Monday, July 24, 2017

12 days of Christmas in July

Welcome back. Today I want to introduce to my sweet little granddaughter.  Her name is Sarah and she is 7. She loves to sew.  I think it started when she was just little, and her family stayed at our house one Christmas eve. Of course grandma had to get up early Christmas morning to finish a few things. Sarah had woken up early,  so I took her to my sewing room with me.  She sat on the floor and played with fabric. She would sit at my machine and pretend to sew. She has gone to quilt shows with me and loves to play with the longarms, and join me on shop hops. At about 4 or 5 years old, she got her own sewing machine.  It was bought at a thrift store and is an old JC Penny model. She loves it.

If you remember, on Saturday, I posted a tutorial for a pillow cover. This is one she made. She used the rotary cutter, and did have a small mishap. She is fine.




Today, she is going to share how to make a dolly pillow. She loves to get grandma's scraps. For these little pillows, you can use even charm squares and they work for Barbie dolls as well.

We usually use just whatever grandma has.

You need:
2 pieces of fabric
Stuffing
Thread
Scissors
Machine


Take your 2 pieces of fabric,  put right sides together and sew along 3 sides with a 1/4" seam.




Turn right sides out and stuff.  I teach her to stuff as tight as possible.


Sew the opening closed with just like a top stitch.

Your little girl has a gift to give to a friend for their dolls.


We would love to see your projects.  Feel free to share your photos with us.

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Remember, we love to hear your comments. I am responding as fast as I can it was a crazy weekend, and then the 24th of July was a very, crazy long day at work. As in 13 hours long.

132 comments:

  1. Awwww! Now Dolly has her own pillow. So sweet.

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    1. Yes, she does. Dolly probably has a few pillows.

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  2. That is fantastic for her to show such a great interest in what you like to do. Thank you for baing part of this blog hop. delissac@hotmail.com

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    1. Delis said, thank you . This has been a wonderful blog hop to be involved in. Can't wait for next year. I love that she shows an interest in it.

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  3. You are so lucky to be able to sew with your granddaughter. She is showing a great aptitude, well done her.

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    1. Kate, I love that I can see with her. She keeps asking when she can come spend the night so we can sework. Will have to find a time.

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  4. Great job, Sarah! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  5. So sweet, thank you for sharing. x

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  6. So wonderful that your grand daughter loves to sew - so many young people cannot even sew on a button. I know from experience - my daughter is one of these!

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    1. Yes, Anne-Marie, it is. I love that she enjoys it.

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Hate that this is last day. Love that you share with grand. Memories that will last forever.

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    1. July, yes I agree. I hate that this hop has come to an end, and I agree through,memories will always be there.

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  8. My six year old granddaughter, Kayleigh, asked for the first time to sew something so she and I made a doll pillow, too. She was so excited and I was very proud!

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    1. Allison, that is awesome. My sweet granddaughter will ask if we need to go the the fabric store. When I ask who will pay, she says daddy and grandpa. She knows.

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  9. I think you need more fabric therapy after such a long work day. Great project for kids and grands, Thanks

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    1. Yep. I love my fabric therapy. Darkened, thank you for your nice comments.

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  10. I have a granddaughter who wants to learn to sew and I was thinking when she turns 7 yrs old next year would be the perfect time for her to make her first project. Thanks for sharing the idea of a doll pillow

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    1. Renew, that is awesone. My philosophy is if they show an interest, don't stop them.

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  11. Wonderful memories form when you share your hobby with someone special. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. How clever is Sarah to make this sweet pillow! Already a talented sewer-great job! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  13. Thanks for sharing your tutorial, Sarah! Your little pillow is very cute!

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  14. It is wonderful that Sarah is learning to sew and create so early in life. I know from experience that this is a skill that she will use for many years to come.

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  15. So precious and sweet!!! I'm sure you are loving it!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. great idea for kids and their friends...how fun

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  17. You are so lucky to have your granddaughter close!! Mine lives 2,000 miles away and I only get to see her for a short visit each year. I would love to teach her to sew!!

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  18. Looks like a good time was had by all!

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  19. What a quick, fun, simple project for a young sewist to tackle. Thanks for the idea!

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  20. Thanks for sharing. My little granddaughters love to help me in the sewing room too. So much fun to be able to teach them and pass on the sewing passion.

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  21. CAN NOT WAIT FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTERS TO GET A LITTLE OLDER, I HAVE LOTS OF SCRAPS FOR THEM TO LEARN TO SEW/QUILT.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  22. Hooray! for your little Sarah's Doll Pillow tutorial. Way to go, Grandma, for starting her early!! Thanks for posting on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.

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  23. Sweet! You have the patience of an angel. What a lovely idea to include your grand daughter!

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  24. Awesome that you have a sewing friend, Granddaughter!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  25. If I ever have grandchildren I hope to do this very thing - teach them to sew! I had a "mishap " with my rotary cutter too. It took a while for me to be better. Since...I am MUCH more cautious!
    Debbie
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  26. How sweet. I wish I had been better about teaching my girls to sew. But I can always wait and do it for any grandkids I might have!

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  27. Wow your grand daughter is lucky to get all your sewing knowledge. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  28. Wonderful to see your granddaughter or other children interested in sewing/quilting. Thanks for sharing her cute pillow.
    mfhagopian@aol.com

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  29. Looks like fun for both of you.

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  30. How delightful to have passed the love of sewing on to your grandchild! My grandmother taught me to sew at age 8 on her treadle machine -- fun memories. Thanks so much for sharing with us!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  31. Your granddaughter reminds me of when I started sewing very young too. I used my mother's machine or sewed by hand and made clothes for my dolls. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I have a 7 yo gd as well. She loves to sew together bright strips of fabric and make rugs for her dollhouse. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. My great grand daughter loves to sort my scraps.

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  34. Such a great start to a lifetime of quilting. Youv'e done good grand ma.

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  35. Loved the pillow tutorial. I can see me making those for my Grandchildren for Christmas.

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  36. So nice for your Granddaughter to learn to sew!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  37. That is really cute that she is following in your footsteps and even has her own machine!

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  38. Wonderful!! I have a "sewing granddaughter " too!! It is such fun!!

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  39. Sarah did such a nice job! I hope she is very proud of herself and her pretty pillow. You have a good helper there. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  40. How wonderful that your granddaughter shares your passion for sewing. I spent hours by my grandmother's side doing the same thing and have many special memories of those times.

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  41. It is a Nice Christmas gift Sarah. Maybe you can help get one our your friend interested in sew as well.

    I was never able to get any of my girls interested in sewing, you are blessed with your sewing buddy.

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  42. It's wonderful to share the joy of stitching with a child.

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  43. This is the cutest tutorial on the blog hop. I bought my daughter a sewing machine when she was younger but she never developed the love of sewing like I did. Maybe one day...

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  44. So cute. This is a great idea. Thanks! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  45. It's go great to see young kids get involved in sewing.

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  46. Wow! What a great sewing partner! Enjoy that time together. Happy Christmas in July!

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  47. Great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric!

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  48. Sweet! Always fun to work with kids...looks like you have a shy granddaughter!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. What a great project for your sewing partner. She did a great job!

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  50. what fun, teaching your granddaughter to sew, none of mine are interested:(

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  51. Dollies need both quilts and pillows. What a delight to enjoy this craft with your granddaughter.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  52. It's awesome to see your granddaughter the fun of sewing and quilting! Very nice pillow!

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  53. So happy your granddaughter is enjoying sewing with you. When I read bios of some of the bloggers they credit the time they spent with grandma and mom sewing for their artistic love of fabric.

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  54. It is so nice that she shares you interests! You two will have years of fun together. ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

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  55. Great job with the sewing!

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  56. Nice project to sew with kids! Enjoy!

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  57. Well, duh, I'm catching up, going in reverse order, and here is your granddaughter, that I commented about in the other hop post! A Christmas of 2015/16, I had a sewing day with my grandson, and he made a quilt for his stuffed puppy, pulled fabric and made the pattern of squares, and sewed and quilted it all, no help just guidance from me. Last night he had it out again and showed us on FaceTme! Moments like that, and this blog post for you, make our nana hearts full right?

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  58. Great job Sarah! I have granddaughters about her age, I'd love to get them into sewing.

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  59. Love that she's sewing on her own--wish my daughter wanted to sew, but she's taken up crochet and cooking, so I can't really complain! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. I used to make things for my Barbies, but, I had to stitch by hand. Great job!

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  61. It warms my heart to see mulltiple generations sharing in sewing. Thank you for sharing!

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  62. It warms my heart to see mulltiple generations sharing in sewing. Thank you for sharing!

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  63. What fun to share your love of quilting with another generation.

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  64. Wow, that is awesome Sarah! What a beautiful pillow cover. Thank you for sharing!

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  65. Thanks for sharing your new quilter in the making. I still have little sewn gifts from my nieces that I cherish. Keep passing on the tradition.

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  66. Wow, Sarah is off to a great quilting start. I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing this darling tutorial with us! What a wonderful bit of family history to preserve.

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  67. It's fun to sew with children young and old!

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  68. I love sewing with my granddaughters. She did a wonderful job on her pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. How fun to have someone to share your passion with! She will be an expert in no time!

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  70. This gives me hope! I've been encouraging a 5 yo to embroider and she's got the hang of it, but she wants to sew like her mom and I do. We have a plan, but I've been crossing my fingers! LOL Your GD's pillow is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. dezertsuz at gmail

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  71. SUCH NEAT IDEAS! SO FUN SHARING TOO! THANK YOU!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  72. Cute little pillow. How fortunate you are to be able to teach your grand daughter to sew. Mine never seamed to get interested in sewing. Maybe they will pick it up later. Hope so.....

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  73. Great project for a little girl.

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  74. Nice pattern!!! beimborn@charter.net

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  75. Would make a great sachet or pin cushion too! Love you're little partner in crime!

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  76. So glad you are teaching her to sew! I wish my granddaughters were close enough so I could teach them. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  77. So cute! I love that she likes to sew and has her own machine!

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  78. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your craftiness with us! You and your grandma did a great job helping make the hop a success!!

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  79. Sarah, I like the pillow you made. It is nice you are following in your grandma's footsteps.

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  80. What a fun project for a grandchild. Your granddaughter should be proud of her pillow!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  81. Sewing at just 7 years old, how wonderful!

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  82. Fun kids project, as well as for we older ones, lol. Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  83. Great project for the kiddos!

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  84. How wonderful!!
    Kathy, you are creating loving memories with your delightful Granddaughter that will be with her her whole life!!
    My grandmother crocheted, and as a young child, I watched her, and asked about it. She gave me a piece of red crochet thread, a hook, and showed me how to chain. I took it from there, and have loved crocheting the six decades since! I always think of her as I work! That time she spent with me was a great gift of Love, that I will always treasure!... You are doing this with your Granddaughter!!
    *Thank you!*, Kathy, for being part of Sarah's 12 Days of Christmas in July, and sharing your ideas, projects, and creativity!
    Pat T.

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  85. How cute having your granddaughter sewing! I'm hoping to get mine to do some while she's here next week.

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  86. Nice my grandson helps his mom and my self with project linus blankets... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  87. So good to see kids get interested in sewing and quilting projects. Thanks for participating in this year's blog hop.
    Pat

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  88. It is so nice to get ideas for the little seamstresses. I will try this with my neighbors (we usually make dog biscuits for the neighborhood pups, but this will be a fun change). thank you for sharing.

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  89. Sarah is so lucky to have you as her mentor in sewing! I'll bet she watches your every move and takes note of the processes you follow. Her pillow is so sweet and I'm sure she's proud of it too!

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  90. Sarah is one lucky kid to have you as her grandmother and mentor.

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  91. Great to get the younger generation involved. creatioms4u7@aol.com

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  92. I am so impressed that your granddaughter is using a rotary cutter at her age.

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  93. You are an inspiration. I will have to let my grandkids sew, soon.

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  94. Lucky granddaughter to have a grandma to teach her how to quilt.
    Lucky grandma to have a granddaughter who wants to lear.

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  95. You're so lucky to have a granddaughter who wants to sew, and she's so lucky to have you to teach her! susanprincess at att dot net

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  96. How sweet! Sorry about the mishap. My granddaughters love my quilts but they don't love quilting! What a special time you two will have over the years! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. I look forward to the days when I can share my love of quilting with my granddaughter, (she is a little young at the present time, 3 mos.). Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  98. I've been a bit nervous to let my granddaughters sew alone, but this might be just the project for them to try.

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  99. I only have two Grandsons that won't do crafts with me😢 Lucky you.
    Swoot@att.net

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  100. Cute project, I love to see children catch the sewing bug. Enjoy!

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  101. I missed this stop yesterday, wish I had not as I was teaching granddaughter how to sew. I'll send her the link so she can see as we were sewing small port pillows. Thanks for the idea of them giving friends a gift they made. Merry Christmas

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  102. My kids were just asking to make more pillows for their stuffed animals/ dolls! Such a cute project :)

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    1. Sarah, I would love to see what they do.

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  103. It's wonderful that she shows an interest in this art. I feel. Leased with my grandchildren all having sewn projects on the sewing machine.
    Kudos to her for a wonderfully finished project, she should. E proud of herself.
    ejaneemerson@yahoo.com

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    1. She is very proud of herself. I feelove very blessed that she enjoys this.

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  104. What an excellent idea sharing a tutorial of your grand daughter's! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  105. What a wonderful assistant. Well done

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  106. What a great tutorial! I am pleased that she is learning early. I think that lots of time that's where the love begins. My grandson is 11 and wants to help in the kitchen. Maybe he's the next Iron Chef!

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  107. What a joy to see you share your love of quilting/sewing with your granddaughter. kthurn@bektel.com

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  108. WOW SHE DID A GREAT JOB I'D BE SO NERVOUS TO LET HER USE THOSE TOOLS. I NEED TO BACK OFF AND STOP HOVERING BECAUSE THEY WON'T EVER LEARN. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  109. Pillows are such a great way for kiddos to start sewing. That is how my kiddos started. Now they are always trying to steal time on the sewing machine.

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  110. I learned to sew with a machine about the age of your granddaughter, and I am still going strong. Thank you for encouraging the next generation and for sharing!

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