Can you imaging paying just $3 or less for a new, unused quilting pattern? For a limited time, I’m offering Quilting Pattern Grab Bags where *I* choose the titles, and *you* reap the savings. You don’t need to spend $8, $9 or $10 on just ONE pattern. With this special sale, you can get 4 or 8 new patterns at a deep discount!
I’m so excited! I’ve got a secret. It’s a fun one, I promise, although I can’t tell you about it just yet. But it DOES have to do with my journey as a quilter.
In case you didn’t know, I started quilting as a hobby back in the 1980s. My first quilt was a hand-pieced, hand-quilted quilt-as-you-go log cabin. This was back when we had to weave our own cloth and carve our needles out of animal bones…
‘Measure twice, cut once’ is a phrase I originally heard watching woodworking and home improvement shows like ‘This Old House’. But the same adage applies to quilting.
To save yourself a lot of heartache (not to mention fabric), never, Never, NEVER assume a quilting pattern is 100% correct! EVERYONE makes mistakes, and especially in the case of FREE patterns you find online, there are often errors. Sometimes it’s a simple typo, other times the math has not been checked carefully and you may find yourself short of fabric or having cut some pieces the wrong size.
Serious quilters aren’t content to stay home and work by themselves. No, we love to pack up all of our belongings and travel to classes and retreats and workshops. Well, I’m not sure we *love* the PACKING and HAULING part. But attending a quilting related event with other like-minded souls is worth the inconvenience. Of course we do try to find easy ways to tote our entire sewing rooms with us – rolling bags for sewing machines, oversized tote bags for mats and rulers, tool boxes for cutters and rippers and other notions.