Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Quilting with kids

Welcome, I’m Charity from A handle on it. It’s a place where you get to see my creative life that I try to get a handle on. I'm very pleased to be here today, giggle,giggle:) 
Well it’s the beginning of July, which means it’s about the half way point for kids being home on summer vacation (if you are here in the U.S). So chances are you have heard these dreaded words, “I’m bored, there is nothing to do!”

Being bored seems like a completely novel idea to you. Because you can think of plenty of things that need to be done, dishes, laundry, driving to swimming lessons, the garden, etc. All the while you’re longing for some creative time at the sewing machine.
Your kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, church kids, (lets just say there is alot of young creative minds to influence), may just need the same sort of creative outlet that you do too!

So Why not make quilting something you can do together? Bring out the sewing machine, or two. Here is an embarrassing secret of mine.  I happen to have a sewing machine for each member of the household here.  So why not get those engines running.
I also happen to be the only girl in my household. But no worries, boy’s can be creative too! My oldest son’s famous words, “it’s just a machine, MOM!”
Here are some of my tips for working with kids.
1.       You may have to do some prep ahead of time. Or you can jump ahead with a charm pack.

(this is an older picture that I had to scan, sorry about the quality)

2.     Start with an idea that will get them interested, a block, a pillow, a pouch purse.   Remember to involve them on the process. They may not have the same color idea’s you do. Personally I’m not a big fan of black in my quilts. But for my oldest son’s quilt that is what set it off.  He knows what he likes and they tend to use it if they like it. Which means it is at least up off the floor.
3.       Don’t expect your knowledge to be their knowledge. Remember when you first started and how much you have learned.
This one is now 16, and gives more advice than actual quilting.

4.       Don’t expect perfection, or for the finished project to be the way you would have done it.  Allow a mistake, don’t go back and fix it for them. It crushes their feelings.
5.       Show it off!! Be proud.  Check your local area for county fairs that they may be able to showcase their work. Or take it to the next family picnic. They put alot of hard work into it, they deserve a round of applause. 

Most of all Laugh, have fun, and be together. You may have created a lifelong obsession, or you could have just spent some quality time together. Honestly, my son’s don’t really quilt all of the time. But I’m proud they have tried it. Most importantly they understand my obsession with fabric and don’t complain when I add the fabric store to the list of errands.

I have really enjoyied being here on stash manicure. Thanks for having me!


 And from Sew We Quilt @ stash manicure...
Look a giveaway...


YOU can win not just  1 but 2 of these...
at 6 pm EST. ( today)
from our wonderful Sponsor at Crazyquiltgirl
These are the perfect solution to binding...
I have been using jelly rolls from the moment
I began quilting...

Crazyquiltgirl has many wonderful deals going on 
all the time...check her out!
Ohhh and you will find extras in this win too...
all of our winners at Stash always get more 
in their packages than what is listed here...

Sew 2 jelly rolls, what will you do with them? 
1st thank Crazyquiltgirl ....wink...

And the winner is..... Sherry in Alaska...
she was just notified...
and has confirmed she is sew thrilled..
How exciting to see sew many in need.
Be sure to go and see Crazyquiltgirl
if you need one of your very own...





139 comments:

  1. I'm needing a neutral to go with a couple of charm packs. This would be perfect.

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  2. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for the giveaway. I'm making charity quilts this year, so this would come in real handy.

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  3. I have NEVER owned a jelly roll! Can you believe it? I always want to buy at least of yard of whatever appeals to me. I am dying to try to create with one though, and maybe this will be my "time". Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I've been sewing with my grandaughter for 2 summers. Last year she made an apron and entered it in our county fair. She won reserve champion and $40. This summer I hope to get her younger sister involved too. They would probably both like to piece a quilt. That could be great fun. Thanks for your blog.

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  5. I've got three boys and two have been sewing
    since they were little...not alot but some is
    better than none! Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  6. I don't have kids anymore to bug me. But I do have a friend who had her Third child at age 50 so there may be some potential there!!!

    The giveaway is like the most wonderful thin. Thanks crazy girl!!!
    Glen

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  7. I have taught my 3 daughters to sew clothes, now I need to introduce them to the joys of patchwork and quilting. I have only had 1 jelly roll which I used for tube quilting and made a baby quilt for a friend- sew easy!!Thanks to Crazy Girl for the chance to win.

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  8. I've always like the looks of those quilt tops hanging in the sunshine with the light coming through the neutral/white pieces. Not to mention how they look when they are quilted. Neutral sashing really sets things off.

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  9. I have a pattern for a quilt using nothing but jelly rolls. Maybe I will give that a try.

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  10. Ooh! I have a number of bright batik jelly rolls that the white would give a fantastic visual punch to!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. I love this post about quilting with kids. Thanks to CrazyQuiltGirl for the post. And thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  12. All three of my daughters were taught to sew. None of them quilts now but maybe as they get older.

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  13. Oh, I can think of several strip quilts I want to make that need some neutral strips to go with my colorful ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Linda "Cookie" L.July 5, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    I have enjoyed this post as my 7 year-old granddaughter wants me to teach her how to machine sew. This summer will probably be the perfect opportunity for me to do just that. Sew many thanks for the jelly roll giveaway. This is my first time commenting on a blog. Thanks sew much!!

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  15. Well said - we need to teach and share our love of the craft. My children all learned to sew (4-H projects for fair) - taught a lot of Boy Scouts how to sew buttons, mend tents, and sew patches - and now that I quilt, I share with my adult daughter. Thank you for sharing today on Stash and thank you CrazyQuiltGirl for the give away.

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  16. My youngest daughter is just starting her sewing journey(at 27!!) with some applique,a wonderful jelly roll would be an incentive to do more wouldnt it??Thanks to CrazyQuiltGirl for the giveaway.

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  17. Thank you crazy girls for your generous giveaway. It is so lovely to see children taking up quilting. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I'm working with my grandson and his cousins (boys and 2 girls). They have made quilts and pillowcases, as well as a quilt for their great grandfather. I doing quite a few charity quilts this year - jelly roll binding would be great! Thanks to all of the sponsors for their support of a great website.

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  19. What a great idea to have yours boys participate in quilting! I would have never thought of that. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. I haven't used a jelly roll before - I bet this would be awesome for borders!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE jelly rolls....You can't beat already cut 2 1/2 inch strips!! I love using them for sashing!!!

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  22. Thank you Crazyquiltgirl for the opportunity to win these lovely neutrals!

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  23. First I want to thank Crazyquiltgirl for the great opportunity to win Jelly Rolls. I love sewing with Jelly Rolls!!
    Sewing with your kids is so much fun. I've tried to get my daughter to sew but she prefers making jewelry.
    Lotta in Sweden

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  24. félicitations à tous ces" petits bons hommes "
    la releve est assurée .............. j'adore !!!!!!!
    bisous de Régina

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  25. OOh, I have some charm packs that need a partner, these would do the job perfectly

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  26. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for the opportunity to win! I used to sew with my kids when they were smaller, but now, it's time to make a quilt to welcome my first grandbaby, coming the end of September. These jelly rolls would sure be a help!

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  27. Jelly Rolls seem the perfect solution for bordering blocks in a quilt. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl!

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  28. I love teaching kids to quilt. As a matter of fact, tomorrow I'm teaching the final class (binding) for some first-time kid quilters. They will walk out of the class with their quilts nearly done. They'll have to finish up the hand-stitching at home, but they'll get a good start on it in class. I'm guessing that by Thursday they'll all be using their quilts!

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  29. I have never used (or owned) Jelly Roll but would love to try.

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  30. Thank you CGQ for a very generous giveaway, I would use mine for sashing or borders around a block. Linda x

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  31. binding sound like a great idea thanks .

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  32. Exactly what I need for a crazy quilt. I've sewn a quilt of 2,5" Bali stripes.
    I hope to teach my grandson (almost 4 y) how to sew. Just now he's more interested in cars.

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  33. When my grands were little, they love taking squares and rectangles of fabrics and arranging and rearranging them on the design wall. I'd sew them together when they were satisfied with the design. Now, not so much :-)
    I never thought to use jelly rolls for binding, hello?!?!? Thanks for the idea!

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  34. Crazyquiltgirl is an angel for giving away such a useful item. I'm sure she could put it to good use herself. Thank you! I would use it as contrast for quilt blocks. I've seen lots of pretty quilts lately where white really sets off the other colors.

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  35. Wow how nice of Crazyquiltgirl to do this! Also thanks to you for taking the time to host the giveaway! Please count me in. I don't think I would ever be brave enough to try to sew with my grandsons, they would probably find a way to shoot pins out of straws at each other when I was not looking!

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  36. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for providing us with this wonderful gift. I know whoever wins it, is going to have sooo much fun creating with it.

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  37. I'll have the neighbour's girl (8yrs) over this summer holidays, bet for sure. She made a skirt last vacation, and is too proud of it to wear it, or maybe she wants to save it as the ultimate Christmas Skirt lol! It will be very short then, Ha! Sew, jelly rolls will come in handy. Love them, but when I buy them myself I have to check them out, as once - yeah, I know, it was a sales item, couldn't leave it for that price, too greedy - had very offset strips, 2" at the one end, and 2.5" at the other end =^{
    If the girl next door doesn't want them to work on, I will volunteer happily!
    OK, I'll have a hot soup now (suppa cozy!) and will be hitting the pedal the whole summer afternoon long, thanks to my lovely allergies ;^)
    From a sunny, lovely but pollen ridden Amsterdam,
    Love, Irene

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  38. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for this great giveaway! I think the jelly rolls will be great for teaching my daughter to sew this summer--I think cutting is the hardest part for her!

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  39. My granddaughter will be visiting for two weeks in August. Creating a little wall quilt for her room will be a great project for her while she's here! White is the perfect complement to any busy fabric and a real pop for a dark shaded quilt. It would be a great staple to win!! Blessing to all!

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  40. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for the giveaway! The jelly rolls are a perfect solution for binding!

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  41. Thank goodness my kids aren't experiencing the boredom blues yet. I promised my youngest daughter I would let her try her hand at the sewing machine this summer. There are some great patterns that use the the solid jelly rolls. I am still not brave enough to let my kids use the rotary, so cutting is the part they get impatient with.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win! My 6 yr old daughter is making her first quilt for a baby cousin. Never too early to start.

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  43. I think it is wonderful to teach your boys to sew. You sound a like a patient mommy, I will send my 4 boys over to you. ha. bless crazygirl for jelly rolls, I could certainly find a use for them.
    Ddaigle at gmail.com

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  44. thank you for coming today and putting this into my head. I think I am going to start teaching my grandson, only have one. I can tell him some of the best designers are men. And they have done pretty well. hugz Natalie

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  45. I think it's great to see the next generation of quilters! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  46. Since all fabric in my house eventually ends up in a quilt...well that is a jelly rolls destination. I have some new ideas rolling around in my head but I am not sure what kind of new projects will come forth...right now I simply want ONE day to sew...July is crazy busy!!

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  47. I made quilts with 3 of my 4 nieces as "get away from their siblings" weekends. We ate breakfast at the diner on the way to the quilt store, shopped, cut and pieced, went out for dinner, came home for a movie and a sleep over and on Sunday, tied. The 4th wanted to learn to make a dress, which she did very successfully.
    Oh I'd use the jelly roll for sashing. Selina

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  48. This would make great binding or perhaps sashings , I would certainly find a use for these jellyrolls , thanks for the chance.

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  49. I popped over to crazyquiltgirl to thank her for this great giveaway. I've got two high schoolers who both chose textiles as their electives...it's so good to see what they can do (and have them ask my advice!).

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  50. There are so many great things at Crazyquiltgirl -- thanks for sharing some of the loot! I do lots of scrappy quilts and have a couple books of jelly roll patterns so I would work the jelly rolls into a scrap quilt. I would love that!

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  51. Thanks Charity, it's nice to see kids learning a craft!

    And thanks for the giveaway crazygirl! Working with strips are fun.

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  52. Thanks crazy quilt girl. I never thought about using it for a binding, great idea.
    Fan4may at aol dot com

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  53. I am seeing a french braid quilt with a lively jelly roll or layer cake paired with these. Wonderful opportunity and great giveaway. Judy C in NC thanks the Crazygirl.

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  54. I have just finished my second quilt! My next pattern works with jelly rolls - this would be perfect! Thanks crazyquiltgirl.

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  55. Great tutorial. I taught my granddaughter (9) to sew and she made her first quilt. Now my grandson (12) wants in on it too. It's alot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win the jelly rolls Crazygirl. I've never had a jelly roll before. I'm sure I could find many uses for them, if my grnadkids don't find them first.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been working with my granddaughter (she's almost 6) by getting her interested in fabric. She now shops at grandma's house and always manages to find fabric she just has to have. It always puts a smile on my face.

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  57. Thanks Crazygirl! That's a great jelly roll to add to my stash of 2.5" strips I am saving for a strippy scrappy quilt.
    Great post about quilting with children. My grandson is only 3 but loves to watch us sew and likes playing with the scraps.

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  58. What a great post! Thanks for the reminder that you need to accept their mistakes and not redo it for them - it makes all the difference! And what a great giveaway - I've got a quilt ready to make, just need the 2.5" white strips, so this would be perfect!! Pick me, pick me!

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  59. It would be wonderful to have TWO jelly rolls...I'd probably get to my first full size quilt a little sooner!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  60. I have quilted both with my own children and taught at school. What fun! What success! If anyone is interested in information on teaching large groups sewing, feel free to contact me.

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  61. Two jelly rolls, what a great give away.They could be used sew many ways. Either in a drop me a line quilt alternated with a colorful jelly roll work in as a sashing added as a background fabric ..... not sure where to start ... thanks for the chance to win and thanks to crazy girl as well

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  62. Thank you for the post! My three sons wouldn't touch my sewing machine, but one of them has a daughter now who will let me teach her! (My sons did turn out to be fantastic in the kitchen, so all was not lost.)

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  63. Your boys are going to have great memories of sewing with you. I'm looking forward to teaching my granddaughter to sew in the future (she's one) as I'll have so much more time than when I tried to teach my own children.
    Those jelly rolls will be great as backgrounds in quite a few patterns.

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  64. Fun stuff, quilting with kids. Or most anything with kids! :) I never thought of using these as binding; great idea! I hate cutting binding, but I love sewing it on -- a win here would be a *perfect* for me! :)

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  65. Oh this would be wonderful with some charm squares that I have been saving. I didn't relish the thought of cutting out the white strips.. but look they are already cut!! perfection!

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  66. The grand kiddies are welcome in my playroom. Can't wait till they come play!

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway Crazygirl. I would use the jelly rolls in a Dresden Quilt that I have wanted to make for a long time.

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  68. Awesome Crazygirl - on my way to your sight. I would use it in a reproduction 30's quilt I have in mind. Dee/jessibir@hickorytech.net

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  69. Thank you Crazygirl for the lovely jellyrolls!
    Thank you Charity for the great post!

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  70. My youngest practically grew up in my sewing room. Of course he had a few opinions about quilts and colors as well as a serious itch to run the machine. He picked out his fabric (red and black with a border of dark blue Chinese characters), cut the squares and sewed the square sets. I finished it off for him getting the off center squares to somehow fit together. He chose a red jersey fabric for the backing so it didn't need batting! It's not perfect, but it's most definitely homemade and very certainly his.

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  71. How wonderful to have your sons sewing with you. I had two girls and couldn't get either of them interested.

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  72. Thank you Crazygirl for a chance to win the jellyrolls. They are great for sashing, borders, and binding. It makes the job easier. Oh and also cutting 2 1/2" squares that I seem to use a lot.

    Teaching sewing to kids is fun with the right project. Over summer I taught a summer activity sewing class and we made dolls. Both boys and girls loved it!

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  73. My son learned to use a machine as well - he doesn't sew, but could if he wanted to (he's 31!) But my 16 yr old DGD is learning to sew and quilt and is so proud of herself and it has also helped me to see the new creativity through her eyes. Loved your hints.

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  74. Great post! and love how the boys jumped right in!

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  75. A girl can never have too many jelly rolls! Give me fabric or give me death!!

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  76. I enjoyed this post, and Thanks to CrazyGirlQuilter for the great giveaway!! I would use the jelly rolls as borders and sashings, to make the colors pop, OR, as the long strips in a coin quilt. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  77. What better way to share with your kids, and inspire them to go on to be great quilters later in life. I know MQX has a part of their show for Kid Quilters and what I saw was pretty darn great. Hurray, for kids who quilt.

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  78. I have two young granddaughters that are approaching the age to use a sewing machine. They have done the "glue fabric pieces to paper" thing and have enjoyed that --- I see the next step is about ready. Thanks for the tips.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  79. Thank you Crazy Girl! I had my first experience teaching with my niece, she is hooked!

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  80. What fun! I tried to get my daughter interested in making custom clothing for herself, but it didn't "take" at first....now she is 23 and sewing up a storm! (Gotta get my other machine repaired so I can get back to quilting!!)Off to thank Miss Corinna...
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I just got a new book on quilting with jelly rolls, so since I only have one, this would give me another, I surely could make something with two jelly rolls!! It's wonderful to get kids involved in something other than computers and video games. I never see kids even playing outside anymore, which is where I practically lived as a youngster. How things have changed!

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  82. I would team these jelly rolls with others I have and make a quilt. thanks for chance to win.

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  83. I've taught my daughter a few things but she doesn't love it as I do.
    I'm a volunteer at the middle school in my neighborhood.I help the sewing teacher with her quilting classes and most times the boys are more interested than the girls.
    Great post.

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway crazygirlquilts.
    I usually cut some of my stash fabric into 2 1/2" strips. However I bought a few on sale. Loved them. I think I will have to indulge in more this year. I think I would use white ones for sashing.
    Liked today's Quilting With Kids blog entry!

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  85. I sew need to teach my 8 year old how to quilt and those jelly rolls would help me get started!! We could make a cousin a baby quilt!

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  86. I would use these jelly rolls to make a Christmas quilt with my daughter.

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  87. I've been meaning to get a white jelly roll to go with another that I have to make a postage stamp quilt. I would LOVE to win these...thanks for the chance!

    And, we all know that sewing with little ones under foot can be tough (my two year old dumped out all of my bobbins the other day...and don't get me started about what he did with my seam ripper!), it can be so fun, too. My littlest guy loves to sit on my lap and lift/lower the presser foot and put his little hands on my hands to help me sew. It's so cute!

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  88. Okay, so first I want to thank Crazyquiltgirl for this awesome giveaway. I'd love to have this - I never seem to have any white fabric. Well...in defense of myself, I'm fairly new to quilting, and my stash is still growing, so I never seem to have much of any color fabric. But white? Mmmm...no, never. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

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  89. I have been eyeing neutral white/cream jelly rolls for some time now to use with an existing project, but I haven't had the extra cash to get one. I would love this. =)

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  90. Thanks to Crazyquiltgirl for the jelly rolls...we all love them and her too. I love your courage in gathering up your kids to stitch. After years of being a teacher/principal I can tell you that it's that kind of time with a child that they remember forever with a smile. blessings, marlene

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  91. Ive always enjoyed sewing with children! I have always wanted some jellyrolls in nuetrals.

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  92. I have never even SEEN a jellyroll. I live too far from any quilt store and can't get there when I want. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  93. So nice of Crazyquiltgirl! I use jellyrolls alot and they are perfect for binding.

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  94. I'm going to try doing a log cabin quilt with those two jelly rolls!

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  95. I love to see what kids come up with when you give them fabric! My daughter keeps busy pinning new designs on her American Girl Dolls! I think two jelly rolls would help me finish up a couple of quilts in which the blocks are made, but sashing needs to be cut...
    prjule at gmail dot com

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  96. This summer I also have been teaching my 8yo too quilt/sew. It has been a wonderful experience for both of us. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  97. Jelly rolls are great for anything, I really love working with them. Never thought of using them for binding though, but I'm going to try that. They are certainly the right size.

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  98. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this jelly roll. I have learned so (sew) much from this site. Thank you Thank you!

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  99. I agree that a jelly roll is great for binding. But, it's also great for many other things such as using it for light fabrics in some blocks, sashing, and more.

    Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  100. I have been stitching with my 4 yr old - it is SOOOO hard not to stop him and "help" fix his mistakes. He does get upset with me if I do it - self control, Mommy!

    I would use two jelly rolls to go with my bag of Christmas scraps and make a couple lovely postage stamp quilts.

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  101. My girls are 6 and 5 and they want to learn. I have a hard time just letting them do what they want but maybe it is time.

    Love the jelly roll.

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  102. Moda had a great idea when they came up with jelly rolls, but selling basics by the roll is even better!! I'd like to pair the basic roll with some blues and greens from my stash to make a zigzag quilt.

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  103. They would make awesome sashing in my quilts! Oh I could really use those!

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  104. Thanks so much, Crazyquiltgirl! Didn't know about the Jelly Roll Basics! I think I might use these rolls for sashing and/or piecing. What a great idea!

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  105. thanks Crazygirl. I love the way neutrals set off scrap quilts. My 6 yr old granddaughter made her first quilt and she is now working on a tablerunner but she wants to start a second quilt soon.

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  106. This is a great give-away. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  107. Never thought about jelly rolls for binding - sounds perfect! My daughter is almost 9 and is just about ready to be able to sit and learn how to quilt. She loves to press the buttons on my machine! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. I'm just now getting my 2 1/2 year old interested in sewing. I just used my first jelly roll in a quilt and I love them!

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  109. Awesome giveaway. Thank you so much. Jelly rolls are yummy to even just look at.
    Darc
    xxoo

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  110. Oh, I'd definitely use the jelly rolls with my stash of older tone on tone fabrics to make a quilt with high contrast. I've only bought one jelly roll adn i loved it, but my budget doesn't allow for buying jelly rolls or most other precuts. Hope I win! Thanks for the chance.

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  111. I sent an email to crazy quilt girl thanking them for the giveaway. Would love to win the jelly rolls.

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  112. Thanks to crazy quilt girl for this giveaway and for Stash Manicure for presenting it. I'd like to use a neutral jelly roll for sashing in one of my scrap quilts.
    cindy cke49 at yahoo dot com

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  113. Oh my, jelly rolls, I have so many projects that I would love do that could easily use some jelly rolls. AT the top of my mind would be a double hour glass quilt.

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  114. Thanks for the information on working with kids. I'm looking forward to sewing with my granddaughters (4 of them age 4 1/2 yrs. to 15 mo.) when they are just a little older.
    These jelly rolls would be perfect for binding or for using with another jelly roll that I have that could use some neutrals added in. Thanks for the giveaway. I have already thanked crazyquiltgirl.

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  115. What a nice giveaway! I do have to make an effort to get my kids more involved in my hobby (hobbies) - it would mske me waaaay more productive and a way better mom at the same time - thanks for the tips.

    2 jelly rolls - yum. Perfect for that fussy cut cars quilt my son wants - surround the brights with a crisp white...ok - maybe I should get that one on the burners!

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  116. My daughters love to sew with me, and they always claim the that i am working on. Thanks for the give a way

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  117. Daughter 12 has just sewn her first finished item - a painted fabric cushion at school. Best thing is she drew the picture freehand - the horse from the movie Tangled and it is great! I'll be posting a photo of the cushion on my blog in the next day or so. I'm sure she could draw and paint some great designs on jelly roll strips and advance to making strip pillows and then to quilted strip pillows :).
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  118. I've got baby quilts that need to be made quickly! Jelly rolls are the ticket. Thanks for the great site and for your fabulous giveaways!

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  119. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I don't have any young kids or grandkids, but I still love jelly rolls! I checked out the Crazy Quilt Girl web site and signed up as a customer. I've already started a wish list, so I will be back soon.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  120. I have been wanting to make a scrap quilt with half square triangles. I think using white jelly rolls just might make the whole quilt get cut and pieced so much faster...yipeee!

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  121. I love the incredible possibilities that Jelly Rolls present. Thanks CrazyQuiltGirl for the sponsorship for a give-way. Thanks Madamme Samm for just being you.

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  122. Love the Jelly Rolls. Saw on the internet last night about Lasagna quilts. I think that's what I would do with them. Debbie in WV (delitfull@aol.com)

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  123. Oh, it would be perfect to start the quilt I'm longing to sew...I have a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll waiting (since 1.5 years ago) for some extra fabric, this is my chance!!!

    Thank you so much!

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  124. My first granddaughter has been eyeing my sewing machine. Guess it's time to start. I worry about little fingers near the needle however. But thanks for the chance to win.
    Diann
    kyquiltymama@hotmail.com

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  125. I would love to win the jelly roll- would use it in a quilt I am making with fabric from my grandmother, mother and sister's stashes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. Wow! Thank you CrazyQuiltGirl for such a generous giveaway! Who doesn't love pre-cuts, they are so versatile, and these plain ones are so difficult to get hold of here, I'd love to win them :)

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  127. Oh, the vanilla ice cream of fabric! Is there anything you cannot do with those white jellyrolls?

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  128. I LOVE jelly rolls! They are so versatile, I have books, patterns, as well as that oh so fast 1600 inch quilt...so much fun, so easy and quick and it looks great in all the jelly rolls I've seen!

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  129. I would make a postage stamp quilt ....thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!!

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  130. Thank you, CrazyQuiltGirl, for the nice giveaway. I'm open to making life easier, and these are a nice step in that direction. Love seeing the young men and their quilts.

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  131. I hadn't thought about putting the grandsons on the machine, so thanks Charity for the idea!

    And thanks Corinna for the wonderful giveaway. Just love precuts and I would love some of those Jelly Rolls for sashing strips.

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  132. A big thank you to Crazyquiltgirl for giving the chans to get a jelly roll - nice giveaway. I thing I would like to make a quilt - practising a lot og freemotion quilting on - it shows great on light fabrics :-) Hope to be the happy one....

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  133. Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for the giveaway. I order from you every once in a while! I have a quilt in mind that takes jelly rolls, so these would fit in perfectly if I were to win!

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  134. Thanks so much CrazyQuiltGirl! I am in need of neutral jelly rolls!

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  135. Great post...would love to get my kids to sew.
    Thanks Crazyquiltgirl for the giveaway:) I'd never thought of jelly rolls for binding, I like that idea.

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  136. I just had to comment that I'm sad the giveaway ended so soon. I just got home from work and logged on to read the latest post, and found the giveaway has already ended 3 hours ago. I usually check in daily about this time, and it is the first time I haven't had a chance to enter. Hard for those of us who work on the West Coast!

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  137. I have never had a jelly roll. Neutral is a great way to start. It is great that the boys are learning how to sew.

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  138. My son loves to help make blankets for his favorite bear. He told me last night that he needed a new one as the old one came apart in the wash.

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  139. Thank you! I could really use this for a line art quilt I have planned.

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