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    QUILTING! Oh! That is awesome! When Tech was diagnosed with his polyester allergy we bought him this absolutely gorgeous custom superhero themed, all cotton quilt on Etsy. Because, of course, with the bajillion talented ppl I know, no one quilts! I'd learn, but sewing is like cooking rice. I can't do it. :-) I'm super jealous though of ppl who can!

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    As a quilting prostlytizer (if I could spell correctly)...
    quilting isnt sewing, its simply making straight lines and ironing.
    And the modern ways of doing things means no nasty templates or fighting with scissors.
    Granted, it takes a few tries to learn to make those lines straight... but as soon as you have the hang of that, you can make zillions of patterns.
    Just start with wall-hanging size things - or table runners and placemats. Yah, not as useful as big bed quilts but a lot easier to get the hang of how it goes.
    I am guessing knitters dont advise starting with a complicated sweater, either.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Now I'm getting interested in quilting. This is the board that sold me on knitting and Doctor Who too, with a track record like that...
    I tried making buttercream yesterday with no shortening, just butter. I had wanted to try it since the episode of Sweet Genius where a contestant was shamed for using shortening. I can understand why now. This is the best. I am curious to see how it works with decorating a cake.
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    Oh wow, to have artistic talent AND to try quilting.... sounds like a recipe for art quilts to me!
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    With first baby I crocheted like a dozen baby afghans... thankfully I knew a lot of pregnant women - HA! With second baby I made a bunch of baby quilts and baby slings. If you want to learn to quilt you can buy small kits to do little wall hangings. Thats how I did my first, it was snowman picture. Came with all the fabric (might even have been precut) and step by step instructions. Here's a picture of the top I just finished on the bed - its called a labyrinth Walk. I saw it on pinterest and just had to do. My 13 year old son helped me pick the fabric (he made a minecraft quilt a few years ago) and it came out great. The quilt on the wall is the hardest thing I ever did because I made up the pattern for that myself based on the famous print by Hokusai (dh's favorite piece of art) - it took me month of sewing itty bitty squares... ugh. The labyrinth was really easy.
    I have a stash of fabric too. Had some beautiful space fabric sitting in my closet for years, dh took the kids to the beach one day and I had the whole day to quilt. Got the whole top down in a day. So your stash still has hope. IMG_3375.jpg
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    Just so you know, I can't knit to save my life. Crochet yes, but give me two needles and I just can't even begin.

    But I can change a tire and jump start a car. dh's car had a screw stuck in the tire so we had to change it to the spare, took the tire to the shop to get patched. Put it back on the car and then his car wouldnt start! So jump start it and then I had to drive it around for an hour - hoping that it holds a charge til the car appt next week.. ugh.
    Stay at home physicist - Mom to C (18 & off to college)) and J (15)
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    That's really cool SG!
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Wow those look awesome SG!!!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    As a quilting prostlytizer (if I could spell correctly)...
    quilting isnt sewing, its simply making straight lines and ironing.
    And the modern ways of doing things means no nasty templates or fighting with scissors.
    Granted, it takes a few tries to learn to make those lines straight... but as soon as you have the hang of that, you can make zillions of patterns.
    The first time I tried to sew as an adult, I jammed my sewing machine. I had to take it in to get it unjammed. Got home, followed their directions exactly...and it jammed. After weeks of being unable to sew even the tiniest line, I gave up. I've decided sewing is like making rice, some people can do it, and some can't. :-)

    THIS is the quilt we had custom made (it's double sided). My husband is so enthralled with it, he wants one in King Size. :-)

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