9 giveaways you were raised by a quilter

I raised my girls with certain goals in mind. I only wanted straight A's, immaculate rooms, impeccable behavior and the ability to enjoy a cup of tea with their Mother. I succeeded wildly with the tea drinking and even went on to include coffee. What can I say, I'm an overachiever. Now that we are all older we can laugh about certain events in their childhood and they've agreed to forgive me someday. Ha!

As a result of the memories and the joking I do try to see things from their point of view. Some of their teasing does make sense. Now.

I was thinking about this and realized that they were raised by a quilter. It shapes your childhood in a certain way. And there are experiences that other quilter offspring must understand.

I came up with this list of 9 giveaways you were raised by a quilter. I wonder if you can identify with some of them. Or if you inflicted them on your own children!

1. You never got to have a bedspread, instead there were multiple quilts on your bed. So uncool.

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2. Your linen closet has a shelf of holiday themed handmade pillowcases. And this is after you're married.

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3. Every birthday and holiday was a homemade dress, never the character clothes from Target like the cool kids.

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4. Every single Christmas decoration was homemade. No Mickey Mouse glitter stocking for you. Or your children.

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5. Two words: cloth napkins. (Can't we just throw something away?)

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6. Overkill. When you had to bring in a nap rug with your name on it, your mother went way overboard.

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7. Your Halloween costume was always homemade. Always. You fit right in with your friends.

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8. Wearing matching clothing with your Mother.

The scars will someday heal.

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9. And finally, threads. Everywhere. They were even on freshly washed clothes.

A childhood constant.

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I am back now from channeling my children. I know that they loved growing up in a house that doubled as a sewing workshop. And obviously, I am exaggerating the trials and tribulations they suffered.  Those pins they stepped on just built character, yes?

Plus where else can you get your pants hemmed for free?

Sew happy!

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