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    Senior Member Deara's Avatar
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    As others have stated, I sew far better than I quilt, but I am learning as I did with sewing many, many years ago.

    I too, make my own clothes and hubby just bought me a dress form which I have always wanted.

    I also sew crafts and make tote/purses.
    The the Bow Tuck pattern being my latest and fast becoming popular with my granddaughters.

    I am working on a Sampler quilt for myself right now.
    Have two blocks done and planning the color combos for the next one.
    I plan on posting my progress as I get a little further along with it.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    Senior Member GloBug's Avatar
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    I'm a sew & sew. I run my own sewing business

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    I have sewn my whole life, everything from aprons to wedding dresses. Haven't made a garment for several years.would rather make quilts.

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    I've been sewing for over 60 years & still do make my own blouses, robes, etc. I sewed all my daughter's clothes through college plus her wedding dress. My son loved "Moms" special shirts. At one time I made nylon backpack tents & sleeping bags for my Boy Scout son & husband. You name it, I'll try it. I'm on my 5th sewing machine. (2 were gifts)

    Let's see, what was the question? :-)

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    i dont sew , i mend !!!!

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    I used to sew most of my girls clothes. Then they got older and into jeans. That really tells my age. I was divorsed with 3 girls and they were always asked to birthday parties. We didn't have enough money to buy presents but I had left over material from their clothes so would make a Barbie doll wardrobe. I even made a tuxedo for Ken with the satin strips down the outside of his slacks, a tuxedo shirt, Barbie a wedding dress. Material wasn't that expense then. I learned a lot about of short cuts working on those small items. Also crocheted Barbie dresses. Now that material is so expensive and I can buy what I need, sew sew doesn't interest me. I do make dog coats tho. I enjoy mending too. You should see some of my husbands shirts. He thinks they are neat.
    Rita

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    Yep , Sew, not pro but can get it done. Have made for me, work pants, dresses, shoot for the easy quick and done, like making for little kids, quick skirts, and such things that are easy to fit :) alterations, for myself, but now working on altering some bridesmaids dresses for family members. Curtans and other misc. some times pattern sometimes not on house hold goods no, clothing yes for the general look, then adjust as needed.

    Does that count as Sew Sew :) ??

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    I've been sewing since I was ~10 years old. Quilts are just one of the many things I enjoy sewing. I try to wait until patterns gopon sale at Hobby Lobby or Joann's and then buy what has caught my eye. I can waste quite a bit of time browsing through the catalogues on-line, making wish lists!

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    I've just become interested in quilting in the last couple of years; just finished my first "quilted" project--a table runner--this month! But I've been sewing clothes, curtains, aprons, and "bean bag" type furniture since my jr. high school sewing class, and that was about 40 years ago! I'm going through my "clothing fabric" stash now because I realize I won't ever make all that fabric into clothing. Now I have to resist creating a whole new stash for quilting! Fortunately, I loved cottons, so I have a few cotton prints and solids to keep for quilting.

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    I have always sewed and did crafts, home dec, clothes for myself and kids when they were little, clothes for GD. Now I like to quilt and sew things I want to do.

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    I sewed all my own clothes in my teens and twenties, now sew mostly as gifts for my 5 grandkids. Then they can all have matching outfits! Here are some photos. The tent and sleeping bag are for an 18" doll, the red corduroy outfits include a slacks and vest for a grandson. Real tricky to find a fabric for nightgowns for girls and pjs for a boy! All 5 kids had matching shorts and t shirts for a family reunion.
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    I would rather sew for kids than myself. Make and have made lots of things for the grandkids. Hard to fit for myself. Would rather sew quilts.

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    I have sewn about everything over the years. Lots of clothing, lots of costumes, home decor, anything! I think my new project will be adorable clothing and accessories for my first grandbaby who is due in October. I am working on a purple, orange and green flannel blankie, since we don't know if a boy or girl yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathleen Colson
    I sewed all my own clothes in my teens and twenties, now sew mostly as gifts for my 5 grandkids. Then they can all have matching outfits! Here are some photos. The tent and sleeping bag are for an 18" doll, the red corduroy outfits include a slacks and vest for a grandson. Real tricky to find a fabric for nightgowns for girls and pjs for a boy! All 5 kids had matching shorts and t shirts for a family reunion.
    Love it!!!

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    I just made up 2 pr of pj bottoms for GS. They took about 45" for the 2 pr from cutting to hemming. One was red flannel w puppy dogs, the other an outdoor print! Next, to start some summer pretties for our (May 10th) 1 yr old GD

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    Yes, I started sewing long before quilting. I even sewed my own wedding dress 26 years ago. But once I started quilting, I never looked back! I still sew things like quilted bags, stuffed toys, coasters. No more clothes making...too fussy.

    J.

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    I sew. I used to teach beginning sewing in the home ec dept. of a university while working on a master's degree in education.

    That said, it seems like really nice clothes are so cheap at yard sales and thrift stores, that unless you need something special, you spend way more if you try to make normal "daily wear" clothing that it just isn't worth it.

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    i used to do a lot of clothes sewing & still make a lot of the unstructured jackets for work...

    i also made most of the drapes in my house... sure wasted a lot of muslin making the patterns... but when you cut it back up, wash & press it... it goes in a quilt...

    see, i recycle...

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    I've made dozens of dresses for myself, friends and family, including a wedding dress, and lots of curtains and aprons. I've made only a few things for grandchildren now in the apparel department, since quilting is my focus now. I think you'll enjoy the process of making a garment and then seeing it worn. It's nice to be able to customize a garment to your own tastes.

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    I seem to be able only to sew flat things like quilts, aprons, kitchen towels, etc. As soon as I start on clothing, it ends up looking like a rag.

    A few months ago, I decided to take this class on sewing quilted vests. They had about five ladies wearing the teacher's vests and they all look adorable. The teacher said that everyone would be fitted with the pattern personally. No sleeves, easy to make, personally fitted, what could go wrong? Well, with my squat, chubby little body, even the teacher had trouble fitting me. It came out looking horrible and was a big waste of material that I will have to use in my scrap pile. It turned out that I was the only one in the class that didn't look good in her vest.

    That is why I stay away from making clothing. Even the simplest of patterns come out like a rag. :oops:

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    I, too, sew sew, but not as much lately. Too many quilts I want to make:D I used to make almost all of my own clothes, as well as daughter's and son's, not as much for him, though. Boys clothes are harder. Have made lots of halloween costumes. Just last year my duaghter told me she was always so proud of her costumes and her friends were jealous because theirs were "store bought" and not as nice. I've also made curtains and home dec items. In fact, as soon as I finish the baby quilt I'm currently sewing, I need to make kitchen curtains and placemats, again. I made them once a long time ago, but have since had the kitchen remodeled and now want different ones.
    "Sewing" is such a different process from quilting, sometimes it takes a bit for me to make the switch if I've been doing a lot of one or the other. Good for the brain, I guess.

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    I also sew. Alot of pj bottoms and dreses /skirt and of course scrub tops.

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    Have sewn for years...clothing, boat tops, upholstery, drapery etc. But just recently started quilting.

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    That is beautiful work! I love the little red jumper.

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    I sew clothes too :)

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