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Thread: Should I teach my husband to quilt?

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    I think this is a fabulous idea. My DH does not quilt, but he does have a good eye for color and he helps me coordinate my blocks from time to time. He is a very gentle person when it comes time to critique my quilts and he gives me good ideas. I so wish he would learn to quilt, but he likes cars etc. Encourage your husband and it will be a wonderful bond between you.

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    If he's interested I'd say go for it. Maybe you could convince him that the "Best" things to do are binding and basting. I would borrow him any day if he liked those things.

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    If he's interested go for it. Or maybe he's just proud of you and how good you are at what you dol Love him for it. Barny

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    I think that is a great idea,my DH worked with me on my first quilt,it was a( star of the ozark ) quilt ,the center star had to be apliqued, he did twelve of the fifteen and I must say,he appliques better than I.
    d.swindle

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    Let him decide.

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    A friend of mine (not a quilter) got her husband to take a wood carving class at their local Senior Citizen"s Rec. Center. His work is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could get my husband to do that. I don't think I would want to share my quilting notions or my fabric with my DH. He would have to get his own.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Personally...I would never want to share my space, my hobby, etc. with my husband. Not that he'd be remotely interested. I think people need their OWN hobbies and a little space both emotionally and physically from their spouse. He needs something but WHY does it have to be quilting? Find him something to do that's HIS.
    I surely wouldn't do it especially if you want your own space and independence. My DH has no hobbies and I wouldn't want him taking over my sewing room. It's MY SPACE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Personally...I would never want to share my space, my hobby, etc. with my husband. Not that he'd be remotely interested. I think people need their OWN hobbies and a little space both emotionally and physically from their spouse. He needs something but WHY does it have to be quilting? Find him something to do that's HIS.
    I very much agree with Candace & KnitnutBZ
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    Personally, I wouldn't like it. My quilting time is just that - my time. We do a lot together as a family, and I love socializing and being with people, but I definitely need some alone time every single day and most of the time I get that in my quilt room.

    But, if you and your hubby would find it enjoyable to share that time together, then I say go for it!

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    I would say it's a bad idea because he might become a machine hog, but as a beginner myself I have to say go for it. I have just begun to learn myself and so far I love it. I feel like I get to spend more time with the family and at the same time it gives me something to keep my hands busy and at the same time I get a great since of accomplishment when I finish a project.
    Chris

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