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Thread: taught step-granddaughters to sew today

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    My step-granddaughters are 6 & 9, they are spending the weekend with me and my DH.
    Tonight after dinner I taught them how to use my Singer 201 handcrank machine. They were making quilt blocks from my scraps and were having so much fun. I used a long refridgerator magnet for a seam guide as my machine doesn't have markings on the throat plate; it really helped them guide the fabric easier. They've been wanting to learn to sew for about the last year and I didn't want them to use an electric machine yet. They picked up how to use it fairly quickly. The older girl even tried the treadle, she decided she wasn't ready for that yet.
    The finished quilts will be for their dolls and maybe later on we'll make some more for their beds.
    Sharon W.

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    cool

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    how fun just have to love those grandkids

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    What a wonderful memory does them and you!

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    I am amazed at both my son's friends(girls) do not sew or have parents that sew. They are so amazed that I do. I will slowly corrupt them all.

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    Wow, wish I had an opportunity like that. Don't have my grandchildren near.

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    Building memories and beginning quilters..AWESOME

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    My grandkids love my quilting, they girls want to do some sewing, and the boys look at my sewing books and pick out blocks and patterns for them. I have so many sticky notes with names on them in my books they are difficult to open. LOL I have a toy ironing board and iron in my sewing room for them to play with, and give them a scrap bag to play with. My scrap bag has a lot of tape holding pieces together with a lot of buttons taped on too. I take a sewing machine and take the needle out to allow them to pretend to sew. Have fun!

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    How cool that they are interested and enjoyed themselves. Just wish sewing could catch the interest of my grands. . . .

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    What great bonding with step-children! Can't wait to see some of their projects!

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    Start them young and hopefully it will be a lifelong hobby! There are so many fun things for them to sew.

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    Grandma's are the best to learn sewing from. Because they always have a stash of wild fabric to play with. Boy do I have the memories. Both of mine quilted.

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    Wonderful! they will love you forever and have wonderful memories of learning to sew with you!

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    Aw, sounds like you all had fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    I am amazed at both my son's friends(girls) do not sew or have parents that sew. They are so amazed that I do. I will slowly corrupt them all.
    Several of the women I work with (all older than I am) are amazed that I sew or quilt or cross-stitch! They are then equally amazed to find out that my DAD was the one that taught me how to make stitches and cross-stitch :) My mom also has taught me a lot but both parents were quilters :)

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    Awww how fun for you all!! I can't wait to see pictures :D:D:D

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