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Thread: Sshhhhhh - domestic sewing

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    Super Member Katrine's Avatar
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    I have let everyone on here down!
    Months ago my hubby bought 2 new pairs trousers, but the leg length needed altering on both.
    Today I found both pairs on top of a pile of new fabrics - hint taken - and I have just done the alterations.
    Boy, do I feel smug!

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    Oh no! You didn't let on that YOU did it at home, did you? You told him that you took them out, right? That someone else did it?
    Next thing you know, he's going to want you to COOK or something!!
    ;) :lol:

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    Well I did point out that my machine (J.6600p) is a QUILTING machine, but I would manage somehow!

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    He's lucky you didn't cut them up and use them in a quilt :) :) Men are so trusting!

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    OH No don't let the word get out that you can do alterations or other such sewing :shock: Before you know it , you will never find your quilting fabric for all the "other" stuff that needs fixing that finds its way to your area :hunf: LOL

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    My family knows that if they want to get rid of any piece of clothing, just leave it in the sewing room for repairs. They will never see it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    He's lucky you didn't cut them up and use them in a quilt :) :) Men are so trusting!
    Yeah, but I have the 4 decent bits I cut off for a future crazy!

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    Leaving any sort of clothing in a quilters room is just dangerous. It can go in as a shirt, but come out a baby quilt. lol

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    my son moved out 2 years ago. there are shirts hanging in the closet- I keep feeling them and thinking they would be awesome in a quilt. I wonder how long before they are officially "abandoned"?

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    Well I think 2 years is well and truly abandoned ............

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    We must have been on the same wavelength. My son had a pair of pants on my table for at least a month...I just finally got them done yesterday because I wanted them outa there!

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    Ah hem, i have two pair of my hubbys pants that need repair. they are under my fabric on my cutting board. saw they yesterday. he hasn't asked for them though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    He's lucky you didn't cut them up and use them in a quilt :) :) Men are so trusting!

    ROFL, or use them to practice needle-turn applique! Daisies and ladybugs, maybe?

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    Good one Lisa!!LOL That would teach them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    I have let everyone on here down!
    Months ago my hubby bought 2 new pairs trousers, but the leg length needed altering on both.
    Today I found both pairs on top of a pile of new fabrics - hint taken - and I have just done the alterations.
    Boy, do I feel smug!
    Pat realizes that if he wants pants hemmed, there is a very inexpensive and precise alteration store on his way to work. He should take them there and not bother me with "mending." I'll mend a broken heart - but on pants the seams will pull apart.....

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    Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Monet to paint a garage.

    (Not quite the original saying I saw, but don't remember which famous painter's name was used. Same idea.)

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    ***shaking my head*** You may have set a precedence :shock:
    DH does know that this is not to be a regular occurrence, right :wink:
    It could traumatize you and the only cure is to buy more fabric and go on a quilting retreat for a week or two 8-) 8-) 8-)

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    My DH mentioned a pair of missing pajama bottoms the other day. He doesn't know what happened to them. Should I remind him he gave them to me about a year ago to hem???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    My DH mentioned a pair of missing pajama bottoms the other day. He doesn't know what happened to them. Should I remind him he gave them to me about a year ago to hem???
    ***shaking head vigorously*** NO ! Bad habit to start

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    Oh Gosh,
    Now you've done it. You've reminded me of that big stack I promised to hem for my DH.
    Oh, and I felt so good with all that I caught up with this weekend!
    :)lots2do

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    What, you mean my sewing machine can atually do that kind of stuff? Hmmm.

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    when i first started quilting I got lots of request for alterations, shortening curtains, and all kinds of repairs. I felt so bad saying no I don't know how to do those things. Non quilting people just don't get it.

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    I would say after the first 30 days. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    my son moved out 2 years ago. there are shirts hanging in the closet- I keep feeling them and thinking they would be awesome in a quilt. I wonder how long before they are officially "abandoned"?
    I would say after the first 30 days. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    When I started organizing my sewing room, found several piles of mending, hemmimg and repairing that had been in there for quite awhile (I remember putting some of it there myself.) Did get it done but did tell DH and DDs that I don't mend but maybe once a year if they're lucky so my mending for 2010 is over. Somewhere I still have a bottom sheet to finish fixing but it's for my bed so it has a good chance of actually getting worked on BUT not in the near future. :)

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