Christmas Quilt

I have a story to tell you.  When I was in 8th grade all the girls had to take the Homemaking Class.  This class was meant to teach us everything we needed to know to make a good wife.  Before you all go crazy, I find there is nothing wrong with this.  Back in the day, yes, that was what it was meant to be.  I think if they offered this course today (and maybe they still do) a lot of young girls and boys should take it.  They teach you to cook and sew which are not bad things to know (even today).  Of course, it would be better if they named the course something else like “How To Live On Your Own And Survive” and some of the boys might take the course.  My sons still do not know how to sew on a button.

Why am I telling you this?  Well the class was supposed to teach us how to sew.  We had to make a dress.  Our moms had to take us to the fabric store to buy the material, thread, buttons, zippers and pattern.  I picked out this simple pattern with cute fabric.  For the next 6 or 8 weeks I learned how to thread a sewing machine, put in a zipper, sew on a button, etc.  My dress came out gorgeous!  Every seam looked perfectly straight.  Every button was exactly where it was supposed to be.  I was meant to work at Simplicity Patterns!  Then I had to try it on.  It would have been gorgeous if one shoulder was just about 2 inches higher than the other.  It also would have helped in one knee was 3 inches lower than the other.  In other words, it would fix Quasimodo perfectly!  Unfortunately my knees and shoulders match.  All I can say it is a good thing I did the cooking section fairly well  because I did pass the course.

Anyway, for those who can not sew you can create awesome quilt patterns with the Christmas Quilt stamp set and matching Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  Forget the sewing machine and just stamp!

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Quilt

  1. Susan I loved the sewing part of Home Ed class. I remember I was going to get inducted into the National Honor Society. To be different I was going to make my dress. You have to remember it was the hippie days.
    It was a wild print and long with a big ruffle on the bottom . It was empire waist with a matching orange ribbon. I cant believe I remember that. I enjoyed sewing more than cooking. I love your card and the colors.


  2. I laughed so hard reading this. We weren’t required to take Home Ec, and since Mom and my grandmother could both sew really well, I learned from them (and in 4-H). I had quite a few sewing catastrophies, but fortunately Mom could fix anything.
    Very cute card! (I think my sewing nightmares are what keep me from buying some sets.) I love your colors- as you know.


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