I have always been attracted to fabrics – often buying them without any idea of what to do with them. I once recovered the fabric cabinets of my state agency cubicle. That got some stares 🙂 All roads were pointing to sewing, but I just never tried it. Early in my schooling, I chose other courses besides Home Economics. As I grew older, the investment to just try the hobby seemed large – I needed to buy a sewing machine, supplies, and find a teacher. And honestly, sewing seemed like an “old woman’s” hobby (more to come on this). So, at the age of 41, I casually told my crafty neighbor that I wish I could make quilts, and the next thing I know I have a sewing machine on my kitchen table! Lori told me to obtain 3 yards of baby flannel fabric and she’d bring over the rest. She loaned me a basic Singer machine, cutting pad, and a rotary cutter and offered great instruction.
I started with a baby flannel rag quilt, purchasing fabrics from fabric.com. That was the most fun! The herringbone fabric frayed more than I thought it would and that was a lesson learned, but overall the process was fantastic!