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    Yippee!!!!

    After abut 2 years of sewing my DH has finally learned to put a bobbin in his machine!!! Yeeeehaaaa! I still have to fill them for him. But, his just learning to put them in has helped me tremendously!! Now, all I have to do is fill them and put them in a drawer for him. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!!! I wonder how long it will take me to get him to learn how to fill his own bobbins!??
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    men say if you can not bait your own hook you should not be fishing,lol. Well maybe if you can not fill a bobbin-you should not be sewing,wink,wink,smiley face
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    Now, be nice. Does he fill the gas tank in the car? Mow and do the landscaping? Open tight fitting jar lids? . Mine does.

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    lol,when my grandkids are here they fight over filling my bobbins.
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    Hey, all I heard is that the man is SEWING! Good for him.

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    I wish my man would show an interest....he does however love his tv viewing quilt I made for him several years ago

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    My husband doesn't sew at all. He is color blind with about half the colors, but when something is "off" he comes up with great color suggestions! A few years ago he told me since I quilt, he'll do the cooking (turns out he's a better chef than I ever was), and he cleans! But he won't dust! When I try to help he tells me I'm doing the hard stuff, let him do the rest! NO, he's not for sale or trade!!!

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    Glad to see your husband likes to sew. Good for the both of you.

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    That is so cool, a husband that sews!!!!!!

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    My husband doesn't sew but asks every morning if I need to go to the Cloth Store. He sits in the car and waits for me then says "Is that all you bought?" I'll keep in a few more years. He doesn't mind my sewing and not doing all the house work. He does help with that. If I'm having trouble with a project my son even does the dishes for me. Good to have both around.

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    Sometimes I am glad that my husband doesn't sew if he did who knows
    what fabrics of mine he would be "digging" into. I KNOW that I do have
    some fabrics that he likes.

    He even comments on quilts and such in all my magazines when I am looking
    at them. Pointing out the ones he likes/dislikes makes comments such as "I
    think that would look better in a color combination such as...." Sometimes that
    alone scares me.

    But a couple weeks ago a friend of mine bought the 160th Anniversary Singer
    machine online from Costco for $197 (yeah you read that correctly). I told my
    hubs that I was jealous and wanted one of those machines. He told me I had
    enough sewing machines. I informed him that if he didn't have enough computers
    then I by no means have enough machines.

    He went online to Costco to buy one for me but alas the sale was over and the
    machine was no longer listed (he was going to buy it for me).

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    My DH has been very supportive about my quilting to the extent he and his friend finished off half of the basement into a really nice well insulated studio (for me)/TV area (for him) a few years ago...what a priceless gift. Recently, he worked it out that we could afford to buy my new Bailey back in September. He has done a lot for me quiltwise,but he draws the line at learning to quilt . I have no problem with that; he is a real keeper!

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    He will not learn to wind the bobbin as long as you keep filling them for him!

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    My Husband supports me in all the quilts I make and tells me how nice they look. That is enough for me, he has no attention to detail. That would drive me nuts. I don't want him to learn how and I don't think he wants to.
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    I would fill the bobbins all day if my husband would learn to sew. Heck I just wish he would learn to work on old sewing machines.

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    If I have any problem with one of my machines I call DH for help. He can fix anything or at least tries. He has been invaluable with the LA. The first one we had, a used Voyager, had so many problems and he spent hours working with it. When we traded it in for a new Nolting he has used it as much as I have. He loads the quilt for me and likes to quilt on it. He actually has a steadier hand than I do and is much more patience. He encouraged me to buy the Nolting when I was hesitant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    After abut 2 years of sewing my DH has finally learned to put a bobbin in his machine!!! Yeeeehaaaa! I still have to fill them for him. But, his just learning to put them in has helped me tremendously!! Now, all I have to do is fill them and put them in a drawer for him. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!!! I wonder how long it will take me to get him to learn how to fill his own bobbins!??
    I think it is great that he will sew. I am a LA'er and my husband watches me quilt with great interest but will not try it for himself. Such a shame because he needs a winter hobby. It is hard to garden when the ground is frozen,

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    My father was color blind. In WWII he was a pilot and would have been sent to the front, but about that time digital instrumentation came out and it is RED AND GREEN. He could never pass the tests. So he was grounded and spent the entire war in Florida teaching classroom flying at the Naval Air Station in Orlando. Took Mom to the Officer's club and the Daytona Beach. Thanks Heaven he was color blind and I have no children to pass it on to. All the cars he bought were mouse gray.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    My husband doesn't sew at all. He is color blind with about half the colors, but when something is "off" he comes up with great color suggestions! A few years ago he told me since I quilt, he'll do the cooking (turns out he's a better chef than I ever was), and he cleans! But he won't dust! When I try to help he tells me I'm doing the hard stuff, let him do the rest! NO, he's not for sale or trade!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    My husband doesn't sew at all. He is color blind with about half the colors, but when something is "off" he comes up with great color suggestions! A few years ago he told me since I quilt, he'll do the cooking (turns out he's a better chef than I ever was), and he cleans! But he won't dust! When I try to help he tells me I'm doing the hard stuff, let him do the rest! NO, he's not for sale or trade!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    After abut 2 years of sewing my DH has finally learned to put a bobbin in his machine!!! Yeeeehaaaa! I still have to fill them for him. But, his just learning to put them in has helped me tremendously!! Now, all I have to do is fill them and put them in a drawer for him. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!!! I wonder how long it will take me to get him to learn how to fill his own bobbins!??
    My husband doesn't sew but yesterday he bought a program set up so he can make my embroidery patterns for my machine. now that is a sweety.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    My husband shows NO interest in my quilts = once in a while i get a quiet unenthusiastic "that's nice". Can't win 'em all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    Now, be nice. Does he fill the gas tank in the car? Mow and do the landscaping? Open tight fitting jar lids? . Mine does.
    Well, he does open jars, but then again he does not sew either, so bobbins are of no issue. I wish he did though.
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    Like a lot of you, I have the PERFECT husband. He cleans, cooks, mows the grass, etc. He wasn't interested in any of my sewing, but always compliments and takes pictures of my finished projects. I took him to Hancocks in Paducah, if you have been to that store you know that it is fabric end to end and more. He likes matching fabric there, not at the chain stores, just there. He even encourages me to buy more than I need. Blows my mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twilight View Post
    My husband doesn't sew but asks every morning if I need to go to the Cloth Store. He sits in the car and waits for me then says "Is that all you bought?" I'll keep in a few more years. He doesn't mind my sewing and not doing all the house work. He does help with that. If I'm having trouble with a project my son even does the dishes for me. Good to have both around.

    OMG! How wonderful for you. When I was married I couldn't even bring home plants in 2" pots that were 3/1.00 You are sooo lucky. Tell him everyday you love him.lol
    have been happily divorced from the same guy for 39 years now! Yay!

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    I didn't know how to make bobbins when I started quilting, almost quit before I got started, lol. I CAN make bobbins now, after 12 yearsm (I am 70) so I was a late bloomer.
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