I haven't had any problems with it, Jean. No worse than fluff from cotton fabric. Sometimes I leave it unthreaded and they can still see where they have gone off track. I have one that is terribly conscientious about speed and seam allowance, one who couldn't care less, and one who is learning to slow down and take it easy. It is amazing the differences in personalities behind the sewing machine. Some indicate that they should be deprived of a driver's license until they are about 29.
What little sweeties! Lucky, lucky Nanna!
=^..^= "As you sew, so shall you rip" =^..^=
When I taught 4-H sewing, I used the note book paper trick for their first sewing lesson. Yep, it works well! We did it unthreaded. Then as they can handle that we moved on to short curves or sharp curves or even simple designs from coloring books. Really works to teach them to pay attention to where they are going. I have had no issues with sewing on paper, other than it probably dulls the needle quickly!
What a wonderful way to spend time with your Grandchildren. I remember spending a couple of weeks with my Grandparents every year. Those were the most wonderful two or three weeks of the summer. Me and my brother would spend hours out in the woods behind the house. Then Grandpa would always take us camping for a week. Now his camping was in a tent with sleeping bags on the ground kind of camping. In the Redwoods in Northern Calif. I remember deer, bear and even once a Mt. Lion coming into the camp. What a wonderful thing for Grandchildren who have Grandparents who have time to spend with them. I know I am not able to spend a lot of time with my Grandsons and my heart breaks because of it. But they do get to spend a lot of time with their other Grandparents. Jean have fun with those Grandbabies.
I never had a granny to learn the womanly crafts from. My father's mother quilted, I just found that out a couple of months ago from my cousin who found one of her quilts in with her mom's stuff ( mom just died last year at age 93). But that grandma died when I was 5. My other grandma had passed away before I was born. But I was very close to my grandpa, who loved to fish and he was a woodworker. He taught me how to hammer and saw, and how to cast a fishing line! Loved it when I lived by a lake and could fish every evening! Learned to sew from my mom. Sewed every day when my kids were in school.
Awsome job kids.... love to see that one... one quick and one slow.... i remember when you bought the 2 machines back a while... as for the sewin on the lines.... w had Home Ec.... it's where i learned to love all things cooking and sewing... The first thing after learning all the "parts"... spool pin, tension, thread takeup, needle... our mantra for threading... was to sew on paper straight, then in a spiral... also printed on paper for us to learn control.... I took the sewing right up thru HS...(anything rather than stuff with "numbers"... not kidding).... then onto working in the yarn shop and i haven't looked back... (Or learned to be a neat person either).... LOL
"Each day well-live and Happy;
that's all there is to Life!"
Bless em! Awwwwwwwwwww I want some!
They do look tired from swimming but how tired is Granny from kids sewing?
Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love
A quilt is something you make to keep someone you love...WARM.....
What I make with my hands, I give of my heart.