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Thread: My husband just doesn't understand.

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    Member hmay60's Avatar
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    He came home last night as I was cutting up some of his old jeans. He said, are you sure those aren't any good. Well he is the one who quit wearing them. I said yes, they have holes in them. He says you can make quilts, but you can't patch holes. I explained that I quilt for fun, it is my hobby. It doesn't mean I want to spend my time patching holes. Now, I have patched some in the past, and it's not always easy to patch knee holes and pocket holes, and now we can afford to buy him new jeans, when he needs them. He also told me once, that one of the guys he worked with, wanted to know if I would patch some of his jeans, umm no. I work everyday and just don't want to patch clothes. I will sew up some things for the grandkids though, they are special. So anyone else not like to patch clothes.

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    I understand you completely! I would rather give away a pair of pants rather than hem them ! Give me a king size quilt to sew on anyday!

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    I do it but HATE it!!

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    I don't even want to hem my own pants. I used to sew clothes all the time, just don't want to do that anymore.

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    I hate patching cloths my kids bring me jeans all the time to patch and I usually do it but here is a pair I refused! LOL
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    tell him that asking a quilter to patch is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!

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    I get my Mom to do it. She loves to feel needed. The boys always need something hemmed or patches and they get Granny to do it. She always puts a treat in the pocket so it is a win/win thing.

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    If it is a newer pair, I will patch a pair...reluctantly. I open up a side seam and patch the knee if needed. On an old pair, I don't repair because the repair will be sturdy but the surrounding fabric too weak. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    Up North, I think you should be able to whip that pair back into shape in no time, lol. If it is something new, and he has torn a small hole or rip in it, I will fix it, to keep it from getting bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I hate patching cloths my kids bring me jeans all the time to patch and I usually do it but here is a pair I refused! LOL
    Ditto, I get this all the time from GS and his friends, I started charging and now I don't have to patch, LOL
    I'd rather make totes out of them. Hello :thumbup:

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