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    Mercedes got a reaction from Oma in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from Peggy (SewAsylum) in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from IBQLTN2 in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from HeidiP in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from JeannieB in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from tyquilter in Quilting with granddaughters   
    I have started sewing sessions with my three grand daughters and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience.  They are so excited about everything.  We went over safety procedures for the sewing machines and iron and then started their first project which was pillowcases.  They have never sewn before.  They got to go to the quilt store and pick our their own fabrics which took a long time.  It was so interesting to see them go through the whole store before they settled on material.  We had two sessions and all three finished their pillow cases yesterday.  
     
    I setup three featherweight tables and machines next to my long arm and each of them learned how to thread their featherweight machines and rewind and change bobbins and most importantly keep the fingers away from the needle.  I took pictures during the whole process and purchased a 4 x 6 plastic container for their pictures.  Each time they come to sew they have new pictures in their case of things they did during the last session.  They were so excited during the last session that we sewed from 9am until 3pm with a lunch break.  Kids have tons of energy.
     
    Each of them will get to keep their featherweights and tables when we're done with the sessions.   Their next project will be to make a lap size quilt.  It will be a very simple quilt with square blocks sewn together - I have some wonderful colors they can choose from in my stash.   I have the original walking feet for the featherweights so I'm hoping these will work well as I'm planning on having them use these to quilt with - all straight lines of course.  I've never used these attachments before so I'm hoping they work.
     
    I'm wondering what other simple projects you've done with your grand kids that I might be able to do in the future with mine.  Also, I'd love to hear about others experiences with sewing with they're kids or grandkids.  I'm having the best time and never realized how much I would enjoy this!
     
     
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    Mercedes got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Lucky me - Decorator Samples   
    I feel so lucky today. I happened to be browsing Craig's list and a furniture store in the area was giving away their fabric samples. I called and they were still available. I ended up with 7 garbage bags full of fabric samples along with two boxes waist high full of samples and three big binders full of decorator trims and sways for curtains. The fabric samples are mostly 8 x 1o inches.
    I peaked in a couple of bags and there's satins, velvets, upholstery fabrics and many many more. I have always wanted to make a crazy quilt with satins and velvets so now I have plenty of fabric. It will take me days to sort all of this out. My mother quilts so I'll be sharing with her. Not sure what to do with the upholstery fabric samples so if any of you have any good ideas send them my way. Free fabric is like finding a treasure...Mercedes
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