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    Smile New quilter

    What else better to do during spring break than learn to sew by making your first quilt? She picked out her own fabrics the other day and picked the pattern from a quilt posted on the board yesterday. I cut the squares and showed her how to sew the first few together and she is doing it on her own now at a nice slow speed. Thanks goodness for blue tape and marking seam allowances on the machine. I admit, I'm kind of proud.
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    Be sure and post her first project. Love it when the wee ones want to learn our hobbies.

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    And you *should* be proud! How old is she?

    That looks exactly like my sewing table LOL .

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    What a sweet picture! My DD also quilts when she has time. It's a wonderful thing when they follow in creating!

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    Such a sweet picture!!! I hope my DGD will learn to love to sew. She is interested but can't sit still for more thanfa few minutes. My DD's never wanted learn. They love to ask Momma to do it for them instead. LOL!
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    I impatiently wait for that day with my little one, she is 3 1/2 and wants to learn now, but she is not very cautious so at this point it looks like she might have to be a good age to start
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    She is 9. I started 4-H sewing at 9, so it is time for her to learn. She is doing a good job. I made her take out one seam that was just too wide, but other than that, I'm just letting her go. I'll get more picky when she is ready for me to teach her good construction, but I want her to enjoy the hobby first. She has almost made all 10 blocks!! I'll post pics when she finishes the top. I'm proud of my daughter.

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    what a special time to spend together... she will remember this her whole life.
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    Awesome! I remember being her age and begging my grandma to teach me and she said I was too impatient. The request was repeated for YEARS until I finally taught myself! Now I look forward to teaching my daughter, should she want to learn. Hope you guys have fun together!

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    that is great-sewing/quilting is a fun hobby.
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    Love to see another generation continuing this craft. So many things in this world distract the kids from some of the most rewarding things, it is exciting to see a few see the fun and creativity and not the age of it.
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    What fun. Your daughter looks to be beautiful!! Her hair certainly is and it looks like she's concentrating well!!

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    You should be proud. Wishing I had a sewing buddy.

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    Very proud-worthy! She looks very competent sitting there! Show us her quilt when she finishes it!!!
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    get them to loving it early

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    Love it! What's the blue paint tape for?

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    Awesome! You should be proud. I know the quilt will be wonderfully made with love!

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    That is so wonderful!!!!!

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    My own were never interested in sewing and at that time I didn't quilt. Now my grands get to start when they are 7. They make their own pillowcases and feel so proud! When they are 9 they get to go to sewing camp for a week. Whenever they are here (by themselves) and want to sew we do it. I have project kits already made for them - includes pajamas, pillow cases and aprons. They sew I cut and press. We make a great team!

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    I used it to make a 1/4 inch seam allowance on the machine. It is easier to butt the fabric up to the blue tape rather than follow the edge of the foot. Blue tape isn't as sticky and doesn't leave stick when it is removed.

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    Kudos to you for teaching her and not being a perfectionist at this stage of the game. She is so cute and concentrating so hard.

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    I made my first 4H project when I was nine and never stopped sewing. You should be very proud of her.

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    This is AWESOME. My mom was always sewing and creative in making costumes and quilts etc. I got a small portion of that gene. I hope you have many many hours of quilting time together

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    hey how is she doing? It sounds like the initial piecing is going well, has she gotten any further?

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    Yet another link in the long line of quilters. Not only should you be proud of her but you should give yourself a pat for your time and patience. Hopefully you are making a quilting buddy for life.

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