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Thread: do your kids sew/quilt?

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    I am not sure why, but I taught all of my kids, my boys and my step daughter to sew. Youngest son went on to take 2 years of home ec and loves to sew! Daughter still sews and quilts. Even my Dh will sew and wants to make his own quilt!

    So, what about your family?

    both of my boys sewing a few years ago
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    oldest sewing on a quilt he donated for his DC Closeup group to raffle for their trip money
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    notice the vintage White machine we called ithe BUICK because it was built like one! daughter making her first quilt for her grandpa
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    the kids with their veteran quilts
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    I think that is wonderful! You must be very patient. My DD tried to sew/quilt several times and did finally finish a wall hanging for me which is hanging in my sewing room. She is great at XStitch and does beautiful scrapbooking. Have to always laugh at the basket of mending waiting for me when we visit them!

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    My daughter, who is in the Army and stationed in Seoul, Korea, is an avid quilter and my husband has a Sailrite sewing machine that he makes sails and ditty bags for his boat on. My mother sewed and quilted all of her 93 years and made each of us and her grandchildren a quilt completely by hand - piecing, sewing, cutting out, everything. No modern tools.

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    Both my daughters sew.
    My oldest, Niki has her own business called Dreams 2 Seams.
    She is on Facebook with that name.
    She has pictures of her creations.
    Her talent far surpasses mine.


    Blessings,
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    Awesome! I like your kids projects. My daughter likes to design and sew some of her clothes. My son only like to treadle my vintage machines while reading his books.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Whatba nice story. My oldest just started to show an interest, and my youngest one is into sewing squares together.

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    Both of my sons know their way around a sewing machine, but they aren't into quilting.

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    My Boys really aren't into it yet, I'm holding hope. I always get a good laugh out of the fact that my brother would mend socks on my mom's sewing machine.

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    My DH isn't even slightly interested! My 5 yr. old on the other hand likes to help as much as he can, and even sews a little bit. I'm hoping it sticks :)

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    Both my boys, 8 & 10, are learning to sew. Don't want all my great machines, Aurufil collection, and fabric stash to end up at Goodwill, or worse, in the trash! Older son likes hand sewing, sashiko, and vintage machines, but younger son is all about the high tech machine features.

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    My adult children know how to sew. I required that each of them learn when they were about 10 years old. (Their father insisted that they know how to change brakes and change the oil on their vehicles when they were older.)

    My daughter does sew when she has a chance. She loves to work on quilts. My son doesn't sew because he isn't interested. He did make a few things when he learned how to sew as a child. He does have a sewing machine...it is a Singer 99.

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    I tried to teach my kids to sew - my dd can use a sewing machine but both boys I think can sew on buttons if needed. They seem to think any sewing should be done by either their wives or Mom.

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    My daughter was always exposed to my sewing activities but she likes to do crafty-types of sewing. She did make a lap quilt for her husband's Great Grandmother when she lived with them. When it comes to taking in, taking up, repairing rip etc. -- it;s MOM can you do this?? Of course, I do!

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    That is wonderful!!!

    I have 3 girls 24-29 and none of them sew!!! (cry)
    I am hoping someday they will
    Of course my son, 22, has no interest.

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    My boys know how to sew and will if it is needed. They are just not into quilting.

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    You did a fabulous job on teaching your kids to sew and quilt and also making for charitable causes. Great job!!

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    my daughter, now 23, sews but prefers photography and jewelry design. My god-daughter, now 9, loves to sew, made a wall-hanging with my help (mostly supervision) last summer and has made great progress on a quilt for her bed. It would be finished if her mother (my best friend) did not overbook everything. there's been no time for Lily to come visit to finish the quilt. All it needs is the border attached, the back pieced (at her request--I tried to make it easier but...she is my girl, after all!) and quilted. We have picked out the pantograph for the quilt; I have a mid-arm, HQ16.

    Laurie

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    Yes, many of my children are quilters, have made a quilt and know how to make a basic quilt. I hope the younger ones will too.

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    None of our 4 kids have any interest in sewing or needlework. I always was doing hand embroidery. A couple of Grand daughters are interested. I workl with them when I see them and encourage them, but they all live far away. One DDIL does sew.

    BUT - They all can cook. Boys sometimes better then their wives.

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    Fabulous family fun. I'm in the process of teaching my DDIL to quilt (she's on her second one). Neither of my 2 DDs or DS were interested. You're so lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    That is wonderful!!!

    I have 3 girls 24-29 and none of them sew!!! (cry)
    I am hoping someday they will
    Of course my son, 22, has no interest.
    yikes...I feel your pain...who are going to pass things down to??

    Of course at that age, I hated garment sewing, but loved to make home decor stuff and crafts...not really quilting back then...maybe something will spark them one day....I am keeping fingers crossed fore you...

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    My oldest DD can out-sew me any day. She is fast and has such talent. My youngest DD has no interst in sewing. I made them both learn how in 4-H. Told them they needed to know the basics. My 7 1/2 yr GS in now in 4-H and wants to do a quilt this year. We have several younger boys that quilt for the fair.

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    One DD (37) who does not sew anything - takes after her aunts on both sides of the family. I take after my aunts as well, all sewers and quilters. Guess it skipped a generation..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    One DD (37) who does not sew anything - takes after her aunts on both sides of the family. I take after my aunts as well, all sewers and quilters. Guess it skipped a generation..lol
    in My family we have 3 girls...all of us sew, we have crafty genes on both sides..my dad sews, does leather work, lapidary, silversmithing, etc...and my mom does just about everything, but quilt!
    One of is girls does not quilt, but she sews garments that are amazing!

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    That is awesome. I love those big block quilts. My 15yo dd has been sewing for years-she got her own machine for her 8th birthday but was sewing before that. She isn't interested in quilting though. My 13 yo dd has not learned yet. When we get her room done I am going to put my featherweight in there so she can learn on it. My son is not the least bit interested in learning.

    My older dd knits though, and I don't know how. She can knit just about anything without a pattern.

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