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    My DH understands (he should after 20+ yrs of my quilting !) But he's an avid fisherman and he knows I don't say a WORD about all those lures, or what he spends on a new rod & reel ! ;-)

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    Yes, my husband understands. I only started quilting last year so I am always buying for my stash. I started out with a table in our bedroom, then he decided to make me a sewing room. He is hanging everything that needs to be hung on the walls and has even run cable in so I can have my TV. But now he says that he misses me being in our room sewing. He even helped me on the first quilt I made and plans to help with more. He has even asked me to make quilts for other people.
    The other day he called me and I asked him if I could call him back because Hobby Lobby was closing and I had to get my material cut. He laughed and told our daughter "She has it bad"!
    I love my Hubby!!

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    It took a while for my DH to understand, but after keeping my quilting contained to the time he fished, and getting a LOT done (!), it was easy. I just remind him of the fun he has shopping - for fishing gear, and using the gear! Now I have the piecing/quilting out most of the time, and get to grab a little time to quilt most days.

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    My hubby understands all too well with me. He is actually amazed when I cut clothes up & make a quilt from them!
    He also helped me with the 5 grandchildrens I SPY quilts, by that I mean, he helped me with the layout of the blocks for each quilt. Now to get that sashing sewn together & get the quilt tops done. What a keeper! :)

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    My husband is awesome! He completely supports my hab . . . er hobby and is always encouraging me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I have only been quilting for a couple years, but am absolutely addicted. The problem is my husband doesn't understand this hobby at all. I love to make quilts and then give them away. Although sometimes I request that the recipient buy the fabric, most times I don't. He just doesn't get it. It is absolute bliss for me to make something by myself and then see the reaction of the recipient. Am I the only one with this problem?
    Oh You are SOOO not the only one. My husband hates that it takes time away from something i could be "helping" him with. :( but i love him just the same

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    My husband enables and supports me. He build me a gigantic studio above the garage, empties out his wallet when I head to the quilt store, pays ebay fabric bills, buys vintage sewing machines and fixes them for me. He brags about my quilts and shows them off to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marthe brault-hunt
    My husband came from a family where women don't know that a needle is a tool to sew,So. it was a big shock to him to see me making clothes and knitted clothes for the family, When I started quilting , he could not understand cutting fabric and sewing it back together. When I discovered the Vermont Quilt Show, he drove me and every spring, he would ask when we were going to Vermont.Then offered me an electronic sewing machine. What I miss the most, was his way to tell me I love you .....because.....you old-fashioned!
    Aaaahhh he sounds so sweet.

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    I used to sew most of my clothes to save money and to fit better--I am very short. I used to do counted cross-stitch; all my DH ever said was "those sure do take a lot of time". He has always worked hard and provided for our family. He fishes and hunts, plays golf, and rebuilds vehicles at a fraction of the cost of buying one off the lot. He is truly a jack-of-all-trades, one-of-a-kind, well-respected person in our town. He does NOT GET my passion for sewing. I'm also an Avon rep. so my profit subsidizes my habit and totally paid for my Janome 6600 I bought 2 yrs. ago. I love to make seasonal table runners, wall hangings, and lap quilts. Neither of my daughters have any interest in it, but they respect my interest. Both of my sons have absorbed their dad's mediocre acceptance of the hobby I enjoy the most. I am so in awe of all of you ladies who have husbands who take you to fabric stores and encourage you to buy whatever you want. If my DH did that, I would have to say "WHO are YOU, and what have you done with my husband?!" And I'll still keep him. :)

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    when we bought a house for weekends/staycations, he understood that 1: I needed a sewing studio and 2: I needed a machine for the house that was the same as the one in the apartment (so I could bring the same project back and forth, of course!). He just doesn't "get" the quilts...doesn't seem to understand how they are art. I appliques a large 1957 chevy then had it framed for his office. I thought it was fabulous. so did my friends. however, all he said was "it's OK." As clients visited,they would ooh and aah over it and he would report such to me but still felt "it's ok" and didn't understnad what the others saw. Given that, he does ask me to make quilts as gifts for some of his clients. And he is willing to sit with me in my room while I sew. So, I guess it's all good

    Laurie

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    I finally asked my dh what he thought about my quilting, and he just stammered. I obviously threw him a curve! Basically he doesn't think much about it one way or another as long as it keeps me happy. :D

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    Mine doesn't understand and bitches when I try to sew.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    My hubby is really good about it...I am the one who feels quilty.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    I have been blessed. He not only understands he helped get Quilter's Pantry started into the longarm business, helped rearrange the den for the biz, set up the racks for my fabric. And commented the other day that it would soon be time for the next 4 foot section of racks!
    PLUS he is traveling this weekend and will be stopping at one of my suppliers to buy fabrics for me!
    Yes, I am blessed.
    JUST LOVE YOUR SITE.......NEW TO THE BOARD AND WAS WONDERING HOW TO FIND SOMEONE TO STITCH MY QUILT TOP, WILL ADD U TO MY LIST......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I have only been quilting for a couple years, but am absolutely addicted. The problem is my husband doesn't understand this hobby at all. I love to make quilts and then give them away. Although sometimes I request that the recipient buy the fabric, most times I don't. He just doesn't get it. It is absolute bliss for me to make something by myself and then see the reaction of the recipient. Am I the only one with this problem?
    I HAVE ONE THAT UNDERSTANDS, HE JUST KEEPS ASKING WHEN I AM GOING TO DO THINGS....IN TURN I JUST ASK HIM WHEN HE IS GOING TO GET SOMETHING AND BRING IT HOME FROM HUNTING?????

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    tell him it's your hobby /enjoyment and provided it doesn't affect your other jobs, house or work why should he be bothered, presume that you don't spend money on smoking and drinking so why is he so picky; my husband is a philatellist which bores me to tears but I don't gripe about it , he doesn't spend my money on it and the exhibitions don't interfere with my life ------can't understand anyone being so selfish.

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