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Thread: So we have yet another convert....

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    DD (17) told me she thought she might like to make a quilt just to see what it was like. Trouble was, she's never sewn anything before. Well, last Monday while in Hancocks, I came across a Janome Sew Mini on sale for $49. It weighs just 5 pounds, does only straight and zigzag, has just one foot and not much power. Just the thing for DD to learn on. I figured if she didn't like it, I'd have a small machine to travel with. I took it home, took her to Joanns for some supplies and started her out on making a "sewer's apron". We went from there to rotary cutting and a simple 9 patch with 4inch squares. By Friday, she was hooked!! Nice corner matching and everything. She says, "Wow Mom, this is really fun!".... By the time Saturday came around, we just HAD to go to the fabric store and look at fabric and she's already looked through my books and picked out her next couple of projects..... haha! another one bites the dust!! LOL :twisted:

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    YEAH!!!!!! :-)



    Quick mom, hide your stash!!

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    OH what fun to share quilting with your DD!!! Mine crochets--close enough.:wink: .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    YEAH!!!!!! :-)



    Quick mom, hide your stash!!
    Ummm yep, she's already studying it and coming up with color schemes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    OH what fun to share quilting with your DD!!! Mine crochets--close enough.:wink: .
    DH was calling us "bookends" this weekend. It was fun sitting there, chatting about all sorts of things. I am really going to miss her when she goes to college next fall.

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    Mine graduated from hs early--so she left at 17. :( She came home every other weekend her first year--but transferred to another college this year and loves it. This past weekend was the first she's been home since August. Sigh... it's a change for sure. We did all the fun stuff while she was home--shop, buy apples, get hair cuts, stay up late chatting. :D It's always sad for me when she leaves--every single time. When she hated going back last year--I couldn't even take her; I'd cry all the way home. Her Dad took her, but he didn't like it either. At least she's happy to return now.

    Our son comes home nearly every weekend.

    The quiet gets nice. :wink:

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    DD's been accepted to a school about 1 1/2 hours away, so not too far. She's really excited about it. Until then, we'll have lots of fun.

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    Oh how lovely is it to share with a daughter...wish I had one, but nearest is my son's girlfriend who enjoys stitching, she is now talking about making a quilt for the spare bedroom..BUT she is back in the U.K. and I am 1000 miles away boo hoo!!

    Thank God for the internet :D

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    I keep hoping someday that I will get one of my 3 DDs to quilt with me. They all love my quilts and keep wanting another one. Mine are 21, almost 27 and 24 1/2. I keep telling them that the first one to show an interest gets my old Pfaff sewing machine, which still works like a charm. I think it would b e great to have one of them quilting by my side I did many years ago, have them all cross-stitching with me at one time. They get too busy in college and young married life!!!

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    Wow! Reading your post was like Deja Vu!

    My DD has never wanted to sew at ALL - wouldn't even look at patterns, etc!! But she does like crafts, so we went to Joann's on Friday to see about Christmas crafty stuff, despite the mob.

    Well, we couldn't find the craft stuff we were looking for. She wandered around and came to look for me in fabrics (OF COURSE!) She said "do you think they have any baby fabric with jungle animals on it?" I had just looked at the baby fabrics, since she is having my first grandchild in March, and yes, they did have a cute line called Jungle Babies.

    Guess what? She loved it! Had to have it! We found a very easy pattern and she is making her first quilt!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather, I was that shocked and pleased!

    I am going to miss her too, since she will be living in Valdosta, GA by Spring, just after the baby is born. Maybe she will really be hooked on quilt making by then so we have another thing to keep in touch about!

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    Good for you Mom. You might want to consider locking your stash away!! But you are really lucky in that your daughter wants to learn to sew. :wink:

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    Yeah!!!! I'm working on one of my nieces. :-)

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    LoriJ--what's your daughter majoring in?

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    AWESOME!!! How fun to be able to quilt together.

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    Lucky You ! I only have 2 sons and they wouldn't dream of sewing ! :shock: No girlfriends yet, so obviously no grand daughters either ! :cry: Oh well my time will come I am sure ... Enjoy the time you have left, it passes too quickly :?
    Sharon

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    That is so great! I used to love to do any kind of project with my Mom. She was very creative and a true artist...much more talented than me, but she loved anything I did anyway :oops: Enjoy working with your DD!

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    Great job!

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    WWOOOO HHHOOOO! Something for you to do together.

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    All I can say is lucky for you ladies, my daughter has two left thumbs, feet ect. she loves what i do but can not get the hang of it. Oh well, at least she loves what i make.

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    Do you like the Sew Mini? I got one for my daughter for Christmas but I haven't taken it out of the box yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    LoriJ--what's your daughter majoring in?
    She is majoring in Music Education. She wants to be a high school band director. She is really into music and is a self described "band geek". LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    Wow! Reading your post was like Deja Vu!

    My DD has never wanted to sew at ALL - wouldn't even look at patterns, etc!! But she does like crafts, so we went to Joann's on Friday to see about Christmas crafty stuff, despite the mob.

    Well, we couldn't find the craft stuff we were looking for. She wandered around and came to look for me in fabrics (OF COURSE!) She said "do you think they have any baby fabric with jungle animals on it?" I had just looked at the baby fabrics, since she is having my first grandchild in March, and yes, they did have a cute line called Jungle Babies.

    Guess what? She loved it! Had to have it! We found a very easy pattern and she is making her first quilt!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather, I was that shocked and pleased!

    I am going to miss her too, since she will be living in Valdosta, GA by Spring, just after the baby is born. Maybe she will really be hooked on quilt making by then so we have another thing to keep in touch about!
    Sounds like those maternal impulses are flowing. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    Do you like the Sew Mini? I got one for my daughter for Christmas but I haven't taken it out of the box yet.
    It definately is not a power machine, but it does a nice job sewing. You cannot change feet, adjust the needle or any of that fancy stuff. It's just a real basic machine. Anything DD needs to do other than the basic piecing, she'll have to do on my 6600. I told DD if she really got into sewing, I'd get her a Threadbanger before she went off to college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    That is so great! I used to love to do any kind of project with my Mom. She was very creative and a true artist...much more talented than me, but she loved anything I did anyway :oops: Enjoy working with your DD!
    My mom is a wiz at making clothes. She even made my sister's wedding dress from a picture! She taught me when I was in middle/high school, but I really don't like making clothes! Can't seem to get things to fit right. I talked to my mom last week and she said she really doesn't like to quilt, but will whip up a pair of pj's for my Dad when she's bored... funny isn't it? We'll see what DD ends up liking to do. My sister sews occasionally too, and she says she'd love to learn to quilt, but doesn't know if she can do it. They live on the other side of the country from me, but I'm going to work on her when she comes to visit for DD's graduation next June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Good for you Mom. You might want to consider locking your stash away!! But you are really lucky in that your daughter wants to learn to sew. :wink:
    I don't have much of one myself yet, but what better way to have an excuse to buy more!?... :twisted:

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