I come from a long line of seamstresses. My Mom 'taught' me to sew by showing me how to thread the machine. That's it! I was on my own after that. Must be genetic, tho, because I took to sewing like a duck on water. Made my kids cloths, curtains, you name it. I never did like sewing clothes for myself. When my sister in law introduced me to quilting, I fell in love and I have been 'on fire' ever since.