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Thread: Amanda's pillowcases!

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    Tell Amanda WAY TO GO!!!! And a pat on the back to you Gramma---My 14 year old grandaughter has ADD also and she likes to do sewing that is quick and fun. When she was in London, England with my son last summer--he taught her how to piece a quilt top and secured the first lines of quilting by machine for her to finish. We are going to be finishing it soon, and then she wants to make some simple things. She is a fabulous drawing artist too. In this day and age, I think kids need their grandparents more than ever with moms and dads working so much. Give her a hug from Katie and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Thank you everyone! I got so excited I forgot to mention where we got the pattern!!! Thanks for reminding me. Yes, it's the Rolled Pillowcase pattern by Jeanne M. Butter at www.rainydayquiltschool.com. The pattern was interesting!!!! I thought she was crazy then VOILA, there's a pillowcase! LOL
    I'm so glad i read this again!!!
    you were saying the pattern maker was crazy, not your granddaughter! (I have adhd too).
    Most add-eers, are very intelligent and like so many here have said, will hyperfocus on something interesting to them.
    Her story is all too typical and sad. You have shown yourself something, and now can tell her family, but what you did for her?...priceless :XD:

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    if there is one thing to teach a youngster, that sewing is the thing... it is so rewarding and i believe that any one who learns and does sew. whehter it be pillowcases or quilts. it is an accomplishment. and that is what young people need to know,,, they can accomplish

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    Younger folks don't believe me & look at me sideways when I tell them we didn't own a TV until I was 9 yrs old. You did the right thing, in my opinion, by turning the TV off. Your Amanda didn't have the distraction then, she had your attention & your teaching skills. You're the best. The world needs more like you.

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    That is so very special! My grandma taught me to sew and I loved her dearly for it. Your GD is very lucky to have you to teach her. You both did an awesome job on the pillowcases.
    Tell Amanda she did an awesome job and to keep up the good work! She's a natural.

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    Beautiful! The pillow cases are so fast to put together, and are so useful,............teens and tweens really love them. Am so glad that you pushed to get her interested.......is there a sewing machine in her future?

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    OK, I'm hooked. What a great gift for the grandkids. Is there a tutorial for the pillowcases? How is the "rolling tube method" done? Even simple directions would help. Judi

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    WOW!! I am SOOO proud of her !!!!!! Teach her everything you know!!!! There is soooo much to pass on! Tell her She rocks!!!!!!!!!

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    Way to go, Amanda!!!! Your pillowcases are wonderful! I can't wait to see the quilt you make this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    Good for you. That's why all kids need grandmas.

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    thank you everyone!! And Amanda thanks you! We just got back from taking her home (across the mountains). We took the other pillowcases to the other grandchildren (14 down to 5) and they ALL loved them!!! So, yeah, GREAT christmas gift!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    Younger folks don't believe me & look at me sideways when I tell them we didn't own a TV until I was 9 yrs old. You did the right thing, in my opinion, by turning the TV off. Your Amanda didn't have the distraction then, she had your attention & your teaching skills. You're the best. The world needs more like you.

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    Sewing is wonderful! :thumbup: Such a heartwarming story!

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    AWESOME!

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    that is great. this last Christmas i made pillowcases for my niece and nephews out of different age related material for each. Then I bought new pillows for them and gave them as Christmas presents. They loved them. They take them to there friends house when they sleepover and also in the car on a road trip. Each has their own special one

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I mentioned in another thread that my granddaughter is visiting for the week. She's 15 yrs old, has never sewn (mom doesn't even own a sewing machine!) and said at the beginning of the week that she didn't want to do it. She didn't even want to try. Well, yesterday, I got fed up with the tv on, told her to help me. She helped with the first one, I helped her with the 2nd one and she did the rest by herself!!! She even threaded the sewing machine by herself! This is a child they say is "slow", has ADD....uh huh.....she just needed a SEWING MACHINE!! ;) I'm so proud of her I could bust a seam!!! She's coming back this summer to make a quilt! :thumbup:
    How wonderful for you Grandma and what beautiful work your granddaughter did.

    I know as a Grandma, I want more than anything to have at least my granddaughters learn how to sew and to love to sew. Right now, I only have 2, one is 12 and the other is 2. The 12 year old loves crafts of all sorts and loves to hand stitch everything.

    You have a lot to be proud of. Continued blessings to you.

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    Congratulations on jumping that hurdle!

    Hopefully this will ignite more sparks for her!

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    Search "burrito pillowcase" for the directions/tutorial. I taught it at our quilt group. Everyone was hooked! For the One Million Pillowcase challenge you make your pillowcase and donate it wherever you want. Log on to allpeoplequilt.com and post how many you donated. It's as simple as that!

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    What an awesome job!

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