Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Married, 3 children, 6 grandchildren. I LOVE to quilt (though I confess to being a newbie)and really enjoy making handbags & totes, tablerunners and stuffed animals. You can find me sitting at my sewing machine early in the morning with my MP3 player in my ears and a cup of coffee. Ü
How many quilts have you made?
5 (I think!)
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Love to make them!
How long have you been a quilter?
Since 2005 with a 1 year "slump".
What is your favorite quilting technique?
My favorite is whatever technique I'm using at the time. Ü
Why do you quilt?
I enjoy the feeling of making something that my family & friends will enjoy
You must have a lot of experience! The Double Wedding Ring and especially the Dear Jane patterns are way too complicated for me! When I first started quilting I fell in love with the Dear Jane pattern, but after seeing the book I was totally overwhelmed! I'm not one to use templates unless I absolutely have to! I love the way we all have our favorite techniques. I do need to step out of my box a bit and try some new things. When I first started quilting and didn't quite know what I was doing I didn't hesitate at all like I do now. My husband says that I need to challenge myself more; that I'm probably bored because I haven't triend anything new in a long time.
When you use precuts, do you mix and match with your yardage? I'm wondering because I prewash my fabrics, but obviously I can't wash the smaller precuts and I'm not sure about using them with prewashed in the same quilt.
Hi June! Well, I'm glad to know there is hope for me to get back to my love of quilting. I never thought this would happen because I was sooooo hooked! It's all I ever thought about. I have a friend here who has been trying to motivate me and I think it's starting to work. For the longest time I didn't think about quilting at all, but lately I've been designing a few patterns for table runners. I thought it would be helpful to start with something small. I actually started choosing fabrics yesterday, so that's an improvement! I guess I was worried that I lost interest and it would never come back again; that's happened with practically every hobby I've ever had. I used to be into card making and scrapbooking, and I never thought I'd lose interest, but sure enough I did. The main thing about quilting is that it's the most expensive hobby I've ever had.
I've downloaded a few bag patterns, but for the most part they're too hard for me. I need to learn how to do regular sewing. There was a fun one called a "Grab Bag" that I got off of the "All People Quilt" page, and that was easy enough for me to do, so I made several. But it wasn't quilted and I'd like to make a quilted bag. I've made two aprons, and looking back I can't believe I made them because they both had gathering, which was hard for me to understand at first.
So, what kinds of quilts do you like making? I generally prefer traditional quilts and I'm not really into applique, but I've tried a few things that called for applique'. I just don't like sewing around the edges!
I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as I do. I'm glad I found it when I did; at the beginning of my slump. I almost feel like an imposter! I look back at things I've made and it seems like someone else must have made them. It's hard to believe I lost interest in the first place! What are you working on now? I'm hoping that by this weekend I have something cut out and ready to sew!
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?
Welcome June...hope you enjoy and learn from this awesome site...as quilters we learn something new during every project or at least i do...I have not been a member long but I'm impressed so far...Marcia
Hi June! I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon. I joined this site back in April in hopes of meeting other quilters; and I've not been disappointed! Once I joined some of the groups it was much easier to meet people; everyone is so friendly and helpful!
I've been quilting for 6 years, but I've been in a slump for the past several months. At first I just couldn't get enough of it...it was like I was addicted or something! And then I suddenly lost interest. I can't figure out why, but that's another reason I came here. I'm hoping the excitement of others will wear off on me!
I normally make lap sized quilts, but I haven't been in the mood to tackle anything very large, so I was thinking about making some table runners or table toppers to sell on Etsy. I would love to make handbags, but I never learned how to sew until I made my first quilt; I've made a few super easy ones, but I'd love to learn how to make one that uses grommets. Do you have some photos of your projects that you can post? One of my favorite things to do here is to view all of the projects people are working on.