There are so many inaccurate stereotypes about people who sew and quilt, I’m breaking down the Top 5 right here on Sewing Report! What are misconceptions you’ve had firsthand experience with?
#1 – Sewing is for old people
#2 – All forms of sewing are the same
#3 – You sell what you make
#4 – Jo-Ann’s is where all fabric lives
#5 – Sewing is “just a hobby”
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Love this! And I aint no grandma! haha 😉
So true! I had some one ask the other day what I do for a living and I said I’m a quilting instructor. She had two responses, ” you are so young!” And ” I should just have you make my clothes. ? Not.Going.to.happen.
Loved this video! So true! hahaha especially the first one!
Erin Ptacek says
Thanks for the Cotton & Steel tip. Which I express half-sarcastically because… well, stash. One thing that’s always struck me is how people don’t understand the engineering component of taking a more or less two dimensional object and making it into something that goes nicely over an asymmetrical three dimensional object. Where none of the three dimensional things are alike or have straight lines. Bonus points for using the properties of the fabric and the seams to make something visually interesting in a way that’s never been done before (like the top you’re wearing in this video).
Greg B says
I am a man who makes quilts for people on chemo, or other medical conditions. Also I am Not gay. So there a two stereo-types that I run into. I have even had quilts shops refuse to let me buy fabric, or ask me to wait over in the TV lounge. The reactions I get are sad and sometimes down right funny.
I think you’ve just captured the answer pertecfly