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Thread: Passing It On

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    How many of you have passed on your love of quilting or just plain sewing. I taught all of my kids the basics, but NONE of them sew or quilt. I don't think my only daughter even owns a needle & thread :roll: But then she has me fairly close, so that may be why! They are all crafty, just in different ways. I am now teaching my 12 year old grandson to sew. Maybe I was to stringent with "DON'T TOUCH MY SEWING MACHINE" when they were little :oops: :oops:

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    DD has just caught the quilting/sewing bug. She just made GS some fleece pj bottoms. Other DD made pillows for Christmas gifts (I took her a machine when I visited in Oct.).

    Newest DIL made 2 quilts last year and stockings. This year, took a break for her wedding. She'll be back to it soon.

    My newest DIL (not until June) already sewed but learned to quilt this past fall (she didn't want me to sew, just help her through).

    Last, other DD is waiting for me to take a machine I had given to me to get a "check up" and she'll start sewing.

    Other DD- not a speck of "handiness" in that body. I'm sure she could if she wanted, but it is HIGH on the refuse to learn list.

    My boys took "home wreck" in high school and know their way about a machine. Oldest helped me make a quilt for his fiance about 2 years ago. Other son helps me with color choice and block placement- he's very good at this. He also is my thread trimmer and fuzzy picker. :) Stepson- has an interest in terms of appreciating what his wife has learned, but I don't think I will see him near a machine.

    Wow, we are a quilting family, I guess.

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    I have taught my son's ex girlfriend and also a friend of my daughters. None of my 3 girls are interested at this point. I hope someday they will want to learn how to quilt as well!

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    Nope, that's why I have you. lol

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    I was just thinking of teaching my four year old niece to sew. I saw two different sets of the old time sewing cards that you use a big needle and yarn. They have nursery rhyme pictures on them with big holes. (Anyone remember these?) I am getting them for her for valentines day.

    I taught my friend's granddaughter when she was in first grade and she still sews to this day. She even has taught her step sisters.

    I taught my friend dara to piece quilts and to crochet some fifteen years ago. She still does it when she has time. She is in studying to be a doctor now.

    I even taught my sons these things too. Although only one of them even stayed into art. They still know how to sew on thier buttons by themselves, or repair a tear.

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    Oldest daughter quilts. Youngest daughter does cross stitch, and both daughters needlepoint. Growing up they always saw me working on something, and I started them young. As soon as they could see the sewing machine and have their feet touch the petal at the same time, they were given the chance if they wanted to try.

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    I taught my 6 year old granddaughter to sew But she can't do it often as she is 400 miles away and My 5 year old grandson also made a pillow and quilt for his little brother. I have taught tatting,crocheting and knitting to people also.

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    My mother sewed when I was young but I never got the hang of it and lost interest. Now that I'm leaning how to quilt and sew I am helping my 11 yr old daughter to learn. She made 3 mini quilts for xmas gifts so far. When I get her her own machine, I hope she will continue and eventually pass it on to her children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Oldest daughter quilts. Youngest daughter does cross stitch, and both daughters needlepoint. Growing up they always saw me working on something, and I started them young. As soon as they could see the sewing machine and have their feet touch the petal at the same time, they were given the chance if they wanted to try.
    My kids always saw me doing all of that, too. I tried to interest all or any of them, but no dice. My daughter would rather pick up a hammer than a needle :roll: But that's who she is, so I accept it and hope her boys will want to learn. Maybe in my family it will just skip a generation :lol:

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    My son has no interest, but his ex wife had me teach her some, and this past year my daughter(who is a seabee in the navy) asked if I had an extra machine. I didn't want to give up one of mine, so I bought her one for Christmas. She used mine while home on leave last spring, so she has the basics. I hope she wants to learn more!!!!!

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