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If the Thread Fits…

During this time of working remote, online shopping, and zoom schooling and doctor appointments, having a household full of people most of the day can sometimes be a challenge.  I have recently determined I need at least an hour a day to myself so I am now going to be taking up a new hobby – quilting!  With Winter only a couple months away, we can always use more quilts on cold evenings.


So, time to dust off my sewing machine, find a little space for myself and start a new hobby.  I started with something small, like a face mask.  I mastered that task pretty easily.  For a fleeting moment, all was right with the world.  Then came the bigger project – the quilt.


The quilting world is full of terms, acronyms, and technique names that I definitely am not familiar with.  What is a tiny pizza cutter? A jelly roll pattern? A walking foot?  Then there are the different types of batting: polyester, cotton, cotton/poly blend, wool, bamboo and silk.  I was hit by an overwhelming sense that I may never be able to understand it all.


Well, It took a little while, but now I make a pretty nice quilt.  For every quilt I make, I sew on a Penless Fabric Label. These are so cute and I am able to document who I made the quilt for, when I made it and if it is a gift for someone.  With these fabric labels, I can sew them on the inside of a beach bag I am giving to my niece or onto a stuffed animal that I’m giving to my baby nephew.  The possibilities are endless!



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