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Finishing Your Quilt Is A Good Thing

UFOs, FFOs, WIPs, WTH?

I’ve spent the last month upcycling a wedding dress from 1974 into a dress that the bride would want to wear.  It was quite a challenge, but among other things, I learned how to join lace using the applique method.   I was pretty much immersed in satin and lace, thinking about nothing else.

The dress went home to a very happy bride and I could breathe again.  There was a kind of let down when all was said and done but I woke up the next morning feeling free with a sudden urge to turn my UFO’s (unfinished objects) into FFO”s (finally finished objects).

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It IS Easy Being Green - Stashbusting Makes Great Quilts

I grew up with a mother who lived through The Great Depression which, I’m sure, fostered her frugalness. Nothing was ever wasted. Even the cooking blunders had to be eaten.

Her family made a few pennies donating their cast-off clothing to the rag man. When rag men disappeared, old clothes were passed on to relatives or donated to thrift store like Goodwill.

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UA Crimson Tide T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Rules

I like rules as much as the next person. They’re good for things like driving, keeping the peace, and of course, for sewing.

When I made my first quilt, I didn’t know the rules. I didn’t own a ruler or a rotary cutter. I had scissors but without a pattern, I couldn’t cut a straight line. After that quilt was done, let’s just say that it was time to turn to other sewing.

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Starting a Handbag and Quilt Business

BRAND New

When I first started StitchCraft I did what everyone does and had a website built.

It was great! Eco Web Design did a fabulous job. It listed my services; showed the pictures of all my creations. I was all set for business.

Luckily, I had word-of-mouth business so I had all the alterations and custom sewing I could handle. It almost seemed like maybe I didn’t need the website so it fell by the wayside. I checked it once in a while; Eco made suggestions for updating but I still put it in the back of my mind.

I even went so far as to think the website wasn’t working so I let the domain name lapse.

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