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Thread: My Little Quilting Ladies

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    Senior Member mamabird3's Avatar
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    The girls followed me to my sewing room today, each of them had a go sewing rows of blocks together. They all loved it and can't wait to do the rest tomorrow. Annie is 11, Mary is 7 and Sara is 6. I am hoping to have avid quilters in the family!!! Was so fun to watch them. They were so "proud" of their perfect 1/4 seams.

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    This just warms my Heart!! :D
    It is so thrilling when the little
    one's love to sew. Have fun
    tomorrow!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Sounds like we have 3 new quilters.

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    Can they teach me how to do perfect 1/4 in seams????

    Great job at creating new quilters!!!

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    Fabulous! hope they have fun today too!

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    That is so nice. I keep hoping someone in my family would pick up on my quilting and crafting but so far no luck. I even bought my girls sewing machines one year but they just collect dust. I keep waiting.

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    I do all my straight sewing on my featherweight. I have a guage that you put the needle thru and then lay down my good old standby-moleskin- to place beside the little ruler thing and it gives you a great scant 1/4 inch. Besides that I always, before a teacher in class gave us this little gadget, alwys measured the scant 1/4 inch with a regular ruler by putting the foot down, the needle on the 1/4 inch line or a hair less and then the Mole skin. My newer machines have the 1/4 inch foot but I never seem to be happy with the seam but I know I can use the moleskin but after so many years I go back to my featherweights. Just be consistant with all the pieces. So what if they are a little over the 1/4 inch are the quilt police going to come look for you! Enjoy quilting.

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    That is terrific! My sister and I are the youngest members at our little group at church. I am 55. It is wonderful to hear that a next generation of quilters is appearing.

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    What fun for you all!

    My girls didn't start sewing until I gave them their own machines when they were in their 20s. One is a more industrious crafter than the other, but they both enjoy it.

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    awwwwwww how neat. We got new quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Can they teach me how to do perfect 1/4 in seams????

    Great job at creating new quilters!!!
    I'd take that training from them, too. I hurry hurry hurry, for some reason. I've been working on the idea that I will never sew up all my fabric so that I'll slow down.

    I sew enjoyed working with my granddaughter this summer on sewing machines side by side. There's nothing better than seeing that gleam of enjoyment come into their eyes.

    Hugs,
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    Isn't it the most wonderful feeling. My DGD is my only quilter, but we have a great time together.

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    Lucky, Lucky you!! I'm green with envy!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: My 11 year old granddaughter likes to sew, but she lives 1000 miles away from me. :cry: We only get to sew together about twice a year. Please keep us posted on how the girls do.

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    Good to know there are new young quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    Lucky, Lucky you!! I'm green with envy!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: My 11 year old granddaughter likes to sew, but she lives 1000 miles away from me. :cry: We only get to sew together about twice a year. Please keep us posted on how the girls do.
    This is the first year in several that I was able to have one of my gd here, too. They live in Alaska and I live in NC. Quite a distance but it sure feels good to be able to sew with them.

    Everyone please share pictures and good sewing times with us, ok? We get lonesome for our grandbabies...

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    I'll share photos of my little quilter.

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    Yea!!! New addicts!!...umm....I mean quilters!!! :D

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    How wonderful for you that they like to sew , I have had no luck getting my GD. to follow my footsteps are DD. either, so I'm trying to teach my DH ..lol

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    Awwww that is so sweet and awesome!!! :D :D :D

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    Ahhh Mama gotta love it, isn't it great when they want to follow in our foot steps.
    Have tons of fun w/ your lil quilt ladies.

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