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Thread: Should I teach my husband to quilt?

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I have no desire for my DH to get involved with my quilting. If he came to my sewing room and started asking about this and that and going through what I have I'd be frustrated to no end.
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    Teach him, if it becomes impossible, move him to his own room.

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    Senior Member breezyquilts's Avatar
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    If he is interested, why not??? Think of the fun you will have together!!

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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    I think it is a great idea. I wish my husband quilted. He supports what I do, but it would be fun if he quilted too.

    I'd appreciate a nice word about anything I sew. It's all a bother to my hubby.
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    Absolutely teach him. Men are natural engineers. and some of the best quilters are men I think. Tell him, there is a chiropractor in Flint Michigan, Dr. Myler, his quilting is outstanding. I look forward to you posting his first project.
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    It depends on the dynamics of your relationship. My husband and I do nearly everything together. We farm and when we pick corn, I drive the combine, he hauls the wagons etc. etc. We eat 2 meals together everyday. NOT breakfast, I'm so not a morning person. He didn't have any hobbies either. When I fell in love with quilting he came along too. Now we have a long arm, a website and are developing the quilting as a business for retirement $$. That's provided he ever quits farming.

    We know other couples who get along much better with as little time spent together as possible. Consider your relationship and go forward from there.
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    I would. People that have hobbies live longer and are happier. Maybe he can have his own stuff and corner or space. Maybe you can have a comon stash and some that is your own. I am sure you will have to give too but in the long run it will be so worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    so I put the bug in his ear. ea?
    Love this expression, never heard it before.

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    my husband quilts. he loves it. bought me a longarm with qbot. he helped me learn to run that now he runs it and i piece.

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    I say let him try a small sampler and see how he likes it. I'm one of those guys that likes to try different things. I get bored pretty easily so I just do something else for a while and then come back to the other after a while.

    My wife and I took a beginners quilting class about 10 years ago. We then seperately took a block of the month class and I was the only guy in my group...didn't bother me at all. BUT....my wife does NOT like to share her toys with anyone so she has her sewing room and I have mine. She was using a 30 year old Singer until I bought my new Bernina 153 QE and now she has one. She doesn't quilt anymore because she is into knitting.

    I retired 6 months ago and now my goal is to do all the quilting and woodworking I can. I've made 3 quilts in that 6 months. As my wife says I also have my MANLY hobbies.....I have a bass boat, camp, I travel on my motorcycle towing my camper, I do woodwork where I make dulcimers and autoharps....I DON'T PLAN on getting bored.

    This was a long way to say TEACH HIM IF HE'S INTERESTED. Set him up his own room and go slow to see if he's serious with it.


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