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Thread: What Do You Wear When You're Quilting?

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    I just go over to the quilting room and start sewing whenever the mood strikes me. I have gone over in fleece pants and top which is a huge mistake. They actually suck threads off of the fabric!!! I try to avoid fleece now but don't generally worry about it a whole lot!!
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    I sew barefooted, and pitch threads over my shoulder.....(makes my OCD sisters crazy, but it works for me; I, too, have a little Shark handy to eat threads and ladybugs. It gets emptied every time I go out.) Oh yeah, I forgot--jeans and a shirt that is easy to shuck and change.
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    Jeans or sweats in the winter with a turtleneck and socks, fleece or sweatshirt if it's cold. Threads stick too badly to my sweaters. In the summer, barefoot, tee shirts and capris. For whatever reason, cannot wear anything heavier than a sock on my right foot to use on the foot pedal.

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    I usually get little boys coming up to me and saying I have a string on me. I say that's OK I am a quilter and I come with strings attached.

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    I wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants in winter time and short sleeve shirt and shorts when its warmer. There are many times I have forgotten to take my quilting clothes off and when to the doctor with them on. My doctor will say to me, "I see you have a new quilt you're working on". I say, what do you mean? He says, "I see you're covered with new threads". Then I realize I have my quilting clothes still on.
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    I'll admit to being mrs ocd, I quilt in whatever clothes I'm wearing and I keep a lint roller at the door, I also have two german shepherd's which also necessitate the lint roller, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Usually I don't wear anything special, but from time to time I need to go out and inevitably I am covered with little snippets of thread, fabric and batting. As stylish as this look is, I would love to find a pattern for a "sewing smock" -- nothing too complicated. Any ideas?
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    I sew in the evenings in my work clothes, jeans and a t-shirt type shirt.
    On the weekends I wear the same, only old clothes. I don't sew in night clothes.
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    I wear leggings around house! There are threads all over! Myself, furniture, hubby, even my kids when they come to visit laugh n pick off stray threads! Lol. part of our charm!!!:-)

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    I TRY to put my threads in trash can but you know...... To keep from tracking strings all over the house I place a rug at the door of my sewing room and wipe my feet as I leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    When at the quilting machine I place them on my shoulder and try to remember to remove them when I leave the studio.
    Use a small piece of batting placed on your shoulder to put your threads on. It works nicely.
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    I had a hone ec teacher that told us we should wear a smock to keep our clothes free of fabric and thread. That was back in 1968, my mom thought that was foolish, so what ever I have on is what I sew in. If there are threads on my clothes, who cares.

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    How about those medical "scrubs" tops. I've seen solids and cute prints in our local K-Mart. Very economical too.

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    When I sew I have on my fancy dancing dress with sequins, and my 4" high heals. Full jewelry, and hair freshly washed and done up in curls with spritz. My best evening cologne, and special low light make up. Also my nails are manicured early that morning before I start sewing with the latest nail polish.

    J/K I wear whatever I want.

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    If I do not plan on leaving the house that day, after I shower I put on clean PJ's or dorm pants and a tee shirt. My DH and I call it my stealth days. Comfy in our own home. Some may not think it is appropriate, I call it enjoying my day in my world!
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    I wear a old t-shirt and blue jeans. Being comfortable is the most important.

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    I read on QB once, she wore her shirt inside-out to sew and then turned it right to go out. Just remember to turn it right.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Helpful and funny at the same time. Hugs and keep the lint roller handy !

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    Most of the time I'm in my PJ's day or night when I'm quilting. I usually change clothes before I have to go to town but occaisionally some threads follow me out the door.
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    I keep my old clothes that have gotten holes in them or something spilled on them, and use them for my "art" clothes. I do a LOT of different kinds of crafts, not just quilting. If I get paint or glue or glitter or thread on my old clothes, it doesn't matter. I keep washing and wearing the old clothes until they're completely worn out ... and even then, sometimes I sew the holes up and keep right on wearing them.

    I do, of course, change clothes before I go anywhere, and all my friends/family know to call first if they plan to come by.

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    Where I live people actually go to WalMart to shop in their pajamas. A few strings attached to me are rather insignificant.

    On days when I have no plans to go out, I wear a t-shirt and sweats. My UFO Day clothes frequently have strings attached and I usually shop for my mother before returning home. The only ones who mention the strings are sewing friends who couldn't attend the UFO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    How about those medical "scrubs" tops. I've seen solids and cute prints in our local K-Mart. Very economical too.
    *DING* DING * DING*!!! We have a winner! Will check them out at Walmart today. Great idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Usually I don't wear anything special, but from time to time I need to go out and inevitably I am covered with little snippets of thread, fabric and batting. As stylish as this look is, I would love to find a pattern for a "sewing smock" -- nothing too complicated. Any ideas?
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    I made a reversible apron that helps except with sleeves. Have gotten a lot of compliments. I can wear quilt related pins and I made a pocket for Kleenex . You can attach a pin or scissor minder also. Very handy and available. It is not quite as warm as a men's shirt but you can make cute aprons from them.

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    I get dressed every morning. In cool weather slacks and pretty top and in hot weather I don't wear shorts , I like easy fitting summer dresses and skirts. Do my hair and put on min. make up. Nice enough to have to be out in public anytime or answer the door. I don't like to wear sweats or pjs during the day, makes me feel not ready for the day. Threads on my clothes don't bother me at all in public or at home.
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    Have a big ole lint pick up roller and roll it over you before you go out...

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