During the days of working from home and online schooling, I have found that having a household full of people all day long can sometimes be a challenge. I quickly realized I needed at least an hour a day to myself, as not to go completely crazy. I decided to take up a new hobby – quilting! I found myself loving this new challenge and now that the kids are (finally) back to in person learning, I have continued quilting 🧵
After finding and claiming a space in my house that is just mine, I set up my sewing machine and organized all my fabrics. 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’m definitely 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 attach a video so I can 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 also 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!