I don't like sewing on buttons, never have, never will. I've been known to give away blouses in need of a new button or wear a sweater over it so the missing button won't show or if the missing button is low down, just tuck it in unbuttoned.. I know that sewing on a button is easy, it's just one of those jobs I always try to avoid. I'd rather clean toilets than sew on buttons.
That being said, explain to me, because I can't figure it out myself, why I decided to sew buttons on the little "quilt" I'm making.
It's my own design, it didn't have to have buttons. I picked the fabric, the colors, the layout. But while looking at it one day I decided that it needed buttons in the corner of each outer square, and even worse, I decided that each inner square needed a button in each corner. So that's 9 squares each needing 8 buttons, adding up to 72 buttons. It's been horrible, I've sewn them on a few at a time, frequently with help from my cat. I don't sew with a thimble so my fingers are now full of needle holes and there are still 4 more buttons to sew. This has taken months because, as I said earlier, I hate to sew on buttons! I'm guessing that some sewing machines will sew on buttons but I don't think mine does and I can't find the owner's manuel to check on that.
I thought I'd finish it today but the cat insisted that her laying wherever I wanted to sew would help me get it done in no time. Could have thrown her out but I hate doing that, so I left if unfinished, again. I'd like to finish sometime soon as I also have a summer dress almost done and I'd like to get it done before summer is over. Good thing I read the last of the instructions on that because the cat tore those up yesterday. Are we having fun yet?