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    Binding Belle

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    Default Granddaughters Sewing Machine Birthday

    My Granddaughter will be 10 on May 22nd and let me know a month ago that she wants a sewing machine for her birthday. So I am giving her my Baby Lock Intrigue that I dearly love and purchased for classses. She sewed on it on her last visit and loved it as well. Since her Mum doesn't sew I have been gathering everything else that she needs to go with it.
    She finished her first large lap quilt when she was 8 and has been to MSQC with me (from Florida!) and hopefully she'll not forget the road trip with Grandma. She took her quilt top to Missouri and Jenny helped her choose the backing fabric. She has watched 'Miss Jenny', 'Miss Natalie' and 'Miss Sarah' tutorials since she was 5 and even has their app on her tablet.
    I have been going thru my sewing supplies and sorted out any duplicates including a Natalie Dawn Half hexi template to use with charm pack size squares. It sure takes a lot of stuff to get her set up at home (in Georgia).
    I still need markers (Frixion, Chalk, etc), iron (even a second hand one), maybe a 9.5" square ruler... Just making a list.
    Anyway, just wanted to share what I am doing to help the next generation of 'Makers'!

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    The Guild President

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    That's awesome! I think she will cherish it. It is great that she is wanting to sew and you have the ability to help get her started.

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    Sounds like a FANTASTIC birthday gift! What a lucky girl!
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    You're a terrific Grandma! I can still remember my Grandma teaching me how to sew on the machine and by hand. You are giving her a gift that she can enjoy for the rest of her life.

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    Sew exciting. I was happy to read this as I have decided to purchase a machine for my granddaughter in July, she will be 9. I never thought about putting together a kit as well - great idea. I certainly have plenty of charms for her to choose from. I will have her make something small to begin with, she has never used a machine. It will all stay at my house as she is with me half the week, including all day Saturday. I cannot wait.

    Let us know her reaction when she gets it - pic would be good lol.
    Karen
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    Great gift

    Have you checked the "I don't want it, you can have it" group, maybe there is something there she can use.
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    Binding Belle

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    No I didn't know about it, is it here?
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyequilter View Post
    Great gift

    Have you checked the "I don't want it, you can have it" group, maybe there is something there she can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    No I didn't know about it, is it here?
    Thanks!
    Yes it's a group on here.
    Shirley aka buckeyequilter
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    I admire you for doing this! I wish I had gotten mine interested when they were little. I bought them both a machine recently with the intention of teaching them while I was home. They are in their twenties and seems to be very busy doing other things. They say they want to learn but then they don't make any time for me to teach them. Maybe one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    I admire you for doing this! I wish I had gotten mine interested when they were little. I bought them both a machine recently with the intention of teaching them while I was home. They are in their twenties and seems to be very busy doing other things. They say they want to learn but then they don't make any time for me to teach them. Maybe one of these days.
    Rebecca, don't give up on them. My 40 year old daughter just recently became interested and it all started with she could not find curtains for her front window. She bought material, bought a machine, googled, and she made her curtains. Of course, through all this we were on facetime a lot. But now she has the bug to sew. Not quilting, but she is already trying to hide her fabric purchases from hubby lol. She calls it her secret addiction. She has been stuffed toys. I am trying to get her to try a a table runner or placemats, but no go for the moment. Time will tell. But she now loves it.
    Karen
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