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Thread: Does your DH help you in your sewing room?

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    I was in my sewing room paper piecing and my DH came up stairs to see what I was doing. He spent the entire afternoon with me lining up the fabric pcs. for me to stitch on next, pressing and trimming. I offered to get him going on one of my other machines but he declined. It was awesome to have someone to tear the paper off the back of my blocks and having his company for the afternoon was really nice.

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    That was so nice of him. What a lovey way to spend time together.

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    That was really sweet of him!!!
    Mine doesn't help me unless I need a quilt held up for pictures or I need him to help me get into some of my totes full of fabrics from the garage, or unless I need his help for sandwiching a quilt. I do ask him about color and design choices. I share my "sewing" room with him and the computers. I enjoy having him in the same room with me and we can talk and I can throw things at him now and then.

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    Mine helps me whenever I need to move furniture etc. He's great about it :)

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    How fun for you both :D:D:D

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    No he does not and I like it that way. In fact today I screamed "out! out! OUT!" at him because I was counting pieces (had 140+ to count) and he was saying "27, 48, 3, 89". Then he picked up my 100+ 1" x 2" pinned pieces that were sorted by color, held the pin head in his finger tips and asked "what would you do if I pulled this pin out - is it important?" I told him I would stab him with the pin and shooed him out. He can be such a child sometimes. He likes to wind me up.

    BUT ... when I ask him to help me photograph a quilt, or fold an extra large piece of fabric, or whatever - he's always a great help.

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    Yup. he helps pick out patterns, fabrics. help me decide what i want to put where on blocks and purses. Now that I have a LA, as soon as it is running properly, I bet he tries it out. he won't the regular machines, especially my 1600 (its really fast and scary to him). But he did make a comment at a show one time how he didn't want to try it because he's afraid he would like it. OMG! What if we had 2 long arms! LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    No he does not and I like it that way. In fact today I screamed "out! out! OUT!" at him because I was counting pieces (had 140+ to count) and he was saying "27, 48, 3, 89". Then he picked up my 100+ 1" x 2" pinned pieces that were sorted by color, held the pin head in his finger tips and asked "what would you do if I pulled this pin out - is it important?" I told him I would stab him with the pin and shooed him out. He can be such a child sometimes. He likes to wind me up.

    BUT ... when I ask him to help me photograph a quilt, or fold an extra large piece of fabric, or whatever - he's always a great help.

    ROFL!

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    ok, If kev did that, I would ask What did you do? or what do you want?

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    He moves furniture, hang things on the wall, and I do ask his opinion about some quilts, but he has no interest in quilting and I have no interest in having him "help" me with any of it. He has his workshop where he does his woodworking and I stay out of it. Works best that way.

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    My husband helped make our granddaughter's quilt. I rented a LA at a local cloth store to quilt it. It was harder than I thought it would be. When I told him that I thought he would do a better job than me, he said that he would try it next time. He also wants us to hand quilt one together.

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    I've always thought how nice it would be to have a quilt assistant but never, ever considered it being my husband. He has neither the talent or inclination. In fact his only comments re. my quilting is "it's not green", or "it's green". His favorite color is green and that seems to be the only thing that he would notice about a quilt.

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    I found my DH in my sewing room today lying on the floor under the table my sewing machine is on. LOL He is figuring out how he wants to cut a hole in the table so he can make my sewing machine set level with the table top. He has started zigzaging my new fabrics before I prewash them so they don't ravel so much. I can't handle them until they have been washed because of the odors in them and my MCS issues. He is going to make a top for my cutting table that will be large enough so I can pin the quilt sandwiches. He will also lenghten the legs on my tables. He is also going to make an ironing table for me. He even vacuums the carpet to get up all of my threads because the machine is too heavy for me. I am so blessed God brought us together over 47 years ago. My DH feels that way, too.

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    I tell my husband to keep out of my room!

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    No. But my 20 year old son does. If it a big project my ds and his girlfriend both assist.

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    Don't have a husband or even a boyfriend to help me in the sewing room. Though my brother did help me with my t-shirt quilt when I was piecing it together...he had helped me arrange them out so that they'd look appealing and then later noticed that I had sewn the shirts in the wrong order! lol. He also let me use his room a few times for quilting purposes, particulary when I was tying the quilt (really I could have done that in my room...really I wanted to hang out and watch cartoons on Adult Swim, but was so pre-occupied with the quilt that I decided to do both).

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    oh no no no my DH does not help me. He is scared to death of my sewing room. lol. He will help me if I ask him too but he wont volunteer. :-(

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    My DH made me an extension table for my machine. It isn't pretty just pressed wood covered with clear vinyl but it works great.almost covers the entire top of the kitchen table.DH does not complain about all my quilting stuff but he had to learn that those little pieces do not get thrown out!!!!!!

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    My DH helps me with all parts except the sewing. He even comes up with ideas to make it go faster or easier. He even asks if I want to stop at fabric stores.

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    He may pop in now and again to ask me a question but unless I ask him to help me with something then he would rather not be in there. He doesn't want to be included doing everything I do, thank goodness.

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    no i don't like people in my sewing room, DH is strictly used for muscle when i need to rearrange the room.

    otherwise its my space just for me and he has his studio just for him and we never invade each others spaces.

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    My husband is very good at advising me about colors, fabric choices, and layouts.

    He also is the one that suggested buying new bookcases for my sewing room, and spent the time to get everything set up.

    He is very supportive and generous♥♥♥

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    My DH does not help me right now, but he does know how to sew. He has a good eye for color and has in the past helped my match up fabric for a project. He is still working and really doesn't have the time I do, but once he retires, I bet he comes in to help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    No he does not and I like it that way. In fact today I screamed "out! out! OUT!" at him because I was counting pieces (had 140+ to count) and he was saying "27, 48, 3, 89". Then he picked up my 100+ 1" x 2" pinned pieces that were sorted by color, held the pin head in his finger tips and asked "what would you do if I pulled this pin out - is it important?" I told him I would stab him with the pin and shooed him out. He can be such a child sometimes. He likes to wind me up.

    BUT ... when I ask him to help me photograph a quilt, or fold an extra large piece of fabric, or whatever - he's always a great help.
    Your husband sounds like mine...always the "comedian"...or so he thinks lol.

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    My DH helped my unsew some borders I was working and they did not come out the way I wanted, but I had to bribe him. He make things for my sewing rm but I can't talk him into sewing.

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