIntage machine thread here- There are tutorials for cleaning and fixing up the old machines, and lots of info on bobbins. Maybe if he understood how the machine worked, he'd be less afraid of them? I bet Billy could help. (Lostn51).

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... 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.