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Thread: Mending--I don't think so....

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    Cool Mending--I don't think so....

    I saw a posting on Facebook, but couldn't figure out how to post it here.

    It was one of those cute antique-looking cards that said:

    Asking a quilter to mend something is like asking Michelangelo to paint a garage.

    Very clever, huh?

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    lol,I have seen that-sew true and funny
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    So true! My daughter has lost some weight and asked me if I knew how to take in a waistband. Uh....no! I can quilt, but for some reason cannot do clothes well.

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    You don't even want to know what my mending pile looks like! And somehow DH thinks I can make whole cloth out of thin air with the things he sticks in that pile!

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    one of our members uses that in her signature
    Nancy in western NY

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    That is so funny!!!

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    When $600 is about average for one hunting jacket, I will mend a rip or two for DH. I have been known to pink the hems of too long prom dresses for my girls and say perfect! LOL
    Got fabric?

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    I mend clothes. I make clothes. And I quilt. To me it sewing which I like to do.

    I am meticulous in mending clothes as I am in my quilting.
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    When I have to I will do hems, usually for my husband's jeans for some reason he can't find them in the right length! However he always says (when he sees my sleeves rolled up) it's too bad that you don't know someone who sews!!

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    I hate and despise altering and not particularly fond of mending, but I've got a jacket I simply love that's a bit too big for me. I can't decide if I want to deconstruct it or just let it droop on me! It wouldn't be easy to alter, the body is princess style and has embroidery that lays over the chest seams.
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