Monday, March 23, 2009

Note to self... Don't try and hand stitch quilt binding for five hours straight or a pinched nerve will result.

Last week was a flurry of activity. One of my friends I made a quilt for wanted me to show off my stuff to her friends. In an effort to have a wide variety of things to show, I pretty much marathon quilted for several days. The final day, Friday, ended in me spending from 6 pm to 11 pm sewing the binding on more than one quilt.

The show Saturday was great. Several of the women were interested in the "baby clothes" quilts. There was a fantastic turnover and one even wanted a king size quilt for her bed. Whoot! We'll see what pans out.

With all the sewing, my machine finally bit the dust. To finish the final project, I pulled out my grandmother's sewing maching. Fortuantely, Thursday my new machine arrives. Until then, I'm on sewing hiatus to let my hand/wrist heal.

What's coming my way? A Brother PQ-1500S High Speed Straight Stitch Sewing Machine:



She's a beaut, eh?

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Over the next few days, I'll be putting some of my quilts on etsy. I'm looking to make room for more...

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4 comments:

Hannah said...

Congrats on the new sewing addition! =)

Re: your question about the dress fabric...I wrapped a wide satin ribbon around the hem. Pins left marks, so I resorted to some double-sided washable tape. The ribbon still puckered some, but it kept the tulle and ribbon in place while I sewed. But yes, it was a bit of a pain to work with!

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Tree said...

Cannot wait to see it on Etsy!

I hope you recover quickly. YAY for your new investment!

Jems said...

I'm waiting for the opening of your factory with a few more of those babies being operated - I can see a major empire building here!!

Hope your finger heals quick - that must have been some working you were doing there to strain it so much.