Episode 486: Tips for Sewing with Kids
We give tips for sewing with children – this is especially handy if you’ll need to entertain kids or grandkids for the holidays. We also share the do’s and don’ts of displaying antique quilts, tips for planning your handmade holiday gift-giving, and some favorite quilty products on our wish list. We also chat with Calico Crossing from Lockhart, Texas, about a fun way they’re making their quilt store mobile.
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Tips for Sewing with Kids
Winter is coming – and if you're like us, you may have kids or grandkids stuck inside the house without many places to go. But being quarantined this winter with the little ones is the perfect opportunity to teach them a new skill. But sewing with kids isn't the easiest. There are special safety precautions to take and changes to make to the machine and other tools to match their ability level. Lindsay shares a few staff-tested tips for sewing with kids, so that both them AND you have fun!
Antique quilts are fun to collect. But they need extra love and care when displaying them in your home. Jody shares 10 do's for displaying your quilts (and a few don'ts), so that you can enjoy your antique quilts, while preserving them for the future.
We know for many of our listeners, the holidays and handmade gifts are already on their minds. There are only 8 weeks until Christmas, so it's the perfect time to get your handmade presents started. Elizabeth shares tips for planning and organizing, so you can actually enjoy the holidays this year without all the stressful last-minute sewing!
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We're all about the quilty gifts right now – both as things to put on your own wish list, but also to give to other sewers in your life!
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Doris highlights how Calico Crossing in Lockhart, Texas, developed a fun new idea to take their quilt shop on their road! Owner Wanda Maas shares how the pandemic brought about a need to serve surrounding communities whose quilt shops have unfortunately had to close their doors. Calico Crossing's Queen Bee is a mobile quilt and gift shop designed to bring quilting supplies, fabric, and notions to the quilting community. Follow the Queen Bee here.