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Thread: do your children quilt?

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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    I have two boys neither inherited my artistic capabilities but are great in other ways. I have a new daughter in law who I tried to teach to crochet she tried but just didn't have the patience not interested in quilting except having me make them for them. Now I have to figure out who to leave my stuff to in (hopefully) 40 years

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    Well if your looking to adopt I'll be your daughter! My kids dont sew either. they did when they were younger, you know quick little projects. My daughter has a sewing machine but she said she has never used but her honey has. She does like to crochet and cross stitch, but she never finishes a project.

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    I'm sure there will be granddaughters some day!!!!!

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    My daughter so far does not quilt,she has two little children and runs day care from her home,so not alot of free time for her.
    My son doesn't either but maybe someday he'll marry someone with an intrest in quilting :D
    But I have told both of them that my fabric is not cheap,so if you don't want it when I'm gone you either sell it for good money or give it to someone who will enjoy it. :D :thumbup: :D Don't just throw it out!!!!!!!!!

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    My daughter quilts, but not very often. I had her play with the longarm, but she says she isn't that talented and would leave that art/creativeness to me. She says she is too analytical for that.
    My son has some of my creativeness/artistic ability, but doesn't quilt.

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    My daughters do not quilt or do any type of sewing. I have 5 granddaughters but only the 11 year old has shown any sign of maybe catching the sewing and quilting bug. I didn't start quilting until my 40's so maybe there is hope.

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    One of my daughter has tried to quilt, but she's has only finished one quilt. She made a manly lap quilt for her boyfriend who has since become her fiance. She has a braid table runner started, but she says she doesn't have the time to finish it. The other 2 daughters don't really want to sew. My pride and joy is my 3 year old grandson who comes in and says "Can we sew, Granny?"

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    I plan on having mine all used up by the time I go.





    Of course I'll have to live to 237 yrs old.

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    My oldest DD has mentioned that she would like to learn to sew, but not sure if she really wants to. Youngest DD has no desire what so ever to sew.

    My little DGD(who is 5) loves to play with fabric and sew. We got her a Janome Sew-Mini for Christmas and hope to teach her to sew soon. We just have to find time when her little brother, who is 22 months, isn't around.

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    my daughter is 2. She loves to play hide and seek in my fabric. She'll pull out all sorts of colors and say, "mommy pretty!" and "quil" is quilt. One day maybe she'll sew with me.

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    My oldest daughter is a quilter, too and my youngest daughter can sew, but the middle one has no interest in sewing except to say "Mom, can you fix this?" My oldest DD and I were fabric shopping when she told me that I didn't want a certain piece of fabric. I asked her why. She told me that she was the one who would inherit my stash and she wanted to like what I buy. Hahaha! :roll:

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    My daughter cross stitches. She's better than I am at it. She does beautiful work.
    She's dabbled a bit in quilting - nothing big, some doll quilts and she wants to do some baby quilts this year. She's only 16 so she's just getting started :)

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    Oldest and youngest both quilt. The oldest does quite a lot and the younger has off and on, just starting again since she has a little time now. The middle one does not sew but appreciates all things hand made.

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    my DD quilts and I have told her to NOT let her dad anywhere near my sewing room when I go beyond...She'll have a job getting rid of all this

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    My daughter, age 38, would not know which end of a needle to put the thread into! ;-) She has absolutely no interest in sewing at all.

    I started to teach my two granddaughters, ages 6 & 7, a bit about sewing when we were there at Christmas, but it is kind of hard to have much continuity with the lessons when I see them only about twice a year for about a week.

    My DIL does a little sewing and quilting, but doesn't have much time to devote to it. She has two little girls, is going to school full time, working part time and is pregnant.

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    None of my 5 daughters learned to sew. They were not interested. Five of my granddaughters love to sew with me, some more than others. Here is a picture of granddaughter, Holly's 2nd quilt. She is 12.

    I did all the cutting, and bound it. She did all the piecing and the quilting on the long arm. We pinned it on together.

    When I told her that she had to quilt it on grandma's big machine, her eyes got so wide. She did great. I told her she could just move it anywhere, even write her name. She loved that and put it in a couple of times.

    I have always said someone needs to know how to use all these machines to inherit them. i have lots of prospects. LOL

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    Work on the grandkids :) start them young

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    I have two sons who were (and are) only interested in sports. My DIL is interested in quilting--hooray--but wants to wait a couple of years since they have a 4-year old, 2-year old, and 9-month old. No one else in my family sews or quilts, and I am the youngest of a large family, but I'm holding out hope for my DIL and 9-month old GD.

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    One of my daughters sews. She is caught up right now raising two children and volunteering at the school and the town library and doesn't have much time to sew. She has made a couple quilts. My oldest son has a sewing machine and will use it to repair things.

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    My daughter does not quilt, but I have high hopes that some day soon my grand daughter will catch the quilting bug. She'll be 4 in April and so far she doesn't like my sewing room because of the noisy bobbin winder *pouts*

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    I'm starting the granddaughters early - hopefully one or all three will be quilting with me!

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    I just bought my DD a sewing machine. I promised her one for finishing college. She wants to do some mending and some clothes for her DD. I expect she'll do some quilting before long and be raiding my stash too. She does knit, crochet and tat.

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    I have 3 daughters and 2 DIL -- none quilt or even sew much. I do most of the mending, hemming, etc. There are 3 GD's and one may one day quilt. She's done it off and on since she was small. I started sewing at 12 and never quit, but I didn't start quilting until after I retired so was 65/66 by then. I have high hopes that some of them (or future GGC's will be interested--if not, I've left instructions that my fabric should be offered to the quilt guild friends first!! However, I think I may follow this lady's idea:
    I got my start with fabrics when a lady who had sewn a lot was ready to dispense her stash. Through word of mouth people were invited to look at it. If you were going to use it for mission projects, there was no charge. If you wanted it for yourself, it was $1/yard (this was 10+ years ago.) But I thought that was a pretty good way to take care of it. She had a friend who helped, but she took care of her fabric before she died. They had it marked as to amount, and you had to take the whole piece, they didn't do any cutting. Just thought I'd share this. In her case, the proceeds went to missions as well.

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    Maybe grandchildren some day, or some lucky person you decide to "adopt".

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    I have twin daughtters one in fla and the other I live with. the one in fla doesn't and is happy not doing crafts but the one with me quilts and quilts and quilts. we have quite a large quilting room in the basemant and i love every minute downstairs quilting with her. kids are such a blessing

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