This post is from Kaylin about her first sewing adventure:
I have always been asking mamma to teach me how to sew. Finally one afternoon, she said she would show me how. We decided to make a nine patch quilt block. I picked the material I liked. Then mommy helped me cut the squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. We laid out nine squares in a pattern that looked good.
We had fabric with a lot of pink colors and fabric with white colors. So we laid out the colors to be either dark on the corners or light on the corners.
Then it was on to the sewing machine adventure! I flipped a square on top of another and put them under the needle.
Mommy showed me how to use the peddle, and I caught on pretty quickly. I then sewed the third piece onto the row, and then I sewed the three rows together. Soon, I had a block!
My version of this story:
Kaylin has been after me to teach her to sew. I do not love to sew. In fact, most of the time I can honestly say that I do not even like to sew. It does help that I finally have a machine that does not hate me. I really do believe that sewing machines have a will of their own, as most of the machines I have worked on will mess up just to see if I will lose my cool. However, even though it is not a favorite hobby of mine, I do love how sewing can save me money. I do not sew clothes usually, but I can repair clothes or sew curtains or use it to help in our crafting adventures. So when Kaylin asked me again to teach her to sew, I was trying to think of something to make that would be relatively easy for her to do on her own. I suggested to Kaylin the idea of making a lap quilt as it was something she could use as she gets leg cramps when she is tired and warmth helps the cramping. I also got leg cramps when I was young, and my grandma made me a lap quilt so I could wrap it around my legs. Also, a nine patch quilt block would be very easy sewing, and I had scraps of material already in my house. She did catch on very quickly, and she has 12 squares done, ready for the next step. Now I just have to find the time to help her with that next step! My go-to response for almost all of the projects that my girls discover is “It will probably have to wait until summer.” I have a feeling that summer is going to be very busy!