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    Senior Member Buzzy Bee's Avatar
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    Smile SEW sew sewwww excited

    I ordered 4 Brother #3125 machines from overstock.com,,and I am getting set up to start classes for children interested in learning to sew,,,,,,then on to quilting I hope !!! I tried out one of the machines and it's perfect for classes...I got the refurbished ones for $54.00 each....I can't believe how good they work....I paid in the thousands for each of my other machines that I have been using for yrs,,,,,I am SEW excited......
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    How awesome are you! Cant wait to see class projects (assuming you will post) Great job finding a deal on these machines. good luck with your classes.
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    I am excited for you Buzzy Bee. This is a wonderful thing that you are doing to benefit the future adult quilters!! You sound like a very smart business lady. Good luck
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    You should be excited. I think it's wonderful you want to teach children to sew. Great deal you got on the machines. Have a good time with the kids when you get started and be sure to post pictures. We'd love to see them.

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    I will post pictures.....getting the machines was first step.....I have to get other supplies and make up some kits and class plans ....my goal is to start 1st class as soon as school is out in June....i have people that have been wanting me to do this for yrs.....so we'll see how it goes...!!!! I have a lot to do on top of my personal quilting and projects but i finally got things rolling by getting these machines...With each child having same model,,,it will be easier for me ..i am going to teach them the "care" of a machine also....I will do one wk classes....2 hr per day....5 days.....and they will make things to take home and use.....
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    Good job! I taught my then-11 year old GD to quilt and she took to it like a duck to water!
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    Good for you...teaching the next generation...

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    How fun!!
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    So glad that you are willing to teach sewing. I have been teaching my g-daughter.

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    What a wonderful thing to do. Teaching children to sew is a great thing to do!

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    That is wonderful that you will be teaching children to sew this summer! You did the right thing when you purchased the same machine for everyone. I am teaching my 11 year old granddaughter and her friend to sew. The girls have their own machines which are very different. Each having the same machine would make teaching so much easier. Incidentally, you got a great price on the machines. Best wishes!

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    Good for you........continuing the art we all love. I'm not even sure if sewing is in the school circiulums anymore???
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    always wanted to do that. Children are so much fun to teach! the price of the machines are fantastic. Good luck in your adventure.
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    Good for you, you got good prices on the machines. Your going to have so much fun. During deer season I taught my 16 yr old niece and my 12 yr old nephew to make a simple 4patch quilted wall hanging, They did great and loved doing it on my featherweight machines. I posted them in quilts made with vintage machines here on the board.
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    That is so great. Enjoy the kids!

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    Congratulations on starting quilting classes for young girls. I am very excited for you. How wonderful of you to do this. Good luck with your classes and I wish you well.
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    What a great deal and how wonderful of you to teach the future quilters of tomorrow.
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    Congrats! We have to teach them young!
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    Good luck!
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    Great idea. I would love to buy machines for my GKs and daughters.
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    Bless you. What a good idea. I wish you luck with your project. Good idea getting the same machines for the students. I think you should consider having a class for adults who want to learn to sew. It's a shame that sewing isn't offered at schools anymore. That's where I learned to sew and I've been sewing ever since. I am always amazed at how hard it is for the ladies who don't know how to sew. Things that are second nature are completely foreign to them. I love to see the light bulb go on when they get a new technique.
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    You reap what you sew and you are sewing a wonderful thing. These children will always remember what you are doing for them. Good luck.

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    I'm off to overstock to check out their inventory. Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy your classes with your young ones.

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    Although I don't have the oppurtunity to teach my DGD to sew, I did get them each a machine for Christmas. On sale I purchased 2 Babyloc Anna's with the help of their 2 uncles.
    Good luck on your venture, the kids will look back years from now and thank you.
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    I am happy for you and all the children that we get to explore a new world.

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